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Mineral powder

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Mineral powder

Mineral powders began their journey more then 10 years ago, because the skin of woman become more and more sensitive to dermatological peelings. Mineral powders are so impeccable that we could sleep with them. The point is in their immobility: mineral particles that are in them stay on the skin surface and don’t irritate our skin even if the skin is very sensitive. But that is not the only good feature about them.

What is the difference between mineral powder and stone powder?

The difference is in effect. Powder in stone is usually used in the end as icing on the cake. It is used as a completion to the ongoing powder to achive a matte finish, it must be transparent or gently colored. We don’t accept it from him that this powder will cover everyting and feel comfortable on the skin.
Mineral powder is a complete opposite. It should replace both liquid foundation and matt powders, it must be applied directly to damp skin. These powders are called ‘mineral base powders’ precisely because they summarize all the characteristics of a good base: they are good coverable, comfortable and easy to apply.

Mineral foundation really represents a complete new concept that aims to combine the best features of traditional liquid foundations and dust powders.

Mandatory components of minerals

Manufacturers discovered minerals as the most suitable particles for creamy texture of foundation, that does not weigh down the skin and creates the right amount of powdery satin appearance.  With mineral foundation they achived the most optimum covering of the skin. To reach the oily and ‘nice’ structure, they also add in foundation boron nitrite and bismuth oxychloride, they also add in an interesting dusty powder, that feels like cream.

Another, very fashionable effect with mineral powders is that in the end we don’t get matte look, which is usually created with regular powders, mineral powders gives you gentle satin and glowy look. As regards colors there are less shades as with traditional foundations. Blue color is not found with mineral powders.

That is why companies provided new recipes that have pigments that are available just to them. However, all mineral foundations that are on the market are not a hundred percent mineral. Some pigments are wrapped in a silicone coating to improve applying and reach glossy look, others are adding wax so the powder would not be smashed around.