Mineral Makeup 101

Hey Move Mavens!

Hope it's been a lovely week in your world. In my world, it definitely has been. Lots of Move Makeup projects on the horizon and I can barely wait to share them with you. Alas, I will have to though - I don't want to ruin future fun ;-). And now on to today's share.

I know that many of you may already know how awesome mineral makeup is and may have already been shaking your heads yes in glowing approval when you found out that Move Makeup is mineral based. I chose a mineral base for my line on purpose, not just because it was 'in', but because it's just so good. My Chem E AND my Esthy brain both agreed - minerals is the way to create a safe, long lasting, sweatproof makeup line - the kind that could rival any non-natural sweatproof goo out there.

But I realize there are those of you who may not yet know why minerals are my choice.  Plus, everyone can stand a little refreshing and reminding along the way. So we are going to talk about three reasons why mineral makeup is the bomb dot com. Specifically, today we are going to talk about mineral makeup (and thus my makeup's) nifty little benefit of having a natural sunscreen built right into it. Let me explain.

Summer Day Fun! Who wants to worry about sunburn after a bike ride on the beach?

Summer Day Fun! Who wants to worry about sunburn after a bike ride on the beach?

Mineral makeup is a natural sunscreen.
Two of the major ingredients of mineral makeup are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Along with being the reasons why mineral makeup has such great coverage, these minerals are physical blocks to the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. These are the rays that damage the skin and can potentially lead to skin cancer. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide literally act as tiny barriers on the surface of your skin that block these rays from penetrating. Because zinc and titanium dioxide sit on top of the skin, they are nonirritating, non-comedogenic, and non-allergenic. It's like putting an impermeable mask all over your face that lets it breath but protects it from the elements. This natural physical blocking of the sun's rays is much better for you than using a chemical block (these are often found in non-mineral cosmetics) because chemical blocks can absorb into the skin. It's still unknown whether this absorption can cause health problems down the line or not.

This is just one of the benefits of mineral makeup. In future articles, I'll talk about others so be sure that you are on the email list so that you don't miss it. Sign up by clicking here.

In the meantime, I made this little graphic for you so that you an easily remember at least 3 of the reasons why you should be using mineral makeup - preferably Move Makeup mineral makeup ;-). You're welcome doll faces!