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Are Mineral face powders a natural cosmetic product?

The most significant advancement for the natural cosmetic products industry over the past few years has undoubtedly been mineral face powders. But like any cosmetic product, natural or not, the use of potentially toxic ingredients by manufactures requires us to read labels diligently and look for the real truth behind health claims.

Mineral makeup does not need to contain skin irritants such as nanoparticles., preservatives, bismuth, talc, dyes, parabens, carmine and fragrances and it can be manufactured paraben free. An increasing number of manufacturers are developing products that are all natural, mineral based and truly beneficial to the skin.

Authentic natural cosmetic products will use ingredients such as Kaolin for absorbency. Titanium dioxide offers UV protection and sheer coverage, while serecite mica provides a silky shimmer. Zinc oxide is another miracle ingredient in quality truly natural cosmetic mineral face powders providing soothing anti-inflammatory effects.

Many leading brands contain these skin-loving ingredients but also include a long list of skin irritating ingredients that are best avoided.

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Lindy Schneider is a writer and researcher with a keen interest in health, wellbeing and natural childcare. She is an advocator of a chemical-free lifestyle in the best interests of her family, the community and a sustainable world. She lives in the Yarra Valley with her partner and two young children.

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