Natural cosmetics are defined as ingredients derived directly from plants or minerals. The concept of mineral make-up is not new, and dates back to ancient civilisations crushing up earth minerals to use for skin discolouration and beauty – think cleopatras kohl eyes. Choosing what you put on your skin is very important as your skin is the biggest organ of your body and it absorbs what you apply to it!
Do you use make up daily?
If the answer is yes, than think about what you apply to your skin everyday and the potential chemicals it’s absorbing.
What to look out for in ingredients
It’s hard to navigate cosmetics labels with all the ingredients contained! Here is a little list of ones to avoid when checking your cosmetics labels:
- Synthetic colours
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
- Propylene glycol
Aggressive ingredients can be ageing and cause irritation and allergies. Aside from the most concerning risks of toxic ingredients they can also cause skin irritation, allergies and enhance ageing.
The low-down on the ingredients we use and why
Here are some of the ingredients find in our make up and the benefits:
Zinc oxide – for its sun protection qualities, soothing to inflammation
Mica – for its anti-ageing properties and to reflect light off the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores.
Kaolin clay – to absorb excess oils, refine pores and help to clear breakouts
Iron oxide – for perfect colour matching
Shea Butter – moisturising vitamins and fatty acids
Apricot Kernel Oil – rich in vitamin k, reduces dark circles
Green Tea Extract – high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants
Kakadu plum – high in vitamin c and antioxidants to help restore skin elasticity
Respect the natural balance of your skin. Choose natural.
Not sure where to start or have some favourite brands you can’t seem to find something that matches. Finding a new foundation is probably one of the most daunting tasks. Luckily mineral foundations have light reflecting properties and are light and silky to blend with your skin. If you’re unsure which colour to choose, send us a message and we’ll be happy to guide you.