From food to cosmetics and skincare, consumers are demanding to know the ingredients in the products they put in and on their bodies. More than ever before there is increased interest in health and wellness, which includes avoiding certain ingredients such as preservatives, parabens and silicones.

The beauty of mineral make up is its multifunctional nature; not only does it provide coverage, but it tends to be full of ingredients that are good for your skin while also letting it breathe.
Read on for five benefits of mineral make up!

1. Less likely to encourage bacterial growth

Not only does mineral make up have a lower chance of bacterial growth, it has a longer shelf life than other cosmetics. This is especially appealing for those who may not wear a full face of cosmetics daily.

2. More resilient to various climates

Have you ever spent an hour on your make up, only to step outside into Scotland’s moisture-filled air, ruining it in less time than it took to do? Mineral make up is naturally able to withstand the weather, rain or shine.

3. Better at concealing signs of ageing

Fine lines and wrinkles are just a fact of life, but it doesn’t mean you always want to highlight them! Many traditional forms of make up can settle into wrinkles, drawing attention to them. Mineral make up interacts with light, creating a soft focus and making skin look brighter.

4. A little goes a long way

The beauty of mineral make up is that it’s all about layering to the level of coverage needed. That means it works for everyone, whether you only need evening out or you’re looking to conceal major post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

5. It’s good for your skin

Mineral make up includes ingredients such as mica, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which have anti-inflammatory benefits that can help many skin issues. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide also are used in sunscreen because they protect skin from sun damage.
Heavy foundations can often be full of comedogenic ingredients, which are fine for some people, but can cause even more of the blemishes they wanted to conceal in the first place. Mineral make up doesn’t have this issue and it allows skin to breathe. This is an extra benefit for those with acne because oxygen helps kill the bacteria that causes acne.


Next time you’re visiting one of our Salons, ask your Therapist to help you find the perfect match for your complexion from our favourite make up line, bareMinerals. Or, book an appointment for a more thorough one-on-one chat about the best make up for you. Also, you’ll notice that we’re currently adding ingredient lists to all of our products in the online Shop so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.


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