Mineral Makeup for Acne
Mineral makeup is all the rage for acne prone skin, as well 
as for people with rosacea or other skin conditions. That is in addition to people who just have normal skin who want to have a natural look.

With so many  companies coming out with so-called "mineral makeup", how can you choose which one is best for you?

First, know that companies can call their product a mineral makeup even if there are synthetic ingredients in it. There are no set regulations and when a product says that it contains pure minerals, it may also contain things like bismuth oxychloride (a known skin irritant), parabens or other binding agents. However, if an ingredient is last on the list on the label it may be included in such a small quantity that it does not irritate your skin. That will depend on how sensitive your skin is. Do not be drawn into buying a brand simply because it is cheaper or well-known. Read the labels carefully. Usually, the less ingredients a product has, the less potential there is that there will be one that will aggravate your acne.

When you go to buy mineral makeup, use the following guidelines to help you evaluate the different product lines:

1. Natural sunscreen (titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide)

2. No bismuth oxychloride (many drugstore brands contain this and it can irritate your skin and cause cystic acne)

3. No fragrances

4. Pure minerals (except bismuth)

5. Lots of color options for mineral foundation makeup to match your skin tone

6. Oil control options (for example, finishing powders like a mineral veil)

7. Hydrating options (just make sure they are non-comedogenic)

8. Mineral concealers

9. Blush, bronzer, and other mineral makeup options to complete your look

10. Good, natural bristle and synthetic brushes (different shapes and sizes for different applications)

 Some mineral makeup lines do contain a few individual items with irritating ingredients, even if their foundation is safe. For example, an illuminating veil may contain mica, which can catch in pores and irritate some people's skin. I have also found mineral makeup lines in which all products are safe except for one or two. You can not be complacent and trust that every item in a product line is safe for you. Read every label.

While everyone's skin is different and reacts differently to each brand, I have found the Bare
Escentuals bareMinerals line to be the best in combining quality and value. If you are not familiar with it, it is also often referred to as bare essentials or bare minerals. The quality is excellent in terms of application, finish, and ingredients. The price is also reasonable compared to other high quality brands. In addition, they have a full line of colors, finishing powders, eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, lipsticks, eyeliners, brow colors, skin care, and many more. If you have never used mineral makeup before, start with a Get Started Kit. Even if you do not use every item in the kit, it is a terrific value compared to buying the individual items. If you are very oily and sensitive, go for their new bareMinerals MATTE foundation along with the kit. It is still a great value.

If you have acne prone skin and have had trouble finding makeup that gives you good coverage without irritating your skin, give mineral makeup a try. If something is that popular, it is usually because it works.

You can read a complete review of Bare Escentuals bareMinerals mineral makeup at
Best Mineral Makeup


Another useful article to read is Mineral Makeup and Acne


Sharyn Sheldon is a corporate learning consultant and mother of three teenagers who has battled acne most of her life. As a makeup lover, she is always on the lookout for great makeup that will not only conceal acne, but achieve any look desired without aggravating acne further.


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