Made from ethically-sourced minerals like mica, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide, mineral makeup has many more benefits for your skin than regular makeup. Suitable for sensitive complexions, discover the key benefits of mineral foundation that might help you make the switch.
Used in partnership with your daily SPF, mineral makeup foundation can help defend your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. There are two types of sunscreen—physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreen contains ingredients that absorb the sun’s rays, while physical sunscreen blocks the sun, deflecting UVA and UVB rays. The perfect mineral foundation if you're looking for added SPF protection will be Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18. Or for a hint of a tint with higher factor SPF, try C-Shield Anti Pollution Moisture Tint.
Traditional cosmetics often contain talc—a bulking agent that leads to a formula that’s heavier and less pigmented. With a poorly pigmented foundation, you'll need to layer more product to get your desired look and coverage. All our products are talc-free, so you never have to worry about toxicity or bulky, heavy textures.
"With HD cameras you can see everything,” says Stephanie Panek, Key Makeup Artist on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. “A makeup artist has to go in and cover any spots, flaws or discoloration with makeup so that it doesn't show on camera.” She loves using mineral powder foundations because of their natural, full coverage look. "Two of my male actors do not like to wear makeup but allow me to use the mineral foundations because it’s fast, gives full coverage, and it doesn't look like they are wearing makeup." Try our HD Mineral Foundation Stick for the perfect photo-finish.
The best foundation is one that you apply and forget. However, many traditional foundations contain talc, which feels heavy on the skin. Traditional foundation also commonly settles into fine lines and wrinkles, which can cause creasing. Mineral makeup is like a second skin, with a barely-there feel.
Oily, dry, or combination, mineral makeup foundation works well for every skin type. However, your skin type will determine the manner in which you apply your foundation. It's essential for all skin types to moisturize every morning before applying makeup, so the minerals have a hydrated surface to lie on. For oily and combination skin, use a mattifying powder on your T-zone to keep the midday oil at bay, and for dry skin, use a hydrating mist to hydrate your minerals and refresh your skin.
Since mineral makeup is free of skin-irritating ingredients like talc and chemical dyes, it's a good choice for those with sensitive skin. Minerals are non-occlusive, allowing skin to breathe and function normally without being suffocated. Dermatologists and skincare professionals often use mineral makeup to help protect their clients’ sensitive skin. It effectively helps cover and correct surface redness to conceal the side effects.
Mineral makeup is good for acne-prone skin for the same reason mineral makeup is good for rosacea. With a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula, mineral foundation won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts.
Makeup artists often use mineral makeup on set because it creates a smooth, even complexion and it lasts. Michelle Radow, makeup artist of HBO's The Brink, says, "Glo Skin Beauty products are such high quality, you can feel it during the application process and see it after a 14 hour shooting day." Wear your mineral foundation with primer to make it last even longer.
Makeup artists and derms alike love how skin looks and feels after mineral makeup application. Natural oxides and micro minerals cover and replenish skin, without clogging pores or weighing skin down.