The two main ingredients of mineral make up, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are used as active ingredients in conventional sunscreens. Unlike the organic sun-blocking agents used in many sunscreens, these metal oxides do not degrade with exposure to sunlight. The best thing about Mixology mineral foundation is that it has none of the additives, such as PABA, parabens and synthetic fillers that conventional sunscreens have. Not all mineral foundations are created equal and looking at the ingredient label will be your indicator. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc oxide should be the first two ingredients (Inorganic particulates that reflect, scatter, and absorb UV light.) There should be no Bismuth Oxychloride, a by product of lead and copper processing it's a known skin irritant, no talc, a carcinogen, no parabens, no synthetic colors, FD&C, and no carmine, an animal byproduct used for color.
Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occuring mineral that exists in the earth's surfaces. It is the 2nd most refractive index next to diamonds! It is non irritating and a full spectrum sun shield. It also provides great coverage when used in foundations. Zinc Oxide is also a mineral that has calming properties and is especially good for acne and rosacea prone skin. It's great for blocking UV light and has enormous ability to bend light making it a great sunscreen. With these two main ingredients in foundations it will be a healthier choice for sunscreen year round. Wearing mineral foundation can actually lighten the face over a period of time.
So choose to use a healthier alternative for your facial sunscreen this summer..... your face will thank you for it!
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