What can Iron oxides do for your skin? What can Iron oxides do for your skin?

What can Iron oxides do for your skin?

Iron oxides are a common compound in skincare, but do you know what they do to your skin?

 What can Iron oxides do for your skin?

Iron oxides are compounds derived from minerals, in fact, they are similar to rust, which is why it is usually used to give pigment to skincare components. But don't worry you will not be applying rust to your complexion, they are commercially made in a lab. They are usually red, yellow and black.

What can Iron oxides do for your skin?

Apart from giving cosmetics a particular color, iron oxides protect your skin from visible light which can also be harmful and sunscreen containing iron oxides are more effective at preventing dark spots and hyperpigmentation

Iron oxides have also proved to be effective at protecting your skin from the damaging blue light from screens

They can also even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of imperfections because of its reflective properties. 

Are there side effects to using iron oxides?

 Iron oxides are a common compound in skincare, but do you know what they do to your skin?

No, the good thing is that iron oxides cannot hurt your skin in any way and the truth is that you've been probably using iron oxides all along. They are present in foundations, tinted sunscreens, bb creams and cc creams.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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