What's the difference between mineral and traditional makeup?

Still do not know what type of makeup to use? Mineral or "traditional"? At KOKO news we tell you the differences, the results, the finishes, the advantages, and disadvantages.

For some years now mineral makeup has become very fashionable. It has certain differences with normal and traditional makeup, which we will tell you next. In principle, mineral makeup is usually less aggressive and more natural than normal makeup. Mineral makeup contains certain active ingredients that are very good for the skin, such as zinc oxide, micro powders, organic oils ... If you still don't know what to wear makeup, we want to clear up some doubts.

What's the Difference Between Mineral Makeup and Regular Makeup?

Traditional or normal makeup

Traditional makeup often contains preservatives and chemicals that can eventually harm your skin. These ingredients can cause: irritation, clogging of pores, pimples, acne, and redness. If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin it can be more affected by these makeups. Mineral makeup, on the other hand, tends to respect the health of your skin. It is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. Mineral makeup is naturally preserved and many of them already come with sun protection. It also creates a barrier between the skin and free radicals letting the skin breathe. 

Traditional makeup

Also, Traditional makeup may contain bismuth oxychloride. This ingredient is a white powder base, which is mineral, but not natural. This substance can irritate the skin. Many ingredients in normal makeup contain toxic substances that can harm your skin. Such as formaldehyde, petrolatum, parabens, diethanolamine, isopropyl alcohol, mercury, lead, siloxanes, propylene glycol…. Try to avoid them whenever you can. The ingredients are indicated in the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients).

Mineral makeup may be a good option for sensitive skin

Mineral makeup

Meanwhile, mineral makeup does not contain these ingredients, or fragrances or synthetic dyes. Many dermatologists recommend it, especially for problematic skin. Mineral makeup contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that have great anti-inflammatory effects, which is why they are highly recommended for people with very sensitive skin, acne, or rosacea.

Mineral makeup

In addition, it is not comedogenic, that is, it does not clog the pores.

However, mineral makeup also has some disadvantages or differences from traditional makeup in terms of finishes. It highlights fine lines and wrinkles, accentuates dry areas of the skin and pores (it does not have to happen on all skin types). If you have brown or dark skin it takes a little more to find the right shade for your tone. Another “difference” is that by not having preservatives, you are more at risk of contamination than normal makeup. As for the aesthetic difference and the final result, both makeups are very similar.

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