Mica In Mineral Makeup – Is It Safe?
Mica is a key ingredient in mineral makeup, giving us the natural, glowing look that we have come to love in mineral makeup.
Every so often someone will ask me about the safety of the ingredient mica. Somewhere along the line, mica’s reputation has been damaged.
How do these rumors get started? This is crazy making stuff!
Mica is indeed safe.
It has been used for decoration from the time we have lived in caves. In fact, mica is not only in mineral makeup but in most makeup products on the market today. It is what gives us pure pigment color. You would be hard pressed to find a mineral makeup with out mica, nor a line of makeup that did not contain any mica at all.
With out mica, you need dyes and lakes to color your makeup products. Those are the ingredients to be wary of. Those are the ingredients many of you have a sensitivity to.
Not natural mineral pigments.
Mica in mineral makeup is safe, it is dyes and lakes (cosmetic colorants) of which you need to be concerned.
What Is Mica?
Look here to see what mica is, but essentially it is a mineral mined from the earth.
A high quality, non-nano particle mica will be irritant free for most and is safe. It will also give you the beautiful complexion, along with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (other key mineral makeup ingredients) that you will fall in love with.
Now really, where does this end. Can I just wear my makeup and be in peace? Can I now?
I firmly believe mineral makeup to be the best, safest and most natural option for us that exists. If I did not, I would bring something else into the shop to replace it. No harm done.
Our mineral ingredient listing:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc, Iron oxides, Ultramarine blue, Chromium green, Silica
No nano particles in our minerals.
And finally, read what the Beauty Brains have to report about the safety of loose mineral makeup. Backed by proven science.
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