Why Mineral Makeup?

Most women wear makeup. Its a daily routine that makes them feel and look naturally glamorous.

Makeup usually contains many harmful chemicals and substances that penetrate through the skin and into our blood stream. This can cause allergies, sensitivities and other unpleasant effects.

Here is a list of the leading chemical substances found in makeup:

  • Parabens – Chemical preservatives found in most liquid and cream cosmetic products. Parabens dry the skin, cause allergies and accelerate the aging process.  Lately they have been related to cancer search and it is an increasing trend in cosmetic companies to remove them from their products.
  • Mineral oil – A kerosene by-product used widely to bind pigment in makeup products. It clogs the pores and prevents oxygen supply to the skin. That increases acne outbursts, irritates the skin and accelerates the aging process.
  • Talc – A cheap mineral that exists in high concentrations in most makeup products to increase volume. It dehydrates the skin, clogs pores and accelerates the aging process. In powder based products it increases the appearance of wrinkles and dryness.
  • Lead – Found in Most lipsticks. Known for causing headaches, weakness, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. The FDA issued an official warning concerning the use of lead in lipsticks.
  • Artificial Fragrance – Most fragrances are manufactured out of chemicals that penetrate the blood stream and Respiratory system. They can cause allergies, irritations, and even cancer. Note that Gaya Cosmetics’ Skincare contains fragrance and stabilizers, but they are very mild and especially developed to prevent damage.
  • Synthetic colors – Like in the food industries, artificial coloring can also be found in makeup products. Most artificial colors are kerosene based and can cause allergic reactions and skin diseases.
  • Vaseline – Another kerosene by-product used as a lubricant in most lip products.

The benefits of mineral makeup are that it does not make use of those harmful chemicals and substances. Our mineral makeup does not harm the skin and keeps it healthy and radiant.

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