Do you recognize this? Too much choice, soooo many products... What to choose off all these make-up products? We provide you five tips that may help you selecting the right products.
1. Know your skin
2. Non-comedogenic products
3. What about mineral make-up?
What is it?
Mineral make-up consists of minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide that are micronized, ground and milled into tiny particles and are used as a cosmetic ingredient. Mineral make-up contains a limited amount of ingredients and is more kind to sensitive skin types. However, it is important to read the label when buying mineral make-up. Choose a ‘100% mineral product’ instead of ‘mineral enriched’ products. ‘Mineral enriched products’ or ‘liquid formulations’ of mineral make-up may still contain ingredients such as preservatives, fragrances etc. and have no added value compared to traditional make-up.
- Contains a limited amount of ingredients and is therefore better tolerated by sensitive skin types.
- Zinc and titanium dioxide scatter sunlight and act as a sunscreen, protecting your skin from damaging UV light.
- A 100% mineral make-up will not clog pores and is safe to use for people with acne prone skin.
- Feels weightless and light on your skin
- Mineral makeup can often be drying for your skin, making the appearance of wrinkles more prominent.
- Not all mineral cosmetics are 100% pure.
- Minerals are natural, but that does not mean that all mineral cosmetics are 100% natural products
- Finding the right color match for your skin tone may be challenging.
4. Is organic make-up better?
Not necessarily! It is a misconception to think that organic or natural is always better for your skin. Some considerations need to be taken into account:
1) The definition of ‘organic’ and ‘natural’
There is no regulation for companies to add the term ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ on their products. Some cosmetics contain natural ingredients, which doesn’t actually tell anything about how many, or what percentage, of its total ingredients are indeed natural. Therefore, it is difficult for a consumer to know which products are 100% natural or organic and which brands just use the term as a marketing strategy. Only brands that can give a clear definition offer products that actually means something.
2) Natural does not mean ‘safe’!
Natural ingredients are also chemicals, just as synthetic molecules. There are plenty of naturally produced toxic compounds, so ‘natural’ says nothing about the safety of an ingredient.
3) The dose
Dose really matters! Some ingredients – both synthetic and natural - are dangerous, but only in high doses. Therefore, low concentrations of the ingredient are still safe to use. For example, if we look at preservatives: there are both natural and synthetic preservatives on the market. Some synthetic preservatives are very effective in a very low dose while they are still replaced by natural preservatives with are less effective, even in a high dose.
Are you interested in this topic? Soon we will publish a blog that elaborates on the subject 'organic and natural skin care'.
After all, we are beautiful just the way we are. :) A little bit of make-up is okay but do not exaggerate! Moreover, it is also very important to take care of your skin on a daily basis. A good daily routine can give your skin a natural glow, so you don’t have to wear make-up! A good skincare routine starts with nourishing and hydrating basic products that suit your skin. Moreover, a daily and mild cleansing of the skin is also indispensable.
Are you still looking for the perfect basic products in your daily routine? Nomige understands better than anyone what your skin needs. We make personalised skin care products and carefully select ingredients that suit your skin. In doing so we take into account your DNA, as well as your lifestyle. This exact approach will revitalise your skin, making it radiant and in so doing visibly reduce the signs of ageing.