The latest craze in the cosmetic industry is perhaps the use of mineral makeup. There are a number of advantages as well as disadvantages that are generally associated with the use of mineral makeup. The main reason for the widespread acceptance of mineral makeup is simply due to its smooth texture.
Natural minerals are mainly used for the purpose of making mineral makeup. The natural minerals are mostly taken from the surface of the earth and are ground into a fine powdery substance. It is possible to manufacture makeup of different colors by mixing minerals in various proportions.
There is no real need to manufacture the makeup substances from chemicals and dyes as natural minerals are considered to be the best possible choice.
Primary Ingredients In Makeup
One of the most common forms of an ingredient that is used for forming makeup items is the castor oil. Castor oil as well as its related derivatives are also used for the formation of makeup items for women. The main reason as to why castor oil is used as a chief ingredient is simply because of its “non- comedogenic” nature.
The “non-comedogenic” nature of castor oil ensures that castor oil do not contribute to any type of undue pain. There are certain varieties of sophisticated skin care products that are made from Cerebrosides. Cerebrosides are considered to be extremely helpful in retaining moisture as well as ensuring a smooth skin.
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Talc is considered to be yet another makeup ingredient that is used by most makeup chemists. Talc is practically found all over the world. The type of talc that is used in the cosmetic industry is of superior quality. It is a fact worth mentioning that the talc used for making the makeup items for women are not known to have any hazardous effects. Most people consider talc to be a harmful ingredient as it is made from asbestos.
Apart from talc another ingredient used as a chief ingredient of makeup is mica. Mica is better known as potassium aluminum silicate and is considered to be more translucent compared to talc. Another well-known type of mica that is available is known as Sericite. There is no real need to opt for other specialty fillers as one can prepare almost every possible formula using an appropriate combination of talc and mica.
Apart from the above-mentioned used ingredients, one can also make use of other formulation finishers including emulsifiers, preservatives and fragrances. Claims ingredient is also considered to be another well-known formulation finisher that forms a part of the makeup items for women.
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Inorganic as well as organic mineral pigments are also used as the primary ingredients for formulating makeup items for women. Inorganic mineral pigments mostly contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide and ultramarine. Organic pigments mainly contain AZO colorants, Xanthenes and Anthraquinone.
Apart from the above-mentioned organic pigments some of the other items that are used for the formation of organic pigments include various natural colorants as well. Color matching can pose a real challenge for the makeup chemists while preparing the makeup items.
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