The Benefits of Using Natural Look Mineral Makeup by Herbs of Grace, Inc. By Vanessa Nixon Klein, Owner, Herbs of Grace, Inc.

Most commercial makeup is full of unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients such as artificial dyes and fragrances, synthetic preservatives, oils, and fillers. All of these things can wreak havoc on the delicate skin of your face. What’s the alternative for those of us who are very particular about what we put in and on our bodies? All- natural mineral makeup.

Mineral makeup is made from naturally occurring minerals such as titanium dioxide, mica powder and iron oxides that have been used in cosmetics for thousands of years. Titanium dioxide is naturally anti-inflammatory and a natural sunscreen. It is perfect for acne or rosacea prone skin, inflammatory skin conditions, and post-surgical or post- chemical peel skin as the natural minerals can help reduce irritation and redness. Mineral make-up is ideal for sensitive skin and is suitable for all skin types.

Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Makeup is fragrance free, oil free, cruelty free and contains no fillers or synthetic dyes or preservatives. And, because it is a powder, there is no risk of spoilage or oxidization. It is very water resistant and much more forgiving than most commercial make-up in that each shade can be used on a wide variety of skin tones. This is because the natural minerals reflect light instead of absorbing it the way other make-up does. This also results in a more healthy, bright, radiant appearance.

Other mineral make-up companies sometimes use Ferric Ferrocyanide, which is a controversial toxic substance, Bismuth Oxychloride, which can be irritating to the skin, Carmine, which is crushed and extracted from a variety of beetle and cheap fillers such as talc, which has respiratory health risks. Be assured that Herbs of Grace never uses these ingredients and goes to great lengths to make sure all ingredients are pure, natural and of the highest quality.

Another wonderful benefit of using mineral cosmetics is that they can be applied wet or dry, with a brush or make-up sponge and can provide complete, lightweight coverage ranging from sheer to opaque depending on your application method.

This easy to use, long-lasting make-up not only provides a youthful, vibrant glow to your skin but it is extremely versatile. Herbs of Grace Natural Skin Mineral Make-up Powder/Foundation can be used as concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen all in one. Designed to let your natural beauty shine through, this make-up is formulated in small batches to ensure quality and purity.

Herbs of Grace Natural Color Mineral Make-up shades can be used for a wide variety of uses. This versatile product may be used wet or dry as eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow liner, blush, bronzer, lipstick, lip liner or body shimmer. The colors are sheer and may be applied and combined in layers for an opaque effect. The pure, natural shades are formulated in small batches to compliment the skin, not hide it. You’ll love the radiant glow of your skin after using this make-up!

Let your natural beauty shine through with
Natural Look Mineral Makeup™, by Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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