The Benefits of Using Mineral Make-Up During the Cooler Season
Posted on 26 June 2018
When creating our mineral makeup range, my focus was always centred on being able to offer products that not only enhanced your natural beauty, but also looked after your skin. I wanted to be able to offer an exciting alternative to ‘mainstream’ brands without the potential harmful and toxic ingredients, but were still high in quality and performance. Our SCOUT Mineral makeup does all this and more, making it the healthier choice, whilst offering a number of different benefits for your skin.
A major difference between mineral makeup and conventional makeup is that it uses as little artificial ingredients as possible. Our mineral makeup range uses natural ingredients and is free from toxic substances typically found in other makeup products such as parabens, fillers, artificial fragrances, mineral oils, talc, synthetic dyes, or preservatives. You can be sure that you are only applying the safest products that are kind to your skin as our range is also 100% vegan and cruelty free, so you are also being kind to the environment.
One of my favourite things about mineral makeup is that it can be used for all skin types. As mineral makeup uses fewer ingredients and doesn’t contain common skin irritants, it is perfect for everyone, especially sensitive skin. Our SCOUT Mineral Makeup range contains natural ingredients sourced from Australia like mica, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. These ingredients have high anti-inflammatory properties and are known to be highly soothing and calming, making it less likely to aggravate the skin and can even be used if you have eczema or rosacea. Zinc oxide and Titanium Oxide are also ingredients that can be found in sunscreen, offering protection from the sun and helping to prevent the effects of ageing.
Mineral makeup is also non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog your pores, it allows your skin to breathe naturally, and causes fewer breakouts. This makes it ideal for those of us who are prone to blemishes or susceptible to skin flare-ups. Our Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation in particular is ideal for problematic skin as it balances and mattifies the complexion, while also smoothing and hydrating thanks to the added benefits of Malic Acid, Vitamin E, and Jojoba extract.
If you prefer a makeup base with a natural look, mineral makeup is the best way to achieve a flawless complexion. Our SCOUT Mineral Powder Foundation is perfect for this as it has a beautiful light texture that delivers buildable, even coverage. As mineral makeup is also typically lightweight and non-drying it helps to soften and moisturise your skin. Unlike traditional makeup, our mineral makeup doesn’t sink into fine lines or wrinkles, but will instead create a soft focus effect on the skin, imparting a natural glow and reducing the appearance of ageing.
- Sylvie Hutchings, Creative Director & Founder, Scout Cosmetics