There has been some concern about some ingredients in mineral cosmetics. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has helped by providing information to educate myself, and my readers, about their company, and the ingredients they use.
Over the last 16 years, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has been known for having the highest quality, lightweight, silky Loose Foundation formula. As we are entering into a health- conscious generation, every day more and more women are becoming more aware and educated about the products they use as their daily regimen. That is why Pauline Youngblood, Founder and President of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has dedicated herself to making sure her Loose Mineral Foundation continues to remain the leading choice for all women with skin conditions so that they may look and feel their best naturally.
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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has used Bismuth Oxychloride in their Loose Mineral Foundation from the beginning for many beneficial attributes. Bismuth Oxychloride provides a smooth and even application with good adhesion. Due to its hydrophobicity and affinity to the skin, it can improve the wear properties of make up products. Bismuth Oxychloride is known for its great light reflecting properties. This pearlescent, pharmaceutical grade filler gives mineral make up its glow or shine on the skin, enhancing the appearance of younger looking skin. It can also give the skin the illusion of having no lines and giving the skin the extra brightening radiance for a healthy natural glow. Bismuth Oxychloride is also known for its natural antiseptic and skin protective properties….A big plus for those women who have sensitive skin or a skin condition known as Rosacea or have undergone skin procedures and want to cover the redness without the irritating side effects that are commonly seen in other brands.
Bismuth Oxychloride is a compound of the element BISMUTH. Bismuth is naturally derived from the Earth. Like all minerals that are derived from the earth, they too require refinement to be safe and approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. Bismuth must go through a filtering process to separate itself from all the undesirable impurities (for example- lead, copper, Arsenic, etc.). Bismuth Oxychloride is the first non-toxic pigment and has been used in cosmetics for many decades. Bismuth Oxychloride has been seen fit to be used in Eye Shadows, Blushes, Nail Polish, Lip and Eye Liners, as well as products with SPF.
Skin irritations, redness, clogging of pores and the itching of skin have been blamed on Loose Mineral Foundation products containing Bismuth Oxychloride. Not true. Many factors such as over buffing can cause irritations and any on-going inflammation on sensitive skin types. Like all Loose Mineral products, you must buff in a gentle circular motion while blending on to the skin, not into the pores of the skin.
Regarding any concerns about mica in Youngblood products. Liz Linares, Product Development at Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, gave me the following information, and is very kindly allowing me to quote her:
“The mica that we use is very finely milled, and pharmaceutical grade. Other micas that are not as finely milled may indeed cut the skin as the product is being buffed in, but our mica finely milled enough so that the particles are smooth and will not cause the skin to become inflamed/irritated during the buffing process.”
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics will continue to develop and formulate products using only the highest quality and safest ingredients that has established us as the premier choice for all women of different skin types today.
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