Tuesday, November 04, 2008

beingTRUE Broken Down

We’ve been a little behind in our on-going feature on mineral makeup, Making Good with Minerals, so please forgive. BEING TRUE is the next line up and it’s a new one to us. Let’s breakdown their Protective Mineral Foundation Compact SPF 17 ($40 @ amazon.com). It has more ingredients inside than I am used to seeing and quite a few are known to aggravate skin. I’m pretty lucky that I can put basically anything on my skin without worrying about an adverse reaction but I know there are many who cannot. I’ve *d the ones that might make skin mad at you.


Being-True Here’s the list of ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide (sunscreen), *Mica (transparent mineral mined in sheets. Can sometimes cause irritation for those with sensitive skin or rosasea), Zinc Stearate (sunscreen), *Boron Nitride (A mineral known for its high adhesion quality and a light texture. Can cause an itchy rash with prolonged usage), *Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone (unmodified silicones which are considered a good protectant but may cause irritation to sensitive skin due to its occlusion nature), vitamin E, green tea, Idebenone (a form of the powerful anti-aging ingredient CoQ10), Methylparaben (a non-natural preservative), Propylparaben (preservative) and it may contain Iron Oxides (natural coloring), *Bismuth Oxychloride (one of the most known irritants in mineral makeup. In many brands because it gives a satin finish to the skin) and *Carmine (dark red pigment that can be irritating to some).




Overall, I really liked the feel of this pressed powder on my skin but make sure to use a light hand. It costs a little bit more than what we’re used to but for the finish it left behind, it was worth it. Available in 17 shades.




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