A quick test to see if your mineral makeup is the real deal

Mineral makeup is becoming more and more popular by the day. But how mineral really is your mineral makeup?

Every day that passes more and more people are joining the healthy living revolution. It starts with exercise and diet and runs all the way towards skin and makeup products. We are becoming more aware of what exactly we are putting on our faces, and what cosmetic companies are using chemical wise. These chemicals prolong shelf-life of the products, but we also absorb them through our pores.

Over the last eight years, mineral makeup has gone from strength to strength, with most big brands bringing out their own version. The scary thing is, legally the cosmetic companies only have to put 0.001% of a mineral in a product to market it that way. So, when you think you are being super healthy and great with your skin, you may not be at all.

Check the ingredients on the back of the products you buy first and foremost. If you are already a proud owner of a 'mineral makeup' product, here is a quick way to check to see if it really is all it's cracked up to be.

What you will need

  • A glass of water
  • A teaspoon
  • Your mineral makeup

Drop a half a teaspoon of your makeup into the water and mix well. The makeup will either mix with the water and become cloudy or the makeup will separate from the water and float on the top.

In this test, the water represents your skin. If your mineral makeup mixes with the water and makes it cloudy, and doesn't float on the top, you know it has been mixed with other chemicals that will seep into your skin and clog your pores.

If the mineral makeup floats on the top of the water and the water underneath is clear, you know you're on to a good thing. That product will let your skin breathe and not clog your pores.

Give it a go at home and see if you are really getting what you pay for.

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