My first day trying my MAD minerals samples wasn't good. I really want to like them. I can get 30 grams in a baggy for only $14, 5 grams of Everyday Minerals is $12.99 And they have an SPF powder I can get for the same price for which they sent a sample along with free color sample. And they have $2 shipping for items in baggies.
Maybe it was the color & maybe I didn't apply enough as I'm tapping it out of a little baggy. Trying the second color now and I definitely applied more. And I think the color is better. My face feels a little irritated. I can't remember if it felt irritated yesterday. It looked irritated & a little red or orange, but I spent a lot of time going in & out of the cold & was a little stressed. I don't see why the makeup would irritate me when it's made from the same ingredients I've used for years. Tomorrow I will wear the neutrogena I've been wearing lately all day & compare.
MAD has the most basic mineral makeup ingredients. Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007) Our Foundations Do Not contain Bismuth Oxychloride.
So it doesn't contain any of the ingredients that other brands & TBK traders (who sells ingredients) says make the makeups 'creamy' or 'silky'
Everyday Minerals Semi-Matte says: Mica (CI 77019), Lauroyl Lysine. May Contai
n: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).Mica:
Is a naturally occurring mineral noted for its transparent sparkly luster.Lauroyl Lysine:
An all-natural amino acid derived from coconut fatty acid,contributing to the products silk like creamy texture and spreadability qualities.Titanium Dioxide:
An inert white mineral that is used as a color adjuster.Zinc Oxide:
An inorganic white powder that is used as a color adjuster.Iron Oxides:
Cosmetic pigments used to add depths of color.Ultramarines:
An inorganic vibrant pigment used to add color.
And some the other formulas don't even mention having zinc in them, and I want the topical zinc.
But there's some concern about zinc oxide. The zinc is good, the oxide part is not.
Edited by alternativista, 27 March 2014 - 07:12 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!