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micronized mineral make up

Hi,

I've read about using mineral make up has benefits and is good for acne prone skin.

However, I've also read that... we should steer away from mineral make up companies that uses micronized / nano forms of minerals.

titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (which is used in mineral make up) .. can be hazardous to our health on the long run.

I just wanted to check ... if anyone has heard of these?

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Actually I saw a lot of posts on this on the Makeup Talk boards. I never really got the total gist of the micronized powders, but I think it was realized that they are ok for cosmetic use (not the nano technology, just the micronized) and are safe. The brand that I use though (Aubrey Nicole) specifically states that they don't use micronized ingredients, so I really don't remember the outcome of the conversation, but you could do a search there and see what everyone was talking about.

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Hi,

I've read about using mineral make up has benefits and is good for acne prone skin.

However, I've also read that... we should steer away from mineral make up companies that uses micronized / nano forms of minerals.

titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (which is used in mineral make up) .. can be hazardous to our health on the long run.

I just wanted to check ... if anyone has heard of these?

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I read that short-term studies on micronized minerals have shown no ill-effects from their use, but the jury is still out on their long-term effects.

The primary concern is the micronizing technology makes the particles so small they can be easily absorbed by the skin. However, this technology allows cosmetics (including physical sunscreens) to look less powdery and more natural.

For the last couple of years or so I've been using a primer prior to applying any color cosmetic. Some claim this provides a barrier between the skin and both the environment and problem-causing ingredients in cosmetcs. (Unfortunately, as mentioned in prior posts, titanium dioxide is sometimes used in creams and other treatment products.)

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I have done some research on this when I started making mineral make-up , and it is my belief that particles over 4 microns are safe (this is what I use & wear personally).

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zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are used in sunscreens to prevent uvb and uva rays. i guess we all gotta go out, get sunburned, and have premature wrinkles now. and yes we do all have to die someday haha. worrying about it is just gonna make us stressed and that isn't good for us either.

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