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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Mineral Foundation

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Why you need to make the switch to a mineral foundation today

Mineral foundations have a bad reputation in the world of makeup – a lot of people avoid them as they’re worried they’ll have no coverage and leave the skin with a chalky finish. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Mineral foundations actually have many benefits for the skin and planet, making them an eco-friendly makeup necessity! If you still need convincing, here are 5 reasons why you should make the switch today.


1. They have plastic-free packaging

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of the unnecessary waste that comes with tossing away plastic foundation tubes and bottles. Since Love The Planet has created a plastic-free foundation that’s packaged in a tin, there’s no plastic waste in sight – what a relief!

Rather than tossing away the tin into landfill, you can also repurpose it for storing earrings or travel essentials, which is a nifty bonus!


2. They allow the skin to breathe and won’t clog pores

Mineral makeup is non-comedogenic, meaning it’s better for skin that’s prone to acne or congestion. However, all complexions can benefit from mineral foundation as its lightweight formula won’t clog your pores.

The powder finish also means that you’re not adding extra oils onto the face, so it’s definitely worth testing if you have blemish-prone skin.

Even if you decide to mix the powder with a few drops of water to create a thicker consistency and higher coverage, you still don’t need to stress about clogging up your pores and causing breakouts.


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3. They contain natural SPF

Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are commonly found in mineral foundations, and both of these act as natural sunscreens. You won’t have to worry about your skin getting sun damage while using these products (although it never hurts to add a layer of SPF underneath for extra protection).

Don’t worry though, as these natural SPF ingredients are still completely fine to use on all skin types.


4. They’re great for sensitive skin

Mineral makeup doesn’t contain any parabens or other nasty chemicals, making it the best option for people who suffer from acne, eczema or sensitive skin. The ingredients list is short and you’ll know everything that’s inside, eliminating any fear when using mineral foundation.

Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, natural makeup works great for all skin types!


5. They have a long shelf life

Powders typically last for 18 months, which is considerably longer than the 6-12 month shelf life for liquid foundations.

This means you won’t need to worry about putting grubby, out-of-date makeup onto your delicate skin, as you can confidently avoid bacteria with these plastic-free foundations.


As you can tell, mineral foundation has a ton of benefits! While it might take a while to adjust to this powder product, we can guarantee that you won’t want to turn back!

Have you made the switch to mineral foundation yet? Let us know in the comments what convinced you to try them.

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