Makeup, Skin Science

Benefits of Natural Minerals in Makeup

by Neutrogena

Learn how mineral makeup brings out your skin’s natural radiance.


Mineral Makeup Explained

Natural minerals have been used in makeup for decades. Mineral powder foundations can help hide imperfections, such as blotchy, red skin, and can also control shine, particularly if your skin is oily.

Recent technical advances now enable mineral powder foundations to provide aesthetic benefits and improve the overall healthy look of the skin.1 Many dermatologists recommend mineral foundations to their patients with sensitive skin.

Mineral powder foundations can be formulated to include beneficial ingredients such as antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E), soy, and silk powder. When used on a daily basis, these enhanced powder foundations may improve the look of uneven skin tone, texture and clarity.

In addition, the fine light-weight particles in mineral powder foundations are generally oil-free, gentle and not likely to clog pores, which is especially important if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.


  1. Hendron J et al. Application of mineral powder foundations result in both immediate cosmetic benefits and improvement of skin conditions. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology 2008 Winter Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

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