There has been a growing concern in recent years over using products with preservatives. More consumers than ever are steering clear of food with artificial sweeteners and opting for foods that are organic and GMO-free. The same can be said of bath and beauty products. Demand for all natural deodorants is on the rise, as is the demand for makeup without preservatives.
Preservative-free makeup may not be the best choice, though. First, without preservatives, the shelf life of products are shorter. There are also greater health risks associated with preservative-free makeup. The bacteria that lives on the skin can quickly multiply when introduced to your face cream or makeup unless they are checked by a preservative factor.
If you’re concerned about preservatives in your makeup, opt for mineral products such as Colorescience mineral makeup. Because they contain no moisture they offer a less ideal environment for bacteria to thrive and therefore can be formulated with fewer preservatives.
And don’t make the mistake of thinking that mineral makeup will offer poor coverage. Colorescience Treatment Primers do double duty, helping to smooth the skin’s appearance while protecting against UV radiation. If you’re looking for a sunscreen, the Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Powder SPF provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage, is easy to apply and reapply and isn’t sticky or cakey. This mineral powder sunscreen is available in a variety of shades to suit all skin types and is a convenient way to re-apply sunscreen.
In order to protect yourself against bacterial growth in your makeup, consider storing it someplace other than the bathroom or other locations where humidity is high. Keep your sunscreen and face creams in a cool, dry location to maximize shelf life.
Also, pay attention to expiration dates on your makeup. It does expire, just like food! Make sure you toss your makeup before it becomes a science experiment. This is particularly important for eye products, which can lead to infections of the eye.
If you’re interested in taking a more natural, preservative-free approach to makeup, contact us today. We have a wide variety of mineral products available from Colorescience and would be happy to help you stay healthy and glam.