The Dangers of Loose Mineral Powders from Dr. Oz

Now I know most of you, myself included, have used or are using some sort of loose mineral powder makeup.  The most popular would be Bare Minerals.  I have made the switch personally and professionally to Naked Minerals, which is pressed mineral powder.  Better coverage, better for you, and no mess!  If you would like more information on Naked Minerals, email us:

Check out what Dr. Oz had to say:

The Price of Beauty

“We’re paying more and more attention to the food and drink we put inside our bodies, but everyday we slather products on our bodies that are unregulated, made from hazardous substances, and potentially harmful to our health. In the pursuit of beauty (or, let’s face it, just covering up the circles under our eyes), we cake on makeup, rub on moisturizers, and spray on perfume – and not one of those products is subject to FDA approval. What’s worse, labels that seem to indicate healthy choices – natural, organic, hypoallergenic – don’t actually mean anything, because there are no regulations for using those terms. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 most dangerous beauty products.

The Problem with Powder is…

Mineral makeup is a big trend. Made from minerals such as mica, which are used for industrial purposes as well, these tiny particles are a thousand times smaller than predecessors from even 10 years ago. Their small size makes for a smoother, more flawless look, but it has one serious unintended consequence. The particles are so tiny they fall quickly through the air and can be inhaled easily into your lungs. When construction workers use mica in products such as spackle, they wear masks to protect their lungs from scarring over time. Though there are no studies showing damage from makeup use to date, experts say the long-term use and inhalation of minerals in makeup can lead to inflammation, irritation, and lung disease in women and girls.”

— from Dr. Oz’s website

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