The Skin Benefits of Iron Oxides in Cosmetics
Hey, gorgeous! Are you ready to dive into the world of makeup and discover a hidden gem that's not only fabulous for your skin but also used in Oxygenetix's groundbreaking foundations and concealer?
Today, we're going to take a closer look at iron oxides - the superhero of mineral pigments - and uncover all the secrets behind their skin-loving benefits. So, buckle up and get ready for a fun and informative ride that'll leave you with a newfound appreciation for this incredible ingredient!
What are Iron Oxides?
First things first, what are iron oxides? Iron oxides are naturally occurring minerals that are commonly used as pigments in cosmetics, including foundation, lipstick, and eyeshadow. They come in a range of colors, from yellow to black, and are made up of iron and oxygen molecules.
Why They're Better
Now, let's get into the good stuff: the skin benefits of iron oxides. First and foremost, iron oxides are a safer alternative to some other pigments commonly used in cosmetics. For example, they're free from heavy metals like lead and mercury that can cause skin irritation and other health concerns.
Extra Protection From UV Rays
Iron oxides have been shown to protect the skin from environmental stressors, like pollution, UV rays, and blue light emitted from screens! They act as a physical barrier on the skin, reflecting harmful rays and minimizing the amount of damage they cause.
One study that was performed to test the impact of Iron Oxides on skin of color in individuals with a Fitzpatrick III and above found that, "due to their capabilities in absorbing, scattering, and reflecting visible light, topical products containing pigments and/or metal oxides can provide additional photoprotection." Sunscreens containing Iron Oxides perform better than those that don't due to these properties!
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation, Acne Control Foundation, and Oxygenating Concealer all contain iron oxides as well as titanium dioxide. This combination provides UV protection throughout the day which acts as ideal added protection when layered with your daily SPF.
Iron Oxides Won't clog your pores
Iron oxides are non-comedogenic, meaning they won't clog pores or cause breakouts, making them a great choice for people with acne-prone skin.
Oxygenetix's foundations and concealer not only contain iron oxides, but they're also formulated with a unique, breathable matrix that allows oxygen to flow freely through the skin. This means that they won't suffocate your pores, like some other heavy foundations can, and they'll actually help your skin breathe.
Oxygenetix's foundation and concealer are designed to provide long-lasting coverage, so you can feel confident in your skin all day long. The iron oxide pigments and titanium dioxide provide as much coverage as you need. You can layer Oxygenetix formulas until the desired coverage is achieved and it won't affect breathability.
Mineral pigments like iron oxide are ideal for preventing that white cast you may be familiar with in some foundations. By using ingredients that don't reflect flash you can take pictures without worrying about your complexion.
All Oxygenetix products are certified vegan and cruelty-free. Using iron oxides has the added benefit of being vegan. Non vegan products may use things like carmine (which is made from red insects called cochineal).
In conclusion, iron oxides are an excellent choice for cosmetics pigments, and Oxygenetix's foundation and concealer are a perfect example of how they can be used to create high-quality, skin-loving products. So next time you're shopping for makeup, be sure to check the label for iron oxides - your skin will thank you!