To many, mineral makeup is more than just a beauty fad. It can be seen as an extension to a skincare routine, based on the perceived benefits of it being healthier for our skin than traditional makeup. Although it’s a relatively recent beauty trend, mineral makeup has been used for thousands of years, its use dating back to ancient cultures like the Egyptians (think Cleopatra eyes).
But what makes mineral makeup so different to the traditional forms of makeup, and more importantly, what makes it BETTER in the eyes of many consumers?
Oh yes, it’s that time again. A new limited edition box from Bellabox! For those who are conscious about natural ingredients in their beauty products, get yourself ready because this is the box for you! The latest limited edition box from Bellabox is in collaboration with natural beauty guru and resource, Irene from Nourished Life! A specially curated box for all you natural beauty lovers, this edition features 13 items from skincare to hair care, to makeup, even items for you to improve your beauty from the inside. I was super privileged to get early access to this edition, and I am way too excited to share the items with you all!
Um.. sorry about the dramatic title, that’s just the forensic scientist in me. My post may not be as dramatic as the title suggests, but I wanted to explore the controversy surrounding synthetic preservatives in cosmetics, in particular the use of parabens, and to judge with my own opinion whether this controversy and the associated scaremongering marketing tactic is justified by real science and critical judgement.