Mineral cosmetics

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Mineral cosmetics are forms of make-up that are composed of compressed minerals.[1] Most of these products are pure mineral, and do not contain any oil or wax additives.[2] Some kinds of minerals can have beneficial health results for the skin, combining health effects with cosmetic results.[1] The claim that applying minerals directly to the skin in the form of cosmetics has health benefits, however, has inspired some scientific controversy.[3] Historically some mineral additives have proven to be poisonous to the skin, such as lead.[4] However the kinds of minerals used in modern products are not harmful to the skin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kristin Ma (2001). Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin. Shambhala Publications. p. 102. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Kat James, Oz Garcia (2003). The Truth About Beauty: Transform Your Looks And Your Life From The Inside Out. Simon and Schuster. p. EBook, page not given.
  3. ^ Maria Ricapito (November 2006). "Is it Really Healthily, Prettier, Better--The Dirt on the Mineral Make-up Craze". Women's Health. p. 111. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  4. ^ Jerome O. Nriagu (1983). Lead and Lead Poisoning in Antiquity. Wiley. pp. 23, 131, 299.