If you browse the internet at all you are sure to have seen adverts for a brand called Mineral Hygienics all over the place. They seem to have banner adverts and button ads all over my favourite beauty blogs and websites. I was never a fan of Mineral Foundations, having tried them out back in 2005 when the first started making waves in the beauty world. I was highly unimpressed with the cakey, chalkey feeling of them. Anyway, I started using the Mineral Hygienics to see if anything had changed since then.
But first, I thought it would be interesting to give it to a friend of mine to road test too. Two opinions is better than one! Celine Marrec has a blog about healthy living and eating, you should check it out here: http://celinemarrec.com/. She is a guru on organic fruit and veg, holistic living and so on, so I thought she would be the perfect candidate for a mineral foundation.
Here is what Celine had to say:
“I don’t have much experience with foundation as I have been using the Inika mineral one for the last 5 years but I quite like Mineral Hygienics. It is easy apply on the face, not shiny and has a great texture as well as the perfect shade for my light complexion. Best of all it lasts the whole working day which is really important.”
I personally found that this foundation was fantastic at covering my uneven skin and when used in conjunction with their setting powder it felt lovely and had a slightly dewy finish, but in a good healthy glow kind of way. Like Celine I thought that the colour range was excellent, they have alot of shades that would be well suited to Irish skin, I went for Fair and Celine used Fairest.
The great thing about this foundation is that it is truly organic and only has four simple ingredients. As it contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide it offers natural, broad-spectrum sun protection effectively blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays. Also for those of you that suffer from spots, the formula is non-acnegenic/non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores or create problems with your skin, thus allowing for a flawlessly smooth complexion. It is so natural that it can even be used after skin treatments like microdermabrasion etc
You can get your own foundation kit and try it for yourself here: