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Article by Debbie Valleri

Imagine life without makeup. Most of us couldn't live without it, could we? Yet you may sometimes wonder what exactly you are putting on your skin, and whether its harmful or not.

Now imagine life with a beautiful natural makeup made from pure crushed Australian minerals, with nothing unhealthy added...Ah yes, that's better. All the fun of playing with colour, without the guilt.

Lets face it. Most of us wear makeup to improve our appearance; we want to look our best. To look your best, makeup should enhance your features and - this really can't be emphasised enough -look natural

Mineral makeup is made from purified and crushed minerals which are naturally occurring pigments from the earth... including mica, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxides. They give a beautiful radiant glow to the skin to enhance your skin's own natural beauty. And the colours are intense and gorgeous across the full range for face, cheeks, eyes and lips.

Mineral Makeup is fast becoming the makeup of choice. Why? Because it's good for your skin and also performs well.

There are now many mineral makeup brands in the marketplace and Livinia is one of them - proudly Australian made and owned, using the highest quality ingredients. Here are some benifits of moving from chemical- based to mineral makeup, brought to you by Livinia.

It doesn't block the pores. Mineral Makeup is non-comedogenic - that is, it doesn't block the pores and therefore allows the skin to breathe.

It's suitable for sensitive skin. For people who suffer with rosacea, dryness, acne or other skin conditions, wering mineral makeup allows them to take advantage of a product which will not irritate or make their condition worse.

It's lightweight yet flawless and creates radiance. Mineral makeup offers long-lasting exceptional flawless coverage; a few brands, including Livinia, offer a mineral creme foundation in a compact which is particularly suitable for people with dry skin. Many people report that wearing mineral makeup feels like wearing no makeup at all, but leaves the skin with a very natural glow.

Sun protection. Another great advantage of mineral makeup is that it contains zinc oxide which is a broad spectrum sunscreen. To offer the best possible natural sun protection, Livinia Mineral Makeup uses Z- cote (patented technology), a powerful microfine zinc oxide, which gives the powder foundation an SPF 20+ rating. If you have been followng the debate about 'nanosize' particles and their safety, you'll be encouraged to know that Livinia products do not use particles in that size range.

So the benifits of mineral makeup over mainstream cosmetics are significant. It doesn't damage the skin with chemicals additives. It doesn't block the skins pores. It provides natural sun protection. It conceals skin conditions and creates a healthy glow to the skin. All of this has gone unnoticed by the mainstream cosmetic companies, who many of them are coming out with their own mineral makeup ranges.

Always read the label (things to watch out for)

When looking for a good mineral makeup always read the label first. Although present in many brands, two ingredints to avoid are talc and bismuth oxychloride.

Basically they are cheap fillers and thy are used to bulk up the product. They have no real benefit for the skin and can leave your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Bismuth oxychloride is a by-product of lead and people with sensitive skin may find that it irritates their skin and makes them feel itchy.

Also avoid mineral makeup that contains nanosize titanium dioxide. These particles are tiny and can penetrate into the skin and - though research is still continuing in this area - it is suspected they may enter the bloodstream; best to be on the safe side and avoid this.

 Please visit to see the Livinia range of products. Samples are available on line. We are confident you will love our gorgeous range of makeup. We offer a free cleanser valued at $32 with your first order of $30 or more. Please mention use nature in the comments section at checkout

11 Jul 2010

Article/Information supplied by Debbie Valleri

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.