Makeup has taken a lot of negative reviews in the past and rightly so, it has been unkind to skin by blocking the pores with oily substances or by drying the skin with alcohols and perfumes leading many women to develop unsightly skin condition. This is changing however due to the introduction of healthier, non comedogenic products known as mineral makeup.
Clinique are one such brand that is on the cutting edge of this modern cosmetics technology. Mineral makeup reviews that have given Clinique the once over generally pass their products with flying colors. Women in general rave about the results that they have seen using these products.
photo credit: The Snarky PrincessNot all mineral makeup products are created equally however. Many have been known to hold back information on the ingredients included in their (apparently) non comedogenic products. Current regulation allows a cosmetic to only have a mineral ingredient included within it to apply the term ‘non comedogenic’ to its labels. This is why it is a good idea to find online reviews surrounding any product you intend to trial, to find out small details like this that make a big difference. Clinique reviews point to the company being completely transparent with their ingredients however so this is not an issue in this particular case.
The term ‘non comedogenic’ by the way simply means that the ingredient will not clog the users pores. This is why it is of such importance that you hunt down a product that is truly non comedogenic. If you were to purchase an item which only includes a single non comedogenic ingredient and the rest of the ingredients are comedogenic then this really defeats the purpose. Any good that the healthy element of the makeup is doing your skin will likely be negated by the pore clogging qualities of the rest of the ingredients.