By Ruth Altman

Bare Minerals has been at the forefront of the mineral-based makeup world ever since it debuted in the 1970s. With claims that it can improve skin tone and texture while also feeling lightweight, many women have bought into the hype, hoping for a flawless face in just a few brushstrokes. But even with such great word-of-mouth, it's always wise to dig a little deeper if you want to know whether a product is as good for your skin as advertised.

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Bare Minerals is Generally Good for the Skin

Bare Minerals makeup is a powder-based, no-filler foundation that is free from skin irritating ingredients such as oils, dyes, fragrances, parabens, and preservatives. Therefore, even the most sensitive skin types can use it without the fear of breakouts or itchiness. Additionally, Bare Minerals contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which act as a sunscreen and can protect skin against aging. Zinc oxide is also an anti-inflammatory which can calm common skin pitfalls, such as redness, rosacea and acne.