Embracing Menopause: Why Avoiding Bismuth Oxychloride and Dimethicone in Mineral Makeup Matters.

November 09, 2023

Embracing Menopause: Why Avoiding Bismuth Oxychloride and Dimethicone in Mineral Makeup Matters.

Menopause is a transformative phase in a woman's life. It comes with significant changes in the body, including shifts in the skin's health and appearance. During this time, choosing the right makeup becomes more critical than ever. At Morgan Annie Cosmetics, we're dedicated to helping you celebrate your natural beauty while addressing the unique needs of your skin during menopause. One key aspect of this is avoiding two specific ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride and Dimethicone. In this blog, we'll explore why it's essential to exclude these ingredients from your mineral makeup (and conventional) formulations during perimenopause and menopause.

Understanding Menopausal Skin Changes

Perimenopause and menopause mark a time of significant change for your skin. You may notice reduced collagen production, increased dryness, heightened sensitivity, and other alterations in your skin's texture and appearance. These transformations make it crucial to be selective about the makeup products you use.

Why Avoid Bismuth Oxychloride:

1. Skin Irritation: Bismuth Oxychloride can be irritating, which is particularly unwelcome during a time when your skin is already experiencing increased sensitivity. It can lead to redness and discomfort, causing unnecessary skin distress.

2. Potential Allergic Reactions: Menopausal skin is often more sensitive, making it more prone to allergies. Some individuals may be sensitive or allergic to Bismuth Oxychloride, resulting in skin reactions that can be exacerbated during this phase.

3. Unnatural Appearance: Mineral makeup is often chosen for its natural and radiant appearance. However, Bismuth Oxychloride can create a heavy or unnatural look, which is not what most women want during menopause when they're seeking to enhance their natural beauty.

4. Clogging Pores: Menopausal skin is already more prone to changes in texture. Makeup with Bismuth Oxychloride can settle into fine lines and pores, causing clogged pores and breakouts, which is something you'd want to avoid during this time.

Why Avoid Dimethicone:

1. Potential Skin Issues: Dimethicone, by forming a barrier on the skin's surface, can trap debris and bacteria. During perimenopause and menopause, when the skin is undergoing significant changes, this can exacerbate skin issues, particularly for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

2. Unnatural Feel: Makeup with Dimethicone may feel heavy and mask-like, contrasting with the lightweight and breathable nature that's often preferred during these phases.

3. Prevents Skin Respiration: Dimethicone hinders skin respiration, which is crucial during menopause when skin is more prone to sensitivity and irritation.

4. Potential for Allergic Reactions: Menopausal skin can be more sensitive, leading to potential allergic reactions for some individuals.

5. May Require Harsher Cleansing: Makeup removal may be more challenging with Dimethicone, potentially necessitating the use of harsher cleansing products that can further irritate the skin.

It's clear that avoiding Bismuth Oxychloride and Dimethicone in mineral makeup and conventional makeup brands is essential during perimenopause and menopause. These ingredients can potentially compromise the natural and skin-friendly benefits of mineral makeup. Choosing makeup formulations that consciously exclude these ingredients is the right choice. These formulations prioritise your comfort, confidence, and skin health, aligning perfectly with the unique needs of your skin during this transformative phase of life.