This is a review on the foundation I use at the moment. I have been using Maybelline FIT me! Matte + Poreless for over a year now. As someone with oily skin, I always prefer to go for matte finish produts; primer, foundation and concealer. For this post, I will be giving deets on the first seven ingredients used in making the Maybelline FIT me! Matte + Poreless Foundation.
AQUA/ WATER/ EAU
The first on the list is water, which shouldn’t be surprising as it is essential for any product applied on the face to have water as a main ingredient for better moisturing. It is definitely safe to use.
This is a type of silicone that most cosmestics brand use in their products. It primarily works as a skin conditioning agent. When applied to the skin, it gives a silky & slippery feeling to the touch and It can also fill in fine lines/wrinkles, giving the face a temporary plump look.
It acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. That barrier can lock in moisture, yes, but it can also trap dirt, sweat, bacteria, sebum, and also dead skin cells. This is why it is essential to do a full-on facial cleansing after taking off your makeup, silicone or no silicone.
After reviewing information on bioaccumulation ( gradual accumulation of substances in an organism) of certain siloxanes, the Government of Canada concluded that Siloxane is not harmful to human health. Therefore, it is safe to use, in small dosage.
This is another type of silicone used in conjuction with cyclohexasiloxane. Products containing cyclopentasiloxane can be used safely on your skin with minimal personal risk. Some research show that it doesn’t get absorbed into the skin in high enough doses to cause harm. As it is a type of silicone, it shows it acts as a water repellent, which means it’s a must to do a full-on faial cleansing after using produts with silicone in them. This ingredient is safe to use on humans but only in small dosage.
It is a non-reactive ingredient, that is used to dilute other solids, or to increase the volume of a product. Nylon-12 is a polymer and like any ther polymer, it has poor absorption. This means it does not penetrate through the skin. It is also the ingredient used in hiding blemishes. It is safe to use as it does not absorp into the skin.
This is another ingredient that helps products apply on easily on the skin and creates the matte finish. It helps minimise the transfer of the foundation colour unto fabric or silverware. It is safe to use in low concetrations but there is always a case of an allergic reaction, especially if you have sensitive skin.
First off, denat means denaturated and it’s normal alcohol with some additives that make it bad tasting so that people do not drink it. This ingredient acts as a great solvent for some other ingredients that won’t dissolve in water or oil. Alcohol is a great astringent as it leaves a refreshing feeling on the skin so it’s very popular as a toner ingredient. It also helps disinfect the skin.
Also, it reduces the tendency of finished products to generate foam when shaken and it dereases the thickness of liquid cosmetic products.
However, it dries the skin and this might seem like a good idea especially for oily skin but in the long run, it dries the skin too much that the skin starts to produce excess oil and we do not want that. Also, regular exposure to this ingredient could cause inflammation.
In small dosage, it is safe to use as alcohol evaporates quickly from the skin and can act as a penetration enhancer for key ingredients.
It is another type of silicone. It helps as an emulsion stabiliser, this means it prevents the ingredients from separating as some of them aren’t mixable. Also, it acts as a skin protectant from penetration of bacteria and irritants. It’s been approved by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel as safe to use.
Reviewing the first seven ingredients and seeing they’re safe makes Maybelline FIT me! Matte + Poreless foundation a safe foundation for skin.
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