Pigments of mineral origin include oxides such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron oxide.
The use of powdered, natural minerals in cosmetics can be traced back to antiquity. Ointments were mixed with the fine particles to beautify the complexion and to protect the skin from sunlight as early as 5,000 B.C.
Mineral pigments are very well tolerated by the skin and are used in natural cosmetics and children’s products. They are natural UV absorbers because they reflect sunrays. In addition, they have a harmonizing and balancing effect on the complexion.