Originally Posted by shades of blue
With all this talk about the "magical" qualities of the BP, I wanted to look at what some of the ingredients were. I was just curious if there were unique ingredients that might explain the overall positive reviews of the Marilyn BP.
Some of the ingredients confirm what everyone has been raving about with this powder. There is an ingredient in it that prevents the powder from settling in fine lines/wrinkles, which would give that soft focus or airbrushed looked everyone keeps mentioning.
Also, there was an ingredient in it that gives a pearlescent or sheen type finish, so that would answer why so many keep talking about the "glow" that the BP gives.
There are also a lot of skin conditioning ingredients, ingredients that absorb oil, and ingredients that make the powder feel silky soft.
So, I just thought I would share what I found. I found it interesting since it confirms what everyone is talking about with this Marilyn BP.
Originally Posted by CartoonChic
Do you mind listing the ingredients that contribute to the Beauty Powder's magic?
I am not familiar with a lot of cosmetic ingredients, I only know the basics, so I had to look up most of the FM BP ingredients in a cosmetic dictionary and make sure I had the spelling correct on each one. It's like looking at a foreign language! So, I am already confused again on what ingredient does what, but the 2 that I remember that I thought possibly contributed to the positive BP reviews were:
1) Nylon-12: absorbs oil, feels silky, and doesn't settle into fine lines or wrinkle. This probably contributes to the "soft-focus" look of the BP.
2) Bismuth Oxychloride: powder that has a shimmery, pearlescent finish. This may be what gives the great "glowy" finish everyone keeps talking about with the FM BP. I read that this is a key ingredient in most "mineral" makeup, but some people with sensitive skin can react to it. What I read is that this ingredient is good in small amounts in a product. I think this ingredient was near the end of the FM BP ingredients so I am thinking there is only a small amount of it in the FM BP.
Hope that info is helpful CartoonChic! :)