Friday, May 8, 2009

Allantoin in mineral make-up products

Allantoin is great in mineral make-up products meant for your face, like blushes, foundations, and finishing powders. Let's adapt our finishing powder to include some allantoin...

FINISHING POWDER (by volume, not weight)
3 tbsp treated serecite
1 tsp micronospheres
1/5 tsp or 6 scoops calcium carbonate or kaolin clay (for oil control, optional)
1/5 tsp or 6 scoops powdered silk (optional, but very nice)
2 scoops allantoin (up to 3 scoops)

What's the point of the allantoin in this? It acts as a humectant, so your skin should feel a little more moisturized, and it can be a skin protectant, so it could help in windy conditions. You can blend the serecite, calcium carbonate, and allantoin in a coffee grinder, then add the micronospheres and silk to a baggie and squish it together. Put it in a nice 30 gram container and use a powder puff or kabuki brush to apply!

You could add a little colour to this and make a bronzing powder - add up to 2 tsp of colour blend of micas and iron oxides - if you wanted. Or use it as a very light, sheer coverage foundation. Or use it as a blush recipe. (Although I'd include titanium dioxide to give it a bit more coverage...again, I'll be posting about this in June.)


Dr.Do.Write said...

Nice blog. I will try this one out with my niece who wants to make her won makeup! Thanks

Ben said...

What exactly are the size of your "scoops" in this recipe? They seem quite small...

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Ben! A scoop is the 0.15 cc white spoon that we use for mineral make-up. They are quite small - about 1/7 of a teaspoon - but these recipes aren't intended to be huge. They're intended to be put into a container and used up by one person, and made again in a few months. Besides, you don't want much allantoin, (up to 1%) usage), calcium carbonate (up to 3% usage) or powdered silk protein (up to 3% usage) in this product!