LET’S TALK OXIDATION……
Ever ended up on a night out and looked in bathroom mirror and felt like an Oompa Lumpa…
At a wedding and thought … I HAVE BEEN TANGOED !!!
Well if this has ever happened to you and you haven’t a clue WHY…READ ON .
WHAT IS OXIDATION ?
Oxidation is basically a chemical reaction between your makeup and the air. When oxygen comes in contact with skin, food or cosmetics it can oxidise causing the product to turn a brown or worse orange shade.
Best example, do you know when you cut an apple in half and after a few mins it starts to turn brown…this is OXIDATION!!!
It is the same thing in foundation, once applied after a period of time some foundations can oxidise depending on three factors the ingredients in the foundation, the ph balance of your skin and lastly if air had got to the bottle or tube.
HOW TO PREVENT ??
A couple things can be done to prevent this from happening, firstly make sure your foundation is closed properly, next check the ingredients in your foundation, the more antioxidants in the foundation the better as antioxidants fight free radicals which cause oxidation and lastly USE A PRIMER, primer adds a layer between your skin and makeup which can help to prevent the ph balance of your skin from affecting the foundation.
WORST FOUNDATIONS FOR OXIDATION (only my opinion)
NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Too Faced Cosmetics Born this way
Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter
Hope you found this information helpful !!!! As always open to any and all questions you may have !!!!