Comparing Monave Mousse, Cream, and Liquid Matte Foundations

Monave started out with a simple loose mineral foundation formula. The benefits were clear; less ingredients, no oils, or waxes, no water, so almost negligible opportunity for irritation, or spoilage. The essence of mineral foundation isn’t simply that the colorants are minerals, but also, that the formula itself is comprised only of minerals, without any...

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The Truth About Sunscreens

There are three types of sunscreens; physical  pigment-based UVA/UVA blockers, chemically based UVA/UVB blockers, and sun-avoidance habits, such as wearing wide-brimmed hats, and staying away from direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day. Monave Loose Mineral Foundations and Monave Concealer Foundations both contain high amounts of mineral pigments which happen to be strong...

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What’s Wrong with Soy?

 While Monave is primarily a gluten -free, animal cruelty-free mineral makeup company that focuses on a palette to match all shades of women, we field questions from folks who are sensitive to other ingredients. One of the questions we have been fielding more and more often is if we carry soy-free makeup.  Before we share...

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Synthetic Hormones and Acne

When I was in my twenties, my skin was horrible. I had cystic acne, the painful kind that never goes away. I wore loads of makeup to try to cover it up, but nothing worked. I wore makeup to bed, and was embarrassed when it would wear off in front of my guy. To make...

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How fragance can contribute to cancer

Hello, I just had occasion to look at a slide-show of a Breast Cancer Awareness event, and noticed a sponsorship banner for a prominent, national candle company displayed near the stage area. I commented to the coordinator of the event about how ironic it would be for this particular company to show interest in breast...

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