Spotlighting the beauty and skin benefits of bamboo silica in our eco-friendly, award-winning setting powder
If a cosmetic could wear a cape, a setting powder would be the superhero of our makeup world. The mighty, veil-like-finish powers of these skin smoothers not only fight evil lines and oily crime, they are there to save the day in the most dire makeup moments!
Alas, as with any villain-hero clash, you must protect yourself from harsh, synthetic setting powders. You can do this by shielding your skin with natural, skin-saving translucent powders! We’re shining a spotlight on the beauty benefits of our top-selling Bamboo Blur Powder, how to find your perfect shade, and tips on setting your makeup for a flawless finish. Lights, camera, action!
Who knew there were more game-changing benefits of bamboo than just being a panda’s go-to snack stick? This humble plant is actually quite versatile with some unique properties: it’s eco-friendly, free of toxins (no talc, no problem), and boasts a high silica content. In fact, Mother Nature’s secret weapon at fighting Father Time is bamboo silica – and precisely why it’s the only ingredient in our translucent Bamboo Blur Powder.
With more environmental uses than one could possibly imagine, it’s no wonder why bamboo became a superhero ingredient in skin care and makeup. Check out the skin-friendly benefits of what our best translucent powder can do for your skin!
What Bamboo Blur Powder Can Do:
Blurs imperfections and pores
Ideal for baking as it buffs away clear
Absorbs oil for a silky-smooth matte finish
Sets makeup with oil-absorbing particles for longer-lasting application
Refracts light for a soft-focus and camera-ready finish
Supports collagen production and skin elasticity
Softens skin’s appearance without over-drying
Keeps skin youthful by concealing fine lines
PRO TIP: Just like how collagen production slows from around the age of 25, according to Byrdie, silica does too. Before you go munching away at bamboo stalks, you can also bolster your intake of silica through your diet by including plenty of dark leafy greens, leeks, green beans, cucumber, celery, and asparagus.
Silica (aka silicon dioxide) is a trace mineral which is found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It plays a vital role in the body’s development and bone growth.
When we are young, our bodies have ample amounts of silica contributing to why kids have soft, supple skin and full heads of hair. As we age, silica levels start to sag along with other parts of our face and bodies. Without adequate silica levels, especially after age 40, we may start to notice premature aging, hair loss, and thinning nails. Bamboo-hoo!
Although people often start taking silica supplements, there’s nothing better than actually going to the source: bamboo extract! This is found in the stalk of bamboo as a white powder, which is where bamboo silica is derived from. Who knew that stalk hid the best kept secret for more youthful skin and bodies?
A translucent powder is a super skin hero at setting makeup and smoothing out imperfections. But it may not even out your skin tone for a porcelain doll finish. That’s where tinted setting powders come in to save the day – and your makeup look! If you’re searching for the closest to a flawless finish you can get from our best translucent powder but with a little pop of color, look no further than our 3 fruit pigmented® setting powders.
We’ve taken our heavenly Bamboo Blur Powder and colored it with pigments of cocoa bean, peach, apricot, papaya, turmeric, and green tea. Our 3 colored setting powder shades of Light, Medium, and Tan can easily be matched to your skin tone for a perfect, natural finish without a full opaque look or ghostly camera flashback. Meet our lovely colored shades below:
Fair to light skin types with neutral undertone
Light medium with neutral undertone
Rich tan with warm undertone; perfect for dark to olive skin types as well
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The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.