The Beautiful Secret of Mineral Powder and the Sun

I am one of those women who doesn’t like to go bare faced — you know au naturel to the beach or anywhere for that matter.

When I’m boating, spending time on the beach, or driving in a convertible, I have to have my foundation.  Not just plain old sunscreen on my face.  Here is why, because now I can have both. Even skin tone coverage and sun protection with just one product.

Several years ago I did a lot of boating with my kids and brother.  A ton of fun,  but it also involved a lot of sun and we all know what damage the sun can do to our skin. The same year Merle Norman came out with a new product called Purely Mineral Makeup.  Like all new products I was excited to try it out.  

This is what I discovered.  Mineral powder is an all natural sun protector.

It’s all I used that summer.  And guess what?  It protected my face perfectly. I applied several layers to get the coverage I wanted and off I went.  Afternoons spent on the water with lots of rays and I was totally protected.  Its the zinc oxide in mineral powder that gives us natural sun protection.

No burn or any trace of sun when I removed my make-up at night.  It became my new favourite product, sun protection and no bare face on the beach or boat.  Mineral Powder made me one happy girl.

Purely Mineral Makeup: It’s pure and simple! Good-for-your-skin coverage begins with this loose powder foundation made exclusively of pure minerals. Free of preservatives, it buffs on smoothly for build a flawless coverage with a healthy, luminous glow. 

Zinc Oxide is sometimes referred to as the only safe sun protection available. It protects from the full spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, incredibly effectively, all by itself, making it truly the best natural sunscreen ingredient available.


  • mica
  • zinc oxide
  • titanium dioxide
  • iron oxide

Our skin care consultants can show you the proper way to apply mineral powder. It’s easy and only take a few minutes.


Posted on July 14, 2016 .