Does powder really clog pores?

Puder still has to fight against the sagas and myths of old. You can still hear today: “Powder clogs the pores” or “The skin can’t breathe”.

At that time…

This was certainly still the case about 30 years ago. At that time, the make-up products consisted of completely different ingredients:
the women used powders based on rice starch. The starch could swell on the skin, clogging the pores.
Unsuitable pigments and certain fats such as cocoa butter were also responsible for clogged pores.

… and today

Today’s modern powders no longer clog pores. At most, a thick stage make-up or white powder in the style of a Japanese geisha can prevent the skin from breathing.

Nowadays, powder consists of skin-friendly talc or natural silicates. These bases are supplemented with moisture stabilizers, oils and sometimes ground silk, as well as antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agents. Since these components do not swell, they cannot clog pores.

By the way: make-up and powder contain fats – why? They are necessary so that the finely ground pigments stick to the skin.

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