FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the story behind Youngblood?

During her career as an aesthetician, Pauline Youngblood was in daily contact with patients who had severely traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne, rosacea and cosmetic surgeries. Such patients often take up to six months before their skin returns to normal, and Pauline simply was not satisfied with the makeup options available.

Pauline began working with chemists to develop a suitable option — a product that would cover raw, inflamed or discolored skin, while allowing it to breathe and heal. This led to her initial work with natural mineral cosmetics.

She began formulating her first loose mineral foundation, which provided excellent coverage and a natural appearance without clogging the skin. Pauline's patients experienced such dramatic success with her new formula that they continued using it long after their skin had healed. Before long, patients and friends convinced her to make this natural mineral foundation commercially available, and in 1996 Pauline founded Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

More than 15 years later, Pauline's Natural Mineral Foundation is the flagship product, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is now a complete line, offering dozens of products in a comprehensive palette of shades with realistic skin tones and beautiful, natural finishes. Youngblood continues to create top-quality products that are innovative in both formulation and packaging.

2. What sets Youngblood apart from other mineral lines?

Youngblood is the premier choice for high-quality mineral cosmetics. An exclusive milling process creates luxurious formulations that are free of talc, oil, parabens and fragrance.

Clients have continuously claimed that Natural Mineral Foundation performs better than other brands, and is available in a range of realistic, natural-looking shades for women all around the world. It feels incredibly silky and lightweight; is non-comedogenic (won't block pores); and allows skin to breathe.
Unlike other mineral products, Youngblood isn't glittery. Skin radiates a natural, healthy glow, resulting in a younger-looking, flawless complexion.

3. What are the main differences among Youngblood's foundations?

Each Youngblood foundation offers a variety of finishes and levels of coverage to meet the different needs of our customers. Natural Mineral Foundation offers maximum coverage and camouflaging capabilities with a subtly radiant finish. Pressed Mineral Foundation provides a soft-matte finish and is recommended for those with oily or combination skin. It's ideal for touching up shiny breakthrough. Liquid Mineral Foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin types. It contains marine extracts to keep skin hydrated. Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint is a sheer, lightweight alternative to liquid foundation. Mineral Radiance Crème Powder Foundation combines the great coverage and light-reflecting qualities of a liquid foundation with the shine-controlling benefits of a powder.
Youngblood's loose foundation can also be "liquefied" by mixing with facial moisturizer, Mineral Primer, sunscreen or body lotion.

4. Does Youngblood use bismuth oxychloride in its formulas?

Yes, a few of our products contain bismuth oxychloride (a derivative of bismuth). This ingredient undergoes a thorough filtering process to ensure safety. We use a pharmaceutical grade of bismuth oxychloride for its performance: to provide smoothness, help makeup wear longer, give skin a nice glow and as a colorant.
For best results, it's important always to use a clean brush and avoid over buffing, especially if skin is sensitive or is healing from a procedure. Our Flocked Sponge, Liquid Foundation Brush or Super Powder Brush are designed to offer the most gentle applications.

5. What about nanoparticles?

Youngblood does not use nanoparticles. Our pharmaceutical grade Titanium Dioxide is non-nano, and used for opacity, color and its UV properties.
Our customers' wellbeing is the reason why we research to find safe and effective ingredients to use in our products. We are advocates for following a healthier lifestyle, including the use of our high-quality skin-caring mineral products as part of a beauty regimen.