In a world of synthetic products and fragrances, natural ingredients are increasingly becoming essential for hair care.
It’s no surprise that mineral powder is often touted as an alternative to synthetic products.
But do mineral powders actually work?
The answer is yes, at least according to a study published in the American Journal of Dermatology.
The study, led by the University of Rochester’s Shrinkage Lab, examined the efficacy of mineral powder in treating a variety of conditions, including psoriasis and rashes.
The researchers found that mineral powdings were more effective than any other form of topical retinoid in treating these conditions.
The researchers noted that mineral-based retinoids were “a highly effective, inexpensive, and relatively non-irritating treatment option for psoroid and rash patients.”
In fact, the researchers found no adverse effects from mineral-containing retinols in the study.
The study also found that a small study of mineral-derived retinol cream was also beneficial.
The University of Michigan, however, found that some of the researchers who conducted the study were unable to replicate the results, according to the study’s abstract.
According to the researchers, there are “many more trials” to follow in the field.
In addition, the authors noted that they do not know how long the mineral powdeds would be safe and effective.