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Mineral foundations are often thought to be a natural, purer alternative to traditional, chemical-filled foundations, promoting healthier skin. But even mineral foundations contain irritating chemicals. Bismuth oxychloride is the ingredient found in many mineral foundation powders responsible for adding a dewy finish to the skin. Major mineral makeup brands use bismuth oxychloride, an ingredient that causes skin irritation, clogged pores and even respiratory problems for some consumers. Does this Spark an idea?