Skin nourishing mineral powder is derived from mineral lapis rocks. These rocks are crushed into powder, thus making it completely free of artificial chemicals, talc, dyes, or alcohol . The nutrients in the minerals protect the skin and neutralize the free radicals. It gives instant sun protection with its SPF15. The powder is anti inflammatory, excellent for acne and rosacea. It is water-resistant, lasting up to 48 hours. It does not rub off on your clothes. It’s weightless but has excellent coverage with light reflective particles to help minimize the appearance of fine lines for a flawless finish. Unlike other products which come as a loose powder that often mess vanity tables, this one is in a dispenser tube with an applicator button, dispensing the perfect amount of powder which goes directly into the brush. No muss! No fuss! I believe that mineral makeups God’s gift to women. I will never use traditional makeup again, and after doing this for forty years, that’s quite a statement.