Pure Mineral Make Up: Healthy Make up?

Not all mineral make up is what it claims to be.

There are a number of make up brands that claim to be a mineral make up product but contain chemicals that are not necessarily safe for sensitive skin.

Here is the low down. There is a misconception that all mineral powders come from the earth. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide originate in natural rocks but are manipulated heavily in the extraction process and in laboratories.

Minerals such as Iron Oxide and Mica are manufactured only under strict laboratory conditions. In nature, these minerals would be contaminated with heavy metals and toxins and would be prohibited for use in cosmetics.  This does not make them less mineral.

Clean is the best word to describe products that don’t contain toxins and questionable ingredients rather than natural. There are mineral powders with talc, parabens, synthetic dyes and other undesirable ingredients.

Never fear, there are still few purist brands around and we are one of the lucky clinics to be able to offer the Jane Iredale range.

Good mineral powder should contain a combination of any of the following ingredients: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, mica, bismuth oxychloride or boron nitride.

 Some patients find bismuth oxychloride to be irritating to the skin in facial powders and foundations, Jane Iredale have chosen not to use it in any of their powders or foundations. The minerals should appear at the top of the ingredients and not at the bottom.

Ingredients are listed in descending order with the largest amount listed first.
A true mineral make up should not contain fillers such as talc, nylon and corn starch. The higher the percentage of minerals will provide versatile coverage, sun protection and benefits for the skin.

Traditional colour cosmetics contain 70 to 90% talc and are often coloured with petroleum-derived dyes.
The Jane Iredale range contains no substances that cause sensitivities. All products  have been safety, allergy and clinically tested.

Whilst containing ingredients that calm the skin, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which will help soothe and cam the erythema. Zinc oxide is also an anti-microbial.

Want to learn more about the full range of Jane Irdale product available at Face Plus Medispa? Contact us

Would you like to experience a one on one colour matching session?

The Jane Iredale range is currently available at the following clinics:
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007


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