Mineral make up has never been so creative, luxe, innovative and sought after, and all for good reason. Not only are the formulations some of the most desirable, but the skin-boosting side effects are better than ever. Before, mineral make up used to be quite heavy on the skin and hard to work with, but so much of that has changed. Our clinic offers Jane Iredale cosmetics, a brand that has truly redefined mineral makeup. This line has so many colours, a light, beautiful texture, is easy to work with and great for your skin. Jane started in TV and film, where she noticed the effects of cosmetic makeup on skin and knew an alternative had to be found. Her line is so gentle that it is recommended by our dermatologists post office procedures. Mineral make up really does go a lot further, and the more you wear it, the better your skin gets.  So why wouldn’t you want to switch it up? To explore mineral make up a little deeper here is what our aesthetician Rene has to say about it.

Cosmetic Makeup

Cosmetic makeup is often comedogenic, meaning that it can clog pores. Clogged pores cause open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads) and other forms of congestion. Considering this is the type of thing you’re trying to avoid or cover up, this kind of make up is not ideal. You’re just feeding the pores some nasty stuff. This is especially true of thicker formulations, even if they call themselves non-comedogenic. Remember that this not only true to base makeup like foundation and concealer, it also applies to every other type of make up such as blush, eye shadow and bronzer. Cosmetic powders can contain a lot of talc, a super drying mineral. When you dry out the skin, pores over-produce oil to compensate. More oil can lead to more breakouts and more even more oiliness. So talc can be a bit reductive as far as ingredients go. If this is not convincing enough on why you should switch to minerals, I don’t know what is.

Why Mineral Makeup is Beneficial

Due to its molecular composition, mineral makeup amazingly sits on right on top of the pore. And an unclogged pore is a happy pore. Mineral makeup still reduces visibility of pores and blemishes , but does so without intruding on your skin and disrupting it’s natural mechanisms of protection. Minerals (for example, zinc, mica, titanium) are not corrosive to the skin, even in their makeup-safe forms of zinc oxide, zinc mica and titanium dioxide. They respect the skin and do not dry it out. As an added bonus, both titanium oxide and zinc oxide, the two ingredients commonly found in mineral makeup products act as a physical block from sun damage. I’m not saying to skip applying SPF altogether, but it is nice to think of it as a safety net to double protect you against those rays. So come down and see us to test these beautiful products out.