I am now offering my makeup artistry services with the option to use products that are completely natural, and actually good for your skin! Jane Iredale is the #1 makeup brand reccomended by skin care professionals.
Here's the difference ingredients can make:
"The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin. That's why everything we develop is a true extension of skin care. Our makeup is not just a refinement of conventional makeup; it's a new technology. It's so effective it is recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals.
FOUR IN ONE
Our micronized mineral bases are concentrated pigment. (We use no fillers such as talc.) Because of this concentrated pigment, a minimum amount gives unsurpassed coverage and becomes a foundation, powder and concealer all in one. This concentrated pigment also gives high sunscreen protection without the need for synthetic ingredients.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and the FDA
SPF 20 PurePressed Bases & SPF 20 Amazing Bases - Formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the minerals give instant, broad-spectrum, chemical-free sun protection. They also have a Very Water Resistant rating. Please refer to our SPF Explained chapter.
FAST, WEIGHTLESS COVERAGE
Apply with a brush or a sponge for coverage that it would normally take three products to achieve. The result should look sheer and luminescent and feel weightless.
NON-COMEDOGENIC AND OIL-FREE
Under a microscope, the mineral crystals look like overlapping fish scales. These crystals form a filter that allows the free exchange of gasses. The minerals are non-comedogenic. We have many testimonials from acne patients claiming improvement in their skins since using our mineral makeup. The only oils we use in our formulas are in products where we want to help condition the skin - such as in our under-eye concealer and lip products.
MINIMUM ALLERGY RISK
Allergies and sensitivities are usually caused by substances that cause irritation to the skin. Reactions are particularly common in skins that have been compromised in some fashion through, for example, a weakened immune system, sun damage, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, etc.
Substances that most commonly cause these sensitivities are chemical preservatives, chemical dyes (usually labeled as FD&C), perfume and alcohol. Our makeup contains none of these sensitizers. In fact, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are anti-inflammatories and may help calm the skin.
All of our products have undergone sensitivity testing in an FDA-approved laboratory with zero sensitivity recorded.
All our individual Material Safety Data Sheets of raw materials in our powder bases support that irritation, burning and stinging of the skin are not caused by our ingredients. Further, our processing does not result in any chemical change in the raw materials, so the reaction of the mixed ingredients remains the same as the individual ingredients. We have eliminated from our powders all perfume, chemical dyes and chemical preservatives. These are the top three sensitizers.
When the letters FD&C precede a color, it means that the color has been approved by the FDA for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. When D&C precede the color, it signifies that it can be used only in drugs or cosmetics. FD&C dyes are derived from petroleum or historically coal tar; some are also synthetic.
CONCENTRATED PIGMENT (COVERAGE)
The word "pigment" usually means a colored or white compound that is insoluble in a solvent. (The word "dye" generally refers to a chemical compound, most often of petroleum origin, which is soluble.) Our pigments are made from micronized minerals only.
The reason our powders work so well as a natural-looking beauty makeup and/or a camouflage is because the concentrated pigment not only masks color but interacts with light to create a soft-focus effect that creates an illusion of perfection. A small amount of the minerals will cover most types of redness including acne, rosacea and erythema (redness).
Because of the micronization process our mineral particles undergo, they bind together on application. When applied to a clean, moisturized skin the surface tension this creates overcomes gravity and holds the minerals tightly to the skin. The result is that they resist running, creasing and smearing and will only come off with a cleanser or our Magic Mitt. No special cleanser is required.
Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties and will help to calm erythema. Zinc oxide is also anti-microbial.
NO PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN TESTED ON ANIMALS"Contact me if you'd like to book a consultation where you can try out all of the products, and I will personally help you pick the best ones for your particular face and complexion.
AND stay tuned: I am doing an ALL NATURAL photoshoot, using exclusively Jane Iredale products tomorrow. Photos to come soon after...
A FEW OTHER QUICK UPDATES: A shoot I did with the wonderful AnnaSophia Robb is currently on the cover of TC Magazine.
I've also been doing quite a bit of work for a fabulous clothing store, Republic of Couture. The whole team is great, and life can't really get much better when you are spending your days doing THIS: