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Q: Is it okay to use jane iredale mineral makeup on acne-prone skin?
A:If you are under a doctor's care for acne, ask her first. Otherwise, we feel confident that our makeup will not make acne-prone skin worse and may even help it. Our makeup is completely non-comedogenic and allows the skin to breathe and function normally. It also easily covers the redness common with eruptions. We have had many aestheticians report to us that they have seen an improvement in the skins of their clients since they have been using jane iredale.
Q: Are mineral powders drying?
A: No, quite the reverse. Our minerals actually trap moisture between the skin and the particle layer. The conception that powders are drying comes from the high use of talc in most formulas – up to 90%!
Q: Is mineral makeup good for mature skin?
A: Yes. Because this is a light-reflective cosmetic, it obscures the look of fine lines and wrinkles and gives a healthy glow to the skin, making it look younger. Matte makeup absorbs light and allows the eye to see “into” the skin. On a very lined skin, after applying the minerals, it is helpful to spritz with one of our hydration sprays. This sets the makeup, softens lines and gives a dewy look. The technique of spritzing the sponge first and applying the minerals as a wash also helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.
Q: How soon can the mineral makeup be applied after laser, microdermabrasion or peels?
A: jane iredale mineral makeup can be applied immediately after a microdermabrasion or a light peel provided the skin has not been broken. They will not only cover the redness, but the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide may help to soothe the skin. It is also important to replace the protective stratum corneum (top layer of skin) that has been lost after these kinds of procedures. The stratum corneum is the body’s first defense against the sun. Application after laser resurfacing must depend on the physician’s permission, which can be from 5-12 days depending on the kind of laser and how deeply it was used. It is essential for healing skin to be protected from the sun.
Q: What are the coloring agents in your mineral cosmetics?
A: We color mostly with iron oxides. We use lakes where we need more intense colors. We use ultramarines (ground Lapis Lazuli, a blue mineral) and chromium oxide greens in our blue and green eye shadows. We use small amounts of carmine in some products when brighter colors are required.