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Why Choose Mine Minerals Makeup?

Minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are micronised, or ground and milled, into tiny particles to create makeup.

“Different products micronise to different levels,” Ranger says. “A product micronised to six times leaves minerals larger so they go on the skin with light to medium coverage. Products micronised 12 times create fine-sized particles that sit closer together and offer more coverage.”

A key difference from conventional makeup is what’s NOT in mineral makeup.

The major benefit of using mineral make-up is that it’s good for your skin. Mineral cosmetics, such as our very own Mine Minerals Makeup, do not contain fillers or controversial synthetic ingredients such as parabens, chemical dyes, silicones and other film forming ingredients that can clog pores and prevent the skin from “breathing” naturally.  This can prolong existing skin problems as well as cause skin irritations such as redness, blemishes and acne.

Mica is a mineral found in Mine Minerals Makeup.  This ingredient contains light-reflecting properties which bounces light off the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This creates an “airbrushed” effect resulting in healthy and more youthful looking skin.

Due to it’s finely milled texture and lightweight formulation, Mine Minerals Makeup, a true mineral makeup, will mimic the feeling of real skin when applied.  This, together with its natural pigment content, allows you to build to your desired coverage without it looking and feeling cakey.  Instead, you’re able to build your foundation to your desired level of coverage and still achieve a natural skin finish which enhances and evens out your skin tone.

Mine Minerals Makeup is soothing on the skin making it suitable for all skin types and common skin problems such as acne, eczema, sensitivity and rosacea.

This is why some cosmetic surgeons will recommend Mine Mineral Makeup to their patients after invasive procedures such as chemical peels as it’s free of synthetic ingredients and possible irritants and has a calming effect on the skin.

Two major ingredients found naturally  in Mine Minerals Foundation are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide which are commonly found in sunscreen.  These ingredients, along with mineral particles, work together to help reflect the sun’s ultraviolet radiation away from the skin acting then as a Broad Spectrum mechanical SPF25+.  These natural sunscreen ingredients provide key anti-ageing benefits, especially for those that use make-up daily.

Traditional make-up, as mentioned earlier, usually contains additives and fillers which can cause it to feel heavy or uncomfortable on the skin. Mine Minerals Makeup, on the other hand, are formulated without these harmful chemical synthetic ingredients or preservatives like Talc, Silicon, Sulphates, PEGS, Siloxanes, Triclosans, Phenoxyethanol or Parabens which makes it not only healthy for your skin but ultra-lightweight. Almost like you’re not wearing make-up at all.

It’s important to remember that not all mineral make-up is created equal. Mine Minerals Makeup is a 100% naturally derived mineral make-up, without bulking fillers and harmful chemicals.  Many makeup products are marketed as “mineral” but in fact aren’t.  Ensure you read labels to know exactly what you are buying.

Pure Mine Minerals Makeup binds to oils not water. This gives the makeup natural water resistance and is much healthier for your skin than conventional cosmetics.  Mine Minerals Makeup is actually healthy for your skin to wear as its ingredients act as skincare and heals the skin without compromising the delicate pH.  Many of the cheaper foundations on the market have a list of ingredients that are potentially harmful to your skin. Mine Minerals Makeup is the safest because it adheres to the natural oils in your skin and doesn’t seep into the pores. Mine Minerals Makeup also acts as a protective agent against free radicals. Almost any mechanical barrier between your skin and the environment is good, so long as it’s still letting your skin breathe, which most conventional makeup doesn’t. Mine Minerals Makeup allows your skin to breathe whilst still offering protection.  You can’t beat a makeup that works with your natural body chemistry.

Mine Minerals Makeup is simple and inert, it does not harbor bacteria because there is no organic material in it for the bacteria to grow.

Why would you choose anything but Mine Minerals Makeup for the health of your skin – vegan, natural and Australian – the benefits are endless …

Enzymes Explained

The skincare industry has always been strongly influenced by nature and superfoods.  So, it’s no wonder why we see ingredients like anti-oxidants, vitamins and enzymes on the back of a pack!  We know how they work internally, but how exactly do enzymes benefit our skin?

WHAT IS AN ENZYME?  Enzymes are protein molecules that facilitate a chemical reaction.  In skincare products, enzymes used are usually derived from natural sources such as fruits and plants and formulated to achieve the desired result.

HOW ARE ENZYMES USED IN SKIN CARE?  Enzymes are most commonly known for their retexturizing properties but the benefits don’t stop there.

The epidermis, or top layer of skin, is mostly made of dead skin cells.  Fruit enzymes including Bromelain, from pineapple and Papain, from papaya, are rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s). AHA’s work enzymatically to exfoliate, allowing dead skin cells to slough off more easily, revealing a smoother, more vibrant looking skin.  Enzymatic exfoliation is considered a much gentler form of exfoliation than mechanical, making it more suitable for all skin types.

While some enzymes are effective in exfoliating the skin, others have strong protective and restorative properties. Not only do these enzymes protect the skin from external free radical damage, they also help support the skin’s natural recovery process.

These kinds of enzymes, like hyaluronic acid are naturally occurring in the body, however as we age these enzymes begin to decline, impacting the body’s ability to recover post exposure to external free radicals.  For this reason, it is important to replace these enzymes in the skin. Natural sources of these enzymes, including Blue Algae, Plankton and Mustard Seed, have the incredible ability to repair themselves after being exposed to harsh external environments including UV and pollution.

Enzymes are known to be very susceptible to different chemical environments and therefore can become unstable in skincare products if not formulated correctly. This means the delivery system is extremely important when formulating with these powerful ingredients. In Mine Minerals Resurface Exfoliance, the plant derived enzymes are delivered utilising Liposome Technology.  Liposome Technology stabilises enzymes by encapsulating them in oil soluble particles to ensure gentle delivery to the skin.[

With the use of unique delivery systems and the power of nature, enzymes help to optimise skin’s natural barrier function and recovery process to help super charge the results of any skincare regime!

Why does pH of skin matter?

The most important role the skin plays is as a protective barrier between our body and the outside world, and the skin’s pH is one of its key protective mechanisms. The pH of our skin is constantly challenged by external aggressors such as pollution, temperature changes and harsh chemicals.  Superior skincare products such as Mine Minerals pH Skincare help to maintain skin’s optimal pH and support and restore its natural defenses.  This makes it more resilient, less sensitive and better able to carry out its vital work of protecting us.

Skin’s pH plays an important role in skin condition.  The acid mantle is key to skin’s protective barrier.  It neutralises alkaline-based aggressors (such as harsh surfactants), inhibits the growth of bacteria and restores and maintains the optimal acid environment in which skin’s natural flora can thrive.

If skin’s pH rises into the alkaline range, its natural balance is disturbed.  Essential epidermal lipids cannot be synthesised and skin loses water and dries out.  In this condition, the outer layer of skin (or epidermis) is no longer able to work as a protective barrier.

When skin’s barrier function is compromised it is less resilient and more sensitive to environmental triggers.  It can become dry, sensitive or hypersensitive, and is susceptible to infections, diseases such as Atopic Dermatitis and conditions such as Rosacea.

The external factors that stress skin include:

  • Incorrect product use
  • Changes in temperature and humidity
  • Dirt and pollution
  • Washing too frequently
  • Alkaline cosmetics
  • Chemicals

Chemicals with an alkaline pH are particularly detrimental to the skin’s delicate balance. They overtax skin’s natural neutralising capability, damage cell structure and impair the skin’s protective barrier.

We can help to support skin’s optimum pH with healthy lifestyle choices, a regular skincare routine and by using products that respect skin’s natural pH and maintain its protective barrier.  It is also advisable to treat certain areas of the body (such as the hands, armpits and intimate area) with products that are formulated to respect their natural pH.

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