Jane Iredale Mineral-based Makeup
Founded on physician needs, Jane Iredale Cosmetics are recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists, aesthetics doctors and skin care specialists. The reason? Quality technology and ingredients – and effective results. Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic is a Jane Iredale "Silver Award" Partner.
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Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic is an authorized Jane Iredale retailer with certified aestheticians and makeup artists.
The Jane Iredale Cosmetics are outstanding for the following reasons:
No animal testing.
- SUN PROTECTION
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, and boast a "Very Water Resistant" rating.
Apply with a brush or sponge for coverage that would normally take 3 products to achieve. The result should look sheer and luminescent and feel weightless.
- NON-COMEDOGENIC AND OIL-FREE
Under a microscope, the non-comedogenic mineral crystals look like overlapping fish scales. On application, they form a filter that allows the free exchange of gasses and prevents pores from clogging. Acne patients claim an improvement in their skin since using the mineral makeup. The only oils used are in specific products to help condition the skin – such as in the under-eye concealer and lip products.
- MINIMUM ALLERGY RISK
Allergies and sensitivities are usually caused by substances that irritate the skin. Reactions are particularly common in skins that have been compromised in some fashion through, for examples, a weakened immune system, sun damage, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. Substances that most commonly cause these sensitivities are chemical preservatives, chemical dyes (usually labeled as "FD&C"), perfume and alcohol. Iredale makeup contains none of these sensitizers. All of the products have undergone sensitivity testing in an FDA-approved laboratory, with zero sensitivity recorded. In fact, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both anti-inflammatories and may help calm the skin.
All the individual Material Safety Data Sheets of raw materials in the powder bases support that skin irritation, burning and stinging are not caused by the ingredients. Further, 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. Iredale has eliminated from its powders all perfume, chemical dyes and chemical preservatives – the top three sensitizers.
- FD&C DYES
When the acronym "FD&C" precede a color, it means that the color has been approved by the US FDA for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. When "D&C" precede the colour, it signifies that it can be used only in drugs or cosmetics. FD&C dyes are derived from petroleum or, historically, coal tar; others are synthetic.
- CONCENTRATED PIGMENT (COVERAGE)
The word "pigment" usually means a coloured 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.) Jane Iredale pigments are made from micronized minerals only. The reason the powders work so well as a natural-looking beauty makeup and/or camouflage is because the concentrated pigment not only masks color but interacts with light to create a soft-focus effect producing the illusion of perfection. A small amount will cover most types of redness including acne, rosacea and erythema.
Because the mineral particles undergo a controlled micronization process, they bind together on application. Indeed, when applied to clean, moisturized skin, the surface tension created by the micronization actually defeats gravity and holds the minerals tightly to the skin. The result: no running, creasing and smearing. Removable with a regular cleanser or the Iredale 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.
Jane Iredale is often compared to Glominerals and generally considered to be as good or better.