This easy test lets you gauge the integrity of your mineral makeup.
1. High integrity minerals that are processed properly: Real micronized minerals that are processed properly are completely waterproof and will not dissolve in water. Therefore, they float to the top.
2. Mineral makeup that is not process properly: Some suppliers may put minerals in their makeup, but do not process them properly. Ingredients that muddy the water are NOT pure minerals.
3. Very few minerals present: Some suppliers will apply the term “mineral makeup” to traditional makeup. Ingredients that bubble or foam are NOT pure minerals. Minerals that sink to the bottom are not properly processed.
Be Aware. Diane Ranger, founder of Colorescience, invented the mineral makeup concept and coined the term “mineral makeup” in 1977. Her vision was to establish and maintain the highest level of ingredient integrity by focusing on the quality of the minerals in each formula, as well as the way in which minerals were processed. Colorescience products are the standard by which all others are judged.
Compare. The industry has recently been inundated with new “mineral” makeup lines. Some lines that once had ingredient integrity have changed their formulas using less expensive ingredients and processes to cut costs. Real mineral makeup is free of oils, talcs, alcohols, dyes, binders, fillers and heavy preservatives. If consumers are not educated about mineral makeup imposters, they will not see the results expected by real mineral makeup, or worse, they could be applying product that will actually cause skin problems. This reflects on the entire mineral makeup category.
Mineral makeup and mineral sun protection have changed the face of makeup forever and have quickly become and integral part of the medical spa protocol. Colorescience offers over 280 good-for-your-skin formulas including Sunforgettable, the first and only all clear SPF 30, full spectrum, instant, physical sun protection.
Mineral makeup has three essential benefits:
Instant, physical and stable protection from UVA, UVB and Infrared sun rays. Heat exacerbates skin conditions such as rosacea, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer, and post-treatments such as laser resurfacing. Minerals are unique cooling agents that refract light, reduce heat and help keep skin cool.
Mineral makeup can be used easily and effectively to camouflage uneven skin colore, whether from skin conditions of medical procedures.*
Mineral pigments reflect the light so colores soften features and give the skin a healthy, youthful glow. Real minerals last all day, no reapplication should be necessary.
*Consult your physician before using.
Colorescience was the first complete line of products in which each product boasts of active ingredients that are skin beneficial.
Colorescience Mineral Makeup Benefits:
Fast application techniques with unique packaging
Non-transfer finish resists rubbing off on clothes
Concentrated colore “pay-off” (a little goes a long way)
Looks like your own skin, only better
Minerals that look like a powder and feel like a cream
Prolonged wear with minimal touch-up
Very water resistant
Effortless colore matching and blending
Weightless feel, even with multiple layers
Layering possibilities, including cream over powder
Complete camouflage coverage without a “cakey” look
SPF rated minerals offer instant, virtually full spectrum sun protection