Dermatologist Review of Jane Iredale
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Iredale Mineral Makeup was founded by Jane Iredale in 1994. The makeup line has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Today, Jane Iredale's Skin Care Makeup is considered one of the world's premier makeup lines. During the development of her product line Jane drew upon her extensive background in makeup artistry for film, theatre and television.
The goals of Iredale Mineral Makeup have been essentially twofold. First, create a makeup with a superior look and feel - makeup for the HDTV age, if you will. Second, create a makeup that is actually beneficial to the skin. The popularity of Iredale's line indicates the great degree of success Ms. Iredale has had in meeting these two goals. The products have wide popular acclaim and are increasingly popular with dermatologists and skin care clinicians.
Product packaging has received enormous attention in the Iredale lineup. All of the materials have been tastefully chosen and blended into a cohesive group with a very high end look. Gold finishes have a central thematic role in the line and are complemented by sophisticated black accents.
Iredale's product line is extensive and consists not only of her Amazing Bases but also of a full facial makeup line complete with lash and lip products and brushes and sponges. Iredale conceives of her mineral products as promoting 'Beauty with Benefits.' As such, the line is non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory and offers broad spectrum hypoallergenic UVB (SPF 20) and UVA protection. The makeup is very water resistant and its mineral composition does not support bacteria.
Her state of the art micronized mineral bases serve as foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one easy application that resists fading, creasing and smearing. The minerals are concentrated. This allows for complete coverage and easy camouflage of large or small distractions without a heavy buildup of product. The bases adhere to the skin until they are removed with any cleanser. All of the ingredients and processes involved in the manufacture of the Iredale line are of the highest quality available.
The complete Iredale line is top quality and many of the products are innovative. My top three picks for unique creativity from Iredale Mineral Cosmetics are CircleDelete, 24 Karat Gold Dust and D2O Heavy Water. CircleDelete is an eye treatment as well as a concealer for dark circles. It contains skin conditioners, vitamins and antioxidants for therapeutic effects and minerals for immediate results. 24 Karat Gold Dust is 48% 24 karat food-grade gold. The key feature of this product is that it shimmers rather than glitters on the skin. It can be brushed on eyes, cheeks and lips or applied to the hair with gel. The gold dust even adds to a great look on less exposed parts of the body. D2O is short for Deuterium Oxide or heavy water. The heavy water compound in this product has an extra hydrogen molecule that makes it 10% heavier than H2O. It tends to remain on the skin longer helping to hydrate and plump the cells. A spritz of D2O is great as a last step in the application of Iredale's makeup.
Iredale Mineral Makeup has positioned itself as the luxury and elegance leader in mineral makeup. The quality and integrity of the company is exemplified by its philosophy and packaging. DermStore has been a fan of Iredale products for several years. It is featured prominently at both our California Skin Care Clinic and DermStore in downtown Redding, CA. You can also find the complete line of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics available for safe purchase from the online leader in customer certified skin care, DermStore.com.
Review posted 1/3/2004.
CommentsD2O by GB
Dr.Kraffert is not quite accurate in his description of D2O. Deuterium is not an extra hydrogen atom, it is an isotope of hydrogen that has a neutron. Most hydrogen does not have neutrons.
The mass of 'regular' water is 18.00 g/mol, whereas D2O is 20.0 g/mol. The amount of energy needed for the D2O to evaporate from your skin is only 3% more than regular water. Think for yourself whether the cost justifies the expense.
Statistics can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_water
availability by RS
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