Achieving healthy and vibrant skin is something many of us aspire to. In the process of reaching this goal, most of us look to skincare and professional treatments (such as clinical peels, neuromodulators and laser resurfacing) to improve and maintain optimal skin health, but we often overlook the role that makeup plays. We want to shed some light on this regularly overlooked area of skin health. Here we share the benefits of using a medical-grade mineral cosmetic to compliment and enhance your skincare efforts.
What is in mineral makeup?
Minerals such as iron oxide, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are ground up or micronized to create makeup. These techniques are not new by any means—ancient civilizations milled minerals and used them for skin decoration, camouflage and war paint. Fortunately for us, technological advances have refined the process of creating mineral makeup, giving us high quality products with flawless coverage and even pigment.
The benefits of mineral cosmetics vs traditional makeup formulations.
Traditionally, makeup has been used to cover up and mask skin imperfections such as redness from dilated vessels or blemishes and dark circles, and to highlight various features with shading, contouring and colour. Ingredients such as fillers, talc, artificial dyes and fragrance are commonplace in cosmetics designed solely for these purposes. Unfortunately, this type of makeup often contributes to skin problems since irritants and comedogenic ingredients can aggravate the skin. Now more than ever, skincare professionals are turning to makeup lines that benefit the skin with more than just pigment.
Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is dedicated to providing its patients with treatments and skincare products that facilitate optimal skin health. As such, we are proud to offer glo minerals, an exclusive line of mineral cosmetics that support healthy skin functions while producing impeccable coverage. Some of the key elements that set glo minerals apart from traditional cosmetics are:
- Talc-free, pharmaceutical-grade formulations.
- Nutritive, healing and protective ingredients are integrated to improve skin health while providing flawless coverage and enhancement with flattering colour palettes.
- High concentrations of mineral pigment, meaning less product is needed to achieve the desired coverage, making for a natural and refined look.
- Minerals reflect light for a luminous glow.
- Many products have an indicated SPF rating since some minerals provide a physical shield against UVA and UVB rays, delivering chemical-free sun protection.
- Minerals such as titanium dioxide are naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Loose mineral foundations have a reputation for leaving a ‘cakey’ or powdery look. Many times, this is the result of incompatible makeup. To address this common concern, gl? minerals has a wide variety of coverage solutions to suit every skin type and makeup preference, from concealing pens to primers, pressed powders and liquid foundations.
Reaching your skincare goals heavily depends on your daily practices. That is why applying makeup that does more than just mask imperfections is so critical to skin health. Exposing the skin to ingredients that undermine its integrity, in the guise of improving one’s appearance, can be counterproductive and in the end challenge your skin health goals. Interested is seeing what a mineral cosmetic can do for you? We invite you to book a complimentary consultation with our medical aesthetician Bethany. Call 905.901.9545 or email [email protected] to request an appointment.