The Science Behind Mineral Makeup

By Guest writer
Wednesday - July 01, 2009

Makeup is not just about enhancing your looks or covering up uneven skin tone and blemishes. Makeup can actually be good for your skin, if you know which ones to buy. Among them, include Colorescience, which is available in physicians’ offices, makeup artists’ studios, luxury salons and spas, and medical spas…such as Pulelehua Skin Care Aesthetics, located in Kapahulu.

Founder of Colorescience, Diane Ranger, is not only the inventor of powder sunscreen, but also a major influence in the cosmetic industry, creating trends and movements for over 30 years. She is a specialist in cosmetic chemistry research and development and, single-handedly created the mineral makeup concept. At the time of its origination, it was a radical break from traditional makeup because for the first time women learned about the benefits of healthy makeup derived naturally from the Earth. Fourteen years after her first makeup line, Bare Escentuals, which she founded in 1976, Diane walked away from it to concentrate on her passion for mineral makeup development. She then evolved her loose mineral concept into what she trademarked Colorescience, which is an array of cutting-edge mineral and crystal-based formulas that are rated up to Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30. It is the most tested and most researched mineral makeup on the market.

Colorescience uses only the highest quality, pure mineral ingredients in their products. This authentic mineral makeup creates a beautiful, natural look without damaging the skin or clogging the pores the way traditional makeup formulations often do. Free of the seven deadly makeup ingredient sins: talc, perfumes, mineral oil, harsh preservatives, drying alcohols, emulsifiers and dyes, Colorescience is recommended by leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons because they know it works.

What sets this mineral makeup line apart from the rest is its pledge to color, protect, and correct, while promoting good skin health. Their foundations do not absorb into the skin, therefore creating a barrier that locks in moisture, making the skin look radiant. The minerals have a veil-like quality that allows layering of colors without a heavy appearance. Their SPF 20 and 30 adheres to and lies on top of the skin’s surface, thus providing a protective barrier from the environment. It has great reflective properties to protect the skin from ultra-violet alpha (UVA, long) and ultra-violet beta (UVB, short) sun rays. Colorescience also offers post-procedure protocols that doctors have recommended to shorten the down time usually necessary with many treatments; especially peels, lasers and other aggressive skin regimes, while having the necessary sun protection without harsh chemicals.

Dermatologists who see patients facing conditions such as rosacea and hyperpigmentation, often alleviate these concerns by partnering their treatments with Colorescience SunReliable Primers. These Primers offer sun protection, which decreases incidences of exacerbation, while addressing texture and discoloration. From post-injectables to post-laser, the products are able to create a canvas for which the patient can build upon.

Colorescience’s Sunforgettable powder sunscreen is the first sun protection product that patients say they will use and reapply throughout each day. The easy to use brush applicator and powder sunscreen versus creams is the key.

The Achromatherapy Gem Spritzers are very soothing and hydrating to the skin because they perform as aromatherapy water serums. Patients can spray the cooling mist on their face to counteract the sensation of warmth felt on the skin following non-ablative resurfacing and other treatments. The variety of scents formulated in a distillation process are calming during what can be a stressful recovery period.

Clients who have very oily skin usually don’t like powder on their skin because most powder makeup tend to sit on the skin and build up. Not the case with Colorescience mineral powders. In these tough economic times it’s worth investing in products that delivers what it says it can do, even if it may be a little more expensive than other mineral makeup skin products. All of Colorescience’s mineral-based products are described as “pharmaceutical grade,” which is appealing because most people would rather apply something on their face that is a treatment, as opposed to using products to just cover up the problems.

Colorescience is not just for women. Men can also benefit from their mineral products. There’s even a product called “Metro Menerals” which is a skin smoother that helps cover blemishes, razor burns and ingrown hairs, while “Real Menerals” is a cooling skin soothing gel that is a great after-shave moisturizer.

Call Pulelehua Skin Care Aesthetics, at (808)218-7871, for more information and a complimentary VISIA skin complexion analysis and makeup consultation with purchase of any Colorescience product.




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