At the Eden Institute MediSpa we recommend that our patients use Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup after treatments as pure mineral makeup is crafted from high-quality natural ingredients that can be beneficial for your skin.
One of the major advances in makeup and skincare has been the introduction of mineral makeup into the skincare regime.
We are proud to offer Colorescience, a medical-grade range of mineral makeup that will support the daily use of our Medical-Grade Skincare Range. Both our Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup and Medical-Grade Skincare Range are suitable for use directly following Cosmetic Injections (Wrinkle Relaxers and Wrinkle Fillers), Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Medical-Grade Facial Peels and Medical-Grade Microdermabrasion. Use of these products in combination with facial rejuvenation treatments will help to protect your skin and enhance the results of your treatment.
Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup is ideal for disguising post-procedure redness, giving the illusion of clear, healthy, natural skin with a light but buildable coverage.
The Colorescience Mineral Make Up range is formulated with ingredients such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in their purest form. This offers superior quality broad spectrum sun protection for all skin exposed to the harsher Australian environment.
At Eden we advocate the use of Physical Sunscreens as opposed to Chemical versions. Why? Physical sunscreens lie on top of the skin and reflect the sun’s rays like tiny mirrors whereas chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. In the Colorescience range, the natural mineral sunscreen ingredients protect against both UVA and UVB without absorbing into the skin and bloodstream. The zinc oxide is also water resistant and can help reduce inflammation associated with sensitive skin, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
At Eden Institute, we pride ourselves on using products that are free from numerous artificial additives (such as Parabens, Formaldehyde, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Propylene Glycols) as they can be harmful for your skin.
Mineral makeup is crafted from natural ingredients that, when formulated correctly, can be beneficial for your skin. Mineral makeup harnesses the natural properties of earth minerals. For example, the primary ingredients found in pure mineral foundations include:mica to providecoverage, zinc oxide for UVA/UVB protection, non-nanophased titanium dioxide for sun protection, and iron oxides for natural colour. Minerals gently adhere to the skin like a veil and act like tiny mirrors, reflecting light to give the skin a glowing, luminous appearance. They also provide superior coverage, camouflage and protection to the skin.
On the other hand, traditional makeup is predominantly synthetic and contains artificially made colours, fragrances, paraben preservatives...etc. In most cases, it is commercially cheaper to manufacture traditional makeup that is crafted from these man-made ingredients in comparison to formatting natural mineral makeup.
Statistics reveal that the average Australian woman wears makeup for up to 10 hours per day. If you are using synthetic cosmetics, that means your skin is constantly absorbing the chemicals found in your makeup. If you are conscious about making healthy choices when it comes to diet and exercise, shouldn’t you do the same when it comes to what you apply to your skin?
Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup allows the skin to breathe as it excretes toxins and absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. Mineral makeup should essentially act like a second skin, in addition to its other functions of providing high levels of UV protection. Minerals also contain water-resistant properties, which allows women to sweat, exercise and even swim with their makeup staying on throughout the day – provided they don’t rub it off. You can remove mineral makeup with a gentle cloth and cleanser.
Yes you can. In fact, many dermatologists recommend that patients who have allergy and acne prone skin switch to Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup. Good quality mineral makeup should contain high percentages of zinc oxide, which is part of our normal body chemistry and also plays a significant role in wound healing and reducing inflammation. As a result, Medical-Grade Mineral Makeup is great for patients with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and dermatitis, and also following treatments like Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Medical-Grade FacialPeels.
Look out for mineral makeup that has over 20% of zinc oxide content as the anti-inflammatory properties of this ingredient can help calm and heal the skin with minimal risk of allergy, irritation and infection.
This shouldn’t be a problem if you are using good quality loose minerals – in fact, superior mineral makeup should make the skin appear more hydrated and dewy. However in saying that, not all mineral makeup is created equal. Watch out for products that use cheap fillers such as talc, which can bulk up the product and produce that dry, cakey finish you want to avoid.
It is best to apply mineral makeup after you have moisturised your face as this helps to allow even adhesion of the mineral particles to the skin. For optimal results, use a kabuki brush to apply mineral makeup using firm circular motions for even coverage. Don’t go too overboard – remember, less is more.
For more information about our skincare and mineral makeup products, contact the Eden Institute today. We are conveniently located in, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood and Richmond in Sydney.