Mineral make-up has been widely available for years now and steadily growing in popularity as consumers become more aware of product ingredients. Many of the top make up lines use ingredients that can be irritating to sensitive skin such as preservatives, parabens, mineral oils, chemical dyes, and fragrance.
In the past I have tried Bare Essentials, Bella Donna, and Glominerals and while I did not despise them, I was certainly not impressed. As an aesthetician, I understood the benefits of using a mineral make-up but did not like the messiness of the loose powders or the chalky appearance of others. It was not until 2009 that I discovered Jane Iredale and fell in love with the line - especially their pressed powders.
Jane Iredale founded the company in 1994 with a goal to make products that “look good, feel good, and are good for the skin.” The pressed powders come in a large range of colors and they have a lighter and more matte coverage than the loose minerals. All of the pressed powders are made from micro ionized minerals and offer a broad spectrum SPF of 20. They do not contain any synthetic chemicals or oil but do have free radical fighting antioxidants (pine bark and pomegranate extract). All of their powders are wheat free and vegan and they have been certified as a company by the Coalition for Consumer Information in Cosmetics (CCIC) and PETA.
All of that and the product offers a natural coverage that feels weightless? Yes, please!
What I also learned from our Jane Iredale rep is that it is the only pharmaceutical grade mineral make-up on the market today. They test each batch to ensure that it is completely inert before it leaves the factory. That means that no bacteria, mold, or yeast can grow in the product.
**It is important to note that bacteria, mold, or yeast can grow in brushes so it is very important to advise your patients to wash them monthly to prevent or deter growth**
One more bonus tip for the aestheticians and make-up artists reading - Warm Sienna Pressed Powder is phenomenal at concealing red in the skin. If you have a patient with Rosacea or post-procedure redness use the Warm Sienna first to neutralize the redness and then apply the appropriate shade for that individual (if it is not Warm Sienna).
Have you used Jane Iredale Pressed Powders? What do you think about them? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.