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Feb 16 2010

Mineral Makeup: The Best Anti-Aging Makeup

When people think of the words “anti aging” more than likely the first thought that comes to mind in terms of skin care products is anti-wrinkle cream. And while anti-aging creams and serums are great for preventing or erasing fine lines and wrinkles, there are also mineral based makeup products which are great for aging skin as well. Mineral makeup products are very kind to the skin because they are more pure than other makeup brands and do not contain irritants such as dyes, fragrances and binders so they are not as harsh in nature.

As far as anti-aging properties, mineral makeup products from Skin Rx contain an ingredient called Palmarosa. Derived from the Palmarosa Plant, which is somewhat grass-like in appearance. It is known to moisturize the skin and to help stimulate cell regeneration. Natural mineral makeup also contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which work as a natural sunscreen to help prevent further sun damage and premature aging of the skin. While one should still apply a quality sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 anytime they expect to be exposed to the sun, these two ingredients do work to protect the skin better than if no sunscreen were used at all.

As our skin ages, it becomes more fragile and loses much of the hydration it had in your youth. When skin is young, it can soak up and store moisture almost effortlessly and that is part of what gives off the youthful glow. Aging causes the skin’s elasticity to degenerate which leaves your face, and other parts of your body, feeling drier and less supple than in your more youthful years. An anti-aging skin care routine should include high quality skin care products that are specially formulated for maturing skin. Cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliation products, and even anti-aging makeup should be a part of your daily aging skin care regime.

Jan 18 2010

Caring for Skin During the Winter

The winter months mean cooler temperatures, drier air, and, of course, loss of moisture in your skin.  When the outdoor temperature starts to drop, you may notice your skin becoming dry, even itchy or irritated.  Indoor heating systems further aggravate the problem by robbing the air of its moisture – moisture that your skin craves!  As soon as you feel that first chill in the air, it’s time to transform your skin care and moisturizing routine to make sure your skin stays healthy, soft and supple.  Try these products for dry skin to help guard against the elements.

Before you begin your new winter skin care regimen, prepare to receive new moisture with a Microdermabrasion Peel.  Microdermabrasion clears away dead skin cells, allowing moisturizers to better penetrate dry, damaged skin.  Skin Rx’s formula is enriched with natural hydrators, vitamins A, C, E, and other antioxidants.

Once you’ve cleared away old skin cells, choose a gentle facial cleanser that won’t strip away natural moisture.  Arnica Facial Wash is a mild foaming cleanser, specially formulated for very dry and highly sensitive skin.  Arnica, a plant species of the sunflower family, has a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, helping to soothe skin cells damaged by the cold.  This facial wash, which contains no oil, perfumes, fragrance, dyes or alcohols, provides full cleansing with the mildness your sensitive winter skin needs.

Next, you’ll need to make sure your skin receives additional moisture.  Skin Rx’s Liquid Silk can be used either under or over moisturizer for added softness and protection against drying.  This paraben-free serum is made up of plant extract oils and phospholipids, helping you achieve a silky-smooth complexion while nourishing your skin!

Professional Microdermabrasion results at home

You’ll also want to guard against dry indoor heat by switching to a rich daily moisturizerHerbal Moisture Creme offers intense hydration and is very well-suited to dry skin.  Its non-greasy formula will keep your face feeling fresh with a host of natural ingredients, including whole aloe, ceramides, hyaluronic acid (maximum water hydrator), echinacea, cornflower, soy, meadowfoam oil, squalane oil, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Winter might have you spending more time indoors, but you still need to apply sunscreen on a daily basis!  Your daily sunscreen should feature a minimum SPF of 15, and winter sports enthusiasts will want to choose a higher SPF.  Advanced Protection SPF 30 SunBlock provides protection with a lightweight, non-greasy, fragrance-free formula.  Green Tea, vitamins A, C, and E, and plant extracts offer an anti-aging boost.  Remember to guard your lips as well – Skin Rx’s Vibran-C Lip Treatment with SPF 15 soothes dry and chapped lips while shielding against sun damage!

Now that you’ve prepared your skin for harsh winter temperatures, should you make any changes to your makeup routine?  In trying out different makeup products, many women find that mineral makeup is more appropriate for sensitive winter skin than traditional makeup formulas.  Skin Rx offers a full range of different mineral makeup products, including base, powder, concealer, blush, highlighter, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss and more.  Our 6-Piece Starter Kit includes Mineral Base, Porcelain Finishing Powder, Glow (highlighter), Touch of Sun (bronzer), a flocked sponge, and your choice of kabuki brush or dome brush.

Lastly, don’t forget the basics!  If you live in a very dry climate, a humidifier can help reintroduce moisture into the air.  Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.  Get enough sleep (your skin will love you for it).  And even though you might crave a hot shower on a chilly morning, choose lukewarm water instead – hot water can actually draw moisture out of your skin!

Oct 06 2009

New shades added to Ultra Sensitive Mineral Makeup line

We’ve recently added two new shades (with a third coming soon!) to our line of Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Bases.

Please find the shade comparison chart below for those of you who may have used our Original Loose Mineral Base in the past, but now want to give our Ultra Sensitive a try.   Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base is a must for anyone with Rosacea , acneic or  reactive, sensitive skin.

Naturally preserved and completely free of irritants, we’ve taken the best qualities of mineral makeup and applied them to our new Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base: a light-weight feel with the option of layering for more coverage as needed, the simplicity of an all-in-one concealer and foundation, it’s non-comedogenic and bacteria-resistant properties, it’s natural & inert ingredients, and it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. All of these properties leave you with the best qualities makeup can offer while leaving out those which can add to those sensitive skin issues.

Silky, weightless and very forgiving, Ultra Sensitive Mineral Base goes on easy and feels like nothing at all, naturally. It evens out your skin tone, enhances your complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores.  So go ahead, nourish your delicate skin while getting the beautiful coverage and finish you need.

Color comparisons for Mineral Secrets mineral makeup:

Barely There              A La Mode

Cool Beige                Sugar Cookie

Oatmeal                   Sand (lighter) and/or Gloden (darker)

Cashmere                 Golden and/or Sun Beige

Canvas                     *Honey  (New Color!)

Warm Beige              *Toffee  (New Color!)

Cocoa                       No match at this time

Seashell                    *Fawn  (New Color…Coming Soon!)

Caramel                     No match at this time

No match                   Ginger Snap

No match                    Mocha

Sep 28 2009

What kind of makeup is best after laser skin treatments?

postopskin.jpg laser skin treatment immediately post-op picture by tiffanymarlene

Post laser skin is ultra sensitive.

Post laser skin is extremely sensitive and needs more than just time to heal. The right skin care procedures and products are super important!

Laser skin resurfacing treatments remove the outer layers of the skin so you must manage the after effects of such a treatment to ensure proper healing. At this time, your skin is much more susceptible to infections and bacteria.

After your skin is healed, you will also want to wear the right makeup – something you may not have even thought about. Certain makeup products are more irritating than others, and you will want to choose a makeup that is ultra sensitive and all natural for your post laser skin.

Mineral makeup is a great choice because it is all natural and does not cause irritation – even to the most sensitive skin! Also, with ingredients like zinc oxide built in, mineral makeup has sun protection, too.

Skin Rx recommends the following mineral makeup for post laser skin care:

Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base – 7 different shades to choose from, provides excellent coverage and is very long lasting.

Ultra Sensitive Mineral Blush – Several different colors of blush available which provides a long lasting, lovely glow to ultra sensitive skin.

Ultra Sensitive Finishing Powder – A translucent powder which can be used both as a primer before our mineral base or as a setting powder once your mineral base is applied.

Sep 25 2009

Makeup Tip: Bigger, Brighter Eyes!

Here are a couple easy tips on how to brighten up your eyes and make them look bigger.

Apply concealer on the side of your nose by the inner corner of the eye to cover up darkness.  Use concealer or highlighter on your dark circles as well, but keep to the inner corner-mid eye area to avoid exaggerating of fine lines. This will illuminate the eye area.

Apply highlighter or light (silver, white, light gold, light beige) eye shadow in the inner corner of the eye on upper eyelid and just a touch on the lower eyelids.

Offset redness and open up your eyes by lining inner eye rims with a light nude eye pencil.

Curl your lashes and finish with a black mascara.  When applying focus on the middle of your upper and lower eye lashes. This way your eyes will look much bigger.

At the end of the day, do not retire without first cleansing your skin with a mild facial wash that gently removes makeup and other residue which can add to skins sensitivity.    Skinrxclinic’s  Gentle Eye Makeup Remover,  which quickly dissolves eye make up without irritation, is a must for any vanity.

This is an oil-free,  fragrance-free formulation designed especially for the sensitive, delicate  tissue around the eye area.

Your peeps will thank you!

Sep 14 2009

10 Reasons to Switch to Mineral Makeup

Gentle on your skin – Mineral makeup is free of the harsh dyes, preservatives and fragrances found in many traditional cosmetics. Eliminating additives can help eliminate skin irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin.

All natural in look and feel – Mineral makeup is made from finely ground minerals found in the earth. Avoid the harsh chemicals and preservatives found in traditional makeup and let your skin’s natural luminosity shine through.

Loose Base in 2 gram Shaker Jar

Loose Base in 2 gram Shaker Jar

Effortless application – Mineral makeup is perfect for on-the-go application. With so many shades to perfectly match your skin, you won’t have to worry about makeup lines or unblended foundation.

Versatile – For those who use tinted moisturizer, liquid concealer and powder – consider making the switch to mineral makeup. Add loose powder to your favorite moisturizer and use it as liquid concealer or apply it with a brush for full coverage. There is no reason to carry an arsenal of cosmetics when all you need are a few, simple products.

Something for all ages – For teens with problem skin to those hoping to conceal wrinkles and an uneven skin tone, mineral makeup is the perfect solution. The light and easy application is ideal for first-time makeup users or women any age just looking for a change.

Longer lasting on your face – Mineral makeup is water-resistant so it will last longer without creasing or smearing, which mean less touch-ups for you.

Longer lasting on the shelf – Mineral makeup is inorganic making it difficult for bacteria to form. Although mineral makeup can essentially last forever, it is good practice to replace it once a year for the best application.

Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! – Excessive exposure to the sun can damage your skin. Get extra protection from mineral makeup that has a natural component that keeps your skin protected from harmful UVB and UVA rays.

Full coverage – Mineral makeup is light and blends so easily, it’s nearly impossible to go overboard and get the “cakey” look common with traditional cosmetic products. From morning, noon, to night – you’re ready for anything.

No mess – Skip the sponges and the spills! All you need to apply mineral makeup is a soft brush.

Sep 07 2009

Quiz – Do You Have Sensitive Skin?

Do you feel like your skin is constantly irritated or dry or itchy – or is it just always something when it comes to your skin? You are not alone – sensitive skin is a common problem! If you aren’t sure whether or not you have sensitive skin, take our quiz to find out:

  1. Does your skin show a reaction to common over-the-counter lotions, creams, or fragrances?
  2. Does your skin often get red or blotchy?
  3. Is your skin prone to allergic reactions?
  4. Does your skin have a low tolerance for heat, cold, wind, or pollution?
  5. Is your skin irritated by certain types of clothing or fabrics?

If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, it is highly likely that you have sensitive skin. This is a condition which requires special care and the use of certain products to make your skin as comfortable as possible. And as we transition from summer to autumn, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your skin care needs as they change with the seasons. As the weather gets colder, sensitive skin tends to get drier – so make sure you are using the right sensitive skin products for the season!

Skin Rx has a serum which works wonders to calm and soothe sensitive skin. Willowherb Soothing Serum calms irritation and redness and doubles as a moisturizer which is free from perfumes, dyes, fragrance, and alcohol. In addition, Skin Rx has a super gentle cleanser, Arnica Facial Wash, which is great for highly sensitive or very dry skin. Also great for your sensitive skin is the Skin Recovery Creme, a lightweight moisturizer that soothes, heals, and repairs with ingredients including Vitamin K, Echinacea, Linden Extract, and Aloe.

If you are looking for a new makeup for your sensitive skin that will not cause irritation or breakouts, try Skin Rx’s Ultra Sensitive Mineral makeup products which are all natural and provide sun protection.

Come back soon for more helpful tips to care for your sensitive skin!

Aug 28 2009

Which mineral shade for my skintone

mineral makeup jars

Question:

I have light skin (not bronzed) with light brown eyes and light brown hair. What shade would be the best for me as foundation: Cashmere or Barely there? My skin is more warm toned, I think.  Thanks for your help!

Answer:

Thank you for your recent interest in our products! Based on what you have described your skin tone to be, your best bet would be to try our Cashmere base. Our mineral makeup is especially formulated for those with sensitive and/or reactive skin types.  We offer all of our loose base shades in easy to use, try-me size 2 gram shaker jars. These are a great way to try one or two shades for the first time and custom blend the shades together for a more perfect match to your skin tone.  Find a color chart below to help decide which shade is best for you.  We are always glad to help. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

PINK/COOL/RUDDY: If your skin is light with cool, pink, or ruddy (ruddy is deep pink/red) undertones, the shades for you to choose from are: Cashmere (not for ruddy), Cool Beige (great for ruddy), Sea Shell (listed in order of lightest to darkest)

NEUTRAL: If your skin is very light with no pink or minimal pink, you will want Barely There. However, if it is very light but with a lot of pink or red, you will want Cashmere or Cool Beige (for red or ruddy, Cool Beige will look the most natural).

If your skin is very fair you will want Barely There (a neutral shade)

If your skin is light with pink or cool undertones you will want Cool Beige

OLIVE/YELLOW/GOLDEN: If your skin is light with Olive/Yellow/Golden undertones, you will want Oatmeal.

If your skin is in between light and medium, with neutral or warm tones, you will want Cashmere

If your skin is medium with Olive/Yellow/Golden Undertones you will want Canvas.

If your skin is darker than medium, but not ethnic, you will want Sand Dune. Very tanned skin or Asians can wear Sand Dune. It is a dark deep tan color.

Cool: If your skin is medium with cool tones you will want Seashell or Cocoa.

Dark: If your skin is ethnic and medium brown to dark your color selections are: Cocoa (cool), Sand Dune (warm), Caramel (warm), Espresso (neutral). (listed in order of lightest to darkest)

Aug 28 2009

Mineral formulas

Question:

Rosacea controlled

Rosacea controlled

I would like to know/what is difference from say bare minerals and the mineral formulas now sold at drug store? I have rosacea and even these products make it flare.

Thanks…

Looking for something that will work and not irritate

Answer:

Thank you for your recent interest in our products! There are so many mineral makeup formulas out there, you really need to do some research, especially since you stated you have rosacea. When you’re looking at mineral makeup either online or in the stores, make sure you read the ingredients before anything else. The major difference are the ingredients used; are they beneficial for the skin, or simply “fillers”. We recommend our mineral makeup for our post-laser clients, those with rosacea, and people who want a wonderful, natural cover makeup. As you see on our website, our loose mineral foundation contains ingredients such as green tea extract and vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) known for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties.

Our mineral makeup provides a luxurious coverage, with the benefits of SPF 15-17, although we do recommend using a sunscreen as well. We offer a 2 gram trial size makeup, and this is the best way to try our product. Most of our first-time clients choose 1 or 2 shades to try. This helps to customize a perfect shade for your skin tone. As you will see by reading through our testimonials, we have many sensitive clients that truly love our makeup. There will, of course, be those who are ultra-sensitive to our ingredients, but really the only way to tell is to give us a try!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance. You will also find an abundance of information on our website. Thank you again and have a Happy New Year!

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