Mineral make-up has been around for decades and has come into the spotlight as consumers become more conscious of what they put onto and into their bodies.
Mineral make-up has been around for decades and has come into the spotlight as consumers become more conscious of what they put onto and into their bodies. Rose Lentini, INIKA make-up artist, spills the beans to Beauty IQ.
Inika offers intense colour and long-lasting coverage
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF INIKA MINERAL MAKE-UP?
Mineral cosmetics are made from natural minerals like mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron oxides and were developed to offer a more natural alternative to conventional make-up, free from synthetic chemicals and fragrances.
A true mineral product should also be highly pigmented (a result of not including fillers like talc), offering intense colour and excellent coverage while being gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.
INIKA products contain: no harsh chemicals, no talc, no genetically modified ingredients, no parabens, no bismuth oxychloride, no harmful preservatives, no harmful fillers, no mineral oils, no fragrance and no petrochemicals.
Inika does not contain harsh chemicals, which is perfect for sensitive skin
IS INIKA SUITABLE TO MY SKIN TYPE?
Mineral cosmetics are the only products recommended after certain facial procedures, surgery, laser re-surfacing, chemical peels and so on. That is because traditionally mineral cosmetics don’t contain harsh chemicals like so many traditional cosmetic products. Also, mineral cosmetics tend to contain ingredients like zinc, which is known for its soothing and calming properties, thus making it ideal after facial treatments. Hence you will find mineral cosmetics are commonly applied in beauty salons and spas after waxing, micro-dermabrasion, IPL and other facial procedures.
Inika can be used even after you have facial procedures
WHAT FUTURE ADVANCEMENTS CAN WE EXPECT FROM INIKA?
All mineral cosmetics are not created equal. Unfortunately, as the mineral market has proven to be a lucrative one, a number of cosmetic companies are producing so called “mineral” products that vary only slightly from traditional make-up. They still contain fillers, synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances and colours.
If you are looking for a genuinely natural mineral brand, make sure you know how to read an ingredient list. You should be looking for a high mineral content and you should definitely avoid things like Talc (a known carcinogen), parabens (a preservative that has been linked to breast tumours), fragrance and bismuth oxychloride (a skin irritant for many people). Minerals alone need no improving, however educating the consumer about the key benefits and the ingredients to avoid when considering a mineral powder is crucial.
Other future advancements would be to infuse the pure minerals with certified organic ingredients to enhance the skin’s texture over time, offering anti-aging benefits.
Inika is working hard to provide you with make-up that has anti-ageing benefits
ARE INIKA LIQUID FOUNDATIONS CONSIDERED MINERAL MAKE-UP?
INIKA’s Liquid Foundations are Certified Organic OFC (Organic Food Chain) approved, which ensures that they contain between 75-95% certified organic content and adhere to a strict criteria which includes production standards for sourcing, processing, packaging and having the ingredients grown and harvested without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, synthetic chemicals and growth agents whilst also being free from irradiation and chemical sterilization.
The liquid foundations also contain pure minerals which cannot be referred to as organic as water, salt or minerals are NOT certifiable. The best way to ensure that you are using a truly organic product is to look for an organic certification stamp on the packaging. This means the product has been independently verified through a stringent set of testing processes to guarantee that the product was produced in a truly organic way.
As INIKA adheres to the OFC, (Organic Food Chain) the strict guidelines ensure all our formulations are pure and organic, providing the safest products available worldwide.
The certified organic logo on the packaging proves that Inika is truly organic
DOES INIKA HAVE ANY PRESSED PRODUCTS LIKE FOUNDATION?
INIKA offers no pressed products as we believe that once the minerals are pressed it can compromise the ingredients and the products integrity. We also refuse to press our minerals with any chemicals. INIKA mineral foundation powders deliver more colour and coverage making it safe to use on a daily basis.
All Inika products are safe to use daily
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