We often consider the health factor of what we’re putting into our bodies when we eat and drink (just think about how many fad diets exist!), but how often do we stop to think about what goes onto our skin?
Many of us take the time and effort to invest in great quality skin care and treatments, but it’s just as important to take into consideration what makeup you’re using and what it’s made from.
When it comes to picking the right makeup products, there are many factors to consider. At face value, many look for how well it matches their skin, the longevity of the product and the overall look of the product.
Aside from how great it may look on your skin, however, it’s important to think about the impact the ingredients could be having on your skin's health.
So what should I avoid?
There are two main ingredients to avoid when it comes to your makeup products:
If it smells too good to be true, it probably is. Fragrance is one of the top 5 allergens in the world, so check the ingredients of your products to ensure they are fragrance free and won’t irritate your skin.
You may often read ‘paraben-free’ on labels and wonder what that actually means. Found in over 70% of cosmetics, parabens are preservative chemicals that mimic estrogen, so they can cause trouble with your hormones.
How can I make sure my products don’t include these, or any other harmful ingredients?
If you’re ever unsure about a product or ingredient you’re using, please feel free to chat to us about it as we are more than happy to share our expertise.
What makeup brand would you recommend?
At Lavish, we choose to opt for skin loving ingredients.
We stock Jane Iredale, an Australian-based brand made from high-quality micronised minerals (not to be confused with nano – all jane iredale products are nano-free) and free from parabens, fillers such as talc, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and GMO ingredients.
With a skincare ethos in mind, Jane Iredale products are tried, tested and truly wonderful products that your skin will love you for. Some of our favourite products include:
The Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer
This tinted moisturiser is perfect for everyday wear, with a hydrating, lightweight feel and inclusive of SPF. Providing a sheer to medium coverage, it’s perfect for a ‘no makeup’ look, giving your skin a healthy, fresh glow and evenness.
Sheer Lip Drink Lip Balm
It’s equally as important to hydrate your lips as it is to protect them from the sun. This nourishing lip balm features an SPF of 15, with a combination of waxes and oils designed to keep your pout in perfect balance.
Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener
We love using this primer to prep our skin, smoothing fine lines and minimising the appearance of pores, whilst still hydrating and nourishing the skin. We also love to mix this with any liquid foundations for a sheerer coverage.
Want to know more about our Jane Iredale range? Find out more in store, or contact us for more information.