Silhouette Spa and Laser is pleased to announce that we now offer a full range of products by glo minerals, a skin nourishing mineral makeup line that covers, corrects, and protects your skin. Glo minerals’ award-winning makeup formulations deliver flawless coverage, provide UV and environmental protection, and come in a wide range of mineral pigments.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about mineral makeup:
What is mineral makeup?
Mineral makeup is created from ultra finely milled minerals such as mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and boron nitride. The chemicals, bulking agents, and dyes found in traditional makeup are not part of the mineral makeup formulation, making it ideal for use on sensitive skin.
How does mineral makeup differ from traditional makeup?
Mineral makeup is talc-free, unlike traditional makeup. Talc is used as a bulking agent in traditional makeup, allowing cosmetic companies to create more product with less pigment overall. Though talc does have oil-absorbing properties, traditional makeup requires a heavier application in comparison to mineral makeup to achieve the desired colour and coverage. Talc particles are also heavier than natural mineral pigments and wear off and settle into pores and facial lines more quickly than mineral makeup. As a result, traditional makeup needs to be reapplied more often than mineral makeup, leading to uneven coverage and the dreaded ‘cakey’ appearance.
Furthermore, harsh ingredients (such as chemical dyes and artificial fragrances) often used in traditional makeup can irritate sensitive skin, exacerbate existing skin conditions (such as acne and rosacea), and even cause allergic reactions. In contrast, a more natural product like mineral makeup is gentler on the skin and is better suited to those with skin sensitivity.
What are some of the key benefits of mineral makeup?
There are several key benefits to using mineral makeup:
- Suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin
- Natural, long-lasting full coverage
- No fillers – less product required to achieve desired coverage
- Free of skin-irritating ingredients such as talc, chemical dyes, and artificial fragrance
- Non-comedogenic (i.e. will not clog pores)
- Non-occlusive (i.e. allow skins to breathe)
- Lightweight, barely-there feel on the skin
- Minimal reapplication required to maintain coverage
- Broad spectrum UV protection and antioxidant benefits
How does mineral makeup offer sun protection?
Mineral makeup contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, two minerals which are also used in physical sunscreens. When applied to the skin, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide create a barrier and deflect the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation like a mirror. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, mineral makeup can help provide UVA and UVB protection and defend against free radical damage.
The level of sun protection you get from mineral makeup depends on how liberally you apply it as well as the method you use to apply it. Therefore, it is recommended that you first apply broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher mineral sunscreen to your face and neck, then follow with a layer of pressed or loose mineral makeup powder for optimal coverage and protection.
What makes glo minerals stand apart from other makeup brands?
In addition to making award-winning, clinically advanced mineral makeup formulations, glo minerals is committed to producing only cruelty-free makeup. As a member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program aimed at connecting consumers with cruelty-free brands, glo minerals vows never to test products on animals, use raw ingredients tested on animals, or enter into business markets that require animal testing.
What glo minerals products do you carry at Silhouette Spa and Laser?
We carry an extensive selection of glo minerals makeup in a wide array of shades and colours:
Primers create a smooth, uniform surface on your skin by filling in fine lines and visible pores while also extending the longevity of your foundation.
Primers (available in all shades):
- Face primer (not tinted)
- Tinted primer
Customize your base with glo minerals’ top-selling, skin nurturing mineral makeup foundations. Available in a wide range of finishes, coverage levels, and shades, you can find the perfect base product to suit your skin.
Foundations (available in most shades):
- Protective liquid foundation
- Sheer tint base
- Loose base
- Pressed base
- Luxe liquid foundation
- Luxe foundation brush
- Ultra brush (to use with pressed base, loose base, and finishing powders)
Conceal, camouflage, or brighten any skin imperfections with glo minerals’ richly pigmented mineral concealer formulas.
Concealers (available in all shades):
- Corrective camouflage kit
- Redness relief powder
- Camouflage oil free
- Concealer under eye duo
- Luxe liquid bright concealer
- Dual camouflage/foundation brush
After perfecting your base, play with colour, contour, shimmer, and bronzer to personalize your makeup look.
Blush (available in most colours):
- Blush compress
- Cream blush
- Blush brush
Shimmers and bronzers (available in all colours):
- Shimmer brick
- Texture brush (to use with shimmer brick and bronze)
Contour (available in all colours):
- 4 tone contour kit
- Contour/highlight brush
Brows (available in all colours):
- Precise micro browliner
Finish off your look with a setting mineral powder or hydration mist to leave your skin looking flawless.
Powders and mists:
- Perfecting powder
- Luxe setting powder
- Hydration mist
- Luxe setting powder brush
If you are interested in trying out mineral makeup and achieving flawless skin, then we welcome you to explore our wide range of glo minerals products at Silhouette Spa and Laser. If you have any further questions about the glo minerals product range or mineral makeup in general, please feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff members and estheticians. We would be happy to assist you!