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Mineral Makeup and Your Skin
Diane RangerThe mineral makeup phenomenon is an overnight sensation many years in the making. I invented the concept thirty-two years ago while on a quest to take the irritating, even harmful, ingredients out of makeup. During the decades to follow, I had fun developing more ways to incorporate minerals with skin beneficial ingredients, resulting in Colorescience mineral makeup. The name itself describes how I have combined the essence of colore with the advancements of science to create a line all about beautiful skin!

My authentic Colorescience mineral formula is highly pigmented (a little goes a LONG way!), enhancingly light reflective and has colore-shift ability to provide the amount of coverage anyone needs. The products are easy, effective and elegant!

Girls FaceMineral cosmetics make the “natural look” beautiful and effortless to obtain because of their light-reflective nature. This look is often difficult to attain with traditional makeup products, but easy with mineral makeup products while looking and feeling like absolute nothing at all!

Mineral makeup is fun to wear, since you can mix and layer colors and products with only your imagination as your limit. In fact, a novice can easily use sheer deliberately applied layers to enhance skin tone, and even contour and highlight facial features.

Before and AfterMany people are taking advantage of the various skin rejuvenation treatments on the market today. Mineral makeup is a solution to little or no downtime post procedure since it is so highly pigmented. It covers and it has amazing stability to last the whole day. There are Colorescience products to cover and correct reds, blues, browns, and yellows from lasers, bruising and sun damage.

If you are looking for a cosmetic to address daily colore corrective and cover issues, Colorescience is a perfect choice. This highly effective mineral makeup can help us all camo hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, acne, rosascea, dark under eye circles, and sensitive skin.

Sunforgettable ProductsI have developed a safe alternative to traditional sunscreens for much the same reasons I developed mineral makeup. Colorescience provides SPF 20 and SPF 30 in a stable powder mineral formula that keeps the skin cooler than chemically- based lotion sunscreens. This prevents exacerbation of common skin conditions, like rosacea, since the Colorescience mineral formula physically reflects and refracts the sun′s rays away from the skin. Since mineral protection is instant once it is correctly applied, you can lose the 20 minute wait!

Sunforgettable SPF 30 mineral powder sun protection can be re-applied all day over makeup and all over the body, quickly and easily. This makes sunscreen compliance manageable and doable all day, every day for every individual- man, woman or child!

What is mineral makeup?
BeakerI created mineral makeup in 1976 because I felt there was a definite need; I wanted to provide to my clients a makeup that was good for their skin. Once manufacturers had to label their products with the ingredients they used, I was appalled by the listings. They were using ingredients that actually caused skin problems. So, I created the Seven Deadly Skins Rule where I would formulate with NO Oils, Perfumes, Talc, Alcohol, Dyes, Preservatives or Emulsifiers.

Once you feel a makeup qualifies as a mineral formula (and it does not contain any of the Seven Deadly Skins), you can give it my beaker test. This will tell you conclusively if the mineral product is authentic in content AND processing. By staying on the surface of the water with the water clear, Colorescience demonstrates how it will stay on the surface of your skin to provide protection from the sun. The clarity of the water directly correlates with how clean the makeup will leave your skin.

While it goes without saying that true beauty comes from within, I think beautiful skin is the most important asset a woman can have at any age. Glowing, healthy skin is always in style. Living life each day to the fullest and living life your own way keeps you beautiful within. Using age-appropriate skin care techniques is critical. Thorough sun protection is the single most important beauty technique. Thankfully, I created a product that is changing the way women think of sun protection!

Diane Ranger is founder and CEO of Colorescience. A twenty-nine year veteran in the cosmetics industry, she has a master's degree from the University of Houston and over twenty-two years of cosmetic chemistry lab experience in research and development. After founding Bare Escentuals, Diane went on to concentrate on her passion for mineral makeup product development and founded Colorescience.
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