Yes, you can train in jane!

Have you got skin flaws that you can’t bear to face that stop you from heading to the gym? Maybe you didn’t realise that if you invest in a clean and pure makeup range that is designed to be an extension of skin care, you actually can train in makeup. No more feeling bare-faced or skipping your workout if you skin is misbehaving. The breathability of our non-comedogenic foundations means no more congestion and even better, makeup that won’t run and leave you with streaks – even during that spin class!

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Not all makeup can be worn when exercising; generally speaking sweating it out in makeup that contains fillers, talc, parabens, perfumes, FD&C dyes isn’t the best for your skin. If you want to add a bit of colour or coverage to your bare face, make sure you are using pure minerals and a brand that contributes to skin health. Which is why we’re so pleased to tell you that you can, in fact, train in jane!

Why? There’s a few good reasons…

Non-comedogenic – what does it mean?

Laboratory tests confirm that all of our products are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not block pores, so you can confidently wear jane iredale mineral makeup when exercising.

Sensitivity

We steer clear of three major sensitisers in makeup; synthetic fragrance, petroleum based colourants and synthetic preservatives. This reduces the likelihood of irritated skin during exercise, because your skin can breathe and function normally!

Steak-free

Our minerals bind together upon application, which means they resist running, creasing and smearing. They have a high water resistant rating which means sweat doesn’t affect their staying-power. If you use a hand towel to wipe your forehead, simply pat your sweat away rather than wiping to reset your minerals for the rest of your workout.

Sun Protection

Rain, hail or shine, we know many of you love to exercise outdoors, which is why wearing a physical sunscreen while you are outside is the one of the most important skin care safeguards you can use against UV radiation. If you’re looking for a multi-tasking product, our Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser provide four important functions in one: Foundation, concealer, sun protection and active skin care benefits. These can all be applied as a sheer coverage to give you the SPF protection you need while you train without your skin looking heavily made up with makeup. The sheer coverage will give your skin a beautiful fresh finish and most of all keep you protected with instant UV protection.

Stay Calm

Here’s one for the yogi’s out there – calm mind and calm skin! We make a conscious effort to include ingredients in our products that are calming and soothing; like white lotus flower, cucumber fruit extract, licorice root extract, rosemary leaf extract, willow bark extract, grape seed extract and more. We know that these luxurious botanicals measurably contribute to skin health.

Train in jane iredale to ensure you’re taking care of yourself, from the outside in! Pigmentation, breakout, rosacea… there’s no excuse not to hit the gym. Keeping active will clear your mind, clear your skin and enhance your life. Just make sure you are wearing pure minerals!

5 Common Makeup Myths, Busted!

With so many so-called ‘facts’ out there, we have to ask the question, what’s actually true? To help you determine fact from fiction, we’re busting some common makeup myths below so that you can feel confident that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your beauty regime.

Myth: makeup causes breakouts

We’ve all had them and most of us turn to our makeup as the main culprit. However, if you are using a high grade mineral makeup like jane iredale, it is simply not true. We have many accounts from acne patients testifying to improvement in their skins since using our mineral makeup. We don’t include ingredients that cause irritation or sensitivities to the skin like chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrances, alcohol, FD&C dyes and talc. All products have been safety, allergy and clinically tested. But be aware, not all makeup brands claiming to be mineral are good for your skin. Know your ingredients and do your research. 01 foundations

Myth: pumping your mascara will give you more product

Ladies, this must stop. Pumping your mascara wand will not lead to thicker lashes; in fact, it will do the complete opposite and create a clumpy look.

When you pump mascara you are inviting unwanted air into the tube, which means the product will ultimately dry. If you have to pump, you may not be using the right formula to achieve the effect you are after.  If you want volume and maximum impact, try PURELASH® LENGTHENING MASCARA, the lash extending mascara will leave you with no urge to pump, just gently twist the wand from the tube and voila, long beautiful lashes all day, everyday. If you want to take it to a whole new level, apply PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner under your mascara. Beware once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked and wonder how you ever lived without it.

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Myth: layer foundation for full coverage

We know how tempting it can be to get coverage in one step; however, this common mistake can be the catalyst for a cakey complexion. With jane iredale, it’s all about layering, for a natural radiant look it’s better to build up your makeup gradually, in layers. And that is why we always recommend our hydration sprays. Apply foundation, spritz with one of our hydration sprays, roll press with a Flocked Sponge… and if you need more coverage, repeat. By spritzing in-between you are essentially setting your minerals and allowing the next layer to bond to the surface of your skin effortlessly. It also lightly wets your Amazing Base or PurePressed Base so that you get a flawless liquid finish to your skin.

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Myth: your fingers are your best tools for makeup application

We understand the urge to use your hands to apply your makeup, from foundation to eye shadow, on behalf of your face we politely encourage you to invest in a few key tools that can maximize your makeup usage and improve your overall look.

Some bases are great to apply with the warmth of your fingertips, such as Glow Time BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer. But when it comes to Liquid Minerals, a formula that is packed with skin care liposomes, a brush is best. Did you ever think that maybe your hands are absorbing the active ingredients before they hit your face? You’ll use more product too, so it’s a wise move to use a foundation brush. For all other makeup products i.e eyeshadows, blush, liners and brows – we can’t stress enough, that you need to be using the right tools. We have over 28 brushes to choose from so that you can apply your products like a pro. Not only will you find that your makeup looks better and lasts longer with the application of a brush, you will save up to three times more product per application. Treat yourself and your face will love you.

Myth: match foundation to your wrist or hand

When testing foundation, of course the most convenient place is often your hands, but don’t be fooled by how the colour appears on this part of your body.

We’re often told to match foundation to areas other than our face, but it really makes no sense, as the colour is going to vary from face, to hands, to wrists. For best results, it is important to test for colour accuracy on your jawline in natural light on clean skin; this will ensure your foundation is the perfect shade for your complexion.

Most of us use sunscreen on our face daily, in our skin care perhaps, so you may find that your face is lighter than your neck and chest. The best advice we can give is, always match your foundation to your face and if it is lighter than your sun kissed neck and chest, start using a little bronzer – not all over; just on the top of your forehead, along your cheeks and jawline and blend into your neck. If you are wearing your hair up, bronze the back of your neck, too. You may also find that you need to switch shades in summer and winter.

If you have any makeup questions that you need answers too, please send us a facebook message and we’ll share our expert knowledge and tips with you and all our fans. We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

Winter is Coming… Winter skin care tips from jane iredale

At jane iredale we understand that winter is the season that keeps us in our cosy beds each morning, under layers of warm clothes each day, and of course, glued to the heater at all times!

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We know that as the cooler weather creeps in and we rug up, leaving less of our skin exposed, it’s easy to forget our usual skin care regime. However, with our skin enduring the extremities of cold temperatures, high winds, and the contrasting dry air from heaters, it’s so important that we master our winter skin care early and get into a moisture-balancing routine before the worst is upon us!

During winter, our skin can become dull and dry, so to help keep you on the path of well-hydrated skin, we’re sharing some of our favourite winter skin care tips and listing the jane iredale products to help you perfect them.

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Our first tip: Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean that you don’t need to stay hydrated.

We’re all pretty good when it comes to moisturising during summer (we usually have a glowing tan as an incentive), and staying hydrated is easy as the warm weather makes us thirsty, but what about hydration in winter? With less skin on show, many of us tend to forget about nourishing our skin in winter and our water consumption can also start to diminish. It’s so important to nourish your skin from the inside and out, and keeping up our water intake is an essential step in achieving a glowing, hydrated complexion. For an easy boost of moisture throughout the day, make sure you keep one of our hydration sprays handy. Our D2O HYDRATION SPRAY is the perfect multi-purpose spray, which can be used on its own throughout the day or before makeup to deliver immediate moisture. It can also be used after applying makeup to set minerals for a long-lasting, flawless finish.

Beat the uneven skin tone that comes with colder weather…

The cold weather and winds in the cooler months can actually result in blotchy skin, which is usually a result of dryness or irritation. To help treat the problem and even out your skin tone at the same time, try using one of our foundations, GLOW TIME® FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM or our DREAM TINT® TINTED MOISTURISER both work to help calm and soothe irritated skin and provide coverage to help camouflage any imperfections. For an extra boost, apply Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener, a skin-quenching primer that helps to prevent moisture loss and promotes luminosity and skin radiance.

Protect your skin against UV rays… Yes, even in Winter!

It’s easy to forget about them, but they’re always there! We’re talking about harmful UV rays, and it’s important that you protect your skin against them – even in Winter! Start your beauty regime with our GLOW TIME® FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM. This beauty balm will not only protect your skin with its SPF properties, it’s also water resistant for up to 40 minutes, making it particularly handy when the rain pours down!

Healthy-looking hands…

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of luxurious moisturiser hitting dry hands. Trapped under gloves, or hard at work, our hands are often the part of our bodies we forget to care for, but with HANDDRINK™ our stunning hand cream you can certainly change that. The non-greasy formula has active ingredients and organic rose essential oils to instantly revive and pamper your hands, providing a much-needed boost of moisture throughout winter and beyond!

Protect your pout…

Dry hands can feel like brittle paper, but there is one thing worse… chapped lips! Windy, winter days can leave lips feeling dry and sore, and our tendency to drink less water is also a contributing factor when it comes to dry lips. To keep your lips feeling soft and supple this winter try a nourishing lip balm like jane iredale’s LIPDRINK® SPF 15 LIP BALM. This luscious, petroleum-free lip balm is an all-in-one moisturiser that works to protect, soften and soothe chapped lips.
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So just remember, staying hydrated is a key component of achieving glowing, gorgeous skin. It’s so important to remember this at all times, regardless of the season! You can beat the winter blues by following these simple tips and filling your makeup bag with nourishing jane iredale products that will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.

 

Unlocking the Mist-ery of jane iredale hydration sprays…

Facial mists are increasingly becoming a travel and makeup bag essential, as they should be – they’re the perfect refresher post gym or during a long flight! We take out the guesswork and explain what makes jane iredale’s range of facial mists special and how to use them correctly.

We often get asked about how our products suit different skin types, so we’re sharing a quick lesson in hydration sprays and debunking the myth that these refreshing beauties are only for summer!

Who can use a Hydration Spray?

As the name suggests, hydration sprays are fantastic for hydrating the skin, which makes them perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin. However, they are suitable for all skin types and with so many different applications there’s a spray to suit all skin needs. If you have dry skin, you can try applying a quick spritz of our hydrating sprays on top of your moisturiser for an extra boost. Keep one in your handbag and apply during the day to deliver a boost of key ingredients and essential oils anywhere, anytime. You can also use our sprays to set minerals and freshen up your makeup throughout the day.

jane iredale has a range of hydration sprays to suit all skin types and we explain how to choose the right one for your skin…

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Our POMMISST Hydration Spray is a facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract, which is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector that calms, soothes and aids in hydration – not to mention it also smells divine! Apply a spritz or two of POMMISST to set your mineral base. POMMISST hydrates, conditions and protects all skin types.

Key ingredients include:

▪   Pomegranate Extract.

▪   White Tea Leaf Extract.

▪   Rosemary Leaf Extract.

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jane iredale D2O Hydration Spray is a facial mist that helps to hydrate and plump the skin cells. It has antiseptic properties, provides hydration, and also works to calm and soothe the delicate skin of your face. The key ingredients in D2O help to protect your skin and this spritz is great for normal to dry skin types.

Key ingredients include:

▪   Ylang Ylang Flower Extract and Essential Oil.

▪   Chamomile Flower Extract.

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Balance Hydration Spray is formulated specifically to help balance the skin’s pH and oil production. It incorporates key ingredients like orange essential oil, orange peel extract, grapefruit peel extract, and algae extract, which works to calm and nourish the skin. Balance is perfect for those with normal to oily skin types.

Key ingredients in Balance include:

▪   Orange Essential Oil and Orange Peel Extract.

▪   Grapefruit Peel Extract.

▪   Green Tea Leaf Extract.

How to use Hydration Sprays:

  • Lightly mist your face from about an arm’s length away.
  • Use to set minerals and help to conceal pores and fine lines.
  • Use to moisturise oily skin; for dehydrated skin, use after moisturiser and after makeup.
  • Spritz the face whenever the skin feels dry or when exposed to drying atmosphere, such as when flying.
  • Spritz your Hydration Spray throughout the day as a pick-me-up and to keep your makeup looking fresh.

If you’re feeling creative you could also try these unconventional uses!

  • Use Hydration Spray to remove makeup – this is a handy way to remove pesky fallout from eye shadow or any smudges that may pop up.
  • Spritz in the air to keep things smelling fresh, without any nasty chemicals.
  • Mist in your hair to control static.
  • Refrigerate your Hydration Spray in the summer for a hydrating and cooling experience!
  • Spray on makeup brushes to intensify eye shadows and use them as eyeliners.

The beauty of summer by jane iredale

We’re thrilled that summer is finally here! To celebrate we’ve put together a list of jane iredale essentials to help you make the most out of the long hot days at the beach and romantic balmy nights spent out with friends.

During summer, it’s especially important to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. When the sun’s beating down and your time is spent frolicking by the pool or at the beach, you’re much more likely to feel the impacts of the summer sun. It’s a great time to re-consider how you look after your skin… like wearing effective SPF products and keeping your skin moisturised and in top shape.

We’re celebrating the beauty of summer by keeping things simple and embracing natural beauty. Here we talk about the jane iredale products that should be on the top of your summer make up wish list. With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to stock up or pop them on your wish list!

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SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again… to prime is divine! Smooth Affair has anti-aging properties that even skin tone, minimise the appearance of pores and increase luminosity. Prepping your skin is the key to flawless looking foundation.

Coming into summer, Jane is adamant this is one of the must-have products for added skin hydration.

DREAM TINT® TINTED MOISTURIZER

Tinted moisturiser is the perfect alternative to foundation in the warmer months. It’s lovely and light and allows your skin to breathe, but still provides a gorgeous cover that enhances your complexion. With SPF 15 it’s great for summer and also features antioxidant protection that evens skin tone. The light and silky feel makes it almost like you’re not wearing makeup. A must for that barely there make up look, it’s amazing!

JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

This all-natural lip and cheek stain adjusts to your skin tone (like magic!) and provides a gorgeous shade of pink that nourishes, soothes and moisturisers all-in-one. It is also long lasting and provides a custom colour that will enhance your lips and suit your entire summer wardrobe. We think this is a beach must!

GOLDEN SHIMMER FACE AND BODY LOTION

Let’s face it, in summer we want to glow like a goddesses and GOLDEN SHIMMER is perfect for that gorgeous luminous look. Its subtle shimmer provides a warm, smooth complexion and the natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates. Wear it alone or paired with your favourite make up or use it in conjunction with a self-tanner like TANTASIA® SELF TANNER & BRONZER, to safely build a shimmering, bronzed goddess look.

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Now that you have the summer make up essentials sorted just remember to keep hydrated and cool with a few spritzes of our POMMISST Hydration Spray.

A simple summer make up look wrapped up in six easy to use and multi-tasking products. You can always count on us!

jane iredale presents top skin care tips for summer

With hot summer days and nights right around the corner we caught up with jane iredale expert Martina Williams to discuss some of the main things to consider when enjoying the summer sun.

There is no question that summer ignites feelings of excitement with beachside holidays, lavish vacations and a golden glow we have been longing for all winter. We just need to remember that whilst it’s great to enjoy the glorious sunshine it’s also important to factor in the vulnerability of our skin.

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Increased sun exposure can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and leave darker complexions open to permanent skin cell damage. Here we share Martina’s top tips to help protect your natural glowing skin this summer.

HYDRATION

During summer our bodies lose more moisture than usual through increased heat, causing dry and dehydrated skin. To help replenish your skin to its optimal soft and hydrated state you must increase the amount of water you drink. Water is a direct source of hydration and be sure to pay special attention to the products you choose to use.

Invest in a good moisturiser, your skin will love you for it. The key is to look for a mosituriser with active ingredients and vitamins that will improve your skin’s moisture, appearance and health. For your face, try one of jane iredale’s three hydration sprays, each is rich in antioxidants to help protect skin from the environment’s harsh elements, as well as hydrating and plumping skin cells. The POMMISST Hydration Spray with the added benefit of pomegranate extract is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector, which helps to condition, hydrate and protect the skin. D2O Hydration Spray based on ylang ylang; helps to calm and protect while boosting the skins hydration. Balance Hydration Spray has been formulated to help balance the pH of oily skin with the added benefit of algae extract; orange essential oil and grapefruit peel extract. The added bonus is green tea extract, which is highly recommended for acne-prone skin types.  All of the jane iredale Hydration sprays are certified by Ecocert Greenlife, because we are committed to making products that are clean, natural and environmentally friendly.

One other jane iredale hero product that needs to be mentioned is Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, a skin quenching primer that prepares the skin so makeup goes on effortlessly and lasts longer. This product helps to prevent moisture loss while it nourishes the surface of the skin. If dry, dehydrated skin is your concern, Smooth Affair can make such a huge difference to the final look of your foundation. If you haven’t tried it, treat yourself. Oh and did we mention, Jane often uses it as her moisturiser, it’s that delicious. It’s also won the Allure (USA) Magazine ‘Best Natural Wonder’ Award for 2014, the Academy Awards of the makeup world. We don’t think you’ll use another primer after you use this product. It’s that good!

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EXFOLIATE

Supple, smooth and radiant skin starts with thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The exfoliation process refines the skin surface by removing dead skin cells, resulting in a smooth more polished looking skin. Exfoliating will improve hydration levels by allowing your moisturisers to penetrate the skin more effectively; makeup will glide on easily, look even and last longer. Try jane iredale’s Magic Mitt, a knitted micro-fiber cleansing cloth that gently exfoliates the surface of the skin, buffing away any dry, flaky skin cells while quickly and completely removing makeup using only water. Pack a mitt when you travel to save space and cleansing time.

PROTECT FROM SUN EXPOSURE

We’ve all heard it a million times, but never the less, it needs to be said, avoid sun exposure between the hours of 11am to 3pm when the sun’s UV rays are at their strongest and most damaging. Applying sunscreen before exposing your face and body to the sun is a crucial step in preventative skin care. It is important to note that most chemical sunscreens take around 30 minutes to activate, however it only takes a few minutes for your skin to burn. Gardening, swimming and outdoor activities should be avoided during these hours or at the very least, stay in the shade as much as possible, wear a hat, re-apply your sunscreen and wear light-weight cotton clothing to keep cool while protecting your skin. Too much sun exposure puts you at risk of premature aging, sun-spots, dry skin and nasty skin cancers.

To ensure you are leaving the house protected and for automatic sun protection we recommend the jane iredale Purepressed Base Mineral Foundation which gives instant chemical free broad spectrum sun protection and has a high water resistant rating. Because the powders are the top layer, their protection can be reapplied at the flick of a brush. If you prefer a liquid base, try Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream a creamy formula that helps to nourish and protect your skin from UV and free radical damage with a broad spectrum sunscreen – SPF 25. If you are after a sheer coverage mineral foundation, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser is the perfect option with a broad spectrum SFP 15.

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GET A HEALTHY TAN

Always been a sun worshipper? Think again! There is nothing healthy about a real suntan. Enjoy being a glowing goddess safely with Tantasia Self Tanner and Bronzer; a light, streak-free formula that works instantly as a bronzer and develops as a gradual tan. Get a natural looking tanned complexion without the harsh UV and burnt damaged skin. No nasty chemicals or after smell. Use it on the face or body, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

If you are going to bronze up your body, whether it’s a spray tan, suntan or fake tan, remember to add some extra warmth to your face. Try jane iredale So-Bronzer’s in 3 beautiful shades – So-Bronze 1 suits light to medium complexions; So-Bronze 2 is slightly darker with the addition of a quarter moon of pressed gold powder (use it as an eye shadow – divine!) and So-Bronze 3 for the sun goddesses out there, think olive/dark tanned skin tones. Best of all, these bronzers can be used all year round, in summer to add a natural sun-kissed glow over your foundation and during the cooler months, to add definition to the face – AKA Contouring. We all need an oh-so gorgeous bronzer in our makeup kit.

THE FACTS

Why you need to become a sunscreen fanatic… this information usually surprises people. SPF ratings are complicated to understand but here is a quick insight into better understanding what factor is a better choice. There isn’t a great deal of extra protection between an SFP 15 and an SPF 50. For example, SPF 20 only gives 2.5% more protection than an SFP 15. SPF 30 only gives 1.5% more than an SPF 20.  There’s an extra 7% protection from a SPF 15 to an SPF 50.  Now it’s your choice whether you want those high SPFs with the increase in active chemicals or whether you’ll settle for a lower dose with fewer chemicals. We include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as our active ingredients. They are classified as ‘physical’ actives and rest on top of the skin (We don’t use nano which can penetrate).  ‘Chemical’ actives are absorbed into the skin before they become an effective sunscreen, but once they have absorbed their dose of UV radiation, these formulas turn into free radicals and become ineffective, hence why you need to reapply ‘chemical’ sunscreen every two hours.

We don’t want to spoil your summer fun, but now you know that there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the sunshine safely. Don’t be tempted to lie in the sun! Keep yourself protected from harmful UV-rays, stay hydrated and invest in good quality, healthy skin care and makeup that nurtures your skin! There’s no excuse this year for keeping the sun off your skin. Use protection, everyday, without fail, jane iredale beauties and have a happy summer!