What’s in Your Makeup?

There are so many labels and claims regarding cosmetics that it can be confusing. What do they mean? One thing is certain: regardless of the label, it is up to you as the consumer to know what’s in your makeup.

With SEINT, all ingredients are listed right on our website.
Ah, a breath of fresh transparency! Also, our products are paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

As for the cosmetic industry in general, it’s complicated. Unlike in Canada and Europe where over 1,300 unsafe ingredients are banned for use in beauty products, the US FDA has prohibited only 11 ingredients or related compounds.

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Jane Iredale BB Cream: One Year Later

Just over a year ago (January 2014), I reviewed a few different brands of liquid make-up, and my favorite was the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream (that’s a mouth full). You can see that post here. I can’t believe I am still using the same tube of make-up! I thought it was pricey at $48 for 1.7 ounces, but here I am 14 months later and finally getting to the bottom of the tube. I noted then that a little bit goes a long way, but I had no idea it would last this long. Doesn’t seem so pricey now. The product does not have an expiration date, and so far, so good.

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Over a year later–still using the same tube!

I use the BB Cream nearly every day, and even when used sparingly, it provides great coverage. A year ago I was battling some harsh acne, and this BB Cream covered it well. Today my face is nearly clear, so I apply less. I was in a panic about how my face was looking on New Year’s Eve, and I purchased the BB Cream earlier that day in hopes it would do the trick. I am very self-conscious about these acne photos, so I’ve cropped most of my face and am showing you just my chin area. I promise you, both of these photos are me and they were both taken on the same evening, with the same lighting, as I was getting ready to go out. These are true before and after photos!

Before and after acne Jane Iredale BB Cream coverage
Both photos taken 12/31/13. Now that is some great coverage!

I apply the BB Cream with a brush and only occasionally use concealer for a blemish here and there. How did I clear up my skin? I’m not exactly sure, but have some ideas. I’ll share those thoughts once I get them in order. However, no matter the condition of my skin, I was excited about this product a year ago and I’m excited about it now. It hits all the important points for me: great coverage, SPF25, low Skin Deep score, and certified cruelty-free by PETA. Boom!

Cheers!
Kelly