What ingredients set Jane Iredale apart?

When we say that Jane Iredale uses good ingredients – what ingredients are we actually talking about? Well in this blog we explore what ingredients Jane Iredale do contain and also what they don’t as well as what international bodies and foundations they are supported by.

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What ingredients do they use?

-Skincare benefit ingredients – because Jane Iredale is known as the skincare makeup, naturally, it has a range of skincare benefit ingredients within it. Some of the most popular ones are Zinc Oxide which is anti-inflammatory and helps to calm and soothe redness. Also, Vitamin C which features in many of the products which is also not only anti-inflammatory but also is a powerful antioxidant ensuring that it corrects free radical damage from UV exposure and also helps to repair the skin.

-High quality minerals – again we always mention the high-quality minerals that Jane Iredale uses without really specifying them, well here they are!

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-Boron Nitride – the Rolls Royce of minerals! Composed in flat, plate like crystals that freely slide over one another. This is used to enable silky glide providing excellent adhesion and soft focus. Contained in Smooth Affair Primer 

-Mica – found in nature, this bold pigment varies in colour. Gives multi-finishes from shimmery to matt to light reflecting. Also used for its gliding properties. Mica does have some bad press as it was discovered that cheap micas where being extracted from mines where young children were working however, Jane Iredale has gone to exhaustive lengthens and visited the mines to ensure that the working conditions within the mines are excellent and also that the ingredient is sourced ethically.

-Dimethicone – made form sand (silica) This state-of-the-art ingredients replaces the need for oils and is the coating in our micronized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide which reduces flash backs from camera and flash photography.


-Titanium dioxide – derived from titanium. Gives the greatest covering of any pigment. Is listed by the FDA as one of the purest and most effective active ingredients for sun protection. Provides physical sun protection coverage.


-Zinc oxide – known as the flowers of Zinc and is believed to encourage healing of the skin and is used as an antiseptic. Is also anti-inflammatory.

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What ingredients they don’t use 

-Talcum Powder – this cheap filler is technically a mineral! By law makeup houses only need to put 5% of minerals into their product (including Talc) to advertise and sell it as a mineral makeup! Talcum powder is drying, comedogenic and overall irritating to the skin as well as giving a strong flash back from flash photography.

-Bismath – another low-grade mineral which reacts badly with heat on the skin making it itchy and irritate. Again, 5% of this in your product and you have a ‘mineral foundation’. This is why Jane Iredale’s products are not just mineral, but clean, natural minerals and that are made using HIGH quality ingredients.

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What bodies and foundations are they supported by?

Jane Iredale is supported by a range of foundations including 

-ECOCERT – the very first certification body to develop standards for natural and organic cosmetics. Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations. ECOCERT currently supports and guides more than 1000 companies. 

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-Leaping Bunny – Eight national animal right protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). They promote a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognised Leaping Bunny Logo.

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-PETA – The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation is a UK based charity that is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA and our affiliates around the world educate policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an understand of the rights of all animals to be treated with respect.

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-Skin Cancer Foundation – since its founding in 1979 the Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection and the need for early detection and prompt and effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to the world’s most common cancer.

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Wishing you happy and healthy skin from Ms. Glow X

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