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Luxe Organics was established in 2018.

Introducing a pure, natural,nano free and vegan friendly product range focusing on perfecting the complexion and educating the consumers on a healthier alternative.

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Beauty in Health Blog - Mineral Makeup

 

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'Kibi Raw Mineral Makeup' by The Unrefined

Taren Anderson

A couple of months ago I was suffering from quite a few skin issues. I was experiencing regular break-outs around my forehead and cheeks and was developing severe scars from PICKING (try to resist, it exacerbates the issue by 100%). I’m sure you will believe me when I say I follow a healthy diet. I don’t eat many grains; I obviously don’t eat sugar and try to consume low levels of dairy and soy (all of which can often be associated with poor skin). To some extent I attributed the problem to a hormone imbalance but after a bit of experimentation I realised most of the issue stemmed from my skin care routine and my MAKE-UP!


When you have scars and problematic skin the first thing you tend to do is cover it up and buy every product known to mankind. I used a few liquid and stick foundations with plenty of coverage but that seemed to make my issue worse. My skin couldn’t breathe and I could tell the pimples I was developing were blocked pores stemming from make- up.  I needed an answer, fast.

ENTER KIBI RAW MINERALS

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Whether it was fate, a stroke of luck or just being in the right place at the right time – I managed to meet the director of Kibi Raw Minerals, an Australian-made and Australian owned natural make-up range. It was actually the director, Kim’s skin that initially sold the product to me. Not only does she look 20 years younger than she actually is, her skin radiates and omits a glow which I was immediately jealous of. I asked her if she was wearing the make-up and she laughed and nodded. Before I knew it I was at home in my room, sitting in front of the mirror with the whole range.

I’ve always had reservations about mineral make-up because I prefer a dewy glow rather than a powdered, matte complexion. This product worked wonders on my skin and doesn’t leave you feeling as though you’re an old lady with chalky lines. The transformation was actually so amazing that I started snapping selfies and sending them to Jess. We were heading to the beach that morning so I decided to leave it on and test its water proof component and SPF factor. I walked out to meet Jess and the first thing she said (I’m not joking) is that I looked like an angel and there was some sort of glow about me (another selling factor, considering they usually call me the devil ;)). I kid you not, the foundation stayed on my skin the whole beach trip after endless wave rides. I didn’t get burnt and I didn’t break out. I almost felt like crying – to find a product that actually provides sun protection, is natural, won’t clog your pores and makes you look like you have some weird post-coital glow – I haven’t parted from the product since and am officially the devil in disguise.

Kibi Raw Minerals is vegan friendly, not tested on animals, nano free and a form of PURE mineral make-up. Unlike other foundations on the market, Kibi’s PURE formulation includes mineral particles that cannot penetrate the skin or clog the pores. The foundation is free from artificial colours, preservatives and fragrances and has a high SPF UVA/UVB factor with water proofing properties. So what provides that radiating glow? Kibi uses MICA. Micas are common rock-forming minerals that produce a natural shimmer when applied to the skin.

Jess and I have been using Kibi Raw Minerals for three months now (even when we go out for a wild night on the town and need more coverage) and have noticed a great improvement in our skin. Kibi’s formulation includes zinc oxide which has been proven to promote skin healing and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. The titanium dioxide and zinc in the product also helps the skin to retain moisture, keeping the it looking and feeling healthy and hydrated. It also allows the skin to breathe WITHOUT clogging the paws.

My reviews are not usually this long but I am THAT passionate about this product that I will go to great lengths to tell you my thoughts (even if it means a little bit of word vomit).

To purchase all products head to http://www.kibigroup.com.au


Nicola's favourite products

-   peach blush (provides an amazing pigment and shimmer on your cheeks)

-   Nude mineral foundation and Light olive mineral foundation (I alternate between the two depending on whether I have a tan)

-   Kibi’s award-winning Kabuki brush for great coverage

Jess’s favourite products

-   Blossom blush

-   Medium olive mineral foundation and warm beige mineral foundation

-   Kibi’s award-winning Kabuki brush for great coverage

Skin Care – Less is More

Taren Anderson

There is a common misconception surrounding skin care, which we would like to put to rest once and for all. Caring for your skin does not need to be COMPLICATED nor does it need to be EXPENSIVE to be effective. So many women spend a fortune on skin care products that promise the world but deliver very little in return and it’s time to face the truth:

LESS IS MORE

Whether you require treatment for acne, pigmentation, dry skin, oily skin, damaged skin or ageing skin – using too many products can often exacerbate skin conditions or slow down the skin’s ability to heal, regenerate and improve.

We’re going to keep it simple. Below are two products that we feel every woman should have in her bathroom cupboard at home - inexpensive, natural and very effective. We’ll also give you a run down on Parabens and Sulfates and why it’s best to choose personal care products without these ingredients.

Rosehip Oil

Why?

Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids and contains high levels of omega 3, 6 and 9 (unable to be produced by the body). These fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells, repair damaged skin tissue and improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

High in Vitamins A and Vitamin C, Rosehip oil has also been known to assist in the improvement of environmentally damaged skin. Vitamin A, which is commonly known as retinol, helps to protect the skin from free radicals and can prevent wrinkles and improve skin pigmentation caused by excessive amounts of sun exposure.  
Skin Type: Suitable for ALL skin types.


Where can I buy it?

We suggest buying organic Rosehip Oil available at most pharmacies, health food stores and selected supermarkets. Organic Rosehip oil can cost anywhere from $15 - $35 per bottle.

How can I use it?

Rose hip oil can be used as a Double Cleanser (read home treatment method here) and as a Night Treatment (read simple night treatment method here)

Jojoba Oil

Why?

Jojoba oil contains a wax ester that has a similar molecular structure to the wax esters found in our skin, making it easy for the body to absorb and great for any complexion. Containing high levels of anti-oxidants as well as Omega 3 & Omega 6, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E, Jojoba oil is renowned for assisting in restoring the skin’s elasticity, boosting hydration and slowing down the skin’s natural aging process.


Skin type suitability?

Jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types, even for combination or oily complexions. Oil cuts through oil and using Jojoba oil can actually improve oil control and trick your skin into producing less of it.
Where can I purchase it?
Most pharmacies, health food stores and selected supermarkets. Organic Jojoba can cost anywhere from $15 to $40 for a bottle.

How do I use it?

Jojoba oil can be used as a make-up remover, as a night serum and even as a hair treatment for split ends.

On a final note, when choosing ANY skin care products we recommend opting for those that are SULFATE & PARABEN FREE.  A Paraben is a chemical substance that acts as a preservative, inhibits bacterial growth in products and prolongs shelf life. What most people don’t know is that this chemical substance has also been known to mimic hormones in the body, increase estrogen levels and in more recent years has been associated with some cancers, particularly breast cancer.

Sulfates can be found in any cleaning product that foams – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are all ingredients you need to steer clear of. According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Review1 research studies on sulfates have shown links to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, possible mutations and cancer. Over the past decade the availability of paraben and sulfate free products has increased remarkably and you can now find such products in your supermarket and local pharmacy (always read the label).