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Hydra Gem – The Beauty Code Under Your Makeup
If the current beauty blogs are correct in their forecast for the latest trends; prepare to be dazzled by colour cosmetics. ‘Bursts of colour, shimmery, smoky, two-tone, chalky, glitter, cool-silver, perfect skin base, glossy, sheer’ – all these and more describe the chameleon of colour cosmetics.
There are a large number of makeup products available in the market, including:
- Fillers and Mattifying Products
- Powder Foundations
- Cream Foundations
- Liquid Foundations
- Tinted Moisturizers:
- Mineral Foundations
All these products are called colour cosmetics and as the name implies, colour cosmetics provide colour and lustre to the applied area of the skin.
In this age, the use of makeup is greater than ever, as image conscious consumers seek to iron out any perceived imperfections on their facial skin. The colour cosmetics provide elegant shades ranging from precious gold to earthy tones of orange-brown and shades of red to metallic cool silvers. These products can provide dramatic reflection and coverage.
Synthetic & natural colorants (pigments) are used in manufacturing makeup products. Colour cosmetics are made using: Iron oxides, Mica, Fluorphlogopite, Aluminium, Aluminium hydroxide, Calcium sodium borosilicate, Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, Tin oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium oxide green, Copper, Bronze, Aluminium starch octenylsuccinate and Silica.
Most widely used colorants are Iron oxide Red (Cl77491), Iron oxide Yellow (Cl77492), Iron oxide Black (Cl77499), Titanium dioxide CI77891, Aluminium, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide CI77510, and Chromium oxide greens CI77288.
Have you wondered why the primary focus of anti-aging skin care has shifted from reducing wrinkles to evening out skin pigmentation? The evenness of skin tone has become an important concern to a large number of young and mature consumers.
All colour cosmetics (makeup products) contain natural or synthetic pigments, majority of which are mineral and metal oxides, especially iron oxides. But, this is where the problem starts. Interaction and subsequent effects of these mineral and metal based compounds with the human skin is complex and often detrimental to the skin.
Three different Iron oxide minerals normally are the basis for all Iron oxide pigments. These are:
- Goethite (Yellow Iron oxide)
- Hematite (Red Iron oxide)
- Magnetite (Black Iron oxide)
These minerals can be produced naturally by geologic activities or can be synthetically produced in chemical reactions.
Almost all the mineral and metal compounds used in colour cosmetics are very small, approximately 1 micron to 20 microns, and can penetrate the skin.
Parameters, such as oxidation state, ionic charge and radius, electro-positivity, redox potential, hydration state, pH and polarity may also play a role in determining the rate at which mineral oxides and metal-based compounds can cross the skin from epidermis to dermis
Absorption Through The Skin – Potential For Toxicity
As the skin is a typical example of a barrier membrane, Fick’s laws of diffusion are applicable in assessing entry of colorants through the skin, especially when using in vitro models. The passive diffusion mechanism and its impact on the rate of toxicant transport across membranes depend on the following:
- Molecular size and shape
- Solubility at site of absorption
- Degree of ionization
Toxicity itself can rarely, if ever, be defined as a single molecular event but is, rather, a cascade of events starting with exposure, proceeding through distribution and metabolism, and ending with interaction with cellular macromolecules (usually DNA or protein) and the expression of a toxic end point.
For a colorant to penetrate across the skin, the greatest resistance is met in the Stratum Corneum, the topmost layer of the skin. It consists of keratinized, flattened remnants of once actively dividing epidermal cells.
According to the Environmental Working Group, potential dangers of Iron oxide pigments include enhanced skin absorption, persistence and bioaccumulation in the human body, leading to organ system toxicity. Iron is an essential metal in the human body. Absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract is adjusted to a fine homeostasis. Increased gastrointestinal uptake and deposition of iron in various organs may lead to secondary lesions in these organs.
Humans have no physiological mechanism by which excess iron is eliminated. In humans no known, conventional route of elimination for excess iron exists other than through skin and its appendages, intestinal epithelium, menstrual blood, and lactation.
Excess body iron can be highly toxic. Iron concentrations in body tissues must be tightly regulated because excessive iron leads to tissue damage, as a result of the formation of free radicals.
Aluminium and Aluminium hydroxide are used in creating cool silver and grey shades in colour cosmetics. Suggestions were first made of a link between excessive aluminium and the degenerative brain disorder Alzheimer’s disease in the mid 1970s, following the discovery of abnormally high levels of aluminium in the brains of sufferers. The metal was also implicated in dialysis dementia, a consequence of kidney failure and in a bone disease called osteomalacia.
Solution To The Problem – A Make-up Primer
A makeup primer’s cosmetic purpose is to even out skin tone, hide fine lines, and provide a base on which to apply makeup. Primer should also provide added moisture to the skin and protection from the environment.
Additionally, makeup primer must protect the skin underneath by creating a biologically active film that will provide resistance to the entry of make-up pigments into the skin.
Unfortunately, most makeup primers available in the market are based on silicone and silicone compounds. Skin occlusion with silicone oils/compounds prevents the loss of surface water from the skin, decreases the protein network density and the diffusional path length. This can also raise skin temperature, resulting in increased molecular motion and skin penetration of potentially toxic pigments.
Hydra Gem Serum/Primer – The Most Powerful And Healthy Product In Your Make-up Artillery
Kismet Jardin introduces Hydra Gem, the world’s foremost oil-free herbal Serum/Primer. Hydra Gem is an ideal under make-up primer that creates a non-greasy and smooth film, without adversely affecting skin’s immune and physiological functions. It creates a silky barrier that resists the entry of cosmetic colorants into the skin.
Hydra Gem primer evens out the texture of the skin, keeps the make-up smooth and flawless, adds longevity to the make-up, and protects the skin underneath. It also prevents moisture loss.
Hydra Gem Is Also An Ideal Travel Companion To Avoid Dry Skin
Air travel can be harsh on the human skin, depleting moisture and causing dryness. The skin is most vulnerable to air travel dehydration. It is oil-free and lightweight, and can be applied during inflight to avoid dry skin conditions.
I have specially formulated Hydra Gem to work under makeup. Its deeply hydrating and protective action reduces the appearance of wrinkles, pores, and imperfections – and helps to create a beautiful and flawless complexion.
Hydra Gem’s scientifically advanced formula:
- Creates a protective barrier on the surface of the skin
- Works in between fine lines & open-pores
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Plumps and deeply hydrates the skin
- Helps to protect the skin from harmful ingredients in makeup products
- Holds makeup better
Hydra Gem – The Beauty Preserving Code
Enjoy wearing Hydra Gem, with or without makeup!
Love, Blessings & Regards,
Director R & D
Kismet Jardin Pty Ltdby