Oil vs Primer…
Oil vs Primer… well it’s really hard to decide which one comes out on top or even which one I personally prefer. They both have their advantages and as much as I love a good quality primer I’m finding now that my youth is slowly getting away from me and my middle ages are starting to set into my daily skincare routine, I am definitely getting some advantages of the new LaGlam Minerals Glow oil. I can definitely say that my skin is looking fresher and almost has rejuvenated itself since I started using glow oil, my complexion is glowing -I suppose that’s why it’s called Glow Oil?
We all know that a primer’s main job is to set the base and create an even canvas on your skin to help hydrate and hold your foundation, but I use a sweat and water resistant formula foundation (LaGlam 2in1 powder foundation) so I’ve never really needed my primer as a holding agent I would mainly use it just for that hydration element. Glow oil gives my skin exactly what it needs at the moment -that boost of hydration. It completely illuminates my skin from under my powder foundation. I can officially say that I am addicted to Glow oil, I use it in my morning routine before my foundation application and then three-four times a week I will apply it again at night after I shower. This may change once the weather starts to heat up but while the winter chill is still here and those August winds are around I’m finding that this is one of the better skin care routines I’ve had in a long time and my skin is feeling and looking healthy and hydrated, something that I would normally struggle to achieve in the colder months.
Sure, we all know that you need to clean your brushes and replace your mascaras regularly to avoid bacteria BUT are your cosmetics really clean? Chemical free cosmetics are ‘Clean’ cosmetics! Clean from toxins, parabens, talcs and other ingredients that clog pores and don’t allow your skin to breathe. This can cause acne/ breakouts, skin irritations and many other skin related problems in women and men of all ages.
Natural products generally contain ingredients found in nature and that is as natural as one can get! All LaGlam Minerals foundations are proudly 100% mineral. Keeping your skincare routine as natural as possible is the best defence against unhealthy looking skin and reoccurring irritations.
Clean and non-toxic cosmetics are better for the health of the skin. By using ‘clean’ cosmetics and drinking plenty of water you help to slow down the skin ageing process, therefore, clean mineral and natural products are a must for anyone interested in keeping skin healthy and youthful-looking.
Are you ready to clean up your makeup pouch and get that healthy fresh glow like only natural products can provide? You’ve come to the right place to find that here!
Don’t let ‘Maskne’ get you down.
Does it feel like your skin is deteriorating during the COVID 19 Pandemic? Are you experiencing skin irritations that you haven’t before? With the need to now wear face masks your skin isn’t able to breathe like it once could. Face masks create a closed up environment that increases the amount of moisture next to your skin. This excess moisture can lead to breakouts and skin irritation. If you are prone to breakouts or rosacea you may find that your condition is worsened by prolonged face mask wearing. We all know that during this particular time face mask wearing is an essential part of protecting yourself from the Coronavirus but to try and combat your problem skin try to avoid products that clog your pores. Use products, particularly foundation that is “non-comedogenic” which means it won’t clog pores. Along with wearing a natural non chemical foundation be sure to cleanse and moisturise your face daily and use a soft exfoliate twice a week. LaGlam Minerals 2in1 powder foundation is non-comedogenic and made with 100% natural ingredients to help soothe and settle problem skin.
THE LIPSTICK EFFECT!
In Australia alone beauty is a 6.5 billion dollar industry and has findings to prove spikes in sales during an economic downturn? Globally the vanity/beauty industry booms in almost every financial crisis since the roaring ’20s. You could probably look back at the roaring ’20s as perhaps the beginning of dramatised makeup trends and also a genre of inspiration that some makeup artists still study to this day as groundbreaking for many reasons!
That brings us to COVID-19 you could argue this is maybe the “millennial’s” first crisis further proving that “the lipstick effect” has carried the beauty industry over multiple generations including our “millennial’s”. Beauty sales have spiked once again… salons were initially forced to close then retrictions were paired back to allow retail sales only and customers continued to buy retail makeup and skincare products! Our ladies of this day and age are spending just like the ladies before them! Beauty rises despite economic distress! With the final lifting of restrictions for salons soon to ease this will see beauty rise even further. When times get tough Aussies love to support Aussies and salons can expect to be super busy both with their services and retail over the coming period.
Drum roll, please….. LaGlam Minerals has been approved to bear the official Australian Made and Owned Logo!!!!
We have always been proud to be an Australian made and owned business and applying for the official logo has been on my to-do list for some time. As we all know time gets away from us with the day-to-day and recently we’ve all had a little more time up our sleeve with self-isolation and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. So finally the paperwork was done and we’ve ticked all the boxes and received official approval! We can now bear that little Kangaroo symbol, which I believe is more important now than ever!
With everything going on around the world at the moment it has highlighted the need for more Australian products rather than relying on overseas and has cemented the trust in Australian made products. Now LaGlam Minerals can very proudly be recognised quickly by Australians as Australian made and owned.
Whilst many brands are Australian owned, they often purchase their products from overseas. LaGlam Minerals is one of the few cosmetic brands that are both Australian made and owned. LaGlam products are designed to wear in our climate with a broad spectrum SPF20+ rating in our most popular 2in1 mineral foundation that is sweat and water resistant ensuring that it helps protect your skin from our harsh Australian suns UVA and UVB rays.
When you buy Australian made products it keeps Australians working and supports the Australian economy. Our Australian family thanks you for your ongoing love and support for our products!
Amanda La Monica
LaGlam Minerals Founder