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Why mineral makeup

ROCA Salon & Spa offers professional makeup applications for every occasion.  For these services, we offer Jane Iredale, professional airbrushing, and our exclusive custom-blend mineral makeup which is personally created for you and ONLY you!  


Our mineral cosmetics are recommended by medical doctors, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists due to it's lack of fillers, healing qualities, and the only mineral makeup which contains no carcinogenic ingredients.  

Jane iredale Mineral Cosmetics at ROCA Salon & Spa in Kansas City

Why do we recommend mineral makeup?


Our mineral makeup uses only the highest quality ingredients available to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application, and texture.  This mineral makeup conforms to the most current technology available that ensure broad-spectrum sun protection.  


Mineral makeup is so safe and beneficial to use that it is recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists throughout the world.  The attention to quality extends to the pharmaceutical grade vitamins and anti-oxidants, which are certified organic where available, which are used in the formulations.


Our mineral makeup combines the most up-to-date colors with skin-care benefits that conventional makeups can only envy:

  • Non-comedogenic, will not block pores.

  • Virtually no allergy risk.

  • All products have been sensitivity tested.

  • Broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection - up to SPF 30. UVA tested at High.

  • Anti-inflammatory:  helps to calm and soothe irritated skin.

  • Very water resistant rating by an FDA-approved lab.

  • Complete coverage for skin conditions like acne, rosacea and redness following treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

  • Contains no talc or parabens.

  • Composed of inert minerals that cannot support bacteria.No products have been tested on animals.


Our mineral cosmetics are a highly sophisticated blend of minerals and pigments that are micro-pulverized, using proprietary technology and processes to form microscopic flat particles.  These particles overlap each other on the skin to form a filter that allows the skin to breathe and function normally while still protecting it from air-borne pollutants.  The staying power of the minerals is so great that they rarely need a touch-up during the day.  And because these silky-feeling powders are water resistant, they won't crease or smear even during the most strenuous exercise.


These state-of-the-art minerals are available in so many shades that there's one for every complexion no matter what the ethnicity. 


Additional reasons we have chosen to use and recommend mineral makeup:


    These are multi-tasking products which provide four important functions in one:  foundation, concealer, sunscreen, and active skincare benefits.  All micronized mineral bases are concentrated pigment and contain no fillers such as talc.  Because of this concentrated pigment, a minimum amount gives unsurpassed coverage and becomes a foundation, powder and concealer all in one.  This concentrated pigment also gives high sunscreen protection without the need for synthetic ingredients.  

  • Finishes
    The nature of high-quality minerals is to interact with light.  This is what gives them their soft-focus effect.  We offer a variety of foundations that provide a range of finishes from sheer to full; from luminescent to velvety.  And, our custom-blend formulations are a perfect match for you and only you!

  • SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and the FDA
    Many of our foundations are formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the minerals give instant, broad-spectrum, chemical-free sun protection.  They also have a Very Water Resistant rating.

    Apply with a brush or a sponge for coverage that it would normally take three products to achieve.  The result should look sheer and luminescent and feel weightless.

    Under a microscope, the mineral crystals look like overlapping fish scales.  These crystals form a filter that allows the free exchange of gasses.   The minerals are non-comedogenic.  Many testimonials from acne patients claim improvement in their skins since using this mineral makeup.  The only oils used in the formulas are in products formulated to help condition the skin - such as in our under-eye concealer and lip products.

    Allergies and sensitivities are usually caused by substances that cause irritation to the skin.  Reactions are particularly common in skins that have been compromised in some fashion through, for example, a weakened immune system, sun damage, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, etc.  Substances that most commonly cause these sensitivities are chemical preservatives, chemical dyes (usually labeled as FD&C), perfume and alcohol. Jane Iredale makeup contains none of these sensitizers.  In fact, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are anti-inflammatories and may help calm the skin.  All products have undergone sensitivity testing in an FDA-approved laboratory with zero sensitivity recorded.

    All our individual Material Safety Data Sheets of raw materials in our powder bases support that irritation, burning and stinging of the skin are not caused by our ingredients.  Further, the processing does not result in any chemical change in the raw materials, so the reaction of the mixed ingredients remains the same as the individual ingredients.  Our brands have eliminated from their powders all perfume, chemical dyes, and chemical preservatives.  These are the top three sensitizers.

    When the letters FD&C precede a color, it means that the color has been approved by the FDA for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics.  When D&C precede the color, it signifies that it can be used only in drugs or cosmetics.  FD&C dyes are derived from petroleum or historically coal tar; some are also synthetic.

    The word "pigment" usually means a colored or white compound that is insoluble in a solvent. (The word "dye" generally refers to a chemical compound, most often of petroleum origin, which is soluble.) The pigments used in our mineral products are made from micronized minerals only.

    The reason our powders work so well as a natural-looking beauty makeup and/or a camouflage is because the concentrated pigment not only masks color but interacts with light to create a soft-focus effect that creates an illusion of perfection.  A small amount of the minerals will cover most types of redness including acne, rosacea, and erythema (redness).

    Because of the micronization process, these mineral particles undergo, they bind together on application.  When applied to a clean, moisturized skin the surface tension this creates overcomes gravity and holds the minerals tightly to the skin.  The result is that they resist running, creasing and smearing and will only come off with a cleanser or the Jane Iredale Magic Mitt.  No special cleanser is required.

    Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties and will help to calm erythema.  Zinc oxide is also anti-microbial.


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