Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom
|SKINCARE rating: 80%||
|Customer rating: 0%||Shopping method: Online|
"Using only pure, refined minerals, Miessence Mineral Blush Powders provide buildable colour. Delicately scented with pure organic rose essential oil. Translucent mica reflects light, reducing the appearance of pores, whilst allowing your natural skin tone to show through".
Mica, sericite, certified organic rosa damascena (rose) essential oil, may Contain: +/- iron oxides.
About the manufacturer:
The World’s first extensive range of internationally certified organic skin, hair, body, cosmetic, oral and nutritional products. Made with 100% beneficial ingredients Miessence is made fresh every 30 days and is unrivalled purity, potency and freshness.
Appearance and packaging - 10 / 10
Miessence Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom comes in a cute round pot, with a diameter of 2 inches (5cm) and a height of 1.1 inch (2.7cm). The pot is plastic with a sifter insert that is slightly depressed, allowing room for a puff, brush and any runaway powder. The insert includes a sticky seal label, which should be intact before you first open the product. When the seal is broken and in the absence of a puff, the powder may fall out of the sifter insert but the lid ensures that it remains in the pot. The lid is a typical twist lid; it is easy to open and does not become cross-threaded. The product is sold in a paper outer box. All in all, a good small packaging to fit even the smallest of cosmetic bags.
Miessence Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom is a peachy biege colour. It retains the colour when applied to the cheeks and has an attractive shine. The pot is made of clear plastic and the lid has a black rim. There is a clear triangular film label on the lid of the pot, which bears the brand’s logo. Miessence logo is a single green leaf, which is very appropriate for a brand that produces organic skin care. Here, it is printed in silver, which gives the container a stylish look. The base of the pot is adorned with a round pearly white label describing the brand name, contact details, product shade, ingredients, best before date (a generous 30 from the date of opening) and storage instructions (below 30C). The outer paper packaging contains similar information in corresponding colours. The lettering used on all packaging is cleverly colour coordinated.
Smell and Texture - 10 / 10
Miessence Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom is delicately scented with certified organic Rosa damascena (rose) essential oil, commonly known as the Damask rose. According to the brand’s website, “Over one million blooms are used to make one kilo of the highly prized oil of the Moroccan Rose”. The scent is intensely sweet, feminine and floral. It is concentrated in the pot but is only noticeable on the skin at close proximity. Citronellol is a sweet rose-like component found in a number of plant oils, including rose, geraniums and lemongrass. Geraniol is commonly used in perfumery and skin care because it is deliciously sweet and resembles the rose.
Miessence Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom is a fine powder made of mica, a natural alternative to talc powder. Mica is a shiny naturally-occurring rock-forming mineral. The use of mica dates back to pre-historic times, mainly for drawings and other decorative purposes. Mica is brittle and can be easily made into a powder. Mica is used in skin care and cosmetic formulations and is considered safe.
Ease of use - 10 / 10
Miessence offers a 17.5mm retractable blusher brush, made of brushed aluminium and goat hair. It is compatible with their Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom. Alternatively, you can use a puff. The product is a very soft, fine powder that is easy to apply. It disperses very well on the skin and gives it a delicate radiant blush that stays on for hours. Directions for use are not available on the packaging but can be found on the brand’s website: For a natural look, apply sparingly with a blush brush. For more colour, apply with a sponge”. We absolutely love the product, its scent and shade.
Effect on skin - 0 / 10
Miessence Mineral Blush Powder Ginger Blossom offers buildable colour. You can regulate the amount of blush by coating the cheekbones with additional layers of the powder. We used a small sprinkle and a brush for day time. In the evening, we increased the amount of powder and used a puff or a sponge, which resulted in more colour and better defined cheekbones. Because mica is so translucent, it gives the cheeks a lovely glow and hides the appearance of large pores. It is not heavy and will not cover your own skin tone, unlike conventional chemical-based powders. The ingredients list is all natural and very simple. The product is made of mica and essential oil of the Damask rose. It may contain +/- iron oxides , which are natural mineral pigments. In our opinion, a very natural and effective product.
Customer Service and Care - 10 / 10
Miessence is a range manufactured by the ONEgroup that specialises in certified organic and truly natural skin care, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, perfumes, household products and even sells some branded merchandise. According to the brand’s website, “ONEgroup's brand miessence is the first skin care product range on the planet to be submitted and comply with, the rigorous processing and labelling requirements for certified organic food products”. The brand is very eco-conscious and is actively involved in minimising its impact on the environment. During 2006, ONEgroup engaged a non-for-profit organisation called Greenfleet to calculate the company’s freight emissions and offset this by planting trees on its behalf. ONEgroup production facility is powered using renewable energy (wind generated electricity) and the brand boasts an admirable zero emissions from product manufacturing. All product packaging is compatible with the organic certification standards and is recyclable. Ongoing research is being conducted to provide more environmentally-friendly containers in the future. ONEgroup is engaged in charitable work, providing long-standing support to the David Suzuki Foundation and the women of Uganda. In our opinion, ONEgroup is a very conscientious and socially responsible brand that offers very high quality organic skin care.
Product purchases can be made online or via a number of authorised retailers worldwide. ONEgroup website can be difficult to use. The graphics look basic and the functions are not always intuitive. Although it does feature high quality product images and detailed information. For instance, ingredients used in the products are listed on every product page with pictures and comprehensive explanations. To order, select the ‘Shop’ section of the website and then choose the product type from the left column. Your shopping cart appears on the top right side of the page after a product has been added to it, which can be done by selecting the quantity required and pressing ‘Update Cart’. Prices are initially displayed in Australian dollars but change if you select a different shipping destination (for Canada, Japan, New Zealand, UK and USA customers only). International delivery is available and costs £4.95 to the UK and seems to be free for purchases over £50, although this is not well advertised on the website. The brand offers a fair returns policy: a full refund is offered for unopened products returned within 30 days and a credit or exchange note for opened products returned within the same time frame (this does not include delivery charges). ONEgroup can be contacted via the online contact form and a full postal address and telephone number can also be found on the website.
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|Age:||Any, < 25, 25 - 35, 35 - 45, 45 - 55, 55 - 65, 65 +|
|Skin:||Combination, Dry, Mature, Normal, Oily, Sensitive|
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|Box:||Classic, Eco friendly|
|Other:||100% Natural, Not tested on animals, Organic|
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