Frequent Asked Questions

FAQs

Topics covered in FAQs:

Ingredients

Why is Bismuth Oxychloride used in your mineral makeup?

Bismuth Oxychloride is the provider of the pearlescent pigment. It provides excellent whiteness, brightness and smooth texture.

What does it mean that your Glycolic Acids are non-buffered?

Non-buffered means that the product has a lower pH, which is what you want in an acid (pH 1-3). Buffered Glycolics have additional ingredients with higher pHs, such as 3.5 (typical for buffered). The problem with buffered is that it is less effective in peeling and loosening the cellular glue that constructs the top dead layers of skin. Once a pH creeps towards 4, it is becoming neutral and heading towards alkaline.

pH Scale:

pH Scale

Pure water, for instance has a pH of 7 (Neutral). Most facial cleansers and creams have a pH of 4 to 8. This means they cannot penetrate the skin at all.

What is mica and why is it in your mineral makeup?

Mica in your mineral makeup is an ingredient from rocks. It is a mineral, not a protein. We use mica in our Mineral Makeup to add color and luminosity to our products. The harmful ingredient MICA is a protein. MICA is made by many types of tumor cells but not by healthy tissue. Knowing that antibodies can help coax dendritic cells into action, the scientists coated melanoma cells with antibodies to MICA, and these cells were grown in laboratory dishes alongside dendritic cells. For the purpose of shortening a long word, they use all caps, MICA. There is no similarity between the mica that appears in our products and MICA.

Are all of your products paraben free?

Please see the category "Other => Paraben Free" for all our Paraben Free Products

What is the difference between the Glycolic Peel and the Microdermabrasion Peel?

Microdermabrasion Peel Kit offer professional results in the areas of: buffing, polishing, refining, deep cleaning of pores, and reduction of surface imperfections.

Glycolic Acid Peel Kits offer a professional strength 30%, 40% & 50%. Glycolic Acid (pharmaceutical strength) offers professional results in the area of: diminishing lines, removing imperfections and darkness, decreasing acne, blackheads and oil production, increasing collagen production, smoothing, firming and evening skin tone.

What is the difference between the Pro-Med products and Retin-A?

Our Pro Med Retinol Products are naturally derived from the vitamin A molecule. The drug form that you are speaking of is a synthetic, man-made formula designed to be more aggressive than the natural formula we use. In its aggressiveness, it leaves the skin red, scaly, and irritated looking, which leaves you with unattractive skin, and the potential for severe sun damage. Pro Med Retinol is safe to use and will not cause redness or scaly flakes. Instead, your skin will look firmer, more uniform in color, and the pores will tighten. It diminishes fine lines and brown spots as well!

Payment

Why has my card been charged when my order has not shipped yet?

Credit cards are processed automatically via the internet at the time you place your order. Your order will be shipped usually within 1-3 days of placing the order.

Shipping & Returns

I paid for expedited shipping. Why have I not received my order yet?

UPS calls their service 2 or 3 day delivery. You begin calculating the 3 days after you placed the order date. In most instances, we get your order out the same day you place it. Two to three day shipping begins the next day. Backordered items or unforeseen circumstances may result in a delayed shipment. Once your package is shipped, count business days only. For example, you paid for 3 day shipping and placed your order on a Thursday after 2:00pm. Due to your order being placed after the cut-off time for same day shipping, it will not leave us until Friday. You would then receive your package the following Tuesday or Wednesday.

My order arrived incorrect or damaged. What do I do?

We are sorry to hear there was an error! Please send us an email at sales@skinrxclinic.com and please tell us when you received the package. What item(s) are wrong? Do the wrong items match up with what the invoice shows? Did you receive anything in your package in place of the item that is missing or wrong? If an item is damaged, please let us know which one(s) and how. With this information, we can process the return or exchange immediately. We thank you for the time you take to answer us. It is the only way that we can properly correct a problem. We look forward to hearing from you as we are eager to correct any errors made on our behalf.

I tried a product and do not like it. How to I return?

We are sincerely thankful for your order and patronage. If you do not like a product, it is imperative that you follow the steps on our Shipping & Returns page. We are sorry to report that we cannot take returns on used or opened cosmetics and skin care. As you can imagine, we cannot re-sell them, and would have to discard them once you ship them back. Our policy is posted on our website, and we stand firmly behind our policy.

The first step in making a return, is to email us immediately that you intend to return [parts of] your order. Please click here to contact us: sales@skinrxclinic.com. We will reply with the relevant information to assist you with your return.

Application & Instructions for Use

How to I apply Mineral Makeup over oily skin?

We recommend that you use the Flocked Sponge to apply the Porcelain Finishing Powder to those areas where you skin gets oily first. Then, using either your Dome Brush or Kabuki Brush, apply your Loose or Pressed Mineral Base. Finally, to finish off we recommend applying the Porcelain Powder over your entire face to give yourself that smooth, finished look. You can also touch up oily spots, later in the day with the Porcelain Finishing Powder. You may also like our Linen Blotter Sheets to mop up the excess oils, and then apply a touch of the Porcelain. You can carry the Porcelain easily with you by placing it in our Pump Brush and popping it into your purse. Be sure to clean the bristles of the Pump Brush every week. Lastly, you can touch up with your Invisible Finishing Powder.

How do you clean makeup brushes?

Makeup brushes can harbor lots of dirt and bacteria. Frequently washing your makeup brushes will keep them - and your face - clean and healthy.

  • STEP 1: Run the bristles of the makeup brush under warm running water.
  • STEP 2: Apply a small amount of shampoo to bristles and work into a light lather.
  • STEP 3: Rinse bristles thoroughly under running water. You will notice that the water leaving the brush is tinted from old makeup.
  • STEP 4: Continue rinsing until no color leaves the brush.
  • STEP 5: Allow it to air-dry.

What do I use to apply Mineral Makeup?

Natural bristled brushes work best for and we recommend either our Kabuki or Dome brushes. For a sponge we suggest our Flocked Sponge.

Samples

Do you have samples available?

Unfortunately, we do not have samples. We do however feature trial sizes of the Loose Mineral Base. This 2 gram bases will last for at least 14 days and will give you a great sense of the product and color. It is packaged in a small jar with a shaker-sifter and a cap. We recommend that you try 2 shades. Remember, you can always mix colors for a custom match! We also have 'travel' sizes available in some of our skincare products. This also will help you try a product before purchasing the larger size.

Contact Information

Why is there no phone number listed for your company?

At this time we do not accept orders via telephone. We are strictly internet sales only. For any questions and/or concerns, please contact us via email sales@mineralsecrets.com . We apologize for any inconvenience, but it is our company's policy to restrict communication to email only. This is for our benefit as well as yours. This ensures that there is a record of correspondences for future reference and helps us to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Skin Types

What regiment do you recommend for those with rosacea?

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It is also very important that you add in the mineral makeup base. Choose a shade and get the Flocked Sponge to apply it.

Which sun block is best for someone with dry skin?

Our Advanced SPF 30 2 oz bottle will be great for you. It has some lightweight moisturizers in it. Follow with a moisturizer if you need more moisture. Don't forget to use it on your neck, chest and backs of hands as well, even in the winter time!

Which sun block is best for someone with oily skin?

Our Skin Rx SPF 30 Oil Free 4 oz is the best bet, besides our Mineral Secrets mineral makeup with its natural SPF 15-20 in it. Use our Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser followed by our Microdermabrasion Peel at night, to completely clean out your pores. These products will work with anything you currently use, and will always keep your pores clean and small.