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Natural Skin Care from Simple Beauty Minerals

At a recent facial, my esthetician noted the growing redness in my cheeks. Eczema? Rosacea? I still need to go to a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. She recommended that until I see a doctor I be gentle with my skincare routine at home, and that I use skin-soothing treatments in the meantime.

I’ve been assessing all the treatments and creams in my bathroom. I have a ton of beauty products! I’m given samples when I order from Ulta or Philosophy, and I’m sent great products from brands all the time. I have a lot to choose from.

Since I talked to my esthetician I’ve been reviewing products sent to me for the purpose of review by Simple Beauty Minerals. This company was previously known as Style Essentials.

Simple Beauty Minerals The two mineral eye shadows, in Gold Taupe and Eggplant, are fluffy mineral powders. Applied with a light hand, they go on in a shimmery wash of color. Applied on top of a primer, they didn’t settle into my eye creases and the shimmer wasn’t too glittery for eyelids that aren’t as firm as they once were.

Gold Taupe worked for me as a neutral shade for day, a deeper color for a smoky eye, or just brushed along the crease of the eyelid as an accent to a lighter shadow. Eggplant was trickier for me to use. It’s not too POW! PURPLE! but it blended in more into that gorgeous 70s look of a Halston advertisement. For purple, you could use it as a everyday accent shade.

Since the powders are loose, they’re something I’d use at home. I don’t like to travel with powders or keep in my purse.

The next product from Simple Beauty Minerals I tried was Embellish, an anti-aging nighttime treatment. This fluffy white powder comes with a little powder puff for application. It contains mica, colloidal minerals, vitamins A and C, green tea extract, and pearl powder.

Embellish can be used as a primer for foundation, a light finishing powder, or apply to clean moisturized skin at night as a treatment. The powder is translucent, so it can be used on all skin tones.

My favorite product is the organic Olive Oil Light Lotion. It is a thin and light lotion that I’ve been using on both my face and hands. It’s light enough on the face to not make me look greasy, but moisturizing enough to sooth my hands. Also, it sinks right in so my hands aren’t slippery. It felt like giving my skin a drink of water–I felt dewy!

I don’t like fragrance in my lotion (unless it’s roses!) and the Olive Oil Lotion is unscented, though it has a very light and natural fresh olive smell I liked very much. You’ll barely notice it and won’t smell like a dirty martini, I swear.

Overall, I liked the products, especially that they are organic, and from a small company. I’d buy the lotion with my own money, and also try out their Whipped Olive Oil Creme, since my new skincare focus is on moisturizing and soothing.

Find out more about the company and its products at They have a full line of natural cosmetics for face, eyes, and lips, plus a full skincare line. If you sign up for their weekly beauty tip, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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