As most of you would probably know by now, Funch was created out of necessity and frustration, along with a passion for creating and sharing healthy food. We love it when we come across brands that have travelled a similar path to us, with a passion for pure goodness. As such when Dusty Girls popped up on our radar we were excited… this brand of natural cosmetics has been created through their desire for something better, something cleaner.
Through a great collaboration, Dusty Girls and Funch are running a super giveaway online which will be followed throughout December with special giveaways to the first 200 orders. Funch orders will include a beautiful Dusty Girls Sample Treat and Dusty Girls online orders will receive a Funch Chocolate Bliss Ball Mix Sample.
We were excited to discover Dusty Girls. There is an abundance of cosmetic brands on the market, however many make seriously questionable claims. One thing the beauty industry seems to see a lot of is clever marketing ploys that persuade consumers to believe that an offering is ‘healthy’ or ‘good for you’, but often after looking further into the ingredients or the fine print, this is far from the case.
Dusty Girls have a background in creating natural skin care for adults and babies with sensitive skin and skin conditions through their skin care business MooGoo Skin Care. They recognise the important role that quality, natural ingredients play in achieving skin health.
Many of the MooGoo's existing customers asked about the possibility of a range of makeup that had the same principles as MooGoo and was suitable for use on sensitive skin. People wanted makeup that is simply and actually good for you. It was evident that there was a gap in the market, so the MooGoo team set out to formulate a range that would do just that. That is how Dusty Girls was brought to life.
What Dusty Girl have to say...
Dusty Girls is a natural range of vegan-friendly, mineral makeup for women of all ages and skin types. We pride ourselves on offering a healthy, toxic-free alternative to traditional cosmetics that is suitable for even the fussiest of skin types. We utilise natural actives, extracts, oils, vitamins and minerals that will improve the skin health, complexion and confidence of all who use the products.
We don’t believe that skin health is achieved purely with the products we apply to our skin, but instead involves our lifestyle and dietary choices too. Our bodies are pretty crafty at telling us when something is up, and often it comes through the skin. Whether it is dull, dry, red or itchy skin or dark circles, puffy eyes or cracked lips.
This is why we try to educate our customers in all areas of health so they can live their best life, bursting with energy and confidence. It is for this reason that we also love joining forces with amazing, like-minded brands, like Funch, who strive to do the same.
So, what is mineral makeup, exactly?
Mineral Makeup is created by blending and grinding a combination of loose minerals and pigments from the earth such as Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (food grade), Mica and Iron Oxides. These ingredients together create a lightweight, buildable, gentle formulation for a luminescent, natural-looking coverage.
Mineral Makeup doesn’t just come in the form of a powder; it includes everything from lipstick to liquid foundation! Just remember to pay close attention to the ingredients to ensure your product contains quality, natural ingredients rather than synthetic chemicals, chemicals preservatives and cheap fillers.
What are the benefits of using mineral makeup?
There is an abundance of benefits of genuine Mineral Makeup. For starters, the SPF rating in mineral products is far higher than most conventional cosmetics as minerals such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide reflect UV rays rather than absorbing them. They are also water-resistant which gives you longer lasting coverage and protection.
Pure mineral makeup, such as Dusty Girls, is also a godsend for those with sensitive and troubled skin as the gentle formulations won’t irritate the skin or block pores which can often lead to congestion and sensitivity.
Dusty Girls tips for selecting makeup
Check the ingredients! Knowledge is power, and when it comes to choosing healthy, effective products for your skin, it is essential! While a lot of companies are claiming to be ‘natural’ or ‘mineral’, they contain synthetic chemicals and cheap fillers like Talc. Bismuth and others of the like which will not encourage a healthy skin, and could do the exact opposite!
Keep a close eye out for makeup that contains Mica and Iron Oxides for coverage and colour, rather than synthetic, coal tar dyes and lake colours- these can be toxic to our bodies.
A few ingredients we don't believe belong in cosmetics:
- Silicone (anything ending in cone, really)
- Coal-Tar and Lake Dyes
- Formaldehyde Donors
Many women with mature skin prefer not to use powders as it often accentuates fine lines or wrinkles, however, this is not the work of the mineral powder, but from Talc (a common ingredient used in many mineral powders). We do not use Talc as it does not align with our ingredient philosophy, now would we not want our products to perform for all ages.
Who can use our makeup?
Anyone and everyone! We formulate our products so that they are suitable for all ages and skin types. It is important to care for the skin at every age, the younger you start the better, however it is never too late to take back your skin health.
We list each and every ingredient on our products and our website so that our customers can make educated decisions surrounding their skin health and know they are making the best choice for their skin when they choose Dusty Girls.
To learn more about Dusty Girls and the collection we have available, visit www.dustygirls.com.au and use the code FUNCHFRIENDS to receive 10% OFF your first order*
*Valid for all orders being shipped within Australia and New Zealand until February 28, 2018. Please note: you must be logged into your account (it’s free) for the code to be applied to your order.