Jane Iredale vs Bare Essentials

Trying to decide between Jan Iredale and Bare Essentials? So, was this reader who asked the question of our expert, Dana.

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Reader Question

I am trying to compare the Jane Iredale makeup to the Bare Essentials makeup. I prefer Jane because she offers more variety but I am wondering if ALL the ingredients in both of these lines of makeup are 100% all natural? I can read thru all the ingredients on each one but I don't know what most of the words mean. Is one more natural than the other? I am also looking for the highest SPF I can get and would prefer to layer SPF products for more protection. Can you help me out or point me in the right direction?

Expert Reply

As far as Jane Iredale, experts call it The Skin Care Makeup, because it is so safe and beneficial to use and is recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists throughout the world. It also has a broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection - up to SPF 20, so no additional sunscreen is necessary. As far as I can tell, the products are based on micro minerals and are made without fillers and binders (such as talc and mineral oil) and without chemical dyes or preservatives.

As for Bare Escentuals, they claim that their i.d. bareMinerals line is 100% pure, free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals. If you need further definition of what is on the labels, you may want to send them a direct email or call them.

Best,

Dana

Jane Iredale vs Bare Essentials