Minerelle has been founded by Marion Farmer, a teacher and skin treatment professional with the aim of introducing women to the outstanding benefits of mineral make-up and natural skin care.
Marion is still actively involved in her clinic and specialises in treating women and girls who suffer from chronic skin conditions. She works with cystic acne, all stages of rosacea, long-term sun damage, mature and aged skin, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, as well as skin sensitivities and allergies.
Minerelle on TV
Minerelle make-up was featured on Australia's A Current Affair program. Please view the segment below.
No nanotechnology. There are absolutely no nanoparticles used in any Minerelle product.
Nanoparticles are particles that are so small, they are measured in billionths of a meter (nanometers). They can pose a serious health risk when inhaled or absorbed into the body.
The most common use of nanoparticles is in zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in sunscreens and there is serious concern that the small particles might enter the skin and travel through the body. Minerelle suggests that you look for 30+ sunblock that does not contain nanoparticles. There are different forms of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide used in make-up. Only some are made with nanoparticles . The titanium in our products is fine but no nano-sized particles are used whatsoever.
No parabens or nasty preservatives Minerelle does not use parabens or any nasty preservatives. Our mineral make-up does not require a preservative.
Minerelle uses Vitamin E as an anti-oxidant in the make-up but preservatives are needed in products that contain water. We mainly use ‘anti-microbal aromatic’ as our preservative in our skin care and this is derived from almond and vanilla leaves.
No talc or fillers Minerelle does not use talc or any fillers.
Talc is used as a filler in make-up to ‘pad out’ a product. Talc interrupts the normal breathing and functioning of the skin. It can block the pores and cause break-outs and has been linked with cancer. Although talc is a mineral, we believe it is a 'bad' mineral and so we do not use it in our formulations.
No bismuth oxychloride Absolutely no bismuth oxychloride is used in any of our products
Bismuth oxychloride is used in make-up to give a pearl-like finish and is a fine white powder that adheres to the skin. It is used in many mineral cosmetic brands but not by Minerelle. Bismuth oxychloride can inflame sensitive skin, cause flare-ups with rosacea and worsen cystic acne due to its unique crystalline structure. What happens is that the crystals can "stab" at the skin and get stuck in the pores, where the sharper "spokes" can cause irritation. So if you’ve ever had a reaction to mineral make-up, it was probably the bismuth oxychloride that caused the problem. Minerelle is completely free of bismuth oxychloride. So, although bismuth oxychloride is a mineral, it is one of those 'bad' minerals that should be avoided.
No animal testing Minerelle does not test on animals nor do we purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals.
All our testing has been done on women who live in Brisbane. We say a special thank you to all the loyal ladies who constantly volunteer to test each new product we develop.
No perfumes or fragrances Minerelle does not use any perfumes or fragrances as these can be highly irritating on the skin.
95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. They include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxins and sensitizers - capable of causing cancer, birth defects and central nervous system disorders. They can also cause rashes, hives, headaches and sneezing, swelling and breathing problems.
Minerelle does not use any form of perfume or fragrance.
No genetically modified ingredients or organisms (GMO) Minerelle does not use any genetically modified ingredient.
Genetic engineering is used in crops mostly to improve output and resilience or to introduce a new trait to a particular plant. As Minerelle is focussed on plant-based ingredients, we have been very careful to avoid any genetically modified organisms or ingredients. As we don’t know the long term effects on humans or the environment, it is better to avoid them altogether.
No sodium lauryl sulphate used whatsoever.
Sodium lauryl sulphate is used to make a product foam.
It is found in many soaps, cleansers, shampoos and even toothpaste. Although it is considered safe in the quantities used in personal care products, it is an irritant affecting the eyes and skin and the irritation usually increases with continued use.
Minerelle skin care has been developed with sensitive and reactive skin in mind and so no sodium lauryl sulphate has been used in any of our formulations.
No propylene glycol Minerelle does not use any propylene glycol.
Propylene glycol is often used in moisturisers, shampoos and conditioners and other personal care products. It is a synthetic product obtained from the hydration of propylene oxide which is derived from petroleum products. The FDA has categorized propylene glycol as “Generally Recognized as Safe.” There is little to no skin irritation or sensitization even with prolonged direct exposure to the undiluted chemical. It is interesting to note that it is non-toxic when ingested even in reasonably large amounts unlike its dangerous cousin ethylene glycol. However, there has been a lot of discussion and misinformation about propylene glycol with many manufacturers withdrawing it from products.
Minerelle does not use propylene glycol because of it petroleum derivative.
Made in Australia Minerelle has been created and made in Queensland, Australia.
All Minerelle products are manufactured in Queensland. Minerelle is a Brisbane based family business which focuses on using premium, toxic-free and natural ingredients. Marion Farmer has created the range. She is a teacher and skin treatment professional. Her knowledge and understanding of ingredients and how they work on the skin is extensive. She is sought after to speak at conferences and expos and to teach at seminars and workshops.
Minerelle works. All Minerelle ingredients in our formulations have been carefully selected for their benefits to the skin. We use premium grade ingredients and avoid known irritants and harmful ingredients and formulate natural products that are effective in nourishing, benefiting and improving the skin.
Full ingredient disclosure Minerelle offers full ingredient disclosure and not just a listing of ‘active’ ingredients.
Full disclosure means that you can be satisfied that the Minerelle range is based on quality, non-toxic ingredients that support the health of the skin. The natural, plant-based and vitamin range offers outstanding performance and a brighter, more radiant skin.