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glo minerals FAQ

How is glo minerals different from conventional cosmetic lines?

glo minerals is uniquely designed for skin care professionals and their clients. Our award-winning formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage, UV and environmental protection and an exceptional spectrum of mineral pigments. Talc-free and non-comedogenic, glo minerals provides the ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin. Clinically advanced mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects.

 

Does glo minerals contain bismuth oxychloride?

Yes, we use a low level of a pharmaceutical grade bismuth oxychloride in select items. Bismuth is NOT the same as bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth is a heavy metal. It is dark in color with a metallic shine. Bismuth oxychloride is a soft white powder. The physical and chemical properties of each are quite different. There are few natural powders as compatible with the skin as bismuth oxychloride. Due to the particle’s shape, it attaches to the skin allowing transpiration when applied.

 

Do glo minerals formulas contain nano particles?

No. Nanoparticles are so small, they are measured in billionths of a meter. Our minerals are delivered from a triple-milled process ensuring smooth, even application and long wearing coverage without requiring ultra fine nano particle size.

 

Does glo minerals offer gluten free products?

While most of our products do not contain gluten-derived ingredients, our manufacturing facilities are not gluten-free. Below is a list of products that do contain gluten-derived ingredients:

Face Primer- contains Barley Extract to help retain moisture and provide anti-oxidants to help soothe and calm skin.

Lip Filler Pencil - Contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein which contains properties for improved lip hydration and moisture content.

Moisturizing Body Wash -Contains Wheat Amino Acids to condition and increases skin’s moisture retention.

Smoothing Salt Scrub- Contains Wheatgerm Oil to increase moisture.

Precise Micro Lipliner- Contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein which contains properties for improved lip hydration and moisture content.

 

What is the source of the squalane used in your product?

We use a highly refined squalane derived from olives which effectively and rapidly penetrates the skin.

 

What is the binding ingredient in the Pressed Base?

Zinc Stearate.

 

What products contain Parabens?

Parabens provide broad spectrum preservative benefits and are used in the following products: Lash Thickener & Conditioner and Volumizing Mascara.

 

Are glo minerals products noncomedogenic?

Our formulas are talc-free, noncomedogenic and free of perfumes, making them perfect for even the most sensitive skin types, including those with acne and rosacea.

 

Are you a cruelty-free line?

Yes. Our formulas are never tested on animals and all hair used to produce our natural brushes is collected through grooming without harming the animal.

 

Should you use glo minerals if you have oily skin?

Yes, glo minerals products are beneficial for all skin types and conditions, delivering that flawless finish everyone is searching for. You can customize a regimen for any skin type by choosing from our five unique bases. For oily skin, it is recommended to choose between Pressed Base, great for all skin types, and Matte II Liquid Foundation which is targeted solely for oily skin.

 

Can I apply glo minerals after a facial, peel or plastic surgery procedure?

Yes. glo minerals is embraced by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care professionals because it is ideal for the use after chemical or laser procedures to help protect the skin. Unlike traditional makeup products, glo minerals is non occlusive on the skin, which means it allows the skin to breathe. Our products are uniquely formulated, utilizing only the finest pharmaceutical–grade ingredients, triple-milled high-pigment minerals and an antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. glo minerals provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and helps defend against free radical damage.

 

Do your foundations contain an SPF? What level?

Our foundations offer mineral sun protection, the equivalent to an SPF 15.

 

Can minerals expire?

glo minerals products do not support microbial growth. They do not contain moisture, therefore bacteria cannot form and thrive. There is always a chance that contamination can occur during application, so it is recommended to replace a given makeup item within 6 to 12 months after use.

 

Can I use the Sheer Tint Illuminator as a face primer?

We recommend using our Face Primer for the purpose of filling in fine lines, wrinkles and softening imperfections, creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. It also helps to extend the longevity of your makeup. Sheer Tint Illuminator is a sheer, light-reflecting formula that visually smoothes the appearance of fine lines and illuminates skin tone creating a healthy, luminous glow. This can also be applied under foundation, and on top of makeup in select areas.

 

Do you have minimum purchase requirements?

No, we do not have minimum order value requirements.

 

How can I sign up to become a glo retailer?

If you are interested in creating a professional account please call (800) 232-0398. A dedicated customer service representative will be happy to walk you through our requirements and the set-up process.

 

Can I order online?

Yes, to activate wholesale pricing, please email us at customerservice@gloprofessional.com or call (800) 232-0398. Our Customer Service team will create a web account for you. Once this has been created, you will receive an email (to the email address associated with your account) with your password.