November 7, 2016
Mir is formulated with a small number of skin-friendly ingredients used at optimally beneficial levels. In our many years of researching botanicals and sensitive skin, we have found that certain ingredients, reputed to be beneficial can have the opposite effect if included at too high or low a level in a formulation. An example of this is aloe vera, see below.
The ingredients we exclude are as important as those we include.
The range is formulated without: artificial and natural fragrance; essential oils and irritating botanicals; colours and dyes; heavy, pore-clogging oils (avocado, coconut, peanut, olive, sunflower are examples); mineral oils; animal derivatives; AHAs and BHAs; soap and sulphates. We exclude more than 200 adverse ingredients, some of which are listed in the Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid blog post.
Where the total exclusion of particular raw materials would adversely affect the skin’s health or compromise the safety, stability or integrity of our products, these have only been included at minimal concentrations.
When you see chemical additives in our ingredients lists rest assured that they have only been used where absolutely necessary and at the lowest possible levels. Using them enables us to formulate products that will give you beautifully balanced, clear, supple skin.
Mir is formulated with a small number of skin-friendly ingredients used at optimally beneficial levels.
This makes them complex and time-consuming to formulate and costly to produce.
We don’t believe in five minute wonders so our key ingredients are chosen for their well-established, renowned, multiple skin care benefits. Here are a few with the products they feature in shown in brackets:
Moroccan Argan oil, organic, cosmetic grade – our liquid gold Argan Beauty Oil, provides all the anti ageing advantages you could ask for with none of the disadvantages of the skin irritants and skin peelers found in typical anti ageing products PLUS it has the additional benefits of being anti inflammatory and non comedogenic. Used with the rest of the range it turns Mir into a Miracle. (Argan Beauty Oil, Skin Silk Lotion)
Marshmallow extract- calming and healing. (Skin Silk Lotion, Liquid Silk Shower Gel)
Persian organic rosewater – soothing, cleansing, refreshing and used for centuries to care for the skin. (Cleansing Gel, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Skin Silk Lotion, Skin Refresher)
Chinese green tea – anti oxidant and soothing. (Moisturising Lotion, Cleansing Gel, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Liquid Silk Shower Gel)
Chinese white tea – anti oxidant and soothing (Skin Silk)
Aloe vera – used in our products at the correct, optimal levels is soothing, refreshing, healing and oh so cool! Used undiluted it is excellent on minor burns but – here’s a little-known fact – when you use it at over a certain percentage in a skin care product it can have the opposite effect.
This is a prime example of the Mir difference: we’ve got sensitive skin and use Mir ourselves, so our products have to work for us and for you.
(Cleansing Gel, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Skin Silk Lotion, Moisturising Lotion, Skin Refresher)
African shea butter – superbly moisturising and soothing, leaves skin supple and smooth (Moisturising Lotion and Skin Silk Lotion)
Rosehip oil – nourishing, calming, anti ageing used in our products at the correct levels. Used undiluted it can be too rich for problematic skin. (Skin Silk Lotion)
Sodium hyaluronate – amazing skin-drenching ingredient (Moisturising Lotion)
Panthenol – soothing, smoothing, hydrating. (Moisturising Lotion)
Wild chamomile – soothing and healing. (Cleansing Gel, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Moisturising Lotion)
Allantoin – soothing and healing. (Skin Silk Lotion, Moisturising Lotion, Skin Refresher)
Jojoba oil – close to the skin’s own oil in composition an excellent oil for holding in moisture and soothing troubled skins. (Moisturising Lotion)
Jojoba beads – soft and smooth, they gently yet effectively remove loose skin flakes helping to keep skin fresh and clear. (Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser)