The Skincare Makeup by Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale started in an industry that is obsessed with appearance. She traveled from London to New York looking for a new experience and found exactly that as she began a career as a casting director and producer.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base

She had first-hand knowledge of the effects the makeup was having on the skin of those in front of the camera. Jane set out in 1994 to put an end to makeup that was not doing any favors to those that wore it. She wanted a product that would not contribute to problem skin or skin issues. In Jane’s own words “My goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.” She has accomplished that, and the Jane Iredale line of cosmetics that promote healthy skin was born from her first product which is still a favorite with clients; Amazing Base.

Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics has been loved by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide from the very beginning of her venture. She was the first to supply the aesthetic industry with a line of makeup that contained skin care benefits. The fact that this line not only promotes healthy vibrant skin but also the women that wear it is important to the company.

Jane Iredale Products

The company began because Jane Iredale wanted to help women not only look their best but also to feel their best. She believes that makeup can and should enrich a woman’s life. Jane firmly believes that healthy skin is the ultimate foundation and the company’s philosophy exemplifies this. The products are not tested on animals, and Jane believes in giving not only money but time and effort to enriching lives and making a difference.

Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetic’s philanthropic efforts are many. The longest partnership is with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, but it doesn’t end there. Jane and her staff are involved in over 25 great causes. The motto on their website demonstrates this beautifully:

Care where you give your time and support.

Giving with purpose has measured impact.

~Jane Iredale

The company believes in a holistic approach to beauty, and their supplements, skincare, and makeup follow this belief. What makes their makeup so unique is using only the highest of quality minerals and organic ingredients when possible. All products are hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested to create a clean and beautiful look that is not only healthy but safe as well for all skin types.

avocado with natural ingredients for makeup

Pure ingredients with long-lasting performance, are what you will get when you use Jane Iredale’s Mineral Cosmetics. Achieve a clear and healthy complexion with products for everything from your head to your toes offered by Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and because of the medical grade, they are safe for post-surgery procedures, acne, rosacea, sensitive and/or aging skin. All Jane Iredale products are antibacterial, hydrating, mineral based, and blocks damaging UV light while allowing the skin to breathe, yet provides excellent coverage for pigment problems, imperfections, and wrinkles.

Laser Skin Care and Medspa has been a Gold Winner in sales of Jane Iredale makeup since 2011. We understand the high quality of this product, and we would be happy to assist you in picking out the right product for you.


Therapeutic yet beautifies.

Jane Iredale makeup

Using Jane Iredale is a win/win for your skin.



New Attitudes and Perspective on Aging

 There used to be a time when mature women were expected to cut their hair into a bob and slap on that barely seen pink nail polish to match the same color on their lips. Thank goodness those days are behind us! If you’ve been out anywhere lately, you will have noticed that girls in their teens are dying their hair trying to obtain the perfect gray coloring that only comes with experience. People have a new outlook, new attitude and new perspective on aging. 

People are taking better care of themselves both on the outside and inside. More and more older adults are signing up for yoga, running classes, tennis lessons or gym memberships. They are finding they now have time to get involved in team sports and it’s not uncommon to find men and women past their 50’s playing hockey, soccer or baseball. Add to that activities such as gardening, walking the dog, and flexibility types of exercises such as yoga or Pilates and we have a new attitude and perspective on aging.

A study conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology tested over 5000 older adults, and the results were outstanding! The average age on the birth certificates of the participants was 68 years old, but their fitness age was 43 years young. That is a difference of 25 years! The four types of exercise that helped to achieve this outcome are aerobic, strength, balance and stretching activities. Always check with your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise program.

Diet plays an important role as well. Maintaining a leaner frame has been linked to longevity. Fewer calories are needed as we mature so making smart choices at meal and snack times can add years to your life. There are many variables involved that dictate how long you will live, but eating a nutrient-packed diet has helped to slow down the aging process. 

Foods that should be included in your diet include Omega-3 rich foods such as almonds, seeds, fatty fish, and olive oil. Avocados, broccoli, cabbage, edamame, cucumbers and leafy greens are another addition to your diet. Ensuring that you are getting enough calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B are also recommended. And don’t forget the water! Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking enough water. Drinking that magically number of 8 glasses a day (48 to 64 ounces) especially during warmer months.

Mental health is an important factor that is often overlooked at all ages.  Multiple social, psychological, and biological factors determine the level of mental health of a person at any point of time in their lives. There are some care strategies that you can put into place into promoting a good mental health such as staying involved with community activities, ensuring you have a good support system, and keeping in touch with family and friends. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel you need it. There are programs out there to assist.

Last but certainly not least is that looking your best can help you feel your best. Aging doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing makeup or cutting all your hair off. Don’t be afraid to try a new foundation or lipstick. Who decided that eye shadow was only for younger people? Treating yourself to new skin care products or makeup can be a healthy change. And why wouldn’t you take the time out to pamper yourself to a skin resurfacing treatment or seek advice for those wrinkles around your eyes? You deserve to be spoiled, and no one can spoil you better than yourself. Book an appointment for some TLC and see the difference it can make. 

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Laser and Skin Care Medspa have treatments and products that can slow down and reverse aging. Dr. Bakken has been providing wellness and lifestyle counseling for greater than thirty-five years, and she would love to help you live life to the fullest. Call the clinic today to book a free consultation. Age is just a number they say, and they have never been more right.






Don’t Distress Over Skin Pigmentation

Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin, and special cells in your skin make this. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it can affect the production of melanin. While some skin pigmentation will affect only patches of your skin, others can affect your entire body.

There are a number of reasons that can cause discolored skin patches. They are a common problem with a number of different causes. Discolored patches develop due to a difference in melanin levels. Hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces too much melanin, and hypopigmentation is when not enough is produced. The stimulation of melanin causes your tan but can also bring about unwanted dark patches as well. A few other examples of skin pigmentation happen in young women from taking the pill or pregnancy which can alter the hormone levels in females, which in turn can affect the melanin levels.

It is a good idea to be alert any time you notice a change in the texture or color of your skin, but know that most of the time, skin discoloration is harmless. Once you have checked in with your doctor, there are treatments available for the many people that experience these changes to their skin tone.

You will want to book an appointment to discuss the issues causing your skin discoloration with a professional to choose the best method for you. Resurfacing treatments such as microdermabrasion and laser treatment are options that can be used to successfully remove the upper layers of skin to allow for regrowth of the skin with the right amount of melanin.  

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells that is non-invasive. You may notice that fine lines and age spots become less visible. These treatments are considered nonaggressive and can be quite relaxing. Patients have said that microdermabrasion leaves their skin feeling softer, smoother and looking fresher.

Another treatment you may want to consider is laser treatment or Intense Pulse Light. This can even out the skin tone and often will tighten the skin, giving it a smooth appearance. The certified professionals at Laser and Skin Care Medspa use the Palomar Icon (Cynosure) Pulsed Light and Laser System. This system emits concentrated intense beams of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the melanin or pigmentation in the skin. The damaged lesion (target area) naturally disintegrates and then visibly disappears vastly improving skin tone.

We offer a free consultation to discuss all your options with you before recommending a course of action. We understand that noticeable patches of discolored skin can cause you concern or embarrassment and we want you looking and feeling your absolute best.