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Kibi group has been established since 2010 releasing a raw mineral makeup collection.

Introducing a pure, natural,nano free and vegan friendly product range focusing on perfecting the complexion and educating the consumers on a healthier alternative.

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Health in Beauty Blog

Beauty in Health Blog - Mineral Makeup

 

The Vegan Edition

Taren Anderson

In Conversation: Kim Magee; Founder of Kibi Raw Minerals

There is nothing more exciting that getting to hear from truly passionate, and inspiring individuals and today we get to share with you just that! We caught up with the lovely Kim Magee on her natural, vegan makeup brand and what inspires her to keep going…

Hi Kim! Tell us a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today?

My childhood was what has given me the tenacity and drive to succeed in what ever I do. I was one of the first group of Koreans adopted in Australia. I was an orphan in South Korea with TB and malnutrition, and had I not been supported by the adoption program I would have died. I am therefore incredibly grateful to them.

Unfortunately I was in an extremely abusive environment both physically and emotionally for most of my childhood, living with different parents along the way through marriage break ups and re-marriage. I kept to myself a lot as I had moved to 8 different schools before I entered high school. I was very shy and introverted to the point of only having a few friends. I left school at the age of 16 and worked 2 jobs and sometime 3 so I could save to travel. I lived in London for 3 years as my base and travelled as most Australians do through Europe, USA and parts of Asia.

Traveling was an educational journey to see the world, and it opened my eyes to what this world offers us with so many opportunities. As much as I desired to have a great education it was too difficult for me to focus on school work, when my main focus was to leave my negative and abusive home environment as soon as possible. In all that has happened over my life it definitely had given me a fighting spirit to make the most of what ever situation I come across with an attitude of gratitude.

When did you create KIBI Raw Minerals and why?

The KIBI Group was founded in 2010 but was not off the ground till the end of 2015. Due to some major life changes I had to put the project on hold untill after I had recovered from a devastating divorce following a 20 year marriage. It all sound quiet grim at present but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

My passion for natural organic products began when I worked for Jurlique International. This is where I learnt from the owners and developers of the brand about the holistic approach to health and wellbeing in around 2001. I originally worked as a therapist in their Chatswood Day Spa in Sydney, Australia whilst I was studying beauty therapy. Within less than a year I became the area manager for NSW and had a fantastic opportunity opened their first day spa in South Korea.

Following the experience of being on the farm in Adelaide and seeing the bio-dynamic farming, and the process from the farm to the bottle fascinated me. I was totally sold and knew what we use on our skin is vitally important to our health and wellbeing.

It was much later in life just before my separation that I decided to create the KIBI brand. It was trial and error testing out different formulas and packaging, and after a few years of refining the brand I developed KIBI raw minerals. I created the mineral makeup purely due to not being able to buy mineral makeup that suited my skin colour and I felt the mineral was not refined enough.

I thought the best way to educate women was to offer them something that they could use and wear every day that could make a difference to the their current beauty regime. There was far more competition in skincare and many wonderful brands that had already made a difference but not so many in the makeup arena, so I decided to focus the KIBI brand on makeup.

What sets KIBI apart?

Our point of difference is our triple milled mineral. Our colour range covers all ethinic and anglo skin tones. I am originally from Sydney and travel extensively within Australia for business and New Zealand. Our larger cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are very multi cultural so I wanted to appeal to all cultures.

Also we are of course Vegan and certified Toxic Free. Our price point is within the middle market; generally making it achievable for young and mature women and men to use. It is also water resistant and has a high SPF, so it is great to wear to the beach. I also encourage the gym junkies to wear our makeup as it doesn’t clogg pores like traditional makeup. We do share as much information on the benefits as you will see on the Q&A via our website to educate our consumers on healthier choices.

Why was important to ensure KIBI products were vegan?

Having worked in the beauty industry for more than 25 years it really educated me on how products were made and tested. I don’t believe in animal testing let alone using animal ingredients in any of my products and will ensure all new releases will continue to be vegan and not tested on animals. It is not necessary to have animal ingredients in products in todays world and totally not appropriate for vanity.

What have been KIBI’s bestsellers?

All our foundations have had great reviews as our pigments cover all skin tones from Ivory to the tanned olive tones which we promote to clients who are avid tanners. The second most popular with our young bloggers and audience is our champagne illuminating bronzer that can be worn on your cheeks, lips and eyes.

What’s it like being vegan in the city you live in?

Having been bought up in a major city and later moving to the Gold Coast, it really allowed me to fully embrace a natural and holistic lifestyle. I live in a small city where organic and vegan choices are easy to find with lots of organic farmers markets and cafes that cater to this lifestyle. Health food stores are also everywhere on the Gold Coast. It really has been the best place to create and expand on my brand and lifestyle.

Why do you think there has been such a rise in veganism over the last few years?

Consumers are a lot more educated today and conscious of what they eat and the product they are using on their skin. More information is available at our fingertips and this alongside health reasons has meant it has even become a trend with the younger generation. Its been great seeing the younger generation be more conscious and educated in their food and health choices!

What inspires you?

My inspiration is seeing people be the best they can be! I manage a team of great staff who have been with me for many years and it inspires me seeing them develop.  I also get inspired when to know I can grow a brand that will educate and offer consumers a healthier choice and make a difference in their lives.

What’s your average day like? 

I start my day with 30minutes of yoga at 6am. From 7.30 onwards I am answering emails, going to meeting and creating; whether its working on expanding our brand with new product lines, or working on opening a new business, its super busy.

Do you think you have a work/life balance?

Living on the Gold Coast you can’t help but have a great work life balance because of the gorgeous weather. I love where I live as everything is within walking distance for what I need and I get to work from home. I love the idea of work/life balance for my staff and I think it isn’t necessary for us to have to come to an office in todays world. We can Skype and usually once every two months I gather them together for a group catch up dinner.

Product development and packaging is all outsourced and organised externally. Its just a matter of being organised and planned.

What is the best part of your job?

I love creating new concepts and new products! I am in the process of releasing a crème compact foundation and also lips sticks in a pot. I love the idea of working differently from the typical corporate environment. For me to create a healthy working environment for my staff that goes against the grain of traditional business is something that has been an important part of my job.

What words do you live by?

“To see change you must be changed”

I created this statement based on my personal experiences in life. Personal awareness to be the best you can be will inspire others to be the best that they can be in life.

What’s next for KIBI raw minerals?

We are currently working on expanding our makeup range as mentioned earlier! We have just introduced organic tea and will continue to expand over the next two years into more of a lifestyle brand creating vegan and natural products in many other areas.

3 PRODUCTS YOU NEED FROM KIBI RAW MINERALS by Jordy Cannon

Taren Anderson

I am a huge fan of mineral makeup because of how much I believe in good skincare and protecting your skin. It can be difficult to find good quality products that achieve the look I am after which is why I am excited to introduce you to KIBI Raw Minerals. 


KIBI are a brand that do mineral makeup right and have some absolutely incredible products that I have fallen in love with. I wanted to quickly run you through what makes the products so amazing and then recommend my top three favourites to you so read on if you're interested.

KIBI Raw Minerals are completely nano free, vegan friendly and not tested on animals. Pure Mineral Makeup is made up of a variety of the earth's natural mineral elements including such ingredients as mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and more. These particles are large enough to not block pores which is why they are known for being a better choice if you suffer with acne or have problematic skin. Such products are self preserving and don't require preservatives that could cause irritation, acne and infection to the skin. Due to this, KIBI is Australian Certified Toxic Free!

I personally have quite sensitive skin so certain foundations can give me a rash or irritate my skin. Having products from KIBI Raw Minerals that are made with all natural substances means I don't have any concern with how my skin will react and I feel a lot less guilty than I do when using conventional foundations and bronzers etc. 

#1 - KIBI Raw Minerals Foundation
Made up from 100% minerals and with natural SPF 15+, this is a smooth and creamy formulation without the risk of clogging pores. It's fine formulation provides a seamless finish and leaves skin soft to the touch. With so many colour options, there is sure to be a foundation that perfectly suits your skintone. This product retails for $54 AUD. 

#2- KIBI Raw Minerals Blush
With all the same benefits as the foundation, blush is one of those things that pulls a look together and with this product I can do that guilt free. Sometimes smoothing on a cream blush over my foundation makes me feel oily and like I am clogging my pores. That is fine for nice evening looks or weekend party makeup but for everyday work wear I don't like clogging up my pores. There are two gorgeous colour options to choose from - Peach and Blossom. 

#3 KIBI Raw Minerals Bronzer

I always find mineral bronzers to smooth over the skin so nicely and leave a seamless and smoothed bronze finish. This one colour suits all because it is extremely buildable, making it a versatile product. You can apply this product with a light hand for an overall glow or build the product up for contouring and sculpting the face. This product retails for $48AUD. 

So that's a wrap on my top three products offered by KIBI Raw Minerals. I would highly recommend heading over to their website here and having a browse of the products.

By Jordy Cannon - http://www.jordysbeautyspot.com/2016/07/3-products-you-need-from-kibi-raw.html#more 

Lola's Beauty Room - Blogger Review

Taren Anderson

Not another beauty trend, mineral makeup is here to stay. A healthy alternative to the chemical filled products that dominate today’s  makeup industry. It’s not only what’s in them that makes them special, but what’s not. Made from a variety of Earth’s natural minerals that help heal and protect even the most sensitive skin.

They contain no artificial additives or harmful chemicals such as talc, preservatives such as paraben, chemical dye, bismuth oxycholoride and skin irritants such as synthetic fragrances. Their products are not tested on animals, are nano free and vegan friendly. They are made from ingredients which help heal skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.

KIBI RAW MINERALS is an Australian made and owned brand taking the initiative to educate and provide all women with natural products they can feel good about using. Established in 2010 the brand takes a fresh approach to beauty with their own mineral range including foundation, blush, bronzer and kabuki brush.

The packaging of KIBI’s products is absolutely stunning. The full-size foundation I received looked sleek and simple. A very generous size with a practical twist top lid. The samples I received were in cute clear packaging. Perfect to see what shades are inside.

The foundation shades were both a good match match for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of coverage they gave. I normally turn to thick liquid foundations to cover my redness but with just primer underneath I was able to build up the coverage without it looking cakey. If you have oily skin this foundation would be great as it absorbs the skins natural oils without clogging your pores.

Both shades gave my face a soft dewy glow and lasted all day. I found the best way to apply it was to tip a small amount into the lid, sweep my powder brush in and tap off the excess before applying to my face in circular motions. The finish was very natural and made my skin look flawless. It can also be used as a finishing powder over your liquid foundation. Best of all it has an SPF of 15+ and is said to be water resistant.

Full-size – Nude, Sample – Light beige

Full-size – Nude, Sample – Light beige

Top swatch – nude, Bottom swatch – Light beige

Top swatch – nude, Bottom swatch – Light beige

Contoring and bronzing is a must for me now that I have dyed my hair dark. I need that sun kissed glow and face structure so I don’t look washed out. This mineral bronzer is perfect for use as both a contour and bronzer. A little goes a long way and blends easily over the foundation.

When swatched it looks to be a very shiney copper colour but once on the skin it’s more of a subtle matte finish and isn’t gonna fill your cheeks full of shimmer! I found it to be slightly orange but still suitable if you don’t apply to much product.

Bronzer

Bronzer

Bronzer Swatch

Bronzer Swatch

Peach! My favourite shade of blush! Not too dark and not to bright. It was the perfect shade to give my cheeks the natural flush without making me look like a clown. Applied on the apples of my cheeks this blush looks really pretty. Again not much product is needed and sat beautifully on my skin.  It’s a very wearable shade which could be worn day or night.

The blossom shade was a darker dusty pink. It was very pigmented but gave a but idyl radiant finish. I would be more likely to wear this shade of a night time and would look great with a dark smokey eye.

Left- Peach Blush, Right- Blossom Blush

Left- Peach Blush, Right- Blossom Blush

Top- Blossom Blush, Bottom- Peach Blush

Top- Blossom Blush, Bottom- Peach Blush

For more information and to purchase KIBI RAW MINERAL MAKEUP head to their website Kibigroup.com.au

Be sure to follow them on Instagram at Kibigroup and share the naturally flawless love!

I can definitely say that KIBI RAW will be one of my holy grail foundations. I have learned a lot about the effects of the different chemicals used in regular foundations and will try to use safer products on my skin more often. Thanks for taking the time to read my KIBI RAW MINERALS review and please subscribe to my blog to keep updated on my posts.

-LOLA http://lolasbeautyroom.com/2015/08/09/kibi-raw-mineral-makeup/

'Kibi Raw Mineral Makeup' by The Unrefined

Taren Anderson

A couple of months ago I was suffering from quite a few skin issues. I was experiencing regular break-outs around my forehead and cheeks and was developing severe scars from PICKING (try to resist, it exacerbates the issue by 100%). I’m sure you will believe me when I say I follow a healthy diet. I don’t eat many grains; I obviously don’t eat sugar and try to consume low levels of dairy and soy (all of which can often be associated with poor skin). To some extent I attributed the problem to a hormone imbalance but after a bit of experimentation I realised most of the issue stemmed from my skin care routine and my MAKE-UP!


When you have scars and problematic skin the first thing you tend to do is cover it up and buy every product known to mankind. I used a few liquid and stick foundations with plenty of coverage but that seemed to make my issue worse. My skin couldn’t breathe and I could tell the pimples I was developing were blocked pores stemming from make- up.  I needed an answer, fast.

ENTER KIBI RAW MINERALS

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Whether it was fate, a stroke of luck or just being in the right place at the right time – I managed to meet the director of Kibi Raw Minerals, an Australian-made and Australian owned natural make-up range. It was actually the director, Kim’s skin that initially sold the product to me. Not only does she look 20 years younger than she actually is, her skin radiates and omits a glow which I was immediately jealous of. I asked her if she was wearing the make-up and she laughed and nodded. Before I knew it I was at home in my room, sitting in front of the mirror with the whole range.

I’ve always had reservations about mineral make-up because I prefer a dewy glow rather than a powdered, matte complexion. This product worked wonders on my skin and doesn’t leave you feeling as though you’re an old lady with chalky lines. The transformation was actually so amazing that I started snapping selfies and sending them to Jess. We were heading to the beach that morning so I decided to leave it on and test its water proof component and SPF factor. I walked out to meet Jess and the first thing she said (I’m not joking) is that I looked like an angel and there was some sort of glow about me (another selling factor, considering they usually call me the devil ;)). I kid you not, the foundation stayed on my skin the whole beach trip after endless wave rides. I didn’t get burnt and I didn’t break out. I almost felt like crying – to find a product that actually provides sun protection, is natural, won’t clog your pores and makes you look like you have some weird post-coital glow – I haven’t parted from the product since and am officially the devil in disguise.

Kibi Raw Minerals is vegan friendly, not tested on animals, nano free and a form of PURE mineral make-up. Unlike other foundations on the market, Kibi’s PURE formulation includes mineral particles that cannot penetrate the skin or clog the pores. The foundation is free from artificial colours, preservatives and fragrances and has a high SPF UVA/UVB factor with water proofing properties. So what provides that radiating glow? Kibi uses MICA. Micas are common rock-forming minerals that produce a natural shimmer when applied to the skin.

Jess and I have been using Kibi Raw Minerals for three months now (even when we go out for a wild night on the town and need more coverage) and have noticed a great improvement in our skin. Kibi’s formulation includes zinc oxide which has been proven to promote skin healing and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. The titanium dioxide and zinc in the product also helps the skin to retain moisture, keeping the it looking and feeling healthy and hydrated. It also allows the skin to breathe WITHOUT clogging the paws.

My reviews are not usually this long but I am THAT passionate about this product that I will go to great lengths to tell you my thoughts (even if it means a little bit of word vomit).

To purchase all products head to http://www.kibigroup.com.au


Nicola's favourite products

-   peach blush (provides an amazing pigment and shimmer on your cheeks)

-   Nude mineral foundation and Light olive mineral foundation (I alternate between the two depending on whether I have a tan)

-   Kibi’s award-winning Kabuki brush for great coverage

Jess’s favourite products

-   Blossom blush

-   Medium olive mineral foundation and warm beige mineral foundation

-   Kibi’s award-winning Kabuki brush for great coverage

Skin Care – Less is More

Taren Anderson

There is a common misconception surrounding skin care, which we would like to put to rest once and for all. Caring for your skin does not need to be COMPLICATED nor does it need to be EXPENSIVE to be effective. So many women spend a fortune on skin care products that promise the world but deliver very little in return and it’s time to face the truth:

LESS IS MORE

Whether you require treatment for acne, pigmentation, dry skin, oily skin, damaged skin or ageing skin – using too many products can often exacerbate skin conditions or slow down the skin’s ability to heal, regenerate and improve.

We’re going to keep it simple. Below are two products that we feel every woman should have in her bathroom cupboard at home - inexpensive, natural and very effective. We’ll also give you a run down on Parabens and Sulfates and why it’s best to choose personal care products without these ingredients.

Rosehip Oil

Why?

Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids and contains high levels of omega 3, 6 and 9 (unable to be produced by the body). These fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells, repair damaged skin tissue and improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

High in Vitamins A and Vitamin C, Rosehip oil has also been known to assist in the improvement of environmentally damaged skin. Vitamin A, which is commonly known as retinol, helps to protect the skin from free radicals and can prevent wrinkles and improve skin pigmentation caused by excessive amounts of sun exposure.  
Skin Type: Suitable for ALL skin types.


Where can I buy it?

We suggest buying organic Rosehip Oil available at most pharmacies, health food stores and selected supermarkets. Organic Rosehip oil can cost anywhere from $15 - $35 per bottle.

How can I use it?

Rose hip oil can be used as a Double Cleanser (read home treatment method here) and as a Night Treatment (read simple night treatment method here)

Jojoba Oil

Why?

Jojoba oil contains a wax ester that has a similar molecular structure to the wax esters found in our skin, making it easy for the body to absorb and great for any complexion. Containing high levels of anti-oxidants as well as Omega 3 & Omega 6, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E, Jojoba oil is renowned for assisting in restoring the skin’s elasticity, boosting hydration and slowing down the skin’s natural aging process.


Skin type suitability?

Jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types, even for combination or oily complexions. Oil cuts through oil and using Jojoba oil can actually improve oil control and trick your skin into producing less of it.
Where can I purchase it?
Most pharmacies, health food stores and selected supermarkets. Organic Jojoba can cost anywhere from $15 to $40 for a bottle.

How do I use it?

Jojoba oil can be used as a make-up remover, as a night serum and even as a hair treatment for split ends.

On a final note, when choosing ANY skin care products we recommend opting for those that are SULFATE & PARABEN FREE.  A Paraben is a chemical substance that acts as a preservative, inhibits bacterial growth in products and prolongs shelf life. What most people don’t know is that this chemical substance has also been known to mimic hormones in the body, increase estrogen levels and in more recent years has been associated with some cancers, particularly breast cancer.

Sulfates can be found in any cleaning product that foams – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are all ingredients you need to steer clear of. According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Review1 research studies on sulfates have shown links to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, possible mutations and cancer. Over the past decade the availability of paraben and sulfate free products has increased remarkably and you can now find such products in your supermarket and local pharmacy (always read the label).

Nano Free Makeup

Taren Anderson

KIBI Group Australia has released a nano free mineral makeup

We aim to supply the best grade product made in Australia, but also educate our consumer of what we put on our skin

No matter how large our company grows we will never become a corporation and will always promote the best of Australian talent in what we do.  I would recommend for those who are interested is to hire out the DVD on the Corporation, but also having firsthand experience working for global corporations  for the past 25 years of my career.

Our growth is for niche markets that have an understanding and passion for our environment and the Australian industry and employment. We aim to gain growth through export opportunities promoting Australia’s’ most beautiful products from  one of the most beautiful countries in the world

What is Nano Free?

Nano has become a controversial topic in the commercial cosmetic industry with big name brands being accused of not listing there nano ingredients for the consumer to make an informed choice of what ingredients are in the products they are using.

Articles form: Environmental working group USA and our Local Friends of the Earth
Research reveals the widespread use of nano-scale ingredients in everyday personal care products. Our results represent the most comprehensive list of such products compiled to date.

We identified nearly 9,800 products containing nano-scale ingredients or ingredients that may contain a nano-scale fraction. These include 256 products containing one or more of 57 different types of nano-scale or micronized ingredients, and 9,509 additional products containing ingredients that are commercially available in nano sizes, but nearly all of which have no label information on particle size whatsoever. These products include those regulated as cosmetics and as drugs, such as sunscreen
www.ewg.org/node/21738

The use of nanoparticles in high exposure consumer applications such as cosmetics has controversial evidence of potential toxicity has grown. NSW minister of science and research said the NSW Government would raise the possibility of labelling nanoparticles in cosmetics and sunscreen products.

Early scientific studies show that when exposed to UV light nanoparticles used in cosmetics produce free radicals that damage the DNA and cells. If nanoparticles gain access to the bloodstream of a pregnant woman they could harm unborn babies
www.foe.org.au

These nano particles are also known to be tested on caged animals. Most beauty advisors are not trained on what is in the products they are selling they are trained to market the benefits of the product they are selling. Even though the question is asked by consumers are the products tested on animals the question should be what ingredients are tested on animals.

With a huge push on educating consumers to eat healthy and keeping fit and watching the exponential growth of the organic and environmental movement we also need to be aware of what we put on our skin the largest breathing organ.

We can change our clothes, our cars and houses, but we can’t change our skin, so we need to look after our skin by protecting and using quality products.

We will look forward to hearing your feedback in the near future