'Skin in midlife' by Gia Mills
Gia Mills, celebrity makeup artist and founder of the Skin in Motion the UK’s number one active and mid-life beauty brand tells us how we can improve our midlife skin.
Skin in Motion the UK’s number one active and mid-life beauty brand is changing the way beauty looks and feels. Founded by celebrity makeup artist and fitness lover Gia Mills, Skin in Motion’s purpose is to empower women with the confidence-boosting beauty products that work for all life stages so they feel positive about our appearance. From long lasting sheer tinted moisturiser, panda-eye proof mascara to sweat-proof concealer, cooling hydrating mists and sweat-dissolving wipes, say hello to the
vegan and cruelty-free range that you can trust and love.
As our skin never stays the same, Skin In Motion’s multi-purpose solutions match the needs of different life stages such as the menopause or different environment conditions such as exercising, commuting or summer heat. Menopause-Friendly + Active-Lives-Friendly + Exercise-Friendly + Teen-Skin-Friendly.
Featured in top national beauty magazines, including The Times, Elle, Red, Grazia, Glamour, Stylist and Woman’s Health. Loved by celebrity makeup-artists and beauty journalists, pro-athletes, actresses, dancers, mothers, grandmothers, Skin in Motion formulas are specifically designed for life in motion!
Trialled on women of all ages during the most intense workouts, hot flushes and commuting, Skin in Motion guarantees your make-up will stay put all day long, providing you with the confidence to tackle life head-on knowing you look great! All products use non-toxic ingredients, are vegan / cruelty free and are manufactured in the UK.
Midlife and menopause skin issues solves:
So many of the pre and menopausal symptoms are due to the dip in oestrogen.
Our levels begin to drop well before you officially hit the menopause (one year after
your period stops), causing a myriad of skin imbalances. Similar to puberty in that
the skin is reacting to the change in hormones and can take on many different guises
and for differing periods of time and intensity.
There are oestrogen receptors in every cell, e.g. those that produce collagen and
elastin, cells that fight inflammation and immune function and cells that control
pigmentation of the skin. Which can result in:
Ability to fend off pollution, bacteria and toxins, thus skin flare ups / adult acne
Reduction in collagen so skin starts to sag, is less vibrant skin, more lines and dryness as well as redness and pigmentation
Sweating / hot flushes
The hot flushes and the resulting over sweating are thought to be more than just
falling oestrogen. It is suggested that the normal balanced level of oestrogen primes
the body to react to temperature change and control ones response, thus fluctuating
levels can cause the body to become sensitive to the slightest rise – hello sweating
and hot flushes!
The Skin In Motion solution
Let me interject before I get into the solutions and say that not only are there the
above physiological results of the peri/menopause, but also the psychological ones.
And confidence is the stand out psychological one…feeling good about how you look
is paramount to most women’s confidence and that’s one of the reasons Skin In
Motion exists. Our skin is always evolving and always in motion, and I set up the
brand to offer multi-purpose confidence boosting formulas match the needs of
different life stages such as the menopause and teen-skin or different environment
conditions such as exercising, commuting or summer heat.
Skin In Motion sweat-proof solutions:
Hot-flush-proof tinted moisturiser: Our hero product, Work It Tinted Moisturiser,
was created to be sweat-proof, non-comedogenic and hydrating (argan oil). It is a
very light formula so it doesn’t look or feel heavy on the skin, so when a hot flush
arrives it will stay put, reduce redness but not clog pores (minimising any potential
adult acne). Using a patented technology that mixes the formulas at a very high speed means the
hydrating argan oil won’t separate and makes the formula glide on even dry skin and
gives is a fresh / dewy glow.
Panda-eye-proof mascara: Lift It Waterproof Mascara won’t cause under eye smudging when the body heats up. Marathon runners as last weeks London Marathon wore it and it reported back with reviews saying it stayed the course. So if good after 26.2 miles, great for excessive sweating (but don’t worry, it is super easy to remove and lash nourishing).
Water-resistant coverage: Heavy foundation that masks the skin is possibly not the
best solution to cover menopausal skin and will likely melt when you sweat. So a
concealer that hides just the bits you need it to, is water-resistant, creamy AND
nourishing (with Vitamin E) - Blend It Concealer to the rescue.
Skin In Motion cooling solutions:
Hot flush / night sweat cooler: As our internal thermostat goes bonkers and makes
us over heat, having something you can grab to cool you down would be nice. Oh
and if it can reduce redness and hydrate the menopausal skin…that would be the
dream! Hello Cool It Mist, mint to cool, liquorice extract to reduce redness and lots of
hydrolysed hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate…
Skin In Motion sweat-removing / adult acne solutions:
The multi-purpose solution come in the guise of Clear It Wipes. Hot flushes can
happen anywhere and anytime, these biodegradable wipes are designed specifically
for on the go sweat removing – half % salicylic acid, pomegranate enzyme and aloe
vera. Not only that, they work for adult acne, as dermatologist recommend not to use teen
adult acne treatments as they are designed for oily teen skin, instead it is
recommend to use a more gentle formula which has salicylic acid to dry out spots,
reduce swelling and clear blocked pores, so the three key ingredients in Clear It
Wipes are perfectly balanced to help here too.
Listen to our podcast where we chat with Gia Mills about Make up in Midlife.
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