Educational Series: The Science Behind Makeup That Works With Your Skin

by | 2 March 2023

Consider dermaviduals deco makeup range as an extension of your skincare. Our deco makeup range is fortified with high-quality skin caring substances, physiological compounds and free radical scavenging vitamins that actively work to nourish, protect, and restore the overall barrier function of the skin. If you are going to wear makeup every day, you need to have a sound understanding as to what it is you’re putting on your skin, and if it is even good for your skin!

The dermaviduals deco makeup range is unique by design, as it gives your skin both a beautiful glow and a boost of skin quenching ingredients, that gives even the most dull, lifeless skin, a natural healthy finish. dermaviduals has always lived by the motto “Changing lives, not just skin” through the power of corrective skincare and yes, even makeup! 

Our makeup range, together with our skincare, can transform any skin and its condition with compliance, dedication and consistency. 

Understanding how makeup works with your skincare

Speaking of skincare, it’s no secret that the best cosmetic that you can wear is “healthy skin.” To achieve this, there are a series of motions that need to be undertaken to get the best results for your skin, and it doesn’t start with makeup! No matter how many layers of luxurious foundations and powders you apply, the health of your skin is key. To achieve a beautiful application of your makeup, you need to have a good base for its application. If the skin is rough, dry, texturised and flakey, it is going to be hard to achieve this. 

dermaviduals skincare is where one needs to start to achieve a flawless finish with their makeup application, so to do this, we need to understand our stratum corneum…

The stratum corneum (what we see when we look in the mirror and apply our makeup too), is structured like brickwork. The skin cells (corneocytes) are the “bricks” and the “mortar” consists of highly effective lipid barrier layers that adhere to the outside portion of the corneocytes; thus creating the visual analogy of “brickwork”


Stratum Corneum

When the bricks and mortar structure of the skin is healthy and functioning, our makeup application sits beautifully; literally adhering to the skin whereby it looks like a second skin! When the brickwork is compromised, the skin dehydrates and develops textural concerns; allowing the skin to be susceptible to the penetration of harmful substances and resulting in damaged skin that won’t allow your makeup application to sit beautifully.

Our dermaviduals skincare and deco makeup range go hand-in-hand for skin correction as they contain physiological skin-caring substances that repair the stratum corneum. Our deco makeup range allows you to enjoy flawless looking skin while improving the quality of your skin over time; this is due to the composition of our foundations, powders, blushers and liners. 

Of course just like our skincare, the deco makeup range does not contain common nasties found in conventional makeup. dermaviduals deco provides skin-caring benefits while concealing and camouflaging skin imperfections or simply evening out the skin to look flawless behind the camera. 


The benefits of the dermaviduals makeup range

Let’s explore the benefits of the deco makeup range now so that you have a clear understanding as to why this makeup range is so amazing, pure and corrective!


deco Individual Foundations

Have been created following the principles of corneotherapy, meaning that the ingredients selected work with the skin and not against it – completely non-negotiable! Incorporating skin mimicking lipids, anti-inflammatories, anti-microbial and antioxidant ingredients, deco provides the skin with long-lasting nourishment and protection. 

Our Individual Foundations provide the following:

  • Creates a smooth, soft texture on the skin and improves skins appearance
  • Excellent absorption properties ensuring foundation sits beautifully
  • Colour corrective and light diffusing
  • Scatters light, hiding fine lines and imperfections
  • Oil absorbing and mattifying
  • Water retaining
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves skins elasticity
  • Antioxidant
  • Tyrosinase inhibitor, inhibits melanin production
  • Increases collagen production & strengthens collagen strands

Your dermaviduals skin treatment therapist will add specific amounts of yellow, red and/or black base foundation to formulate your perfectly colour matched foundation. deco’s lightweight foundation formulations provide a breathable, sheer application. If more coverage is required, additional layers can be added.


deco Loose Powders

  • Physiological components
  • Talc free
  • Excellent absorption
  • Reflects light
  • Visibly smoothing
  • Less fine lines and wrinkles present
  • Ideal for barrier and cornification disorders
  • Allergen and irritant free formulation
  • Contains urea – anti-inflammatory antiseptic
  • Moisture resistant

deco Blushes 

  • Physiological components
  • Talc free
  • Reflects light
  • Instant radiance
  • Allergen and irritant free formulation
  • Formulated for sensitive skin
  • Non comedogenic
  • Contains urea – anti-inflammatory antiseptic
  • Concentrated pigment
  • All day colour stay
  • Contains Mica (the shining star of mineral makeup)
  • Silky texture
  • Purified & crushed mineral mined from the earth

deco Liners 

  • For eyes, lips & brows
  • Properties & benefits:
  • Define eyes, lips and brows
  • Mineral pigments
  • Vegetable oils and waxes
  • Contains Vitamin C & E
  • Ease of application
  • Extra soft pencils
  • Long lasting post application
  • Great for smokey eyes and smudging

From customised liquid foundations, mattifying loose mineral powders and blushes along with multi-functioning soft liners, deco is our number one choice for those wanting to extend their skincare into their every day makeup formulations. 

Derma Aesthetics Educator, Kai Atkinson, enjoys wearing the deco foundation in the shade Porcelain Doll, followed by a very light application of the transparent Loose Powder, as well as a subtle sweep of the Light Apricot Blusher to brighten and warm the skin.

Here is what Kai has to say about deco:

“deco is an extension of dermaviduals skin care right through to makeup, perfectly tailored with the addition of pigments to create a flawless colour match. deco actively works with the skin, as opposed to just masking skin conditions. Like our skincare line, you can be assured there are no nasties hiding in our makeup. I have been using dermaviduals skincare and makeup for 8 years now and my skin always receives compliments; and majority of the time I am often asked If I am even wearing makeup or not – it’s that subtle! When your skin is healthy, your makeup will sit beautifully and literally look like a second skin, so ensure you invest in your skincare before spending thousands of dollars on makeup – trust me, your skin will thank you for it!”


Educator Kai using the dermaviduals deco makeup range