Facing The Challenge

One of the best things about being a first time Grandma is experiencing the wonder and joy in my Grandson’s eyes as he discovers the world.

And nothing warms my heart more than to watch my customers as they discover the clear skin they thought they’d never have after using our makeup and skin care. Oh the excitement! I just want to harness it so others could see the difference in their own skin.

Last year, that dream became reality with the Clear Skin Makeup Challenge.

Out of hundreds of entries, we sent a full-size makeup kit to 4 women battling problem skin. We asked they use all the products for 30 days and to share their experience with us and through social media. The results were truly remarkable!

Recently, I caught up with one of the ladies to ask if she would be interested in sharing her story with you too! Read her journey below.

“I applied for the Clear Skin Challenge after seeing an Instagram post about the opportunity on a Chronic Illness page. Before The Challenge, my skin was really irritated. I had acne and a mix of dry patches around my eyebrows, nose and mouth.

Up until that time, I settled on using Bare Minerals because I could never find anything that wouldn’t break out my skin any less.

After I found out I was chosen for The Clear Skin Makeup Challenge, my skin type and shade were evaluated and I took a before photo of my skin. A few days later my kit with KmS Mineral Essentials skin care and mineral makeup arrived!

I used all the products in the kit for 30 straight days, morning and night. It was an easy process, and I saw immediate results. My skin felt so smooth like never before, and within 6 days my skin was clear. Seriously, NO more acne or dry, irritated skin. 

Out of all the products, the Black African Cleanser impressed me. It helped lift all the bad stuff and balance my skin.

I’m still using all of the products now that The Challenge is over. Right now I’m going off hormones for medical reasons and I know I would have far worse skin if I wasn’t using the makeup and skin care from KmS. After the experience I had with the Clear Skin Challenge, I would definitely recommend KmS Mineral Essentials to anyone with problem skin.

Do you live with problem skin? We’re ready to run another Clear Skin Makeup Challenge soon and looking for real women with real problem skin. If you’re up for the challenge and think you’d be a great fit, send an email to clearskinmakeupchallenge@kmsmineralessentials.com and tell us why!




Say Hello to Our New Brand Ambassador!

Valerie Proano beauty ambassador for KmS Mineral Essentials
KmS Mineral Essentials Ambassador Valerie Proano

We are so very delighted and honored to introduce Valerie Proano as KmS Mineral Essentials Brand Ambassador!

Valerie will be featured in a new campaign for KmS Mineral Essentials which will run through Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and on KmSMineralEssentials.com.

Valerie is a strong, passionate young woman living with Dysautonomia, an autonomic nervous system illness that at times can cause problematic issues with the skin. Valerie is committed to helping women who battle chronic illness gain their confidence and feel their very best through using natural, gentle makeup and skincare.

We recently sat down with our beautiful new Ambassador to learn a little bit more.


KmS: Our readers would love to know a little more about you!

Valerie: I’m 23. About 3 years ago, my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia. It’s really been a tough road, but I’ve been fighting hard everyday to gain my health back. Last year around this time, I was unable to stand and walk on my own. I’ve come a long way since then!  

When I was bedridden, I really gravitated towards makeup and all things beauty. It became my main outlet to express myself.  Now, I’m focusing on my Etsy business and helping spread awareness about invisible illnesses and one day hope to change the stigma. 


KmS: Why the interest in Ambassadorship with KmS?

Valerie: I really wanted to be a part of the program because I really connected and loved what KmS Mineral Essentials stands for and their mission to help empower women and make them feel beautiful again! I wanted to promote that to my audience of chronically ill women who also struggle with skin issues.


KmS: What would someone be surprised to learn about you? 

Valerie: When I was in high school, I would chase Boy Bands and fly all over the US to be at their concerts!


KmS: What do you do for fun?

Valerie: I enjoy doing my makeup and experimenting with new looks1 I also love doing crafts and painting.


KmS: What is your favorite KmS product?

Valerie: So far, my favorite is Vanish Under Eye Concealer. I love that it gives you beautiful coverage for those stubborn under eye circles. A bonus to it working so well is that it also smells amazing!


Got questions for Valerie about Dysautonomia, or chronic illness and beauty? Please post your question or comment below!