Debra Lynn Dadd
What do you think about mineral makeups? I have sensitive skin and rosacea and am looking for a good foundation that is not harmful to my body. Any suggestins?
POSTED BY P.S. :: MICHIGAN USA :: 06/02/2008 10:58 AM
I think mineral makeups are fine. There are now a number of different brands and I haven't checked the ingredients on all of them, just read the labels and make sure they are pure minerals and don't contain any harmful ingredients.
You might consider trying Real Purity's Health Glo Creme Foundation if you prefer to use something more like conventional foundation but want more pure ingredients. It is one of the products I carry on my natural cosmetics website, www.naturaljoybeauty.com or you can purchase is directly from them at www.realpurity.com. Many people who have had allergic reactions to conventional make-up find they can tolerate Real Purity's. My accountant is one. She could not wear make-up without it causing rashes or burning and she can wear this one. For additional coverage you can use Real Purity's pressed powder over it or a loose mineral foundation as a finishing powder. Hope this helps. Though I do not have sensitive skin, I wear this foundation daily and love it. It feels very light and has no scent.
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 06/05/2008 11:15 PM
Phycians Formula now has an organic line of pressed powder and loose powder foundations as well as blusher and bronzer. There is a tube of under eye cover up as well. I use the pressed powder foundation and apply it with a large blush brush and the blusher. They are mineral based. I have found that my face doesn't itch with these as it does with other foundations. Now if I could find powdered organic eye makeup that doesn't make my eyes water, with mascara that stays on my lashes.
POSTED BY DEBRA :: MICHIGAN USA :: 06/05/2008 11:39 PM
I developed "skin issues" due to MCS and have found that mineral makeup is about the only stuff I can tolerate. I suggest that you stay away from the brands that contain the ingredient bismuth. Many people (including me) experience itching and irritation from it. I would also be careful with many of the department/drugstore brands since they tend to add some questionable ingredients.
You can purchase low cost samples online from small companies on the net. Many of these formulations contain just a few ingredients and the colors are really nice. There is an excellent website called Makeup Alley that has tons of consumer reviews on all kinds of beauty products ranging from plain olive oil to the most commercial lines, and they have lots of reviews on several mineral makeup brands. Good Luck.
POSTED BY CH :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 06/05/2008 11:45 PM
In response to one of the other replies I wanted to let you know that the most popular brand of mineral foundation,Bare Minerals, does contain the bismuth oxychloride. I emailed them asking what their ingredients were and this was their reply:
The foundationís ingredients are as follows:
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 06/06/2008 10:55 AM
Thank you all. The Bare minerals is the one I tried using. I guess I need to try to find a better one. It is so hard to know what is good and what is not.
POSTED BY PAULETTE :: MI USA :: 06/09/2008 11:07 PM
There is a line of products from a company called Arbonne. I have not used any of them, but I am currently looking into it. Has anyone heard of them and do you know if the ingredients in the make-up is natural? I am not looking for a mineral make-up, but I would like a natural eye liner, mascara and a healthy lead free lipstick. Does anyone know which products are safe?
POSTED BY SHERI :: VIRGINIA USA :: 06/16/2008 11:04 PM
Earth's Beauty Mineral Colours is the purest mineral foundation I have come across. I sell it at my web store or you can buy it directly from them. They have two formulas. The original formula is the purest and contains only: organic wild-crafted arrowroot powder and iron oxides. The SPF 15 version contains: organic arrowroot, kaolin, magnesium stearate, zinc stearate, zinc oxide, and iron oxides. I spent many hours trying to find the most simple, pure cosmetics and eventually that's what led to my starting a business selling them. It is very hard to know which ingredients to avoid and what is really natural. Good luck finding what will work best for you.
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 06/16/2008 11:11 PM
Hi all -
I have been on a truly all-natural/organic foundation/powder quest for some time. One resource that I discovered is the Environmental Working Group who has a site called "cosmeticsdatabase.com" where all brands of makeup, hair products, etc., etc. have been tested thoroughly. It's wonderful - and a real eye-opener about some of the so-called "natural" makeups out there.
POSTED BY PAM :: FLORIDA USA :: 06/16/2008 11:33 PM
LARENIM (mineral spelled backwards) makes 100% mineral makeup, and I've been super-happy with their line. It doesn't contain nano-particles or bismuth oxychloride. They sell in some major organic groceries or you can order online. You can download the ingredients in all of the products on their website. It was developed by a lady who suffered for years with acne, eventually using her knowledge of the natural health field to develop this makeup. My oily skin has thrived since switching to Larenim 2 years ago, no more breakouts or gunky foundation to deal with.
I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has oily, sensitive skin.
POSTED BY KANGRRL :: MISSOURI USA :: 06/22/2008 10:19 AM
Arbonne is not a good product line. It's full of toxic and carcinogenic ingredients. I, too, use the EWG data base to check out products.
COMMENT FROM DEBRA: You're right. You can see the toxicity ratings for all Arbonne products at Skin Deep Ratings for Arbonne Products. As a group, they are rated 0-6 (low to moderate hazard--7 to 10 is high hazard). The products do contain ingredients that are not used now in the least toxic, most natural products. Click on various product links for specific warnings. This is a great resource for checking body care products before you buy.
POSTED BY SUE :: WASHINGTON USA :: 06/22/2008 11:26 AM
Miessence/ONE Group has a great line of USDA Organic skincare/cosmetics. Check them out at the link below!
POSTED BY KARA :: ONE GROUP :: WWW.JKGOVONI.MIONEGROUP.COM :: OHIO USA :: 06/22/2008 11:46 AM
Miessence is the only brand of mineral make-up that I know of that does not use any siliconce coatings, bismuth oxychloride or titanium dioxide:
Complete Ingredients list for the Miessence medium mineral powder:
Sericite Mica, Zinc Oxide, Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil, May Contain: +/- Iron Oxides
It is the most basic mineral make-up I have seen on the market.
We do not have samples but we do offer a 15 day money back guarantee. You can order on my site if you are interested.
I do sell it so of course you should know that.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
POSTED BY ERIN ELY :: MIESSENCE CERTIFIED ORGANICS/ELY ORGANICS :: ELYORGANICS.COM/ :: OREGON USA :: 06/22/2008 11:46 AM
The info for Arbonne at EWG is largely outdated. Many of those products listed aren't around anymore.
Any consultant can login online to find out the latest products' ingredients. You may want to contact a consultant to find out about the ingredient list for any given product and take it from there.
POSTED BY ELLEN :: PENNSYLVANIA USA :: 06/23/2008 11:03 PM
I checked Arbonne's website and found that Arbonne doesn't give a full listing of their product ingredients. In fact, the list of ingredients is totally absent for a number of products that I looked up. Most companies list ingredients, allowing the customer to easily decide whether to buy or not. If I don't find the ingredients on a company's website, I go elsewhere. IMHO, having to contact a consultant seems time-consuming and onerous to prospective customers.
POSTED BY SUE :: WASHINGTON USA :: 06/29/2008 1:52 PM
I'm impressed with Illuminare mineral makeup. They're in El Dorado Hills, CA. No animal testing, and from what I can tell, no irritating ingredients.
POSTED BY JT :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 07/08/2008 12:54 PM
I wanted to see what Illuminare Cosmetics were because I had not heard of them before. So I went to their website www.illuminarecosmetics.com. Here is an ingredients list I found on the website for their liquid mineral make up:
Ultimate All Day Foundation / Concealer - SPF-21
Ultimate All Day Blush - SPF-21
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide-7% & Titanium Dioxide-2.4%
Ingredients: C11-13 Isoparaffin, Iron Oxides, Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Deionized Water, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Copolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrated Silica, PEG/Ppg-20/15 Dimethicone, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Magnesium Sulfate, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben
For comparison, as another option, here is an ingredients list from the: Miessence Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation
certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, aqua, certified organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, zinc oxide, certified organic zea mays (corn) starch, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, certified organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) fruit butter, certified organic ethanol (sugar cane alcohol), certified organic citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract, non-gmo lecithin, certified organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil, sclerotium rolfsii gum, certified organic olea europaea (olive) juice extract, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, may Contain: +/- iron oxides.
While Illuminaire products are not 100% natural, they are appropriate for people who have problems with the essential oils that are used in botanically based products. It's good to have choices so that everyone can get the products that are best for their own needs. It's important to read the label to find the products--natural, organic, or synthetic--that are right for you.
POSTED BY ERIN ELY :: ELY ORGANICS..ORGANIC PRODUCTS YOU CAN TRUST! :: ELYORGANICS.COM :: OREGON USA :: 07/08/2008 4:35 PM
Earth's Beauty mineral powder foundation does not contain any siliconce coatings, bismuth oxychloride or titanium dioxide or nano particles. It is the mineral foundation I chose to carry on my webstore and use myself. Samples are available for $1.50 each.
For Liquid/Creme foundation Real Purity offers the only one I've found with such minimal ingredients. I use and sell this product as well. It contains just five ingredients: Distilled Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Kaolin Clay, Rice Bran Oil and Iron Oxides. Samples of this product are also $1.50 each.
POSTED BY JOY B. :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 07/11/2008 1:02 PM
Has anyone tried making your own mineral make-up? If you have, would you mind sharing your recipes and where you got your minerals. I found several sites to buy minerals for make-up, just not sure which one is best or if there is something I need to look out for. Thanks so much!
POSTED BY AMANDA :: NEVADA USA :: 05/22/2009 6:06 AM
I have actually become good friends with Lauren who makes Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. There's a lot that goes into making the mineral make-up, to get just the right coloring and coverage. If you are looking for a good mineral foundation that offers the same sort of coverage you'd get with Bare Minerals but without the Bismuth Oxychloride or Titanium Dioxide I strongly recommend Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. I still carry Earth's Beauty but is a much lighter coverage.
Lauren Brooke Mineral Foundation Ingredients: mica, boron nitride, vegetable magnesium stearate, zinc oxide, silk, organic jojoba oil infused with flower essences, organic vegetable starch, pearl, organic MSM, comfrey, allantoin, organic neem, olive & raspberry extracts (+/- ultramarine, iron oxide)
There is also an oil control powder that works great under the foundation to help control oil and as a touch up powder. The Silk Veil is an option for those wanting a bit less coverage than the foundation gives. Lauren's products rate 0-2 on Environmental Working Groups Skin Deep Report, with 10 being the most toxic.
We are happy answer questions about the products we carry on our LIVE CHAT at www.NaturalJoyBeauty.com
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 05/26/2009 10:36 AM
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