Not all Mineral Makeup is created equal, as a result some mineral makeup may be just as harmful to your skin as traditional makeup. Mineral Makeup is supposed to be better for your skin than traditional makeup because it's not supposed contain the carcinogens, irritants, and/or pore clogging ingredients that traditional makeup has. However, did you know that some companies add those same carcinogens, known irritants and/or pore clogging ingredients to their mineral makeup? See the difference between our ingredients and those in other popular major brands. Ingredients appearing in bold red type may be considered irritants and/or harmful to your skin. Ingredients that are bolded and underlined are ingredients that cause oxidation of the skin when worn during the daylight hours.
Mica Free Aloe Vera & Minerals Foundations: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera, Allantoin (Plant Based) Inactive Ingredients: Boron Nitride May Contain: Arrowroot, Cassava Root, Iron Oxides
Titanium Dioxide Free & Mica Free Foundations: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera, Allantoin (Plant Based) Inactive Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Kaolin May Contain: Arrowroot, Cassava Root, Iron Oxides
Arbonne About Face Mineral Powder:
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Methyparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.
BareMinerals aka Bare Escentuals:
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, mica, iron oxide, zinc oxide.
Ingredients: Phytonadione, green tea extract, tocopherol acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, ethylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, bismuth oxychloride. May contain iron oxides.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, zinc stearate, dimethicone, hydrated silica, boron nitride, stearic acid, plankton extract, algae extract, pine bark extract, pomegranate extract, may contain iron oxide, carmine, ultramarine.
Ingredients: Zinc oxide, pearl powder, mica, bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide, iron oxides.
L’Oreal Bare Naturale:
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, talc, boron nitride, dimethicone, carnauba wax, cetyl dimethicone, trimethyloxysilicate, trisocetyl citrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice juice, tocopheryroyl, panthenol. Uses NANOSIZED particles.
L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation:
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, boron nitride, kaolin, isononyl isononanoate, copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) wax, calcium gluconate, manganese gluconate, magnesium gluconate, copper PCA, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopherol, panthenol, bismuth oxychloride, mica, iron oxides. Uses NANOSIZED particles.
MAC 'Mineralize' Skinfinish Foundation:
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Poysorbate 20, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Yeast Extract\FAEX\Extrait De Levure, Tocopheryl Acetate,Retinyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, BHT, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, BLUE 1 LAKE, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Chromiums, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines.
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers:
Ingredients: Mica, bismuth oxychloride, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, polymethylate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid,soybean flour, silk powder, zinc stearate, sodium dehydrocetate, methylparaben, propylparaben.
Ingredients: (4-in-1 Pressed): mica, boron nitride, caprylic/capric triglyceride, bismuth oxychloride, zinc stearate, magnesium silicate, magnesium carbonate, silica, shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), tocopheryl acetate, iron oxides, Ultramarine.
Ingredients: zinc oxide, boron nitride, bisabolol, aspalathus linearis leaf extract, bismuth oxychloride. May contain titanium dioxide, mica iron oxides.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, mica, iron oxides, chromium green.