Natural Make-Up? What is in yours?

Posted by Robyn on 13th Jul 2014

Only Healthy Ingredients Please!

 

Is BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE healthy? Popular brands that claim to be 'natural' are using this ingredient in their mineral powders. Should you be concerned about this ingredient? We say, YES!

Here are some facts that we learned about this “non-benefical” ingredient according to Beautiful With Brains.

What it is
Bismuth Oxychloride is a white powder that seldom occurs in nature. Because it comes from the earth, it can contain traces of heavy metals in low concentrations and therefore aren’t a risk for human health. More often instead, it is manufactured by combining bismuth, a by-product of lead and copper metal refining, with chloride and water.

What it does
Bismuth Oxychloride has a white powder texture that adheres well to skin. This helps makeup stay on longer. It also gives skin a silky feel and either a white shimmer or pearlescent matte finish. The glow reflects light away from the skin, helping to hide wrinkles and fine lines.
It is also used as a coloring agent: it imparts a white color to cosmetics and personal care products.
In addition, it is an absorbent agent and a thickener.

Side effects
Bismuth Oxychloride often causes irritations, redness, itching, rashes and inflammation. In addition, it can worsen acne and rosacea. Because Bismuth Oxychloride has large molecules, it tends to slide off skin. For this reasons, companies recommend to keep buffing it on skin but this can worse the irritating and inflammation.
Bismuth Oxychloride is not allowed to be used in lip products.

Go check your powder. If this ingredient is listed we encourage you to stop using it & replace it with something better. You will see the beautiful results & your our skin will love it!

Our wonderful, earth pure mineral powders will add a flawless finish to your face, giving it a soft, velvety appearance. Good for even the most sensitive skin, this NO NANO powder will provide a natural, translucent, airbrushed finish while extending your eye & lip colors.

Upholding to our high standards, we have carefully selected ingredients that are very beneficial to the skin.   Kaolin has excellent absorbent qualities and also is known to draw out impurities and toxins.   Arrowroot powder has been shown in studies to balance the skin protecting it from being either too dry or too oily. It is also an excellent moisturizer.   Magnesium promotes quick healing of skin tissue and is essential for cell metabolism. We have also added two forms of zinc, which provide important sun protection against harmful UV rays.   Zinc, acting as an antibacterial, works to keep your skin clear of blemishes.

And, as always, we only have chosen all organic, vegan, gluten-free & non-gmo, cruelty-free ingredients. 

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