Organic/Natural Makeup

Hi…

not sure if there are "Body Shops" in USA… they a UK based company, and are fairly big in SA.
http://www.thebodyshop.com/bodyshop/
They say they are natural etc etc – but they really aren’t… but that’s not my point right now…

I’ve been looking at their foundation on their website
http://www.thebodyshop.co.za/products.aspx?id=33&pk_ProductCategory_ID=42

they have 2 liquid foundations, the one is called:
Oil Free
http://www.thebodyshop.co.za/productmoredetail.aspx?id=33&pk_ProductCategory_ID=42&pk_Product_ID=108&value=2
Ingredients:

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Octyl Salicylate (Sunscreen), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Isopropyl Lanolate (Emollient), Polymethyl Methacrylate (Emollient), Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (Emollient), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer (Film Former), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate SE (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Mica (Opacifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Boron Nitride (Bulking Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Alumina (Bulking Agent), Silica (Absorbent), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Propylparaben (Preservative), Hectorite (Opacifier), Phenyl Methicone (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Polyacrylate (Film Former/Viscosity Increasing Agent), Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Octyl Hydroxystearate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Sodium Methylparaben (Preservative), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Powder) (Natural Additive), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

… I’m not very clued about good and bad stuff in makeup etc, but I see it has Talc – which is meant to be bad, right? So, this probabaly wouldn’t be a good foundation?

Their other liquid foundation is called
Moisture Foundation
Ingredients: (were emailed to me coz they not on the site properly http://www.thebodyshop.co.za/productmoredetail.aspx?id=33&pk_ProductCategory_ID=42&pk_Product_ID=247

Aqua, cyclomethlcone, zinc oxide. Octyl methoxycinnamate, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dextrin palmitate, dimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, sclerocarya birrea, isopropyl lanolate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene, sodium chloride, cera alba, glycerine, boron nitride, ethylene brassylate, tocopheryl acetate, methylparaben, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, hectorite, pherryl methicone, xanthan gum, propylparaben, triethoxycaprylysilane, sodium hyaluronate, pyrus malus, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben. [+/-CI 77891, CI 77492, CI77491, CI 77499}

This one doesnt have talc… how does it weigh up otherwise?

I really need to find a foundation locally – I can’t afford to buy these great products only available in USA 🙁

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3 thoughts on “Organic/Natural Makeup

  1. Check out the ingredients for comedogenicity at this website:

    http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm

    Personally I wouldn’t touch the stuff with a 10-foot pole and a gas mask myself though. Way too many chemicals. I haven’t had any problems with Evan’s make-up and foundation cream, but I know it costs you a fortune to have it shipped in. There’s an organic company called MiEssence that makes make-up. I tried some of their make-up but I was breaking out so I quit using it. It’s very pure stuff though and really nice. You should be able to find something better than that. It seems like a shame to put a bunch of chemicals on over organic skin care products.

  2. Thanks Lenore…
    I checked out that site, but often, I can’t all the ingredients on it, to see if they good or bad 🙁

    I emailed a couple of places here in SA about the MiEssence… will see if there are stockists anywhere close by to where I am… A lot of the time, they are only available in other provinces (about 6 to 12 hour drives form where I live – Johannesburg!) so… it’s not always so easy – also not sure about samples… but will keep trying 🙂

    Found another site which looks promising:
    http://www.freewebs.com/naturalbeauty/organicmakeuphaircare.htm

    Liquid Foundation – Christel (Natural Earthy Warm Beige)
    Seven beautiful colours to choose from.
    Niki, Kirsti, Lesli, Claudine, Christel, Emma and Thandi.
    Ingredients: Silicone, mica, neopein and organic matter ie. Iron oxide.

    Is Mica in makeup good or bad? its not on the zerozits.com site…. neither is neopein.

    Will see if I can find stockist nearby too…

    <sigh> if only this wasn’t so DIFFICULT!

  3. Yes – I agree… it IS a shame to put a bunch of chemicals on my face after i’ve gone to the effort to spend so much on wonderful organic skin care products…

    hope i can find something good here

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