DO YOU TEST ON ANIMALS?
Absolutely not. We do not test our products on animals. We are currently in the process of gaining the relevant certifications. Please bare with us, as we are a new company.
WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE
Our products are made and packaged in Australia. We are based in South Australia..
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN?
Yes, 100% vegan always.
IS YOUR PACKAGING RECYCLED?
We are a 100% eco-conscious brand, who always try to do the right thing. Our lipgloss boxes and thank you cards are printed in Australia with 100% recycled paper and vegetable based inks are used. Our postal boxes are printed in China purely due to unfeasibility of printing in Australia, however we ensure all of our suppliers are of the highest standard and use 100% recycled paper. Costs are a big factor when it comes to printing, but we most certainly try our best to choose local & recycled where possible.
WHY MINERAL? ISN'T IT JUST HYPE?
Please refer to our 'What's Wrong with Makeup' page for more information about the ingredients in most cosmetics.
WHAT IS IN YOUR PRODUCTS?
- Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*: Castor Oil is tasteless and odorless oil that is extracted from Castor seeds obtained from the castor plant, which is scientifically known as Ricinus Communis. Castor oil is a good emulsifier and emollient because it maintains its structure at extremely high and low temperatures. Castor helps cosmetic products maintain a smooth consistency in a variety of climate conditions.
- Hydrogenated polyisobutene: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a synthetic oil that is used as a mineral oil substitute. It is an emollient & moisturizer, and prevents water loss. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is FDA and CIR approved for use in cosmetics.
- Mica (CI 77019): An inorganic, colorless silicate mineral that provides luster and adhesion.
- Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: A natural emollient, jojoba oil's similarity to sebum allows it to absorb easily and readily into your skin, making it a gentle, skin-softening moisturizer for all skin types.
- Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax: Used to replace other waxes. The wax is extracted from the candelilla shrub (Euphorbia cerifera). Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and helps to bind other ingredients together, whilst also creating a workable texture that is easily absorbed into the skin.
- Cetyl Alcohol: Cetearyl alcohol is a white, waxy, solid material in the form of flakes. It is oil soluble, but it is not water-soluble. It is a mixture of fatty alcohols. An alcohol in this sense is not a fermented mixture; it is a chemical compound of a certain molecular structure based on carbon and oxygen.
- Organic Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil: Effective emollient shown to have moisturising, antioxidant, soothing and anti-irritant properties.
- Tocopherol: Tocopherol, or vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin is a naturally occuring antioxidant which can be isolated from vegetable oil. - See more at: http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/tocopherol#sthash.rnLj0XY1.dpuf
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Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891): A naturally occurring oxide of titanium, generally used as a pigment. Cosmetics grades are extremely pure and highly prized as an effective nonchemical sunscreen. Fine and coarse Titanium Dioxide particles are considered safe while nanoparticles are considered toxic (0.1 microns). Titanium dioxide is listed as a safe pigment, with no known adverse effects when used in cosmetics, and approved by the FDA when 99% pure. It is not listed as a carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, comedogen, toxin or as a trigger for contact dermatitis in any other safety regulatory publications beside the NIOSH (Antczak, 2001; Physical & Theoretical Chemical Laboratory, Oxford University respectively), with the exception of the recent IARC designation. It is reasonable to conclude then, that titanium dioxide is not a cancer-causing substance unless exposure is beyond safe limits during manufacturing using this substance. It is considered safe for use in foods, drugs, paints and cosmetics. This does not end the debate, however, as controversy over the safety of one unique form of titanium dioxide still exists. What is of concern is Ultrafine or Nanoparticles - (read more: http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp)
- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499): Inorganic compounds created from purified, oxidized iron. Iron oxides range in shade from yellow to red, brown and black.
- Pigment Violet (CI 77742)
- Tin Oxide (CI 778161)
- Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate: Calcium Sodium Borosilicate and Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate are types of borosilicate glasses that may be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the form of flakes. These ingredients are predominantly used in makeup and nail polish products. (read more: http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/calcium-sodium-borosilicate#sthash.iaWm7c9C.dpuf)
- Silica: Silica is a mineral found naturally in sandstone, clay, and granite, as well as in parts of plants and animals, and is used as a versatile ingredient in the cosmetics and skin care industry because of its ability to serve as a an abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent and suspending agent.
DO YOU USE NANO-PARTICLES?