Healthy alternatives

Beautycounter – Color Pinch Cream Blusher

Maia’s Mineral Galaxy – Mineral Blush

Mineral Fusion – Blush

Rejuva Minerals – Multi Purpose Powder

DIY

Want to start making your own blush? You’ll find various more or less complex recipes adapted to the colour you’re looking for.

Here is a simple alternative with only three healthy ingredients:

  • Pink clay
  • Cornstarch
  • Cocoa powder (for a darker effect)

Mix evenly 50/50 (about 1 tablespoon each) of clay and cornstarch. Add cocoa powder as needed.

And there you go. For another alternative, consult this site.


Ingredients to avoid

  • Acrylate: irritant to skin and eyes
  • Aluminium: neurotoxin, skin sensitizer
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogenic, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Silica: possible carcinogen, irritant to eyes and respiratory tract
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract