Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
Earth’s beautyConcealer
Honest BeautyBright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream, Terracotta/Sandstone
Rejuva Minerals
Concealer Powder

With essential oil

Brand nameProduct description
Coastal Classic CreationsBlemish and Capillary Cream Concealer
W3ll PeopleBio Correct Multi-Action Concealer, Fair

DIY

Les Trappeuses offer a recipe to make your own concealer at home. You will need 4 ingredients:

  • 4 g mango (or shea) butter
  • 4 g jojoba oil
  • 7 g zinc oxide
  • yellow and red or brown iron oxides

Melt the mango (or shea) butter in a small saucepan. Add the jojoba oil and zinc oxide; mix until you obtain an homogenous consistency. Add a little quantity of yellow iron oxide. Add a tiny quantity of brown or red iron oxide and mix. In order to find the right colour, which must be slightly lighter than your skin tone, restart the last two steps.

Wellness Mama provides another recipe, available here.

Ingredients to avoid in products you choose

  • Alumina: neurotoxic
  • BHA: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor, possible toxic to reproduction
  • BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor
  • Dimethicone: irritant to eyes
  • Ethylene oxide: possible carcinogen
  • Imidazolidinyl urea: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen, depending on the degree of purification, allergenic
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Phenoxyethanol: irritant, allergen
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG): possible carcinogen (by release of 1,4-dioxane dans sodium lauryl sulfate), irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Propylene glycol: irritant, allergen
  • Retinyl palmipate (of vitamin A): possible carcinogen (see EWG)
  • Silica: possible carcinogen, irritant to eyes and respiratory tract
  • Starch acid octenylsuccinate, aluminium salt: neurotoxic
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • TEA (Triethanolamine): skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer