Healthy alternatives


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


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.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

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