Healthy alternatives


Brand nameProduct description
Alima PureSatin Finishing Powder
bareMineralsMineral Veil
Coastal Classic CreationsLoose powders
Pure AnadaGlow finishing powder, Translucent
Rejuva MineralsMulti Purpose Pressed Powder for Face


Making your own translucent face powder is as simple as 1, 2, 3! All you need is 3 ingredients:

organic arrowroot powder

organic cornstarch

organic cocoa powder

Combine 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Add in the cocoa powder one tablespoon at a time until it reaches a shade similar to your own natural skin tone (use between 1 and 3 tablespoons). Mix thoroughly, breaking up any large pieces with the back of a spoon. You may keep your powder for up to 6 months in sealable containers.

Another recipe without cornstarch is available here.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

BHA: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor, possibly toxic to reproduction

BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor

Dimethicone: irritant to eyes

Ethylhexylglycerin: irritant to eyes and skin

Mineral oil: possible carcinogen, depending on the degree of purification, allergenic

Parabens: endocrine disruptors

Perfumes: allergens

Phenoxyethanol: irritant, allergen

Silica: possible carcinogen, irritant to eyes and respiratory tract

Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract