Healthy alternatives

Brand nameProduct description
BeautyCounterSkin twin featherweight foundation
Coastal Classic CreationsNatural Minerals Powder Foundation
Fitglow BeautyVita Active Foundation
Honeybee GardensPressed Mineral Powder Foundation
ISOIBulgarian Rose Cover Fit Foundation Pact
La MavAnti-Ageing Mineral Foundation
Mad HippieConcealer
Maia’s Mineral GalaxyMineral Foundation
Mineral FusionLiquid Foundation
Paul PendersHand-Made Moisture Foundation
Real PurityFoundation
Rejuva MineralsFoundation
TropicMineral Foundation
W3ll PeopleNarcissist Foundation Sticks

DIY

Do you want a foundation that suits your skin and is healthy and natural?

Here is a simple recipe based on 3-4 ingredients (available here):

  • 2 coffee cups of arrowroot
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Kaolin clay

Mix the arrowroot with the bentonite clay, in a non-metallic container, then add the colourings (cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg) according to your complexion.It is also possible to replace the bentonite clay with jojoba, sweet almond or olive oil.

Other recipes are available (The Natural Beauty Blog, Wellness Mama).


Ingredients to avoid in products you choose

  • BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogenic, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen, depending on the degree of purification, allergenic
  • Isopropyl myristate: skin irritant
  • Starch acid octenylsuccinate, aluminum salt: neurotoxic
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • Phenoxyethanol: irritant, allergen
  • Propylene glycol: irritant, allergen
  • Silica: possible carcinogen, irritant to eyes and respiratory tract
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Triethanolamine (TEA): skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer