When it comes to terminal cancers and lung scarring, we’re not ones to take risks. So naturally, we’ve opted out of using talc in our natural makeup powder formulas. The mining practices just aren’t safe enough, and keeping our products 100% non-toxic is our top priority. So when we need that ultra soft and velvety matte texture that talc can provide, we opt for Oryza Sativa Germ Powder — commonly known as rice powder.
Rice powder is a fantastic natural replacement for potentially toxic talc in natural makeup. It has an ultra-soft texture that works well in matte formulas and effective absorbency properties for keeping oil production under control, itchiness at bay, and overall shine banished when it’s incorporated into natural makeup powders. We use it in our Fruit Pigmented® Foundation Powder collection, which is a cult fave thanks to its super lightweight application and poreless finish (rice powder is an all star when it comes to pore minimization). Rice powder is also the main component in our powder blushes (gorgeously pictured above), making it ultra blendable and a perfect vehicle for evenly delivering fruit pigments across skin.
Three cheers for a translucent ingredient that adds body and texture to our powder formulas, and keeps skin calm and balanced. The bonus is that there’s no risk of asbestos contamination or other toxins in any of our makeup – the rice powder we use is safe, naturally derived, and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. We’ve got you covered.
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