Here I am with my 4rth week of that challenge on cosmetic dissection.

This week, I will dissect a mineral powder you can find almost everywhere, like in ULTA for example:

True Match Naturale™ Blush from L’Oréal

l'oreal true match naturale blush

As usual, here is my own review on the ingredients composing this cosmetic makeup,

Is it natural…or chemical…is it safe…or not??

Check the fast answer just below, and the deep ingredients review and details further below…

This is the formula shown on l’Oréal US Web site….and what is really disturbing me a lot, is the fact that if you go on ULTA web site, they display another formula which is softer….

How would you call that…

At least I would say this is a lack of transparency…and I am soft in my comment saying that…

l oreal naturale mineral blush ingredients reviewDon’t worry, you have natural alternatives to these chemicals…

I am happy to share with you my own do it yourself recipe…to stay healthy…and beautiful…in a beautiful planet…

Guess what…I am ready with my old recipe notebook…and my pen….ooops…not totally natural this  l’Oréal  True Match Naturale Blush Makeup.

Here is the formula:

-Your usual measurement kit, please check on my week #2 or 3 if you still need to order it

-1 jar: You can use whatever jar you want, but if you want to make it very “pro” like, you can order the same jar as l’Oréal

free mineral powder jar

-6 grams  of white clay

-6 grams of white rice powder or 6 grams of arrow root powder

-3 grams of chesnut powder (or organic pure cocoa powder)

-4.5 grams of raspberry powder or 4.5 grams of pink mica powder

by the way, the raspberry powder you can order by clicking on the link is etable and full of antioxydant. I will share a drink anti aging booster with you soon, you will use your leftover on a delicious way!!!

raspberry powder

– 0.5 grams of Castor oil

– I like to add 1drop of Ylang Ylang essential oil for a wonderful fragrance…and a good mood.

Now all you have to do is to blend your ingredients and to pour in your cosmetic jar.

And now here is the L’Oréal True Natural Gentle Mineral Blush ingredients review…

SODIUM CALCIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE • it is another name for talc,it is a toxic ingredient similar to asbestos.

Listed on the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List as a substance that is
“expected to be toxic or harmful,” talc is commonly found in eye shadow, baby
powder, face powder, and other loose-mineral cosmetics, where it’s used as an
absorbent, anti-caking agent. Asbestos-containing talc particles have been known to
cause tumors in human ovaries and lungs, according to the American Cancer
Society. The presence of talc particles is linked to tumors. Commercial talc has been
found to be contaminated of asbestos, a byproduct when making Commercial talc,
and many other contaminates such as crystalline silica.

Talc also causes poisoning due to accidental exposure. From the early 1980’s
accidental inhalation of talc has caused the death or serious illness of several
thousands infants and babies.

sodium magnesium silicate is a binding and bulking agent, and calcium silicate is a bulking and opacifying agent, both are powder used in cosmetic, it ‘s from natural earth crust or synthesized (chemicals)

BORON NITRIDE • is a chemical compound and is issued from nanotechnology.

According to the Safe Cosmetic Campaign; nanotechnology is not yet deeply  explored and first researches are evoquing health issues like inflammation problems, dna mutation and even cell’s death!!!

ISONONYL ISONONANOATE •

Is a skin conditioning emolient considered as safe to use, however some recent researches in Belgium  the November 2008 issue of Contact Dermatitis published a new study by the department of dermatology in the University of Leuven-Belgium entitled “New Cosmetic Allergens: Isononyl Isononanoate and Trioleyl Phosphate although results are not available at this time

CARNAUBA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA

Carnauba wax is secreted by a Brasilian palm tree. This wax is extremely resistant to heat and has a wonderful coating and protecting effect on your skin. It’s a natural ingredient.

 

•ALOE BARBADENSIS / ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE •

Has a great moisturizing, revitalizing, smooting and nutritive effect. Aloe is stimulating cells regeneration as well as collagen and elastin synthesis. It also allows wounds to heal. The skin is softened and well balanced thanks to aloe.

This is a natural compound

TOCOPHEROL  is provoquing Cancer, organ-system toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity

 This compound is banned from cosmetics in the European Union; restricted use in Canadian cosmetics.

PANTHENOL

is a pro vitamin b5
[+/- MAY CONTAIN : MICA is a mineral ingredient

CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

This is a nanoparticule. The MSDS states that titanium dioxide can cause some lung fibrosis at fifty times the nuisance dust, defined by the US Department of Labor as 15 mg/m cubed (OSHA) or 10 mg/m cubed (ACGIH Threshold Limit Value). Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified titanium dioxide to be a possible human carcinogen, thus a group 2B carcinogen. In Canada, titanium dioxide is now listed under WHMIS class D2A (carcinogen)as a result of the IARC designation (ccohs.ca).

CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE

Is a naturally occuring mineral with a shiny effect.

CI 77499, it is iron oxide

CI 77492,

CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES

CI 75470 / CARMINE is a natural pigment (red)

CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES , according to the EWG’s Cosmetic Database, this ingredient presents some government restrictions, since in cosmetic it is not supposed to be used on the lips.

CI 73360 / RED.

My conclusion after working on that review:

It is not natural and not safe to use on a daily basis, since you would accumulate unsafe chemical products on your skin.

And I am happy to read they call this blush a  TRUE Matche NATURALE GENTLE MINERAL Blush….

When they don’t say it’s natural…wow…I don’t even imagine how bad it is for us…