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Ingredients We Never Use

Australian Certified Toxic Free

Every ingredient in our makeup and skin care is essential, natural and safe. 

Below are ingredients that you will NEVER find in our products.  Look for them in lists of ingredients before you purchase cosmetics ….. 

Ingredients derived from animals including SHARK LIVER, called Squalene in ingredients lists to hide its origin, and ANIMAL FAT, called Tallow.

Known hormone inhibitors such as PARABENS, PHTHALATES and SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES.  Yes, most scents in cosmetics will influence your hormones!!

One common ingredient found in many cosmetics is DIMETHICONE, a liquid plastic-like product that feels silky and luxe, but it blocks pores causing pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Many cosmetic products contain ingredients that are cheap and bulk out or dilute products, and many of these are the cause of skin irritation.  The most common in mineral makeup is BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, TALC and KAOLIN CLAY.  Also check for Petrochemicals including MINERAL OIL.


Toxic Ingredients Fact Sheet 


Benzalkonium Chloridea

A disinfectant used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of lipsticks and moisturisers.  They are associated with allergies and irritation of the eyes, face and respiratory system.

Bismuth Oxychloride

One of the most common sources of skin irritation from makeup, this ingredient is a by-product of refined lead and copper. It has a pearlescent look to increase luminosity in mineral makeup formulations and is used as a cheap filler.

Cochineal Dye

Crushed beetles, the vibrant red colour is used in lipsticks and blush. We use ethically sourced mica, a crystal component of granite. 

Dimethicone or Silicones

Dimethicone (sometimes called polymethylsiloxane) is used in cheap mineral makeup because it provides a silky smooth feel.  It blocks pores leading to breakouts and absorbs water, drying your skin.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

A binding agent added to cosmetics to improve stability which has been linked to toxicity in organs.  Pure mineral makeup is inert, and by definition is chemically stable, naturally.

Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA) including Triethanolamine 

An ingredient used to emulsify liquid makeup including eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, blush and foundation.  These ingredients have been linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development.

Formaldehyde, found in: Quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl urea, Diazolidinyl urea, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol)

A cosmetic preservative and a known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity.


Boiled skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals. Used in creamy cosmetics.


Crushed fish scales, used in mascara, nail polish and lipsticks.
Our mascara and lipsticks get there shine and sparkle from mica and carnauba wax.


Excretion from wooly animals.  Used in lipsticks and makeup remover.

Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl)

Preservatives used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold in liquid foundation. Parabens are hormone disruptors that affect the endocrine system in the body.

Petrochemicals (mineral oil, paraffin)

A chemical derived from petroleum and natural gas that has been linked to cancers and a kidney toxicant.



Used as a preservative to limit the growth of bacteria in cosmetics. It can irritate the skin when used in large quantities, particularly those with eczema. MP will only use this ingredient in minimal safe quantities when required to keep skin and hair care products safe.

Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others) 

a class of plasticising chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects. Found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.


Livers of sharks.  Used in eye makeup and lipstick.

Synthetic fragrances

A manufactured scent made from chemical ingredients that often include hormone disruptors and allergens. Unfortunately they are found in all types of makeup.


Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by milling. Unprocessed talc is considered toxic and a known carcinogen. Talc absorbs water and will dry your skin.


Animal fat, uses in eye makeup, lipsticks and foundations.