Friday, September 26, 2008

Disappointing Products: Pur Minerals

'Beauty - pur and simple'? Not so much. I saw a forum posting about a sale and zipped over to the website to check it out. I was willing to overlook that their products are overpriced because I have seen good reviews on Pur. Then I started reading their ingredients lists. I do give them a thumbs up for an ingredients listing on all of their products. Unfortunately, most everything I looked at has Parabens and/or Bismuth - which is an allergen for a lot of people (including myself) that can cause redness and insane itching.

Pur Radiance Mineral Powder Makeup - $22.50

Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Boron Nitride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499, Carmine CI 75470

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation With SPF 15 - $24.50

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides

Pout Plumping Lip Gloss: Mineral Lip Gloss - $15

Ingredients: Polybutene, Mineral Oil, Lanolin Oil, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Fragrance, Tocopherol Acetate, Propylparaben, BHA, Sodium Saccharin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

You get the drift. The only product line I found that didn't have Parabens was their eye shadow, and those do contain Bismuth. Always remember to look at the ingredients list when buying products!
Excuse me while I scratch...


  1. omg thank u for reviewing this I was going to try the sample kit =x

  2. hey i was actually just on the purminerals website and i didn't see any parabens listed... where did u find this info?