Saturday, January 24, 2009

Check It Out: Almay Pure Blends

Many thanks to reader Frances who sent me this link for Almay's new makeupline Pureblends. I've never purchased Almay because the Cosmetics Safety Database ranks many of their products as dangerous due to their questionable ingredients.

The Pureblends website gives you high level info, but doesn't actually list out the ingredients for each product. I found a few products over on the Walgreens website and it does list out ingredients there. I have to admit that I am honestly surprised. These are some of the best ingredients lists for commercial makeup products I have read in quite a while. I'm glad to see that Almay is finally cleaning up it's act!

Foundation: $13.99
Ingredients: Water - Aqua , Jojoba Seed Oil - Simmondsia Chinensis , Squalane , Glycerin , Sweet Almond Oil - Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis , Acai Sterols - Euterpe Oleracea , Sucrose Laurate , Cetyl Alcohol , Cellulose , Stearic Acid , Acai Fruit Extract - Euterpe Oleracea , Yuzu Peel Extract - Citrus Junos , Lotus Flower Extract - Nelumbo Nucifera , Orchid Flower Extract - Cymbidium Grandiflorum , Wild Pansy Extract - Viola Tricolor , Papaya Fruit Extract - Carica Papaya , Phospholipids , Rosewood Wood Oil - Aniba Rosaeodora , Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil , Carrot Seed Oil - Daucus Carota Sativa , Xanthan Gum , Glyceryl Stearate , Alcohol , Silica , Sodium Borate , Caprylyl Glycol , 1-2-Hexanediol , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77491 - 77492 - 77499

Lip Gloss: $7.99
Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil - Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis , Punica Granatum Sterols , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Beeswax - Cera Alba , Jojoba Seed Oil - Simmondsia Chinensis , Acai Fruit Extract - Euterpe Oleracea , Yuzu Peel Extract - Citrus Junos , Lotus Flower Extract - Nelumbo Nucifera , Orchid Flower Extract - Cymbidium Grandiflorum , Wild Pansy Extract - Viola Tricolor , Papaya Fruit Extract - Carica Papaya , Orange Oil - Citrus Aurantium Dulcis , Vanilla Planifolia Fruit , Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil , Sorbic Acid , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77491 - 77492 - 77499 - May Contain , Yellow 6 - CI 15985 - May Contain , Red 6 - CI 15850 - May Contain , Red 7 - CI 15850 - May Contain , Carmine - CI 75470

Finishing Powder: $13.99
Ingredients:

Mica , Lauroyl Lysine , Silica , Lecithin , Acai Fruit Extract - Euterpe Oleracea , Yuzu Peel Extract - Citrus Junos , Lotus Flower Extract - Nelumbo Nucifera , Orchid Flower Extract - Cymbidium Grandiflorum , Wild Pansy Extract - Viola Tricolor , Papaya Fruit Extract - Carica Papaya , Sorbic Acid , Iron Oxides - CI 77491 - 77492 - 77499 , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77981


1 comment:

  1. wow thank you so much, i didnt even know about cosmetics safety databse! :D this'll def. help for future reference as well. so which products are worth it from the almay pure blends?

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