Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mary Kay Ingredients 2012

Many thanks to reader M. M.  who sent me the ingredients list for Mary Kay eye shadow and Botanical Effects products.  I didn't need to run the ingredients through the Cosmetics Safety Database,  I was able to identify enough ingredients on sight to verify that Mary Kay continues to pinkwash with their product lines.  

If you have the ingredients for other products, please drop me a line so we can educate our sisters.

Mary Kay is currently 'Enriching Women's Lives' with the following hazardous ingredients:

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Matte:

Talc , Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate , Zea Mays (Corn) Starch , Dimethicone , Isononyl Isononanoate , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Zinc Stearate , C26-28 Alkyl Dimethicone , PCA Dimethicone , Methylparaben , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Nylon-12 , Dimethiconol , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate , Octyldodecanol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Retinyl Palmitate , Iron Oxides

Link to the Mineral Eye Shadow.

Botanical Effects Cleanse 2 for Normal Skin:

Water , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Glycerin , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Isostearate , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-8 , Stearic Acid , PEG-100 Stearate , Plumeria Alba Flower Extract , Nymphaea Gigantea Flower Extract , Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract , Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract , C14-22 Alcohols , C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside , Tocopherol , Butylene Glycol ,
Triethanolamine , Carbomer , Xanthan Gum , PEG-4 Laurate , Disodium EDTA , Sodium Benzoate , Phenoxyethanol , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin

Botanical Effects Hydrate 2:

Water , Glycerin , Butylene Glycol , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Glyceryl Stearate , Dimethicone , Isostearyl Alcohol , Stearic Acid , Betaine , PEG-100 Stearate , Plumeria Alba Flower Extract , Nymphaea Gigantea Flower Extract , Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract , Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract , Triethanolamine , Cetyl Alcohol , Carbomer , Tocopheryl Acetate , PEG-4 Laurate , Xanthan Gum , Disodium EDTA , Sodium Benzoate , Citric Acid , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Phenoxyethanol , Methylparaben , Diazolidinyl Urea

Botanical Effects Mask 2:

Water , Kaolin , Isocetyl Stearate , Magnesium Aluminum Silicate , Glycerin , Stearic Acid , Paraffin , Triethanolamine , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Powder , Bentonite , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder , Cetyl Alcohol , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Wax , Propylene Glycol , TEA-Lauryl Sulfate , Plumeria Alba Flower Extract , Nymphaea Gigantea Flower Extract , Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract , Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract , Xanthan Gum , Butylene Glycol , Sodium Benzoate , Methylparaben, Propylparaben , Diazolidinyl Urea , Titanium Dioxide

Link to the Botanical Effects products. 


  1. This is not a brand I am familiar with as I live in UK, but I am pleased you have raised awareness to this brand. It annoys me that products are promoted as "natural, botanical" but leave behind a whole array of nasty ingredients.

  2. That's great that you looked into that. I found a company called Ava Anderson Non Toxic and was told that they are completely non toxic. I thought Beauti Control was but found some disturbing ingredients in there as well. What other non toxic brands do you suggest?

  3. Sugarpuffish : Do you use Neal's Yard Remedies over there in the UK? There are 38 shops with Therapy Rooms throughout the UK. They are a cherished organic apothecary brand, founded in 1981, in the old flower market in Covent Garden, Neal's Yard. They just celebrated their 30-year Anniversary. I found them in 2007 in London. And, when I returned to London, for 6 months, I shopped at the Clapham Juction and Kings Rd. shops. They've just started a direct sales Channel in America, and now I am a sales rep. All of their beauty care is handmade and gorgeous! They are owned by a family, who also owns the largest organic farm in England. I love this brand! Meets all the very stringent requirements I have for myself...I love this blog..btw. Thank you.

  4. I left Mary Kay last April and became a rep with Neal's Yard Remedies. I saved all the info I could from the Mary Kay website. Email me if you'd like them

  5. Just coming across this article since my daughter had been finishing up some Mary Kay Botanicals products. I am a rep for Young Living and was trying to decide if I was going to reorder Mary Kay (cheaper, and for a reason apparently) or get her the Young Living Essential Oils ART skin care, which I use and love. I’ll be going with Young Living since it is free of all that CRAP! Thanks for posting.

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