At Fortunate Face Minerals we have conscientiously chosen each and every ingredient, as well as the type and the percentage used. Each ingredient serves a purpose, often more than one. We choose them based on many criteria, including purity, derivation, and things such as cruelty free. But, as a makeup artist, with a science background our creator, also insists that they perform flawlessly, as any pro artist would demand. The best of both worlds Science and Beauty!
Provides opacity, adhesion, and great coverage in mineral cosmetics. We specifically formulate our products to derive all the benefits, and none of the drawbacks, like photo-reflectivity, from this ingredient.
Zinc lends coverage and opacity to mineral makeup, as well as adhesion. Again, careful formulation means no flashback, or ashiness.
Is a plain mica that is very silky and translucent. In mineral makeup it offers beautiful slip (glide on the skin) and reflects light away from skin imperfections.
Helps cosmetics from changing color as they absorb oils from the skin. It also assists in adhesion as well as keeping powders from being flyaway. Carnauba wax is a vegan, plant-based wax.
Contains 18 different amino acids. Silk powder is a breathable moisture adjuster which can both absorb or release moisture based on temperature and humidity.
Can absorb up to four times their weight in oil, so make great oil absorbers. they are most used, however, for their wonderful ability to scatter light and therefore, blur lines, pores, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections, all while maintaining a light, weightless quality. We carefully formulate with this ingredient to again, avoid that dreaded flash strobe.
We use pure, crushed diamonds. These are not mixed, filled or coated with silicones, but 100% pure, crushed diamonds, certified to be ethically sourced. Diamonds slow the speed of light 2.4x!- even in crushed form, and at the same time refracts (bends) it. Not only does it reduce the speed at which light bounces off skin (drawing attention from imperfections), but also reflects it internally and scatters it- optically blurring and softening skin’s surface. Clients with fine lines and wrinkles- can often see a visible difference with the naked eye! Each 25g jar of Our Luxury Sheer contains over 1 full karat!
Offers super adhesion and wonderful oil absorption.
From 100% crushed pearls has been used for centuries is cosmetics.
Is another great oil absorber, but one that is not drying to the skin. A great replacement for talc and helps diminish the looks of pores and lines. Cornstarch gets a bad rap, but we have always had amazing results. We use only organic, non-genetically modified cornstarch in our products.
Is from the roots and stem of the comfrey plant.
Is found naturally in materials such as chalk and limestone and is a great moisture absorber.
Are natural pigments. These are the largest basis of colorants in our product lines. they can be derived from Iron, Titanium, Tin, Zinc, and other metals.
Is also a pigment created by heating Kaolin Clay, Aluminum Dioxide, and Silicon Dioxide to achieve a bright blue shade. This colorant is not used, however, in lip products. Any of our products containing Ultramarines will be labelled not lip safe.
Is a natural dye that has been used for thousands of years. It is used today mainly in food colorants and cosmetics. It is a natural alternative to synthetic dyes, however it is not a vegan product.
Most of the bright and sparkly micas are created by layering oxides, ultramarines, & carmine between microscopically thin sheets of Serecite mica. The reflection and refraction of light through these layered sheets create the different colors. There are micas that contain synthetic dyes, but Fortunate Face Minerals chooses not to use these colorants.
All of our extracts are, again, naturally sourced. We also use organic or wild harvested wherever available for the greatest purity.
Naturally sourced polysaccharide, it is a powerful humectant which provides exceptional moisture availability.
Naturally occuring ingredient from Myristic acid. Improves slip and adhesion.
We only used plant or animal based waxes, never petroleum products.
Our favorite is Organic Five Fold Orange oil- who doesn’t love the smell or oranges right? This is what we use to scent out lipsticks and glosses- can you say yum? Again, natural, plant sourced essential oils to fragrance the few items that benefit from a bit of scent.
Reverse Osmosis Water
Specially purified using Uv rays, multi level carbon filtration, and osmotic filters- (with very fine semi-permeable membranes) Simply the best Filtration you can get. here’s a quote from our supplier:
“Reverse osmosis, also known as hyperfiltration, is the finest filtration known. This process will allow the removal of particles as small as dissolved individual ions from a solution. Reverse osmosis is used to purify water and remove ions and dissolved organic molecules. It can be used to purify fluids such as ethanol and glycol, which will pass through the reverse osmosis membrane, while rejecting other ions and contaminants from passing. The most common use for reverse osmosis is in purifying water. It is used to produce water that meets the most demanding specifications that are currently in place”
Silver Citrate, Citric Acid, and Potassium Sorbate
This is our triad of naturally derived preservatives. These are used, only when necessary in products that would not be safe without a comprehensive preservation system. Potasium Sorbate is the salt of Sorbic acid (a natural fatty acid). In water it releases sorbic acid and is very effective against molds, yeasts, and airborne bacteria.
Silver Citrate and Citric acid (fruit derived) work together they form an all natural preservative and antimicrobial based on a stabilized silver complex produced by a unique electrochemical process with silver ions and citric acid. It is water-soluble silver citrate.