The use of crushed rocks & minerals for cosmetics and medical purposes date back to ancient times such as Ancient Egypt and China, and are ubiquitous, being found in unconnected and disparate communities across the world such as the Aztec and Mayan empire. The ingredients ranged from common minerals (gypsum, ochre or ferric oxide, mica, silicates) to precious rocks (gemstones).
High content mineral paste and metal salts have been shown to possess:
Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
Viral inactivation properties
Form a barrier to irritants and combat sensitivity
Provide SPF protection and is a safer alternative to chemical sunscreens.
We use food grade natural mineral pigments such as iron oxide, titanium oxide, mica flakes, manganese and chromium oxide, as well as natural and synthetic coloured organic pigments for optimum safety and health.