Bare Minearals: Ask Diva
My wife and daughter use BareMinerals. What can you tell me about this product?
I was able to find Bare Eccentuals – Bare Minerals in the EWG Database, that is likely what they are using. This line is one of the more common “mineral” brands in the marketplace.
Overall, their product line has an EWG safety rating of 3-6 (which they classify as a moderate hazard. It’s actually the product my local beauty supply “sold” me at the store as their safest/most natural brand last time I was shopping without a list – I know better.
IMO – it’s not the best and it’s not the worst.
Overall, choosing a mineral brand over other make up types – is likely going to result in lower chemical & toxin exposures. However, because there are so many other choices in the market that have lower scores, I would look to do even better in this product category.
Brands – that have lower overall better ratings:
Everyday Minerals EWG 0-3 Low to Moderate Hazard with 125 products analyzed – PND just did a review of Everyday Minerals, they are a great company with a nice quality product line. I feel comfortable recommending this line as a safer alternative to what your wife and daughter are currently using.
Other brands with very low toxins that PND has not yet reviewed:
Rejuva Minerals – EWG Score 0-1 Low Hazard with 62 products analyzed.
Bare Organics EWG Score 0-2 Low Hazard with 25 products analyzed.
To be safest I would check products individually in the EWG Skin Deep Database or Ask Diva for specific advice!