Collection: Titanium Dioxide-Free and Mica-Free

Titanium dioxide-free makeup coupled with mica-free makeup is an option Heal Yes! has for you if your skin or ingredient acumen requires such omissions.

A few popular related 'FAQs' regarding TD-free and mica-free makeup:

Is titanium dioxide a mica?

While both are powders and popular cosmetic ingredients, they differ. Titanium dioxide is used in cosmetics to offer coverage. Mica is used to add luminosity, shimmer, refraction, and softness (despite the fact that, up close, mica has jagged edges!).

Is titanium dioxide safe in makeup?

There is no other ingredient that imparts the level of coverage titanium dioxide provides, bottom line. Secondly, titanium dioxide is appreciated for its inherent SPF capacities. These perks aside, do avoid nanoparticle titanium dioxide, in any case:

Nanoparticles refer to tiny particle sizes, particle sizes so small they may purportedly penetrate pores and enter the bloodstream. While substances enter our bloodstream and our body seeks to addresses them, mitigate exposure if you can. Nanoparticle titanium dioxide is especially prevalent in sunscreen and is used in cosmetics because it can be super soft in 'feel.'

Is mica in all makeup?

No. It's common in products with shimmer, luster, light-refraction, and is used among other formulas to impart softness and contribute to a formula's overall consistency and texture. Note that mica can be listed in synthetic formats, too, which include --

Synthetic fluorophlogopite, a lab-made synthetic mica. It's produced from magnesium aluminum silicate sheets wherein metal and aluminum are melted and cooled.

So, mica in its natural form--mined mica--will be listed as either --

mica, potassium aluminium silicate, or ‘CI 77019’; 

Whereas lab-created mica should be disclosed as --

synthetic mica or synthetic fluorphlogopite.

Read more about titanium dioxide within our titanium dioxide-free collection and mica within our mica-free collection.