We use a synthetic mica in our Aura balms. In this case, synthetic means the “sparkles” are made in a laboratory from natural minerals vs. mined from the earth. Traceability, transparency, and safety is imperative when manufacturing cosmetics. Hurraw can trace our ingredients to the gram because we make it ourselves (no contract manufacturing).
Unfortunately, earth mined ingredients (micas, iron/tin oxides) are nearly impossible to track. Suppliers can rarely provide certificate of origin, proof of labor conditions, or documentation of what impurities they contain. We stubbornly refuse to use mined micas in our Aura balms due due to contamination, heavy metals, and hushed child labor practices.
Importantly, synthetic mica is third party tested to be free of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, cobalt, and nickel. It is also safety tested for human use, i.e. the particles of shimmer are much too large to penetrate the skin and have been thoroughly tested for safe cosmetic use.
Glass/Tin: In our efforts to reduce plastic, we chose glass and tin! Aura's glass jar and tin lid are 100% recyclable.
Tiny Air Bubbles: Rare but sometimes appear on the surface due to our pouring process. These do not affect the product quality or performance in any way.
made with organic, vegan, & raw ingredients.™
5.8g / 0.2oz
Ingredients (INCI): Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Euphorbia cerifera cera (candelilla) wax, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter*, Jojoba esters, Maltodextrin (tapioca), Hydrogenated olive oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) root extract, Synthetic fluorphlogopite*, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Alkanna tinctoria root extract, Olea europaea oil unsaponifiables, Citric acid (citrus), CI 77491 (Iron oxide)
*certified organic ingredients.
Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture.
Although you will see “iron oxide” on the ingredient list, it is not used as a colorant and is present at less than <1% in the synthetic mica we use in Aura Crimson.