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PURITY
• Non-irritating
• Will not clog pores
• Calms and balances
• Suitable for all skin types
• Gentle enough for highly sensitive skin
 

COMMITMENTS
• 70% Organic ingredients
• 30% Minerals & Squalane (Olive) Oil
• Chemical Free
• Cruelty Free
• Made with wind power
• Biodegradable ingredients
• Recycled fiber box printed with soy ink
• No Nanoparticles
• No Irradiation


Vapour Organic Beauty revolutionizes luxury performance cosmetics with unique light-as-air textures, sophisticated color artistry and natural mineral pigments suspended in organic botanicals.

Vapour delivers the look of flawless glowing skin without compromise.

Vapour is 100% natural. It contains 70% organic ingredients and 30% mineral pigments and essential oils. That is it.

Vapour contains No toxic chemicals, No parabens, No phthalates, No animal testing, No nano-particles, No irradiation.

Vapour’s minerals are suspended in a concentrated moisturizing base. Vapour does not settle into or accentuate fine lines and wrinkles like dry minerals can. There are no powders to inhale.

Vapour glides on easily and blends seamlessly. Skin texture becomes immediately smoother, softer and more beautiful as imperfections, lines and pores are diminished.

 

Microorganisms grow in water. By designing formulas without water, Vapour eliminates the need for harsh preservatives, which can be detrimental to your health. Vapour has the same two-year shelf life as its conventional counterparts.

Counter-intuitively, water in facial products can have a dehydrating effect, yet typical liquid foundations or face creams contain 70–80% water. Using light, dry plant oils and beeswax Vapour works in harmony with skin’s natural protective oils. Our formulas moisturize and nourish skin very effectively.

Waterless formulas mean a more concentrated product and greater value for you. Vapour is committed to environmental sustainability and designing without water is a good choice for our high-desert home of Taos, NM.

We have made a conscious choice to formulate exclusively with organic beeswax. Supporting organic bee products is a responsible choice for both bees and the environment. Pesticides used in conventional farming have a devastating impact on bee colonies around the world and are linked to colony collapse disorder.

Organic Beeswax is a valuable commodity, and its ethical harvest helps ensure that bee populations will continue to have safe habitats and prosper.

 

No, your health and wellbeing are crucial to Vapour. Vapour does not use any ingredients that could be potentially harmful, and though some claim that nanoparticles are safe, Vapour feels differently. We are concerned with cosmetics ingredients crossing the blood–brain and placental barriers, which has been recorded with nano titanium dioxide. All minerals and pigments we use are cosmetic-grade particle size—much larger than nanoparticles—and cannot pass through your skin.

Vapour Organic Beauty revolutionizes luxury performance cosmetics with unique light-as-air textures, sophisticated color artistry and natural mineral pigments suspended in organic botanicals.

Vapour delivers the look of flawless glowing skin without compromise.

Vapour is 100% natural. It contains 70% organic ingredients and 30% mineral pigments and essential oils. That is it.

Vapour contains No toxic chemicals, No parabens, No phthalates, No animal testing, No nano-particles, No irradiation.

Vapour’s minerals are suspended in a concentrated moisturizing base. Vapour does not settle into or accentuate fine lines and wrinkles like dry minerals can. There are no powders to inhale.

Vapour glides on easily and blends seamlessly. Skin texture becomes immediately smoother, softer and more beautiful as imperfections, lines and pores are diminished.

 

Microorganisms grow in water. By designing formulas without water, Vapour eliminates the need for harsh preservatives, which can be detrimental to your health. Vapour has the same two-year shelf life as its conventional counterparts.

Counter-intuitively, water in facial products can have a dehydrating effect, yet typical liquid foundations or face creams contain 70–80% water. Using light, dry plant oils and beeswax Vapour works in harmony with skin’s natural protective oils. Our formulas moisturize and nourish skin very effectively.

Waterless formulas mean a more concentrated product and greater value for you. Vapour is committed to environmental sustainability and designing without water is a good choice for our high-desert home of Taos, NM.

We have made a conscious choice to formulate exclusively with organic beeswax. Supporting organic bee products is a responsible choice for both bees and the environment. Pesticides used in conventional farming have a devastating impact on bee colonies around the world and are linked to colony collapse disorder.

Organic Beeswax is a valuable commodity, and its ethical harvest helps ensure that bee populations will continue to have safe habitats and prosper.

 

No, your health and wellbeing are crucial to Vapour. Vapour does not use any ingredients that could be potentially harmful, and though some claim that nanoparticles are safe, Vapour feels differently. We are concerned with cosmetics ingredients crossing the blood–brain and placental barriers, which has been recorded with nano titanium dioxide. All minerals and pigments we use are cosmetic-grade particle size—much larger than nanoparticles—and cannot pass through your skin.

Vapour is 100% natural. Everything Vapour makes contains a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. The remaining 30% consists of mineral pigments and essential oils. That’s all.

Clarity, Lux and Replenish contain all organic ingredients and bear the USDA Organic seal.

Vapour contains no toxic chemicals, parabens, phalates, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, preservatives, GMO, dyes, fragrance, sulfates, glycols, irradiated or animal-tested ingredients.

Our skin absorbs what we put on it. Using organic, non-toxic ingredients makes sense. Vapour knows that healthy organic ingredients, blended with intention, contribute to beautiful, radiant skin.

Organic ingredients offer more antioxidant potency than their conventional counterparts. Vapour’s super-concentrated formulas deliver supportive and nourishing antioxidants, EFAs (essential fatty acids), vitamins and minerals. We source organic ingredients from producers dedicated to sustainability and the health of their communities.

Vapour is colored exclusively with minerals and carmine. Mineral pigments, iron oxides and micas have been used as colorants at least since the cave paintings of Lascaux in 15,000 BC. Carmine is simply the best natural way to achieve red. Aztec and Mayan peoples used Carmine as early as the 15th century to color textiles. Its first recorded cosmetic use was in England in 1523.

Vapour does not contain lab-created FD&C or Lake Colorants like some cosmetics claiming to be “natural.” FD&C colorants have proven toxicity dangers. They contain coal tar and petroleum. Health concerns range from tumor growth and neurotransmitter alteration to ADD in children.

Vapour does not use plant colorants. Water-based plant pigments require aggressive and often toxic preservatives (such as parabens or phenoxyethanol) to keep the product safe for use. Chemical preservatives are not necessary in Vapour because Vapour products are all waterless.

Is Vapour Fragrance Free?

Vapour does not use any artificial fragrance, perfume or synthetics. Such chemical fragrances often contain phalates or endocrine disruptors. Vapour’s scents are understated and elegant, and created exclusively from pure essential oils and fruit extracts. Mesmerize Eye Color and Eyeliners contain no essential oils.

Stick applicators allow for direct application with no additional brushes, sponges or tools. Sticks are easy to use and don’t create extra landfill waste. Stick application allows products to be quickly blended with fingertips, which are often much cleaner than brushes and sponges. Vapour’s stick applicators are made from aluminum, a durable yet incredibly recyclable material.

We are committed to creating healthy produc and to encouraging wellbeing. From design concept through manufacturing and product life cycle we are conscious about our choices and their consequences.

We use passive solar and wind power in lab, warehouse and offices. Lab, warehouse and offices are all under one roof to minimize carbon footprint.Our ‘no-waste’ stick filling system reduces landfill waste.

No carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, xenoestrogens or toxic chemicals, parabens, phalates, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, preservatives, GMO, dyes, fragrance, sulfates, glycols, irradiated or animal-tested ingredients in any formulas.Stick packaging made from durable yet efficiently recyclable aluminum.Direct stick application reduces waste and the need for extra tools

Outer packaging made in the USA at a wind-powered plant from managed forest and post-consumer paper waste, printed with vegetable ink. All paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and packing materials in lab, warehouse and offices are recycled.We use recycled paper and shipping material.Super-concentrated products deliver more applications per ounce/gram than conventional water-based productsWaterless formulas do not stress the valuable fresh water aquifer supporting Taos.

Fine Art Infused Color

Co-founder and fine artist Kristine Keheley expertly blends mineral pigments to create Vapour’s rich color palette. More biocompatible than synthetic pigments, mineral pigments permit light to pass through and harmonize with a wide range of skin tones. These properties allow the same Vapour shade to work beautifully on dark skin and fair, on warm undertones and cool.

Herbal Enlightenment Complex

Our Herbal Enlightenment Complex contains plant essences with cultural and spiritual meaning, and boasts supreme skin-nourishing benefits. Wildcrafted Frankincense, organic Tulsi and organic Lotus help soothe, calm and protect skin. This antioxidant and anti-inflammatory blend is in:

  • Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
  • Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
  • Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer
  • Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer
  • Illusionist Concealer
  • Aura Multi-Use Classic

Our Deep Moisture Complex of Organic Pumpkin, Organic Papaya, Lysine and Silica revitalizes and thoroughly moisturizes for optimal skin health. Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer and Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer contains this lightweight blend, which skin quickly absorbs.

 

Encourage circulation and help soothe inflammation around the delicate eye area with our Herbal Eyebright Complex of organic Chrysanthemum, organic Eyebright and organic Horsetail Herb. This anti-aging botanical blend is in Mesmerize Eye Color Classic, in Mesmerize Eye Color Radiant and Trick Stick Highlighter and Artist Eye Palette.

 

Lit From Within Glow

Gently reflective minerals suspended in Vapour’s moisturizing formulas create our signature Lit From Within effect on skin—a luminous, healthy, natural radiance. Fine lines, pores and wrinkles appear diminished, while the complexion looks smoother and refreshed.

PURITY

We hand craft all Vapour products with the purest organic and natural ingredients. We source our ingredients for their potent benefits to the skin as well as the sustainability of their harvest. Vapour’s process respects the power of plants in promoting health, beauty, and wellbeing.

Vapour operates it’s own USDA approved organic lab where product quality, integrity and purity standards are meticulously protected. Vapour products never contain toxic chemicals, parabens, phthalates or nano-particles. None of our raw ingredients have been irradiated or animal-tested.

Purity is Transparency

Vapour has earned “Champion” Safety status from the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics 100% natural, 70% organic skincare, 30% mineral pigment/essential oils Lux, Clarity & Replenish have earned the USDA organic seal No toxic chemicals, parabens, preservatives, nanoparticles, irradiation, fillers or animal testing in any Vapour products

 

PERFORMANCE

Our award-winning products are beloved by beauty enthusiasts worldwide—from industry insiders and small town moms to health-savvy cancer survivors. Silky, lightweight textures, versatile color, and luminous skin effects make Vapour the exemplar in organic beauty. We believe high-performance means not having to choose between beauty and health.

All Vapour products glide on easily and seamlessly blend into skin. Concentrated, moisturizing bases hold fine particles of reflective minerals in suspension, enhancing your natural beauty without settling into fine lines and pores. The effect is our signature Lit From Within Glow, the naturally radiant look of being in love. Skin looks instantly more youthful and smooth without the use of water, powder, chemicals or preservatives.


What is NOT in Vapour? Vapour products have been designed differently from any conventional cosmetics line. We have a set of guidelines that we adhere to from product design to manufacturing. What we put on our skin gets into our blood stream. It is vital that we are educated consumers and that we consciously reduce the toxic load on our bodies and on the water table.

We assure you that Vapour contains:

NO bismuth oxychloride – a known eye irritant that is a commonly used adhesive in eye shadow. It irritates the delicate skin around the eyes causing it to prematurely age.

NO irradiated pigments – many cosmetic mineral pigments have been treated with radiation as a safeguard against bacteria. Vapour has gone to great expense to source pure mineral pigments that have been heat treated as an anti-bacterial measure, and NOT irradiated.

NO GMO ingredients – all of Vapour’s plant based ingredients have been vetted as natural non genetically modified and are almost always certified organic or wildcrafted.

NO gluten – gluten allergies and celiac disease are on the rise and Vapour is dedicated to keeping our products gluten free. It is especially important that lip sticks, lip glosses, and lip balms be gluten free since these products may be ingested. EXCEPTION:Our Eyeliner is the exception; it contains wheat protein.

NO nano-particles ­– Vapour feels there is insufficient safety knowledge about nano particles in cosmetics. The fear is that these tiny particles will cross the blood-brain and/or placental barrier. Also there are environmental implications since nano particles enter the water table from personal care products getting washed off. Vapour has proactively vetted every single ingredient we use to verify that none contain nano-particles.

NO phthalates or bispehnol A – Phthalates and Bisphenol A are endocrine disruptors. They mimic the body's hormones and laboratory tests have shown them to cause reproductive and neurological damage. (California banned the use of phthalates in toys and baby products as of 2009.)

NO synthetic fragrance – synthetic or artificial fragrance may contain phthalates. Vapour product scents comes from steam distilled pure essential oils or natural fruit extracts.

NO petrochemicals/petroleum products – in addition to the environmental and cultural/economic issues raised by the indiscriminate use of petroleum products they are simply hazardous to your skin. Petrolatum irritates the skin over time and causes it to become more fragile and dry. Petrolatum seals the skin with a non-breathable barrier suffocating it and causing harmful build up of Co2 in the tissues.

NO eythyl, methyl, propyl or butyl parabens – According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report "Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Agents of Subtle Change?" parabens—methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl (alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates)—showed estrogenic activity in several tests. Like phthalates, these chemicals mimic human hormones and can disrupt the endocrine system, the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands as well as the hypothalamus, and ovaries. Parabens are also dangerous on an environmental level. The EPA reported that "continual introduction of these benzoates (parabens) into sewage treatment systems and directly to recreational waters from the skin leads to the question of risk to aquatic organisms." Again, much of what we use on our skin get absorbed into our bloodstream, and the residue washes away and into the water table.

NO artificial colors, FD&C colors, Lakes, or dyes – many of these synthetics pigments are made from coal tar, a known carcinogen.

NO Hydroquinone – a skin lightening substance banned in the EU since 2001 as a potential carcinogen and for its liver toxicity.

NO talc – talc is closely related to asbestos and is a known carcinogen. Talc is implicated in ovarian and lung cancers.

NO formaldehyde –Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and is irritating to the eyes, nose and throat (mucous membranes).

NO animal testing

NO water

NO fillers

NO Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone: Silicone emollients are occlusive. That means they coat the skin, create an oxidative barrier that trapps anything beneath it. These compounds do not allow the skin to breathe; they are much like a plastic wrap suffocating the skin. These cause skin irritation.