Vapour Organic Beauty
vapour organic beauty earns these byb badges:
• 70% Organic ingredients
• 30% Minerals & Squalane (Olive) Oil
• Cruelty Free
• Made with wind power
• Biodegradable ingredients
• Recycled fiber box printed with soy ink
• No Nanoparticles
• No Irradiation
• Will not clog pores
• Calms and balances
• Suitable for all skin types
• Gentle enough for highly sensitive skin
vapour organic beauty's AWARD-WINNING PURITY
All Vapour products are made with the purest organic and natural ingredients sourced for their potent benefits to the skin as well as the sustainability of their harvest. Their blends consist of 100% natural ingredients: 70% organic skincare, and 30% mineral pigments/essential oils.
Vapour operates it’s own USDA approved organic lab where product quality, integrity and purity standards are meticulously protected. Their products never contain toxic chemicals, parabens, phthalates, nano-particles and many other no-no's. Just as we at Be Yourself Beautiful believe, Vapour believes that transparency is a necessary part of purity.
Vapour has earned “Champion” Safety status from the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. And Lux Organic Lip Conditioner, Clarity Organic Makeup Remover and Replenish Organic Nail & Cuticle Oil are all Registered USDA Organic products.
Vapour Organic Beauty's AWARD-WINNING PERFORMANCE
Vapour Organic Beauty products glide on easily and seamlessly blend into skin. Concentrated moisturizing bases hold fine particles of reflective minerals in suspension, enhancing natural beauty without settling into fine lines and pores. The effect is what they call their signature "Lit From Within Glow", like the naturally radiant look you get from a good yoga class or being in love. Skin looks instantly more youthful and smooth without the use of water, powder, toxic chemicals or synthetic preservatives.
Vapour has won awards, including two ALLURE Best of Beauty Awards for Atmosphere Luminous Foundation and Aura Multi Use sticks. And no wonder, their products are beloved by beauty enthusiasts worldwide—from industry insiders and small town moms to health-savvy cancer survivors (like myself!). Silky, lightweight textures, versatile colors, and luminous skin effects make Vapour the tops in organic beauty. They, like we at bYb, believe that high-performance means not having to choose between beauty and health.
Artist 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 shades to work beautifully on dark skin and fair, on warm undertones and cool.
ECOLOGICAL and economical COMMITMENTS
Vapour Organic Beauty uses no carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, xenoestrogens, toxic chemicals, parabens, phthalates, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, preservatives, GMO, dyes, fragrance, sulfates, glycols, irradiated or animal-tested ingredients in any formulas that could harm us or the ecology we live in.
Designing products without water is a good choice for their high-desert home of Taos, NM. Super-concentrated waterless products deliver more applications per ounce/gram than conventional water-based products. This directly translates to a greater value for customers. Waterless formulas do not stress the valuable fresh water aquifer supporting their ecosystem in Taos.
The stick packaging is made from durable yet efficiently recyclable aluminum that reduces landfill waste and the need for extra tools like brushes or sponges. Stick application allows products to be quickly blended with fingertips, which are often much cleaner than brushes and sponges (true 'dat). Outer packaging is made in the USA at a wind-powered plant from managed forest and post-consumer paper waste, and printed with vegetable ink.
Vapour uses passive solar and wind power in their lab, warehouse and offices which are all under one roof to minimize their carbon footprint. All paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and packing materials in the lab, warehouse and offices are recycled. They also use recycled paper and shipping material.
Vapour Organic Beauty's Full NO-NO list:
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 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.