I've seen it everywhere. It's a go to for many make up junkies to makeup up minimalists. Coty Air Spun Face Powder is a popular setting powder that is way affordable and loved by many. But I'm sharing today why you need to ditch the cute burnt orange tub of dust, like yesterday.
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WHAT IS COTY AIRSPUN POWDER?
Loose powder is used to set foundation, "bake" your face, or sometimes used alone to simply lessen shine. They come in "translucent" as well as various shades. You can find them in drugstores, online, and amongst high end department store brands as well.
You can find the Coty Air Spun brand for as little as $6, in your local Walgreens or even through Amazon. I'm not sharing this to bash any Coty lovers, but to inform makeup lovers that this brand is not rated safe and here's why.
WHY IS IT UNSAFE?
Coty Airspun Face Powders are rated a 7 if not 8 on the Environmental Working Group's website. Let's take a look at why.
Ingredient Concerns rate high for:
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
and rate Moderate for:
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
INGREDIENTS TO AVOID
The biggest offenders in Coty Airspun Powder are:
To get a more detailed report from EWG click here.
CHECKING YOUR POWDERS
A SAFER SWAP
You didn't think I'd leave you with that bad news and not offer a solution.
Here's the good news!
Beautycounter's Mattifying Powder is EWG Verified! This means the product passes the Environmental Working Group's strictest standards for your health, and that the product does not contain ingredients with chemical concern.
THE GOOD NEWS
Beautycounter's Mattifying Powder has been a go to of mine for almost 4 years. It is a smooth translucent powder that goes on light and easy. It sets my foundation and reduces shine. I couldn't swap it knowing how safe it compares to most other brands. You can grab your own here.
It's EWG Verified, Vegan, Cruelty Free, and made with just 6 ingredients.
If you're not ready to try Beautycounter's safer face powder; please do your research and find another clean brand by checking out EWG's website. I'd love to hear if you found one you love!
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Malia was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. She spent the majority of her career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher/Administrator.