There’s been a lot of talk about mineral makeup for the last few years and about it’s benefits. But do you know why it’s called mineral what is it made from and how? I didn’t up until today. Be we all should:
Mineral make up is actually a mixture of ground up pigment rocks, most commonly mica mineral. Mineral make up made from mica is as natural as make up gets and it provides not only pigment and beautiful shimmering, glittery appearance but also sun protection and anti-inflammatory effects.. But there’s a catch. An awful truth about how this beautiful mineral is being sourced. Sadly most of it comes from India where a child labor is widespread. Kids as young as five (my Tila is turning five this week and it breaks my heart just thinking about it!) are being used to climb down narrow, dangerous shafts that lead into illegal mines where they cut mica with a hammer for up to 9 hours per day. They work with sharp-pointed, heavy tools, inhale dust from stone cutting and are at risk of being hit by one all the time. And all that for less than €2 per day! Per day! Can you believe it? But there are a few, rare brands that only used ethically sourced mica. And one of them is Green People.
There is an article on Child Labor behind the Mineral Make-up industry made by DanWatch, an independent, non-profit media and research center from Denmark investigating the impact of business on humans and environment world-wide and according to their reports Green People are one of only 4 (out of 16) companies questioned that proved there is no child labor involved in the process of mica extraction used in their mineral make up.
I have also tried two of their products from their Organic Make-Up range – the Multi-Active Pencil Concealer and this Eyeshadow duo and I loved them, especially the concealer. It’s just what I need now! Even after all my sleepless nights this little baby manages to hide my scary dark circles! I have to try out their powder and mascara next.
I just love Green People more and more. Their products never seem to disappoint me and you can always count on getting natural, organic products made from Fair Trade ingredients from them