Iron oxides are naturally occurring minerals, all compounds of iron and oxygen, known to be safe, gentle, non-toxic and hypoallergenic and safe to use on sensitive skin.
They are inexpensive and durable pigments commonly available in bright earthy tones of red, yellow, brown and black.
They are found in almost all mineral makeup, as well as conventional makeup brands.
Iron oxides are moisture resistant, don’t easily bleed or smear and have good staying powder.
With excellent colouring ability they are used in a wide range of cosmetic products such as foundation, eye shadow, blush and lipstick as well as colouring cold process soap and creams. Their colour is very intense and a little goes a long way.