Our ingredient philosophy is simple. We always create our products using only three types of ingredient: (1) water, (2) plant-based extracts and compounds, and (3) non-toxic minerals.
We sometimes use safe synthetic versions of these ingredients if we can't find a safe and ethical natural alternative. When we do use synthetic ingredients, they are always clearly labelled.
Mayen products are always made using water, plant extracts and non-toxic minerals.
Some of our ingredients, although naturally occurring, may be synthetically manufactured or mixed with synthetically manufactured compounds so they are not 100% natural.
Yes. In some cases, we prefer to use synthetically manufactured minerals or compounds to maintain our high quality and ethics standards.
These synthetic ingredients are chemically identical to their naturally occurring counterparts.
One example is the mica in our SUNRISE custom foundation (INCI: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite). Mica can be mined directly from the Earth, however, it is difficult to source with certainty that no child labour was involved or that the particles do not cause eye irritation. So instead we use synthetic mica, created in a lab.
We never use petroleum-derived fragrances in our products.
We do use plant-based fragrance ingredients. If you see 'parfum/fragrance' listed on your label, rest assured that it is a plant-based and not a petroleum-based fragrance.
We never use:
sodium lauryl sulfate / sodium laureth sulfate
formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients
Take a look at the amazing ingredients that make up your makeup.
Ingredients are listed as they appear on your label.
Allantoin is a compound naturally found in plants like chamomile and sugar beet. We use it for its skin conditioning properties.
Water. It makes up 80% of your skin, so we use it to keep our products ultra-hydrating.
We use oat silk for its skin soothing benefits and to add a luxurious texture to our products.
We use green tea leaf extract
Coconut oil: Emmolient
Iron oxides: mineral pigments
Sunflower seed oil
Lactic Acid is an Alpha-hydroxy acid. You can find it in our sunrise custom foundation with a 0.7% AHA complex derived from fruits.
Malic Acid is an Alpha-hydroxy acid. You can find it in our sunrise custom foundation with a 0.7% AHA complex derived from fruits.
Apricot kernel oil
Castor seed oil
A synthetic preservative produced by reacting naturally-occurring benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide.
Mineral pigment: CI 77891