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Spring is finally making its way to the East Coast and parts North. Stay tuned for our Spring Shades including our version of the Pantone color of the year..

We're super excited about our new soy-free formulas for lipstick, intensive emollient, and cream foundations. We hope you love the new glossier, silkier lipstick formula, and organic, intensive cream for dry skin as much as we do.






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Mineral Makeup Ingredients

I know how important it is to many women to understand what is in the products that they are applying to their skin, and using in their home. Cancer survivors, chemically sensitive or allergic women, those with allergies, some of which are fatal (eg, gluten), all have a deep desire to be educated, and to be able to trust the companies from which they are shopping for personal products.
 
I hope that this library of information about our products will help you find the information and trust that you need to keep coming back. I'm always available for questions, so don't hesitate to email me via our contact page.
 
My own story includes a long journey of education on celiac disease, chemicals and sensitivity, in a country that has a totally unregulated cosmetics industry controlled by lobbyists and corporations. I hope Monave can be the antidote to the Big Beauty Brands, and be a place where women like me will feel at home. For the most recent articles, please visit our blog

Deborah Bilezikian (Teporah)

  Monave Product Ingredient List

Ingredient Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: We include ingredients that are either beneficial or benign that make our skin look softer and prettier, our eyes brighter, and our lips more smooth. We do not use ingredients whose sole purpose is to improve the look or texture of the product in the jar. That is simply not our mission. So if our liners look handmade, or our powders not so silky as Brand X, that's okay with us!

Our mission is to:

a.  Help our customers look and feel prettier in a natural way.

b
. Protect their skin from sun damage and pollution.

c.
Rejuvenate and restore damaged skin, as well as keep it soft and hydrated.

d.
Avoid toxic or irritating ingredients, even natural ones.

e. 
Create long-wearing, wearable cosmetic products that make beauty rituals simpler, and fewer for busy women.

The ingredients that we exclude are: dyes, lakes, carmine, synthetic fragrance, talc, bismuth oxychloride, petroleum derivatives, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, methylparaben, propylparaben, UREA, and others. For more information on these and other issues, please visit www.allnaturalbeauty.us, and references the articles written by vendors and formulators in the online library.

With the exception of the Breakfast Bar (Oatmeal Soap), all of Monave's line is completely gluten-free.

 

Product IngredientsMineral Makeup

 Face:

 

Loose Mineral Foundation: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, silica.

Loose Mineral Concealer-Foundation: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, micronized zinc oxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, mica, kaolin clay, may contain serecite, silica. 

Economy Mineral Foundations: Serecite, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Silica

Liquid Matte Foundation
: Distilled Water, Hazelnut Oil, jojoba oil, sun-bleached beeswax, Sodium Borate, Xanthan Gum, Essential Oils of Listea Cubeba, Ylang Ylang and Myrrh. Color:Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, micronized zinc oxide, silica, kaolin clay.

Cream Foundation: Organic sunflower oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Jojoba, Purified Water, Beeswax,  Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Chammomile Extract Vitamin E (rice-based), Borax, Essential Oils of Rosewood, Lavender, Wildcrafted Rosemary. Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, micronized zinc oxide, silica kaolin clay.

Unscented Cream Foundation: Organic Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Jojoba, Purified Water, Beeswax, Borax, Vitamin E (rice-based), Wildcrafted Rosemary. Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, micronized zinc oxide, silica, kaolin clay.

Moisture Mousse Foundation: Rose Hydrosol, organic jojoba, apricot kernel oil, organic shea butter, sunbleached beexwax, borax, soy lecithin, lavender hydrosol, xanthan gum, essential oils of rosewood, lavender and rose. Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, micronized zinc oxide, silica.

Vegan Moisture Mousse Foundation: Water, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Jojoba, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Essential oils of rosewood, lavender and rose, vitamin e (soy based).Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, micronized zinc oxide, silica, kaolin clay
 
N.B Sodium Salt of the Stearic Acid Ester of Lactyl lactate is vegetable derived and comes from the food industry where it is used as food emulsifier. Cetearyl Glucoside is made from alcohol and glucose.
 

 

Foundation Luster Adjusters: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, serecite, iron oxides, mica, ultramarine blue.

Setting Powders: Angel, Petal Pink, and Tawny: Serecite, iron oxides, kaolin clay. Translucent Powder: Serecite

Blushes, Bronzers and Illuminizers: Mica, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, may contain ultramarine blue, zinc oxide, manganese violet.

Eyes


Ultra-Mattes for eyes: Serecite, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, kaolin clay; may contain ultramarine blue, silica, zinc oxide. 

Versatile Mineral Powders: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. May contain ferric ferrocyanide (#21, 22, 23, 63, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 3)

Cream to Powder: Base Ingredients: Jojoba oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, cornstarch, castor oil, rice-based vitamin E. 
Color Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. 

Eye, Lip Liners and Concealer Pencils: Cold-pressed Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, vitamin E (rice based), Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. Bright blue and Navy: contain ferric ferrocyanide

Natural Mascara: purified water, Vegetable glycerin, beeswax, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, vegetable glyceryl stearate, lecithin, vegetable stearic acid, safflower oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil (and) aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, silica, cellulose gum, tocopherol, xanthan gum, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosemary) leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, phenoxyethanol. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77480).


Lips

 


Clear Potted Lip Gloss
:
Castor oil, organic coconut oil, beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, vitamin e (rice- based), organic essential oil of sweet orange.

Potted Lip Gloss: Castor oil, organic coconut oil, sunbleached beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, candelilla wax, vitamin e, (rice-based), organic essential oil of sweet orange. Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, may contain Manganese Violet.

Liquid Gloss: Base Ingredients: Castor oil, organic coconut oil, sunbleached beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, vitamin e, ( rice-based), Organic essential oil of sweet orange Color ingredients:  Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, may contain Manganese Violet.

Lip Tints: Castor oil, organic coconut oil, sunbleached beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, vitamin e (rice based), Organic essential oil of sweet orange, and alkanet root.

Vegan Lip Glaze: Base Ingredients: Castor Oil, Castor Wax, Jojoba Oil, Carnauba Wax, Vitamine E (rice-based), Rasberry Oil. Color Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, may contain Manganese Violet.

Vegan Lipstick: Base ingredients (Old): Cocoa Butter, Candelilla Wax, Castor Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Sesame Oil, Avocado Butter, Macademia Nut Oil, Vitamin E (rice- based). Color Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, may contain Manganese Violet.

Vegan Lipstick: Base ingredients (New): Lipstick Ingredients: Organic Castor Oil, Olive Squalene Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Organic Pomegranate Seed CO2, Sea Buckthorn Berry CO2. Color Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, may contain Manganese Violet.

Lip Crayons (Vegan): Castor Oil, Jojoba, Avocado Oil, Candelilla Wax, Castor Wax, Vitamin E (wheat germ based). May contain Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxides.

Eye, Lip Liners and Concealer Pencils: Cold-pressed Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, rice-based vitamin E, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. Bright blue and Navy: contain ferric ferrocyanide

  Sparkly Stuff

Face and Body Shimmer: Mica, Organic Corn Starch, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Glitter: Acrylic polymer

 

Product Ingredients: Skin and Hair Care:

 

 Body Moisturizers:

Cocoa Butter Lotion:  Distilled Water, Lavender Hydrosol, Aloe Vera, Organic Cold-pressed Sweet Almond & Jojoba Oil, Sunbleached Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Sodium Borate, Soy Lecithin, Seaweed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Essental Oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange and Peppermint

Shea Butter Lotion: Distilled Water, Rose Bulgaria Hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol, Aloe Vera, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Sunbleached Beeswax, Soy Lecithin, Seaweed Extract, Xanthan Gum, and Essential Oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange and Peppermint

Vegan Shea Butter Lotion: Distilled Water, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Vegetable Acetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Lavender Hydrosol, Soy Lecithin, Seaweed Extract, Xanthan Gum, and Essential Oils of Orange, Lavender and Peppermint

Shea Butter: Unrefined Wildcrafted African Karite Butter


Cleansers:


Creamy Body Cleanser: Liquid soap made from Sunflower Oil and Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Essential Oil of Lavender. May contain  Mica and Titanium Dioxide.

Cleansing Bars:

Soap Base: Saponified oils of olive, soy bean oil, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter,safflower oil, castor oil. Additional ingredients:

Green Clay Cleansing Bar: Green Clay, litsea cubeba Essential Oil.

Lavender Cleansing Bar: Lavender Flowers, Lavender EO.

Oatmeal Cleansing Bar: Vanilla-Infused Coconut Oil, Cinnamon Extract.

Honey-Clay Cleanser: Kaolin Clay, Honey, Glycerin, Purified Water, Algae Extract, Potassium Sorbate, and Essential Oils of Lavender and Rosewood.

Gentle Bamboo Honey Facial Polish: Kaolin Clay, Honey, Glycerin, Bamboo Powder, Purified Water, Algae Extract, Potassium Sorbate, and Essential Oils of Lavender and Rosewood.

Grapefruit Mousse Cleanser Purified Water, Saponified Oils of Coconut, Palm, Castor and Sunflower, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Soy Protein, Sodium Borate (Borax), Titanium Dioxide and Essential Oil of Grapefruit.

Rose Facial Toner: Distilled Water, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Glycerin, Rice-Based Vitamin E

Lavender Facial Toner: Distilled Water, Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Glycerin, Rice-Based Vitamin E


 Facial moisturizers:


Rose Daily Moisture Cream: Rose Hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol, Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sunbleached Beeswax, Sodium Borate, Essential Oils of Rose, Rosewood, and Lavender.

Vegan Rose Daily Moisturizer: Water, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Jojoba , Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Essential Oils of Rose, Rosewood and Lavender
 
N.B Sodium Salt of the Stearic Acid Ester of Lactyl lactate is vegetable derived and comes from the food industry where it is used as food emulsifier. Cetearyl Glucoside is made from alcohol and glucose.
 

Oil-Control Humectant:  Chammomile Hydrosol, Hazelnut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Xanthan Gum, Sunbleached beeswax, Sodium Borate, Essential Oils of Litsea Cubeba, Australian Tea Tree Oil, and Myrrh.

Unscented Intensive Emollient Base: Organic Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Jojoba, Unrefined Shea Butter, Purified Water, Beeswax, Sodium Borate, rice-based Vitamin E, Rosemary.


 Hair Care Products:

Rosemary Lavender Shampoo: Distilled Water, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Vegetable Glycerin, Decyl Poly Glucose, Organic Infusions of Rosemary, Rosemary Hydrosol, Seaweed Extract, Xanthan Gum and Essential Oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme, Sage and Tangerine

Rosemary Lavender Conditioner: Distilled Water, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Organic Infusions of Rosemary, Rosemary Hydrosol, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Guar Gum, Vitamin A, C, and E,(soy based), Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Seaweed Extract, and Essential Oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme, Sage and Tangerine

Rosemary Deep-Treat Conditioner: Distilled Water, Rosemary Hydrosol, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Apricot Oil, Sunbleached beeswax, Beeswax Borax, Aloe Vera, Soy Lecithin, Seaweed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Essential Oils of Rosemary, Lavender & Chamomile

Rosemary Tonic: Wildcrafted, Hand-distilled Rosemary Hydrosol with retained Rosemary Essential Oil. Our Rosemary is grown in the Sonoran desert and is especially potent as well as fragrant.

 

     Gluten-Free Products at Monave

With the exception of our oatmeal soap, Monave’s line of cosmetics is completely gluten-free. The owner, Teporah Bilezikian, is a celiac, and has carefully researched cosmetics ingredients and removed all traces of gluten. The primary source of gluten Monave Mineral Makeup was Vitamin E from Wheat Germ Oil. Monave began using rice-based Vitamin E in 2008 and the liner is now completely gluten-free with the exception of the oatmeal soap.

The handcrafter that makes Monave's skincare has a dedicated gluten-free facility, so there is no cross-contamination.

Vegan products at Monave

Monave has an extensive line of vegan products. We are dedicated to promoting the ethical treatment of farm animals, as well as limiting the use of animals, by encouraging a plant-based diet, and educating consumers about hidden animal-sourced ingredients in products varying from home goods to cosmetics to even beer production. Animal testing is an abomination, and we hope that those who purchase animal based products support farms that engage in humane treatment of their livestock.

The products in the Monave mineral line that are not vegan are those that contain beeswax. These products include eyeliners, original cream to powder liners/brow colors, rose daily moisturizer, intensive emoliient cream, cream foundations, liquid gloss, and potted gloss. Here is a detailed list of vegan products at Monave for your reference.

Face:

Loose Mineral Foundation

Concealer - Foundation

Liquid Matte Foundation

Vegan Moisture Mousse Foundation

Setting Powder

Foundation Adjusters

Cream to Powder Concealer

 

Cheeks:

Blushes

Bronzers

Illuminizers

 

Eyes and Brows:

Versatile Powders

Ultra Mattes

Mascara; Please consult Honey Bee Gardens

 

Sparkly Stuff:

Body Shimmers

Loose Glitter

 

Lips:

lipstick

lip glaze

  

Skin Care:

 

Facial Cleansers:

Honey-Clay Cleanser

Grapefruit Mousse

Green Clay Bar

Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

Lavendar Bar

 

Facial Moisturizers:

Vegan Rose Daily Moisturizer

Oil-Control Humectant

 

Exfoliants:

Gentle Honey Bamboo Cleanser


Body Moisturizers:

Pure Shea Butter

Vegan Shea Butter Body Lotion

 

Hair Care:

Rosemary-Lavender Shampoo

Rosemary-Lavender Conditioner

Rosemary Hydrosol