Mineral Pigments and Dyes

First off, let’s chat about mineral pigments. They include oxides and ultramarines and using them can give you absolutely beautiful soap colors. I use mineral pigments and am happy with their level of skin safety and color — they are, after all, the basis for mineral-based make-up. Even though cosmetic minerals are perfectly safe to use, and identical to minerals found in nature, they aren’t considered natural. Natural minerals are often contaminated with heavy metals so the ones you can purchase for cosmetics are man-made to be ‘nature identical’.