What is Vapour Organic Beauty?
Vapour is reinventing organic beauty with exceptionally pure, high-performance cosmetic and targeted skincare formulas. With Vapour you will never have to sacrifice health for beauty. Award-winning and cult-worthy, Vapour’s range of products feature our signature Lit From Within Glow and Fine Art Infused Color.
Why is Vapour different?
Vapour suspends mineral pigment in concentrated moisturizing botanical bases. Vapour consciously avoids powder products. Dry minerals can settle into and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, and the powders can be dangerous to inhale. Vapour’s rich formulas blend seamlessly with the skin, smoothingthe complexion and giving a Lit From Within Glow to the face.
Vapour unique formulas are designed, manufactured and distributed all under our own roof. No other natural color brand can make this statement. Sourcing our own ingredients, doing our own research, development and manufacturing ensures Vapour’s unparalled integrity, quality and performance.
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What is Vapour made of?
Vapour is 100% natural. Everything Vapour makes contains a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. The remaining 30% consists of mineral pigments and essential oils. That’s all. Clarity, Lux and Replenish contain all organic ingredients and bear the USDA Organic seal.
Vapour contains no toxic chemicals, parabens, phalates, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, preservatives, GMO, dyes, fragrance, sulfates, glycols, irradiated or animal-tested ingredients.
Why Organic Ingredients?
Our skin absorbs what we put on it. Using organic, non-toxic ingredients makes sense. Vapour knows that healthy organic ingredients, blended with intention, contribute to beautiful, radiant skin.
Organic ingredients offer more antioxidant potency than their conventional counterparts. Vapour’s super-concentrated formulas deliver supportive and nourishing antioxidants, EFAs (essential fatty acids), vitamins and minerals. We source organic ingredients from producers dedicated to sustainability and the health of their communities.
Why Mineral Pigments?
Vapour is colored exclusively with minerals and carmine. Mineral pigments, iron oxides and micas have been used as colorants at least since the cave paintings of Lascaux in 15,000 BC. Carmine is simply the best natural way to achieve red. Aztec and Mayan peoples used Carmine as early as the 15th century to color textiles. Its first recorded cosmetic use was in England in 1523.
Vapour does not contain lab-created FD&C or Lake Colorants like some cosmetics claiming to be “natural.” FD&C colorants have proven toxicity dangers. They contain coal tar and petroleum. Health concerns range from tumor growth and neurotransmitter alteration to ADD in children.
Vapour does not use plant colorants. Water-based plant pigments require aggressive and often toxic preservatives (such as parabens or phenoxyethanol) to keep the product safe for use. Chemical preservatives are not necessary in Vapour because Vapour products are all waterless.
Lit From Within Glow
Gently reflective minerals suspended in Vapour’s moisturizing formulas create our signature Lit From Within effect on skin—a luminous, healthy, natural radiance. Fine lines, pores and wrinkles appear diminished, while the complexion looks smoother and refreshed.
Fine Art Infused Color
Co-founder and fine artist Kristine Keheley expertly blends mineral pigments to create Vapour’s rich color palette. More biocompatible than synthetic pigments, mineral pigments permit light to pass through and harmonize with a wide range of skin tones. These properties allow the same Vapour shade to work beautifully on dark skin and fair, on warm undertones and cool.
Herbal Enlightenment Complex
Our Herbal Enlightenment Complex contains plant essences with cultural and spiritual meaning, and boasts supreme skin-nourishing benefits. Wildcrafted Frankincense, organic Tulsi and organic Lotus help soothe, calm and protect skin. This antioxidant and anti-inflammatory blend is in Stratus Instant Skin Perfector, Atmosphere Foundation, Illusionist Concealer, Aura Multi Use and Halo Illuminator.
Deep Moisture Complex
Our Deep Moisture Complex of Organic Pumpkin, Organic Papaya, Lysine and Silica revitalizes and thoroughly moisturizes for optimal skin health. Stratus Instant Skin Perfector contains this lightweight blend, which skin quickly absorbs.
Herbal Eyebright Complex
Encourage circulation and help soothe inflammation around the delicate eye area with our Herbal Eyebright Complex of organic Chrysanthemum, organic Eyebright and organic Horsetail Herb. This anti-aging botanical blend is in Mesmerize Eye Color and Trick Stick Highlighter.
Microorganisms grow in water. By designing formulas without water, Vapour eliminates the need for harsh preservatives, which can be detrimental to your health. Vapour has the same two-year shelf life as its conventional counterparts.
Counter-intuitively, water in facial products can have a dehydrating effect, yet typical liquid foundations or face creams contain 70–80% water. Using light, dry plant oils and beeswax Vapour works in harmony with skin’s natural protective oils. Our formulas moisturize and nourish skin very effectively.
Waterless formulas mean a more concentrated product and greater value for you. Vapour is committed to environmental sustainability and designing without water is a good choice for our high-desert home of Taos, NM.
Will Vapour Cause Breakouts?
No. Vapour is non-occlusive and non-comedogenic. Vapour uses organic plant oils that do not clog pores or cause breakouts. These light, dry plant oils work in harmony with the skin, allowing it to breathe, and over time can balance oily skin by breaking the pattern of over-active sebum production.
There is a lot of confusion about “oil” in skincare. Synthetic oils—such as mineral oil, baby oil and petrolatum—seal the skin with a non-breathable barrier and clog pores. Synthetic oils suffocate skin causing a harmful buildup of CO2 in the tissues that can irritate and prematurely age skin. This can cause pimples and gives “oil” a bad name.
Why Organic Beeswax?
We have made a conscious choice to formulate exclusively with organic beeswax. Supporting organic bee products is a responsible choice for both bees and the environment. Pesticides used in conventional farming have a devastating impact on bee colonies around the world and are linked to colony collapse disorder. Organic beeswax is a valuable commodity, and its ethical harvest helps ensure that bee populations will continue to have safe habitats and prosper.
Does Vapour Contain Antioxidants?
Vapour is rich in synergistic antioxidant blends, like the Herbal Enlightenment and Deep Moisture Complexes. Research indicates that antioxidants are most potent in a blend for protection of the skin and prevention of aging. A lot of skin damage results from the destructive activity of free radicals, which proliferate due to environmental stress, sun exposure and living in today’s world. Antioxidants round up and remove free radicals.
Does Vapour Contain Nanoparticles?
No, your health and wellbeing are crucial to Vapour. Vapour does not use any ingredients that could be potentially harmful, and though some claim that nanoparticles are safe, Vapour feels differently. We are concerned with cosmetics ingredients crossing the blood–brain and placental barriers, which has been recorded with nano titanium dioxide. All minerals and pigments we use are cosmetic-grade particle size—much larger than nanoparticles—and cannot pass through your skin.
Is Vapour Cruelty Free?
Vapour Organic Beauty does not test on animals. Nor are any of the raw ingredients in Vapour tested on animals. Vapour is a member of the Leaping Bunny Program, an internationally recognized “Cruelty Free” standard.
Is Vapour Fragrance Free?
Vapour does not use any artificial fragrance, perfume or synthetics. Such chemical fragrances often contain phalates or endocrine disruptors. Vapour’s scents are understated and elegant, and created exclusively from pure essential oils and fruit extracts. Mesmerize Eye Color and Eyeliners contain no essential oils.
Why Stick Applicators?
Stick applicators allow for direct application with no additional brushes, sponges or tools. Sticks are easy to use and don’t create extra landfill waste. Stick application allows products to be quickly blended with fingertips, which are often much cleaner than brushes and sponges. Vapour’s stick applicators are made from aluminum, a durable yet incredibly recyclable material.
What are Vapour’s Sustainability Commitments?
We are committed to creating healthy produc and to encouraging wellbeing. From design concept through manufacturing and product life cycle we are conscious about our choices and their consequences.
- We use passive solar and wind power in lab, warehouse and offices.
- Lab, warehouse and offices are all under one roof to minimize carbon footprint.
- Our ‘no-waste’ stick filling system reduces landfill waste.
- No carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, xenoestrogens or toxic chemicals, parabens, phalates, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, preservatives, GMO, dyes, fragrance, sulfates, glycols, irradiated or animal-tested ingredients in any formulas
- Stick packaging made from durable yet efficiently recyclable aluminum
- Direct stick application reduces waste and the need for extra tools
- Outer packaging made in the USA at a wind-powered plant from managed forest and post-consumer paper waste, printed with vegetable ink.
- All paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and packing materials in lab, warehouse and offices are recycled
- We use recycled paper and shipping material
- Super-concentrated products deliver more applications per ounce/gram than conventional water-based products
- Waterless formulas do not stress the valuable fresh water aquifer supporting Taos