What's in The Sud Shoppe's Colorants?
So, what’s in a bath and body product colorant? At The Sud Shoppe, we like to use pigments, oxides, ultramarines, micas & clays. All of these colorants are considered all natural.
PIGMENTS, OXIDES & ULTRAMARINES
Pigments, oxides & ultramarines are considered “nature identical” which means that they have the same exact chemical structure as platelet minerals found in the earth. The only difference is that they are created in a lab to ensure purity. Products that are manufactured nature identical leaves all of the nasty things like lead and arsenic out of the colorants. In the bath and beauty industry, pigments, oxides & ultramarines are labeled as all natural in mineral makeup and soap because they are nature identical and many do not contain any synthetic dyes.
Mica pigments are the name of a group of natural occurring minerals which can range from being completely matte to sparkling or opalescent. Mica pigments are a purified and crushed mica mineral & is mined from the earth. It is what gives us pure pigment color in bath and beauty products and is also the key ingredient in mineral makeup and gives you that natural, glowing look that we all love.
Brazilian clays do not contain any artificial dyes or colorants. The various shades are achieved by variations in the soil in different regions of Brazil. We like to use Yellow Brazilian Clay & Purple Brazilian clay in our products.
Kaolin clays are commonly used to clean and purify the skin. It has a mild exfoliation and like all clays, it helps detoxify the skin by drawing out impurities from the pores.
As you can see, the colorants that we use are all natural and chemical free and that makes us feel good. How about you?