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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 and Fine Art Infused Color.
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, smoothing the complexion and giving a Lit From Within Glow to the face.
Vapour’s 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 uncompromising integrity, quality and performance.
Everything Vapour makes contains a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. The remaining 30% consists of mineral pigments and essential oils. However, we do not use essential oils in our eye products, to reduce potential irritation. Clarity, Lux, Replenish contain all organic ingredients and are USDA certified.
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.
Vapour is colored exclusively with minerals and carmine. Mineral pigments have been used since the cave paintings of Lascaux in 15,000 BC. Carmine is the best natural way to achieve red. Aztec and Mayan peoples colored textiles with carmine as early as the 15th century. Its first recorded cosmetic use was in England in 1523.
Vapour does not contain synthethic 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 to ADD in children.
Vapour does not use plant colorants. Water-based plant pigments require toxic preservatives (such as parabens or phenoxyethanol) to keep the product safe for use. Vapour products are waterless and do not need chemical preservatives.
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. Designing and manufacturing without water is a good choice for our high-desert home of Taos, New Mexico.
We have made a conscious choice to formulate exclusively with organic beeswax instead of the petroleum waxes many other cosmetics brands use. Beeswax is biocompatible with our skin and serves as a breathable, protective barrier. Beeswax also contributes to the smooth, malleable textures of our products.
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.
Yes. 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.
The destructive activity of free radicals in our bodies’ cells can damage skin. Free radicals are naturally occurring, but proliferate due to environmental stresses such as toxic chemicals, air pollutants, radiation and sun exposure. Antioxidants round up and remove free radicals.
No. Vapour is non-occlusive and non-comedogenic. Vapour uses light, dry, organic plant oils that do not clog pores or cause breakouts. These 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 like mineral oil, baby oil and petrolatum seal the skin with a non-breathable barrier that clogs 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.
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 cosmetic 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 stay on the surface of your skin.
Yes. 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.
Yes. Vapour does not use any artificial fragrance, perfume or synthetics. Such chemical fragrances often contain phthalates 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.
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.
We are committed to creating healthy product 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, phthalates, 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