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Iron Oxide

A compound of Iron and Oxygen, Iron Oxide is used in many industries but in the cosmetics industry it is added to products to give them colour. Popular in mineral make-up; it is water resistant, non-toxic and doesn’t run. It has a base colour range of just three main shades; red, yellow and black.

It is used to add colour to beauty products such as foundation, mascara, blusher, bronzer and eye shadow.