Art and alchemy have united in the new prestige organic line Vapour Organic Beauty. In a green market filled with thousands of products, Vapour stands alone in its delivery system – not a powder, liquid or cream, but a unique formulation that imparts a light-as-air texture while providing skin treatment benefits and rich mineral color.
The magic began when Eric Sakas, a top makeup professional who worked side by side with the famed Kevyn Aucoin, and later, helped Philosophy develop their color line, was looking for perfect beauty products. Products not only beautiful, but good for you and the earth. His frustrating search found natural products that lacked performance or performance products that contained toxic ingredients.
His exhaustive search finally led him to a remote New Mexico-based lab and a group of people who pushed the limits of green chemistry by pioneering healthy, non-toxic cosmetics that refused to compromise. Not only did he find a product with excellent performance and unique texture, but it was also made of certified organic ingredients and pure mineral pigments. With this company and Erik’s impressive 15-year career in the beauty industry, the perfect marriage of health and beauty was born.
Vapour has developed their incredible products to be 100 percent natural and chemical free with a minimum of 70 percent certified organic ingredients. From the raw materials to the final packaging (all but the gloss packaged in a handy stick form), each step in the process adheres to responsible practices, including utilizing wind power and sourcing recyclable and renewable packaging materials.
And the delivery system that sets them apart? The Vapour difference begins with its signature therapeutic treatment base of non-comedogenic plant oils. To that, botanical infusions are added that provide deep moisture and anti-oxidant protection. Pure mineral pigments are dispersed next, which create a breathable layer that moves with the skin instead of lying flat on top of it like liquid foundations and dry mineral powders tend to do. This movement allows for a play of light, which heightens the natural radiance of the skin. Thus, Vapour provides the next generation of mineral cosmetics.
Vapour sent our lucky review team four of their most popular items to test:
Aura Multi-Use Blush Stick for lips, cheeks, and eyes in Spark: This warm peach colored stick provides a quick and easy way to impart a healthy glow. Includes face-specific nourishing botanical blend of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, anti-oxidant Tulsi and moisturizing Lotus flowers.
Elixir Sheer Lip Gloss in Hush (pink) and Hypnotic (warm brown-plum): These luxurious glosses are petroleum-free and contain healing Lemon Balm, hydrating Myrrh, anti-oxidant Green Tea and anti-microbial Iceland Moss.
Mesmerize Eye Color in Trance: This dramatic brown-plum eye color is infused with nourishing, eye-specific anti-inflammatory Chrysanthemum and Eyebright, and circulation enhancing Horsetail.
Review team, what are your thoughts? Have science and art crossed the curriculum successfully with Vapour Organic Beauty?[ratings]
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