Ever wondered what goes into your makeup?

Believe it or not a lot of the ingredients for things like lipstick and foundation are mined and extracted minerals.

Crude oil and mineral sands make up a large part of what goes into your makeup.

Mineral sands, such as titanium dioxide, which is used to make foundation powder, eyeshadows, and blushers. Almost, everything you own that is man-made and white will have titanium dioxide in it. It is useful because once processed it creates a brilliant white pigment that is used in lots of everyday items from paint to plastics to fabrics.

Petrolatum jelly, which is used in the manufacture of some lipstick is a by-product of crude oil refining to make gasoline and other petroleum products.

Here are some of the chemical elements that are mined and extracted to produce cosmetics.

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