Welcome to the world of clean beauty. Savvy Minerals is a breath of fresh air in an ever synthetic world.
While more and more companies are looking for ways to create cheaper products by filling them with pointless, sometimes harmful ingredients, Savvy Minerals intentionally creates products that not only make your skin look gorgeous, but bless and benefit your skin and health.
They call it clean beauty. Mineral based makeup made of authentic, pure ingredients that are plant based, cruelty free that you would actually be happy to use for a lifetime.
Here’s an in-depth look into Savvy Minerals – what it is, why it’s worth considering, what products they have available and more.
If you are interested in makeup products that do good for your body and beauty routine, this post is for you!
What Is Savvy Minerals?
Savvy Minerals is a clean, safe and amazing makeup brand for those who care about the long term health of their bodies as well as their outer appearance.
Most makeup brands these days fill their products with cheap, synthetic fillers and harmful, toxic ingredients that are potentially causing discomfort now, as well as paving the way for long term negative health effects in the future.
Savvy Minerals uses natural, plant based and cruelty free ingredients that work together to bless your skin and make you feel beautiful both inside and out.
Mineral makeup (versus regular makeup) is makeup made of minerals (gasp!). Technically, regular makeup can also be considered “mineral makeup” since it contains many of the same minerals.
The main difference is the fact that actual mineral makeup (such as Savvy MINERALS) leaves out all of the synthetics and toxins such as parabens and silicones. These other ingredients are the ones that can potentially cause problems, such as irritation or drying skin.
Or even potential health issues.
And even though these harmful ingredients might be in “trace amounts,” considered safe by regulatory organizations, you are applying them every. single. day. For years and years and years.
Personally, I feel like that’s a problem.
But it’s super easy to fix! It simply takes awareness. Yes, ignorance is bliss. But every now and then our ignorance bubble is popped…darn.
By simply switching to a clean brand now, your body will be much happier and healthier for years (and decades) to come.
Young Living Savvy Minerals
Savvy Minerals is a makeup brand by Young Living, the essential oil and natural, plant based product company looking to revolutionize how we do life and treat our bodies in the 21st century.
They’ve been producing essential oils all around the world for over 25 years. Essential oils are at the core of what they do, and it’s the basis for every line of products they have (all of which are literally amazing, by the way).
That includes Savvy Minerals. They are formulated with pure essential oils, which provide so many amazing benefits to your overall health and skin. They also contain many other ingredients that actually support the skin, rather than abuse the skin for the sake of “looking pretty.”
Young Living Makeup Ingredients
First off, let’s look at what’s NOT in Savvy Minerals products (that you will definitely find in mainstream makeup brands).
What’s Not In Savvy Minerals
The European Union (EU) has banned 1,328 ingredients from being used in cosmetic products. On the other hand, the US has only banned around 30 ingredients.
Savvy Minerals does not use any of these 1,328 banned ingredients in their products. Additionally, they’ve banned over 2,500 total ingredients that mainstream makeup brands use in their products (including many ingredients that “natural” or “clean” makeup brands use).
Want to get a little bummed out? Of course not! But I’m intrigued, so I guess…
Download the Think Dirty App and look up some of the makeup brands you use (this app is amazing, but unfortunately, it has a lot of bad news… But some good news too, cause they recommend other clean products!).
Some specific ingredients that other brands use that Savvy Minerals DOES NOT include:
1 – Lead
Lead is awful. We all know it. When we buy a new house and have it checked for lead paint, it’s a serious (and expensive) ordeal. Lead is a dangerous carcinogen (a substance that promotes the formation of cancer) and is found in a surprising amount of cosmetic products.
Regulatory agencies say that a tiny amount is okay, but study after study (google them) shows that any amount is dangerous.
2 – Petroleum
Petroleum is a fossil fuel (you know, the kind we are destroying the planet to get) that is used to make gasoline, diesel, asphalt, plastic and more. Petroleum is used to make “mineral oil” which is an ingredient common in lotions, creams, ointments and cosmetics.
3 – Mercury
As with lead, mercury is allowed in cosmetics in “trace and safe amounts.” But what is mercury? It’s a poisonous (to humans) metal that can cause skin irritations, allergic reactions and neurotoxicity.
4 – Talc
Talc (or talcum powder) is added to products to absorb moisture, prevent caking, and more. It is often contaminated with asbestos (another substance linked to cancer). It’s banned in the EU. It can cause skin irritation and respiratory distress.
5 – Silicone
Basically a synthetic, cheap filler, man made rubber-y plastic that is used to make products feel silky smooth and easy to spread. Silicone can clog pores, cause acne and congestion, and can dehydrate the skin.
6 – Synthetic Fillers
A “filler” is any ingredient added to a product to make “more product.” For example, if the essential ingredients in foundation added up to only 1 oz, a company might add “fillers” to make the product 10 oz. These fillers do not add value or serve a purpose, other than to “bulk up” the product.
They might not be harmful or toxic necessarily (though some are), but they are far from beneficial and are used to save money in production.
7 – Synthetic fragrances
Fragrance is the F-word when it comes to natural and safe products. It’s a general term used to define a company’s secret mix of chemicals to produce a smell in their products. Due to legal protection regarding “trade secrets,” companies are not required to list the ingredients in their “fragrance” as they are often extremely toxic. (see Stink Movie)
And many, many more toxic and harmful ingredients are NOT found in the Savvy Minerals makeup.
What you will find in Savvy Minerals
Sorry for the previous section being so depressing. Now for the inspiring and hopeful part!
Savvy Minerals uses ingredients that are plant based, cruelty free and good for your skin! These ingredients include:
- Aloe vera leaf extract – Nourishes and moisturizes the skin and helps to maintain a youthful and lively appearance.
- Cocoa seed butter – High in fatty acids which enables it to nourish skin and increase elasticity. Helps to lock in moisture.
- Coconut oil – Hydrates the skin and has anti-aging properties.
- Kaolin clay – Helps reduce oily skin, detoxifies the skin and soothes the skin.
- Mango seed butter – Rich and nourishing for damaged or aging skin.
- Shea butter – Moisturizes, helps with acne and blemishes as well as reducing inflammation.
- Essential oils – with so many benefits to list, essential oils can provide an all natural aroma to any product eliminating the need for chemical fragrances. They also have many skin benefitting properties.
And many more ingredients with natural origins and real benefits!
Who Is Savvy Minerals Makeup For?
What I want to say is that Savvy Minerals is for everyone. I want to say that EVERYONE should enjoy the benefits of natural, healthy and safe cosmetics that will treat you well for decades. I want to say that everyone deserves toxin-free products for a safe and healthy future.
Unfortunately, they aren’t for everyone.
Many people simply don’t care what’s in their products. They don’t want to know. They don’t want to spend a little bit extra. They’d rather buy the cheap stuff, or buy the brands they are used to using.
Most people don’t like change.
Fortunately, you aren’t one of those people. You are someone who wants better. Demands better. You want a healthy life now, and a healthy body in the future.
You want to model to your kids what safe, healthy and toxic free looks like, so they never have to expose themselves to pointless chemicals.
Savvy Minerals is for those looking for a natural, healthy and safe way of living. It’s for those who aren’t afraid of change, as long as it leads to a healthier way of life.
On a more practical note, it’s also for those who like to simplify. There are fewer options available, which may or may not turn you off (I personally love an easier decision).
For example, Sephora has over 250 lipstick options on their website (at the time of this writing). Savvy Minerals has 16.
It’s easier to decide. Though if you are used to having hundreds of different options and you like an extensive variety, Savvy Minerals might not be for you.
But if you want to nail down your beauty routine, have specific products you LOVE and use daily, with a small amount of variety, this might be for you. If you want to simplify your life and your beauty routine to make things easier, faster and more cost effective, Savvy Minerals is for you.
It’s also for those who want to earn free makeup on a regular basis.
Essential Rewards – Earning Free Product Regularly
Essential Rewards is the loyalty program for Young Living. It applies to all of their products, not just to their makeup line, Savvy Minerals.
Basically, once you become a member (membership is free and there are no minimum spending requirements, you just need to buy a starter kit), you can sign up for Essential Rewards. You need to spend a minimum of $50 each month on the products you already want.
On every purchase, you will earn a certain percentage back in Points. These points can be redeemed any time for free product. Your earnings rate increases over time as you maintain Essential Rewards status.
During months 1-3, you’ll earn 10% back on every purchase.
During months 4-24, you’ll earn 20% back on every purchase.
During months 25+, you’ll earn 25% back on all purchases.
So if you spend the minimum of $50 for the first 3 months, you’ll earn 10% back on each of those orders for a total of $15 in points to use on product.
Say you spend $75 each month during months 4, 5 and 6. You’ll earn 20% for each of those 3 months, totaling $45 in points to be used at any time,.
Not a bad deal!
Plus, during your first year, you’ll earn a free bottle of essential oils every 3 months.
So if you try out Savvy Minerals and decide that you like the products, and commit to using them going forward, you’ll see some serious savings over the long haul. It’s definitely worth while, especially if you combine it with purchasing other Young Living products, such as their all-natural cleaning line – Thieves, their essential oils, or their safe baby products – Seedlings.
What Savvy Minerals Makeup Products Are Available?
Savvy Minerals has 15 different makeup products available. Some of these products have different versions, shades, etc, as any makeup brand. Here’s a quick look at each product:
Savvy Minerals Mascara is infused with lavender essential oil. A natural mascara that works! This is safe for even the most sensitive eyes. Compliment a subtle everyday look or give yourself natural definition for a night out.
Use this natural foundation as a base or on it’s own. Savvy Minerals Foundation lasts a long time and is made of high quality, mineral based ingredients. It works all day and diminishes the appearance of blemishes effectively.
Perfect for sensitive skin since there are no synthetics and cheap fillers or parabens. Awesome ingredients includes kaolin clay and aspen bark extract.
Savvy Minerals Foundation comes in 10 different shades.
Warm works with yellow and golden undertones. Cool works great with pink and red undertones, while Dark works with neutral undertones.
If you are in doubt about which shade to get, starter with a lighter shade and layer on as needed. This natural foundation is very forgiving and easy to work with!
Insider Tip – Build your foundation color by simply misting your foundation brush before you apply it! Change the way you do makeup with clean coverage regardless of your needs.
- Mist your brush and then swirl it in a little bit of makeup. Shake off extra.
- Buff it on in circles and repeat for desired coverage.
- Just don’t get the brush so wet that the foundation gets muddy!
Savvy Minerals has 3 different types of lipstick – original, Cinnamint and Tangerine.
The original Savvy Minerals lipstick is smooth and creamy for easy application that provides medium coverage. There are 5 Savvy Minerals Lipstick colors that are natural looking, gorgeous shades with the perfect amount of color, fullness, shine and pout.
The natural lipstick moisturizes the lips using ingredients like sweet almond oil, beeswax, castor oil and vitamin E.
It’s super important that you use the healthiest and safest lipstick you can! Why? Because you not only absorb it into your skin, but you end up ingesting quite a bit of it on a regular basis!
Did you know that most lipsticks currently out there have lead in them? That means if you are a regular lipstick user, you probably have some bad stuff going into your body unnecessarily!
Cinnamint Lipstick adds the power and taste of essential oils for an enjoyable lip experience with ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, orange essential oil, peppermint essential oil, spearmint essential oil, and cinnamon bark essential oil.
Tangerine Lipstick uses ingredients like beeswax, sunflower seed oil and tangerine essential oil!
Savvy Minerals lip gloss is infused with peppermint essential oil. It feels good (non-sticky) and gives you great shine, and natural looking, medium color coverage.
Ingredients such as jojoba esters and olive oil moisturizes and softens lips. It comes in 7 beautiful and natural looking colors.
Again, since Savvy Minerals products are formulated without cheap fillers and synthetics, they are great for even the most sensitive skin. Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow is rich and made with finely ground minerals that apply smoothly.
It’s easy to create a subtle, natural look or a bold and adventurous look, depending on what you are going for. The 12 color options can complement any skin tone.
Savvy Minerals Eyeliner has the perfect mineral based formula, ideal for taking care of sensitive skin. It lasts a long time and is easy to build the color blends you need for any time of day or night.
It comes in just 1 color and shade option but is very versatile.
With 4 options – tan, medium, light or dark, Savvy Minerals Multi Tasker is richly colored and serves many purposes. Use it for eyeliner, eyeshadow or browfiller. Applying it is smooth, even and easy to build the ideal colors.
You can also add it to your foundation or bronzer to add more depth and color.
Savvy Minerals Veil is the perfect mineral setting powder to finish off any look. It applies smooth and easy and absorbs excess oil while blurring lines and pores, and covering wrinkles and blemishes for an even, smooth look across the board!
It helps to make foundation and other makeup last longer.
The Savvy Minerals Poppy Seed Lip Scrub is irresistable. It exfoliates, conditions and moisturizes the lips perfectly before adding color and heading out the door.
It includes cocoa butter, mango butter, avocado butter and shea butter for an all-natural, skin pleasing experience. Perfect before applying makeup in the morning as well as during your nighttime routine.
It’s also infused with the Citrus Fresh essential oil blend to give it the perfect amount of cleansing power and pleasing aroma.
Use Savvy Minerals Primer to reduce shine and help your makeup last all day. It uses manuka and tea tree oils to cleanse the skin and help oily skin feel great while providing a matte finish. It makes everything smooth and reduces blemishes and lines.
Other essential oil ingredients include lavender, frankincense, rosemary and geranium – all skin loving favorites! Simply apply this primer a few minutes before you start your makeup routine!
Give your skin the sunkissed glow it deserves with Savvy Minerals Bronzer. It creates the perfect contour and easily enables color building.
Use it to complement and enhance your tan or to increase your overall radiance. It lasts a long time, comes in natural looking shades and goes on smooth and luxuriously.
Savvy Minerals Blush comes in 7 options to help give your skin a healthy glow. The natural shades work with any skin tone and build and blends easily and beautifully. Easily achieve a natural looking flush that lasts all day with mineral based ingredients.
Savvy Minerals Misting Spray is the all natural way to freshen the skin using essential oils, trace minerals and all plant based ingredients. No synthetic fragrances or anything else here!
Keep your skin well nourished while providing thorough foundation coverage! It smells amazing with the blend of rose, lavender, geranium and cedarwood essential oils.
Makeup Remover Wipes
Now that you have naturally derived makeup blessing your face, the best way to remove it is with naturally derived remover wipes. It wouldn’t make sense to have a healthy makeup routine just to apply harsh chemicals at night when removing them!
These are a gentle way to clean your face, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Savvy Minerals Makeup Wipes use a handful of essential oils, other oils and extracts to cleanse, moisturize, soften and cool the skin, such as;
- Geranium essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Vanilla extract
- Aloe leaf extract
- Cucumber extract
- And more!
Savvy Minerals Makeup Brushes
Last but not least, I just wanted to send out a little holler for the Savvy Minerals brushes! They work awesome and are perfectly designed to apply each Savvy Minerals product easily and effectively. They offer an Essential Brush Set, which includes 5 of the best brushes.
Otherwise, they include 1 with the Savvy Minerals Starter Kit as well.
Trust Me, It’s Worth Trying
It can be hard to consider making a complete overhaul of your makeup routine. You’ve likely been using the same products for years. I get it!
But we need to realize that just because we are comfortable with something, doesn’t make it okay. It doesn’t make the problems go away.
We need to take our health and wellness into our own hands, because big corporations aren’t super concerned about that…
Switching to an all natural makeup line can be a life changing experience. If you plan to use makeup the rest of your life (which you will) and you absorb and ingest so much of your makeup, it’s so important to ensure it’s not filled with harmful, toxic and synthetic ingredients!
If you want to simply try it out for yourself, I’d recommend grabbing a Savvy Minerals Starter Kit. It’s the first step towards being able to purchase individual Savvy Minerals products at the lowest price (wholesale).
So if you are ready to get started, head here:
One Last Note
I can’t stress the importance enough of at least trying out all natural products. I’m doing my best in our home (though we still have a ways to go) to eliminate toxic and harmful products. I want to ensure my body is healthy in 10, 20, 30 years. I want to make sure my kids aren’t exposed to unnecessary toxins on a daily basis.
So to me, it’s worth it to take a little time to try out new products. The best part is, they don’t necessarily cost more than the products we are used to buying!
Especially with Savvy Minerals (and all Young Living products), they have an amazing loyalty program that basically gives you a bunch of free products over time (or incredible discounts, depending on how you look at it).
So give it a shot! You are worth it. You’re body is worth treating right. Your skin is beautiful and deserves healthy and natural substances that benefit, not abuse it.
Clean beauty is worth pursuing.
Check out our Starter Kit post to read more about getting started 🙂