Face Painting Ingredients and Safety (Updated 2020)

April 6, 2020 kscope

Ever wonder what’s in face paint? (Is it really paint? Does it have any peanuts, soy, milk, or animal products? What about latex? Heavy metals?) What about perfumes? Is it okay for sensitive skin?

We use only 2 supplies for 2 brands of face paint–“face paint” being a misnomer, since what we really put on children’s faces is kid-friendly makeup.  Face paint should never be done with actual paints! Our makeup is free of cancer-causing metals, unlike actual paint, all safe for skin, and cruelty-free.

Below is a full list of all of our face paint brands and their ingredients lists. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office during the booking process and we’d be happy to answer them!

Read more about our safety and sanitization practices here

Read more about ethics in our industry and our business here

Paradise Paint by Mehron

Quick allergen check-list

  • NO animal products including milk or eggs
  • NO peanuts, legumes, tree nuts, soy, or gluten
  • NO latex
  • NO lead, nickel, cobalt
  • SOME fragrance (all colors; for children with fragrance sensitivities, we always have our other brand of face paint, listed below, on-hand which has no fragrances.)
  • TRACE chromium (greens only; within FDA safety levels for the body but not to be put around the eyes which we do not. If you would like these paints removed from our kits before your event, please let our office know.)

General Safety Information

Mehron cosmetic products are manufactured in the USA using only FDA listed materials. The raw materials that Mehron uses are also globally compliant with cosmetic guidelines, and their products are not tested on animals. [source]

Ingredients List as listed by by the manufacturer

Talc , Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, PEG-8, PEG-75, Cetearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Lauryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bis-PEG-15 Dimethicone/IPDI Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Leaf / Stem Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), BHT, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Calcium Carbonate, Fragrance (parfum), Coumarin, Limonene. May Contain [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake),CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 47005 (Yellow 10), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 77400 (Copper Powder), CI 77019 (Mica)]. [source]

Additional information

All Mehron products are cruelty free and never tested on animals. All ingredients used in the manufacture of our products are also guaranteed to be cruelty free and animal safe. Many Mehron products [*and all used by Kaleidoscope] are vegan and do not contain meat, fish, or poultry ingredients. In addition to being vegetarian in composition, they also do not use other animal products or by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, or soaps derived from animal products. [source]

Downloadable Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

FAB by SillyFarm

Quick allergen check-list

  • NO milk or eggs, but DO contain parabens and lanolin (a wax from wool) which makes them a non-vegan option
  • NO peanuts, legumes, tree nuts, soy, or gluten
  • NO latex
  • NO lead, nickel, cobalt
  • SOME fragrance. According to their website: Please be aware FAB Makeup contains a very low, 0.003% fragrance level and is not recommended for use on those with sensitivity to fragrances or perfumes.
  • TRACE chromium (greens only; the FDA does not recommend the use of purple, red blue and green makeup colors near the eyes or lips area, regardless of the brand. If you would like these paints removed from our kits before your event, please let our office know.)
  • Claims made by manufacturer: Hypoallergenic, Non-Toxic, Anti-Microbial, Gluten-Free and Nut-Free. Manufactured in Europe.

General Safety Information

All non Neon Silly Farm Rainbow Cakes have been formulated with FDA approved pigments for cosmetic application. Like all cosmetic products, face paints can cause an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to any of its components. Although Silly Farm Rainbow Cake face paints have been formulated with special ingredients to reduce the chances of an allergic reaction, an allergy free experience can not be guaranteed by any manufacturer. The manufacturer recommends that this product should not be applied to broken or sensitive skin. Test by placing a small amount to the wrist, if reaction occurs within 30 minutes do not use. (For Professional Use Only) Dermatology tested for safety. FDA Compliant. Conforms to (EC) No 1223/2009. [source]

Ingredients List as listed by by the manufacturer

May or May Not Contain (+/-): Acacia Senegal Gum, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Calcium Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Acetate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Ethylparaben, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, imidazoldinyl Urea, Kaolin, Limonene, Linalool, Magnesium Carbonate, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Octyldodecanol, OIeyI Acetate, o-Phenyl, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-75 Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol. Propylparaben, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Stearic Acid Stearyl Acetate, Talc, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Tin Oxide, Triethanolamine, Water (Aqua), Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Powder (CI77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI0I77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Bronze Powder (CI77400), Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (C177289), Chromium Oxide Green (C177288), D&C Black 2 (C177266), D&C Red 21 Lake (C145380), D&C Red 27 Lake (Ci45410),. D&C Red 30 Lake (CI73360), D&C Red 34 Ca (CI15880), D&C Red 36 (C112085), D&C Red 6 Ba (C115850:2), D&C Red 7 (CI15850), FD-&C Blue 1 (CI42090), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Mica (CI77019), Polyethlene Terephthalate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985).[source]

Additional information

All Mehron products are cruelty free and never tested on animals. All ingredients used in the manufacture of our products are also guaranteed to be cruelty free and animal safe. Many Mehron products [*and all used by Kaleidoscope] are vegan and do not contain meat, fish, or poultry ingredients. In addition to being vegetarian in composition, they also do not use other animal products or by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, or soaps derived from animal products. [source]

Downloadable Safety Data Sheet (SDS)s: one, two, three

TAG Face & Body Paint

Please note, while we still have some TAG products on our shelves, in 2019  we removed several colors after hearing complains in our industry. Right now we feel confident using the colors we have in stock, but we do constant market research and will likely phase out all TAG products by the end of 2020.

Quick allergen check-list

  • NO animal products including milk or eggs
  • NO peanuts, legumes, tree nuts, soy, or gluten
  • NO latex
  • NO lead, nickel, cobalt, chromium
  • NO fragrance

General Safety as listed by the manufacturer 

All TAG Face Painting products are made with Cosmetic grade, FDA approved ingredients. TAG face paints are hypoallergenic non-toxic and safe for skin. That said, you should not face paint near the eyes. Some products include perfume (Hydroxy-methylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde). Discontinue use if rash develops.

About TAG Neon Face Paints: Independent European tests have shown all TAGs Neon face paints to be safe. All neon paints have a special pigment that allows them to shine under the black light. The FDA have approved some of the colors for use on the skin (Neon White, Neon Blue, and Neon Violet). The FDA labels some neon colors as “special effects products”: Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Yellow, and Neon Green. However no one has reported a problem. [source]

Ingredients List – Normal Paints

Paraffin wax, petrolatum, glycerin, calcium carbonate, stearyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, acacia senegal gum, dextrin, water. May contain: Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491), D&C Red 7 (CI5850;1), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&C Black 2 (CI77266), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Blue 1 and D&C Blue 4 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), Bismuth Oxy Cloride (CI77163). [source]

Ingredients List – UV Paints Only

Paraffin wax, petrolatum, glycerin, calcium carbonate, stearyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, acacia senegal gum, dextrin, water. May contain: Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491), D&C Red 7 (CI5850;1), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&C Black 2 (CI77266), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Blue 1 and D&C Blue 4 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), Bismuth Oxy Cloride (CI77163). Non Toxic Fluorescent Pigments. Conforms to to ASTM D-42236. [source]

Additional information

As per manufacturer, TAG Face Paints are vegan as they do not contain animal based ingredients and neither are they tested on animals. They are also free of gluten, nut based ingredients, parabens or perfume. [source]

Downloadable Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

 

 

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