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    Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

    Are there any animal derived ingredients in Mac products? Particularly the lip ones?

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    If you are near a freestanding store you can ask them. I had the same concern a while ago and they looked up ingredients in a book for me. But, I had to ask about specific products. I remember there being sheep bones in one of the skincare products- maybe a whitening one.

    You also may be able to ask online about a specific product. I emailed MAC about animal derived ingredients and the person said I needed to ask about a particular product.

    HTH

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    As far as I know not many, if any, lip products have animal products in them. The only thing that comes to mind is carmine and that's from a bug (it's used very often). Here's more info on that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmine The only other product is beeswax.

    In regard to animals though, you'd have to check the labels. As FemmeNoir says, it's usually in more cleaning products than in the makeup itself. More chance of getting an animal product in something more liquid then dry. In all the make-up I own though, the only animal products I have contain beeswax and carmine. So, you should be safe. But when in doubt, ask.

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    Found some ingredients!

    Hope this helps you! It took me forever to type this!

    Lip Conditioner:
    Petrolatum, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Squalane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cholesterol, Vanillin, Retinyl Palmitate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Aroma, Iron Oxides, Yellow 10 Lake

    Lipglass:
    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Jojoba Oil, Octyldodecanol, Carnauba Wax, Quaternium - 18 Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Aroma, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylene Carbonate, Silica

    Glitter Lipglass:
    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Jojoba Oil, Octyldodecanol, Carnauba Wax, Quaternium - 18 Hectorite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Aroma, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylene Carbonate, Silica

    Tinted Lipglass:
    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Jojoba Oil, Octyldodecanol, Carnauba Wax, Quaternium - 18 Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Aroma, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylene Carbonate, Silica

    All Tinted Lipglass may contain:
    Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Carmine, Red 7 Lake, Red 6, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake, Red 30 Lake

    Gloss:
    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

    Lip Pencil:
    Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Japan Fruit Wax, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate

    Lip pencils may contain:
    Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Carmine, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Red 7 Lake, Red 6, Red 28 Lake, Red 21, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake, Red 30, Red 40 Lake

    Cream Lipstick:
    Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Frost Lipstick:
    Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Tricaprylin, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Matte Lipstick:
    Octyldodecanol, Castor Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Stearoyl, Capric Triglyceride, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Glaze Lipstick:
    Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Oil, Tricaprylin, Cera Alba, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Satin Lipstick:
    Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Sheer Lipstick:
    Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol

    Lipsticks may contain:
    Mica, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 21, Red 28 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 30 Lake

    Lip Treatment:
    Tocopherol Acetate, Wheat Germ Glycerides, Menthyl Anthranilate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Candelila Wax, Maleated Soybean Oil, Myristyl Lactate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Ozokerite, Cera Alba, Microcrystalline Wax, Isoeicosane, Castor Oil, Glyceryl Linolenate, Polysobutene, Carnauba Wax, Tocopherol, Phenol, Menthol, Camphor, Vanillin, Orange Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides

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    Hi. I emailed MAC in March 2004 with the same question, and here's their response. Keep in mind that this won't include any new products introduced after that time:


    Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in M.A.C.

    I have listed below any animal ingredients and what products they are used
    in:

    Animal Ingredients MAC

    IngredientProducts containing this Ingredient
    7-DehydrocholesterolPro-Preferred White Intensified,

    Strobe Cream

    Beeswax (Cera Alba)Cheekhue, Cream Lipstick, Cream Liner, Eye Kohl, Frost
    Lipstick, Glaze
    Lipstick, Lip Treatment, Lipbalm, Mascara N,
    Mascara S, Mascara X, Paints, Satin Lipstick,
    Sheer Lipstick, Studio Tech, Tone Lipstick, Vitamin
    E Lipstick

    Carmine (CI 75470)Bronzing Powder, Cheekhue, China Marker, Colouring Stick,
    Cream Colour
    Base, Cream Lipstick, Cream Liner, Eye Kohl, Eye
    Pencil, Eye Shadow, Eye Shadow(overspray),
    Eyeglass, Frost Lipstick, Glaze Lipstick, Gleam
    Coat, Glitter Lipglass (Japan), Glitter Lipglass (uxj),
    Glitter Matte Lipstick (uxj), Glitter Nail Polish (uxj),
    Iridescent Powder, Lacquer, Lip Pencil, Lip Pencil
    (mini), Lipglass, Lipglass Lip Gloss (glitter/holiday)
    (row), Lipglass Satin, Lipmix (frost), Lipmix (matte),
    Liquid Eye Liner, Mascara N, Mascara S, Mascara
    X, Matte Lipstick, Nail Polish- Blackout (uxj), Nail
    Polish (chrome) (uxj), Nail Polish (uxj), Paints,
    Pencil, Pigment, Pigment- Bright Coral and Bright
    Fuchsia, Powder Blush, Pro Lash, Pro-Preferred
    White SPF 15 Matte Foundation, Retro Matte
    Lipstick, Satin Lipstick, Sheer Lipstick, Sheer
    Shimmer Powder, Tint, Tone Lipstick

    Cholesterol/Benhenyl/Moisture Feed/Eye
    Octyldodcyl Lauroyl Glutamate

    Choleth-24Pro-Preferred White Intensified

    Hyroxylated LanolinLip Pencil (mini)
    LactoseDay SPF 15 Light Moisture, Pro-Preferred White Intensified

    Lanolin AlcoholSelect Cover-Up

    Milk Protein (Lactis Proteinum)Day SPF 15 Light Moisture, Pro-Preferred
    White Intensified

    Whey Protein (Lactis Protenum)Day SPF 15 light Moisture, Oil Control
    Lotion, Pro-Preferred
    White Intensified, Strobe Cream
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    Originally Posted by koolkatz
    Whey Protein (Lactis Protenum)Day SPF 15 light Moisture, Oil Control
    Lotion, Pro-Preferred
    White Intensified, Strobe Cream

    totally forgot about whey and castor oil (which is in a lot of lippies at the d/s).......thanks for posting these lists VV & koolkatz

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    Funny you bring this up. I was just bitching about it when I got my new ingredient appendix. I had forgotten about carmine - which is an age old way of producing beautiful red dyes - but it's made through crushing up beetles this website: http://webexhibits.org/pigments/indi...y/carmine.html explains it.
    pseudopterogoria elisabethae is a coral (an animal for those who don't know) and they use that as a skin conditioner and Acetyl glucosamine aka a crab's carapace/exoskeleton as a skin conditioning agent in the "lightful" moisturizers.


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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wanahla
    totally forgot about whey and castor oil (which is in a lot of lippies at the d/s).......thanks for posting these lists VV & koolkatz

    Unless things have changed significantly since I did my zoology degree, the castor bean plant from which castor oil is derived is, as its name suggests, a plant
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    It's also worth pointing out that lanolin, beeswax, milk protein and whey protein are products of living animals which can be harvested without harming the animals just as hair can be harvested to make brushes.
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    Does anyone know what this is - "7-Dehydrocholesterol" (its in the Pro-Preferred White Intensified & Strobe Cream)???

    I'm disappointed about this and the Carmine (for some reason I had it in my head they didn't use Carmine...)
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    Ooh i'm going to need time to read all these ingredients, thankyou to everyone who's posted and taken time to type out all these big words! I really appreicate it.

    I'm not vegetarian but i am Muslim which means any animal product i use has to be halal, it's hard to do this though so i generally don't want to be putting lip stuff on which has animal ingredients especially in Ramadhan.

    Which incidentally we have just found out starts tonight! Ramadhan Mubarak!

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by misswillow
    Does anyone know what this is - "7-Dehydrocholesterol" (its in the Pro-Preferred White Intensified & Strobe Cream)???

    It is a provitamin present in the skin of humans as well as the milk of mammals that becomes vitamin D3 when exposed to ultraviolet light. It can be extracted from wool as well as animal skin.
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    Ingredients

    Anyone concerned about the parabens in the products? :-/

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    This is a wonderful thread, I'm glad you asked this question sushi_flower. I'm going to render down the info in this thread, add some clarifying information as to what each of these ingredients are, and make a FAQ on this for future referance.

    Please do continued to add information to this thread as you find it.
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caffn8me
    It is a provitamin present in the skin of humans as well as the milk of mammals that becomes vitamin D3 when exposed to ultraviolet light. It can be extracted from wool as well as animal skin.

    Thanks caffn8me So it could be from milk or wool or skin... I'm not vegan but am a strict vegie, and could cope with milk/wool, but do have issues if it came from skin...
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by martygreene
    I'm going to render down the info in this thread, add some clarifying information as to what each of these ingredients are, and make a FAQ on this for future referance.

    A FAQ would be brilliant, well done!!! I've done my research but somehow I still thought MAC products were fine :S I guess the 'no animal testing' aspect has been focussed on (which is great) but the animal products aspect has slipped under the radar
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by misswillow
    Thanks caffn8me So it could be from milk or wool or skin... I'm not vegan but am a strict vegie, and could cope with milk/wool, but do have issues if it came from skin...

    The difficulty is knowing which it actually came from. You could ask M·A·C but it's possible that they don't even know. There are quite a few pharmaceutical manufacturers supplying the product and I've tried to find more information about their manufacturing processes (specifically the source) and haven't been able to. Good luck!
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PhonyBaloney500
    Anyone concerned about the parabens in the products? :-/

    Concern about parabens probably warrants a new thread as parabens aren't animal products.
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    Quote:
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    This is a wonderful thread, I'm glad you asked this question sushi_flower. I'm going to render down the info in this thread, add some clarifying information as to what each of these ingredients are, and make a FAQ on this for future referance.

    Please do continued to add information to this thread as you find it.

    Yaay my contribution to Specktra!

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SonRisa
    Funny you bring this up. I was just bitching about it when I got my new ingredient appendix. I had forgotten about carmine - which is an age old way of producing beautiful red dyes - but it's made through crushing up beetles this website: http://webexhibits.org/pigments/indi...y/carmine.html explains it.
    pseudopterogoria elisabethae is a coral (an animal for those who don't know) and they use that as a skin conditioner and Acetyl glucosamine aka a crab's carapace/exoskeleton as a skin conditioning agent in the "lightful" moisturizers.


    HMMM.

    We were talking about this at basic yesterday! This came up because of the Artist wishlist always have red e/s and our trainer told us to forget about it because of the red dye being a possible irritant ot the eye area. And of course she had to ask us if we knew where the red dye came from that was FDA approved for ingestion, and of course it was carmine!
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    Thanks. To be safe I might just avoid Strobe from now on (what a pity, I do love it so...oh well)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caffn8me
    The difficulty is knowing which it actually came from. You could ask M·A·C but it's possible that they don't even know. There are quite a few pharmaceutical manufacturers supplying the product and I've tried to find more information about their manufacturing processes (specifically the source) and haven't been able to. Good luck!

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    I'm a strict vegetarian, and I e-mailed MAC in May. At first, they said I'd have to ask product by product, I asked for a few, and they sent me this whole list.

    Quote:
    Dear Ms. Jacqueline,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in M.A.C.

    In regards to your inquiry, the Eyeshadows do not contain any animal
    ingredients. Listed below are products that contain animal derived
    ingredients.

    We trust the above addresses your concern. We hope that we have the
    opportunity to serve you in the near future.

    Sincerely,

    Virginia Swierupski
    Global Consumer Communications

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    Amplified Creme Lipstick - lanolin oil
    Cream Lipstick - beeswax
    Cheek Hue - beeswax
    Eye Kohl - beeswax
    Frost Lipstick - beeswax
    Glaze Lipstick - beeswax
    Lustre Lipstick - lanolin and beeswax
    Satin Lipstick - beeswax
    Studio Stick Concealer - beeswax

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    This is a wonderful thread

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    I heard there was a news bullitien saying there's sheep fat in studio fix powder. Can anyone find out for me?
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    Re: Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

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    I heard there was a news bullitien saying there's sheep fat in studio fix powder. Can anyone find out for me?

    Refined lanolin is often used as a bonding agent in pressed powders. Lanolin = oil = fat.

    However, I don't have an ingredient list at hand for SFP, so I can't say if that's the fat they're talking about. Sounds like the contents of another lame Myspace bulletin, though.
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    Re: Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

    Lanolin (also known as wool fat) is extracted from the wool of sheep during wool processing. It's in the same category as the wool itself. If you boycott wool because of your views then avoid products containing lanolin too. Studio fix powder doesn't contain lanolin (unless it's been reformulated very recently) and it has certainly never contained sheep fat.

    Out of interest, please could you point us in the direction of this "news bulletin"?
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    Re: Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

    Glycerine:

    As most soaps are made from animal fat, like beef tallow, glycerine is a by product of soapmaking. FAT + LYE = Soap + Glycerine.

    There is vegetable glycerine, but most glycerine on the market is a by-product of soap making. Since most soap are animal-fat by-products, most glycerine is an animal by-product also. Usualy vegetable glycerine ( made from only vegetable soap ) is more expensif.

    If your vegan you show avoid all soap contaning animal fat like sodium tallowate which is made from beef tallow, beef fat...


    The is animal products in so many things, if you a vegan it can become your worst nightmare.

    Getting off the mac subject, but for your personal knowledge:


    Gelatine

    Gelatin (also gelatine, from French gélatine) is a translucent brittle solid substance, colorless or slightly yellow, nearly tasteless and odorless, which is created by prolonged boiling of connective tissue such as skin, cartilage, and bones obtained from the animal processing industry. On a commercial scale, gelatin is made from by-products of the meat and leather industry, mainly pork skins, pork and cattle bones, or split cattle hides. Common examples of foods that contain gelatin are gelatin desserts or jelly, trifles, aspic, marshmallows and confectioneries such as Peeps, and gummy bears.

    Look on your tofu packaging, because a lot of tofu got gelatine in it.

    Collagen

    Collagen is a very popular product in anti-aging creams, collagen is an animal-by-product.
    Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% of the total protein content.

    Collagen has great tensile strength, and is the main component of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and teeth. Along with soft keratin, it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging.

    Collagen means "glue producer" (kolla is Greek for glue), derived from the early process of boiling the skin and sinews of horses and other animals to obtain glue.


    Keratin

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    Re: Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

    I have never heard of tofu with gelatin, not even silken tofu. Tofu is usually solidified with calcium sulfate, which is why most tofus have a lot of calcium.

    Here a link: http://food.oregonstate.edu/tofu/index.html,
    Another link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu

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    I didnt mean direct tofu.. tofu based stuff. A lot of product like tofu yogurt or tofu ice cream got gelatine in them. My friend whos vegan noticed that looking at packaging of ready made tofu based food. They use gelatine to thinken the consistency of the product...
    sorry my mistake

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    Re: Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

    Perhaps Studio Fix Foundation powder does contains lanolin
    or lanolin derived ingredients or steric acid (which is also animal fat
    from cows), because it breaks me out and causes skin irritations.
    This is my own personal reaction to the product of course.
    I would not mind reading the ingredient list for it.
    Also my little sister works at Origins for Macy's, she said she noticed
    from her two years of working there that once someone
    is hired at MAC they may come with great looking healthy skin
    but over the time of their employment from using MAC foundations
    their skin quality deteriorates.She said
    the girls there appear to wear large amounts of foundation
    every day. She said she was not being cruel or biased toward MAC just because she works at Origins
    but it has been an honest observation of hers. She is not a catty
    person and is rather shy, she is not attacking the brand
    or being unfairly critical. Just another persons opinion on it.

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