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Ingredients of MAC products? Concerning animal derived ingredients

FemmeNoir

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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
 

User20

New member
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.
 

user2

New member
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
 

koolkatz

New member
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
 

User20

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Quote:
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
 

SonRisa

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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.


HMMM.
 

caffn8me

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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
 

caffn8me

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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.
 

misswillow

New member
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...)
 

Sushi_Flower

New member
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!
 

caffn8me

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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.
 

martygreene

New member
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.
 

misswillow

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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...
 

misswillow

New member
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
 

caffn8me

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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!
 

caffn8me

New member
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.
 

Sushi_Flower

New member
Quote:
Originally Posted by martygreene
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!
 

bellezzadolce

New member
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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