Why Glob Natural, Non-nano Face Paint? September 24 2014

Glob is thrilled to offer safe and natural, non-nano face paints for your little ghouls and goblins.  

Natural Face Paint

As you may be aware, most popular brands of children’s face paints use synthetic and chemical ingredients that can be harmful to your child’s skin.

Heavy metals and lead in children's face paint is something to be concerned about when costume planning this Halloween (learn more).

Glob offers a natural alternative, with face paints made from botanical extracts and organic ingredients.

Glob paints are third-party tested for heavy metals and other toxins, and exceeds CPSIA safety standards.


What's the big deal?

For comparison, look at the main ingredients in face paints from leading brands:

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): potential carcinogenic petroleum ingredient used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. PEG adjusts the melting point and thickens products. 

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: used as antifreeze, this gaseous hydrocarbon penetrates the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. Both propylene and butylene glycol are used in cosmetics as humectants to bind moisture and hold water to the skin. Both are associated with brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. 

FD&C Color Pigments: synthetic colors made from coal tar contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins into the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Studies have shown that synthetic colors are linked to hyperactivity in children and cancer.

Parabens (methylparaben and propylparaben): used to prevent the growth of microbes in cosmetic products. Can be absorbed through the skin, blood, and digestive system. Parabens are linked to skin irritation, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer.

Glob Natural Face Paint


Our Ingredients

Glob uses organic jojoba, sweet almond, and coconut oil triglycerides, combined with natural kaolinite (used in hydrating mud masks), beeswax, and natural pigments.

Our natural coloring and extracts include black carrot, red cabbage, turmeric, beetroot, grape skin, vanilla, and licorice. These botanical ingredients are rich in anti-oxidants, which promotes healthy skin.

See our full ingredient list here.

As a whitener, Glob uses non-nano zinc oxide and phenoxyethanol, a mild preservative that naturally occurs in green tea.


Why non-nano?

You may have heard of nanoparticle safety concerns in regards to children’s sunscreen.

Mineral sunscreens commonly contain nanoparticles, which are very tiny particles that may be absorbed through the skin. These particles have been linked to accelerated skin aging, cancer and environmental toxicity, mainly associated with titanium dioxide, a popular ingredient in natural sunscreens.

Glob’s face paints contain only non-nano zinc oxide as our whitener, making ours the only non-nano and titanium dioxide-free face paints on the market!