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Ethical Mica Sourcing Policy
I asked Thrive Causemetics if their mica is ethically sourced without forced or child labor and they responded stating,
“We do include Mica in some of our formulas to promote high-quality product performance and color payoff. Mica is a naturally occurring mineral that has several benefits when included in makeup and personal care products. It helps absorb natural oils on the skin and helps powder products glide on more smoothly. Using Mica in products is considered safe by the U.S Food & Drug Administration. We are committed to creating vegan, 100% cruelty-free formulas containing proven ingredients without the use of parabens or sulfates. In doing so we partner exclusively with reputable and transparent manufacturers who ensure a safe working environment and a fair wage for their employees. That includes a commitment to never using child labor at any stage of their production process. Through certifications and audits, our manufacturing partners are able to ensure that all employees are over the age of 18, are treated well and paid fairly. Our partners take our commitment to a child-free labor manufacturing process very seriously. It’s very important to us that our manufacturers are as committed to fair and sustainable practices as we are.
We are committed to working with only mica suppliers who have provided verified certification that their mica is ethically sourced without child labor. We’re working on more transparency about our efforts with ethically sourced mica and have shared your feedback with our team.”