Redeeming Beauty chooses all ingredients for beneficial purposes. Sericite mica is a white absorbent powder used to create the correct color by cutting the oxide pigments, and an absorbent because blemishes secrete more oil than the surrounding skin. Finely milled silk is useful for it’s nourishing amino acids, moisture adjustment properties (anti-drying, but yet still absorbent), and ability to add a slight sheen to reflect light to better camouflage blemishes and darkness under the eyes. Oxides are the pigments. Carnauba wax creates a smooth finish over uneven blemishes.