Redeeming Beauty chooses all ingredients for beneficial purposes. Kaolin clay is a strong absorbent, because blemishes secrete more oil than the surrounding skin. Sericite mica is a white absorbent powder used to create the correct color by cutting the oxide pigments. Oryza sativa is finely ground rice powder full of healing properties, such as lessening redness and inflammation. 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. Oxides are the pigments.