One of the many reasons we love Āether Beauty is because they create their products with not only our health in mind, but our beautiful planet as well!  All of Āether Beauty’s beautiful eye shadow palettes are made with nontoxic ingredients that are also nourishing to our delicate eye lids.  Infused with healing crystals such as Rose Quartz (in the Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eye Palette) and Diamond, Amber, Sapphire, Topaz, Amethyst, and Tourmaline (in the Crystal Grid Gemstone Eye Palette), these stunning palettes help illuminate the skin with their light reflecting properties.  Since Āether Beauty is a vegan brand, they sought out to find vegan alternatives to create their saturated shades from, whereas you will typically find eye shadow colors formulated with carmine, (a vibrant red pigment obtained from crushing up beetles that’s widely used to add bright red coloring to eye makeup, lipsticks, and nail polish), they opted to use a variety of different crystal and gemstones powders to develop their shades.

Rose Quartz Crystal Eye Shadow Palette by Aether Beauty at Urban Pearl Collective

Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eye Shadow Palette
*Photo provided by Āether Beauty

Crystal Grid Gemstone Eye Shadow Palette by Aether Beauty at UrbanPearlCollective.com 1 by Aether Beauty at Urban Pearl Collective

Crystal Grid Gemstone Eye Shadow Palette
*Photo provided by Āether Beauty

Some of the other ingredients they use that are functional and also nourishing for us are:

  • Organic & fair trade Coconut Oil and organic & fair trade Shea Butter, which help to:
    • Keep the skin soft and smooth for seamless application (Coconut Oil & Shea Butter are used as an alternative for Glycerin)
    • Keep the skin moisturized (Coconut Oil & Shea Butter are used as an alternative for Squalene)
    • Preserve the product’s life with it’s antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties (Coconut Oil & Shea Butter are used as an alternative for Caprylic acid)
    • Blend and hold together ingredients (Coconut Oil & Shea Butter are used as an alternative for Stearic Acid)
  • Ethylhexyl Stearate
    • This is used as a skin conditioner and stabilizer (Ethylhexyl Stearate is used as an alternative for Tallow)
  • Crystal Infusions, Bronze Powder, and Synthetic Mica
    • This gives the shadows a shimmery, light reflective finish. (Crystal Infusions, Bronze Powder, and Synthetic Mica are used as an alternative for Guanine)
      • *Note- They choose to use synthetic mica because of the rampant child-labor trade in mica mining.
Crystal Grid Gemstone Eye Palette by Aether Beauty at UrbanPearlCollective.com

Crystal Grid Gemstone Eye Shadow Palette
*Photo provided by Āether Beauty

Now, you know the incredible beauty + skin benefits that these nontoxic eye shadow palettes can bring (that’s what we call beauty without compromise!), but did you know they are also safe for our beloved planet too?

The cosmetics industry alone, contributes to a huge amount of waste from packaging.  In efforts to improve this huge problem, these palettes were created with our planet in mind. While most cosmetic compacts and palettes are made of a combination of ABS/PE/PP plastics, metals, and unrecyclable hard plastics, Āether Beauty opted to develop their palettes with 100% recyclable, FSC-Certified paper (along with the box the palette comes in).  They explain that FSC-certified means: the paper is sourced from wood suppliers who “prevent pollution, protect habitat, plant more trees than are harvested, and avoid displacing native peoples, and harming wildlife.”

The individual palette pans are made of recyclable aluminum. The advantage of aluminum is that it can be recycled and repurposed over and over, indefinitely. Plastics on the other hand, when recyclable, can only be reused 2-3 times as the quality degrades with every reuse.

The water-based soy ink formulas used on the packaging was specifically chosen to be recyclable and eco-friendly.

Now we can feel beautiful, healthy AND responsible!