Ingredient Blacklist

What you won't find in Milk Makeup products:



Life is full of unknowns. Where are my keys? How did I stain my shirt already? Can I live off of dry shampoo alone? While we can’t necessarily give you answers to those questions, what we can do is be upfront with you about what we put into, and leave out of, our products. Milk Makeup is all about good ingredients and epic payoff. That’s why we want to be transparent with you. The below list will tell you about the ingredients that we promise never to use, the manufacturing and testing guidelines we adhere to, and the allergens and irritants that don’t make the cut. We hope you find this a helpful resource, and, more importantly, we hope you get that stain out before your meeting. If you have any questions, we’re here:



Animal Products & Byproducts


  • No animal testing / cruelty-free
  • No animal-derived ingredients including fats, oils, musks



  • All FDA-approved

Allergens & Irritants


  • No talc
  • No mineral oil
  • No resorcinol ingredients
  • No urea
  • No hydroquinones
  • No synthetic fragrances



Manufacturing Transparency


  • Produced following cosmetic GMP requirements



Health Concerns


  • California Prop 65 Compliant
  • Preservatives: No parabens; no formaldehyde; no formaldehyde donating preservatives including DMDM hydantoin & diazolidinyl urea; no triclosan or triclocarban; no chelating agents specifically tetrasodium EDTA, calcium disodium EDTA; no benzalkonium chloride or benzethonium chloride
  • We only use EU-compliant nano-particles
  • No sulfonated or sulfate-based detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, or ammonium laureth sulfate
  • No phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP) or bisphenols (BPA)
  • No ethanolamines including Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), monoethanolamine (MEA)
  • No mercury or mercury containing ingredients (including Thimerosal)
  • No coal tar or derivatives, specific to: phenylenediamine, benzene, toluene, xylenes, cumenes, coumarone, indene, benzofuran, naphthalene and methyl-naphthalenes, acenaphthene, fluorene, phenol, cresols, pyridine, picolines, phenanthracene, carbazole, quinolines, fluoranthene
  • No solvents: specifically toluene, hexane, benzene, methylcellosolve, butoxyethanol