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Vapour's Story

Experience your best skin with Vapour Organic Beauty. Our signature Lit From Within Glow will give you a look and feel of healthy radiance. Our high-performance formulas blend exceptionally pure organic ingredients with Fine Art Infused Color. Award-winning and cult-worthy, Vapour has a global following among beauty insiders.

Art and alchemy collide in the enchanted mountains of Taos, New Mexico, where Founders Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley create Vapour. A muse for infinite creativity, Taos has a light and an energy all its own that is reflected in Vapour’s unique formulas.

Krysia’s knowledge of healing botanicals and alchemical blending create products greater than the sum of their parts. Vapour’s Herbal Enlightenment Complex is the pinnacle of this intention. Containing plant essences with cultural and spiritual meaning as well as supreme skin nourishing benefits, the Complex infuses Vapour’s core products. To Kristine color is a language and has a life force. Her masterful blending of natural mineral pigments creates Vapour’s palette of modern, classic Fine Art Infused Color. From foundation to lipstick, our shades play beautifully across all skin tones, from the lightest light to the darkest dark.

Vapour truly blurs the line between skincare and makeup, suspending gorgeous color blends in concentrated, moisturizing bases bursting with antioxidant activity.

Vapour’s bold approach to crafting high-performance cosmetics includes only the purest, active ingredients from the earth—and nothing else. With the highest purity standards and an unwavering commitment to both sustainability and luxury, Vapour has reinvented organic beauty.

Overview

Vapour was founded with the principles of performance and purity as our first priorities. We are committed to creating healthy products and maintaining environmental accountability. From design concept through manufacturing and product life cycle we are conscious every step of the way about the choices we make. Creating and maintaining a sustainable brand is a constantly evolving process and we are committed to making the best choices as the options change and more opportunities emerge. Wellbeing is central to our brand.

Our Company

Vapour strives to set an example of a new business paradigm: sustainable and honest with purpose and heart while excelling at creating excellent products and receiving global attention. Vapour provides a living wage, flexible hours, health insurance subsidies and a creative light–filled, nurturing environment for our employees. Vapour is a top employer in our rural community.

Award Winning Performance

Naturally long wearing and skin compatible, Vapour has a growing fan base of celebrities, makeup artists, mothers, survivors and women of every age and ethnicity. Vapour has been honored with 2 ALLURE Best of Beauty Awards; 2010 Aura Multi Use Blush & 2013 Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, and 28 (and counting) additional awards for product excellence. But most important are the results of an independent study that revealed that 95% of the women who tried Vapour would recommend Vapour to a friend.

Unparalleled Purity

Did you know that up to 80% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body? That’s why Vapour contains only natural, healthy, minimally processed ingredients: a minimum of 70% organic ingredients with the remaining 30% comprised of mineral pigments and essential oils.

Chemicals are not necessary to make beautiful performance cosmetics; they make cosmetics cheap and easy for manufacturers. Vapour has equal or better performance than its chemical, often toxic, conventional counterparts. Vapour offers pure performance without compromise.

Sustainable & Ethical

Vapour has earned ‘Champion’ Safety status from the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Vapours is a member of the Leaping Bunny Program, an internationally recognized organization that promotes a standardized “Cruelty Free” policy. Our products and raw ingredients are never tested on animals.

Three products in the Vapour line have earned the USDA certified organic seal: Clarity Organic Make Up Remover, Replenish Organic Nail and Cuticle Oil, and Lux Organic Lip Conditioner. All other Vapour products contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients and 30% minerals and pure essential oils but are not certified due to their mineral pigment content.

All Vapour products are made in the USA.

Vapour uses passive solar and wind power in our manufacturing facility, warehouse and offices.

Vapour uses an anhydrous filling system which reduces landfill waste.

Vapour contains no carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or toxic chemicals to pollute the Earth.

Vapour uses No irradiation, No nano particles, No petroleum, and No chemicals in our facial skin care and color cosmetics.

Vapour packaging is made from recycled content and is recyclable. Sticks are made from recycled aluminum and are recyclable. Unit boxes are made in the USA at a wind powered plant from managed forest and post-consumer paper waste and printed with vegetable ink.

Vapour is designed to be applied directly from the stick reducing the need for other tools and further reducing waste; no brushes, sponges or application tools necessary.

Vapour cosmetics are super concentrated, using no fillers, so they last much longer than products that are primarily water based.

We reuse or recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and packing materials that enter our facility.

Since all Vapour formulas are waterless, we aren't stressing the valuable fresh water aquifer either.

From raw material sourcing to sustainable packaging and energy choices, we maximize quality control and health while minimizing our environmental footprint every step of the way.

Why is Vapour different?

Vapour suspends mineral pigment in concentrated moisturizing botanical bases. Vapour consciously avoids powder products. Dry minerals can settle into and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, and the powders can be dangerous to inhale. Vapour’s rich formulas blend seamlessly with the skin, smoothingthe complexion and giving a Lit From Within Glow to the face.

Vapour unique formulas are designed, manufactured and distributed all under our own roof. No other natural color brand can make this statement. Sourcing our own ingredients, doing our own research, development and manufacturing ensures Vapour’s unparalled integrity, quality and performance.

What is Vapour made of?

Vapour is 100% natural. Everything Vapour makes contains a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. The remaining 30% consists of mineral pigments and essential oils. That’s all.

Why Waterless?

Microorganisms grow in water. By designing formulas without water, Vapour eliminates the need for harsh preservatives, which can be detrimental to your health. Vapour has the same two-year shelf life as its conventional counterparts.

Counter-intuitively, water in facial products can have a dehydrating effect, yet typical liquid foundations or face creams contain 70–80% water. Using light, dry plant oils and beeswax Vapour works in harmony with skin’s natural protective oils. Our formulas moisturize and nourish skin very effectively.

Waterless formulas mean a more concentrated product and greater value for you. Vapour is committed to environmental sustainability and designing without water is a good choice for our high-desert home of Taos, NM.

Will Vapour Cause Breakouts?

No. Vapour is non-occlusive and non-comedogenic. Vapour uses organic plant oils that do not clog pores or cause breakouts. These light, dry plant oils work in harmony with the skin, allowing it to breathe, and over time can balance oily skin by breaking the pattern of over-active sebum production.

There is a lot of confusion about “oil” in skincare. Synthetic oils—such as mineral oil, baby oil and petrolatum—seal the skin with a non-breathable barrier and clog pores. Synthetic oils suffocate skin causing a harmful buildup of CO2 in the tissues that can irritate and prematurely age skin. This can cause pimples and gives “oil” a bad name.

Why Organic Beeswax? We have made a conscious choice to formulate exclusively with organic beeswax. Supporting organic bee products is a responsible choice for both bees and the environment. Pesticides used in conventional farming have a devastating impact on bee colonies around the world and are linked to colony collapse disorder. Organic beeswax is a valuable commodity, and its ethical harvest helps ensure that bee populations will continue to have safe habitats and prosper.

Does Vapour Contain Antioxidants?

Vapour is rich in synergistic antioxidant blends, like the Herbal Enlightenment and Deep Moisture Complexes. Research indicates that antioxidants are most potent in a blend for protection of the skin and prevention of aging. A lot of skin damage results from the destructive activity of free radicals, which proliferate due to environmental stress, sun exposure and living in today’s world. Antioxidants round up and remove free radicals.

Does Vapour Contain Nanoparticles?

No, your health and wellbeing are crucial to Vapour. Vapour does not use any ingredients that could be potentially harmful, and though some claim that nanoparticles are safe, Vapour feels differently. We are concerned with cosmetics ingredients crossing the blood–brain and placental barriers, which has been recorded with nano titanium dioxide. All minerals and pigments we use are cosmetic-grade particle size—much larger than nanoparticles—and cannot pass through your skin.

Is Vapour Cruelty Free?

Vapour Organic Beauty does not test on animals. Nor are any of the raw ingredients in Vapour tested on animals. Vapour is a member of the Leaping Bunny Program, an internationally recognized “Cruelty Free” standard.

Is Vapour Fragrance Free?

Vapour does not use any artificial fragrance, perfume or synthetics. Such chemical fragrances often contain phalates or endocrine disruptors. Vapour’s scents are understated and elegant, and created exclusively from pure essential oils and fruit extracts. Mesmerize Eye Color and Eyeliners contain no essential oils.

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