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What is rose quartz used for?

edited March 2014 in Ask the Beauty Brains

I used to see 'rose quartz' in a lot of cosmetics. I thought it made some red colors in makeup look nicer. Recently in my 'Revlon color stay blush 'I noticed an ingredient 'rose quartz', I haven't seen this around much lately is there any reason why? Also What is rose quartz ? Is it considered a colorant , and what does it do?


  • Rose quartz is not an approved colorant, that I'm aware of. If you can send me a link to the ingredient list of the product in question I'll take a look at it. 
  • I can't find a picture with the ingredients listed but here is a link with a picture of the product:
    The listed ingredients in my product are: contains: talc, c12-15 alkyl benzoate,capryxlyl methicone, cetearyl exyhexanoate,hdi /trimethyl
  • Trimethylol, hexyllactone crosspolymer, diisotearyl malate, magnesium aluminum silicate, ppg-26-buteth-26 ethylene/ methacrylate copolymer,zeolite, mother of pearl, topaz, rose quartz,silica,calcium aluminum borosilicate,isopropyl titanium triiostearate, hydrocyethycellulose, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, tetrasodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol,sir if acid, bht, methylparaben, prolyparaben, butylparaben.
  • May contain:[+/-: mica, titanium dioxide , iron oxides, ultramarines red 28 lake, bismuth oxychloride, blue1 lake, yellow 5 lake, manganese violet, ferric ferrocyanide,chromium hydroxide greens, chromium oxide greens, carmine,bismuth oxychloride,red 7, red 7 lake, red 6, red 30 lake, yellow 6 lake (CI 15985)] 21570.
  • *Also I believe the blush is baked if that helps.
  • Thanks for the link! I was able to find the complete ingredient list online (see below.)

    You'll notice that after each ingredient which is a colorant there is a "CI" followed by a number. This is the Color Index number which must be listed for each colorant. You'll also notice that topaz and rose quartz do NOT have CI numbers which means they are not functioning as colorants in this product. 

    My guess is that the manufacturer is just adding these ingredients to make the product appear to be more of legitimate in terms of its mineral content. Crushed minerals like these are used at very low levels and have no functionality.  

    Talc, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Zeolite, Mother of Pearl, Topaz, Rose Quartz, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Brosilicate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Bht, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. may Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 28 Lake, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).
  • Can 'rose quartz 'function as an illuminators at least ? (Because the lists also includes ' mother of pearl's and 'topaz'. )Why don't we see ' rose quartz ' in cosmetics more often espescially ' mineral mskeup'? Are there few manufacturers selling it?
  • Can it be an "illuminator?" Very unlikely. Besides, there are cheaper, more efficient ingredients that do a better job of this. 

    Why don't we see rose quartz in more cosmetics? Because it doesn't do anything!
  • Thanks :)
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