Crop Natural Skincare Cosmetics Review

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Crop Natural Skincare launched their skincare range in Coles late last year, and now they’re launching a cosmetics range. It’s surprisingly comprehensive, with 28 new products (including a brush).

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Natural Mineral Pressed Blush ($24 for 10 g) – One quad, Bouquet, in a black compact with a clear window

Natural Mineral Pressed Bronzer ($24 for 10 g) – One quad, Solaire, in the same packaging

Natural Mineral Pressed Highlighter ($24 for 10 g) – One quad, Aura, in the same packaging

2 in 1 Folding Mineral Kabuki Brush ($20) – Slanted synthetic fibre brush that folds together with a magnetic closure, or folds out into a flat fan shape for contouring.

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Natural Tinted Lip Balm ($16 for 2.49 g) – Comes in  Tulip (pale pink) and Berry (mauve pink), in wooden pencil form

Natural Lipstick ($18 for 3 g) – Comes in Spice (orange pink) and Plum (mauve pink), comes in black bullet packaging with Crop symbol in a matching colour

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Natural Mineral Pressed Eyeshadow ($24 for 10 g) – Two quads, Nude and Smokey, in clear-topped compact

Natural Eyeliner Pencil ($16 for 1.14 g) – Two shades (Bark and Black Onyx), wooden pencil

Natural Eyebrow Pencil ($16 for 1.14 g) – Two shades (Blonde and Brunette), wooden pencil with handy brush on the cap

crop-mascaraNatural Volumising Mascara ($18 for 10 mL) – Comes in Coal, with a tapered brush

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Natural Face Primer ($27 for 30 mL) – Liquid primer based on almond oil and titanium dioxide, in tube format

Natural Concealer Pencil ($16 for 1.41 g) – Wooden concealer pencil, comes in Light and Medium

Natural Liquid Foundation ($27 for 30 mL) – Comes in Ivory, Natural Beige and Golden Beige, in tube format

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Natural Mineral Pressed Powder ($24 for 10 g) – Comes in Porcelain, Beige and Cool Beige, in a clear-topped compact

Natural Mineral Loose Powder ($25 for 15 g) – Comes in Light, Light/Medium, Medium and Translucent, in a jar with a sifter insert

I’ve been trying all the products, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed by some of them!

  • The Primer is probably my favourite product so far, but I’ve also heard of it working horrifically for some other people. Silicone primers melt off my oily skin, but this leaves my skin grippy. If your skin also hates silicone primers, this might work for you too.
  • The Liquid Foundation in Golden Beige is a perfect match for my summer skin. It has decent coverage and applies really nicely with a damp sponge.
  • Crop’s Lipstick formula is the best natural formula I’ve tried so far. The two shades are really pretty your-lips-but-better colours.

The ones I like less:

  • The Lip Balm is the first I’ve seen that comes in wooden pencil form, which has great novelty value, but it does mean you’ll need to sharpen it a lot, and the product is a lot smaller than it looks. It does make it easy to apply neatly though.
  • The Quad format of the blush, bronzer and highlighter is pretty, but it makes it less easy to apply the same each time. On the flip side, it means that it’s easy to customise the shade you want, if you want to go for a slightly different shade. It’s personal preference really, but I prefer the one colour.
  • I’m not a huge fan of the flip-top compacts – the clear window feel flimsy, and there are no mirrors which always makes me sad.

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I do like how there’s specific “X-free” and “X% naturally derived” information for each product, but I’m still not happy with their fear-mongering marketing, which has gotten a bit more intense since the skincare launch. For example:

  • “Natural” at the front of every product, even when the product is only 80% naturally derived, and natural doesn’t mean anything about safety or quality
  • “No GMOs” even though there’s nothing wrong with GM technology. From the website: “Associated risks with using GMO’s can be immune problems, allergies,
    inflammation and damage to other internal organs.” Um, what? No more than conventional crops…
  • “No petrochemicals” even though there’s nothing wrong with cosmetic-grade petrochemicals, and I’m pretty sure the plastic packaging is pure petrochemicals
  • “No mineral oil” even though there’s nothing wrong with it, and they’ve already covered it with “no petrochemicals” so they’re clearly targeting people who haven’t done the minimum Googling required to realise mineral oil is a petrochemical. Also from the website: “Mineral oil can clog pores, over-saturate the skin and can inhibit the regeneration of skin cells” – I’d like to see what evidence they have of this, because as far as I know it doesn’t exist.
  • “No sulfates” even though makeup usually doesn’t contain sulfates

And so on. There’s a lot more questionable stuff on this page of their website. It’s a pity because the products are pretty good and the price points are reasonable.

Ingredients for each product:

Product NameProduct TypePriceSizePrice per g or mLIngredients
Natural Face PrimerPrimer$27.0030 mL$0.90Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glycerin, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Capryloyl Glycine, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.
Natural Concealer PencilConcealer$16.001.41 g$11.35Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain [+/- ]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).
Natural Liquid FoundationFoundation$27.0030 mL$0.90Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Octyldodecanol, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Kaolin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminium Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Argilla, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Silica, Capryloyl Glycine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Mica, Pectin, Tocopherol, Lauroyl Lysine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hydroxide. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Mineral Pressed PowderFoundation$24.0010 g$2.40Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Mineral Loose Powder
Foundation$25.0015 g$1.67Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Capryloyl Glycine, Chlorphenesin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Mineral Loose Powder (Translucent)Powder$25.0015 g$1.67Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Undecylenoyl Glycin, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019),Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Mineral Pressed HighlighterHighlighter$24.0010 g$2.40Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Natural Mineral Pressed Blush
Blush$24.0010 g$2.40Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Natural Mineral Pressed Bronzer
Bronzer$24.0010 g$2.40Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Natural Mineral Eyeshadow QuadEyeshadow$24.0010 g$2.40Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510),
Natural Eyeliner Pencil Eyeliner$16.001.14 g$14.04Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Canola Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain [+/-]: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Eyebrow PencilEyebrow$16.001.14 g$14.04Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Canola Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Volumising MascaraMascara$18.0010 mL$1.80Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, VP/VA Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethylhexanoin, Squalane, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil Phytosterol Esters, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Tourmaline. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural LipstickLipstick$18.003 g$6.00Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Natural Tinted Lip BalmLip Balm$16.002.49 g$6.43Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Myristyl Myristate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Lactate, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

You can buy Crop in Coles supermarkets, and on the Crop website.

This range was provided for review, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy.

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6 thoughts on “Crop Natural Skincare Cosmetics Review”

  1. I was sent a lot of the products and definitely found them hit and miss. I do really like the lipstick and primer, and also dislike the pencil packaging of the lip balm! I really dislike the blush/bronzer/highlighter though, they are just way too sheer!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    • I think they’d work well on pale girls! I have this problem with Benefit too – most of their stuff refuses to show up on my skin 🙁

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  2. The packaging kind of reminds me of H&M/F21 packaging, which basically means cheap looking, not so great.

    I agree with you about the fear mongering marketing – it can turn me off many brands. And lol @ the packaging being a petrochemical. What would modern life be without PLASTIC??

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    • I love plastic! It’s fantastic. I’d rather have biodegradable plastic because of the waste issue, but I have zero problem using petrochemical-based beauty products!

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  3. But…but.. their face primer has Sodium Hydroxide in it and that is an evil caustic chemical! It turns oil into SOAP!
    Seriously though, you can make any ingredient scary sounding. I dislike using petrochemicals because they don’t break down in the environment readily, and I have enough digestive health problems without accidental consumption of mineral oil in my lip products. If anything, using natural ingredients make it easier to say what/where a product game from, rather than chemical names which can be derived from multiple sources, and the source isn’t necessarily labeled (IE Glycerin and Squalene, which can have both plant and animal sources)

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    • The problem with natural products though, is that something like “apple fruit extract” tells you it came from an apple… but not much else. Was the apple harvested in spring or summer? Which variety of apple was it? Is it a water or a solvent extract? How was it extracted (cold, hot, steam, pressure, crushed)? Where was the apple grown? All of those will affect the proportions of the chemicals and active ingredients in it, whereas “glycerin” will always be a specific ratio of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms joined in a specific structure, no matter the source.

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