The packaging is a recycled cardboard. Unfortunately, that's what the product feels like as well. It smells so bad, like clay, but really strong like I am ingesting it or something. Ok, I am being generous. It smells like dirt. I thought the smell would dissipate once on my face, but it took about 3 hours to do so.
Here are the ingredients:
I really should have read the ingredients before I purchased. Mica and calcium carbonate are oil absorbing minerals derived from rocks- and very drying if you do not have oily skin. I would not deliberately put corn starch on my face either. I was itching both figuratively and literally to get it off my face. It also felt so, so dry- very chalky. If you have oilier skin it may be helpful because it does mattify, but I feel there are much softer, smoother powders, even for oilier skin, that would give you a smoother appearance.
It did give me a matte finish, but so extremely dry I could not possibly recommend this product.