When posing the question “What’s one cosmetic you can’t live without?” we have heard mascara as the answer more than once!
This makes sense, because mascara is that one product that instantly wakes you up by making your eyes pop so you feel confident and ready to face the day.
Even if you’re going for a super natural look, mascara helps to pull your look together and it can even double as eyeliner so what’s not to love?
Unfortunately, if you’re applying a conventional brand mascara to your lashes each and every day, you may be doing more harm than good, no matter how full and fluttery your lashes may look.
Keep reading to learn a little more of the dangers involved with conventional mascaras and let us help you choose a natural mascara instead!
What is the problem with conventional mascaras?
By now you may be aware of the chemicals lurking in your conventional skin care products, but makeup is no better… unless you are purchasing organic and non-toxic brands.
In fact, mascara is one cosmetic product you definitely want to purchase natural to avoid putting you at risk for an eye infection or even a loss of lashes!
Yes, you heard correctly!
Harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients in your mascara formula have been shown to aggravate the eyes, deteriorate vision, and even cause estrogen disruptions. If you use your mascara past the three month point or share it with friends, you may even put yourself at risk for a bacterial infection.
Keep in mind, this goes for any mascara, non-toxic or toxic.
One thing you won’t have to worry about when it comes to a natural mascara though, are your lashes falling out; sounds horrifying, we know!
Certain ingredients like propylene glycol can cause inflammation and allergic reactions, even painful blisters that can cause you to lose lashes as well as cause your eyelids to swell, not a good look!
What is the best natural alternative?
Luckily, there are some excellent brands nowadays, like Pure Anada, that offer a toxin free version of your conventional favourite.
You’ll feel good to know that all their mascaras are paraben-free, gluten-free, and mercury-free so you don’t have to worry about your eyes when glamming them up.