Learn about your mascara

Is there anything more magical than the perfect mascara? I still think about my Dior Show back in college. I loved that stuff. I never thought about it then, but I do think about it now. 

What's actually inside that tube of mascara?
And are those ingredients harmful to my eyes?
What about my eyelids?

Top commercial mascara brands are known to contain inexpensive, yet unhealthy ingredients. Some ingredients help the mascara "stick" to your eyelashes, thus accentuating the appearance of length. Many mascaras are heavily stocked with harsh preservatives to kill bacteria. Many of these unhealthy ingredients are considered toxic to the sensitive skin of the eyelids. Even the eyes themselves. 

Ever apply your mascara and your eyes becomes red and itchy? It's probably the ingredients. A great tool that I recommend my patients to use is this: EWG’s Skin Deep

Here’s a list of top harmful mascara ingredients you need to avoid like an ex-boyfriend:

  1. Formaldehyde and Parabens 
  2. Aluminum Powder and Coal Tar Dyes 
  3. Propylene Glycol
  4. Fragrances

What you need in your life is a water based mascara with natural plant waxes and oils. Here are some of my recommendations:

  1. Lily Lolo Black Mascara

  2. Ilia Beauty Mascara

  3. 100% Pure Maracuja Mascara

  4. Juice Beauty Mascara

And lastly. Never. Ever. Sleep in your mascara. Use my 2-step system and let me help you do the dirty work, xo.

 

 

Love + Healthy Eyes,