Sunday, November 29, 2009

Why buy organic eye make up?

Ingredient information for non organic eye cosmetics:

Eye make up products  including mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadows and eye lash dyes contains the ingredient triethenolamine which can cause skin irritation and is a frequent sensitizing agent. Eye make up also contains hydroxybenzoic acids and propylene glycol, which are both irritants and can cause more severe allergic reactions. Eyelash dyes sometimes include phenylenediamine which is highly toxic and can cause even more severe conditions such as eczema, skin rash, bronchial asthma and gastritis, and it is also a known carcinogen.

For more info on toxic ingredients and a glossary click here.

Use a certified organic mascara instead of the mainstream brands, a natural cosmetic product for beautiful lashes. It's perfect for sensitive, dry eyes and contact lens wearers as it does not contain any synthetic chemicals sensitizing and causing allergies. 

My favorite is the miessence certified organic black mascara. It is made with nourishing jojoba oil, shea and beeswax, and the color is derived from natural mineral pigments.


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