A natural, gluten-free mascara for lashes short and long
I was not blessed with long, luxurious lashes. So even before I began my quest for toxin-free products, I had been on the hunt for a mascara that actually did what it promised: super-sized my lashes! I tried them all, but at best they made little difference, or at worst, made my short lashes look like tragic clumps.
Finally! My high-minded quest for a toxin-free mascara lead me to a product that not only relieves my eyes of enduring chemical stress, but actually plumps, lengthens and puts a little life into my lashes. See the incredible results below. (Make note that I did curl my lashes, but this same process with other mascaras does not yield these results.)
To make things even sweeter, 1oo% Maraca Black Tea Mascara stays on without smudging or raining particles below my eyes. When I’m ready to remove my make-up, it comes off so easily that just water and the very tiniest bit of soap clears it away, again without irritating my eyes.
Why not just use Cover Girl?
Because mainstream brands are chockfull of toxins that would make you cry if you knew how damaging they are to your health. In fact, they do make you cry when toxic particles migrate onto and irritate your precious eyes. Did you know that some mascara contains mercury? Yup. It’s criminal the ingredients that the make-up industry gets away with using in their products.
Compare for yourself below. Or if you’re giddy with excitement, get your berry amazing mascara now.
Ingredient Comparison: 1oo% Pure -v- Cover Girl
1oo% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara Ingredients
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Coconut Stearic Acid, Pantothenic Acid (Pro-vitamin B5), Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed) Powder Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Passiflora Alata (Maracuja) Seed Oil, Extracts of Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice) Leaf*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Powder, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder, Coffea Arabica (Coffee Beans) Seed, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal), Passiflora Alata (Maracuja) Seed, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, May Contain Iron Oxides * Certified Organic
Cover Girl LashBlast
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Trisodium EDTA, Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides, May Contain:Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines
You probably don’t need one for the ingredients in 100% Pure, as for Cover Girl, just about every ingredient is synthetic and toxic.
It would require pages to go over the details of each chemical. In short, all the propyls, polys and parabens are known cancer causing agents that cause organ system toxicity, ecotoxicology, developmental/ reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, allergies/immunotoxicity and bioaccumulation (they don’t leave your body).
Two ingredients worth noting are Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Triethanolamine. SLS not only disrupts your hormones and has been linked to heart-beat irregularity, but is also a known carcinogen. While Triethanolamine is a documented immune system toxicant, classified as expected to be toxic and harmful upon contact.
It is completely legal for Cover Girl to sell you these ingredients
And encourage you to apply them to one of the most sensitive parts of your body, and one of few gateways directly into your anatomy: eyes, nose and mouth. Imagine this: all those chemicals enter your body through your porous eyes, directly into your blood stream, setting off your immune system and circulating through your brain in seconds, followed by all your other organs to follow. Not a pretty picture.
I chose this Cover Girl mascara completely at random. Expect equally toxic and worse ingredients in any mainstream mascara – even some of the companies masquerading as ‘natural’. Beware! Read labels!
The great thing is you need look no further!!!
(Yes, 3 x !) Just head to Amazon and get yourself some fabulously delicious mascara from 100% Pure.