Organic Mascara

on May 14, 2007 @ 09:46 pm

Lately I have been finding that my eyes are getting easily irritated from seasonal allergies. I am thinking of trying organic eye products. Because mascara (well eye liner too) is probably the closest product that gets to your eyes, what do you all think about organic mascara? For those of you who use it, does it do the job as well as regular mascara??

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I like natural mascara on May 16, 2007 @ 02:36 pm

You know I was going to chime in....

I use Suncoat natural mascara every day and love it. Its only ingredients are water, kaolin clay, polysaccharide (sugar-based bio polymer), iron oxides (mineral pigments, there are NO dyes in this product), carnauba wax, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, citric acid, and grapefruit seed extract. I've seen some other "natural" mascaras that are full of all kinds of gunk. I think Suncoat is one of the best in terms of natural. And it qualifies for being vegan.

Organic usually refers to whether the ingredient is organically grown, but water, clays, pigments, are not grown so therefore cannot be organic. Though they come from nature, so from a chemist's POV that is organic! LOL. Not sure if you meant natural when you said organic.

Natural mascaras are supposedly better around the eye because of less irritation, but I don't generally get irritated eyes so I can't comment about whether your eyes will improve. I will say that I am pleased with the Suncoat mascara. I rarely get any smudging. It can flake off if you rub your eyes, though. It is natural looking, but provides some lengthening.

Forgot my chemistry! on May 18, 2007 @ 01:23 am

Wait, that's right... it would be inorganic mascara because the sources come from none living things from the earth. Silly me! Inorganic Natural Mascara... !

I really want to try it, but the thing is my eyelashes are not very long and I'm wondering if it would do enough for me. I guess at least it will not irritate them as much. Does it need to be thrown out as often as regular mascara (every 3 months?)

Hmmm... on May 19, 2007 @ 10:26 am

I'm almost out of my mascara now, I'm sure it has been more 3 months, but I never noticed a change in scent or anything, so never felt the need to throw it out...It can't hurt to replace it every 3 months for safety's sake, but I did not have any problems. Just don't be spitting inside the bottle or putting your fingers in it. LOL

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