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Best Chemical Free Mascaras

Monday, January 25th 2010. | Cosmetics, Fashion
There’s nothing like mascara to make a girl feel beautiful.  Unfortunately, most people don’t know that many mascaras
contain very dangerous chemicals.  If you go to the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database and search for Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, my old favorite with the pink and green tube.  You’ll find it contains quaternium-15, which is linked to allergies, irritation and formaldehyde contamination, and triethanolamine, linked to immunotoxicity, organ system toxicity and nitrosamine contamination.

I don’t know about you but I’m not comfortable with putting something that toxic near my eyes!  Athough these toxic mascaras have nice packaging and may perform well, your better off safe then sorry by switching to a brand that is low on the toxic chemicals and contains all natural ingredients.  Here’s The Natural Beauty & Health Blog’s top picks for natural mascara.  If you found one that works well that’s not listed, please leave us a comment.

Top Pick! Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara
Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara is formulated with conditioning algae extracts, instead of water, and cellulose fibers for thickness.  This mascara doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, doesn’t clump or smudge and thickens lashes as it conditions them.  It also provides you with the highest quality brush for even application and separation of lashes.  Remember ladies, too much mascara can be aging!

2nd Pick! Lavera Volume Mascara
Lavera Volume Mascara adds lasting volume & length to lashes for beautiful, bright eyes! Nourishing extracts of Organic Jojoba & Wild Rose Oils deeply hydrate allowing flake-free volume throughout the whole day. This pure, paraben-free and heavy-metal-free formula rinses off with a mild cleanser and is ideal even for very sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

3rd Pick! Honeybee Gardens Mascara
Honeybee Gardens Mascara Truly Natural is a truly natural mascara!  The silky, lash-defining mascara is totally weightless yet provides all day color. The smooth light-as-a-feather base boasts zero clumping due to the absence of clay in the superior lash-conditioning formula.  So you can happily bat your eyes and flutter your lashes without flaking and smudging. Perhaps best of all is that this botanically-enriched mascara is paraben free. Water-resistant and work-out proof!  Who could ask for more?!

4th Pick! Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara
Organic Wear Mascara is 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, genetically modified organisms, synthetic colors, fragrances and dyes.  It’s cruelty free, ophthalmologist approved and won’t clump, smudge or flake.  It’s also the first Ever Ecocert® certified organic line of makeup in the US.

These mascaras don’t cost any more than department store brands and they’re not dangerous.  So isn’t it time to make the switch?!  The reason I love chemical free mascaras is because they condition your lashes and never burn your eyes if the mascara happens to get in your eyes while applying.  They are also perfect for contact lens wearers :)

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