[dropcap]I’m[dropcap] not sure about you but I wasn’t always into mascara. I know shocker for a self-proclaimed glam girl! Don’t worry nowadays I don’t leave home without it! 🙂 A friend of mine asked me why I didn’t wear it years ago. No reason really. So I started wearing mascara, you know the pink tube kind. Also, I think I would get it at CVS for like $6.00. So cheap right? Yup and so toxic!
Bad Ingredients in Mascara
Since you may not have thought about mascara as being toxic, here are some ingredients in a popular pharmacy mascara:
- Imidazolidinyl Urea (Formaldehyde Releasing Agent),
- Formaldehyde (carcinogen),
- Methylparaben/Propylparaben (Parabens that have been known to be endocrine disruptors), etc.
So by now you are probably assuming you have to head to your local mall and find good mascara. Right? Wrong!
I looked up some ingredients in those higher end mascaras that you find at the mall department store beauty counters and they still had the same ingredients. Toxic!
$35 to put chemicals on my eyes? No thanks! So now you may be thinking, “do i have to spend a lot of money for a good non toxic organic mascara?” The answer is no. I have tried some great clean beauty mascaras and I didn’t break the bank. So without delay, here are 4 of my favorites!
Non Toxic Organic Mascaras
1. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra-Lengthening Mascara ($26)
My first non toxic mascara that I ever tried on this journey of green glam! I love this mascara! Not only are the ingredients legit but the performance is amazing!
This mascara lengthens and separate lashes without clumping, smudging or flaking. For real! Natural pigment from black tea, berries and cocoa is used. Delicious at $26!
2. Lily Lolo Natural Vegan Mascara ($20)
The UK based company is knocking it out of the park with this amazing mascara that is made with organic and natural ingredients.
Free of all the harsh chemicals, parabens, dyes, fragrance, preservatives and any other questionable ingredients. Also, it gives your lashes volume and the color lasts all day! At $20 it won’t bust the budget. GREENGLAMGIRL saves you at www.choosychick.com.
3. Lily Lolo Big Lash Mascara ($22)
Big Lash is the newest of Lily Lolo. The brush is an hourglass shape giving you the fullest, longest and biggest lashes.
It’s vegan friendly and better than faux lashes. I’ve been using this girl all week and I am obsessed! $22 a small price for big lashes!
4. W3ll People Expressionist Mascara ($22)
I was really impressed with this mascara. The brush is their new high tech design, with injection molded rubber and a unique cascade shape, that separates the thinnest, shortest, hard to reach lashes scooping up and lengthening each one.
As with the other mascaras this is no different, no harsh chemicals that can irritate the eye area. 100% cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben-free, coal tar-free and aluminum-free. Not only can you find here online but you can find at select Target stores at $22. How cool is that?!
Also, check out other clean beauty products I love here.