This covers a huge amount of products. Its amazing what we use to enhance our eyes.
From Eye foundations Base Makeup, Eyebrow enhancement, Eye shadows, Eyeliners, Mascaras and False Eyelashes.
What is in eye shadows, mascara and eye-liners?
CHEMICALS IN EYE MAKE- UP
This is a very interesting article on FOX NEWS which was written in 2016 but seems to be still relevant in the chemicals allowed in eye make-up .
EYE FOUNDATION BASE MAKEUP
The chemicals are very similar to normal foundations.
For examples, Lead, phthalates, petroleum-based compounds, BHT and BHA. and fragrance.
This website has a very clear list of what is found, not only in Eye makeup, but also in body products, Sun creams and shaving products.
Each list allows you to click on a chemical, to learn more about its use, and any dangers involved in using it.
Has a load of different recipes for making your own eye shadows, with different advice for Matt or Shimmery eye shadow.
They also explain what each ingredient does, to help the eye shadow last longer.
EYE SHADOWS – there are a number of different ones available – the company says on link that-
- lavera stands for 100% certified natural cosmetics – with high-quality organic plant ingredients from our own production.
- Vegan, Organic, NATRUE – 100% silicone free, paraffin free, mineral oil free – lavera cosmetics developed, manufactured and produced in Germany
The link does give the ingredients list. Certain chemicals that I was unsure of are below.
This company are based in France , and are reasonably priced, though we have not used them as yet. One of local Organic shops sell their products.
I have looked into some of their products.
There is perfume in some of the foundations ( I don’t know what is in that)
They also can use CARMINE for the reds in lipstick, which not great if you are vegetarian .
Best advice is to take a look at each product that you are interested in.
They make a PALETTE of 6 EYE SHADOWS info from link , the list of ingredients is also listed.
A COUPLE OF USA COMPANIES FOR GREEN COSMETICS
If you are in the States, I have seen some really good reviews ,for a couple of companies that I hadn’t heard of in France.
The ethics on these two are great .
The cost of their products is on par with some of the more expensive cosmetics companies, but without the chemicals.
The two links on their names link to the about us pages , so that you can look into the their ethics.
There is a link to the products of BEAUTY COUNTER here on Amazon.com.
If you are interested in FITGLOW I would suggest you go directly to their site on the link above.
THE NATURAL BEAUTY BLOG has got a list of the best 10 natural and organic eye shadows of 2019
MASCARA AND EYEBROWS AND ALL THE THINGS THAT ENHANCE
As I was starting to look into what mascara contains, I came across EYELASH ENHANCERS.
At first it looked quite good, hey! who doesn’t want long thick lashes?
Women have spent a fortune on trying to get that look.
My mum used to use false eyelashes when we were young.
I can still remember her peeling off the glue!
They are still very popular now.
Back to the EYELASH ENHANCERS which seem like a serum.
After chasing down one brand, that looked OK on a sales website.
I came across another site, which had some warnings about some serious side effects, giving five different product evaluations.
CONSUMER HEALTH DIGEST is the link to look into these products more deeply if you are considering using them.
Well the amount of chemicals, they manage to fit into that little bottle of mascara is unbelievable!
Everything from Parabens, Synthetic dyes, Aluminum Powder, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde and the list continues!
There is a link here to a more comprehensive list by CLEAN BOX BEAUTY
I really seem to be struggling on this one.
Some of these brands say they are Vegan and Paraben free, then you look deeper
( and some of them really make it hard to find the list of ingredients)
I think this is going to be an ongoing search.
I don’t know about you but MASCARA is one of the things I use every day.
They also produce many more organic products for the hair too.
Some info from the link to the background of this company.
Odylique’s founder and product formulator Margaret began making skin care from natural ingredients over 30 years ago. ‘Conventional’ cosmetics didn’t suit her allergy-prone skin and she was desperate to find a remedy for her family’s skin problems.
Ingredients on the link.
It does also contain SHELLAC which comes from a bug , explanation on the link to WIKIPEDIA
This video by ELA GALE gives a homemade recipe for Mascara
HOMEMADE MASCARA RECIPE BY THANK YOUR BODY .COM
This seems a simple enough recipe too.
ORGANIC BLACK CASTOR OIL , cold pressed and sold by ETRONG for Eyebrows , Eyelashes and Skin, Hair Growth and Face. 100% OIL. ( all info from link)
This comes with applicators for eyebrows and eyelashes.
- GROW LUSH LONG EYELASHES AND BOLD EYEBROWS – The eyelash and eyebrow kits allow simple application to eye lashes and brow lines to promote eyelash and eyebrow growth.
This was really digging deep, for an eyebrow pencil without a ton of the nasty stuff, so far I have found these by
100% silicone free, paraffin free, mineral oil free – Lavera cosmetics developed, manufactured and produced in Germany.
This info is from the link, where you can also see a list of the ingredients.
EYEBROW STYING GEL BY LAVERA – this also made to the same standard as the above, again list of ingredients on link.
There is a DIY method for tinting your eyebrows on HEALTH EXTREMIST ,
Lori uses coffee, and mentions the results can last one to two weeks.
It is a really clear article to understand on the link. Lori has many other ideas too.
This article by SELF.COM gives clear reasons why using a chemical dye is not such a great idea.
Are also offering a Henna colourant for eyebrows in varies colours.
I didn’t know you could use Henna, this was a new product to me.
It comes in a pen format and is semi permanent.
I haven’t dug into all the ingredients as yet on this company.
They say all are natural and they do list the ingredients.
They are also offering a lip colour, which is longer lasting and can be removed with make-up remover. Many colours available not just black!
Not tried, but the link to their website has more information.
Our daughter has really gotten into this.
Its almost a throw back to the time of the glamorous film stars, such Bardot and Audrey Hepburn.
INFO ON WHAT CHEMICALS TO AVOID IN EYE MAKEUP
This is a link to FOX NEWS WEBSITE who give the 10 toxic chemicals to avoid in eye makeup.
EWG there is a list of eyeliners with the safety score here for you to have look.
ELA GALE on the video above, does give ideas for making your own.
This is a French company making Organic Makeup called AVRIL BEAUTE
Ingredients : on link
It was good to see a list of ingredients, there are so many companies not showing what is in their products.
This has a lot more ingredients – including sodium hydroxide
I think it is better that you look deeper into the ingredients as they are too long to post here.
You can find them on this link. Most are readable ingredients.
I love the look of this Australian owned company , the list of chemicals not allowed in their make up is huge!
I have put a link on the name for you to see the wide range of natural products in their cosmetics.
This link here is the Inika range in Amazon too.
(info from Link) which also gives a full description of the ingredients, Hooray!
- Made out of plant oils and extracts from organic cultivation
- Meets strict criteria for controlled natural cosmetics
- Free from paraffin oils or any other raw materials from petroleum chemistry
- Free from synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives
- Ophthalmologist tested