Best organic, cruelty-fr
ee black mascara
What is the best organic, cruelty-free mascara
that does NOT contain: aluminum, parabens, alcohol or other nasty chemicals?
( I am looking for something with good, dark pigment that actually shows up and won't flake off... Something that may help nourish / strengthen my lashes. )
Hi, luna22. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara is an all natural 4-in-1 mascara (lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning) that's been dermatologist- and clinically-proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 424% after applying giving dramatic, thick and defined lashes. This mascara contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like rice bran wax to help lengthen lashes and carnauba wax, an emollient wax that ensures a smooth application. ProVitamin B5 treats and thickens lashes, olive esters condition, treat, and protect lashes, and the mascara also contains mineral pigments known for their soothing and softening properties. It has been dermatologist-tested and you can find it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P11
For super-dramatic lashes, you may want to consider pairing the mascara with Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer which is a natural treatment/eyelash primer that increases the appearance of the length of your lashes by 152%. The proprietary HydroPlant Peptide™ is clinically proven to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes with all natural ingredients and you can read more about this product here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P23
There are several different types of products that promote lash growth and/or re-growth that I'll list below, but they are not all made up of "natural" ingredients. Some are treatments, some are eyelash primers with treatment included, some are treatment mascaras, etc. Some of them are paraben-free and do not have all the bad chemicals in them. I thought you might be interested in just taking a peek, so below is a list of 8 other different eyelash growth-promoting products that Sephora carries:
DiorShow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum is a treatment primer which instantly primes, plumps and lengthens lashes with its ultra-light and quick-drying formula. This "active serum" mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality and you can read all about it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Smashbox Lash Revival Treatment & Conditioner is a treatment serum that is best used as an overnight treatment and should not be applied more than once every 24 hours. This treatment contains SymPeptide, which is a complex proven to stimulate lashes without irritation while anchoring and enhancing your existing lashes. Independent consumer studies show that 90% of subjects noticed an overall improvement in the appearance of lash length, fullness and thickness in just 8 weeks. You can find this product at: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Givenchy Mister Lash Booster is a treatment gel which is a transparent, non-sticky serum enriched with a powerful sea molecule well-known for its revitalizing properties. Your lashes are left fortified, densified and more resistant to falling out. You can read all about it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For – Platinum is a concentrated nighttime eyelash serum treatment that increases the appearance of lash thickness and fullness and helps lashes appear nearly twice as long in just four to eight weeks. You can find out more about it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster Mascara, is a treatment mascara, scientifically proven to enhance four lash characteristics: length, thickness, fullness and strength. A new technique harnesses coating elements, with perfectly rounded microspheres, to triple the penetration of active ingredients into your lashes. You can find out more about it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Fusion Beauty StimuLashFusion Intensive Night Conditioning Lash Enhancer is a lash amplifying treatment serum that works while you sleep. This treatment enhances the look of your eyelash length and fullness in approximately six weeks while the advanced formula also delivers a protective dose of Vitamin E and nourishing infusions of peptides and amino acids. You can find this product here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P23
Talika Lipocils Expert is a treatment primer that provides the following three actions in this one product: 1) the appearance of longer and thicker eyelashes; 2) color darkening; 3) and curling. You can find out more about it here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P26
Urban Decay Lush Lash System is a treatment serum that’s a two-step lash fortifying system for creating 25% longer, thicker lashes in just two weeks. In combination, these two products create longer, thicker lashes that resist loss and breakage. The clear gel-like serum accelerates the growth of your lashes with peptides. You just use the tiny brush to apply it at your lash line and it penetrates at the root and stimulates keratin to lengthen, thicken and fortify your lashes. The conditioning mask applies with a wand and loads your lashes with growth peptides and high potency ingredients like Panthenol and Vitamin E. You can read more about this product here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P28
Hope this helps and have a great day!
Tarte has a lot of all natural products. I personally got a sample of Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara in my mascara sampler and love it. It's good, dark color, and adds length and volume, but doesn't clump. Also, look for mascaras with the Sephora Natural Seal and read the part in the description that says what it was made WITHOUT. A lot of products have that section in their description.
You can also go to PETA.com and see a list of beauty brands that don't take part in animal cruelty/testing when they make their products. Urban Decay is one of them I think, and Eyes Lips Face is one of their favorites. Hope I helped!
Tarte's Lights Camera formula is pretty Good. Doesn't flake or clump. Decently lasting. I dislike the packaging of the tube, and I like Clinique's High Impact mascara better. It's not "natural", but you honestly need mascara and all eye products to stay hygienic. Unfortunately, some "natural" brands can't do that well.
I've never personally used this product, but look into Lotus Cosmetics Organic Mascara. Its on lotuscosmeticsusa.com and its approved by usdaorganicskincare.com as a organic and safe company.
physican's formula organic wear mascara is the best ive ever used. its extremely moisturizing and gentle. my lashes have ever looked so good, and probably longer due to no breakage and the formula. highly recommended, and you can find it at the drugstore, usually on sale.
i also recommend tarte multipleye mascara as well.