No, I did not take up cross dressing, but rather I have gotten several emails from readers about where they can find a “natural” mascara product. While it is difficult to find an all-natural mascara that doesn’t contain one bad thing or another, anyone buying it should always strive to buy something as pure as they can. After all, who wants all those chemicals in and around their eyes? In my research, here are a few products I came across that were both paraben-free and that listed their ingredients:
Truly Natural Mascara from Honeybee Gardens. This stuff is mostly natural and paraben-free. They even list the ingredients on the website: purified water, vegetable glycerin, beeswax, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, vegetable glyceryl stearate, lecithin, vegetable stearic acid, safflower oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil (and) aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, silica, cellulose gum, tocopherol, xanthan gum, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, phenoxyethanol.
Earth’s Beauty Natural Mascara from apothena.com. Made from beeswax and it is a vegan product. Ingredients: Water, Candelilla Wax, Organic Beeswax, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Vera, Proprietary Herbal Extract Blend, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Iron Oxide, Mica.
Natural Mascara from Suncoat. Vegan, biodegradable, and sugar-based, this looks like a good one. Ingredients: Aqua (water), kaolin clay, vegetable glycerin, hydrolyzed Zee mays (corn) starch (natural sugar-based biopolymer), lecithin, Citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), citric acid, pigments
Purebrow Mascara from Jane Iredale. Hypoallergenic, mild and conditioning formula containing no lacquer, shellac or petroleum. productsIngredients: Water/Eau/Aqua; PVP; Glycerin; Glyceryl Polymethacrylate; Carbomer; Panthenol; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Algae Extract; Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract; Prunus Amygadalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract.
Volume Mascara from Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. Expensive stuff, but very popular and available at most natural health stores. Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Seed Extract, Alcohol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sorbitol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax/Cera Flava, Mica, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lysolecithin (Hydrolyzed Lecithin), Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Silk/Serica Powder, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (Jojoba Wax), Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (Rose Essential Oil), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Wax, Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Hectorite, Maltodextrin, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI77510, Carmine/CI 75470, Silica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007
So, what else is out there that you use? If it’s something else that is safe and paraben-free that I missed, please let me know in the comments so other readers can check them out. Thanks!