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SAFETY FIRST

Eye makeup, especially mascara, can irritate eyes or skin if it contains ingredients that you’re allergic or sensitive to, or if it flakes or migrates off of your lashes and into eyes. And if you wear contact lenses, the situation can worsen if mascara gets trapped between your lens and eye .

Did you know that the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in personal care products, the US has made fewer than thirty changes since 1938. Every day, we use products with chemicals that can lead to serious health issues for both ourselves and our environment.

Many contact lens wearers with allergies seem to encounter discomfort during certain times of the year.1 This discomfort is due largely to allergens in the air that become adhered to contact lenses. The allergens seem to cause miserable symptoms such as itchy, watery, and swollen eyes. Here are five tips to help you through the periods of discomfort.

Basic Preventative Steps to Combat Allergies

Take preventative measures against your allergies.

  • Wash your hands very often with soap and water, and wash your face while you’re at it (but keep the soap away from your eyes).
  • Washcloth items regularly, especially those that spend a lot of time close to your face—pillowcases, washcloths, etc., with a hypo-allergenic detergent. Be sure to dry these items in an electric dryer if possible, rather than hanging them up to dry outside where they can collect pollen, dust mites and other allergens that float through the air.
  • During pollen season, keep windows and doors shut and vacuum frequently with a HEPA filter vacuum. Also, consider installing HEPA filters in air conditioning and heating units. When traveling, keep your car windows rolled up. Vacuuming your vehicle’s interior can cut down on allergens, as can changing the car’s cabin air filters regularly.

Whether your allergies are seasonal or year-round, try to avoid whatever it is you’re allergic to whenever possible. This may seem like simple advice, but sometimes the solution to your allergy symptoms is as basic as saying no to adopting a cat, postponing cleaning out your dusty attic, or not taking a hike through the pollen-filled forest in springtime. Avoiding the cause can save you the trouble of trying to treat the symptoms of your allergies. Sometimes avoiding the cause completely isn’t a realistic goal. However, you can still try to minimize the amount of contact you have with allergens.

Also, Allergies are no picnic for anyone, but they can be especially hard on contact lens wearers. About 75 percent of allergy symptoms directly affect the eyes. Symptoms of allergies can include dry eyes, itchy eyes, puffy eyes and red eyes, and sometimes it seems like contact lenses make the problem worse.

1. W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara

Natural & Organic | Toxin-free, natural ingredients
Ethical | Cruelty-free
What We Love | Nourishing & volumizing
Price | $20

W3II People cosmetics line was created by a makeup artist, cosmetic dermatologist, and eco-conscious entrepreneur. The three have crafted a beautiful brand that recognizes that our skin is our largest organ and absorbs about 80 percent of what we put on it. Created without the harmful artificial chemicals found in most conventional makeup, and cruelty-free. W3ll People’s Expressionist Mascara is 100 percent cruelty- and clump-free, and it doesn’t make use of petroleum, parabens, gluten, coal tar, aluminum, or fibers either.

2. Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara

Natural & Organic | Organic oils & shea butter
Ethical | Safe, clean, cruelty-free
What We Love | Easy-control precision brush for clean application
Price | $29

We love Beautycounter’s Lengthening Mascara because it defines, lengthens, builds, and conditions lashes with impressive performance. With this product, you’ll never have to worry about smudging, clumping, or flaking. We also appreciate Beautycounter’s dedication to beauty education. The brand aims to provide safe, clean, and cruelty-free products while informing consumers about the value of natural, toxin-free makeup.

3. Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Mascara

Natural & Organic | Plant-derived phyto-pigments
Ethical | Vegan, cruelty-free
What We Love | Smooth and buildable coats
Price | $24

If you’re looking for a feathery-soft mascara that won’t result in clumps, smudges, or flakes, Juice Beauty’s Phyto-Pigments Ultra Natural Mascara might be your new best friend. The nondrying nutrient-rich formula emphasizes natural lash definition while adding dramatic length and volume. It’s made from aloe leaf juice, plant wax, argan powder, rose powder, and purple carrot phyto-pigment. The slender brush allows for perfect application.

4. 100% PURE Ultra Lengthening Mascara

Natural & Organic | Toxin-free, natural ingredients
Ethical | Cruelty-free, vegetarian
What We Love | Water, smudge, and flake-resistant
Price | $26
The Ultra Lengthening Mascara coats lashes with healthy conditioners, never stripping them of their natural protective agents. A mixture of black tea, berry, and cocoa pigments creates the perfect shade for darkening lashes, while also lengthening and separating them.

5. Lily Lolo Black Vegan Mascara

Natural & Organic | Natural and organic ingredients
Ethical | Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
What We Love | Quick-drying and suitable for all eye colors
Price | $19.50

Made it with fruit, sunflower seed, and carnauba waxes, the Black Vegan Mascara from Lily Lolo is soft, creamy, and won’t smudge. The natural ingredients make the mascara suitable for sensitive eyes, too, as it’s free from fragrance, alcohol, lead, parabens, and other harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients.

Many people like organic makeup because it has fewer potentially harmful synthetic ingredients. like parabens, a synthetic preservative often found in regular cosmetics.

Your skin is organic and needs to be feed. If you use makeup on a daily basis your are applying a product to your skin that will penetrate the skin and goes into your bloodstream. So you might as well use makeup that is free of toxic ingredients and that will feed your skin nutrients and vitamins to keep it healthy. The skin is also constantly exposed to high concentrations of oxygen, UV light, and oxidizing chemicals, highlighting a role for antioxidant vitamins in skin function.

The top 10 harmful ingredients you should stay away from:

DEA/TEA/MEA

Carcinogen

Fragrance/parfum

Unregulated ingredient that often includes harmful chemicals and carcinogens

Sodium lauryl (ether) sulfate (SLS, SLES)

Irritant, capable of producing carcinogens when mixed with other chemicals

Hydroquinone

Allergen, respiratory toxin, potential carcinogen  

Mineral oil

Carcinogen

Parabens (methylparaben, isobutylparaben and propylparaben)

May play a role in breast cancer development 

Triclosan

Can create carcinogenic chloroform, alters hormone regulation 

A study of teenage girls conducted by the UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health showed that after just three days of using products free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels dropped by as much as 45 percent. Which, if you think about it, is a pretty high rate of return on a small investment in better health.

Your skin absorbs more than 60 percent of what is applied topically; whether it’s your makeup, lotion, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. This means your pores are drinking up a toxic cocktail that goes directly into your bloodstream.

In order to regain control, using natural makeup that is created from nutrient-rich, natural ingredients. When looking for products, you may see terms like self-preserving and vegan. If you don’t know what that means when it comes to cosmetics.

When it comes to choosing our food, a natural and organic choice and lifestyle make perfect sense. Each time we eat, the food is broken down by our digestive system, and the liver is flushing away harmful toxins. However, when we put something on our skin, up to 60% of the synthetic chemicals may enter the bloodstream and build up in our bodies. Using chemical-free products (natural and organic) for our skincare routine makes perfect sense.

Your skin is the largest living, breathing organ on your body. Up to 60% of what you apply on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, which then gets circulated around your whole body. But if you knew what toxins non-organic skincare products contained, you would think twice before you use it. So it’s no surprise to see more and more people switching to organic skincare products. 

Pick up a bottle of any non-organic skincare product and read its ingredients label. How many ingredients can you actually recognize?

Non-organic skincare products contain synthetic, man-made chemicals such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, Laureth sulfate, and toxins that could be residues of pesticides. Studies have also found that they can contain mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, and other chemicals that, with long term use, can cause skin irritation, hormone imbalance (Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects throughout the body. Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system.), organ toxicity, and even cancer.

The synthetic ingredients found in non-organic products may be fast-acting, but they are also invasive, causing harm that cannot be seen. Their chemical ingredients may provide instant gratification and visible results, but most of this only helps you aesthetically by smoothening out wrinkles, removing sunspots, and diminishing blemishes

With prolonged use, these chemicals may damage and weaken your skin as your body tries to cope with these foreign substances. As a result, oxygen exchange to the skin is reduced, causing premature aging and increased risk of developing sunspots.

 It is better to use organic makeup that are loaded with plants medicine, vitamins and peptides.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics New Liquid foundation has not vilain ingredients! 

Incredibly velvety, hydrating, and natural with a satin finish. Gives great coverage without a heavy makeup look. Supernatural looking. Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

100% natural and Vegan!

Choose the colors from the drop-down menu.

Suitable for all skin types

  • Talc-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Dye-free
  • No mineral oil
  • 100% Natural 
  • 100% cruelty-free & Vegan
  • Sulfate Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Acne Safe
  • Titanium dioxide Free

Ingredients: *Organic Aloe Leaf Juice,*Organic Jojoba Oil, *Organic Castor Oil, Non-nano Titanium Dioxide, Non-nano Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, *Organic Vitamin E, *Organic Rose essential oil, *Organic Chia Oil.

*Certified Organic

 

Application tips: 

  1. Squeeze little amount of foundation on your palm and dot your face and neck with it. In case you want to use foundation brush dip it into the squeezed amount. Now beginning from the center of your face, i.e. nose, work up to the forehead, both the cheeks, chin and your neck. Blend it well either with the fingers, sponge or brush.
  2. Do not forget to apply foundation on your neck. Applying foundation just on the face makes it stand out from the neck because of the different shades. Also dab on some to the sides of the neck.
  3. Give special attention to uneven skin tone, pimples, spots or dark circles. Build up these areas with little more foundation and blend well.
    You can remove the excess foundation with either tissue or sponge. Just dab on to the area (do not rub).
  4. Once you are done with applying foundation, set it with compact or loose translucent powder. This ensures that your foundation stays intact for a longer time.

Portrait of a fresh and lovely women

You can order this all natural and organic liquid foundation directly from I’m Fabulous Cosmetics website or one of their vendors.