Do you know that wonderful feeling when you nail that eyeliner wing? I swear, there’s nothing more satisfying!
It’s that little touch that your makeup needs.
When you are looking for a good eyeliner, you are probably looking at the product brand, the type of brush, and the intensity of the color. Have you ever bought a product based on their ingredients?
Eyeliners may contain ingredients which can be dangerous for your eyes and health in general. They may affect you shortly or after a longer period of time.
Conventional eyeliner products can be dangerous, but there are some great beauty alternatives. A chemical-free eyeliner is an excellent makeup item.
You can create that perfect eyeliner wing using such products. They are designed to be a healthier alternative for your looks.
You may still wonder about the chemicals used in conventional products and why they are harmful. Let me tell you a few things.
Chemicals used in conventional eyeliner products
Eyeliners use various ingredients to give them an intense color, to make them resistant or even waterproof. Each of these ingredients can have different effects on your health.
Carbon black is used in eyeliner products, as well as in mascara, eyeshadow and eyebrow products.
You may have guessed it has to do with the product’s color.
This ingredient has been linked to cancer and organ system toxicity.
Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is used as a preservative in eyeliner products. It can also be found in mascara and makeup removers.
The problem with this chemical is that it has been found dangerous for the epithelial cells from the eyes. They are responsible for keeping bacteria, germs, dust out of the eye. Damaging them can cause great harm to your eye health.
Prime yellow carnauba wax
Have you ever wondered what makes your eyeliner and mascara stiff?
Prime yellow carnauba wax plays an important role in this case.
The chemical can clog oil glands, causing your eyes to become very dry. This can even lead to dry eye disease.
If you feel you are experiencing such symptoms, visit your doctor immediately.
Heavy metals can be found in a wide variety of beauty products, including eyeliner.
Here are a few examples of metals that have been found:
Some of them can be really dangerous for your body. Aluminum has been linked to cancer, nervous and reproductive system toxicity. Mercury is also linked to neurotoxicity, reproductive and respiratory system toxicity.
Chemical-free eyeliner benefits
After the above examples, you’re probably looking for more information about chemical-free eyeliner products.
Let me tell some things about them.
They contain safer ingredients
As their name tells us, the ingredients used in chemical-free eyeliners are safer than the ones from conventional products.
Here are a few examples:
- apricot kernel oil
- jojoba oil
- iron oxides
Of course, the list continues and it can differ from one product to another, but these are a few common ingredients.
Chemical-free eyeliner products are usually not linked to health problems, meaning you can use them without any worries.
NOTE: Always check what a product contains, no matter what label it has. Make sure it is a chemical-free eyeliner.
They are great for your makeup
Chemical-free eyeliner products are a great choice, no matter what makeup you like doing.
You can find them in the form of a paste/cream or a pen.
How to make your own eyeliner
If you are wondering whether you can make your own eyeliner, the answer is yes!
It’s pretty simple and a great way to make your own chemical-free eyeliner.
All you need is:
- 4 capsules of activated charcoal
- 1/8 teaspoon of arrowroot starch
- filtered water
Break the activated charcoal capsules, mix them with the starch and add just a little water, until you obtain a thick paste.
Place the mix in a small container you can easily use.
There it is: a simple chemical-free eyeliner recipe!