How To Choose Non-Toxic Mascara

by lydia on January 7, 2016

Every day our bodies are exposed to chemicals. Through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, we are exposed to harmful substances. We are also exposed to these via the personal care products we use.

What you put on your face should not be a disgrace to your health. Am I right? The problem is, we don’t always think about what ingredients are lurking in our cosmetics and makeup.

Since I personally went on a hunt recently to try a new mascara, I thought I would share what non-toxic options I found thanks to a little help from my fellow nutritional therapy practitioners. The following list includes all of their recommendations.

Close-up Of Blue Eye With Long Lashes With Mascara

19 Non Toxic Mascaras To Check Out

  1. Suzanne Organics Mascara – This is Suzanne Somers Make-Up Line
  2. Cowgirl dirt
  3. Earth’s Beauty Natural Mascara
  4. Real Purity
  5. Jane Iredale
  6. EcoBella (gluten free)
  7. W3LL People
  8. Fitglow Beauty
  9. Red Apple Lipsticks Mascara
  10. 100% Pure Mascara (has wheat protein in it)
  11. Gabriel Color (in black) from Whole Foods
  12. Physician’s Formula organic formula – (carried at Target and Walmart) scores a 1 from EWG
  13. Mineral Fusion – (not gluten free) at some Whole Foods
  14. Raw SkinCeuticals (raw vegan)
  15. Alima Pure
  16. Celtic Complexion
  17. GLo Professionals – mineral based and no chemicals!
  18. Everyday Minerals
  19. Primal Life Organics

Resources To Find Non-Toxic Cosmetics

Heavy Metals In Your MakeUp?

Other toxins lurking in our modern day makeup that gives much cause for concern are heavy metals. A fellow nutritional therapist, who also practices using HTMA, recently shared this information about mercury in cosmetics. Mascara happens to be one of the ones where thimerosal (a form of mercury) is used.

“Thimerosal is a preservative and anti-microbial that is 50% ethylmercury. It’s a potent neurotoxin and epigenetic toxicant and has a cumulative effect when absorbed.”

Did you know that as long as it’s under 65 ppm, and if it is classified as an “inactive ingredient,” the FDA allows it in cosmetics, eye drops, ear drops, and other OTC and RX products for children and adults?

Mascara is one of the most common products using thimerosal, partly because the Minamata Global Treaty of 2013 banned it from a number of other products but concluded that for mascara there were not sufficient alternative options to protect consumers from infection and extend product shelf life (!) Please note that the FDA allows cosmetic companies not to list ingredients that makeup less than 1% of a product, so more mascaras than are currently acknowledging thimerosal use may be using it at or under the allowed 65 ppm.

“The Environmental Working Group’s fabulous Skin Deep database includes the brands listing thimerosal as an ingredient, but if you use mascara, you want to be sure you actively check with the manufacturer to make sure they are not using ethylmercury in any form in the product you purchase. ” Sara Russell, NTP

Here are a couple more articles on heavy metals in your makeup:

If you are trying to improve or maintain your health ditching the toxic cosmetics is another step you can take. The good news is we have more options popping up, it just takes a little extra effort to find the best option for you.

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lena January 15, 2016 at 9:05 am

I have enjoyed reading your article and i really love to know more and others to
thank U.


Janet (Divine Health Assistant) March 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Thanks Lena! We are glad you enjoyed it.

If you have any specific questions please let us know!


Joyce Montejo October 3, 2016 at 8:18 am

Great article. Here’s another one you can add to your list that we have loved. 😉


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