Safe Swap: False Lash Glue
Thanks to years of dance competitions, I became a pro at applying falsies when I was really young!
It makes me cringe now thinking of the countless time I have subjected my skin to the ingredients in conventional lash glue..
𝙴𝚢𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚍𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚔𝚒𝚗 = 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚋𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜
As I browsed around looking at dozens of ingredient lists… every single one contained harmful substances including but not limited to:
❌ Retinol ➔ An EWG rated “9” on toxicity scale in addition to animal studies showing that it peeds up the photo-carcinogenic effects of the sun and the development of skin tumors and lesions.
❌ Benzaklonium Chloride ➔ Well recognized as an irritant, with evidence that it may cause a contact allergy at concentrations as low as 0.1%. It decreased fertility in both sexes of mice when benzalkonium chloride was used to clean their cages.
❌ Phenoxyethanol ➔ A member of the glycol ether family and is the product of the reaction of highly corrosive phenol with carcinogenic ethylene oxide. As a result, it may contain residue amounts of both. The American Society of Contact Dermatitis lists phenoxyethanol as one of its core allergens, even in concentrations as low as 1%.
❌ Propylene glycol ➔ It is a controversial ingredient associated with skin irritation. Numerous patch tests on humans have shown that it has a very low risk of causing a skin reaction even at concentrations as high as 20%.
❌ Fragrance ➔ A chemical mixture of over 3k components used to create or mask a specific scent. The FDA does not require the disclosure of individual ingredients used to create fragrances. Many ingredients of fragrances are associated with contact allergy and may contain diethyl phthalate.
❌ Formaldehyde ➔ Can be released by a number of cosmetic preservatives, including diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, quaternium-15, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, and sodium hydroxylmethylglycinate. The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens has classified formaldehyde as ‘carcinogenic to humans.’ The American Society of Contact Dermatitis lists it as one of the core allergens, even in concentrations as low as 1%. Longer storage times and higher temperatures increase the amount of formaldehyde released from the formaldehyde-releasers.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙣𝙚𝙬𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙮 𝙜𝙡𝙖𝙢 𝙢𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙨, 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙨, 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙨… 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙠 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨… 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙄𝙎 𝙖 𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣!
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I just grabbed their toxin free lash shampoo for my extensions, and I snagged the professional adhesive thinking my lash gal may give it a try on me!