Is there a mascara that is free of beeswax ?
Hi, I have a quick question.. I have a lot of allergies and beeswax is one of them. Is there a mascara with out beeswax in it ? I am having a horrible allergic reaction to my current mascara and I can't stand going with out my eye makeup, but doctor said to throw it out. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you for your time !
Hi Amanda, that's a great question. I've looked and looked at all the different brands of hypoallergenic mascara and mascara for sensitive skin
and have not found one without beeswax. Even the most gentle, allergy free mascara I know of which is ***z-cleure-cleure-mineral-mascara.shtml*** contains beeswax. I wonder if there may be another creative alternative?
There are actually a number of ways that you may be able to make homemade mascara, although I highly recommend that you do a skin test first before applying these to your eyes!
Before I was allowed to wear makeup (a long time ago!) I discovered that a touch of petroleum jelly actually makes your lashes look longer and darker.
Some women who make their own mascara at home combine petroleum jelly with a darker colored hypoallergenic eye shadow
Petroleum jelly has it's own challenges since it is a petroleum product and some people have trouble with this, so you should do a skin test first to make sure you can tolerate it.
If you prefer not to use petroleum jelly, you can mix your eye shadow with a little aloe vera gel, but again, please do a skin test first to make sure this will not irritate your eyes.
For those who are not
allergic to beeswax, another alternative for making homemade mascara is mixing your eye shadow with un-petroleum jelly, which behaves very much like petroleum jelly, but without the use of petroleum. Un-petroleum jelly contains castor oil, shea butter, beeswax and other ingredients.
I've even heard of women using activated charcoal, mixed with aloe or petroleum (or un-petroleum) jelly for mascara, but again, you will want to do a skin test first to be sure you don't have an allergic reaction.
Somehow when I think about specks of homemade mascara going into my eyes, I prefer the ingredients of a good eye shadow for sensitive skin
rather than bits of charcoal going into my eye!