Thursday, April 18, 2013
For years I have preferred Cover Girl's washable waterproof mascara because I loved how easy it was to remove (without adding more chemicals to my daily regimen) yet didn't run if it got wet during the day. However, I wasn't surprised to discover that it has a high toxicity rating. EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database has a really handy search where you can type in your favorite brands of cosmetics (and lotions and other products) and find out what their rating is, from zero (non toxic) on up. My CG mascara receives a 6. No wonder I developed problems with it!
I decided to start my change with Honeybee Gardens' Truly Natural Mascara and just see what I thought. It arrived in the mail a few days ago and so far I am impressed! It really does feel weightless, which I love. And while it's not waterproof, it is paraben free, water-resistant, and work-out proof.
Thus far I am glad I took the plunge and started this effort to lower the toxins in my life. I would love to get your comments on how you made (or are making) this change, and other non- or lower-toxic products you use.