To choose the best organic mascara, you may need to try out a few different brands before finding one that works for you. Organic mascara can be slightly hard to find in stores, but it may be found in some specialty cosmetics stores or ordered online. Keep in mind that some mascaras may just be partially organic, and still be marked as organic, so it is important to read the label carefully if this is important to you.
When selecting an organic mascara, make sure it is marked as 100% certified organic ingredients. This means that all of the ingredients used to make the mascara are certified as being organic, and that no non-organic materials can be used. Some mascaras contain only a percentage of organic ingredients, which is fine if you are not concerned about that, but it should be clearly marked on the label either way.
It is also important to keep in mind that just because a mascara is marked as organic or natural does not necessarily mean it will not irritate the eyes. If you have had allergies to mascara in the past, or to any cosmetics products, it may be a good idea to purchase organic mascara that is also marked as hypoallergenic. This means that the mascara has been tested by a dermatologist and determined to not cause allergic reactions.
Aside from these considerations regarding the percentage of organic ingredients and potentially allergenic ingredients, the best mascara choice is largely up to you. Organic mascara comes in different shades, generally ranging from brown to black, though some mascaras are available in jewel tones as well. In general, people with lighter skin tones and lighter eyes may choose brown mascaras, while people with darker skin tones or those looking for a more dramatic look may choose a darker, black mascara. Organic mascara is typically not waterproof, though some versions may exist as well.
Organic mascara is typically more expensive than regular mascara, but many people feel it is worth the extra expense to avoid any potentially harmful chemicals found in cosmetics. In addition, some cosmetics stores will allow customers to take samples, or even to return opened products if they do not perform as expected. Be sure that any mascara you choose can be easily removed with soap and water or with makeup remover; it should wipe off fairly easily without needing to rub the delicate skin of the eyes. Keep in mind that mascara is not the only organic makeup available; eyeliner, eyeshadow, and facial products are also available in organic versions.