What’s in your mascara?

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I was shocked to learn of all of the harmful ingredients added to the cosmetics most women use. My sister and I have been talking mascara lately, so I decided to do some research on what is typically added to mascara. This is what I found.

Parabens- Parabens are used to prevent bacteria from growing in mascara. According to the breast cancer fund, hygienic preservatives have been linked to mimic or disrupt estrogen in the body.

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/radiation-chemicals-and-breast-cancer/parabens.html

Aluminum Powder- Used as a cosmetic colorant and is neurotoxin and is rated as a high concern by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. With long term exposure my impair the natural excretion process. The body may not excrete mercury, making whatever amount of mercury in your system more toxic.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700324/ALUMINUM_POWDER/

Propylene Glycol- This is approved by the FDA, but has caused severe skin irritations, itching, pain, and in severe cases cause painful blisters.

http://dermapproved.com/blog/sudden-onset-of-allergic-contact-dermatitis-propylene-glycol-may-be-to-blame

Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A Acetate)- According the EWG, Retinyl Acetate may cause biochemical or cellular level changes and mutations in your genes. Use of this ingredient is prohibited in Canadian cosmetics.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/705543/RETINYL_ACETATE_(VITAMIN_A_ACETATE)/

Yuk! I am sure glad that Arbonne offers a pure, safe, and beneficial mascara.The best part about Arbonne’s It’s A Long Story Mascara- It works!! I absolutely love it! In fact, after 4 weeks of use 97% of users agreed that their lashes looked longer and loved the look of their lashes.