Mineral makeup trend really took off after the brilliant product launches of high end cosmetics companies, and the lower end drugstore brands followed the trend. High end brands come with high prices many people can’t afford, so the affordable options started popping everywhere, from Wal-Mart to flea markets. But do these cheaper alternatives really offer the same quality as the expensive brands? Their ingredients labels tell it all. While some lower priced cosmetics companies offer affordable products with decent quality and safe ingredients, some others use low quality fillers and even toxic ingredients in their china mink fur eyelashes product lines.
Sonrl I highly recommend doing your homework and reading information about the common ingredients used in mineral china mink fur eyelashes products before going on a shopping trip. The most dangerous of these cheap fillers is Bismuth and the derivatives of Bismuth, such as Bismuth Oxychloride. This is a well known carcinogen and skin irritant and must be avoided at all costs. After the scientific studies proving the dangers of Bismuth, most high end cosmetics brands abandoned it and started advertising Bismuth free product lines. The other well known carcinogen ingredient is the group of parabens (ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben) and likewise major high end brands started advertising paraben free lines.
Talc (Talcum) is the other potentially carcinogenic ingredient to watch out for. There is much debate about talc being toxic to humans, and there are conflicting studies about it, so it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid it. Reputable brands have long abandoned the use of talc.
There are some other mineral ingredients which are derived from natural minerals, and according to clinical studies they are non-toxic as long as they are not inhaled. It is possible to inhale eyeshadow and other powdered forms of china mink fur eyelashes while applying them with a brush, therefore I highly recommend applying the products with these certain ingredients with a wet applicator or makeup brush for maximum safety.