All of us would like to know exactly what we are putting on our bodies, right? Well, here is a breakdown of all the ingredients for W3ll People’s expressionist mascara pro black. They have thoughtfully put not only the ingredients that they do have in their product, but also what they don’t include. You can check out the product here. Enjoy!
As a personal review, I love how this mascara makes my lashes feel! It’s not heavy, but it definitely defines each lash to its full extent. Also! Ever feel like your lashes are itchy or irritated at the base after wearing mascara for hours? I do! And fortunately I don’t have any of that after wearing this one… such a relief!
You can purchase this product through the W3ll people website, through Target, thedetoxmarket.com, or pharmaca.com
Contains (As listed on the packaging):
* Aqua (water)
* Cera Alba* (Beeswax)
* C10-18 Triglycerides: C10-18 Triglycerides is a triester of glycerin and a mixture of normal and branched chainC10-18 fatty acids. Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive; Solvent; EMOLLIENT; SKIN CONDITIONING
* Stearic Acid – Fatty acids that occur naturally in some foods. Non carcinogenic, with no adverse effects observed in studies. Used in cosmetic creams, cakes, soaps and pastes.
* Copemicia – brazilian palm wax
* Ceriferacera/copemicia cerifera (Carnauba) Wax* – brazilian palm wax
* Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate – A castor oil and beeswax derived natural polymer that is created solely with heat and vacuum. No chemicals are used in the process. It increases wear time and enhances texture
* Glyceryl Stearate – made from reacting glycerin with stearic acid, which are obtained from animal and vegetable fats and oils
* Glyceryl caprylate – monoglycerides that are usually made from fatty acids. Some of these fatty acids come from vegetable oils, such as sunflower oil. Primarily used in the formulation of creams and lotions, moisturizers, and other skin care products. Found in permanent waves, deodorants, bath soaps, eye makeup and foundations. Can cause some redness of the skin from concentrated amounts, but not deemed harmful.
* Potassium Sorbate – Sorbic Acid is a white, free-flowing crystalline powered. Used in personal products to kill microorganisms, and to prevent spoilage in personal care products.
* Sodium Hydroxide – Known as Sodium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide. Historically used to hydrolyze fats and form soaps. Also known as caustic soda, soda lye or sodium hydrate. Deemed safe in limited quantities by the FDA, but is a strong irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract in concentrated quantities. Also is not meant to be ingested. The FDA has specific quantity specifications for each kind of product. Used to control the ph of cosmetic and personal care products. Used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, fragrances, foot powders, hair dyes and colors, makeup, nail products, personal cleanliness products, shampoos, shaving products, depilatories, skin care products, and suntan products, also used in hair straighteners and hair wave sets.
* Sodium Benzoate – Benzoic acid and Benzyl alcohol is found naturally in many foods such as apricots, cranberries, mushrooms and honey, as well as the essential oil of jasmine, hyacinth and ylang-ylang. Used as: a corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative and solvent.
* Xanthan Gum – made from the fermentation of carbohydrates such as glucose or corn syrup. Used for: binding, emulsion stabilization, skin-conditioning agent, surfactant emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent. Deemed safe by the FDA
* Cellulose – naturally occurring found in the cell walls of plants. Deemed safe by the FDA, and is on the list of additives allowed to be directly added to food. Shown to be non toxic to humans. Used in cosmetics and personal care products including bath products, hair products, eye and facial makeup, skin care products and shaving products.
* Tocopherol – Vitamin E, naturally occurring antioxidant. Derived from vegetable oil. Used in the formulation of lipstick, eye shadow, blushers, face powders and foundations, moisturizers, skin care products, bath soaps and detergents, hair conditioners, and many other products. No adverse effects detected.
* Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil – Taken from the seeds of the sunflower, has more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. Used as a skin conditioning agent, surfactant and viscosity increasing agent.
* +/- C177891/Titanium Dioxide, – Naturally occurring mineral mined from the earth then purified to use in consumer products. Titanium Dioxide is used as an opacifying agent and a colorant. In OTC drug products, it is used as a sunscreen agent. Also FDA approved as a food additive.
* +/- C177491,C177499/Iron Oxides – naturally occurring mineral deposits. However, iron oxides used as pigments in many cosmetics and personal products are often synthetic because natural minerals can carry trace amounts of heavy metals.
*Ingredient from organic farming
Read here for more info on ingredients, their safety and resources. http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/
Does NOT contain:
* BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene): synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. They are likely carcinogens and can be hormone disruptors due to their ability to mimic estrogen, and may cause liver damage. Found in: eye liners, lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics. (https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/content/profiles/butylatedhydroxyanisole.pdf)
* Coal tar: a byproduct of coal processing that is a known carcinogen. It is used as a colorant and an anti-dandruff agent. Found in: hair dye, shampoo. a byproduct of coal processing that is a known carcinogen. Potential to cause cancer and can be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain.
* Dimethicone: A silicone oil that is very popular in today’s personal care properties.the covering and trapping property of dimethicone means that it’s not just trapping moisture, but bacteria, skin oils, sebum, and other impurities. That means those prone to acne or with oily skin are more likely to see increased blackheads and breakouts when using products containing this ingredient. It is also bad for the environment since Dimethicone is non-biodegradable.
* Fiber: NYLON-66 FIBER 20D is an odorless white to yellow fibrous powder of uniform length, free of foreign matter. This product is composed of Nylon-66 and Titanium Dioxide (the latter has been shown to weaken the intestinal barrier, show down metabolism, trigger inflammation, blocks nutrient absorption of key nutrients such a s iron, zinc and fatty acids). Found in: mascara and eyebrow products for lengthening and volumizing effects (https://www.ulprospector.com/en/na/PersonalCare/Detail/4671/208189/NYLON-66-FIBER-20D)
* Formaldehyde: used as a preservative in cosmetics given its ability to preserve a corpse. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. Present where quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol), and several other preservatives are listed. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
* Lead Compounds: surprisingly heavy metals such as lead is still allowed in cosmetics, although regulated. However, there is no “safe” level of lead. It increases damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, speech and hearing problems. Has also been linked to a reduced IQ, ADHD symptoms, juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior, making it especially dangerous for children and teens. The darker pigmented the cosmetic, the more likely it is to contain lead. Found in: all types of cosmetics (https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/guidanceregulation/guidancedocuments/ucm452623.htm)
* Nanoparticles: most often referring to Titanium Dioxide in nanoparticle form, this ingredient is used to create a bright white pigmentation. Has been shown to weaken the intestinal barrier, show down metabolism, trigger inflammation, blocks nutrient absorption of key nutrients such a s iron, zinc and fatty acids. Found in: in paints, plastics, chewing gum, toothpaste, candies, powdered white sugar and bread
* Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others): a class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3855500/ – study done by Harvard School of Public Health). Found in: shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion, foundation.
* Petrolatum – Petrochemicals: You will rarely see “petrolatum” listed anymore. However its by-products are often listed. We’ve included a list of a few glaringly concerning petroleum derivatives below. But sometimes, petroleum is actually listed, but clever marketers will disguise the name, we’ve tried to include all of the synonyms below. Contaminants from hydrocarbons, and the processing of crude oil: Toluene, Hexane, Mineral Oil, Paraffin Wax, Benzene, Mineral oil, Liquid paraffin.
* Phenoxyethanol: It is commonly used in skincare and makeup products with side effects like skin irritations, reproductive and developmental complications, and damages to the brain and nervous system. Japan has banned the use of phenoxyethanol in all cosmetics, while most other countries have limited the use of it to 1% concentration. Can cause allergy like Eczema and may have nervous systems effects on infants. Found in: perfumes and soaps.
* Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others): a class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and has been found to cause birth defects and impact reproductive systems. Found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.
* Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds): PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: creams, sunscreen, shampoo.
* Synthetic flavor or fragrance: an engineered scent or flavoring agent that may contain any combination of 3,000-plus stock chemical ingredients, including hormone disruptors and allergens. Has been found to cause allergies, dermatitis, respiratory difficulties, and can impact the reproductive system. Fragrance formulas are protected under federal law’s classification of trade secrets and therefore can remain undisclosed. Found in: all types of cosmetics.
There you are beautifuls! Now you know exactly what this little product contains, and what to avoid in future personal-product purchases! For a more complete list of ingredients to avoid, click here