Sunday, 18 May 2014

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Masccara

Well it is good to be back, that was a much longer hiatus than I had intended but it is good to be back doing what I enjoy.  Now being a child of the '80's, I am well versed in make-up...  too loud, too bright, too many colours... too much.  As an adult, I have found that less is definitely more.  I have traded in my hot pink lipstick and my light blue (cringe) eye liner for a more natural and subtle look.  There are even some days (eek) that I go without any make-up what-so-ever.  Having a baby and working late into the night however, has caused me the necessity of an under the eye concealer.  Something that in my youth I had no need of.  When I was young, if I had a late night for what-ever reason young people stay up all night for, I would have the luxury of sleeping in.  These days I have a little hands pulling on the sheets, little toes digging themselves into my sternum, a little body with the force of a hurricane shaking the bed as if an earthquake was rocking our town.  Enough for me to yell, enough! I am getting up! Eyes barely open, sun barely up and enough baggage under my eyes to take me to Europe and back.  I grab a two minute shower, throw my hair in an elastic and slab some concealer and mascara on.  Just incase anyone woke up early, I wouldn't want to scare them.  That is the extend of my routine, call me lucky or perhaps just lazy.  Although when I want to look extra fancy some blush and lipstick might be added to the mix.  I do really hate the idea of all the chemicals we put on and in ourselves, probably leading to the real reason for the minimalist affect.  I am actually scouting for a better alternative to the common mascara, Maybelline Great Lash mascara, also being the most popular and most selling of all time.  In my research, I noticed that out of the 33 ingredients listed (including the may contain ingredients) 20 are considered to be toxic.  I think it could potentially be much better.

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Masccara


Ingredients:

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes MasccaraAqua
Paraffin
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille
Copernicia Cerifera/Cera/Carnauba Wax
Acacia Senegal Gum
Glycerin
Cetyl Alcohol
Hydroxyethylcellulose
PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone
Steareth-20
Phenoxyethanol
Caprylyl Glycol
Sodium Polymethacrylate
Sodium Dehydroacetate
Hydrogenated Jojoba oil
Hydrogenated Palm oil
Simethicone
Disodium EDTA
Polyquaternium-10
Silica
Panthenol

May Also Contain:
CI 77491
CI 77492
CI 77499/Iron oxcides
CI 77007/Ultramarines
CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide
Mica
CI 75470/Carmine
CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens
CI 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green
CI 77742/Manganese Violet
CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide


Description:

Aqua:
Water.


Paraffin:  Is derived from petroleum.  It is used as a fragrance ingredient, is a skin conditioning agent and a viscosity agent.  It is considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin.

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate: Unfortunately I was unable to find a lot of information on this ingredient.  It is a potassium salt of esters of phoshoricacid and cetyl alcohol.  it is an emulsifier.  As for side effects and toxicity I was unable to find any information.  Although Cetyl Alcohol is considered to be a toxin.

Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille:  This is derived fro the honeycomb of bees.  It is used as thickening agents and emulsifiers.  it is generally deemed very safe and of low toxicity.  However, caution may needed to be taken for those with allergies.

Copernicia Cerifera/Cera/Carnauba Wax: Carnunba wax is derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm.  It is used as an epilating agent.  It is considered to be benign to both humans and to the environment.

Acacia Senegal Gum:  Is derived from the dried sap of the acacia tree.  It is used as a fragrance ingredient as well as a film forming agent.  It is considered to be a skin allergen and a respiratory allergen.  It is also classified as a medium human health priority as there is concern regarding non-reproductive organ system toxicity.


Glycerin:  Is pretty benign and of low toxicity.  It is used in products mainly because it is affective at improving the smoothness of the product and is a good lubricant.  Glycerin is a byproduct of bio-diesel.  However, all you vegans take note.  This form is very expensive, therefore it is more often derived from animal fats such as beef and vegetable oils such as coconut or soy beans.  Therefore some products that list glycerin in their ingredients may not be vegan.

Cetyl Alcohol: Here is an interesting fact the name cetyl is derived from whale oil which was the original source of cetyl.  Now it is derived from petroleum or vegetable oils such as coconut.  It is used in personal care products as a thickening agent or in shampoos as an emulsifier. It is considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin as well as an environmental toxin.  


Hydroxyethylcellulose:  This ingredient is an altered cellulose polymer.  It is used as a thickening agent, viscosity increasing agent, and for binding.  It is considered to be of low toxicity to humans and the environment.


PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone:  Is an ingredient derived from dimethicone, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.  it is considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin.  There is also concerns regarding contamination with ethylene oxide an d1,4-Dioxane.  Both of which are tremendously toxic.

Steareth-20:  Is a synthetic polymer containing polyethylene glycol and stearyl alcohol.  It is used as a cleansing agent and an emulsifying agent.  There is concerns regarding non-reproductive organ system toxicity, as well as contamination concerns with ethylene oxide and 1,4-Dioxane.


Phenoxyethanol:  Is a fairly new ingredient, it is a glycol either and is used as a bactericide.  It is generally considered safer then the traditional formaldehyde releasing agents, however the FDA has stated that it can depress the central nervous system which could cause vomiting, diarrhea and can cause dehydration in infants.  There have been concerns of this product being carcinogenic due to the ingredients it is derived from.

Caprylyl Glycol:  It is an alcohol derived from caprylic acid which is found in milk, palm and coconut oils.  It is used as a skin and hair conditioning agent.  It is not expected to be toxic to humans or tho the environment.


Sodium Polymethacrylate:  Is a polymer.  It is used as a binder and a viscosity agent.  It is considered to be pretty benign to both humans and the environment.

Sodium Dehydroacetate: This ingredient is a sodium salt of dehydroacetic acid.  It is used as a preservative ingredient with antimicrobial properties.  It is an ingredient that is rapidly absorbed into the skin.  It is considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin.  It is also a workplace hazard.

Hydrogenated Jojoba oil:  Is derived from jojoba oil.  It is used as a skin conditioning agent.   It is considered to be safe for humans and the environment.

Hydrogenated Palm oil: Is the product created from hydrogenation of Palm Oil.  It is used as a skin conditioning agent and viscosity increasing agent.  There is concern regarding impurities that are classified as being toxic.

Simethicone:  Is a combination of polymer dimethicone and silica gel.  It is used as an antifoaming agent.  It does not appear to be toxic to humans or the environment.  It is in fact often used to treat discomfort caused be excessive gas.

Disodium EDTA: Is a poly amino carboxylic acid.  It is synthesized from ethylenediamine, formaldehyde, and sodium, and is used to dissolve limescale.  Yum, because we all have limescale build up on our faces.  It is used in cosmetics to improve its stability in air.  As the reputation implies Disodium EDTA is not a nice ingredient and should be banned.  It is considered a persistent organic pollutant.  It is known to cause negative reproductive and developmental effects.  It has been shown to be mutagenic as well.

Polyquarternium-10: Is part of the polymer family.  They are used in personal care products because they are positively charged.  Because of this they act to neutralize the negative charges and help hair lie flat. Some also have antimicrobial properties. There is very little research I could find on this ingredient, but what I did find was that it appeared to be of low toxicity to humans.  However there have been tests done on small rodents which suggests that it is toxic.  There have also been studies done suggesting that it is also an environmental toxin.  

Silica:  Is a chemical compound that is an oxide of silicon and is most commonly found in sand.  It is used as an absorbing agent.  There is some controversy surrounding this ingredient.  It is rated as being either of high or low toxicity, depending on the usage of it.  It is considered to be a workplace hazard, if inhaled this ingredient can cause severe respiratory issues and cancer.  It has also been linked to non reproductive organ toxicity and is considered to be an environmental toxin.

Panthenol: Is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) this means it is the provitamin of B5.  It is used as an emollient and a moisturizer.  Vegans beware, this product can be either plant derived or animal derived.  It is considered to be of low toxicity, and not an environmental toxin.  


May Also Contain:


CI 77491: Also known as ferric oxide or rust.  It is used as a colorant.  It unfortunately does not chemically degrade and will stay in the bodies tissues.  According to the safety data sheets it is listed as non toxic.  

CI 77492:  Is an iron based inorganic colorant.  It is used as a colouring agent.  It appears to be of low toxicity.

CI 77499:  Is a colorant agent made of iron oxides.  It is considered to be toxic to the environment.  It is persistent and bioaccumulative.  It is also considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin.

CI 77007/Ultramarines:  Is composed of sodium, aluminum, silicate and sulfate.  It is used as a colouring agent.  There are some concerns regarding multiple additive contamination.  It is also considered a restricted ingredient.  http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706769/ULTRAMARINES/

CI 77891:  Also known as titanium dioxide.  This ingredient is a known carcinogen when inhaled, it is thus considered to be an occupational hazard. It is considered to be a human toxin but not considered to be an environmental toxin.  It is generally used as a colorant, opacifying agent, ultraviolet absorber and a sunscreen agent.


Mica:  Is a mineral found in the ground, it is generally used as a colorant.  It is considered to be an occupational hazard material.  When construction workers use it they (as good practice) wear mask to prevent the inhalation of the material, as it is a respiratory toxin and can cause scarring in lungs.  There is also limited evidence of gastrointestinal or liver toxicity.  It is not considered to be an environmental toxin or a carcinogen.

CI 75470:  It is a chemically derived colorant.  It is also used as a fragrance ingredient.  It is thought to be an environmental toxin.   But not deemed toxic to humans.  


CI 77288:  This is made from chromium oxide which is a mineral.  it is used as a colorant.  It is considered to be a non-reproductive organ system toxin, an environmental toxin, and is an enhanced skin absorbent.   


CI 77289:  This is derived from chromium hydroxide and is used as a colorant.  It is a restricted ingredient.  It is a known non-reproductive organ system toxin.  It is also an environmental toxin.


CI 77742:  Is an inorganic salt ammonium manganese pyrophosphate.  It is used as a colouring agent.  It is considered to be a non-reproductive organ toxin.  It is also said to be an environmental toxin.


CI 77510:  This is an inorganic iron based pigment.  It is used as a colouring agent.  It is a known non-reproductive organ toxin.  It is also an environmental toxin.  


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