A Guide to the Best Natural and Clean Beauty Mascaras of 2023
Looking to discover the best clean mascara available today? Are you one of those who will go completely bare-faced except for mascara? You’re not alone! Many women claim mascara is one of their most important beauty buys.
If this is you, I know it can be borderline traumatizing when you react to a new mascara. Or worse…every mascara you purchase. Black mascara and watery, itchy eyes never look good and feel even worse.
If you are looking for a good starting point to find a reliable, natural, or clean mascara that won’t irritate your beautiful eyes and delivers lush lashes… look no further. Today we’re deep diving into the best natural and clean mascaras of 2023 and why seeking out a mascara your unique body can handle is so important. I will also touch upon some aspects of selecting and wearing a natural or clean mascara that you should consider to ensure the best experience.
Putting a product so close to our eyes immediately makes many questions about whether it is safe. If you have sensitive eyes, this is likely your first thought, even before you buy your mascara. You should know that “safe” is a relative term for cosmetics. What is safe and wearable for one person may be a total disaster for another person with more chemical sensitivities and allergies.
Many of us (myself included) originally gravitated towards natural cosmetics because certain ingredients in traditional cosmetics caused irritation, itching, acne, and unexplained discomforts. The truth is both traditional synthetic-based mascaras and natural and “clean” mascara alternatives can all cause sensitive eyes to itch and water. What’s worse, these chemical sensitivities (yes, all-natural cosmetic ingredients are also technically “chemicals”) can be hard to identify in a long list of ingredients and even more difficult to avoid.
So, you’ve switched to a natural or clean mascara, thinking it would solve your sensitivities, and you’re still having eye irritations. I know how frustrating that can be. If a product or ingredient (natural or not) irritates your eyes, it’s got to go regardless of how natural or “clean” it may profess to be.
This blog is your opportunity to discover a great starting list of eight “clean” and natural mascaras to test out. I’ve also included a few little-discussed tips and tricks to select the best natural mascara for sensitive eyes. I’d love to hear which ones you love and which have worked for you in the comments.
What’s your story? What’s worked for you? Please pass on your best suggestions below in the comments!