Women love to wear makeup, and there are many types to choose from. Oftentimes, they may have questions about the ingredients being used. The following will answer some of those questions.
There are five main ingredients used:
1. Oils – most contain sesame, mineral or eucalyptus oils. Other oils used are: linseed, castor and lanolin. The oils are what help the mascara stick to the wand brush, then to the eyelashes. Oils also help prevent clumping.
2. Waxes – contains palm wax, paraffin, beeswax or carnauba wax, which are especially helpful in waterproof mascaras.
3. Preservatives – contains guanine and many other stabilizing chemicals, too many names to mention.
4. Pigmentation – dyes that are used to color the mascara: black mascara – colored with tar, coal, ash and iron oxides; brown mascara – colored with chemical resins, tree bark and artificial colors; and the colors, green, red, blue, etc., use other artificial dyes.
5. Water – water is used as a base for the other ingredients, but in some manufacturing processes is not needed.