Uh, YA! MoxieLash lashes and magnetic eyeliner are some of the safest options to accentuate your eyes.
We love that you care about your lash health because we do too! We saw the nightmares caused by falsies, glue and extensions, and we just HAD to do something about it.
What Even IS Magnetic Eyeliner?
It’s important to know what you’re putting on your skin, especially near your eyes. Let’s break down the ingredients in MoxieLash’s formula, what they do, and why they’re the perfect combo for safe, all-day magnetic lash wear.
The secret ingredient that makes your fabulous lashes magnetize to the liner is iron oxide. Secret’s out now, but it feels safe with you.
Iron oxide is a naturally occurring mineral that is completely safe and non-toxic (of course). As a matter of fact, it’s common in everyday skincare products like shaving cream and makeup remover. It can also be found in cosmetics for its color pigment and water-resistant properties—which is why our eyeliners stay pigmented and in-place all day.
So, How Does It Work?
Iron has magnetic properties and so does, you guessed it, iron oxide! Iron has four unpaired electrons, whereas iron oxide has two unpaired electrons. These unpaired electrons make a material m a g n e t i c.
Here’s a break down of the ingredients:
Olive/Castor Oil: naturally conditioning, plus keeps our formula smooth for easy application
Dimethicone: silicon-based lash conditioner, plus controls viscosity for comfortable wear
Simethicone: silicon-based polymer conditioner to protect skin
Iron Oxides: cosmetic colorant and magnetic element to attract magnets on lashes
Tocopherol: related to Vitamin E, conditions skin and acts as an antioxidant
When choosing lashes, there are options with the materials used to make our soft, wispy lashes. We want you to go glam and feel good about the lashes you’re wearing.
Mink is mink. But, we are careful to source our mink in a way that doesn’t harm the animal. MoxieLash works with a breeder that cares for each animal and simply collects the hair that sheds naturally!
Mink lashes have a super fluffy, all-natural look since they are real hair. They’re totally safe to wear for those with cosmetic sensitivities, unless you’re allergic to the mink fur itself.
Faux-mink lashes are made synthetically from a silky, acrylic blend. This is a completely safe option if you have any ethical concerns or animal allergies. Plus, they are durable, completely cruelty-free and still look flawless.
What If The Eyeliner Gets In My Eyes?
No worries, stay cool. There is always a chance of getting something you put around your eye, in your eye. If this happens, same deal with old fashioned eyeliner; just flush out the eye with water.
Just be careful and take your time applying the liner. You definitely don’t want to have to do that cut-crease all over again. If irritation persists, as with anything, call the doc.
How Do I Safely Remove My Lashes
Don’t sleep on the All-in-1 Makeup Remover! It’s infused with hyaluronic acid and castor oil, is hydrating and gently erases any waterproof and long-wear makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.
After snapping off the magnetic lashes and putting them back in their case, soak a cotton pad in the remover and gently press it onto your eyelid and lash line so the product can work its magic. After soaking the eye, simply wipe it away.
It is best to use this method when taking off any kind of eye makeup, so you don’t pull on your lashes or skin and cause damage. Be gentle. You can totally use this makeup remover to take off your full face. Then, continue with your regular skincare routine.
However, don’t use this solution to clean the magnetic liner off of your magnetic lashes; instead, use an oil-free micellar water.
How Traditional Lash Methods Fail You
As industry experts, we know that the quest for beauty can sometimes come with a price.
You cross your fingers when sticking glue-dunked falsies to your precious lash line, hoping they stay on all night and then peel off smoothly without too much damage to your real lashes.
You sleep on your back so as not to damage your new set of $300 lash extensions. And they STILL start landing on your cheeks and giving you spider eyes in week two.
You willingly run the risk of irritation, infection, and allergic reactions due to the chemicals used in semi-permanent lash extension glue and adhesives.
But honey, beauty doesn’t have to be this scary.
Eyelash extensions can be irritating from the price alone, but they also can cause irritation to the cornea called conjunctivitis. It’s caused by direct contact from the lashes to the cornea or from hypersensitivity to the adhesives used to attach them.
Extensions are usually fixed in place by formaldehyde-based adhesives that can cause allergic reactions, making them itchy or swollen. Rubbing your eyes can lodge fibers from the extension onto or under your eye membrane. Eeek!
If you’re not careful, false lashes also trap dirt and bacteria. They get coated in oil, just like our hair. Without regular washing, the lashes can trap pollen, dust or dead skin cells. These imposters can make your eyes swell, give your lashes dandruff, cause a stye or a pimple-like growth on your eyelid.
Eyelash extensions are a vicious cycle. They can cause hair loss resulting in lashes so thin that women feel they have no choice but to continue making appointments.
Repeated use of extensions can actually cause “traction alopecia,” a condition where the hair falls out due to excessive tension on the hair shaft. This damages the hair follicle permanently, which slows down and can even stop producing hair altogether. Talk about a nightmare.
If you have irritation, any rubbing, tugging or pulling to ease the itch can fracture your natural lashes and damage the hair follicle.
Falsies, too, can cause hair loss from pulling them off after a day’s wear since your real lashes are likely bound to be pulled out along with that sticky trap. It’s possible for this to cause traction alopecia the same way extensions can.
The FDA does not regulate lash glue or lash extensions—it’s a surprise to most. It’s also shocking to us that formaldehyde is a key ingredient in the adhesive used in lash extensions. Formaldehyde is actually an allergen, which means many people are allergic to it.
This can cause a whole mess of issues, like swelling so bad you may have to rock sunglasses for awhile.
- Wash your hands before applying anything around your eyes.
- Always apply your magnetic liner in a safe, stationary environment (so, not your car).
- Don’t share your magnetic liner, or you risk exchanging eye germs!
- Clean your magnetic lashes properly.
- Don't store your magnetic liner in a heated environment.
- Keep your liquid magnetic liner closed tight between each use.
- Don’t use your magnetic liner if you have any type of eye infection.
- If your eye becomes irritated, stop using it.
As long as you safely maintain and take care when applying and removing your magnetic eyelashes, you are good to go. So, eat your veggies, drink your water, and wear MoxieLash!
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