Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Assignment #1: How safe is your mascara?

Hello Readers,
I was thinking the other night about how to get you acquainted with Skin Deep's Cosmetic Safety Reviews. I decided to give you an assignment. What better way to learn than by doing? I don't know about you but I HAVE to wear mascara. I have itsy bitsy lashes and mascara makes those that I do have look better. For today's assignment, I'd like each of you to go to http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/, find your mascara rating. Then come back here and post the name of your mascara and it's rating in the comments section. I think you'll be surprised at the scores. I know I was!


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I was feeling a bit smug. I admit it. Unfortuanately, my current mascara, Dr. Hauschka volumizing mascara in black had the shoddy score of 6 out of 10.  Keep in mind that a score of zero is the safest rating.

I also use  Physician's Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara in ultra black organics. Unfortunately I couldn't find the rating for that mascara. If you click the link above you can find out more about this mascara as well as view the full listing of ingredients. Now that I'm aware of of Dr. Hauschka's poor rating, I think I'll switch back to Organic Wear mascara again.

One mascara I would like to try soon is 100% Pure ultra lengthening fruit pigmented mascara. The  mini size is only $12 but is only offered in the color black tea. This mascara is rated as a 2 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Review.


I look forward to finding out how your mascaras fared!

4 comments:

ERay said...

I just purchased the Physician's Formula Organic Wear mascara recently. I look forward to trying it out.

Deanna said...

ERay,
It's a really nice mascara. It can go on thick so I recommend blotting it with a tissue first if you notice it going on to thick like I did!

Thanks for turning in your assignment, Deanna :)

Brittany said...

Just saw this post so I know this is a little old but I wanted to say that I use 100% Pure's mascara and it's AWESOME! Plus it's only rated a 2 on cosmeticsdatabase because of things like coffee (which to me isn't a toxin like they rate it) Anyway, it works great and it smells, yes smells! Yummy!

Deanna said...

Thank you Brittany,
I've been wanting to try 100% Pure's mascara. I actually came across your blog via 100%Pure's FB page. Seems like we both strive to use the cleanest, greenest beauty we can find. That's something I love about blogging...the follow of information and recommendations on specific products is so valuable to me!!!

Happy weekend,
Deanna