Every Earth Month the world shifts focus to sustainable products, but for real change to happen, every month needs to be Earth Month. For women who love all things beauty, that means opting for a more sustainable beauty routine – including eco-friendly lashes. But where do you begin? Are eyelash extensions eco-friendly? Are there eco-friendly alternatives to eyelash extensions? In this blog post, you’ll learn how to improve your lash look in a sustainable way.
The truth about eco-friendly lash extensions
In general, there are two types of lash extensions:
- Synthetic lashes made from PBT
- Natural lashes made from mink or sable fur
By nature, neither of these lash extension options is eco-friendly. Firstly, both options are almost always packaged in single-use plastic trays. But there are other, more devastating environmental effects too.
Even more concerning – most synthetic lash extensions are made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) – a type of plastic that is not biodegradable. That means that every lash will eventually end up in nature, or in the ocean, eventually being broken down into microplastics. These microplastics have devastating effects on the environment and our health.
On the other end of the spectrum, natural lashes made from mink or sable fur may be biodegradable but are made from animals who are killed for their fur. So mink and sable lashes are not cruelty-free or vegan.
The best eco-friendly lash extensions
If you are still set on finding eco-friendly lash extensions, then the best option is silk lashes. Silk lashes are 100% biodegradable and are made from real silk. However, they are expensive and difficult to source.
Choose an eco-friendly lash serum
To get longer, thicker lashes without lash extensions, a great eco-friendly option is lash serum. Choose a lash serum that is
- Free from parabens and other harmful chemicals
- Made from natural ingredients like plant extracts
Instead of getting eyelash extensions that are harmful for the environment, simply make your own lashes longer and more dramatic with eyelash serum. We recommend EVEDARE Eyelash Serum, our eco-friendly eyelash serum that is guaranteed to work in 4 weeks of you’ll get a full refund.