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About Eco-Friendly Eyeliner

written by: evepin•edited by: Donna Cosmato•updated: 5/31/2010

Let's examine a list of eco-friendly eyeliners from which eco-conscious shoppers can choose. These are suitable for consumers with allergies and sensitive eyes, and for those who exercise green living in their lifestyles.

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    Organic and Eco-Friendly Eyeliners

    Organic and eco-friendly makeup are entering the mainstream market at a steady pace. This is to be expected, as eco-conscious shopping is continuously becoming a part of people's lifestyles. At the same time, consumers are looking to find natural alternative products that are marketed to be healthier and less harmful to use. Since the eyes tend to be sensitive, there is a demand for natural and chemical-free eyeliners suited for those with very sensitive eyes, allergies, or to those who regularly use contact lenses instead of eyeglasses. Here are some options to help choose the right eco-friendly eyeliner, and how to check claims that the product is free from harmful cosmetic chemicals, uses sustainable packaging, and is cruelty-free:

    Sephora PURE Eyeliner

    Sephora carries a number of natural and organic makeup brands from which to choose. They also offers the PURE Line, its own organic makeup line that is formulated without the use of Parabens, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals. The eyeliners are packaged using sustainable or recyclable materials. There are nine color choices, and each pencil costs around $6.00 (originally $12). These are sold online and in Sephora stores.

    Organic Wear Eyeliner by Physician's Formula

    Organic Wear is the high quality organic makeup line of Physicians Formula, and it is the first ECOCERT-certified organic makeup line in the Unite States. The eyeliners are 100% free from harmful chemicals, cruelty-free, and contain jojoba seed oil and beeswax produced from organic farming. These cost $7.95 and are sold in major drugstore outlets such as Target, Walmart, and Rite-Aid.

    Sante Kosmetics Pencil and Liquid Eyeliner

    Sante Kosmetics pencil and liquid eyeliners are made without animal testing and with no harmful ingredients. They are gluten-free, petrochecmicals-free, and do not use artificial fragrances, colors, and preservatives. Like their other products, these eyeliners, according to their website, "are certified by the BDIH, a German Natural and Organic certification body that issues its mark to approved products that satisfy its stringent criteria." The pencil eyeliners retail for $12.75, while the liquid eyeliners sell for $15.75 and are sold online in the US at and in the UK.

    PlantLove Eyeliner by Cargo Cosmetics

    PlantLove carries both pencil (smudge-resistant) and liquid (smudge proof) eyeliners, and both sell for $16 and $22, respectively. PlantLove cosmetics are 100% natural products and are free from parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrances, and petrochemicals. Their packaging is revolutionary in that this is made out of corn. These are sold in Sephora, Ulta, and other independent retailers like Beauty 360. The website has a complete listing of where to buy in the US, Canada, Europe, and Middle East.

    Josie Maran Eyeliner

    Josie Maran Eyeliners, housed in wood that came from sustainable forests, are part of her natural makeup range formulated using natural ingredients and packed in recyclable, biodegradable packaging. The ingredients of the eyeliners include organic shea butter and organic jojoba seed oil, both to protect and condition the eye area. Their formula is free from petrochemicals, fragrances, and parabens. These eyeliners are sold for $18 online and in Sephora stores in the US and Canada.


    Sante Kosmetics