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Benefits of Choosing Natural False Lashes Over Synthetic Alternatives-Glance Cosmetics

Benefits of Choosing Natural False Lashes Over Synthetic Alternatives

In recent years, the beauty industry has seen a surge in demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products. From skincare to makeup, consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their beauty routines. One area that has gained particular attention is false lashes. While synthetic lashes have long been a popular choice for those seeking a dramatic eye look, they can have negative effects on the environment, as well as on the eyes. 

In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of choosing natural false lashes over synthetic alternatives and how this choice can be beneficial for both you and the planet.

The Ugly Truth: Synthetic False Lashes and Their Impact on the Environment

False eyelashes have become a popular beauty trend, but their environmental impact and potential effects on our eyes should not be overlooked. Synthetic materials used in false lashes can harm the environment, and their use can pose potential risks to our eyes. 

Glance Cosmetics chooses to be and will continue to be an eco-friendly brand. We work to create reusable, high-quality false lashes to reduce our environmental impact. We recommend our beloved false-lash lovers be mindful of the potential risks associated with using synthetic false lashes. 

Have a look at our blog to know more about proper application and removal techniques to ensure the health and safety of your eyes. We encourage you to take good care of your beloved falsies so that they last for a long time.

The Importance of being cruelty-free

The Importance of being cruelty-free

The significance of being a cruelty-free brand cannot be condensed into a single sentence or paragraph, but the following are some of the main reasons why we at Glance Cosmetics believe it is of the utmost importance to be a brand that helps you look and feel your best by being 100% vegan and cruelty-free: 

1. Animal testing is a cruel and outdated practice that has no place in modern society. Most, if not all of us, are uncomfortable with the idea of animals being used for cosmetic testing and believe that it's unnecessary given the alternative testing methods available today. 

These alternative methods include computer modelling, in vitro testing, and human volunteers, which are all more accurate and reliable than animal testing.

2. Many animals suffer greatly during cosmetic testing. Common tests include skin and eye irritation tests, where chemicals are applied to the animal's skin or eyes and monitored for reactions. These tests can cause significant pain and discomfort to the animals involved, often leading to severe injury or death. 

As a cruelty-free cosmetics brand, we understand the importance of animal welfare and choose not to participate in these harmful practices.

3. Cruelty-free cosmetics are often more ethical and sustainable than brands that are not cruelty-free. We at Glance Cosmetics use natural and ethically sourced human hair, and 100% vegan ingredients to create our high-quality false eyelashes,  which are better for the environment and more sustainable in the long run. 

This commitment to sustainability and ethical practices is something that consumers are increasingly demanding from their favourite brands and something that we continue to deliver. 

What makes natural false lashes eco-friendly?

Glance Cosmetic’s natural false lashes are eco-friendly because they are made from natural human hair, which is biodegradable, sustainable, ethically sourced, and sterilized before being hand woven into high-quality natural false eyelashes. 

What are synthetic false lashes, and how are they harmful?

Synthetic lashes are artificial lashes made from plastic fibres, often made from materials such as nylon, rayon, or polyester. These fibres are typically coated with a synthetic material to give them a natural appearance and feel. 

While synthetic false lashes are a popular choice for their accessibility and availability, they can be harmful to both the environment and your health in many ways: 

  1. Synthetic false lashes are harmful to the environment because they are not biodegradable and can contribute to pollution and waste. 
  2. Synthetic false lashes are often treated with harsh chemicals or irritants that can cause allergic reactions or damage to your natural lashes. 
  3. Synthetic false lashes can be uncomfortable to wear and can cause discomfort or irritation to your eyes or eyelids. They may also feel heavy or unnatural, making them difficult to wear for extended periods.

Are natural false lashes as effective as synthetic lashes?

Yes, natural false lashes are just as effective as synthetic lashes in enhancing the appearance of your lashes. They can add length, volume, and thickness to your lashes, and provide a natural and comfortable look.

Are natural false lashes safe to use?

Are natural false lashes safe to use?

Yes, our natural false lashes are safe to use as long as they are properly applied and cared for. It is important to avoid using any adhesive or products that contain harsh chemicals or irritants. Also, remove the lashes gently to prevent any damage to your natural lashes. 

With proper care, all of our long-lasting, high-quality natural false eyelashes can be reused up to 8 times! Go ahead and check out our blog on how to maintain your favourite false eyelashes. 

Can natural false lashes be recycled?

Yes, all our long-lasting false lashes can be recycled or disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. You can donate them to organizations that accept gently used false lashes for cancer patients or simply dispose of them in the trash. 

By choosing natural false lashes over synthetic alternatives, you can not only enhance your beauty routine but also make a positive impact on the environment.

The Environmental Impact Of Synthetic Cosmetics

The production of synthetic false eyelashes involves the use of non-biodegradable materials, such as plastics and synthetic fibres, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. 

Additionally, the process of manufacturing synthetic lashes requires large amounts of energy and water, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. 

The disposal of false lashes also poses a significant environmental threat, as they often end up in landfills or oceans, where they can harm wildlife and marine ecosystems.

The Potential Effects on the Eyes

Synthetic materials used in false lashes can also pose potential risks to our eyes. Particularly, if the adhesive used to apply false lashes contains the toxic chemical formaldehyde, the adhesive used to apply false lashes may result in allergic reactions, irritations, and infections. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can cause severe health problems if exposed to it regularly.

Every false eyelash set from Glance Cosmetics is made from natural materials. Our highest priority is to make sure that you look and feel your best, by using eco-friendly, natural false eyelashes, and adhesives of your choice that are most suitable for your skin and eyes.

Furthermore, the weight of synthetic false lashes and excessive lash adhesives can cause strain on the eyelids, leading to discomfort and even permanent damage. Prolonged use of harmful adhesives and synthetic false lashes can also disrupt the natural growth cycle of eyelashes, leading to thinner and weaker lashes over time.

In Conclusion

Being a cruelty-free, eco-friendly brand is important for many reasons. It's a more ethical and sustainable choice, and more in line with our consumers’ values. Most importantly, it avoids the cruel and outdated practice of animal testing. 

Making a small change in your beauty routine can make a big impact on the planet. Not only is this choice better for the environment, but it also offers a more natural and comfortable look. Check out our variety of long-lasting natural false eyelashes, and choose the ones that you love the most, all without hurting your environment or your skin. 

Go ahead and read all about us, to know more about the vision we have at Glance Cosmetics!

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