We all want thick, lush lashes but not all of us have success finding the right mascara, especially those with sensitive eyes. It could be contact lenses or allergies or even the quality of the product itself, but if you are constantly having to wipe your eyes, or they burn and turn red with irritation, then you’re using the wrong mascara. Luckily there are many brands that are hypoallergenic – which doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t irritate, but it’s unlikely to, and that during testing it was rated “below normal” in terms of causing an allergic reaction. There are also brands that use organic or “natural” ingredients that may also be easier on the eyes. Here are our 5 best mascaras for sensitive eyes.
Despite the name, you don’t have to be a woman of a certain age to benefit from this mascara formulated with jojoba oil and conditioning serum. Designed by global beauty giant L’Oreal, it’s been rigorously tested by ophthalmologists. Aside from being suitable for sensitive eyes, it’s also a foolproof way to lengthen and define your lashes, plus it’s easy to remove so no harsh cleansers or scrubbing before bed!
When it comes to understanding the challenges of sensitivity, leave it to Neutrogena. Their skincare is known for being gentle, so why wouldn’t their research and development team do the same for makeup? This mascara is formulated with vitamin E and olive oil to nourish lashes, while promising length too.
If what you’re looking for in a sensitive eye product is natural ingredients, Burt’s Bees offers a 100% natural origin formula with its nourishing mascara. It contains jojoba oil and glycerin, which are both considered gentle for the eye and helps to nourish lashes. It’s also ophthalmologist tested and made without parabens, phthalates, petroleum or synthetic fragrances.
As expected from the name, this mascara by Naturally Rooted is made from 85% organic ingredients and without harmful chemicals that might irritate sensitive eyes. It’s paraben-free, gluten-free and even dye-free. To nourish lashes and soothe eyes it is formulated with chamomile and sunflower oil.
This mascara from Beautify Beauties is a fragrance-free formula that is made with natural waxes and clays that are designed to nourish and strengthen the lashes. If you wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes, you’re good to go with this brand because of its gentle, natural formula.