Mascara Natural Black Onyx By Zuzu

Mascara Natural Black Onyx By Zuzu

Mascara Natural Black Onyx By Zuzu

  • All Natural
  • no clumping or smudging
  • Gentle and non-irritating

This gentle and non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth. The luxurious nylon brush is especially designed to add length while being clump proof and non-smudging. Also ok for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Safer Mascara Option, March 21, 2011
goonius (a room in a house on a street in a city just like any other.)
This review is from: Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso (Misc.)

After discovering that the mascara I has used for the past ten years, made by Ecco Bella, contained methyl- and propylparabens, I began the search for a new mascara.

I found this one, in brown, at our local health foods store and crossed my fingers that it wouldn’t irritate my sensitive eyes — and would score well with EWGs Skin Deep database.

In terms of being non-irritating for me, it has been perfect. I’ve even forgotten to remove it at bedtime, without any obvious adverse effects. Consistency and application are fantastic. It doesn’t feel ‘heavy’ as some supposedly natural mascaras do, and it goes on smoothly and without clumps. One coat gives perfect lengthening, without that fake, overly-made up look. I’m sure it could be more dramatic with multiple coats, but I like the natural look.

In terms of safety it is better than a lot of what is out there. EWG doesn’t give a rating to Zuzu Luxe’s mascara — but they do give a 3 hazard score to a liquid eyeliner by this company. I searched individually for each ingredient in this mascara. Most are considered to be a 0-1 hazard, which is excellent (0=no hazard, 10=worst). There are two notable exceptions, however: Tocopherol Acetate with a hazard score of 4 and the last ingredient, Potassium Sorbate, with a hazard score of 3. Both of these ingredients have strong evidence as skin irritants/toxicants. While they have not affected me this way, someone with a higher sensitivity may not be able to tolerate cosmetics with these ingredients. Somewhat more distressing are the studies that have shown mutagenic effects, contamination possibilities, and immunotoxic effects associated with these ingredients. I would imagine if EWG gave this mascara and overall score that it would be in the 2-3 range.

However, as scary as these ingredients sound, I think it’s wise to put it into some perspective: Compare these ingredients to most of the personal care products on the market — and to the load of chemicals most people get from the products they bring into their homes whether it be cleaning solutions and detergents, lotions, soaps — and, of course, department store brand cosmetics. Bottom line: Ingredient-wise, this isn’t the absolute ideal mascara, perhaps… but it is certainly better than much of what’s out there. Nonetheless, I think it’s important to have information about what we are applying to our bodies so we can weigh the risk/benefit ratio.

Until I find 100% safe, attractive cosmetics, this very functional mascara will get the job done, and I am quite pleased with it.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
great natural mascara!, May 17, 2010
This review is from: Mascara Natural Black Onyx By Zuzu (Misc.)

This is one of the best natural mascaras that I have tried, I like this Zuzu Luxe mascara more than Suncoat or Earth’s Beauty. It has a nice formula that is not sticky or heavy. It does not weigh my lashes down and holds the curl well. It is not clumpy even after the second or third coat and does not smudge, thickens and lengthens well. I am transitioning into using non-toxic/natural make up and this mascara is a must have for anyone trying to eliminate toxins from their cosmetics. I wish that it is waterproof, however, this mascara is water resistant. It is very easy to remove with my eye make up remover or even just water and soap. I highly recommend this product, it is a bit more expensive than the average but worth the money.

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
great product!, February 16, 2011
The Photog “Photo girl” (grand rapids mi)
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This review is from: Mascara Natural Black Onyx By Zuzu (Misc.)

I love how light this feels on! I forget its on! And I really appreciate how its not made with beeswax as I am allergic. It is very difficult to find mascara without either beeswax or cera alba (synthetic beeswax).


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