When Terri of Integrity Botanicals contacted me about trying a few products from their online store, it took me all of five minutes to pick three that I just knew I’d enjoy. I’ll be reviewing the first of those three today: Dr Hauschka’s Volume Mascara in black.
Ingredients (provided at integritybotanicals.com)- “Water (Aqua), Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Alcohol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sorbitol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lysolecithin, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Silk (Serica) Powder, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Mica, Hectorite, Maltodextrin, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
*Component of natural essential oils”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 5. While that doesn’t sound like the best, I’m not too worried since many of the higher scoring ingredients are components of essential oils. As for the fragrance, “Dr.Hauschka fragrances are carefully composed, proprietary blends of the purest, highest quality essential oils.” Phew!
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens & phenoxyethanol.
Product Description(provided at integritybotanicals.com)- “Add full volume to lashes and emphasize eyes with this natural mascara. Beeswax, rose and candelilla waxes are combined with silk powder to plump, thicken and protect lashes. Soothing black tea and eyebright extracts care for delicate skin around the eyes. Neem leaf extract strengthens lashes. Smudge resistant. Dermatologist and opthamologist tested.”
Performance– Move over 100% Pure, because something truly incredible just happened to my lashes. I mean, they’ve always been long enough on their own, but Dr. Hauschka’s Volume Mascara really brings the volume. It isn’t prone to smudging either, so double win! You guys (who’ve been reading for a while) know how much I love my 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara, but Dr. Hauschka might’ve just taken its place as my #1 fave. For parties and fancy times that call for the fanciest lashes, at the very least.
Oh, and here I am wearing it:
Rating– I’ll subtract a point for the price, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think mascara was worth every penny. 9/10.
Would I purchase this item again? Without question.
*Product was provided by Integrity Botanicals. Opinions provided by me, as always.
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Be back tomorrow and Thursday with reviews of the other two lovely products from Integrity Botanicals.