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The most conclusive answer seemed to be using a disposable spoolie brush soaked in castor or coconut oil to comb through existing lashes in a bid to stimulate the hairs once again. It was cheaper than the questionable serums promising the earth, moon, and stars, so I diligently gave it a go!
I did what anyone would do in my condition: I went to Google for answers. I read traumatising accounts of women who had accidentally plucked their whole lash lines out while using curlers in the back seats of speeding taxis, followed by stories of women with trichotillomania desperate for re-growth.
It may have been a placebo effect because your eyelashes will naturally grow back anyway, but it worked. But the true magic of this story, the prince that rode in on horseback to save my lashes, is this mascara from Milk Makeup.
Despite having perfectly fine eyelashes to begin with, I decided to put myself through the time-consuming, expensive process of having mink extensions diligently suctioned to my lids.
Yet while cannabis-derived beauty products have become a major part of the beauty landscape, they still have their doubters. For example, when Milk Makeup launched their CBD-infused Kush Mascara last year, many were skeptical that it offered anything more than a steeper price tag and flashy marketing. However, once people tried the product for themselves, it attracted a great deal of positive buzz. As Deanna Pai wrote in her review for Glamour, “My lashes looked thicker for sure — and somewhat longer — but with zero clumps.”
Mascara is the ultimate beauty basic. For many women, it’s a quick and easy way to add a bit of polish without spending hours in front of the mirror. This is especially useful on days when you want to look your best, but don’t have time to apply a full red carpet-worthy look. So finding the right one is a priority, and some say CBD mascaras could be among the best.
The Pros and Cons of CBD Mascara
If you’re a conscientious beauty buyer, you might be most impressed to learn that vegan CBD products are becoming increasingly common. CBD itself is vegan, and it can be used to replace the beeswax (a non-vegan product) used in Mascara formulas. Beeswax is commonly used to make sure the liquid adheres to the fibers of the lashes, but CBD is a great vegan alternative that can do the same job without having an impact on animal welfare.
One of the most intriguing claims made about CBD mascara is that its fatty acids can increase blood circulation to the roots of your lashes and encourage faster, fuller growth as a result. This might seem too good to be true, but CBD hair care products have already been found to have this effect on people dealing with thin hair or even hair loss. No clinical trials have been conducted yet to test if CBD mascaras share this rejuvenating power, but since they work according to the same principles, there’s reason to believe they might.
However, in a world of paid feedback and unethical influencer marketing, doing your own research is essential to making an informed decision. With that in mind, here are some of the biggest advantages — and disadvantages — of mixing CBD oil and Mascara.
Hemp-derived cannabis seed oil* helps condition lashes and fuses the heart-shaped fibers to lashes for thickness without fallout. The hemp-derived cannabis seed oil helps create the formula’s creamy texture and leaves lashes soft, not crunchy or stiff. It also allows for a tug-free and easy removal.
The clean formula provides a subtle, not harsh, scent.
Immediately: 95% of people saw high volume.
95% of people saw longer lashes.
90% of people saw thicker lashes.
90% of people saw lifted lashes.
Wiggle the Puff Puff Brush from the root of the lashes to the tip, using the brush head to reach and define inner and bottom lashes. Add coats for intense volume that stays clump-free.
Unique heart-shaped fibers lock onto lashes for long-lasting volume. Unlike cylindrical fibers which can appear spidery, the hollow heart-shaped fibers lay in each direction and fill with formula for maximum volume. The result? Fluffy, full, voluminous lashes.