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Can Eyelash Extensions Really Be Safe?


I tend to worry more about what I put into my body than what goes on the outside. When in fact the chemicals found in lotions, makeup and hair dyes are something I need to consider when using these products on my body.   Recently I have been using the eyelash extensions from “Xtreme Lashes” and I began to wonder how safe this new affection with eyelash extensions really was and was it worth any risks involved?  After researching, I was able to find one of the ingredient’s in the adhesive, “formaldehyde” linked to cancer.

1.    What is Formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling gas. It is an important industrial chemical used to manufacture building materials and to produce many household products. It is used in pressed wood products such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard, glues and adhesives, permanent press fabrics, paper product coatings, and certain insulation materials. In addition, Formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories. 

In my research I was able to find that “Xtreme Lashes” adhesive’s carry 0.001% formaldehyde which is an insignificant amount.   The primary ingredient in “Xtreme lashes” adhesives is the same ingredient used by plastic surgeons in the US to close skin wounds without stitches. 

In comparison “Nova Lash”  is the only American made pharmaceutical grade extension developed by a team of chemists and physicians. Nova Lash claims that their adhesives are certified and tested, pharmaceutical grade, doctor-formulated and made in the USA.   

 In conclusion it seems both Xtreme lashes and Nova Lash’s adhesive’s are safe to use due to the extreme low levels of  Formaldehyde.

Picture credit Nova Lash  

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