Dr. Hauschka Volumizing Mascara

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Given the claims that conventional mascara makes (“Your lashes will punch others in the face with their girth and length!“), it’s no wonder that our reviews of safer mascara are, well, lacking.  The majority of conventional mascaras work based on the type of wand (most of the volumizing wands are now made of silicone), and I’m sure it does add some semblance of a “clumping effect” albeit slight, so that it gives the illusion that your lashes are longer and fuller.   But no mascara really does that for me so I have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to science.

Now that my kids are getting older and allow me five minutes to put myself together (not the whole five minutes to myself, and not without a lot of tattling, screaming, and shoving each other, I might add), I’ve slowly been remembering to wear at least a little makeup every day.    So, I treated myself to some new stuff, one of them being mascara.  And as far as “green” mascara goes your choices are limited and as far as green AND volumizing?  Well, Dr. Hauschka’s volumizing mascara is pretty much all that there is.

Dr. Hauschka’s volumizing mascara will not make the same claims that its conventional counterparts will.  Your lashes will not precede you when walking into a room.  It’s a very simple mascara, and it did give my lashes more volume but realize that I have little nubbins for lashes so anything is an improvement for me and this isn’t a complaint.  I take any mascara at face value because I think what mascara promises is ridiculous.   It smells fantastic, like rose petals, which beats any other brand in my book (I big puffy heart the scent).  Most mascara smells like mud in my opinion.   It doesn’t make my eyes itch and it gives me nice pleasant natural looking lashes without making me look like a drag queen.

So overall?  If you’re going for a more natural look and you’re looking to green up your mascara?  This is a sure winner.  The price isn’t majorly expensive (about the same as a good conventional mascara, more expensive than your typical drug store mascara), about $30. If you’re looking for something that will give you more of a supermodel look? Yeah sorry, you’re going to have to stick with Loreal.

Skin Deep Rating: 6

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6 Responses to “Dr. Hauschka Volumizing Mascara”

  1. Sieglinde Peterson on February 10th, 2011 5:04 pm

    Rejuva makes a great “green” mascara. Maybe worth a test drive. I’ve been really happy with it.


  2. Lynn on February 11th, 2011 10:39 am

    I think EWG’s database, while a good resource, can be very confusing. I looked at the website for this product and its ingredient list. It says fragrance (essential oil). Now I could be wrong, but to me that says they added an essential oil-based “fragrance.” Of course that could be what they want everyone to think, but EWG’s listing is only scoring it on “fragrance” alone, which is such a vague term, and I think somewhat unfair. Has anyone actually contacted this company about any hidden ingredients in their “fragrance”?

  3. Summer on February 11th, 2011 4:20 pm

    I’ve noticed that, too, Lynn. I think also, sometimes the database is out of date. I’ve seen products on there that have a completely different ingredient list than the one on the bottle.

  4. Statia on February 11th, 2011 4:40 pm

    Lynn, we agree. EWG is working to make it a better user experience, but it’s a big project to tackle, and in the meantime, take it for what its worth. This product actually uses the essential oil, and when you catch a note of it, you can tell that it’s not fake rose scent.

  5. michelle on February 13th, 2011 11:29 am

    The real eo explains the price. Thanks for the write up on this mascara. I will definitely try it.

  6. Lynn on February 14th, 2011 9:53 am

    Summer I think you’re right- I’ve noticed that as well. Statia, you have a point; I know they do their best but it is a HUGE project. I’m really intrigued and was literally JUST wondering about a good, safe(r) mascara, and while $30 is quite a bit (when you’re used to Avon or even The Body Shop), it may be worth it to not have my eyes itch!!

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