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The Tea on TEA: Why You Should Stick to Clean Mascaras

The Tea on TEA: Why You Should Stick to Clean Mascaras

You know how people are becoming more and more aware of what they put into their bodies? Like organically grown produce versus genetically modified fruits and veggies? It’s because all the chemicals and compounds that we don’t necessarily know about harm our bodies in a multitude of ways. Our food choices fuel bodies so it is important to only put good things into them. The same could be said for what we use on our skin, which is also absorbed into our bodies.

Makeup is used by most women everyday. It is part of their daily routine. Wake up, brush your teeth, get your coffee going and do your makeup before the day’s work. Sound familiar? Just like produce, there are both good and bad ingredients in makeup. In fact, the dangers of chemicals and unwanted ingredients in makeup are quite alarming. Especially considering that unlike fruits and veggies, makeup isn’t something that just grows naturally. It is dependent on chemical compounds and human creation. But that doesn’t mean all makeup is bad. Take us, for example. dome BEAUTY is the world’s first360-degree clean cosmetics brand, meaning we are dedicated to providing 100% integrated clean beauty solutions throughout your entire makeup journey – from the tools used to the ingredients to the packaging.

All you have to do, as a consumer, is to educate yourself on some key ingredients and what they do to your body.  For instance, let’s talk about mascara: a makeup product that most women use every day. Did you know that many mascaras brands contain an ingredient called Triethanolamine, aka TEA? Today, we are going to give you the tea, on TEA. 

TEA is used in many cosmetic products to balance pH levels, act as a cleansing base and is also used as an emulsifier. While that might not sound too bad, take a look at the other products TEA is found in. The compound is used in sunscreen, laundry and dishwashing detergents, hand sanitizers and even printing ink.

Here’s a little more beauty industry tea on the compound: TEA is quite common in mascaras. It can be found in most of your favorites and is a normalized ingredient. Recent research, however, has proved that TEA can have negative effects when used in cosmetic products.

Through repeated use, TEA causes dryness, irritation and allergic reactions. It can also become toxic when absorbed into the body over a long period of time. This is on top of the natural wear and tear makeup causes your face on a daily basis. When TEA is eliminated from mascara products, our lashes would be a lot stronger and healthier. The problem is, all of your favorite mascaras contain the compound: Too Faced, YSL, Lancome, L’Oreal. All these major companies add TEA to their products. 

To treat your lashes better and stay away from toxic ingredients, stick to a clean beauty brand and read the product labels! Our New Magnetic Black Magic Mascara is not only award-winning, but is also TEA free. In fact, our new formula does the opposite of what TEA does to your lashes. The vegan mascara strengthens and lengthens your lashes at the same time while also repairing damage and boosting elasticity. We infused our formula with olive oil to condition the lashes, grapeseed oil providing vitamin E to repair, and beet root extract which provides vitamins B9 and C. So not only does our mascara not contain any harsh ingredients, it actually has naturally occurring oils that make your lashes healthier with each wear. 

Our tea for the week is that our new formula mascara has no TEA. Take a look at the products you’re using, and do yourself a favor, toss it and go TEA free!  










Want some more good tea? As part of our ongoing effort to save the environment, you can send us your old TEA containing mascara and we will not only recycle it for you, but also send you a discount code to try our new formula mascara. Just emailrecycle@domebeauty.com with the subject “TEA mascara recycling” and we will help you get started. Have an old dome BEAUTY mascara? You can email us at the same address and we’ll recycle your old mascara and send you a sample of our new one! Clean makeup is not always the easiest to come by or add to your collection, but here at Dome BEAUTY we always make sure to have your back and help you out. Send us some emails and let’s roll out these new mascaras!




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The dome BEAUTY’s mission is to provide 360° beauty solutions for a Clean Beautiful You™.  We created a brand that solidifies our commitment to make beauty more unifying while maintaining the cleanest and greenest standards. And it's not just about ingredients. Our brand is clean in all aspects, AKA 360° clean, which is exactly what it sounds like: A holistic approach to being clean in our products, packaging, application and ethics. They’re safe, eco-friendly, sustainable and inclusive for all specifically women of color.