4 Essentials To Look For When Shopping Mascaras For Sensitive Eyes

What’s the best mascara for sensitive eyes that won’t leave specks, burning, crusting and itchy patches?

Sensitivities and allergies make picking out a mascara a nightmare. Label catchphrases usually aren’t helpful, since so many aren’t regulated—looking at you, “clean” and “healthy” labels.

You could check out each mascara’s ingredients—but it’s only helpful if you know what to look for. Benzalkonium chloride? Retinyl Acetate? Plain english, please.

And with more people wearing mascara more often, sensitivities and allergies are getting more common. Mascara is a perfect storm. It's our eyes' job to be sensitive... and it's mascara's job to hang out next to them.