Have you had an allergic reaction to Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes mascara?
So last night, my latest recruit, Sammie, brought to my attention, a post that is doing the rounds on Facebook. You may have seen it yourself. Apparently, this post was shared in a group that she’s in, (and I see it has been shared far too many times). But I guess that’s the nature of the beast that is Social Media, and particularly Facebook…
While it can be easy to get swept up in the negativity and scare-mongering, I personally tend to subscribe to things being best to see for myself. I take things on board, but think for myself.
All of those people that shared the story, don’t really know the FULL story.
As they say, “there are two sides to every story, and the truth lies somewhere in between”. I don’t even know the full story, so I can’t comment too much further. But what I will share with you, are a few points of reassurance – if you’re worried about the safety of Younique’s 3D lashes…
1) The real fiber lashes Younique sells are “100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea”. If they fall into your eyes it may irritate them, at best, not cause the damage she is proposing. (FYI: I have actually heard that the person in question admitted to Younique support that she actually poked her eye with the wand! If that’s the case then that would have the same effect with whatever mascara she was using! But again I don’t know the full story and neither do you…)
UPDATE 2016: The new formula of 3D Fiber Lashes+ has rayon fibers.
2) Just FYI Younique Support responds to all customer tickets, complaints, etc. Any time I’ve contacted support, they’ve almost always gotten immediately back to me (and my team mates and customers have said the same too), and resolved it in a satisfactorily fashion.
Admittedly sometimes it’s taken a few emails to resolve, but it’s always gotten resolved! In fact, they do tend to go above and beyond with their support, so rest assured, if you have a legit issue or problem, it will be sorted. It will not be ignored!
You may want to speak to the presenter you purchased from first before support but that’s your call.
Allergic Reactions to 3D Lashes
Some people do have very sensitive eyes, of course. So far though, only one person in all the dozens of 3D mascara sets that I’ve sold has said they caused her eyes to be “red and puffy”. She herself had admitted she has “very sensitive eyes”. It’s unfortunate, but allergic reactions can happen. I dealt with it for her, myself. She realised after a few tries that they simply weren’t for her. Not every product, makeup or otherwise, is suited to every person.
In fact, there is not one product in the world that’s without its nae-sayers, critics or people who’ve had bad experience. Not one brand either. That goes for MAC, Benefit, Channel, Clinique or Revlon or whoever…
And you know what? People tend to be much more vocal about their negative opinions, and bad experiences, than they do about their positive ones.
We sell 15-20,000 of these lashes a day. If one does have an allergic reaction to the REAL 3D Fiber Lashes it tends to be the exception to the norm.
I also suspect that some people with issues would be ones using dodgy counterfeit 3D lashes from Amazon or eBay and the like.
So please don’t let the critics (or even trolls) dissuade you from trying Younique’s 3D Lashes. Try them and if you don’t love them you’ll get your money back in the Love it Guarantee. OK?
FYI: Younique’s original formula 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is hypoallergenic, paraben free, gluten free, and vegan. Find the full list of 3D mascara’s ingredients from the Younique site below:
Transplanting Gel Ingredients: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian palm glue), Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. .23 FL OZ / 7 ml
Natural Fibers Ingredients: 100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea. Net WT .02 OZ/ .5g.
Collagen is a type of protein that works with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. It contains antioxidants, and may help add volume and shine to the appearance of eyelashes.
Water (Aqua) is the liquid of life! Hydrates and cleanses the skin, and works as a natural spreading component, helping to distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin.
Beeswax (Natural Propolis) is a brownish, resinous material collected by bees and believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Carnauba (Brazilian Palm Glue) is extracted and refined through a pressing and crushing process that turns the palm glue into an oil, creating the sticky nature of the transplanting gel. It is also believed to act as a natural preservative.
Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black) is a technical name for Black Iron Oxide. This naturally-occurring mineral acts a colorant, giving the gel its striking black color.
Acrylates Copolymer is an adhesive and binder, as well as a suspending agent.
Nylon is a powder substance that is used as an absorbent and thickening agent.
Stearic Acid (also known as Palmitic Acid) is an organic nutrient derived from palm trees that is often used to soothe and soften the skin.
Propylene Glycol is a humidifying and delivery ingredient.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is an unregulated cosmetic and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.
Update 2016: See the newer formula of 3D Fiber Lashes+ ingredients here. (click ingredients)