Does the type or brand of mascara have an effect on whether or not your eyelashes get damaged during makeup removal?
"I think primarily keeping your eyelashes healthy can be directly related to the type of mascara you apply to them. Remember, eyelashes are hairs, and just like the hair on your head, repeated use of products that dry your hair results in damage. The same type of abuse applies to your eyelashes," said Clarisonic co-founder and skincare expert Dr. Robb Akridge.
He continued, "Although fast-drying and long-wearing mascara gets you out the door faster, they usually contain ingredients — like minerals and silicone — that not only dry fast, but [also] dry out your eyelashes. So keep these long-wearing products for special occasions."
He, along with the other experts, noted that the type of makeup remover you use should also match the type of mascara you use. If you're wearing waterproof mascara, you should use a more emollient makeup remover to ensure a gentler removal; you never want to have to use more force than necessary to get the makeup off.
Kennedy added, "The brand doesn't matter as much as the formula itself. I always go for mascara that has vitamin E or B5 to help condition my lashes while mascara is on them.