Organic vs Chemical Kohls

Sometimes you feel irritation after applying kohl, Right? Have you ever wondered the eyeliner you use daily is harming your eyes…

When you buy a Kohl/Kajal, the first thing comes to your mind would be its benefits. Like other cosmetics a kohl also possess some pros and cons. But you can dominate its side effects by using natural organic kajal instead of wearing chemicals on eyes.

Organic Kajal is made from natural ingredients only and is free from most harmful chemicals.

Organic Vs Chemical Kohl: Ingredients

How kohl was prepared in ancient times?

Earlier kohl was made at home; using a clean, white muslin cloth dipped in a sandalwood decoction and then dried in shady places. Then, wick of this muslin cloth was used to light an earthen lamp filled with castor oil. The fire of the lamp was covered with a brass vessel and this would burn for the whole night. Now the black residue collected on the brass vessel was stored in a clan box by adding a few drops of clarified butter or castor oil to it. This was natural, organic kohl and 100% safe to use.

What makes your kajal organic?

  • It uses charcoal/soot instead of Lead.
  • Almond oil: It improves the vision and promotes the growth of eyelashes.
  • Sesame oil: It protects the eyes against sunlight and all types of irritations.
  • Bees wax: Rich in vitamin E, Helps to pamper the skin around the eyes
  • Licorice: It relaxes & soothes eyes
  • Camphor: Provides coolness and relief from stress
  • Clarified butter: Helps to keep the dark circles at bay
  • Triphala: Triphala refers to group of three fruits Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla which treats cataract.

But now, many eye kohl brands are selling bogus products with lots of chemicals…

Ingredients in Chemical Kohls

Studies have revealed that CHEMICAL EYE KOHL comprises of :

Galena (PbS): It is a toxic element which contains lead, not safe for eyes.

Minium (Pb3O4): Red lead which can cause anemia.

Amorphous carbon: It is an Activated Charcoal distilled from wood which is not good for eyes.

Magnetite (Fe3O4):  It is a magnetic iron ore extract which affects your eyes adversely.

Zincite (ZnO): It is a mineral which causes burning sensation to eyes.

Organic Vs Chemical Kohl: Side Effects

Organic Kajal/Kohl comprises pure natural organic ingredients, which actually have no side effects. But still it may vary human to human, due to some specific allergies people have.

Why Chemical Kajal is Bad?

Most commercially produced EYE KOHLS contain high levels of lead. According to a study  done in “Qatar and Yemen”, prolonged application may cause excessive Lead storage in the body, affecting the brain and bone marrow, causing convulsions and anemia.

Not limited to just these mentioned above, it have many more adverse effects. Some of them are listed below:

  • Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eyes, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.
  • Allergy: There may be pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness in the eyes.
  • Toxicity / Chemical Reaction: It may cause infection in the eye
  • Meibomitis: Dry eyes
  • Stye & Hordeolum: Infections of the glands of the eye lids
  • Corneal ulcer : It can potentially lead to blindness
  • Uveitis: Certain chemicals in kajal can incite inflammation inside the eye
  • Glaucoma: Increased eye pressure can damage your eye’s optic nerve and can get worse over time.
  • Conjunctival discoloration: Reddish eyes

Organic Vs Chemical Kohl: Benefits

Result: Healthy gorgeous eyes

Organic Kohl/Kajal keeps the eyes cool and clean. Herbs used in these organic kohl are absolutely safe to use. There is a myth, wearing kajal daily keeps your eyes healthy as it protects against eye ailments. The dark black outline protects the eyes from UV rays of sun and keeps it safe.

It will serve you with “Beautiful eyes within a blink of eye”.

Use of Organic Kajal moisturizes the eyes and keeps them hydrated. It not only gives appealing look to eyes but also, its medicated herbs give a soothing effect on eyes and help in healing allergies, irritations etc.

Organic Vs Chemical Kohl: Pricing

Though we can find both of the types in market but when it comes to comparison between organic and chemical, pure organic kohl is a bit costly. Chemical kohls start from $3.70 and can range up-to $62.40; whereas range of organic kohl start from $19.50 and ranges upto $44.30.

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