What are mink eyelashes made of?

May 02, 2022 2 min read

What are mink eyelashes made of?

For some people, the word ‘mink’ just sounds like a fabric. They hear ‘mink’ and they might think it’s like ‘silk’ or ‘cotton.’ But the sad truth is that ‘mink’ isn’t a fabric, it’s a fur. 

That means it comes from animals, not plants.  

You see, minks are actually furry little creatures not a million miles away from otters. When you buy mink lashes, you’re buying lashes that have been made using their fur, and the only way to get hold of their fur is... to kill them. 

That’s right. Mink lashes might feel comfortable, they might be lightweight, but ultimately an animal has had to suffer in order for those lashes to be made. 

Keeping Animals Safe 

If you want to avoid buying lashes that are made of animal products, look for lashes that are labelled either ‘cruelty-free’ or ‘fur-free.’  

And remember, it’s not just the ingredients that go into a lash that matter, it’s also the way they are tested. Companies selling ‘cruelty-free' lashes and cosmetics (like Silly George) also make a commitment not to test any of their products on animals. 

What’s the alternative? 

Using mink isn’t just cruel, it’s also unnecessary, because there are in fact several plant-based and man-made options which actually make better lashes. 

The best of the best is a material called synthetic silk: we use it in all of our lashes. Synthetic silk is luxuriously soft, incredibly comfortable to wear and fine enough to blend beautifully with your natural lash shape. At the same time, it’s strong enough to hold a curl and absorbs mascara wonderfully well.

Thanks toour use ofsynthetic silk,allour lashes have been certified as 100% “PETA-Approved Vegan.” This is a guarantee from PETA (Peoplefor the Ethical Treatment of Animals), none of the components in our lashes contain.

And that’s great news, because it means when you buy a Silly George lash, you’re not only getting agorgeous falsie, you’re also helping to protect animals around the world at the same time!

Try any of our SuperNatural Series synthetic silk lashes today and tell the world that you want lashes with a conscience.