A woman applying conditioner mascara to her eyelashes.
The conditioning mask is a product that contains ingredients that protect and strengthen the eyelashes. It also typically contains dyes and pigments that make eyelashes appear longer and thicker. Packaged in a tube and applied with a wand or brush, conditioning mascara is also available in a clear, colorless or pigment-free form. Vitamin E, panthenol and almond oil are some of the ingredients that can be found in conditioning mascara. Jojoba oil, silk protein, and aloe vera can also be used for lash conditioning.
Almond oil is a popular ingredient in conditioning mascara.
The dyes and pigments that can be found in the conditioning mask work by coating the lashes and adding volume without sticking. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is believed to have properties that can contribute to hair growth. Many hand and body lotions contain vitamin E because of its smoothing ability. When used in conditioning mascara, vitamin E nourishes and conditions lashes.
Extracts from an aloe vera plant are used in conditioning mascaras to condition, lengthen and smooth lashes.
Panthenol is a common ingredient in mascara because it seals the surface of each eyelash to add shine and shine. Pro-vitamin B5 is another term for panthenol. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics, shampoos and conditioners because it is both a moisturizer and an emollient.
Another common ingredient is almond oil. It is used to stimulate hair growth because it lubricates eyelashes, discourages breakage and promotes eyelash strengthening. Its high content of essential fatty acids can also help to hydrate. In addition, almond oil adds shine to the hair shaft without being overly oily.
Mascara is a makeup that is applied to the eyelashes to make them longer, thicker and fuller.
Conditioning mascara also often contains jojoba oil. The benefits of jojoba oil are that it is non-greasy and is easily absorbed by the hair shaft. Although the jojoba plant was discovered in 1822, its oil was not used as a component of eye makeup until after the United States banned whaling. Jojoba oil replaced whale oil in many cosmetics and was soon considered superior to the product it replaced.
Silk protein is also sometimes used to strengthen mascara; adds hydration and elasticity to lashes, helping to make them strong and healthy. Silk amino acid is another term for silk protein. Hydrolyzed silk protein is a silk protein modified so that its molecules are smaller and more soluble in water. Conditioning mascara often lists silk protein, silk amino acids, or hydrolyzed silk protein as an ingredient.
There are approximately 400 species of the Aloe plant, but only extracts from the Aloe Vera plant are used in cosmetics. In conditioning mascara, Aloe Vera is used for its ability to condition, lengthen and smooth lashes. For this reason, it is often a component of the natural mask.