There are three main types of lash extensions: real human lashes, faux mink lashes, and synthetic/acrylic lashes. Each of them has slightly different advantages.
Human eyelashes are made from real human hair and offer the comfort, quality, and flexibility that you are used to. Both mink lashes and human lashes look the most natural and also the most expensive.
How About lash adhesive glue? What Are The Ingredients And Is It Safe?
The most common adhesives used to hold false lashes are cyanoacrylate (see super glue) or methacrylate-based adhesives. You can also look for eyelash extension glue online.
These synthetic adhesives are volatile, meaning they evaporate and dry quickly in the air for a fast and stronghold. It releases chemical fumes which may contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen that can also cause eye and skin irritation.
Formaldehyde can be released when the cyanoacrylate polymer forms or "hardens" in the air – causing allergic skin reactions and respiratory illnesses with chronic exposure.
Is There A Pure Alternative To Lash Extension Glue?
There are many companies that market "natural" eyelash glue that uses pullulan, a fungus-forming compound, to make the glue. But it also contains undiscovered synthetic polymers that function much like real glue.
In short, it's probably a better choice, if not 100% pure.