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Debunking the "Cruelty-Free" Truth about Lashes

Written by BOBA BLINKS
2 mins read

When shopping for lashes, watch out for the term "cruelty-free." It doesn't guarantee a furry friend-friendly process! Lashes are a popular beauty product, and with eco-awareness rising, some brands are slapping on "cruelty-free" without the full story. This raises unethical concerns, and mink lashes can also be bad for your eye health.

In this blog post, we'll tell you more about these problems and give you a cruelty-free and vegan alternative.

Mink Lashes: A Hidden Reality

Minks are small animals that are often raised on factory farms just for their fur. Even though some brands claim to source their fur ethically, these animals are often kept in small, dirty cages and sometimes even abused. Pulling fur off of live minks is cruel and painful. So even though some brands try to convince us otherwise, mink lashes are not cruelty-free.

Protecting the Delicate Eye Area

Taking care of the eye area is crucial and requires gentle care. Synthetic fringes can bring about itching, swelling, redness and tons more side effects. Don't be duped by mink lashes either, they might look luxe, but also come with their own set of risks.👁️ On the other hand, Boba Blinks' hemp-derived lashes are gentle on your eyes, keeping irritation and other unwanted effects away.     

A Cruelty-Free Alternative 🐾

Hemp is pretty awesome – it's versatile, eco-friendly, and gives us a sustainable alternative to traditional lash fibers. Boba Blinks' lashes are crafted using entirely plant-based, all natural hemp-derived fibers. Our lashes are never tested on or sourced from animals, so they're 100%  vegan and “truly cruelty-free!” Read more about the Boba Blinks Way here.


When it's time to pick out your lashes, the "cruelty-free" label can be confusing. Unfortunately, some brands still go for mink fur, making it tough for us environmentally conscious babes. By opting for plant-based and eco-friendly lashes, you're not just taking care of your eyes, you're also contributing to a beauty world that's all about compassion and keeping things green.🌱