Magnetic Lashes: Are they safe?

With magnetic lashes being around for sometime now, it’s no doubt that this beauty staple is being added to every makeup user’s beauty routine. This new type of lashes easily has easily become one of the biggest trends in the international beauty industry because of its unique and innovative design. Who ever expected you could put magnets on lashes? It’s no surprise that these magnetic lashes have become one of the most coveted beauty items to replace the usual falsies and lash extensions.

But are they all really worth the hype? And, more importantly, are magnetic lashes safe on the eyes? How about electromagnetic frequencies? To find out, here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions about our magnetic lashes, with some reviews from trusted eye doctors, experts, and even our very own customers.

Are magnetic lashes safe?

Yes, magnetic lashes are safe to use on the eyes. According to a number of eye doctors around the world, magnetic lashes are safer to use than the false lashes that are applied with glue. Lash glue may contain substances that are harmful to the eyelids and can irritate the skin.

Elise Brisco, OD, CCH, integrative optometrist and clinical homeopath explains that magnetic lashes are better than using “traditional false eyelashes” because there is no risk of accidentally applying glue close to the eye area. She also tells online publication Good Housekeeping that she has seen people who have gotten glue in their eyes and that causes intense pain and irritation. With magnetic lashes, there’s no risk of this happening at all.

According to Dr. Mila Loussifova, OD, a residency-trained optometrist in comprehensive eye care, there is absolutely “no cause for concern in using magnets near the eyes.” In an interview with IB Times, she backs this up by saying that it is more preferable than most lash applications because there is no glue or any substance whatsoever that can contain harmful chemicals.

Luxx magnetic lashes don’t contain any chemicals, making it safe for everyone to use. You wouldn’t need any magnetic eyeliner to apply it, simply use your fingers or Luxx’s Lash Lock applicator and you are ready to go! 

Don’t magnets emit some sort of electromagnetic frequency?

Beverly Hills-based aesthetic orbital & oculoplastic surgeon Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD assures all magnetic lash users that the amount of electromagnetic frequency emitted from these tiny magnets are extremely low.  

Dr. Rupa Wong, a board-certified ophthalmologist also strengthens this through a post on her website where she says that magnets “do not cause any kind of disruption in your eye movements or in your vision.”

Are magnetic lashes heavy?

Magnetic lashes might seem heavy because of the whole idea of magnets being thick and heavy. Rest assured, these do not come with fridge magnet-sized ones but tiny magnets that weigh almost nothing. On the eyes, they feel just like your traditional false lashes.

The Luxx Lash community has described magnetic lashes as “looking natural and feeling very lightweight,” perfect for those who just feel like amping up their look just by accentuating their lashes.