According Raymond Douglas, M.D., Ph.D., magnetic lashes are safe to wear for a series of reasons.
First reason, the amount of electromagnetic frequency potentially emitted from magnets on false eyelashes is extremely low, the risks are low as well. Second, the FDA actually has a category to regulate these items, so as long as you’re purchasing your magnetic lashes from an approved U.S. vendor, you can be safe
“False eyelashes, lash extensions, and the adhesives used for application must all adhere to a specific and strict guideline of ingredient and labeling testing and disclosure before they are even legally allowed to sell the product,” he adds.
Cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson said that magnetic lashes are actually safer than regular glue-on falsies thanks to their glueless nature. “There aren’t any glue [chemicals] or ingredients that could seep into the eye area,” he explains.
Can using magnets lashes alter your natural lash growth?
Just like professional lash extensions can potentially damage your natural lashes, so can magnetic lashes. But it’s important to clarify that it’s not so much that they can do to your lashes’ ability to grow.
“If you pull them off incorrectly, you can pull out your natural lashes”.
Are there any negative side effects associated with magnetic eyelashes?
Magnetic lashes are safe so long as you commit to applying and removing them according to the instructions and making sure to do it with clean hands.
“There are really no negative side effects in the product,” Dr. Douglas explains. “We see more issues with the application conditions, process, and ongoing care of the product, and the cleanliness of all hands and products touching the eye area.”