Posted by Megan Hatch

Stop Formalde-hyding From the Truth

Stop Formalde-hyding From the Truth


Formaldehyde was officially put on the list of carcinogens, or cancer-causing chemicals a few years ago.  Since then the beauty industry has made a major push for clean, formaldehyde-free products.  We are happy to be a part of that initiative as all of Borby’s adhesives always have been and always will be formaldehyde-free.  

A misconception is that formaldehyde is still in lash adhesives.  Borboleta’s safe eyelash extension glue goes through thorough testing and purification to make sure it is in its purest form for clients’ use.  Formaldehyde is a reactant (ingredient) used to make cyanoacrylate.  After cyanoacrylate is formed, the eyelash adhesive is purified through a process known as chromatography to get rid of excess reactant (formaldehyde).  This process purifies the eyelash adhesive glue and makes it safe for client use.  After this process there are only trace amounts left.  This is true for all brands due to physical limitations.    

Wait, didn’t I just say that our eyelash extension products are formaldehyde-free? Then what about these trace amounts? Trace amounts means the quantity left over is so small that even the most sophisticated scientific instruments don’t have the capacity to measure the amount; they can only tell that there is a tiny amount there. Imagine one salt crystal mixed in with the sand on a beach. It’s that insignificant.  Because this amount is so small and safe, it is considered formaldehyde-free eyelash glue.

We make sure all of our eyelash extension products are the safest on the market only containing essential ingredients.  This helps mitigate allergies and irritations.  Drop a comment if you have any questions.



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  • Trying to find out if you have latex in your glue.

    Thank you

    Jill Lucien on
  • What kind of glue is it that doesn’t have it

    Vary on
  • Does your adhesives contain latex??? I have being experiencing constant extremely red eyes since having the lashes put on. This has lasted 2 months now. I have gone to my eye doctor who says my eyes are ok and the redness is some sort of allergy or reaction to something. I am allergic to latex. The stylist has said there is no latex in the glue. My eyes are telling me something different! Can you send a list of ingredients to me. It may help to isolate the problem.

    Moira on
  • Hello

    I recently found out that I have a allergy to eyelash glue. I love my eyelashes and don’t wont to give them up. Looking at the comments I see I’m not alone. would you be willing to send out a sample so I can try it out? I’m willing to pay for the sample. I just don’t want to buy a whole bottle if there’s a chance it will not work.

    Agnieszka Pipala on
  • I would like a small sample to try out. I started to have a reaction to regular glues and sensitive glues recently.

    Vanessa C. on


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