Kohl powder is undoubtedly the oldest makeup product in the world, having survived the centuries of Antiquity to still be used today in Arab countries and the West.
Real traditional kohl powder contains natural mineral such as antimony , oils like olive oil. According to some recipes, there are also date stones, cloves and sometimes pepper (for those who sting their eyes).
Depending on its composition, kohl can be black , gray or blue . Unfortunately, it still persists in the trade of kohl made of metal. We offer you on our online store kohls tested and guaranteed to be free of metals and lead.
There is a quick and easy test to perform to find out if your kohl actually contains metal.
The metal test
How do you know if your kohl powder contains metals, the presence of iron, steel, cobalt, nickel, cast iron, ferrites and certain metal alloys? All you need is a white sheet of paper and a magnet.
- Put a little kohl on the sheet
- Place your magnet under the leaf at the level of the kohl
- Move the magnet
- If the kohl follows the movement of the magnet, it means that it contains a metal.
- If the part against the kohl does not move, then this kohl does not contain any metal and it is healthy for your eyes.
You are looking for real gray , black or blue kohl and guaranteed 100% pure and natural, do not hesitate to consult our kohl collections and kohl bottles here
You want to know more about kohl and in particular what differentiates powder kohl from kohl pencil, see our article : “ Why prefer powder kohl to classic kohl pencil?