What Makes Acrylic and PBT Lashes Distinctive?
Despite what some companies would have you believe, PBT lashes are much superior than Chinese acrylics.
There was a period when only lashes created from acrylic resin were available. It is inexpensive, simple to produce, and receptive to dyes of many kinds. Almost all of the boutique brands and the vast majority of the mass-market varieties still utilize this substance to make their lashes. The distinctions between these and authentic PBT lashes become clear only when comparing the two.
Acrylic lashes lose their glossy sheen and become drab and chalky when wet; they become stiffer, somewhat springy, and have a material “memory,” so if they are twisted out of shape, as may happen if you slept on them, they will remain thus. If you’re in the market for an acrylic lash box, you’ll want to check out some of the top eyelash vendors.
We looked all around the globe for a more natural-looking and superior material over the last five years. The engineering polymer Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) has excellent mechanical and thermal properties. False lashes manufactured from this material are more costly and labor-intensive to produce, but they are also very comfortable to wear, extremely durable, and have a beautiful, natural glossy shine. They don’t lose their form or curl as readily and therefore look nicer for longer (you can forget the masks and special pillows).
All of our lashes, not only the Platinum Edition, are now created from PBT because we believe it is worth the additional cost. While only you can determine whether this material is best for your customers, we can provide cheaper costs than certain companies that still sell acrylic lashes by passing along our volume savings.
An acrylic lashes box is a great option for storing your lashes. They are durable and can hold up to the wear and tear of being transported around. Additionally, they are clear so you can easily see what lashes are inside.
When comparing synthetic, natural, and mink lashes, what are the key distinctions?
It’s a common question to inquire about the brand and quality of the lashes we use. Synthetic/acrylic, fake silk/mink, and genuine mink/human hair lashes are the broad categories of lash extensions.
Lashes that are 0.20 mm thick or more and sold in bags or little pots are often referred to as synthetic or acrylic lashes. The majority of us learned with these lashes before we had any other choice.
These lashes are the most striking option because of their thicker, heavier, and more lustrous appearance. Although these lashes are becoming less common due to their obvious artificiality, they remain widely used in beauty salons since they are the most cost-effective choice.
Silk and mink lashes are both created from synthetic strands called PBT, despite the common misconception that they are comprised of natural silk and mink (polybutylene-terephthalate). Silk and mink eyelashes are distinguished from one another by their tapering (the degree to which the lashes thin down at the tips), weight, and sheen. Silk eyelashes are often less tapered than mink lashes and are somewhat heavier and glossier.
As a result of the term’s vague connotation and the fact that the attributes stated above may be inverted depending on the manufacturer, we’ve found that the features and quality of both fake silk and mink lashes vary widely by brand.
Last but not least, the best eyelash extensions are made from unique and uncommon natural fibers like mink and human hair. The price of a set that has been applied using this option is often higher. Cons: it’s hard to tell whether the hairs are ethically obtained and genuinely sterile, despite the fibers being incredibly soft, light, and natural appearing. They lose their form quickly since they are made of genuine hair.