Assessing Differing Eyelash Extension Compositions and their Microorganisms


  • Medha Tripathi Troy Athens High School
  • Rachel Webb Athens High School



Eyelash Extensions, Sable Eyelash Extensions, Silk Eyelash Extensions, Mink Eyelash Extensions, Demodex folliculorum, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacteria, Eyelash


The purpose of this study was to determine the quantitative relationship between parasite Demodex folliculorum and three different eyelash extension types: mink, sable and silk. In spite of the disruption of experimentation and the resulting necessary altercations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the research method followed was quasi-experimental. Rather than directly assessing the correlation between eyelash extension types and Demodex folliculorum, the relationship both variables had with bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis was examined to reach a conclusion. The process of experimenting and synthesizing prior information resulted in heavy usage of primary and secondary data to reach the conclusion that sable eyelash extensions comparatively promote the least growth of Demodex folliculorum and are therefore the safest option for eyelash extension users.


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Author Biography

Rachel Webb, Athens High School

Rachel Webb is the AP Research Teacher of the author of the paper, Medha Tripathi. 



How to Cite

Tripathi, M., & Webb, R. (2020). Assessing Differing Eyelash Extension Compositions and their Microorganisms. Journal of Student Research, 9(1).



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