At Lasharoni, we do not sell Real Mink Lashes. We only sell Faux Mink and Silk Lashes. Why don’t we sell Real Mink Lashes? . Real Mink Lashes come from the fur of Minks (small mammals related to Otters). They have extremely soft and light fur. This fur is usually obtained by brushing the animal and collecting the shedded fur. . We don’t support the use of real animal fur and given that most real Mink extensions come from countries without a great history when it comes to animal cruelty, we have chosen not to ever import the product. We don’t in anyway support any form of animal cruelty or mistreatment. . Instead, we use ‘Faux Mink’ lashes which are made of a synthetic material. They are still incredibly soft and light and are extremely similar in look and feel to real fur. It’s very hard to tell the difference. They also keep their shape well when wet while real mink extensions flop down and lose its shape when wet. There is also concern that using Real Mink extensions brings hygiene issues into question. Real fur, just like with other animals, can cause allergic reactions with some and therefore it is always safer to use the synthetic option. . All in all, Faux Mink lashes are the better option!