Conventional eyelash growth serums have been all the rage in the past few years, but if you love your eye color and don't want to risk the health of your eyes and beauty, keep reading.
The common ingredient in conventional eyelash growth serums like Latisse, GrandeLash, Nulastin, and many others is a prostaglandin analogue, a hormone-like fatty acid that causes blood vessels to expand and become more permeable, allowing for an increase in the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the eyelashes. You may see these listed on the label as Isopropyl cloprostenate, Bimatoprost, Isopropanol Phenyl-hydroxyl-pentene Dihydroxy-cyclopentyl-heptenate, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, or Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide. These are all believed to prolong the Anagen (active growth) phase, but the actual growth in lashes is just a side effect. The original use is to treat glaucoma. There are also side effects such as swelling, redness, and irritation at the base of the lashes--and these symptoms may last long after you stop using the product. In addition to chronic irritation, these lash serums have also been known to darken the eyelid skin and the iris color in people with lighter eyes. It can also potentially cause a “sunken eye” appearance by shrinking the layers of orbital fat around the eye socket- aging the eye dramatically. This is gradual and happens over time but is also permanent. No bueno!
Other possible side effects:
- Eye Pain & Irritation
- Allergic reaction: irritation, redness, inflammation, and itchiness
- Hyperpigmentation around and below the eyes
- Darkening of the Iris
- Dryness or flakiness
- Changes in vision
- Eyelash thinning & loss
- Unwanted hair growth on other areas of the face
- Premature aging around the eyes
THIS is precisely why I created Long Lash Growth Serum--a revolutionary, safe alternative, strengthening and nourishing serum that synergistically works to optimize lash health. It's clean, non-toxic, scientifically-formulated Triple Peptide Complex (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17) acts on all three lash and brow phases. Why peptides? Peptides (amino acids) are the building blocks of protein. Our eyelashes are made up of 90% of protein so by using a triple peptide-based formula you can safely extend the natural process of your eyelashes' lifespan in the Anagen phase (active growth). Then during the Catagen phase (transition phase), peptides deliver nutrients to prolong this phase. In the Telogen phase (resting phase), your lashes appear to be fuller, thicker and longer.
Backed by clinically-tested and active ingredients to encourage growth cycles to maximize, prevent breakage, and repair damage from cleansing, curling, mascara, extensions, and false lashes. Free from prostaglandins to naturally enhance the beauty of your own lashes without negative side effects.
This is my secret to long, natural, full, and beautiful lashes without makeup, extensions, or compromise. Fast, safe, and effective.
Restores sparse, brittle, damaged lashes with three of the most promising peptides for optimal lash health & growth:
- 100% vegan & cruelty-free
- Free of prostaglandins, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, GMOs, parabens, sulfates, alcohol, soy, or gluten
- Safe for everyday use, with no toxins or hormones.
Here are some of our key ingredients:
This powerful peptide nourishes and conditions the lashes with provitamin B5 (panthenol) and promotes hair bulb keratinocyte proliferation to ensure optimal hair anchorage. Clinical studies show 3x more volume in just 15 days!
Our second, patented, active peptide is formulated with plant-powered red clover flower extract, rich in Biochanin A to regenerate hair follicles and improve hair regrowth to densify the lashes and brows, giving you a more full, youthful look.
This new, potent, proprietary active targets hair growth at the cellular level. Plant-based extracts and other natural ingredients dramatically reactivate hair growth and decrease hair loss with clinically visible results in 3 months by re-launching stem cell activity and proliferation and increasing the dermal papilla fibroblasts metabolism resulting in astonishing lash growth.
Our third peptide is a chain of 5 different peptides, hence the word Penta attached to the oil-soluble fatty acid, myristic acid, for better bioavailability. It is known as being one of the best cell-communicating, active ingredients to boost keratin production (the protein that makes up hair) and lengthen the growth cycle. This results in the thicker, longer lashes and brows we all desire.
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT (DHT BLOCKER)
Thanks to the natural compound ginsenoside, Ginseng is a super-effective hair thickener that reinforces each individual eyelash, making it very effective in thickening sparse lashes--giving the lashes and brows a full, fresh look.
CAMELIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Also known as green tea leaf extract, it is one of the most powerful antioxidants (epigallocatechin) that stimulates and soothes the hair follicles, encouraging new growth. It has the highest concentration of plant chemicals that keep the hair follicles in the anagen phase. It also acts as a humectant by drawing moisture to the hair fibers to keep the lashes and brows moisturized and healthy.
It contains ricinoleic acid, an antimicrobial, detoxifying, and moisturizing to the follicle. It helps strengthen the hair and adds shine, which gives lashes the appearance of being fuller and darker.