For months I had seen girls talk about eyelash serums that help you grow your eyelashes. I have seen several teen moms, and even Kim Kardashian promote eyelash serums.
I always thought that it sounded too good to be true. So I never bought the product myself. A few weeks back it was my birthday(HOORAY) and I got a surprise parcel all the way from the Netherlands from my amazing sister. This parcel was filled with amazing numerous gifts, including an eyelash serum. So, of course, I HAD to try it out.
In this blog post, I will tell you what happened when I used this serum and why I stopped using it after a few weeks.
Read on for my review.
THE INGREDIENTS IN THE SUPER LASH SERUM
Underneath are the ingredients found in the Super Lash Serum from ‘De Kruidvat’.
AQUA, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL, TETRAISOSTEARATE, BIMATOPROST, HYDROLYZED SODIUM HYALURONATE, PANTHENOL, ALLANTOIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, DIOSODIUM PHOSPHATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, METHYLPARABENEN, ALCHOHOL.
The majority of the ingredients are nurturing and hydrating ingredients. The most important ingredient is bimatoprost. This is the ingredient that makes your eyelashes grow.
It was originally used in Latisse – the doctors noticed that a side effect of this product was that people eyelash where growing and thickening. So they resigned the product.
One very important side effect of this product is that it can change the color of your eyes. In the Netherlands there where several warnings that people should be aware of this fact. Also, it is possible that you can get some discoloration of your eyelashes.
What the serum does is not stimulate the growth of new eyelashes, but extends the growth cycle of your hair. That means that they should not fall out as quickly and therefore can grow thicker and longer than normal. You should be able to see a difference with a few weeks but to see a proper effect it will take about 3 months.
HOW DO YOU USE THE SERUM?
The use of the serum is super easy. After you have removed your makeup, all you have to do it apply a bit of the serum at the edge of your lashes. Kind of the same way you would apply and eyeliner.
WHY I STOPPED USING THE PRODUCT
I have used the products for about 5-6 weeks on and off. I noticed that every-time I used the product I had very sore eyes afterward.
I used the product in the evening after I had taken out my contact lenses. I applied to my eyelashes and then went to bed, using my phone for a bit and then off to sleep. I noticed that when I was on my phone, my eyes were stinging a bit. It was not painful but it was annoying, obviously especially with your eyes.
If this was the only side effect then I would have kept using the product (I had seen some reviews before using it, and their eyelashes looked absolutely AMAZING)
I, however, kept hearing more and more that eyelash serum, changes peoples eye colors. I have Green-Gray eyes at the moment(depending on mood haha) and I kept seeing more and more articles on how the serum can change the color of your eyes to Brown. And this had me worried.
Underneath is just a short selection of articles about this topic. If you Google: eyelash serum change eye color, 2,610,000 articles appear. Some interesting reads are:
- Do Lash Enhancers Change Your Eye Color? – Consumer Health Digest
- The scary lash growth drops that turn green eyes brown – Cosmopolitan
- Did drug to make my lashes lusher turn my green eyes brown? – Daily Mail
After using the product for awhile, I noticed that I started to get some brown in my eye color. I don’t want brown eyes (Nothing wrong with it, but my eyes are quite pretty and I don’t want them to turn solid brown) After I noticed the changes occurring, I used the product a few more times, but with the sore eyes and the risk of my eyes going brown, I just didn’t feel like the risk was worth it.. so see ya later eyelash serum.
Like I said, I hadn’t been using the product for that long. I did start to notice that some of my lashes were a bit thicker, but I wasn’t using the product long enough to notice a real change.
For me, it was not worth the risk, unfortunately. My greatest advice – always read as many reviews as you can about the products before you buy or try anything, you just never know what chemicals you may be applying to your body and what effects they will have on you.
Have you ever tried an eyelash growth serum? Did it work for you? Let me know in the comments below.
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