For months I have seen girls talk about eyelash serums that supposedly help grow your eyelashes. I have seen several Teen Moms, and even Kim Kardashian promote these 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 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 in this serum are nurturing and hydrating. The most important ingredient is bimatoprost. This is the ingredient that makes your eyelashes ‘grow’. It was originally used in Latisse when the doctors noticed an interesting side effect – People’s eyelashed where growing longer and where becoming thicker. So they redesigned the product.
The serum actually does not stimulate the growth of new lashes, but instead, it extends the growth cycle of your hair. That means that a lash 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.
SIDE EFFECTS: One very important side effect of this product is that it can change the color of your eyes. Also, it is possible that your eyelashes get some discoloration on them from the serum.
HOW DO YOU USE THE SERUM?
The use of the serum is super easy.
Firstly make sure your face is clean from make-up and creams, and your eyes and lashes are completely dry. Dip the brush once and remove extra liquid from the brush. Apply a thin layer of the product on the root-line of your lashes and let it dry for 90 seconds.
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 it to my eyelashes and then went to bed. I would use my phone for a bit and then would go to sleep. I noticed that when I was on my phone, my eyes were stinging. It was not painful but it was definitely annoying.
If this was the only side effect of the serum, then I would have kept using it.
I have Green-Gray eyes 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 a while, I started to see some discoloration in my eyes. I don’t want brown eyes (Nothing wrong with it, but my eyes are quite pretty and I don’t want them to turn brown) After I noticed the changes, I used the product a few more times, but with the soreness/discomfort 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.
As 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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