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Latisse Reviews: Side Effects, Benefits, Risks, and More

Produced by Allergen (the same company who manufactures Botox), the prescription is used to treat hypotrichosis, a technical term for having too few eyelashes.

As was reported by users of Latisse and by FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, there’s a possibility of allergic reactions to certain ingredients in the product. 

Though most of the side effects are reversible once the use of the product is discontinued, it is a cause for concern among several customers.

Pros

  • The official website of Latisse provides extensive information on the product, its usage, and the probable side effects and how to treat them.
  • Allergan has the patent for the use of the active ingredient bimatoprost, which is approved by FDA for cosmetic purposes.
  • The product priced at $120 is not very expensive in comparison with other products in the same category and is known to produce results albeit at a slow pace.

Cons

  • Redness of the eye, itching sensation at the application site, eye irritation, and dryness in the eye are some of the common side effects of using Latisse.
  • Some customers have complained of darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation) around the application site.
  • There have been cases of the lashes falling out and discoloration of the eyes, may be due to being allergic to one or many of the ingredients, in which case, it is best to discontinue use and seek medical help.
  • The product takes a long time to work, as long as 4 months, to see any noticeable results.
  • Once you stop applying Latisse, your lashes immediately go back their original state.
  • Some doctors aren't yet familiar with the prescription.

Latisse Side Effects

  • Eye Irritation: Because Latisse stimulates many of the nerves and vessels in the eye area, it is possible that the medication causes your body to react through red, itchy, or mild stinging of the eyelids. Doctor John P. Cunha states that the irritation is likely temporary. However, if the irritation persists or causes very sharp pain, you should stop taking the drops right away. Along with hives, difficulty breathing, and trouble seeing, sharp irritation can be a sign of an allergic reaction. If you suspect this to be the case, call your doctor right away.
  • Swelling: Puffy eyelids and swollen regions beside the eye can also occur. This usually happens when the patient is first taking Latisse, as the body is trying to grow accustomed to the medication. If there is discharge or oozing, your eye fluids may be imbalanced or rejecting the medication.
  • Extra Hair Growth: The chemicals in Latisse target hair producing factors to grow eyelashes longer and fuller. When the drops miss the intended area, or make their way to the surrounding eye structures, it may cause unintended hair growth on places besides the eyelashes. Carefully applying the drops is your best defense against this occurring.
  • Dry/Watery Eyes: Since Latisse is also used to treat glaucoma, the strong medicine may interact with tear production, either overstimulating it or causing it to underperform. Liz Serge of AllAboutVision suggests talking to an ophthalmologist beforehand regarding your current tear production and how any pre-existing conditions like dry eye may be worsened by using Latisse.

For our full research about Latisse side effects - read this article

How does Latisse Work?

Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, is what makes eyelashes grow longer and thicker. The exact mechanism of how it works is currently unknown. But according to the product’s official website, Latisse is believed to affect the anagen phase of the eyelash hair cycle.

Anagen phase is the stage when the hair follicle is active, resulting in hair growth. The length of anagen phase varies from person to person. People with longer anagen phases can grow their hair longer, while people with shorter anagen cycle cannot. It is believed that bimatoprost extends the length of the eyelashes’ anagen phase, resulting in longer and thicker lashes.

Latisse Cost

Latisse comes with a whopping price tag at $120 per kit. But this kit already includes 1 bottle of Latisse solution and 30 pairs of applicators. If applied correctly, one set can last about 6-8 weeks. The price may also vary in other pharmacies, and some doctors offer discounts for bulk purchases. Ask your doctor whether she or he offers any additional discounts. There are also local events or programs that offer special promotions and discounts, so be sure to check them out.

Where to buy Latisse

Latisse is not a cosmetic product. It’s considered a drug, and currently only available by prescription from a doctor unlike serums such as Rodan and Fields Lash Boost.

Just keep in mind that not all doctors may be familiar with Latisse. However, most eye doctors, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons are aware about the product.

Verdict

Latisse replete with all the necessary ingredients to be the best possible eyelash growth product falls short in few key areas:

  • the list of potential side effects,
  • the strict regulations for its usage,
  • the mandatory prescription for its purchase,
  • and the slow countdown to see expected results makes one wonder if its worth going through the hassle to find out whether the product works while there are better options available.

What's better than Latisse?

The most popular consumer choice in 2018 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

  How to apply Latisse?

  Tips on Using Latisse

Latisse Reviews on Youtube

FAQ

LashFood: An All-Natural, Miracle Lash Enhancer, or a Gimmick?

LashFood is well-known as the natural and safe alternative to other potentially harmful lash serums on the market. Their award-winning Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancing Serum contains herbal extracts and other vegan ingredients said to promote longer, fuller and healthier lashes.

Formulated with "skin-loving ingredients" such as arginine, lavender water and soy protein, LashFood claims to deliver all the benefits of prescription drugs like Latisse, but without the risk of irritation or side effects. The product itself is not only certified organic and dermatologist approved, but the LashFood packaging is Ecocert certified and made up of 99.49% biodegradable materials. It all sounds great to us, but is it too good to be true?

Pros

  • ​Simple to use - Apply nightly to clean, dry lash line. Use brush applicator just as you'd apply your liquid eyeliner.
  • Natural and safe for sensitive skin and eyes; Dermatologist tested and approved. Formulated without synthetic fragrance, dyes or gluten.
  • Safe and beneficial for eyelash extensions; Strengthens lash bond and prolongs wear of extensions.
  • Noticeable results in just four weeks - With continued nightly use, LashFood claims you will see full results in 16 weeks.

Cons

  • High-end price - For $80, you get just 3mL of product. A single tube is said to last five months with daily use.
  • Limited clinical study results - It is also unclear how many study subjects participated, so it is questionable how accurate the claims of "no side effects" are.
  • No direction given on continued use after 16 weeks - Nor does it state what will happen to the condition of your lashes if you stop use after that period.

What you need to know about LashFood:

It's bimatoprost-free

Bimatoprost is the controversial synthetic drug otherwise known as Latisse. It has been associated with several nasty side-effects, including burning or itchiness of the eyes, vision problems, lid pigmentation, hair-growth in areas other than lash line, and possibly the most concerning, increased browning of the iris.

While the potential side effects seem severe, bimatoprost is the primary ingredient that triggers lash growth in many serums, due to its ability to mimic natural chemicals produced by the body known as prostaglandins.

In place of bimatoprost, LashFood uses the natural benefits of the following ingredients:

  • Phyto-Medic Complex' - A combination of herbal extracts said to be clinically proven to prevent hair loss and encourages lash regrowth.
  • Arginine - An essential amino acid that protects against breakage
  • Lavender water - A natural treatment for many different types of hair loss, including alopecia
  • Soy Protein; Strengthens and conditions lashes

Where to purchase LashFood

Prescription drugs like Latisse are only available through consult of a doctor, and can cost you up to $150 per bottle each refill. LashFood is more conveniently accessible, and can be purchased at the following beauty retailers:

  • Ulta Beauty (online only) - $78
  • Sephora - $78
  • Bluemercury -$78
  • Violet Grey -$88
  • Net-a-Porter - $80
  • QVC - $78

Purchasing directly through the LashFood website used to be the best option, as you were promised a 60-day moneyback guarantee. As of 2017 this guarantee inexplicably no longer applies, and for some potential first-time purchasers this might be a deal breaker.

Backed by clinical science? 2015 Lawsuit suggests otherwise​

A 2015 consumer protection class action lawsuit filed against Jane Beauty, the owners of LashFood, revealed evidence against their claims of using "clinically proven" ingredients. The plaintiff states:

"Defendant does not provide the public with any peer-reviewed, independent clinical studies that show the Product or any of its ingredients, including the "phyto-medic complex". . . cause eyelashes to physically grow and/or become thicker within the claimed time frames. Thus, Defendant's lash growth/regrowth claims are false, misleading and reasonably likely to deceive the public."

The verdict concluded unable to prove the "revolutionary" herbal extracts, or any other ingredient used in the Phyto-Medic Complex Eyelash Enhancing Serum, are effective in promoting lash regrowth.

The Bottom Line: Is LashFood worth your $80?​

While it may be hard to dispute the glowing five-star reviews and all-natural appeal, there is simply no clinical research that proves the ingredients in the Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancing Serum will help you achieve your desired lashes, as claimed.

For an $80 tube of serum that is intended to last no longer than five months, you're looking at total expenses that could reach $192 a year. While this product may still cost less and may be easier to purchase than other lash serums on the market, you have to ask yourself if the risk is worth it. Considering the lack of science-backed research, you could be spending an extra $192 a year for a product that is serving the same temporary purpose as your standard tube of mascara.

If LashFood conducts a future study in which a controlled placebo is used to prove effective ingredients, this might be worth recommending. However, the fraudulent claims of clinical research, unpublished case studies and the lack of known side-effects seems deceptive and concerning at this time.​

​What's a Better Alternative to Lash Food? 

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

Rodan and Fields Lash Boost: A Popular Eyelash Enhancer. But Is It Really Safe?

In 2016, Rodan + Fields (or simply R+F), the company behind the famous Proactiv brand, has launched a new product to compete with other eyelash enhancers available now on the market.

It’s called Lash Boost, which uses a blend of keratin, biotin, peptides to boost your eyelash growth. It also includes a questionable ingredient isopropyl cloprostenate which we'll discuss later in this review.

The question is: Is this product worth the money and is it safe for your eyes?

Testimonials

This is the first thing we always look for when reviewing beauty products.​

We've received a fair share of negative reviews about Lash Boost in the comments section, but this story from Kayla Ann was a BIG surprise for us. Take a look:

Here's the comment she posted:

NO! It is NOT worth i! It gave me eye ptosis, a known effect from the prostaglandin!!! I don’t know if it will go away. I made a video about it because I am MAD:

Kayla Ann

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Pros and Cons of Lash Boost

Pros

  • It's easy to use. Simply apply to lash line each night before you go to sleep with the provided applicator
  • It nourishes the follicles. This promotes new growth and makes your eyelashes look fuller and longer.
  • It can be used as a 2-in-1 product. As well as using it on your eyelashes, you can apply it to your brows to make them look fuller.
  • Application is only necessary on your top lashes. If used overnight, it will be absorbed by your bottom lashes while you sleep.

Cons

  • There’s a high price-tag. It’s a whopping $150 per tube, and it is unclear how long the tube will last with the recommended daily use.
  • The instructions are unclear. It’s unknown what will happen if the product does not apply or rest on the lashes evenly. Will it only work on some of the lashes?
  • The longevity has not been fully tested. Lash Boost has only been on the market for around six months, so the long-term results and side-effects are not widely known.
  • The ingredients may produce unwanted side-effects. Lash Boost contains the ingredient isopropyl cloprostenate, a synthetic prostaglandin analog. The FDA noted that the use of the products which contain this ingredient should be supervised by a licensed practitioner, as isopropyl cloprostenate may lower intraocular pressure and other side effects such as ocular irritation, hyperemia, iris color change, macular edema, ocular inflammation and interference with glaucoma therapy.

This last point startled us a little, so we decided to look into the product side effects more closely.

Lash Boost Side Effects:

  • Irritation: Because the product is applied so closely to your eye, irritation may occur - especially if it makes direct contact. Fortunately, rinsing your eye with water should be enough to reduce the irritation.
  • Tingling/Redness: A possible side effect is tingling or redness of your eyes. If these symptoms persist, you should discontinue your use of the product.
  • Darkening: Lash Boost contains ingredients that may cause your lashes to darken.

Rodan + Fields recommends two options to find out if your skin will accept this product:

  1. Perform a patch test. Remove any makeup and make sure your face is clean and dry. Apply a small amount of Lash Boost serum on a small area of the lash line of your one eye. Allow it to dry before applying any other cosmetics near the area. Wait at least 24 hours and check for reactions.​
  2. Reduce the frequency of application. Sometimes, your skin needs to adjust slowly to a new product, and it may take a few applications to get used to it. If you experience any side-effects for the first few days, try applying Lash Boost every other day (instead of daily) until side-effects disappear. Then gradually increase your usage.

If your skin has not reacted to the serum, then you’re all set to continue using the product. But if tingling, itching, or redness persists, Rodan + Fields advises to discontinue the use of the product and seek for medical advice

What You Need to Know:

Lash Boost Cost

If you enroll as a Rodan and Fields consultant, you will be able to purchase Lash Boost at $112.00 versus the retail cost of $150.00 plus $11.95 shipping. Consultants get all products at a 25% discounted price. However, you would still need to pay a flat rate shipping of $9.95.

If you are not a consultant, but you enroll to be a Preferred Customer, Lash Boost would be offered to you at $135.00, and with no shipping costs, no matter how many products you order at a time.

​Read more about how much is Lash Boost here

Limited Test Group Has Been Carried Out

Rodan and Fields touts excellent results of 90% of test participants experiencing fuller looking lashes after repeated use, and 85% reporting longer looking lashes after repeated use. Admittedly, we’re not really sure of the difference between fuller and longer looking that creates the 5% differential. However, the fine-print also states that the test group consists of only 41 participants.

Source: ENHANCEMENTS_Lash_Boost_FAQs.pdf 

Considering the price point and marketing splash the company is trying to make with this product, the test group seems astonishingly small.

Lash Boost is a Multi-Level Marketing Peoduct

This is not a ‘one off’ product. You can't buy a single tube and expect to enjoy the benefits over a long period of time.

Rodan and Fields is a multi-level marketing system, and part of their marketing plan is to encourage you to keep buying their products. They even offer discounts and perks if you sign up to be a consultant (although you’re still expected to pay the enrollment fee that ranges from $395 to $995.)

They also offer the option of becoming a ‘preferred customer,’ where you can get perks of "up to and in some cases more than 10% discount off of retail price" if you sign up and pay the $20 initiation fee.

​So, Should You Buy Lash Boost?

In conclusion, we’ve deduced that Rodan and Fields’ ‘Lash Boost’ is relatively unproven product, and we can’t ignore the enormous red flags.

A test group consisting of only 41 women hardly seems like an adequate sample size to fully evaluate the performance and side-effects of the product - especially when some of these these side effects sound relatively serious.

YouTube has countless videos of consultants posting ‘amazing results’. But should we really trust such biased sources? It’s hard to tell when the person advertising the product makes a profit from everyone who buys a tube. After all, this is a Multilevel Marketing Scheme.

Here's a video of a Rodan and Fields consultant discussing the product:

What we’d really like to see is an independent testing of the product compared to competing eye serums intended for the same purpose.

Overall, it’s hard to recommend a product with so many drawbacks - especially when there are so many superior products on the market. For those searching for a quality product that you trust will lengthen your lashes without potentially causing harm, we strongly advise against this product.

​What's a Better Alternative to Lash Boost? 

The most popular consumer choice in 2018 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

   How to Apply Lash Boost

   FAQs on the safe use of Lash Boost

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Vena Beauty Eyelash Serum: Side Effects, Benefits, Risks, and More

Vena Beauty has released their eyelash growth serum, which they claim will “strengthen, magnify and lengthen your natural eyelashes and eyebrows”.

Vena claims that this product is natural and safe, and that results can be seen within two to six weeks, according to clinical testing.

The serum, according to their claims, will not only promote lash and brow growth, but thicken the hair that already exists.

But do their claims add up?

The Good, The Bad, and The Missing

The Good:

  • The product has a 5.0 rating on Amazon with over 1,500 reviews.
  • The company states that they guarantee the quality of their product with a replacement or refund upon request.
  • The serum is half the price, in some cases even less, of similar products from well known, trusted brands.

The Bad, and The Missing:

  • The company claims that the serum is all natural and gentle, yet they list no ingredients whatsoever on Amazon. Amazon provides a disclaimer on their page, in fact, that ingredients should be checked no the product packaging before use as they may differ from what is listed, which is nothing.
  • Only one review out of over 1,500 is from a verified purchaser. This means that Amazon cannot verify that any of the other reviewers of the product actually purchased it.
  • All of the glowing five star reviews of the product have been posted within the last month, most within a week or two. The review section is being bombarded with glowing five star reviews consistently.

Side Effects

  • Honestly, we couldn't tell you anything about the side effects of this product, as all of the reviews are glowing and, frankly, dishonest. We cannot seem to find a single person who has actually purchased this product and reviewed it. Even the one reviewer on Amazon who has been verified to have purchased the serum seems disingenuous, as if they either work for the company or were paid for the review.
  • The company claims to have clinically tested the serum but posts no side effects or warnings noted in the testing. One Amazon reviewer states that they suffered eye irritation from rubbing it into their eyes, but again, this review is not from someone that Amazon can prove has purchased the product.
  • Another reviewer talks about the clinical testing that Vena Beauty performed and gives percentages of results in their review... which Vena Beauty doesn't have listed on their Amazon page or on their website. There is no indication of where the reviewer pulled those numbers from.

What You Need to Know About the Serum

Vena Beauty's website was only created in June of this year, and they don't even have the lash serum listed as an available product on their website.

Their website is a WordPress site. This wouldn't be bad for a small independent company, but for a company who claims to have sold over 1,500 tubes of this serum alone, it is extremely amateur. They also have no section on their website that tells you about the company, who owns it, where it's located, etc.

If clinical testing has indeed occurred, there is no indication that it happened in the United States, which means that the product may not meet the US guidelines for beauty care products.

Conclusion

Honestly, we're not even sure that this company or product exists. There is literally no information to be found about who owns it, where it's located, the size of the company, etc.

Although at first glance the product seems to have glowing reviews, only one can actually be connected with a purchase. ReviewMeta.com, a website which analyzes reviews of products, has rated the reviews as a fail, meaning that unnatural reviews, or fake reviews, are highly likely.

​Source: https://reviewmeta.com/amazon/B074YBCV9M

When reviews are all perfect, meaning not a single negative is recorded, at such a high volume as this, you can pretty much be assured the reviews are fake. Also, 1,500 reviews in a very short time period for a product and company that has very little advertising and absolutely no following is a huge red flag.

The bottom line is this: you should always know what is in your beauty products and where they are coming from. Companies should be up front about who they are, where they're located, and what kind of testing their products go through.

It is going on your face, after all. This product is actually going on your eyes, which makes it even more important for transparency. If the wrong ingredients get into your eyes they can cause serious damage, even blindness.

If a product's reviews seem too good to be true, they probably are. This product, and company, are a perfect example of that. No product should have reviews posted, especially at such an alarming rate, from people who haven't even purchased it.

What's better than Vena Beauty?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

Lash Boost Results in 12 Weeks with Before & After Pics from Amanda

Lash boost has become a well known alternative to false lashes within the beauty sphere. Lash boost itself is a product that is distributed solely by consultants under the Rodan & Fields brand. It retails for $150 (USD) for 5ml.

Beauty guru, Amanda (@makeup.just.for.fun), has made a video reviewing Lash Boost extensively. If you are thinking about an alternative remedy for short, sporadic lashes, that don’t involve heavy duty lash glue and false extensions, then this may be worth exploring.

The product itself resembles an average mascara tube, except the serum inside, is clear and gel like.

 

How to apply:

The directions for use are pretty simple: it’s meant to be used on the upper lashes only and specifically once your face is clean and dry. You apply the gel across the upper lash line using the tiny applicator brush. It’s important to note that you do want to avoid contact with your eyes.

Amanda took close-up photos of her lashes both before use, and after eight weeks of use.  She used Lash Boost every night, with no breaks and she saw a huge difference. The only concern is that you really have to commit to using this product every single night, or the results tend to dissipate.

The growth of your lashes will reach an impasse after a certain period if this isn’t consistently applied. After the eight week period, you can switch to maintaining the growth of your lashes and apply it every other night instead.

Before and after lash boost treatments

 

After a total of twelve weeks, Amanda notes that she has definitely seen major results. She noticed that her lashes improved in both volume and length. She suggested that if you continue to use this product every single night, instead of just switching over to the maintenance type of dose where you apply the serum in alternating nights, then your lashes will continue to grow. It’s all about your personal goals and preferences.

Should you be concerned?

One of the main concerns for the majority of consumers is most likely the price. You only get a mere 5ml for $150.

Amanda did note however that although she’s been using her lash boost for about twelve weeks now, she still finds that there is a lot of product left. She suggests that she will most likely only need to use about one and a half to two tubes of this serum a year. She also mentioned that you can actually get a member discount.

So if you sign up as a preferred customer, you can get a discount on your lash boost and if you decide to purchase any other products from Rodan and Fields, you’ll get a discount on those too.

The number one con however, is that the results aren’t immediate. So compared to your lash extensions, you really have to wait about four to eight weeks before you see a difference here, so the results are not immediate and you also have to continue to use this product or, you will see your results diminish.

Another major concern is regarding the fact that Lash Boost does contain almond extract. So if you are allergic to nuts, this product may not work for you. Please be aware of that. If you have a nut allergy look into this, because there is almond oil in the product.

Better than lash extensions?

A major pro though, is that these are your real lashes! There’s no need to apply makeup, mascara, or any glue. There’s no touch ups needed, it’s almost like a lotion for your lashes. You don’t have to fuss and worry about your fake lashes falling off, these are your real lashes, but ten times better.

This product actually also works on brows, which is great if you want an alternative to microblading for thicker brows. You also don’t need to make any appointments with your spa, it’s DIY! So it’s super easy.

 

Amanda herself has had a great experience with lash boost. Mostly because she hates false lashes and this is a great alternative. If you’re weary of spending hundreds of dollars every few months for lash extensions and are tired of hearing horror stories from women who have lost lashes due to glue malfunctioning, then this might work for you instead.

 

Lash Boost Pros :

  • These are your real lashes, but ten times better
  • You don’t need to use more than a bottle or two a year
  • It’s easy to do it yourself at home
  • It’s safer than lash extensions
  • You don’t have to touch yo or worry about your lashes falling off
  • The serum also works for thicker brows

 

Lash Boost Cons:

  • You don’t see immediate results
  • There is almond oil in the serum and you may need to exercise caution if you have allergies to nuts

 

 

 

Nanolash Eyelash Serum Review: Side Effects, Benefits, Risks, and More

Nanolash is an opthamologist-tested product used to strengthen and lengthen eyelashes. The company claims that it's safe for sensitive eyes, and that users will begin to see results as early as four weeks.

Nanolash claims to have a unique formula made of natural, high-quality ingredients. With continued use, this formula is designed to leave the lashes looking lush, long, and voluminous. They claim to have helped customers around the globe achieve the lashes of their dreams.

But do their claims add up?

Nanolash Pros:

Nanolash is simple to apply, making it an easy addition to any girl's beauty routine. Users are directed to swipe the applicator across the area where the eyelashes meet the skin. This should be done at least once per day.

The serum is quickly absorbed, and it soon begins to penetrate the skin. It reaches deep into the roots of the lashes. For some users, the unique Nanolash formula leaves them with the long, sultry lashes they desire. For others, however, the Nanolash formula isn't quite up to the task.

Nanolash Cons:

Nanolash claims that users will begin to see a marked difference in eyelash length at the 4-week mark. At 6-weeks users will see even more growth, and they should achieve full results by week 8. While some users do see impressive growth, others are less impressed.

Some negative reviews suggest that an entire round of Nanolash left them with unchanged eyelashes. Other reviewers complain about the price tag. This eyelash serum is more expensive than many of its competitors.

Nanolash Side Effects

Itchiness

Nanolash claims that it can be safely used on sensitive eyes. Some reviewers disagree, however, saying that they experienced itchiness and other irritation.

Discolored Eyelids

Some users claim that Nanolash altered the color of their eyelids, leaving the skin around the eyes red and inflamed. This side effect may be especially concerning for people with sensitive skin.

What You Need to Know About Nanolash

Nanolash serum is housed in a small tube, which comes with a precise applicator. Once opened, the serum is supposed to last for up to 12 months. The main ingredient in Nanolash is Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide, a prostaglandin derivative commonly found in eyelash enhancing serums.

This ingredient works by mimicking the natural hormones that lead to long, healthy lashes. The serum also contains water, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol Denat, and Benzalkonium Chloride.

Using the Product

Applying Nanolash is a lot like applying liquid eyeliner. Before applying the serum, users should make sure the skin around the eyes is completely clean. There should be no makeup, leftover eye cream, or dampness. Then the product should be applied to the upper and lower lash lines, and left overnight so that it can truly penetrate the lash follicles.

The Reviews – Are They Good?

Nanolash gets reviews across the spectrum. Some users notice eyelash growth within a few weeks, and are happy with their new, voluminous lashes. Others, however, experience a host of side effects. These range from the relatively minor, like itchiness and redness, to more serious conditions. Before choosing to use Nanolash, people should do their research. If they have previously experienced irritation related to eyelash growth serums, Nanolash may produce similar side effects.

Some users also complain about the amount of serum they get for the price spent. Nanolash isn't the most affordable serum on the market, and the 3ml-sized bottle doesn't always last. Users who are new to the world of eyelash enhancers may want to try a less expensive product before sampling Nanolash.

Concerns

Nanolash customers tend to have several concerns. For one thing, not everyone achieves full, long lashes. Some users experience irritation, despite the fact that Nanolash claims it can be used on sensitive skin.

This irritation is likely caused by the presence of Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide. While this is a common ingredient in many eyelash serums, it's not well tolerated by all users.

Conclusion

If you're looking for an affordable way to boost your lashes, Nanolash Eyelash Serum may not be the product for you. At over $50 per tube, this serum is too pricy for the variable results it provides.

What's better than Nanolash Serum?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

Essy Eyelash Growth Enhancer Review. What we learned from analyzing 3000+ reviews…

Essy natural eyelash growth enhancer is manufactured by Essy Beauty. The product is said to have an advanced formula that makes your lashes grow longer and thicker.

They claim that the product is clinically proven to increase the length of your lashes within two weeks if used daily. The manufacturer also maintains that the serum is made of natural products which do not cause eye irritation.

This eyelash growth enhancer is made using Polygonum multiflorum and Panax ginseng. It comes with an applicator brush that is used to apply the product, preferably in the evening before bedtime.

Products Pros:

  • The serum is said to work in a very short time. According to the company, you should see results within two weeks

Products Cons:

  • The price of this product very high, especially if you consider the fact that you are just buying three millilitres of the serum.
  • The product does not darken your lashes. This means you will still have to use mascara for your lashes.
  • You cannot apply the product as makeup; you have to wait to apply it at night.
  • There are reports that the serum causes some irritation to the eye, and this results in the reddening of the eyes.

Essy Growth Enhancer Side Effects

Although the manufacturer assures us that the product is natural and safe, many users have experienced side effects. So, you need to make sure that you do a test on your skin before you decide to use the product.

The side effects of the serum vary among the different users. It might significantly work differently in women who are pregnant or nursing. Women who have a medical condition or have had a history of heart conditions should especially avoid using the product because of its unpredictability.

Here are the side effects of this eyelash growth enhancer.

Brown Pigmentation of The Iris

In spite of the manufacturer’s affirmations, there have been reports where the product irritates the eye. This usually leads to the reddening of the eyes.The brown pigmentation on the iris will become permanent over time.

Irregular Growth of The Eyelashes

In some users, the serum has made the eyelashes grow irregularly. Because of that, the lashes look lumpy, and this beats the purpose of buying the product in the first place.

Drowsiness and Dizziness

There have been reports of users feeling dizzy after application of this product. When used with other products like phenoxyethanol, it might cause vomiting and diarrhea. This usually happens to infants. The product can also affect the central nervous system and lead to facial dermatitis.

Watery Eyes and Blurred Vision

There are women who have developed blurred vision after using the eyelash growth enhancer. This was experienced after a few hours or days of using the products.

Concerns

One of the main concerns of this product is that most of the positive review of the product have been made by unverified Amazon customers. It is highly likely that the reviews were all left by the same person, or the manufacturer paid for the reviews.

We found only 2 positive reviews with photos. And these photos appear to be made by same person which is a red flag for us.

Many customers share this opinion with us. Here's the dicussion under a negative review of the product:

Conclusion

Essy eyelash growth enhancer is a relatively poor product. The side effects of the products are not worth the risk. And in comparison to other products, this product for having over 3,000 5 star reviews on Amazon from unverified customers, only has three pictures. This is a big sign for us that the manufacturer uses grey techniques to fool its customers into buying the serum.

What's better than Essy Eyelash?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

Toullgo Eyelash Serum Review. A Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem?

Toullgo serum offers a customer the ability to get long eyelashes and regrowth of thick eyebrows. This product also claims to prevent thinning and breakout of the brows and lashes.

While it has a significant amount of customer reviews, this serum fails to provide tangible evidence about its benefits. Also, there are customers who despite using the product for the duration required, have failed to notice any differences.

The ultimate reason for purchasing eyelash serum is to have noticeable results, and that’s why we gather information to find out whether using this product may lead to having long eyelashes and strong eyebrows.

What the company claims about this product.

Toullgo uses a serum which is a component that functions to deliver active ingredients of the product on the skin. However, the product’s claim to use botanical serum without scientific prove is misleading.

While the serum price is $20.99, the long waiting period of 4-6 weeks means purchasing more bottles which translate to a higher product price. Paying a high price without the guaranteed results leaves customers feeling frustrated.

Product Pros:

  • It’s a two in one product. You can apply the serum on the eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Product application is straightforward. You need to use the serum twice a day on a makeup-free face.

Product Cons:

  • You’ll end up paying a higher price. You need to buy two to three bottles to get results.
  • Has negative effects. Can cause allergic reactions and eye irritation when in contact with eyes.
  • Lacks evidence. There are no clinical trials to prove the stated benefits of this serum.

Eyelash serum Side Effects

  • Irritation. The fluid state of this serum makes it possible to drop in the eye causing irritation and redness of eyes. The company suggests that when this occurs, you should wash your eyes immediately.
  • Allergic reaction. Because of lack of clinical trials this serum can cause allergy reactions. Toullgo justifies the reason for the allergic reaction is because each person reacts differently. When you experience any adverse effects around the eye area, then discontinue using the product. However, a warning from this company explains that if you break the application cycle, you will have poor results as you will limit absorption of the nutrients.
  • Has unknown side effects. They also recommends you put this serum away from children’s reach which suggests adverse effects if consumed even in a small dose.

What You Need to Know

Key features of the product

  • Compared to the amount of mascara and price of eyelash curler frequently used to give a temporary effect of longer eyelashes, this serum might be an alternative to getting lasting results.
  • The recommendation for application is on a daily basis in the morning and at night on clean eyes with no makeup.
  • The treatment duration is between 4 to 6 weeks and to attain thicker brows and longer eyelashes you need to use 2 to 3 bottles of the serum.
Is there scientific evidence to back up the benefits of this product?

Apart from the reviews given by the customers, this serum lacks any clinical evidence to prove that it can deliver the benefits it claims.

They further insist that the serum is safe for anyone to use yet have not included any reports of product safety.

These contradictions together with negative reviews given by customers who have tried using this product show red flags that are hard to ignore.

Which are the major concerns

This product has vague explanations on how it work. It doesn’t give a clear distinction on whether or not the serum is oil based. Also, it fails to explain whether it’s safe for a customer to apply the serum while still wearing eyelash extension.

Failure to apply the serum even in one day will stop the growth and to efficiently reach the roots you need first to comb your brows and lashes with a mascara brush. Despite its benefits, these concerns show that there’s a better product as compared to what they are offering.

Conclusion

While the idea of using natural ingredients to make a product can entice us, the lack of medical evidence to back up the nutrients it claims to provide makes it impossible to recommend this serum. Furthermore, the high cost of buying more than two bottles is a turn off considering the results are not certain.

The continuous usage of the product for a longer time to see results makes us think that the moment we stop using the product, then our lashes and brows will return to their previous state.

This is the same temporary solution that we were trying to avoid in the first place. For that, we do not recommend this serum, and despite its good marketing strategies, there are superior products available.

What's better than Toullgo Eyelash?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

SOS Lash Booster Review: 3 You Things To Know Before Buying This Serum.

SOS Lash Booster is a 5-in-1 eyelashes booster created by Eveline Cosmetics LTD, Poland, which manufactures beauty products, including different serums.

The company dwells on five fundamental principles when creating this product. It promises to double the volume of your lashes, strengthen, and extend them. Also, it nourishes and regenerates lashes while also preventing their loss.

Argan oil is added to this serum to enhance growth. Panthenol, another active ingredient penetrates the lashes to quickly moisturize, smoothen, thicken, and protect them right from the roots. Can this product stand the test of time?

Product Pros:

  • It is inexpensive: A tube will cost you less than $ 10, yet it can last you six months after the initial use.
  • It is easy to use: The product comes in a mascara-like tube with a wand that you use to apply the serum.
  • Easy to understand instructions: The manual that comes with this serum is easy to read and understand.
  • It can be used in two ways: This serum can be used as a primer before applying your mascara too.
  • The serum is fragrance-free.
  • Argan oil and hyaluronic acid will stimulate lashes growth.

Product Cons:

  • Redness of the eye, itching sensation at the application site, eye irritation, and dryness in the eye are some of the common side effects of using Latisse.
  • Some customers have complained of darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation) around the application site.
  • There have been cases of the lashes falling out and discoloration of the eyes, may be due to being allergic to one or many of the ingredients, in which case, it is best to discontinue use and seek medical help.

Side Effects

  • Irritation: Since you have to apply this serum very close to the eyes, you might experience some irritation. Your skin might also get irritated the first time you apply it. Use clean water to get rid of the irritation.
  • Redness: If the serum gets in your eyes by mistake, it will lead to redness and itching. Avoid rubbing your lashes as this might get the serum in your eyes, leading to redness. If itching and redness persist, discontinue using the serum and contact your doctor.
  • Hypopigmentation: This product has been reported to cause darkening of the lashes.

Before using any beauty product, it is advisable to do two things first:

  1. Do a patch test: Prepare your face by removing all the makeup you might have. Wash and dry the face then proceed to apply a thin coat of this product on your lashes. Let the serum stay there for 24 hours and check for any signs of a reaction. Since this is a new product to you, you should not go all in at first lest you land in the ER.
  2. Go slow on the application: You need to give your skin time to adjust to a new product. You can easily do this by limiting the application frequency. Instead of applying the serum daily, go for a few days per week. This will reduce chances of severe side effects. As your lashes get used to the product, you can use it daily.

What You Should Know About This Serum

The ingredients in use promise to penetrate deep into your lashes roots, thus working from within. You should expect to notice fuller looking lashes and less shedding. However, it has a downside- it is not water resistant.

  • The cost - this serum is considered cheaper than most alternatives.
  • Buyers Reviews - contradictory. Although some people swear by this product, most feel that it should rather be sold as a primer instead. Its white color is one of the negative properties of this serum. Some satisfied customers stated that you will have noticeable volume and less shedding which is the dream of most women.
  • Science - there is a need for more tests to be carried out so that there will be more evidence to back this product's claims.

Conclusion

The first deterrent is that no test groups have been organized to demonstrate the performance of this product.

Buyers are made to have full faith in the ingredients listed and the promises this serum claims to deliver. This product promises to make lashes grow, among other things, yet most women prefer to use it as a primer before applying mascara.

It is odd that even though this product uses argan oil as one its ingredients, most reviews have stated that there is no added lash length experienced.

This means that you might buy this product, hoping to increase the length of your lashes but you will end up disappointed. It would be great to see independent tests of this product carried out.

What's better than SOS Lash Booster?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

Lashtoniic Eyelash Serum Review. Do You Believe The Hype Around It?

Lashtoniic Lash and Brow Serum is a serum used to enhance eyelash length, speed up growth, and add thickness to your lashes or brow hairs.

The serum is created and sold by Essy Beauty, not to be confused with Essie nail products.

Essy Beauty claims that their lash and brow serum can enhance the overall quality and look of your lashes.

They advertise their use of only natural ingredients to nourish proper hair growth, which also lowers risk of irritation from the product. They also claim that with everyday use, participants in a clinical trial reported up to a 55% increase in lash length.

Fake Amazon Reviews?

There are plenty of positive reviews available on Amazon for the product, however, 99% of the reviews are five stars and are all similarly written. This leads me to believe they were either paid for, or they are fake.

A couple verified reviews that included real photos seem to be in favor of the product, though there are also multiple photos of eye irritation occurring after use of the product. These instances were quite severe irritations and should be taken into consideration, especially as there is no full ingredient list available online.

Lashtoniic Side Effects

Mild to severe eye irritation, including but not limited to:

  • Redness on surface of eyes
  • Pain in eyes like burning, stinging, or soreness
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Veins in eyes more prominent due to allergic reaction or irritation
  • Itching, swelling, or redness of the area around the eye and the eyelid

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Key Features

This serum comes in a thin, mascara-shaped tube. The tube is fitted with a chrome label and printed with the name, "Lashtoniic Lash and Brow Serum". It is available in two sizes: 5 mL or 6 mL. It comes with a thin synthetic fiber brush-tip applicator, much like that of a liquid eyeliner, and is supposed to be applied directly along the lashline, much the same way as liquid eyeliner is applied. It comes in a small cardboard box printed again with the name, but it distinctly lacks an ingredients label. It is sold on Amazon.com by AsaVea for $24.99 USD.

Facts vs Claims

Essy Beauty claims on their Amazon listing that in a clinical trial, participants who used Lashtoniic serum every day for two weeks reported up to a 20% increase in lash growth. After 6 weeks of constant, every day, that number has gone up to 55% growth. They also claim to use all natural ingredients, despite not sharing the ingredients list with potential consumers on Amazon, AsaVea, or any other website for that matter. They claim that their formula is specifically made to be "completely safe," gentle, and non-irritating. This is a faulty claim, disproven by the multiple photos posted by verified paying customers who experienced severe eye irritation after using this product. The Amazon listing also touts the use of "Polygonum Multiflorum Extract." Also called P. Multiflorum, this extract is used in East Asia and has been found in scientific studies to promote hair growth.

Concerns and Red Flags

As previously stated, a full ingredients list is not available anywhere online. This is a major red flag, especially for medicinal beauty products.

This product is classified as a beauty product, and beauty products are not regulated by the FDA for harmful ingredients or allergic reactions.

It claims to use only natural ingredients, so why not share the ingredients list?

Though the brand claims complete safety and gentleness, there are many accounts of people having allergic reactions or irritation from the product either getting in their eyes or being near their eyes.

This product is made for use specifically on the eyelid and lashline, so for it to have caused such a severe reaction when it came in contact with the customer's eye is another red flag.

Essy Beauty also does not provide a website or any other way to get in touch with them concerning their product.

Final Thoughts

Lashtoniic serum is not a well-known and widely available product. It can be found on Amazon, but very little unbiased information is available to consumers about the safety of the product.

The very few unbiased reviews I found all report some level of eye irritation after using the product, ranging from mild stinging to severe irritation, swelling, and pain.

Not only is there a chance of damaging your eyes permanently, but if you do not use the product every single day, the results will fade after a while. It takes between 1 and 6 months for eyelashes to regrow a completely new set, so you will not see immediate results. The risk of putting your vision and eye health in jeopardy is not worth the price.

What's better than Lashtoniic?

The most popular consumer choice in 2017 is Idol Lash.

With a combination of proven ingredients, superb customer service and a 90-day money-back guarantee, Idol Lash is making big waves in the eyelash growth world.

Find out why thousands of people are choosing Idol Lash to achieve their eyelash growth goals, and why it's also the editor's top selection.

Read the Idol Lash review here.

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