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wendihouse22 Wed 02-Feb-11 17:10:03

Has anyone tried or does anyone know about the serum for lashes?

Boots do one at about £40 and I toyed with the idea of trying it but, thought I might ask if anyone has any positive experience of these products, before I do.

It my be my age, or some tablets I was taking but, recently, my lashes have become quite sparse despite careful handling! Very annoying.

I'm 48.

Thanks all.

Celery Wed 02-Feb-11 17:25:19

There was a thread about this a few weeks ago. I've been using the rapidlash serum from Boots for about three months, I think, and it absolutely works. Within a couple of weeks. Definately worth the money as far as I'm concerned.

hellymelly Wed 02-Feb-11 17:28:12

You need to be careful if you have blue,green or hazel eyes though,as the active agent in some of them can change your eye colour to brown,permanently.I really want to try lash serums but I also like my green eyes and don't want brown splodges on them.I'm not sure which serums do contain the problem chemical so I've been avoiding them all.

SuperTheoryofSuperEverything Wed 02-Feb-11 17:33:31

The loreal lash boost serum is really good, better than rapidlash which is 4x the price....

I noticed real results after about a month. I use it on my (overplucked in my teens) eyebrows too.

LadySanders Wed 02-Feb-11 17:35:09

my eyelashes fell out (not all but more than 50% i'd say) after dc3 born last year. i used the boots one, it was brilliant, didn't get any stinging or bad reactions, which usually i would say i am a bit prone to, was a huge relief when it restored them, in fact i ended up having to trim them a bit as they grew a bit unevenly. stopped using it after a couple of months and have had no problems since then.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 02-Feb-11 17:52:31

I'm relieved to discover I'm not the only one to have thinning eyelashes.

I've just had DC4 and my eyelashes are thin, short and straight. I had wondered if it was to do with using my eyelash curlers which may have een pulling them out - or perhaps it's hormonal after all. Either way, I'll definitely check out serums - I'd noticed one in the Avon catalogue only yesterday and wondered what it was!

FaffTastic Wed 02-Feb-11 18:39:45

hellymelly - where on earth did you hear that eyelash serums can change your eye colour? Sure, the serum doesn't even get in your eyes??

SuperTheoryofSuperEverything Wed 02-Feb-11 18:43:46

Yeah that seems incredibly unlikely.....

Some of them (the ones with proglandin) have some very dodgy side effects though, such as loss of sight!?

wendihouse22 Wed 02-Feb-11 18:55:45

What!!?!! Loss of sight? Hmmmm.....not sure about trying that.

Thanks everyone, I may give them a go. I wouldn't mind uneven length lashes, just a return to how they used to be, would be nice.

topsi Wed 02-Feb-11 19:04:17

i think the only ones that will change your eye colour are the prescription ones which I don't thik are available in this country yet. the others are safe as far as I am aware.

BendyBob Wed 02-Feb-11 19:09:41

shock at changing eye colour! Really?? Gosh I'm v surprised they're allowed to sell stuff that can do that.

I did use one for most of last year. I think it was a no7 one? Can't remember tbh. It didn't seem to make much difference all told.

BendyBob Wed 02-Feb-11 19:12:34

Oops no it was L'Oreal.

hellymelly Wed 02-Feb-11 21:27:56

Honestly,its true,its been well written up.(you can google it!)The active agent in some lash boosters was originally a glaucoma med,and the side effect of eyelash growth was noticed.Unfortunately another side effect is possible eye colour change in certain eyes.That doesn't apply to all eyelash growth boosters,certainly it did apply to the first mega bucks one-forgotten the name-but some use a different active agent and are no risk to colour.I am just not sure which ones are/aren't.Only a small amount gets in your eyes,but it can still have that effect in some people,and my eye colour is the most likely type to be affected.

PastaDiva Thu 03-Feb-11 01:33:27

Hellymelly is correct - eyelash growth was found to be a side effect of a glaucoma medication (bimatoprost) and this was translated to Latisse. Other possible side effects are darkening of the skin around the eyes and irritation/ inflammation.

RapidLash (which is non-prescription) has a similar active compound so in theory will also work, but it hasn't been subjected to the same stringent testing as Latisse (which is prescription-only at least in the US).

The L'Oreal serum does not contain the ingredient used in either of these, and there is no evidence to back up the claims for that one (unlike Latisse which has a good evidence-base).

Lulie110 Thu 03-Feb-11 01:49:13

Have been using the L'Oreal one for about 1 week.. all good so far, can clearly see some signs of 'conditioning'.

It does make my lashes feel much thicker when on (poss as I slather it on more than I should?), but it does also mean that my mascara does not last as long as before...

Monadami Thu 03-Feb-11 02:51:28

I've been using Revitalash or about 9 months and have noticed I no longer have as many lashes falling out as before. I used to forever have lashes falling into my eyes and they looked short and sparse.

Since using Revitalash, my eyelashes seem to be in better condition and when I apply Mascara they look very long, almost false. They never looked like this before, regardless of how much Mascara I applied.

I also use it on my eyebrows, which were also sparse and fine before, they are much more prominent now. My friend also started using it at around the same time and she looks like she has a pair of spiders for lashes.

LadySanders Thu 03-Feb-11 07:41:43

there is a fair amount of info on internet about revitalash causing some problems, including the colour change, but an equal amount of very positive reviews of it.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 03-Feb-11 12:23:17

So, can you get Revitalash in UK?

LadySanders Thu 03-Feb-11 17:28:35

you could get it on amazon a year ago when i was looking, and some uk beauty salons stock it. it's fiendishly expensive though... hence why i got the boots one for 40 quid instead.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 03-Feb-11 17:50:49

Blimey - the Boots one sounds pricey enough!!

wendihouse22 Thu 03-Feb-11 18:33:18

You can get it delivery free, on ebay at under £24. I am assured that it is the genuine article.

Monadami Fri 04-Feb-11 00:00:42

QVC are now selling Revitalash, but only the smaller size for about £46. The bigger 4ml size which is supposed to last 6 months, (mine has lasted 9 months so far and still loads left and that's with daily use,)ranges from £75-£95. It retails at I purchased some for MIL at

wendihouse22 Fri 04-Feb-11 11:47:22

Have gone with the cheaper option.....purchased the Rapidlash (good reviews here and on the internet) so, thanks everyone.....will let you know how lush and gorgeous my lashes become over the next month or so!

laosvher Fri 04-Feb-11 11:55:18

I haven't used a serum, however, I have put vaseline on my eyelashes and they definitely did grow!
The lip balm stuff, not the moisturiser
Just suggesting as a very-cheap cheaper option

clangermum Sun 24-Apr-11 20:56:47

Just bumping this as Rapid Lash is mentioned in the 40 and flagging (or something like that) thread at the moment.

Laosvher - Vaseline? Will try that on eyebrows first - lashes not too bad and usually dyed, so probably no point putting any serum products on top...

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