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Eyelash alert ! Anybody used serums?

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Lostmyglassesxx Mon 05-Mar-18 13:31:43

anybody used serims for eyelash growth.. mine are getting shorter and sparser .
Looking at branded options Rapid lash NYi etc and also reading about castor oil I want genuine reviews I can trust which I know I will find here as opposed to product endorsements elsewhere.! Also I am sure older eyelashes will react differently to younger ones as the hair growing cycle is different post menopause ...

lemongrove Mon 05-Mar-18 15:02:55

I simply stopped using mascara about 6 months ago, and my eyelashes grew back.We can’t expect thick eyelashes when older, but mine look normal again now.At night I put a tiny bit of vaseline on them, don’t know if it helped, or if it was just the lack of mascara that did it!

Teetime Mon 05-Mar-18 15:08:59

I use Vaseline too at night which conditions eyelashes beautifully. If you want to give up mascara for a while try having them tinted at a local salon the results are amazing.

f77ms Mon 05-Mar-18 18:57:09

I couldn`t go without mascara but now use a Clinique one which is hypoallergenic . It seems to have done the trick , my eyelashes are much fuller than when I used other brands . Vaseline works wonders by making the eyelashes less brittle allowing them to grow . I have also used a tint by eyelure which is pretty good and easy to use . Not sure about serums ,

Coolgran65 Mon 05-Mar-18 19:17:55

ffms do you find the eyelash tint easy to use. I am afraid of panda eyes. I usually have them tinted at the salon before holidays etc.

lemongrove Mon 05-Mar-18 20:31:23

My eyelashes are dark brown, how would tinting help?

lemongrove Mon 05-Mar-18 20:33:21

I may give the Clinique mascara a go, just for now and then, as I have got used to not using one now.

Eloethan Tue 06-Mar-18 00:08:48

If you use an under-mascara base (I use Dior or Chanel) it makes fine, short lashes (like mine) look much thicker and longer.

Years ago I tried to use a vaseline-type product which was applied at night and was supposed to promote growth. It worked very well for my friend but it just made my eyes red and itchy.

PamelaJ1 Tue 06-Mar-18 08:31:28

Two of my clients use rapid lash. It does seem to make their lashes grow longer. I tint them so I am in a good position to judge. One of them says she seems to have a little discolouration near her lashes but I can’t see that.
I have a client whose husband uses drops for glaucoma and his grow so well that I trim them occasionally. I think the cosmetic lash enhancers use this ingredient in their product but am not totally sure about that.

NanTheWiser Wed 07-Mar-18 12:12:58

I use both Rapidlash (from Boots) and Nanolash (direct from their website). Expect to pay approx. £40. They DO work, but you need patience and perseverance, as it will take 3-4 weeks before you notice any difference. They don't have the active ingredient Bimatoprost that PamelaJ1 mentions - this was discontinued some years ago due to a few people who had adverse reactions to it. You might notice some redness along the lash line when you first use it, but that disappears after a while. And of course, if you stop using it, your lashes will return to normal.

NanTheWiser Wed 07-Mar-18 12:29:24

... and here's the proof of the pudding - my li'l old eye...

Maria455 Thu 06-Sep-18 08:40:41

The first time I tried dermalmd eyelash serum it took a good 4 weeks to see any new growth. I was very happy with this serum I had eyelash extensions on that ruined my lashes I used dermalmd eyelash serum and saw results quickly would definitely recommend it.

petra Thu 06-Sep-18 21:58:22

If your near a Debenhams the Clinique counter have a basket of free sample mascara.

lemongrove Thu 06-Sep-18 22:04:17

thanks Petra I shall dash out tomorrow. smile

Melanieeastanglia Thu 06-Sep-18 22:05:33

My friend had eyelash extensions. They looked great but I don't know what they cost.

Maggiemaybe Thu 06-Sep-18 22:52:00

I didn't realise eyelashes changed as you got older. Something else to look forward to then. grin

Nanna58 Fri 07-Sep-18 23:57:58

Always use Revitalash, expensive, so ask DH for it at Christmas. Use it ever day and at first you’ll think you’ve been sold a pup, BUT after about 5weeks your eyelashes will ‘batter ‘ against your cheeks! Lasts well, when lashes look as you want them can just use a couple of times a week for maintenance- I honestly wouldn’t be without it, it’s amazing.

valeriej43 Fri 19-Oct-18 10:09:19

I bought some lashXtreme from Groupon, supposed to make lashes grow, been using for 8 weeks, and --niothing, now trying caster oil, but only for a week up to now,
I read about Rapid lash, and very good reports about that, but its very expensive,especially as when you sop they shrink back
Was talking to a lady in eye clinic who has drops for Glaucoma,she said she had to trim her lashes as they grew so long they hit her glasses shock

FlexibleFriend Fri 19-Oct-18 11:17:48

My lashes are the same thickness and length etc they have always been, my eyebrows are getting thicker and longer, thicker is ok but longer is not. I take vitamin E every day and that probably helps as my hair is just as thick as ever too, fine but masses of it. I did by some clack castor oil to try but have never got round to it, think it cost all of £2 on Amazon.

Welshwife Fri 19-Oct-18 12:17:14

I use drops given to glaucoma patients - although I don’t have glaucoma just high pressure in my eyes- and certainly the drops have made my eyelashes thicker - Xalatan or Lanaprost.

jellybeanjean Sat 20-Oct-18 09:25:28

My eyelashes appear to have fallen out and have attached themselves to my chin, where they are thriving ?

Willow10 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:30:34

Jellybean grin

Stoker48 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:39:35

Does anyone wear permanent false eye lashes? Are they any good? How long do they last?
Are they expensive?
Was thinking of maybe trying before my next holiday.

Lostmyglassesxx Sat 20-Oct-18 09:43:15

I used castooil for 6 weeks and then gave up need black castor oil ..I think they stopped falling out as much... so I had better start again ..
Don’t use glaucoma stuff if you don’t have glaucoma I say’s potent..eyes are precious things.
All hair has a growing cycle ..on head and eyes ..
The best mascara and I have worked through masses of them is Nars Climax..I got a free sample at the counter

valeriej43 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:43:16

Welshwife i have to use Lananaprost too, but not noticed any difference in my lashes up to now
I have given up hoping for long lashes, nothing seems to work,
How long before you noticed any difference in the growth,?