It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with lashes… At The Lash Spa, we’re always on the hunt for serums that can boost lash growth, increase lash length or repair damaged lashes. We’ve tried a few, however, have only seen proven results with one lash conditioner. Read on to find out which serum actually works.
You may have heard people raving about Latisse and here’s why…
Latisse is a popular eyelash serum from the United States that is FDA approved. It’s a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution (0.03%) that allows people to grow eyelashes. It increases lash length by slowing down the shedding cycle.
Many people don’t know this but our lashes are constantly shedding and regrowing. An eyelash has a growth phase of about 6 weeks. By using Latisse you can extend the growth period so the lash keeps on getting longer and longer instead of falling out. Funnily enough, Latisse was originally developed to treat the eye condition glaucoma – during the testing phase, patients noticed that an added positive side effect was beautiful, long lashes!
Scary side effect
Like every drug, there are some uncommon but possible side effects that Latisse users may experience and it sounds a little scary. The rarest side effect is that it can cause blue or hazel eyes to turn brown FOREVER! Can you imagine seeing blue eyes in the mirror for 30 years and suddenly they’ve turned brown. That would be SO strange!
Why we don’t stock Latisse at The Lash Spa Australia
Firstly, Latisse is actually illegal in Australia and can only be purchased from America. If you try to have it shipped over it probably won’t make it through customs. So if you’ve absolutely got your heart set on it, maybe ask a friend to grab you a bottle on their next trip – which in the current climate might be a while!
At The Lash Spa, we find that the side effect risk just isn’t worth the longer lashes. We would hate for our clients to use a lash conditioner and have their eye colour permanently changed.
It does sound like a great product if you don’t have an adverse reaction. A Latisse clinical study with 278 people found that participants gained 106% thicker lashes, 18% darker and 25% longer. So pretty great results overall.
What lash serum/treatment do we stock?
We stock EyEnvy as it has all the benefits of Latisse but without the scary side effects. It’s exclusive to spas and salons and as a stockist, many of our clients have seen incredible results.
With daily application, you’ll start seeing results within 4-6 weeks. And by the 3-month mark, your lashes will be fuller, longer and incredibly lush. One of our lovely clients showed us her results, check out the video below.
As it’s an exclusive salon-only brand, EyEnvy can’t be purchased online. However, we can post it within Australia same day (if ordered before 3pm) for free – . Call us on 0756 891 919 to place your order.
You’re one phone call away from longer, thicker lashes.
Do Eyelash Serums Really Work?
Yes! Many people have reported visible results after about 4 weeks of applying eyelash serums to their lash lines. Lash serums have been known to increase the rate at which eyelashes grow, making them appear fuller and thicker.
Alternatives to Eyelash Serums
If you are seeking thick, full, and voluminous eyelashes, lash extensions may be a good choice for you. Lash extensions can be applied to the lashes to make them instantly fuller and thicker.
If you don’t want to wait 4 weeks to see results, lash extensions may be a better choice. When you get lash extensions, you will choose between 4 general types of lashes: classic, volume, hybrid, and wispy.
Classic eye lashes: classic eyelash extensions use one individual extension per one natural lash. These are the most common type of lash extensions and generally look the most natural. The results? Thicker and longer lashes that still look natural and beautiful.
Volume eyelashes: volume eyelash extensions involve fans of 2-8 thin extensions applied to one natural lash. Volume lashes tend to be thicker and more dramatic than classic lashes and are great for women who love a “done” look.
Hybrid lashes: hybrid lashes are a combination of volume and classic lashes. During the application process, classic lashes are applied on some natural lashes and fans of 2-8 lashes are applied to others. This creates a more natural look than the volume lashes but are more dramatic and fuller than classic.
Wispy eyelash extensions: wispy lash extensions refer to a style of lashes that also use a combination of volume and classic lashes. They are applied at different lengths to create a wispy look that is natural but asymmetrical.
Another alternative to eyelash serums is castor oil. Castor oil is a natural way to grow your eyelashes and is widely used as a safer, more natural alternative to eyelash serums. Mixing castor oil and aloe vera and applying it to the lash line at night can help with eyelash growth.
Other natural sources that may help with the growth of lashes include coconut oil and aloe vera.
Why Do People Want Fuller Lashes?
Women everywhere are using serums, extending mascara, false eyelashes, and lash extensions to make their lashes fuller and longer. But why? Well, we all want our eyes to stand out and pop. Long lashes create a visible contrast between the eye and the eyelid, making the eyes appear larger and more attractive.
Long eyelashes are often associated with femininity, making women appear softer and more interesting. Long eyelashes open and brighten the eyes and can really enhance natural beauty.
How to Make Your Natural Lashes Appear Healthier and Longer
Even if you do not use an eyelash serum or have eyelash extensions, there are things you can do to care for your natural lashes and keep them looking healthy and beautiful all year long. Tips for caring for your natural lashes include:
- Curl your lashes with a curler before applying mascara
- Heat your eyelash curler for a better curl
- Use waterproof mascara
- Apply mascara close to the lash line to make them appear longer