Top 5 Rated Eyelash Growth Products
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No. 1: LASHOVÉE
Success Rate: 97%
Price: $69.97
MD LASH FACTOR
No. 2: MD LASH FACTOR
Success Rate: 87%
Price: $140.00
ACTIVLASH
No. 3: ACTIVLASH
Success Rate: 81%
Price: $130.00
ENORMOUS LASH
No. 4: ENORMOUS LASH
Success Rate: 66%
Price: $95.00
DERMALASH
No. 5: DERMALASH
Success Rate: 59%
Price: $95.00
Last rated August 30, 2014
Top Beauty Secrets
Week of: Wednesday September 03, 2014
OUR EDITOR'S EYELASH GROWER CHOICE
June 26th, 2012

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It’s somewhat unbelievable that Latisse, the popular eyelash grower, has been on the market for four years now. Since then, a lot of over-the-counter products have been released by other cosmetic companies, hoping to rival the popularity of Latisse. But before we get to a discussion of which brand is the best, let’s take a look at the effectiveness of eyelash lengtheners in general and see if these solutions are indeed safe to use.

What is bimatoprost?

No discussion of eyelash growers is complete without mentioning bimatoprost. Way before the FDA approved Latisse (bimatoprost) for lusher eyelashes; it was already available in eye drop form as a glaucoma treatment. It should be noted that a few celebrities have been reported as users of bimatoprost including Christina Hendricks, Mandy Moore, and Brooke Shields. But of course, the decision to use an eyelash conditioner is up to you. Are you swayed by celebrity endorsements or do you prefer to form your own opinion about a cosmetic product? It really depends on what lengths you would go to and how much you are willing to invest in terms of beautifying yourself.

Are there side effects you should be aware of?

For lash stimulators, whose main ingredient is bimatoprost, consumers should be aware that eye redness, itching, and dryness are potential side effects. Obviously, you should consult a doctor right away if these effects persist or become worse. Regarding another unwanted side effect, you may want to be careful during the application process as you don’t want hair to grow where it’s not supposed to. If you’re not sure about how to apply a lash grower, ask your dermatologist and while you’re at it, let him or her explain to you if there is truth to the reports that bimatoprost can also cause eye discoloration. You don’t want your eye color to change or the surrounding skin to be of a darker color so you better ask if such effects could be permanent.

Some notes on using a prescription medication

Unlike non-prescription treatments, bimatoprost and similar drugs such as travoprost and latanoprost require you to consult your physician to minimize the possibility of side effects. For instance, you may be allergic to an ingredient or ingredients of the prescribed treatment and long term usage may cause problems later on. Though it is highly unlikely that your doctor will just prescribe a product without weighing the risks to you against the benefits, you can also talk to your pharmacist for more details. As always, it is good to be honest about your medical history, especially if you have other eye problems. Don’t forget to divulge the current medications you are taking, as you wouldn’t want to experience a reaction brought about by a negative drug interaction. At the moment, there are no studies that specify whether eyelash enhancers can be used safely by pregnant and lactating mothers, which means that if you are expecting or are breastfeeding, it would be a good precautionary measure to avoid using such products until studies have deemed them safe to use.

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