[younique lash serum reviews]Top beauty blogger warns against the dangers of lash serums
It’s easy to understand why eyelash serums have become one of the hottest beauty products on the market. Who wouldn’t want long lashes without having to wear falsies or lash extensions?! The option of supercharging your own eyelash growth is very appealing.
Lash serums are capable of growing your lashes long, pretty quickly.
After a long stint of having lash extensions (which I loved btw), I thought I should let my natural lashes regrow and assess if there was any damage. Using a lash growth serum seemed like a really attractive option to get my lashes long in the shortest space of time.
It seemed Lilash was the most commonly talked about lash serum, but being the beauty critic I am, I always research ingredients before I try anything new.
What I found was that yes, these serums worked wonderfully at growing the lashes, but they did it by using growth hormones, namely prostaglandin. And there was no way I was going to put growth hormones on my eyes everyday! The wide usage of serums containing growth hormones which are largely untested for use on the eye area for prolonged periods was alarming to say the least.
Possible side effects of using prostaglandins on the eye area include eyelid pigmentation, chronic eye irritation, darkening of the iris (turning light eyes dark, or blue eyes brown permanently), lowering eye pressure if the serum gets in your eye, red puffy eyes, weepy eyes, and if you get the serum on your face, or it runs you may often end up with hair growing where it lands- eek! (yep, eyelash like hairs growing out of your cheeks!). These are the possible short term side effects, there are no studies showing possible complications of using these products long term.
I’ve shared my doubts about the safety of this type of product for the past six months to anyone that would listen, but it’s hard to convince someone that they should stop using a product that is working so well for them. More often than not we as consumers trust that what we’re buying must be safe or regulated in some way, but sadly that’s not the case. Beauty products are fairly unregulated and it takes a lot of people suffering adverse side effects for action to be taken and a product to be taken off the market.
Six months after my initial concerns about Lilash began, I’ve had my “I TOLD YOU SO” moment, because just last month the TGA banned the sale of Lilash in Australia.
I think everyone should weigh up the risk vs reward, surely you’d value the health of your eyes and your sight over using something potentially hazardous and untested just to have long lashes?
The good news is there are some great options that will grow your lashes long, yet they are all natural and completely safe to use.
I decided to opt for an all natural lash serum Long Lashes, which is all natural and completely safe for anyone to use even pregnant women. It’s free from hormones and chemicals and it works!
It doesn’t work overnight, you need to give it 3-4 months to see improvements, but it will make your lashes really healthy, strong and long.
Long Lashes is my lash serum of choice and it costs $89
And, of course, a good mascara can work magic on your lashes too! Here are my favourite three:
Photo: Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara $19.95, Long Lashes $89. By Terry Lash Expert Double Effect Mascara $44. Too Faced Better Than Sex $33.Source:BodyAndSoul
Too Faced Better Than Sex $33
By Terry Lash Expert Double Effect Mascara $44
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara $19.95
Written By Bonnie G aka Oz Beauty Expert @ozbeautyexpert
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