Reviewed by Judy
I have fair sensitive skin and am pretty careful when choosing products. I’m also in my 50s and have sparse over-plucked brows (from my teenage years!). As my face has aged, the plucked brows give me a “severe” look with a thin high arch — not quite Cruella De Vil, but you get the picture!
I tested Brow Vitality Complex
($36 in the shop
) with the hopes of filling in my brows and softening my acute brow lines, since I read success stories.
I used Brow Vitality daily, in the morning after cleansing and moisturizing. I don’t wear foundation or other makeup so there was no other product used on my face simultaneously. I decided not to use the product at night as I felt it would end up rubbing in to the pillows, and be less effective.
As directed, I applied a thin line and used the applicator tip to gently get the product in to my brows. I found the short applicator slightly awkward to direct and felt that a small brush-type applicator would work better for me, at least to see where the product is going! Maybe that’s my own challenge since I need glasses for close up!
The pale blue-gray gel (color from copper peptides presumably) absorbed well and did not give me blue brows for the day! It didn’t feel sticky or leave any residue, which would have been unpleasant for me. The oils in the product made my eyebrows feel silky and soft. My brows felt nicely moisturized and looked healthy as I continued use it. While I am often sensitive to a lot of products/ingredients, I found Brow Vitality to be gentle and safe, with no negative reactions.
Personally I didn’t see any significant new brow growth during the trial period, which may be related to menopausal/hormonal factors, time elapsed (decades!) since I did all the plucking, or maybe I’m just a slow responder! Whatever the case, I didn’t see a miraculous result like the success stories before me. One thing I did notice was that my shedding was reduced; I didn’t see any stray brow hairs on my cleansing pads when cleansing.
Despite the lack of new hair growth though, I would recommend this product as a great eyebrow conditioner and nourishing treatment. I sometimes think we forget about our brows. Why not pay as much attention to them as we do other parts of our face? I still have the same brow shape, but my eyebrows are shiny, soft and silky thanks to daily use of Brow Vitality Complex.
Ingredients: Reverse osmosis water, copper peptide complex (water, glycine, L-histidine, L-lysine, L-serine, L-citrulline, copper chloride), emu oil, meadowfoam seed oil, triethanolamine NF (DEA free), Leucidal (radish root ferment), vitamin B5, vitamin e, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, alpha bisabolol