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Dare to try it: Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner

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Reviewed by Marta June 9, 2008 13 Comments
Jan Marini has just launched a new eyelash growth product called Marini Lash (about $150) and I received a sample from her marketing department this morning. I have high hopes for long, sweeping lashes: Marini's products are generally at the leading edge; her Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner worked with (at least for me) spectacular results; and I can only believe she'd put something out that she was super confident about after all the controversy over her last product.

Marini Lash does not contain any glaucoma drugs, such as bitamoprost, or analogues of prostaglandins. These powerful drugs, meant for a treating a serious ocular condition, do have the remarkable side effect of making eyelashes grow like weeds. Unfortunately, they have other side effects such as changing the color of your eyes or even harming vision. Anyway, after the FDA recalled Age Intervention and Allergan (the makers of Botox) started to claim it owned the patents the active ingredient, the whole thing became a no-go area. So what is in the new Marini Lash and will it work?

The main ingredients are moisturizers, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolized glycosaminoglycans. Next up are three preservatives (two parabens and diazolidynyl urea, which can be an irritant depending on the concentration and the newest formulations are said to be more benign). There are a couple of synthetic peptides, pentapeptide-17, some fatty acids, and vitamin E. Biotin could be promising: the combination of vits H and B7 that are associated with hair growth, although I've seen counterclaims that biotin is not easily absorbed topically. There is also vitamin B12.

Plant extracts include white tea (an anti-oxidant) and horse chestnut (there are claims that this helps stimulate hair growth) and cinnamon (honey and cinnamon is a common hair loss remedy). There is also saccharomyces/copper ferment (this is posh name for the yeast used in fermentation); I couldn't find anything much about its role in skin or hair care. Neither can I work out what the role of sodium phosphate dibasic is.

Anyway, I'm off to give Marini Lash a try and I'll report back in a few weeks.  In the meantime, finger's crossed.
  • October 6, 2011

    by Tracy Wagstaff

    Hi! I have been a fan of Lilash for about 6 months, but I found such great information about the issues and such in regards to that some of the ingredients are causing conplications. I have noticed dark circles, which I am displeased with. I am now finished with my tube and would love to try your Marini Lash if you wouldn't mind sending me a sample! I have also a health, wellness ans vibrant luvi g blog where I would love to highlight my results and Marini Lash on, as I have SO many viewers who would be very intereatws... Excited to try and thanks so much!

  • January 11, 2011

    by Lauren Cassani

    I have recently had to do some extemsive research on eyelash growth serums. This site is very interesting in this respect. I recently lost all of my eyelashes and eyebrows due to chemotherapy. Some have grown back, but my eyelashes are very skimpy. If there is an option may I inquire for a free sample of the Marini Lash? Please Let me know!

  • October 26, 2009

    by Peggy

    I tried Essential Lash for 90 days and didnt see one bit of different so I sent it back for a refund. I dont recommend wasting your money on this product.

  • September 21, 2009

    by Susan

    Revitalash and MD Lash Factor contain the glaucoma ingredient (prostaglandin) which causes permanent eye color change and decreased vision. They are being sued by Allergan.

    ActivLash, Marini Lash, Essential Lash - All three contain poly-peptides, nutirents, vitamins and condition your eyelashes for healthier and fuller eyelashes. Only ActivLash is also a Natural Eyelash Enhancer Product.

  • July 22, 2009

    by lori

    hi I have tried the lilash with fantastic results and managed to find jm age intervention after a long search so I'm very excited to try this, I saw reviews on the net saying that the new marini lash doesn't work so I got scared to spend $$$ on it, so if you could send me a sample??

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