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Dare to try it: Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner

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June 9, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 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??

  • April 15, 2009

    by Laura

    Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner sounds great since its all natural and doesn't have any of the scary ingredients that can cause blindness!

    I heard that Jane Marini's products really work so please send me a sample so I can try it! I have a feeling I'll be a big fan!

  • July 23, 2008

    by Jodi

    <p>I doubt she would put something on the market that is not as good as her prior product. It would only hurt her reputation right? Since she was the first on the market with a lash product, I feel confident trying it since the age intervention lash worked like a dream! My lashes hit my brows! I trimmed them! I ordered it today from www.theskinspecialist.com as you suggested, great price! <br />
    Thanks, will post back wtih results!<br />
    </p>

  • July 18, 2008

    by Jayne

    <p>I think she must be confused with the older formula. My local salon sells it and they do sell to salons. The seal doesn't bother me if I know it was purchased safely. The other day I purchase from theskinspecialist and had a great experience, as i previously used revitalash and age inter. lash and they gave me a full breakdown of the differences. Quick to respond, and obviously a salon with services listed. Make sure to use caution, I have read much negative on web shopping. I will post back, but based on my friends lashes I expect Marini Lash to be just as good as the other!</p>

  • June 21, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Curious to know how you've been trying it for six months when it was only launched on June 5th 2008</p>

  • June 20, 2008

    by vuvee

    <p>AgelessApple<br />
    The reason it is packaged like this is because it is intended by the company to only be sold to medical offices and then sold by them to clients. So the sealed package is not required.</p>

    <p>It is a great product. I have been using it now for about six months and I am very happy with my results.</p>

  • June 20, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Fate,<br />
    I should have added that I hope you let us know how you get on with Marini Lash. I can't say I've noticed anything 10 days in - but I need to give it three weeks at least before judging it. </p>

  • June 19, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Good point. I hadn't even thought about it but mine wasn't wrapped or sealed either. </p>

  • June 19, 2008

    by Fate

    <p>I just received my Marini Lash--and neither the tube nor box was sealed. Revitalash and MD Lash Factor tubes always come sealed with plastic wrap...why not Marini Lash? I don't know why they would choose not to seal their product. Or perhaps it was just my tube of Marini Lash that wasn't sealed? Please let me know!</p>

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