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Five Best eyelash and eyebrow growth products 2009 updated

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October 20, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 22 Comments
Eyelash growth products with prostaglandins almost all work, but all too often cause side effects, as our readers have reported with, for example, Lilash, such as severe irritation and even hair sprouting in cheeks. Our Five Best picks - Hydropeptide, Folligen, Marini Lash, Dermalash and Keracyte-B - are prostaglandin free and we have tested them and know that they work on lashes and eyebrows.

Ingredients in Hydropeptide Lash

Water, butylene glycol, octapeptide-2, glycerin, xylityglocoside anhydroxylitol, inositol, glucosyl hesperidin, myristoyl hexapeptide-16, hexapeptide-17, sodium hyaluronate, folic acid, biotin, xylitol, hydrogenated lecithin, rapeseed sterols, castor seed oil, caprylyl glycol, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, acrylates C10-30, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tetrasodium EDTA, cetearyl alcohol, germall 115 (Imidazolidinyl Urea), phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients in Folligen Cream:

Purified water, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and copper chloride), squalane, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, cupric chloride, propylene glycol (and) diazolidinyl urea (and) methylparaben (and) propylparaben, allantoin, tocophersolan (Vitamin E), menthol, lavandula augustifolia (lavender) oil, fragrance, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols.

ingredients in Marini Lash:

Water, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolized glycosaminogylcans, diazolidinyl urea, methyparaben, propylparaben, C12-C15 alkyl benzoate, panthenol, acrylates/ C10-C30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, myristoyl pentapeptide-17, myristoyl tetrapeptide-12, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, tocopherol, biotin, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon bark extract), butylene glycol, saccharomyces/copper ferment, sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium chloride, triethanolamine, vitamin B-12, folic acid.

Ingredients in Dermalash

Aqua (water), eyelash growth-promoter complex, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl polymethacrylate (and) propylene glycol, butylene glycol, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, panthenol, imperata cylindrica (root) extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, caprylyl glycol (and) phenoxyethanol (and) hexylene glycol, carbomer, maltodextrin (and) camillia sinensis leaf extract, serenoa semulata fruit extract, triethanolamine, copper PCA, biotin, tyrosine, disodium EDTA, dipotassium glycyrrhizate

Ingredients in Keracyte-B

Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline), Glycerin (and) Butylene glycol (and) Carbomer (and) Polysorbate-20 (and) Palmitoyl oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tropoelastin (Elastatropin), Selenomethionine (and) Cysteine (ProliSel)
  • May 31, 2013

    by Erin

    Can you use Folligen Cream on your eyes and lashes? It appears to be intended solely for hair loss on your head and hairline.

  • February 9, 2012

    by nicki

    I have been using Grandelash-Md for 6 months now, my eyelashes are amazing, at first my eyes for the first day were a bit sorebut I think I used too much , This really works I have had no side effects at all, I'm hooked and now all my friends are.

  • February 23, 2011

    by Vicki

    using folligen on eyebrows for 1.5 months and have seen wonderful results. left eyebrow several bald patches, almost at point don't need to fill in with pencil. thinking another month or so will be filled in.

  • February 1, 2010

    by E. Haynes

    What about Enormous Lash? My friend gave me a bottle. Thank you

  • January 14, 2010

    by Jaysie

    I've been using RapidLash on my eyebrows for about 1-1/2 months and it has caused new hair growth. Unfortunately, the new hairs are not like my other brow hair - they are either curled or sticking straight out or so long they need to be trimmed. It's possible that the hibernating follicles have aged so I'm going to continue using the RapidLash to see if they eventually produce normal brow hair. I haven't tried the product on my lashes because I'm afraid new lashes might come in going in all directions and then I'll be in trouble with them poking me in the eye.

  • January 3, 2010

    by marta

    Van, thanks for the reminder! I do need to give MD Lash a try as soon as I have finished testing a new one from Skin Actives. Watch this space.

  • January 2, 2010

    by Van

    Hi Marta,

    Have you also tried Activlash? Do you think MD Lash Factor could also be in the Top 5?

  • December 31, 2009

    by Zoe

    I used Lumigan (the glaucoma medicine on which Latisse is based) last spring--shady dematologist in LA gave me a perscription. It definitely worked, but the growth was uneven and also the lashes were rather thin and insubstantial. When the perscription ran out, I started using Skin Actives, which I also apply to my eyebrows. I'm very satisfied--the lashes aren't super long, but thick and dark. Also, I had a bare patch on one of my lower eyelids that even Lumigan could do nothing for and the patch is now gone. So, price-wise and performance-wise, I prefer Skin Actives.

  • December 30, 2009

    by Primrose Krasicki

    Hi MArta and happy New Year . I read the lash report. Im 50 -50 about itIt is interesting . I have been getting good results with hair nails & lashes just by taking the filthy tasting Bio Sill (amazon ) as well as DR Wolz Body Oxygen again from Amazon's betterlife web. Actually ive used Dr W for about 10 years now. I have little idea why Dr W works so well for me but the eye lashes (specially lower have certainly grown and remain that way . Its also helped me many a time to avoid flu . I did check it out idividually with three pharmacists here in Melbourne .All told me the same .What it does as it bio organic & a liquid,plus royal jelly.Is that the dose goes into your immune system in a few minutes. Where as synthetic supplements take up to 48 hours to absorb. ButDr W really does make my skin, and the rest of me look and feel much better. Hope this may be of some help to whoever is interested plus Amazon's betterlife is the BEST I think for supplements and vitamins .Kidn regards Primrose

  • December 26, 2009

    by Sharon

    I got fantastic results in a short time with Rapidlash

  • December 26, 2009

    by marta

    Hi Priya,
    I share your dislike and concern about animal testing. However, I don't recommend products that are not animal tested. This is because I'm not sure that it is meaningful to say that a product is not animal tested - even if the product itself has not been near an animal, the individual ingredients are bound to include some that are animal tested.

  • December 25, 2009

    by priya

    I tried the new Jan Marini for three months. No results at all.

    Folligen is animal tested.

    Which of the products that you recommend are not animal tested?

  • December 21, 2009

    by Junko

    I've been using Folligen on my lower lash's for almost a year now. The copper does seem to oxidize as it dries, creating a smoky grey/black liner effect, which I LIKE. This might be different for each individual based on the skin's PH? For me, it serves a 2 fold purpose, lash enhancer and liner :) It does not stain my skin and wash's off completely each night. My lower lash's look full healthy without irritation.

  • December 19, 2009

    by Jill

    Another happy Rapidlash user here!

  • December 2, 2009

    by marta

    I've been using Folligen for over a year and it hasn't turned by skin green. Copper exists naturally in our bodies.

  • December 1, 2009

    by lina

    the use of folligen makes the skin turn green. obviously there is copper in the solution. is there any evidenc that this copper build up is harmful?

  • November 28, 2009

    by Laura

    I used LiLash with great results, no negative side effects. I've heard their new formulation does not work so I bought the Hydropeptide, every time I use it I wake up with swollen, weepy eyes so I guess I'm allergic to it. I'm trying out Rapidlash next.

  • November 2, 2009

    by juliet

    I used Lilash for 12 weeks befor it amazingly worked! After a few more months though it started making the skin around my eyes sore and red. I tried stopping using it for a 10 day period a couple of times and even using it less but now just one application makes them red again. I've sadly given up. I'm on the lookout for another brand that doesn't irritate, so i might try Rapid lash.

  • October 23, 2009

    by joseph

    just another quick word on the rapidlash...though my lashes looked healthier/more lush at the beginning, i didn't notice growth until shortly after the four week's like it literally happened overnight! i can't tell you how pleased i am with the results and it's so worth every penny(approx. fifty bucks for up to a two month supply) to me!

  • October 22, 2009

    by steve

    I'm a guy, but I have very little lashes. I got the hydropeptide lash from the Beauty First store a couple of weeks ago. My wife just told me this moring that she thought I had longer lashes.

  • October 21, 2009

    by patrice

    After trying Marini, LiLash, Revitalash, Talika, LIBrow with no results. Have just started Rapidlash today. Will let all know what the results look like in about 3 to 4 weeks.

  • October 21, 2009

    by joseph

    i've been using rapidlash for the past four months or so with outstanding results! last week a waitress at a diner asked me if i had eyeliner on...also, i had just started going back to a barber i hadn't seen in a year....she 'made a scene' about my eyelashes, telling me they looked fake. she called a couple other female barbers over so they could see. she said not only are they long, they're thick and dark..i didn't tell her my rapidlash secret!

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