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Allergan to file a new eyelash growth product with the FDA

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June 5, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments
Allergan, the maker of Botox, has announced that it will file a new drug application with the FDA for a new eyelash growth product. The active ingredient is the glaucoma drug called bimatoprost that caused all the fuss late last year for Jan Marini and ended up with her withdrawing her product from the market.

Allergan says it has finished clinical trials that demonstrate that bimatropost works (having used the original Marini product, I can testify that it does) and that it is safe. On the safety point, we'll need to see Allergan's data because there is evidence that glaucoma drugs can cause burning/irritation and change the color of your eyes.

Eyelash growth products are one of the most popular subjects on Truth In Aging so perhaps it isn't surprising that Allergan expects sales of its new product of $500m a year.

Today is also the day that Jan Marini's new eyelash growth product went on sale. It doesn't have any glaucoma drugs or analogues, but as to what exactly the active ingredient is I can't tell you. I have made several requests to Marini HQ with no response.
  • August 2, 2010

    by deborah rodell

    Also a footnote, I agree with Lucille.

  • August 2, 2010

    by deborah rodell

    I like Talika, it is gentle and keeps my lashes in prime condition. I can not say my lashes have grown but they have not thinned as I have aged either. Also the lash conditioner by DHC a lash conditioner containing olive oil is good.

  • January 29, 2009

    by Lucille

    This is insane. I use Revitalash and have awesome lashes now… So, why would I go through the trouble of a prescription for a DRUG when I can buy Revitalash from the salon??

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