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ReLuma Hair and Lash- reviewed and recommended

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Eyelashes & Brows, Thinning Hair & Shedding
Reviewed by Marta April 19, 2011 30 Comments

Much as I think that ReLuma’s Skin Illuminating Serum ($145 in the shop) is one of the very best anti-wrinkle potions I have ever come across, I wasn’t initially very impressed with the hair and eyelash growth products. In my experience, ReLuma kicks in slowly. Patience is required, but is fortunately rewarded in spades. With ReLuma Lash ($95) and ReLuma Hair For Women ($59), progress seemed to be glacial and I almost gave up. However, I am glad I persevered because at about six weeks in both products started to produce results.

I almost gave up completely on ReLuma Lash and even wrote to ReLuma after three weeks of trying it complaining that it irritated my eyes (no matter how careful I was with application) and besides nothing was happening. Without batting an eyelid, so to speak, ReLuma promptly sent me an “updated’ formula and asked me to try again.  The new formula  (I’m not sure what is different about it) didn’t irritate my eyes and a couple of weeks later I started to notice that an eyelash was growing where previously there had been a little gap, my eyelashes were longer and darker. I have been using ReLuma Lash on my eyebrows too, with similar results.

A few weeks ago, Mark reviewed ReLuma Hair for Men and concluded that after a month’s use it had stopped his hair shedding but had done little to encourage new growth (or regrowth). I’d been using the women’s formula for about the same time and had formed the same opinion, but as I had loads left in the bottle (I have been testing it on my hairline) I decided to keep going. As with my lashes, I started to see results a couple more weeks later. There is definitely new hair growing, although it is still a tad wispy.

Compared to Folligen or Hair Signals, which both use copper peptides, ReLuma Hair definitely takes longer to work, but its pale red, lightweight gel is much nicer to use and, in the long term, it gives similar results.

Both ReLuma Lash and ReLuma Hair are based on growth proteins from stem cells. For more on Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media, take a look at my post explaining how they are derived and work.  ReLuma Hair also includes a 2% dose of minoxidil. This is the active in Rogaine, which I have tried in the past with no success. ReLuma Lash gets a boost with keratin and panthenol and lashes are conditioned by moisture attracting gluconolactone.

There are a few things to be wary of, such as the emulsifier oleth-20 and the preservatives phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate. But otherwise, both ReLuma Lash and Hair are simple formulas led by a sophisticated active. They do seem to help hair and lashes grow, but don’t expect overnight results. UPDATE 9/9/2011: Continued use of ReLuma Lash on my eyelashes and brows has paid off with nice long, dark, strong hair. Over time, I became more impressed with this product.


Ingredients in ReLuma Lash

Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media, Glycerin, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolized Keratin, Gluconolactone, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Oleth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Water

Ingredients in ReLuma Hair Women

Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media, Minoxidil Sulfate 2%, Deionized Water, Cellulose, Gum, Lactic Acid, Phenoxylethanol, Polysorbate-20, Fragrance.

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  • August 1, 2013

    by Rebecca

    Wow! I really hope ReLuma works. I did permanent damage to my cornea using a lash enhancer which contains prostaglandins. I would love a non-prostaglandin formula that REALLY delivers. By the way, where do I buy Reluma lash?
    Thanks

  • April 25, 2012

    by Beth

    Has anyone tried City Lash yet?

  • October 31, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Tsega, great questions. I'm not sure anyone really knows the long term implications of using these ingredients. Although the quantities used are likely to be miniscule, the long-term accumulation is a real question. Preservatives are a necessary evil and all we can hope is that the industry keeps looking for safer alternatives. Minoxidil (In the hair, not lash product) can be irritating to some people (including me, so I use the ReLuma Original that has no Minoxidil). There is no issue when you stop Minoxidil, but (as with all hair growth stimulators) if you stop using them, your hair will eventually go back to the growing/shedding cycle it was on before.

  • October 31, 2011

    by Tsega O Abera

    Hi there,
    First thank you for the great reviews. About ReLuma Lash, I tried to search for more reviews online and found barely anything. Most reviews are from TIA. I am concerned about it's long term use/safety (considering ingredients mentioned in one of your reviews; oleth-20, phenoxyethanol & Sodium benzoate) Any further speculation/news on that? Also anything on long term use of minoxidil, or whether there might be any damages if use is discontinued?

    Thank you so much

    O

  • October 27, 2011

    by Junko

    Marta & Cam * I've tried all 3 versions of the ReLuma serum and I'm using the MEN's version right now. For me (even though I'm a woman) I like it the best for growth.

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