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Marini Lash- reviewed and recommended

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Reviewed by Marta July 2, 2008 11 Comments

For just over three weeks I have been trying out the new Marini Lash Eyelash Growth Enhancer that Jan Marini launched on June 5. It works. Not spectacularly, but it has given me slightly longer (perhaps even thicker) lashes that are now dark to the tip.I need to add a caveat to my caveat that it doesn't work spectacularly. My eyelashes were already in good shape when I started to use Marini Lash ($150). The impact may be much more noticeable for someone else. A word of warning to the impatient of nature: absolutely nothing seems to happen for the first two weeks; you really do have to persevere for at least three weeks to get results.

As I mentioned in a post when the product launched, there are no potentially harmful prostaglandins (the glaucoma drug in the original Jan Marini Age Intervention eyelash enhancer). In Marini Lash, 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 with its 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 a 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.

I should also add that I had no adverse reactions to using Marini Lash and so pronounce it safe and effective.

Full list of 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.

  • May 10, 2009

    by rose

    my lashes fell out during my chemo treatment. they grew back very short and thin. which product would help best for growth as well as length?

  • May 8, 2009

    by marta

    They are fairly similar but I would say that Dermalash worked slightly better for me.

  • May 7, 2009

    by Katy

    Marta, if you had to choose between the new Marini Lash or Dermalash, which product would you recommend? I used the LiLash and that worked really really really well but irritated my eyelids so I'd always have red lines around them. Plus I don't like that it has the glaucoma drug. So which should I get for my next adventure?

  • February 24, 2009

    by Jen

    Must say that the old age intervention eyelash conditioner by Jan Marini was much better then this one. I ended up switching to revitalash since the gals at theskinspecialist website said if I would probably prefer revitalash since I was happier with the results from the older formula. I guess if new to marini lash you may not notice since cannot compare but by far the results were better from the old discontinued one. I love revitalash, and also got a coupon, worth asking. I just emailed and best service.

  • September 19, 2008

    by Anna

    <p>Jackie, that's what happens. Thats why it isn't good to use any of these products. Same thing happened with me. Better to just discontinue and not use anymore. This wilL ALWAYS happen. I even have gaps in my lashes.<br />

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