RevitaLash was created by Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff for his wife who had lost her eyelashes due to chemotherapy.

Fun Facts:

Athena Cosmetics, parent company of RevitaLash, donates a portion of their profits to breast cancer charities.

RevitaLash is a cruelty-free company.

Company News/Recent Launches:

In August, 2009, Athena Cosmetics filed a lawsuit against Allergan, creators of prescription-only eyelash product Latisse.

Since creating RevitaLash, Athena Cosmetics has created Mascara by RevitaLash and Hair by RevitaLash, a hair conditioner.

Key Ingredients:

RevitaLash Eyelash Conditioner contains panthenol, a moisturizing ingredient that may promote hair growth.

Hair by RevitaLash contains ginkgo biloba and ginseng root.

TIA's Take:

While many, including our own Copley, have found that RevitaLash does, in fact, allow users to grow longer, fuller eyelashes, there are a number of risks associated with using this product. RevitaLash is not yet FDA approved,  although Athena Cosmetics insists that their products are "very safe" in a number of different places on their website. The RevitaLash website states that the product may cause discoloration of the skin around the eye and, if the product comes into contact with the eye itself, the pigment of the iris may be darkened. More troubling than the aesthetic damage this product may have are the irritating and harmful ingredients in the RevitaLash formula, including chlorphenesin, which can cause contact dermatitis and respiratory depression, and phenoxyethanol, which can shut down the central nervous system, cause reproductive damage, and is listed by the Material Safety Data Sheet as harmful if absorbed through the skin. So, while RevitaLash may be capable of giving you the doe-eyed look you've been craving, the risks of using this product seem to outweigh the benefits.