Eyelash growth products had to be the beauty craze of 2009 - Truth In Aging even nominated Hydropeptide Lash as one of its best of the year products. Recent newcomers to this ever growing market is Skin Actives (I am currently testing this lash stimulator) and Skin Blends with Lashes LTD.

LTD stands for longer, thicker, darker. Skin Blends goes out its way to promise to achieve this without changing the color of your eyes. This is an interesting assertion because change of eye color is a side effect of using a prostaglandin - a drug that is used to treat glaucoma. Because prostaglandins stimulate eyelash growth, they are the active ingredient in many eyelash growth products such as Lilash and Revitalash. Does this mean that Skin Blends is using some other active ingredient?

It turns out that Lashes LTD contains methylamido dihydro noralfaprostal. Guess what - it's a prostaglandin derivative. As well as being used in Lashes LTD, it is in eyelash growth products by NutraLuxe MD BeautyLash and StimulashFusion.

Apart from the risk of eyes changing color, some users of prostaglandin based products have complained of hairs growing through their cheeks.

Ingredients in Lashes LTD:

Water, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Glucosaminoglycans (and) Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium Lactate (and) Sodium PCA (and ) Sorbitol (and) Proline, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Yeast Extract, Chamomila Recutia (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hexipeptide-11, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Palmitotyl Pentapeptide-4, Arcyoostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Methylamido Dihydro Noralfaprostal, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitol, Triethanoliamine, Methylisothiazolinone