My experience with Skinn Cosmetics eyelash growth product, Lash 3X Lash Base Conditioner ($69.50), has been – to cut to the car chase – disappointing. After more than six weeks of use (the Skinn website promises results in 30 days, my lashes look much the same as they did at the outset of the trial. Perhaps they are a little darker at the tips, but they are no longer or thicker.

The main active in Lash 3X is a popular ingredient in eyelash growth stimulators. Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 is also in Tarte Multipleye, as well as Jan Marini’s lash product and Code:ai. Usually, it is pared with one other peptide and in this case, Skinn has added in copper peptides, which have a good track record for helping hair grow and this variation turns up in lots of hair growth products.

More unually, Skinn has added in apple cell culture extract. This surely has to be the new black of the cosmetic industry and in the last year it has started turning up in all sorts of antiaging skin care products.  Although there are claims that apple stem cells protect the hair follicle, I haven’t found any specific research that demonstrates they encourage hair growth.

The Lash 3X formula – with its well known hair helpers, keratin and members of the vitamin B family – looks as if it should do the job. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me.

I’d love to hear from anyone else who has used Lash 3X.

Ingredients in Lash 3X Conditioner:

Aqua, myristoyl pentapeptide-17, biotin, lecithin, glycerin, panthenol, malus domestica (apple) fruit cell culture extract, sodium hyaluronate, copper tripeptide-1, hydrolyzed keratin, hydrolyzed silk, phenoxyethanol