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The Top 4 Lash Serum MYTHS.

2 May, 2020 - 05:43pm by - First Lady | 19 Comments

By BR Amelia

Lash Serums work like magical elixirs and with their mystique comes a lot of mis-information.  We bust 4 Lash Serum myths.

1.  Eyelash Serums use Hormones:

FAKE NEWS!

This is not the case, normally this is simply a case of mistaken identity. Hormones are confused with Prostaglandins. They are very different. 

Hormones, which are secreted by glands, are transported by the blood stream throughout the body and act on distant cells. 

Prostaglandins have a short half-life and act only locally before being inactivated and excreted. Prostaglandins are a group of lipid compounds that are naturally present in practically all tissues in the body. 

The Prostaglandins used in active eyelash serums communicate with cell receptors in the hair follicle and encourage it to stay in its natural growing phase for a longer period of time. This is why Lash Serums that contain Prostaglandins create such noticeable length. These type are also the best rated ones on Beauty Review. 

 2.  Some Eyelash Serums have been Banned in Australia and are therefore Not Safe:

NOPE!

Untrue. There is simply a difference between the product classification regulations in Australian and New Zealand. In New Zealand Eyelash Serums that contain a Prostaglandin ingredient are classified as a cosmetic as long as its only included in a very low concentration. In Australia any product containing this type of ingredient (regardless of concentration) requires a prescription. Some brands have been remove from sale as a result of this difference in regulation, not because of safety. 

3.  Eyelash Serums can Change your Eye Colour:

NOT QUITE!

This is incorrect. The only lash serum that had this as a potential side effect is Latisse which requires a prescription. Latisse was the first Lash enhancer to use a prostaglandin (Bimatoprost) and was derived from glaucoma medicine, when one of the side effects noticed from the medicine was longer lashes. Eye colour change was only associated as a side effect to the higher concentration of the ingredient Bimatoprost when applied as an eyedrop. But as it was a side effect of the medicine Latisse had to include it as a potential side effect to the Lash enhancer. 

Most Active Lash Serums now use different prostaglandins that are in lower concentrations and are safe to use with no risk of eye colour change. 

4.  You Can’t use Lash Serums with Lash Extensions and Cosmetic Tattooing:

FALSE!

You absolutely can, as long as you do not try to apply the Serum while they are conducting the treatment you should be fine. The lash serum will help create stronger and healthier lashes and this will give more for the extensions to bind to. Again, as long as the tattooing has healed properly then you could use a brow serum to enhance the hairs that are on top. 


So there you have it! Lash serum myths debunked! Truths told! So, do tell... Are you a fan of lash serums? Which is your favourite? Are you keen to give them a try? Chat away!

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16th June, 2020

I've been on the fence about trying lash serums for a while so this was definitely an interesting read!

3rd June, 2020

I admit to thinking all these things said above lol Feel silly now .

3rd June, 2020

I admit to thinking all these things said above lol Feel silly now .

14th May, 2020

I think I've only ever tried one so I can't really comment but I do know that the active ingredients rapidly deteriorate once opened

12th May, 2020

I was lucky to be on the loreal trial and loved it! Interesting article

11th May, 2020

Interesting read! I have been using LiLash for ages and it's amazing! But due to the price (and I'm worried it will stop working for me) I will try FLash then maybe the Loreal

10th May, 2020

I had really pleasing results from using Flash eyelash serum

7th May, 2020

I've never heard of these myths, but it's good to know just in case I come across them. I haven't used any lash serum yet.

7th May, 2020

Never heard most of these myths. I'm a fan of lash serums, they're not miracle workers, but they do improve the length and strength of my lashes.

5th May, 2020

I've used the loreal, flash and lilash and found lilash the best for length. The other two are good but not quite as good. I would like to try revitalash at some stage.

5th May, 2020

Im really interested in trying one but can't decide which

4th May, 2020

I can honestly say I've never used one or thought bout doing so

4th May, 2020

I have often thought about using one but just never got around to it and always had a bit of doubt that they do what they say but after reading this article and the comments from other users I think I might just buy one now.

4th May, 2020

I love lash serums! The L’Oreal serum is fab for conditioning and thickening and for insane length I loooovvvveeee Lilash - so good! The sign of a good serum is if I get mascara on my glasses because my lashes are long and gorgeous!

4th May, 2020

The L'Oreal lash serum was really good. I'd love to try Lilash some time.

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