I have never spoken to anyone who has said “I’d prefer shorter, more brittle natural lashes”. Since mostly everyone wants runway ready lashes, Lash Growth serums are growing in popularity, and fast. But why are they such a hot ticket item? To put it simply, they help your natural lashes and/or eyebrows grow by up to 70% in both length and thickness. More luscious, dense natural lashes are beneficial for mascara, lash lift and tint and eyelash extension lovers, making the range of potential consumers huge. It’s no wonder they are flying off the shelves all over the world. So, you’re probably wondering, how does a serum work? By the end of this blog you will know all about how Eyelash Growth Serums work and how to use them.
How does a serum work?
At some point, you may have noticed an eyelash in the sink after washing your face, or on your pillow when you wake in the morning. It may seem like we have ripped an eyelash out and that it will never regrow but likely these lashes have shed on their own, they are simply following the natural lash cycle. Our eyelashes are constantly growing and shedding. Some lashes will be long, healthy and strong while others may look weak and tiny. This process is healthy and very necessary for the longevity and health of your natural lashes. Believe it or not, the tiny lashes aren’t as weak as they may look, they are just in the early stages of growth (anagen stage) before reaching their full length and thickness (telogen stage). The unfortunate thing about the telogen stage is that once lashes reach their full growth potential, they shed and the cycle repeats itself all over again but how nice would it be to keep our longest, thickest lashes around for longer, without shedding so fast? It’s now possible with the use of a lash growth serum.
Our lashes rely on the vitamins and nutrients that we put in our bodies in order to grow healthy and long. If we are not following a very strict nutrient and vitamin rich diet, our natural lashes may not grow to their full length and thickness potential. That is where a growth serum comes in, it offers all of the vitamins and proteins our lashes could ever need but with a kick that even the healthiest diet couldn’t compete with. Lost Artistry’s “Lash Gains” have special component known as Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, a peptide that encourages lash growth by stimulating the keratin genes in the body, which are responsible for hair growth. Peptides are not only great for nourishing and growing the lashes but act as a conditioning agent that rejuvenates the natural lashes and promotes a longer telogen phase which means the longest version of our natural lashes will stick around for a while longer than usual.
This is particularly wonderful for users who get Eyelash Extensions or Lash Lifts as their lash service will last longer without needing a touch up or infill. Normally and ideally, the eyelash extension or lift will shed when the natural lash does. We often lose between 3-5 natural lashes a day. This is why eyelash extension fills are recommended every 2-3 weeks. At this point, the lash set will have lost some of its shape and new natural lashes will have grown in their place. Since we can elongate the lash cycle stage with the use of the lash growth serum, in theory, you will get a better bang for your buck if you are someone who likes to treat themselves to lash services as well. Not to mention, longer, thicker natural lashes = a wider range of lash styles and drama levels are now likely attainable.
Lost Artistry ‘Lash Gains’ can be used in 3 simple steps
- Open the bottle and glide the applicator tip along the inside well of the bottle to ensure the brush is not dripping wet with product. This prevents the liquid from getting in your eyes and also from unnecessarily using too much product
- Apply a thin coating to the root of your lash line (the follicle- where the lash grows from the skin) once to twice a day (twice for best results)
- Allow “Lash Gains” to dry for 60 seconds by air or use a fan for 5+ seconds before opening your eyes
When will I see results?
Results vary from person to person however most individuals see noticeable results at approximately 3-4 weeks. Maximum results will show within 6 weeks of consistent 2x per day usage. For maintenance after this point, once a day is all that is necessary.
Are lash serums eyelash extension safe?
Not all lash serums on the market can be used with lash extensions as some will leave a film type coating on the eyelashes that may interfere with the lash retention and/or application, however, Lash Gains is an eyelash extension safe product.
What happens if I stop using it or forget to apply regularly?
Absolutely nothing will happen outside of it taking a little longer to attain the full growth potential from the product. The lashes will continue to grow and shed as normal without product use. You may use the product as frequently as you choose, however, best results are seen when using 2x per day, every day.
Can I experience a reaction?
Reactions are uncommon, however, the possibility of a reaction exists when using any skin care product. In the case of a growth serum, the most common side effects are redness and irritation.
To avoid irritation to the eyes, use the product as recommended and allow it to dry fully before opening the eyes. Minimal product is needed along the lash line (the point where the eyelashes grow from the skin) to stimulate growth within the hair follicle.