I am so grateful to have found my $10 lash growth solution.
Lash breakage was an issue for me. I wanted better lashes, but did not want to try any of the popular (and expensive) lash serums on the market. Many not only contain questionable ingredients I stay away from generally, but several have even been found to contain isopropyl cloprostenate. This is a type of medication called a prostaglandin analog and a drug regulated by the FDA. I am very thankful to have found a natural, effective treatment and am excited to share my $10 lash growth solution with you. I want to help you grow your lashes and avoid potentially negative side effects from many of the lash serums out there; even those marketed as “safe” and “natural”.
Beware of commercial lash serums: even those marketed as “natural”.
Current Lawsuits abound, and several companies were recently sued for not disclosing this key ingredient. The side effects are scary- such as depositing brown pigments in the iris. It can actually change eye color (yes. you read that correctly). These drugs can also cause eye irritation, redness, blurred vision, inflammation, lid crusting, swelling around the eyes, and cysts, according to the FDA. Apparently, these issues go away once one stops using the gel, except for brown pigment in the iris of the eye. Yikes!
The FDA does not monitor cosmetic companies like drug companies, require ingredient transparency, or even standards for claiming safety, which is how so many companies are able to get away with this. It is disturbing.
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My natural, effective alternative to unsafe lash serums.
When I went looking for natural alternatives, I kept coming across reviews for castor oil. I knew a little about castor oil because I had heard about it’s use as a laxative. Also, I remembered that ricin is a poison naturally occurring in castor beans. But had never heard of using it as a lash growth serum. The reviews I read claim that the oil helps restore broken lashes, and boosts lash and brow growth.
I found this certified organic brand and and decided to give it a try.
I started using it the day it arrived and noticed a difference in my lashes in about two weeks.
One source I found indicates the oil doesn’t actually grow lashes, but it rather strengthens and moisturizes them, which prevents breakage. For me, this may have been the case and it just looked like growth because they were no longer breaking, but that is what I needed. I am happy with my results. And instead of spending $150 and having to worry about nasty side effects, I spent $10 on a product I can feel good about.It also lasts forever!
Here is how I use it each night.
I bought extra applicators to keep my product clean. The oil is very thick, so be sure to wipe the excess oil off on the edge of the bottle before using. Afterwards, I wash with soap and hot water, and recycle them after two or three uses by donating them. Wands for Wildlife is a non-profit that collects used mascara wands to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur and feathers of wild animals.
Castor oil reviews often mention other uses and benefits. I saw it used as an acne treatment, brown spot removal, and cuticle oil treatment, but I haven’t looked into these yet and cannot verify.
Castor oil for eyelash growth is definitely worth a try through.
If you give it a try, let me know.