While I didn’t end up using an eyeshadow palette this week, my month long trial of the Dermelect Cosmeceuticals XL Lash Volumizer Eyelash Booster Formula has come to a close so I figured, its sort of eye related, perhaps it out to go here. So while there is no eyeshadow palette review this week, her is a little something for those still interested in the eyes.
While I may not always wear a full face of makeup, I wear mascara every day and I have since about the eighth grade. I don’t use false eyelashes, I just never really felt comfortable with them. But I love long thick lashes. So I am always trying out new mascaras. Because of this I often worry about my lashes. While they aren’t noticeably sparce, I fear I may damage them with products.
When I received the Dermelect XL Lash Volumizer in a subscription box I was thrilled to try it out. I’ve used Dermelect before and really liked their formula. Their Self Esteem line is really good. I absolutely loved the serum designed solely for my neck. As silly as it sounds it really helped when I started to lose weight and had looser skin. It helped tighten it back up relatively quickly which made me feel better about my weight loss and want to keep going.
But first we need to go over what to expect from the Lash Volumizer.
Unlock the potential of your lashes. Target thin, weak, brittle lashes and transform them to appear thicker, fuller and stronger. By combining a rich trio of multi-peptides, this specially formulated conditioning treatment works to bolster, moisturize and fortify the lashes with unbeatable coverage and volume.
Formulated with a strengthening trio of active multi-peptides: Sympeptide XLash- a Lipo-Oligopeptide that contributes to the enhancement of eyelash length and density, Capixyl- A Biomimetic peptide combined with a red clover extract to promote a healthier-looking appearance of stronger and thicker lashes, Widelash- a Biotinoyl Tripeptide that functions as an eyelash conditioner to successfully coat the lashes in moisture and nourishment.
Excellent for eyebrows too!
Apply once a day, at bedtime, apply to clean, dry lashes from root to tip. Allow to dry before applying any other products near the eye. Leave on to act overnight. No need to remove in morning. Can also be applied to clean, dry eyebrows.Dermelect.com
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Panthenol, Dextran, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PVP, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
First off, I didn’t use it on my brows. I figured I’d concentrate on my lashes as my brows are more than willing to grow on their own.
I like the thought of conditioning my lashes, especially after the things I put them through with the eyelash curler and the mascara. It seems only right that I take care of them. After all I treat my hair to conditioning masks after torturing it with a flat iron, so this was sort of the same. At least in my mind. It was like a leave in conditioner for my eye lashes. And if they get longer and fuller during the process then even better.
So on t the lashes it went, every night for the past month.
It is an interesting product to apply. When you open it, it oddly enough smells like eyelash glue. Even though I don’t wear lashes, I do periodically try them out hoping that eventually I will find one I really like to wear. I am both repelled and fascinated by them in equal measure. But that is another topic, and possibly one for a therapist.
So it smells like lash glue. It even looks a little like glue on the want. It is slightly white in color and has a thin consistency. I thought it might turn my lashes white when applied, but it did not. In fact I couldn’t tell any product was applied when I put it on. I think the first couple of days I might have applied extra product as I tried to figure out if any was actually on the lashes. Honestly the only way I could tell that the product had been applied was when I fluttered my lashes and the felt slightly damp when I closed them. Which was fine. I applied the product, batted my eyes at myself in the mirror and then brushed my teeth. Long before I finished brushing my teeth the lashes were dry.
I left it on overnight and let it work it’s magic.
At no time did I have any issues with eye irritation or itchiness. While the photos were taken at the beginning of the month and the end of the month long trial, I’m not certain how much of a difference shows. I think they might be slightly longer than at the start.
I can tell you I had less lash fall out after a week of use than I usually have with my eye lashes and they feel soft and nourished rather than having slightly dry and brittle ends.
For this alone I will be continuing to use this product even though the month long trial has ended. Whether or not my lashes are actually longer is questionable. Perhaps in this arena they will show more improvement over a longer time, maybe sixty or ninety days. As there is still plenty of product left in the tube, I will continue to use it and report back if there is further lash growth.
Even without the noticeable growth, there is noticeable health to the lashes and that is what may not show in the photographs but can definitely be felt in person. And to me that is more important. I can name at least half a dozen really good volumizing and lengthening mascaras all of which I have no problem using, but I don’t have anything to condition my lashes and make them naturally stronger and healthier. Until now. And that is where this product shines.