Ever since a certain anti-glaucoma drug was discovered to promote eyelash growth, cosmetics companies have been scrambling to come out with their own products that will guarantee longer eyelashes within 2 months time. As a result, the eyelash market has been flooded with products hoping to carve names for themselves in this highly competitive field. A good example of such a product is StarLash.
The manufacturer of StarLash has been marketing the product as an eyelash growth enhancer, stimulating the follicles to grow lashes that are not only longer, but also stronger, thicker, fuller and darker (characteristics that women desire to have in their lashes). Such is the confidence of the manufacturer in the product that they also state that it can be used on the eyebrows.
As with most eyelash growth products, the ingredients of StarLash are a mix of herbal extracts and chemical compounds. The herbal extracts that can be found in StarLash are Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterois Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract obtained from both the peel and the fruit, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, and Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil. The other ingredients are chemical compounds, namely Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenethyl Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethoxydiglycol, Inositil, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Alcohol,, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Tetrahexldecyl Ascorbate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Folic Acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Hexapeptide-17, and Biotin. Women who are wary of parabens should be advised that StarLash contains Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, and Isobutylparaben.
How do you use StarLash? It is recommended that you use the product in the mornings (before putting on makeup) and in the evenings before bedtime. Dip the supplied applicator wand in the solution. With the tip of the wand, draw a line with the solution along the edge of the eyelids and then coat the lashes directly starting from the roots going to the tips. With regular use, the product promises that you will see results within 4 weeks.
The problem with StarLash is that there are only a few unbiased reviews on the product. A visit to their website will only give you glowing testimonials with very little concrete information on how the product worked. If we are going to take a look at those few reviews, you will discover that the comments are relatively mixed. Many women have stated that the product made good on its promise of longer eyelashes within the 4 week period, but there are also a lot of ladies who claimed that they did not see any results at all. All were unanimous in saying that they did not experience any untoward side reactions. But, because of the presence of parabens, I could not recommend StarLash to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Another negative for StarLash is its price. With its price tag of $80, it is very expensive for the average cosmetics user. Because it produces mixed results, most ladies would prefer to purchase cheaper products that produce better results.