Eyelash serums – top 10 myths debunked
Perhaps you’ve seen the promises of long and dreamy lashes and pictures of influencers using eyelash serums. Yes, you’d love to have thick eyelashes that give that false lashes effect naturally, but you’re unsure whether these serums really work – and what about side effects? Don’t worry, in this article we’ll debunk all of your doubts for eyelash serums. We’ll list the most common myths and let you know what’s true or false – so you can make an informed decision and get those lashes that you’ve always dreamed of.
1: IT’S A QUICK FIX
False: We don’t want to claim our Xlash Eyelash Serum is a miracle product. Its effectiveness has been proven in clinical trials, but it’s worth mentioning is that it takes about four weeks until you’ll see improvement in your lashes. What’s vital, though, is that you use the product regularly every night before you go to bed for at least 4 weeks in order to see the results.
2: THEY CAN RESTORE DAMAGED LASHES
True: Using a serum like Xlash is a great method to restore weak and damaged eyelashes caused by perhaps an eyelash extension treatment. As it’s applied directly to the roots of the lash line the serum’s nutrients, vitamins and minerals can stimulate the cell renewal process and promote growth. This results in stronger lashes, that are also protected against damage and breakage.
3: Using eyelash serums twice a day gives a faster result
False: The recommend usage for maximum effect is once a day, ideally before you go to bed. That’s enough to develop richer and more beautiful lashes. Using the product twice a day won’t give you a quicker result, you can only absorb so much.
4: They’re safe to use
True: Most eyelash serums are entirely safe to use. The Xlash serum is formulated using only natural extracts, vitamins and minerals that are clinically proven to be safe and effective. It’s free from harsh chemicals, which means you can use the serum without any worries!
5: They are side effects
False: Most of the eyelash serums that you’ll find on the market today are entirely safe to use. However, a couple of years ago there were headlines about eyelash serums being banned for containing Prostaglandin analogues. The chemical was originally developed as eye drops for treating the eye disease glaucoma and was later on also being formulated for cosmetic use in eyelash serums. Eyelash serums containing this ingredient were banned in several countries due to its side effects. Prostaglandins can for instance cause swollen retina and blurry vision, darkening the colour of the iris as well as causing general irritation, itchy lids and redness in the eyes. Xlash is not formulated with any prostaglandins. Instead it contains the active ingredient Myristoyl pentapeptide-17 – clinically proven to stimulate keratin production and enhances lash thickness, fullness and length. It’s also formulated with biotin, which stimulates lash growth. It’s been proven to be well tolerated by the skin and to not cause any side effects or irritation. However, if you use it incorrectly or if you are more prone to have sensitive eyes you may experience some irritation or redness.
6: You can’t use them whilst pregnant or breast feeding
False: Although the Xlash range has been proven to be safe in multiple studies conducted by independent research laboratories, there haven’t been any studies performed on pregnant or breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you’re either pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult a doctor before you start using the serum. With that said, we know that some of our customers have used our products whilst being pregnant or breast feeding without having any reactions or experiencing any side effects. The skin can however react differently due to hormone imbalance so take extra care when pregnant, not just with your eyelashes but with everything.
7: No long lasting results
True/false: Well, from one perspective this statement is true – if you stop using an eyelash serum once you’ve achieved the growth of the lashes that you’re pleased with, your eyelashes will go back to their original look after a couple of weeks or months. On the other hand, if you’d like to keep the look of longer, healthier lashes you’ll have to continue to apply the eyelash serum 2-3 times a week – and thus get a long-lasting result!
8: They’re tricky to use
False: Once you get the hang of it, eyelash serums like Xlash are incredibly easy to use. Just remember to remove all makeup before you apply it. Use the small brush and apply a thin line along the roots of your lashes before you go to bed.
9: They’re formulated with natural extracts
True: Or we can only talk for ourselves, of course. Xlash Eyelash Serum consists of natural plant extracts and other safe ingredients.
10: You won’t see any results unless you use it properly
True: In order to achieve longer and thicker lashes with Xlash it’s essential that you use it regularly and according to the instructions. The key thing is not how much product you apply, but rather that you use the growth serum every night for at least 28 days. Don’t worry if you forget to use it one night, just apply it again the next evening.
We hope that this article has cleared up any worries that you’ve had about eyelash serums. Most of them are safe to use. If you also want a product that’s clinically proven to be effective, Xlash is for you. It is a great method to get those amazing long and thick lashes that you’ve always wanted.