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People are always looking for the best eyelash growth serum and after banners started appearing on the site we received a few e-mails asking, “Does Idol Lash really work to grow longer lashes?” and asking if we could provide some more information on the product. Since there are ads for the product on this site, you should know that we do receive a commission for products purchased via those ads but we’re not going to sit here and tell you to go buy it right now and be careful not to trip over your eyelashes tomorrow after you use it. So rather than your typical review and recommendation, this will be a factual overview of Idol Lash, its use, before and after photos from the clinical trials and a comprehensive list of its ingredients. Like most other cosmetic products, different people will experience different results. Idol Lash is formulated to help maximize the potential growth of your eyelashes and it has tested well in clinical trials. Your genetic make-up and your overall eyelash health and hygiene play a large role in just how long your eyelashes will ultimately grow. If you do have any issues or health concerns regarding your eyes or eyelashes you should consult your physician or dermatologist prior to using Idol Lash or any similar product.
What is Idol Lash?
Idol Lash is a specially formulated eyelash growth serum that is intended to help you achieve longer, darker, thicker and more beautiful eyelashes in a matter of weeks. Much like you would apply a liquid eyeliner, Idol Lash is simply applied once a day. Users typically see results in as little as two to four weeks. It has also been shown to be effective in thickening eyebrows. It has been formulated to be non-irritating but as with any cosmetics product you should check the ingredients list below for any potential allergens.
How Do You Use IdolLash?
As stated above it is applied similar to your typical liquid eyeliner.
1. Prepare by removing any eye makeup with your favorite gentle cleaner.
2. Apply IdolLash at the base of your upper and lower eyelashes.
3. The amount of liquid on the included brush should be enough to cover the upper and lower lashlines of both eyes.
Clinical Trials – Before and After
Idol Lash was tested on a panel of 15 subjects in ages ranging from 24 to 82 years old and was clinically proven to increase eyelash density up to 82% in 2 to 4 weeks. Sigma Scan image analysis software also showed up to a 25% increase in eyelash length during the study. The subjects applied Idol Lash to the root of their eyelashes once every night for two weeks and results were clear for all subjects in the clinical study.
Before and after photos from the clinical study courtesy of Idol Lash.
Idol Lash Ingredients
Below you will find a list of all of the ingredients in Idol Lash. Some ingredients will be self explanatory but we’ve added a short description of each. Yes, it is a pretty lengthy list and this is fairly typical of any cosmetic product these days. It’s always good to know what you’re putting on your face, especially if you have very sensitive skin or any known allergens. EWG’s Skin Deep (Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database) is a fantastic resource for learning more about the ingredients in all of your cosmetics.
Water: Purified water.
Butylene Glycol: (1.3-Butanediol) An organic alcohol used as a solvent and skin conditioning agent.
Glycerin: A naturally occurring alcohol compound and a component of many lipids which can act as a hair conditioning agent.
Hydroxyethylcellulose: A modified cellulose polymer which acts as a gelling and thickening agent.
Panthenol: A form of vitamin B5 which is used as a skin and hair moisturizer and lubricating compound.
Allantoin: A naturally ocurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning, protecting and soothing agent.
Alfalfa Extract: (aka Medicago Sativa) An extract of the alfalfa medicago sativa. A source of several micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals including vitamins K, B and C.
Arnica Extract: an extract of dried flowerheads of the plant, Arnica montana. Serves as a fungicide and as an immune-stimulant.
Propylene Glycol: An organic alcohol that is commonly used as a skin conditioning agent.
Honey Extract: An extract obtained from honey which acts as a skin conditioning and moisturising agent.
Chammomile Extract: An anti-inflammatory that contains active flaonoid and essential oil compounds that are ideally suited for ultra-sensitive skin.
Kelp Extract: An extract that is created through the fermentation of sea kelp and serves as an oil-free moisturizer. Kelp extract is also known for adding body and increased sheen to hair.
Sodium Hyaluronate: The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in connective tissues such as cartilage. Typically used as a skin conditioning agent.
Acetamide MEA: An aliphatic amide which acts as a hair and skin conditioning agent.
Hydrolyzed Keratin: A hydrolysate of keratin derived by enzyme, acid or other method ofhydrolysis to provide moisturizing benefits for both hair and skin.
Sorbitol: A form of sugar alcohol which is typically used as a thickener and a skin conditioning agent.
Sodium Cocoyl Collagen Amino Acid: A sodium salt of the condensation product of coconut acid chloride and collagen amino acids which acts as conditioning, antistatic, and cleansing agent.
Cocoyl Sarcosine: An N-cocoyl derivative of sarcosine used for cleansing and hair conditioning.
Wheat Germ Acid: A mixture of fatty acids derived from Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ which acts as a skin conditioning and cleansing agent.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil: A skin conditioning oil that is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel.
Linolenic Acid: An unsaturated fatty acid which acts as a skin and hair conditioner.
Sulfur: A naturally occurring element which acts as a skin and hair conditioning agent.
Polysorbate 80: A surfactant and emulsifier that is commonly used in personal care products.
Oleth-10: A synthetic polymer composed of oleyl alcohol and PEG (polyethylene glycol). Used as a surfactant and emulsifying agent.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: An oil which is extracted from seeds of the desert shrub, Simmondsia chinensis, a plant native to the Southwest North America. Typically used as a skin and hair conditioner.
Tocopheryl Acetate: A compound that includes acetic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). Used as a skin conditioner.
Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans: A skin and hair conditioning agent which is a mixture of polysaccharides consisting of mostly glucosamine and glucuronic acid.
Nettle Extract: A hair conditioner, skin conditioner, and astringent which is commonly used to add gloss and shine to hair. Nettle extract has been known to diminishing dandruff and may promote hair regrowth.
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17: A heptapeptide which is is an elongation of the hexapeptide Arginreline which has proven to be an effective peptide for stimulating eyelash growth.
Tetrasodium EDTA: A chelating agent which is used to decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in any given product.
Phenoxyethanol: A preservative commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products.
Ethyhexylglycerin: A glyceryl ether typically used as a preservative and skin conditioning agent.
Bitter Orange Flower Oil: An oil extracted from the peel of the Bitter Orange. An effective skin anti-fungal oil.
Polysorbate 20: (aka Tween 20) A surfactant and emulsifier commonly found in personal care products.
Where to Buy Idol Lash
If you prefer to shop locally you may be able to find Idol Lash at one of your favorite retailers that carry cosmetics. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen it sitting on any store shelves so you may want to call around to check availability. As far as buying online, it can be purchased from the official Idol Lash website (pictured below). They are a reputable company that has been around since 2002 or so and offer both e-mail and phone support should you have any problems or questions about the product or your order.