When you have short stick straight eye lashes like me, you do get a little eyelash envy. Fake eye lashes never appealed to me, so to grow fuller and longer lashes, I recently added GrandeLASH MD Eyelash Conditioner to my beauty routine. My eyes are pretty sensitive so I am generally wary of anything going near my eyes, but the product has been featured in a number of reputable magazines and won multiple awards for best eyelash conditioner so I thought it was worth a try.
GrandeLASH MD contains vitamins, peptides and amino acids to condition the eyelashes as well as prostaglandin I.C. (similar to the active ingredient in Latisse) to grow eyelashes. It is made in USA and Germany and has been scientifically tested and is safe for use around the eyes.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA, GLYCEROL, GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, HYALURONIC ACID, BUTANAMIDE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, 2- HYDROXYPROPANOIC ACID, SODIUM PCA, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, L- PROLINE, ANCATHOPANAX SENTICOSUS (ELEUTHERO) ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ARCOTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SORBITAN, GLUCONOLACTONE, ISOPROPYL CLOPROSTENATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, D- GLUCITOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, LEUCIDAL + SENSIVA, GEOGARD ULTRA.
Check out the how-to video from GrandeLASH MD creator-founder Alicia Grande.
If you apply once a day (usually before bed), the company claims you should see fuller and longer lashes within 4-6 weeks and 3 months to see full results. Results vary, of course, but it comes with a 90 day money back guarantee. I personally saw some new lashes peeking thru within a couple of weeks. The first few days, I did experience some eye itchiness and redness but stuck with it anyway and the irritation did eventually go away. If you have sensitive eyes, this might be a consideration. Also, eye serums with prostaglandin ingredients have been reported to darken light-colored eyes, a potential risk to be aware of if you have light-colored eyes.
SO… WORTH IT? If you don’t have light colored eyes and can take a little irritation in the beginning, I think it is worth it to get fuller and longer lashes. It has less prostaglandin than Latisse, but it is cheaper and you do not need a prescription. Plus, you can also use it on your thinning eyebrows!
NOTE: I recommend getting this item directly from the GrandeLASH website rather than a reseller or discounter. I have read a lot of complaints online complaining about counterfeits. You don’t want to risk the health of your eyes.