Another challenge, as we get older or as we are wearing more faux eyelashes, is that some people experience a decease in eyelash health and growth. Eyelash health and growth can affect how you feel about your looks with or without makeup.
It is no secret that eyelashes can make you look more youthful and make your eyes really stand out in photos. So eyelash health/growth is important in our appearance which is also evident in the amount of money being spend on eyelashes right now.
Eyelash Health and growth – two products to keep those lashes in great shape, one is a commercial product and one is a DYI product
Using Rapidlash has made a big improvement in the amount of eyelashes that I have and the length. I didn’t really realize how short and weak my lashes had become. I do wear faux eyelashes sometime, not all of the time, but I believe age, mascara (waterproof or not) and wearing those faux lashes did affect my eyelashes.
Rapidlash according to their website, contains:
- Polypeptides, comprised of beneficial amino acids, help protect against breakage
- Biotin (Pro-vitamin B7 / Vitamin H), an essential factor in maintaining healthier-looking, youthful lashes
- Panthenol (Vitamin B5) helps coat the lashes and brows and seal in moisture and nourishment for improved overall appearance
- Amino Acids help boost the protein structure, resulting in healthier-looking appearance of lashes
- Soybean Oil, rich in vitamins, helps impart sheen and luster to lashes and brows making them appear lush and beautiful
- Pumpkin Seed Extract, high in vitamins and minerals, helps balance and enhance the appearance of lashes
You apply it once a day and it does work. I purchase mine at Costco in a two pack and split it with my sister. It was $49.99 for the two pack. It is also available at ulta for $49.99 for one that is .1oz.
However, my friend has stated that she has had success with a DIY recipe. So I have bought some containers on Amazon and I have decided to try out her recipe, after I am done with Rapidlash. But my daughter has already started using a DYI recipe. I may trade off, who knows.
The recipe seems to be simple enough:
2 part castor oil, 1 part squalane and 1 part Vitamin E oil.
Use once a day. same as the Rapidlash. I believe night would be better for this recipe because oil and makeup don’t normal go together.
About the ingredients
Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats found in olive oil, avocados and certain nuts. These types of fats act as humectants and can be used to moisturize the skin. It also has anti-fungal properties and aids in wound healing as well.
I am going to use Shea Moisture 100% pure Jamacian castor oil, because that is what I have and I like what the company puts into their products. I am sure you can use whatever castor oil that you like.
Squalane – see my post on this product and the two brands, I am going choose from for this recipe.
Vitamin E Oil – I am just going to use the one that I get from Target, it is target brand and has a good price point. It also has Soybean oil (one of the ingredients in the Rapidlash) and coconut oil. There is a lot of information out their on coconut oil and it does have some great qualities for this recipe as well.
It is a good idea for anyone, to restore your eyelash health or just to maintain healthy eyelashes in general. But the method is up to you and I am not an expert, so do your own research and try at your own risk. There are similar recipes all over the internet, find out what works for you.
I believe, that either one of the options in this blog are a good opinion, it is just up to you whether you like the convenience of a tried and true commercial brand or you like the more natural DIY version. The DYI version does seem to have a better price point even with buying the containers in the long run of things.
You can also use the containers for DYI clear mascara. That will be coming up in a future post.