GrandeLASH MD: Lash Enhancing Serum

by Nicole Collins

Let’s be honest, we all love long luscious lashes, which is why we’re always willing to try a new mascara, right?! Few of us, though, have the time to sit through lash extension appointments, and maybe fewer of us have the time and skills to apply falsies on the regular. So have you tried lash enhancing serums? If not, why not. It literally adds 30 seconds to your morning or evening beauty routine and really does the trick.

I’ve got three year old twins and about a thousand other things to think about every day, so I try to keep my beauty routine short and simple and high impact. You know I love my luxury skincare that really delivers results, and I can apply a full face of makeup in under 10 minutes. Not that I don’t love giving myself an hour when I can.

A few months ago, I decided to give the GrandeLASH MD Lash Enhancing Serum a go. I had nothing to lose, and I not-so-secretly love trying beauty products. It’s not new. It’s been on the market for 15+ years, but it was new to me. Not exactly sure how I had never gotten my hands on this before, but better late than never.

The serum is formulated with prostaglandin analogues. Prostaglandin is a naturally occurring hormone-like substance. Prostaglandin analogues are chemically similar to the naturally occurring prostaglandin that your body produces. In short, it’s an extremely common drug used to treat glaucoma, which has the amazing side effect of enhancing lashes! GrandeLASH MD is an over the counter product, so the dosage is too low to require a prescription but plenty enough to offer noticeable results pretty quickly. The formula also includes amino acids, which are essential for healthy, fortified lashes plus hyaluronic acid to condition and protect lashes, minimize breakage and hydrate plus vitamin E, an essential vitamin for lash health. All of these ingredients are encouraging lashes to be thicker and longer by fortifying them with nutrients.

It’s super simple to use. Once a day for 3 months, swipe the serum over the upper lash line only, like putting on a liquid liner but without the pressure of a perfect line. Apply a single stroke to each eyelid using only one dip from the bottle. Using more won’t amp up results so don’t waste the precious juice. Let it dry for 2-3 minutes before applying anything else or getting into bed. Note, don’t apply the serum to your lower lash line or your water line, and don’t get it in your eye because that will cause irritation. If you accidentally get it in your eye, wash it out with cold water.

After 3 months of daily use, start applying once every other day for maintenance. Note, some people see discoloration of the lash line after extended use. It’s a drug afterall. There are some side effects, but not everyone sees that and it will go away naturally if you discontinue use of the product.

Why does it take 3 months to see results? I know. We’re Americans with no attention span. Hear me out. You know you are constantly growing new eyelashes right? Well, you are. Lashes have a 3-phase life cycle that lasts between 4-11 months. The growth phase, also known as the anagen phase, is when lashes are growing and lasts between 4 and 10 weeks. A typical eyelash grows between 0.12 and 0.14 millimeters per day, and this is where the GrandeLASH MD is going to kick in. The degradation phase, also known as the catagen phase, is when lashes stop growing and are just hanging out while the hair follicle begins to shrink. The resting phase, or the telogen phase, is the final phase when the lashes fall out and you get to make a wish on them. As you know, you never have zero lashes so not every lash on your lid is in the same phase at the same time.

If you can be diligent, and I know you can because I see you all putting moisturizer on your face every day, then you will be very happy with your results after 3 months and you can move to an every other day application. Oh the little things we do for beauty…all of which are worth it!

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