Does GrandeLASH MD Work for Lash Growth? My Review of GrandeLASH MD
There are only a few eyelash growth serums that do what they claim to do – provide significant eyelash growth. At the moment, there are only three lash serums that are capable of taking your lashes from short and average to near-Snuffleupagus proportions.
GrandeLASH MD is one of the three. Read on to find out why.
GrandeLASH MD Overview
GrandeLASH MD is an eyelash enhancer made by Grande Naturals, LLC, a US company owned by Alicia Grande. The product was originally formulated for her own use and Alicia was the first ‘customer’ to see results from her product. This eyelash enhancer contains vitamins, peptides and amino acids to nourish and condition the lashes as well as prostaglandin I.C. (a prostaglandin analog similar to the active ingredient in Latisse) to promote significant eyelash growth.
GrandeLASH is now made in both the USA and Germany and the clinically tested formula promotes faster, thicker growth of both eyelashes and eyebrows while simultaneously nourishing and protecting lashes and brow hairs from breakage and damage to ensure healthy growth.
According to the company, it can take around 3 to 5 weeks for young people to see results from GrandLASH. For older people, it can take up to 6 to 10 weeks. They have yet to see a client for whom the product did not work at all, but just in case, GrandeLASH offers a 90-day money-back guarantee.
Grandelash MD 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, PROSTAGLANDIN I.C, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, D- GLUCITOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, LEUCIDAL + SENSIVA, GEOGARD ULTRA.
How Long Does It Take to See Results from GrandeLASH MD?
GrandeLASH’s vitamins, peptides, and amino acids condition and nourish the lashes, making them healthier and stronger. But the ingredient responsible for actually making your lashes grow like weeds is prostaglandin I.C. This ingredient works by stimulating the growth of new lashes and since the natural lash growth cycle is around eight weeks, it will take some time before you see the full effects of GrandeLASH.
Younger users with shorter eyelash growth cycles will begin to see results the fastest, within 3 to 5 weeks, while older users with longer regrowth cycles can expect to notice eyelash growth within 6 to 10 weeks. The first changes will come as the new, longer eyelashes begin growing in amidst your older lashes. Within another month or so, most of the lashes will have been replaced with the new long, thick lashes.
Does GrandeLASH MD Have Side Effects?
GrandeLASH MD differentiates itself from most lash growth serums because it actually works, thanks to the prostaglandin ingredient. But anything this effective has both positive and negative effects.
According to the company, their clinical reports show that only 3% of patients experienced slight tingling or stinging in their eyes but symptoms disappeared after 3 to 5 days of usage.
You should also be aware that prostaglandin analogs can cause side effects such as eye irritation, itching, eye pain, and darker pigmentation around the eye – all of which are reversed if and when you stop using the product.
Although GrandeLASH MD says that their product does not cause permanent changes in eye color, a darkening of light-colored eyes is a potential permanent side effect of prostaglandin analogs. As such, I do not recommend eye serums containing prostaglandin ingredients – even ‘though they are highly effective for significant lash growth – to people with light-colored eyes.
My Review of GrandeLASH MD
The first question you’re probably wondering is…Does GrandeLASH MD work? Well, GrandeLASH MD is a lash growth serum that contains a prostaglandin ingredient – Prostaglandin I.C. And because of this, it actually does work. It’s proven very effective at growing longer, thicker lashes but there are a few things you should know.
First of all, GrandeLASH MD does not take 3 to 5 weeks to see results. In about a month’s time, you will maybe notice a few longer lashes growing in and a slight fullness of your lashes but you actually need to give it around 2 to 3 months to see the full effects of this serum. Patience is needed with this one.
Secondly, GrandeLASH MD is great for fullness. Lashes grow in thicker, fuller and there are simply more of them so if you’re looking for a full lash line – this is your go-to lash serum. At the same time, I didn’t experience the extreme length that happened with Latisse, possibly because the prostaglandin ingredient in this product is in a smaller dose.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it does give a noticeable increase in lash length. Still, if you’re looking for ‘spider-leg’ length lashes, this product probably won’t do that. It provides much more fullness than length.
Third, I found GrandeLASH MD to be slightly irritating. For the first few days, my eyes were a little red when I woke up in the morning and I experienced itchiness for about a week. The irritation went away after awhile and it was worth it since the product actually worked, but this is something you should take into consideration before ordering the product.
All in all, GrandeLASH MD gets a positive rating from me because it is highly effective, cheaper than Latisse (it’s $69 for 2mL, which will last you 3 to 4 months) and you don’t need a prescription to get it. The only drawback I personally found was the slight irritation but like I said, it was worth it for fuller lashes. Plus, once you get the length and fullness you want (in 3 months’ time), you can cut back on using the serum and apply just 3 to 5 times a week instead of every day.
Tips on Using GrandeLASH MD
- The company says to apply GrandeLash MD on clean skin once or twice daily. I recommend applying twice a day – once in the morning as soon as you wash your face and before you put on makeup and once at night after all your makeup is removed. That’s because the prostaglandin ingredient is in a much lower dosage than it is in Latisse so having it on twice a day definitely speeds up results.
- Apply just a small amount of the serum onto your upper lash line only. I really recommend using a minute amount so that it doesn’t leak into your eyes at all.
- GrandeLASH MD actually works really well for eyebrow growth as well – you don’t have to use a lot, either, just lightly brush over the parts of your eyebrow that could use a little help.