Revitalash Reviews: Miracle Lash Serum or Flop?
We’re not all blessed with long, luscious lashes, so some of us need some extra help in that department, and that help often comes in the form of beauty aids, such as eyelash growth serums.
Revitalash is just one of many on the market, but does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out!
What Is Revitalash?
If you’re into the lash game, you might have heard of Revitalash before – it’s one of the most popular lash serums on the market, and some people swear it gives you long lashes that you’ll mistake for falsies.
So what is this miracle product?
At a glance, Revitalash looks and seems to act like every other lash serum on the market. It comes in a tube – very similar to a liquid eyeliner, and it has a brush applicator.
You are meant to apply the product along the lashline, at the very base of your lashes, to condition them and stimulate growth.
All in all, just another lash growth serum, right? Well, not really. Because Revitalash distinguishes itself for one very important reason: it’s packing some seriously effective ingredients.
Water/Aqua/EAU, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, Biotin, Carmellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Swertia Japonica Extract, Biotinyl Tripeptide-1, Octapeptide-2, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Phosphoric Acid, Disodium Phosphate.
What Does Revitalash Claim?
Interestingly, Revitalash never actually claims that it makes your lashes grow, thicken, or darken. It’s marketed as an eyelash conditioner, and while they do claim that you will have “better-looking” lashes and “more attractive” lashes, they don’t really go into detail about it.
That’s because this doesn’t need a prescription and they can’t really prove to you that it works. It’s why we rely on our own experience and consumer reviews to see what all the fuss is about with this product.
The only claims they make are that the conditioner helps with the health, strength, and flexibility of the lashes. But it actually does a lot more than that.
Does Revitalash Work?
We’ll give it credit where it deserves it – Revitalash fulfills its claims and makes your lashes stronger, and they are less likely to break. So far, so good.
And it certainly offers results in the way of lash growth. Whether or not it offers the “false lash effect” so many crave and promise is debatable, but you can certainly tell there’s been “enhancement”, like they promise.
That’s most likely because of the synthetic prostaglandin analogue the formula contains (dechloro dihydroxy difluoro ethylcloprostenolamide), which is the active ingredient that promotes lash growth. And it’s as effective as it is difficult to pronounce.
As you may know by now if you’ve been in the lash game for awhile, prostaglandin analogues are the ones that do the heavy lifting in most eyelash growth serums, so seeing an active ingredient on the list is a pro for this product, because we know it works.
Something else that we need to point out here is that this product is available without a prescription, unlike some other popular competitors – we’re looking at you, Latisse.
That means that you don’t need to see your doctor to buy and use this product. You can just purchase it and use it as you would any other product.
Are There Revitalash Side Effects?
Thanks to its prostaglandin analogue, Revitalash definitely works for lash growth and thickness.
But unfortunately, while the results are there, they don’t come without drawbacks. Because this lash serum contains prostaglandin analogues, which can have the side effect of stained eyelids as well as the darkening of irises.
That’s why we strongly encourage those of you with lighter colored eyes to stick to lash growth serums without prostaglandins so you don’t risk turning your eyes a darker color.
As for brown-eyed beauties, the darkening of irises is not noticeable and is a much less serious side effect.
As for the staining of the skin, however, this is a rare but possible side effect that could be more noticeable on light-skinned beauties. And whereas it may not happen, the very risk of it can be enough to put you off of using it altogether.
Again, the recommendation there is to go for a non-prostaglandin lash serum.
The last thing to note about possible Revitalash side effects is that you may experience a case where your lashes get too long and possibly start growing in an irregular way, perhaps even into your eyes.
That can be an aesthetic problem, at best, and a physically uncomfortable one, at worst. You may even need to cut them for relief. Talk about having too much of a good thing, right?
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
You’ll have to use this every day, applying it at the root of your lashes, and it generally seems to take around 2 to 3 months (or 8 to 12 weeks, if you want to be specific) in order to see results.
That’s about the same length of time it takes for any lash serum to work – and it’s not because these serums are lazy. It’s simply because that’s around how long it takes the new eyelashes that are influenced by this serum, to grow.
Is Revitalash Permanent?
You get beautifully long, thick lashes with Revitalash and naturally, you want to maintain these results forever. We understand.
But unfortunately, the effects of Revitalash are not permanent. The product must be used continuously for results. If you stop using it, you lose the effect the product gives you and your lashes go back to the way they were.
Is Revitalash Worth It?
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a product that helps promote eyelash growth, this is a great pick because it works and it works seriously well.
Revitalash provides dramatic results in the areas of lash growth, lash thickness, and lash darkness, which can take your lashes from the average length to va-va-voom levels. Which is precisely why it’s been such a popular lash serum for such a long length of time.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s all roses and long lashes here. Because Revitalash does contain a prostaglandin analog, it does come with the usual side effects like the possibility of staining of the skin, a darkening of the irises, or even a change in the pattern of growth of your lashes, which may prove to be inconvenient.
And, of course, there is the question of price. As far as lash serums go, Revitalash isn’t the most expensive but it’s also not the cheapest for sure.
At almost a hundred bucks for a 2mL bottle – and the fact that you need to use it continuously to keep enjoying the long lash effects, and it puts a damper of Revitalash’s attractiveness as the go-to lash serum.
Overall, we say this is a great lash serum – but it comes at a price. If you can afford it, go for it. But if it’s a bit out of your budget, don’t worry. There are more budget-friendly lash serums out there.