Lash Conditioners 101
How do lash conditioners work and what are the benefits of using lash conditioning products?
Lash conditioners are usually applied to the base of the eyelashes at night, and contain a molecule which prolongs the hair growth cycle, and extends the life of essential cells, so that your lashes don’t fall out as often. These products also strengthen lashes by moisturizing them with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. An added benefit is, unlike with using eyelash extensions applied with glue, conditioners don’t cause damage, and can be used in conjunction with mascara and eyeliner.
What are typical ingredients used in these products and how do they encourage lash growth and benefit the lashes?
Typical ingredients for these types of products are peptides, hyaluronic acid, and stem cells. These ingredients prolong the hair growth cycle, and extend the life of essential cells, so that your lashes don’t fall out as often.
What ingredients are important to look for in an effective lash conditioner?
Peptides, hyaluronic acid, and stem cells are wonderful ingredients in lash conditioners. Look for conditioners without prostaglandin, as this ingredient has been known to cause the pupils of the eyes to turn a darker color.
Are there any hygiene issues associated with using a lash conditioner?
As with any make-up, it is discouraged to share this product with others, only use the lash conditioner for yourself. Sharing eye care products can lead to transferable eye infections such as pink eye.