The problem with prostaglandin lash serums and irritation free, lash extension safe alternatives.
Lash serums have become a staple beauty product over the last few years. Lush lashes in less than 30 seconds a day is appealing. The sad truth is, not all lash serums are safe and can cause permanent changes to the skin and eyes.
So, what is prostaglandin? Prostaglandin works hormonally to increase the anagen or "active" phase of the lashes. By making this active phase longer, lashes do not naturally shed, they just continue in their anagen phase. There are drawbacks to this though, as it disrupts the growth cycle it also disrupts the ocular fat around our eyes and the melanin that gives pigmentation to the iris and skin. This disruption leads to sunken looking eyes with deeper wrinkles and irreversible darkening of the iris (the colored part of the eye).
Here are some other names for the prostaglandins found in lash serums:
•Isopropanol Phenyl-hydroxyl-pentene Dihydroxy-cyclopentyl-heptenate
•Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide
•Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide
Alternatives to prostaglandin lash serums.
Luckily, science noticed when lash serums became a part of our self-care routines. There has been a good amount research devoted to finding safe alternatives. A few peptides have been shown to effectively enhance lashes without the unwanted side effects. These peptides make the lash and follicle stronger and more efficient. They enhance the lashes by keeping lashes in the active phase of their cycle longer, and achieve this without using hormones to disrupt and alter it. These peptides are Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16, and Biotinoyl Tripeptide-16. When all three are in a lash serum they work in sync to keep the follicle active, increase terminal length, and decrease shedding. An added bonus, they have benefits for the skin as well. They don't work hormonally, and so they won't darken eye or skin color, and by being beneficial to skin they can help with the side effects prostaglandin serums can cause. Accrēscō lash serum is ophthalmologist recommended, prostaglandin free, lash extension safe, and it contains all three peptides (yay!) along with even more conditioning and nourishing ingredients to do only good. We're a skincare company, first and foremost. We're not in the business of sacrificing your glow. Universally beneficial lash serum is possible when you don't cut corners. Accrēscō is ideal for those with existing lash damage, lash extension wearers, anyone who routinely gets lash lifts or brow laminations, or has previously used a prostaglandin lash serum.