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Using Hypoallergenic Mascaras & Eyelash Growth Serums

Shape Magazine talked about eyelash serums this week in “Do Eyelash Growth Serums Actually Work? A Dermatologist Weighs In” where Dr. Green describes the options available, which don’t require a prescription. “Some over-the-counter lash serums may contain prostaglandins but at a lower concentration than prescription Latisse,” she says. “Other lash serums may contain peptides, which supply the amino acids the eyelashes use to grow. There are also lash serums with various botanical oils for nourishment and hydration. Castor oil has become a popular ingredient in eyelash growth serums.”

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She also talks about what to consider with a serum and how / when using it is important. “Eyelash growth serum should be applied on clean lashes free of mascara and makeup,” advises Dr. Green, and not to use it while wearing contacts.

Over at Women’s Health Magazine, she talks about mascara for sensitive eyes. Mascara use for some can result in swelling, irritation, itching, burning and tearing.  On this article she looks at some of the better options for sensitive skin. Preservatives, dyes, and fragrances are common culprits, she also notes in the article.

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