Every feature on your face adds beauty to your persona. The fullness of your lips, the color of your eyes and the shape of your nose they all add up to make you the beautiful person that you are. That’s why even subtle changes to those features can dramatically enhance your look. No wonder people go for botox to get their lips fuller, or have surgeries to get the nose shape more defined. For those who do not want to change the looks that nature has given them, there are ample makeup techniques available for contouring and making your eyes prominent too.
Eye lashes are one such feature that really enhances your eyes. Elongated, curved eye lashes have long been considered a sign of rare and exquisite beauty, and are very eye catching too. That is why beauty parlors often use falsies as part of their makeup regime, because, let’s face it, most of us mere mortals do not have those beautiful, full eye lashes that writers and poets have often described as a sign of a rare splendor.
However, most of us would prefer if instead of using falsies, we could our eyelashes them naturally. This is because that would be natural, and a permanent feature of our face. And it would save us the hassle of sticking and removing the falsies again and again. It would also save cost in buying a new pair of fake lashes every now and then, which are by no means cheap! Also, the process of putting on and removing falsies is itself damaging to the natural lashes and causes them to come off as well.
Idol lash is one such product available in the market. Let’s find out what this is all about.
What Is Idol Lash?
It is a growth serum that promises to deliver within a few weeks what you have been looking for the whole of your life. And what is their promise? It is visibly darker, longer and thicker eyelashes just like you wanted! Because what it does is to enhance the growth of hair, you can use it for your eye brows as well. The manufacturer is a company called Pacific Naturals. The company was founded in 2002.
There have been clinical trials performed to show that the product indeed thickens your eyelash hair. The growth percentages carried out in these trials as reported have been as high as 72% in 42 days.
How To Use It
This product needs to be applied once a day just like you would apply your eyeliner. This is an eye lash conditioner, and can also be applied while wearing eye lash extensions. The manufacturers claim that eye lash density increases by 82% in as little as two to four weeks. It is said to be safe and least irritating even for sensitive eyes. It’s a simple three step process:
- Use a cleaner to remove any traces of makeup from the eyes
- Apply the product at the base of the lashes like a mascara
- Leave it on while you sleep so it can do its work
Ingredients used in Idol Lash
Some of the ingredients used in Idol Lash are
- Nettle extract: the manufacturers claim this to be the backbone of their product, as it helps accelerate hair growth right at the root hairs. Being used to treat baldness ever since, it also has benefits to grow your eyelashes.
- Alfalfa extract: This extract has been said to be used as a source of vitamins A, C and E and K4. However, more evidence is required to confirm this.
- Honey extract contains many vitamins and minerals and is extensively used in homemade and commercial products for healthy and nourished hair. It makes the hair soft and it acts against dry weather so that your hair can last longer before being shed.
- Chamomile extract: Chamomile refers to daisy like plants, and this term encompasses a wide range of different species of the similar plants. This is an ancient medicinal herb, used for healing wounds, and its therapeutic properties have been well known throughout the world. It has many antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Arnica extract: it has been used as a homeopathic medicine to cure skin wounds. It has antibiotic properties and is used in hair tonics as well as antidandruff treatments.
- Kelp extract: Kelp is a whole food that contains vitamin B, folic acid and vitamin A. The extract concentrates all these nutrients to give you the nourishment you need
- Folic acid is useful for generation of new cells in the body
- It has skin firming properties which prevents puffy and saggy skin
- It also helps regulate the thyroid gland in your body
- A component called laminaria angustata is used to make hair more dense
- Wheat germ acid: Wheat germ is actually the small centre part of a wheat kernel, and is loaded with nutrients. It is packed with carbohydrates and proteins (an essential for hair growth) along with vitamin A, B and E and minerals like potassium and iron as well as calcium. It boosts the immune system, and has anti-aging properties, and one of its suggested usages has been to treat receding hairlines. It also plays a big role in cell metabolism.
- Jojoba seed oil: This oil has been used for centuries to give nourishment to dull and damaged hair. It is extracted from the nuts of an American shrub.
- Because it is quite close in its properties to sebum, it acts as a natural hair conditioner.
- It acts as a carrier oil for other essential oils used in many products
- It acts as a moisturizer, because being a waxy substance it locks in the moisture in the skin.
- It is an emollient, and it acts as a skin soother, and to unclog hair follicles. It is believed that unclogged hair follicles are conducive to hair growth. Jojoba oil has been extensively used by people suffering from hair loss.
- Jojoba oil can be used for chapped lips, dry hands and feet, and dry hair as well.
- Cocoyl: This is the short form for Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, an ingredient derived from coconut oil. It is used commonly in cleansing products as well as shampoos and tonics. It helps water stick to the dust and oil on your face so that it can be washed away.
It is available at a price of $33.43 from Amazon. If you order from their official website, you will be charged as per the following rate:
You can buy 1 pack for $39.95.
You can buy 2 packs for $69.95 which saves you approximately $10.
If you buy 3 packs, you get one free and the total cost is $119.95. This saves you $39.85.
If you order 4 packs, you get 2 free at a total price of $159.95. You save $79.75.
When you open their website, the free shipping option appears which you can avail to avoid those charges.
There is a 90 day money return guarantee, but that is only for unused and unopened product. Opened products will not be accepted. Furthermore, a $10 restocking fee can be charged. For further information, you can call on their US and International number: 818-303-9260
If you are ordering from within the United States, the estimated product delivery time is between 4 to 10 business days, and international orders will be delivered between 14 to 21 business days. They advise you to contact them if you still haven’t received your product after 21 days. Also, please be very careful while filling out the form. If you unfortunately happen to enter the wrong address, and they have to reship the package, you will be charged an extra amount for that as well. You can contact them by sending an email to the following address: http://www.websupportcenter.com
The product has garnered both positive and negative views from users, which may leave people in doubt as to the credibility of this product. For some users, this product has made a genuine change in their lives, and appearance. One user said it took few weeks to see the results while another said that it took 3-4 months; but the results were there nonetheless, as there was a significant transformation. Its users have become regulars. Although there are concerns that the lashes go back to their less dense state if they stop using the product. However, one user said that over a long time usage she could reduce the application frequency from daily to every other day, and thus make the product last longer. The before and after pictures of eye lashes also show a significant change. There has been no harm to the eyes while applying the product. Better results have been guaranteed with longer use.
Now let’s move on to the negative reviews. There have been complaints about the product efficacy, as people said it didn’t really work for them and they did not notice a significant change. Yet another person complained about the product irritating her eyes. Some others called it a waste of their money. As mentioned before, there are issues with long term efficacy, because the lashes go back to their old selves if you discontinue using the product. But that holds for many products, including fairness creams and antidandruff shampoos. There have also been reports of your credit card being charged automatically, and you being set unauthorized products. However, the website mentions in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ section that while enrolling in the membership, you basically agree to have the product at the ‘trial product’ cost till that period, and afterwards, you will be charged the full retail price for the product. You will basically have to call them up to cancel otherwise they can even use third party collection efforts. I think it is better to go through the terms and conditions listed on any website before ordering their products.
The clinical trial and positive reviews from users show that the product, indeed, works. However, just as with anything else in the world, you cannot satisfy everyone, the same exists for this product. This product may not have worked on a number of people, but it needs daily application, at least initially, and furthermore, you cannot have the results immediately. This product requires patience. But that patience could lead to miracles. To each, his own, is the proverb I’d apply here I guess. However, the promise made by this product is too tantalizing to ignore. The consistent users have reported benefits, even aged women in whom the tendency for hair fall is high.
In any case, I would give anything to have those dramatic, beautiful eyelashes that I have seen in movies and make you look dreamy and surreal. So I guess a trial to test the promised miracle is a small price to pay. And then you can form your own opinion on whether it works or not.