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Revita Lash, Jan Marini or Lilash?

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Revita Lash, Jan Marini or Lilash?

Postby tinaqu » Wed May 20, 2009 8:37 am

Hello,

I just read the long post regarding eyelash enhancers. I am a little confused on which one to purchase. I used revita lash and got good results for a while (It may have been the old formula). I haven't used anything for about 8 months and have really noticed a change........short and thin again.

I am not sure which product purchase: Marini (old or new formula)? Revita Lash (old or new formula)? or this new product I read about on the other post Lilash?

Any advice would be awesome!!

Thank you!
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed May 20, 2009 8:12 pm

I went to my derm today and saw they are selling Latisse. I asked the nurse about it and she said she was using it (as were many girls in the office)...took off her glasses and showed me her lashes. They were gorgeous. Not fake looking but really full and lush. I asked all kinds of questions, long story short I am trying it out.

Latisse has the prostaglandins in it, so it works. The old formulations of the others probably did too, but since allergan has the patent on the medication I don't think the others have the active ingredient any longer. I could be wrong about that though.
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Postby tinaqu » Wed May 20, 2009 8:22 pm

Thank you for the advice. I will ask my derm about Latisse and most likely purchase it.
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Postby itsamystery » Thu May 28, 2009 2:59 pm

Careful ladies--look this drug up on the Internet--one of the side effects is change of eye color (permenantly) from light to dark. So, if you've got blue eyes and don't want hazel or brown, don't by this.

The side-effects (official from Latisse) says that this happens in less than 1% of cases, but how carefully did they gather these stats?
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Postby ouch! » Sun May 31, 2009 4:01 pm

how is everyone doing with the latisse? are you seeing a difference? how long does it take?

has anyone tried the lash growth product that skin actives carries?
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Postby kylesmom9 » Sun May 31, 2009 8:25 pm

I am aware of the eye color change thing. I asked the nurse about it, and she said she has never heard of it happening with the lash products...only the drops that actually go in the eye for glaucoma. I have seen anecdotal evidence on the web, but I have decided to try it out and just watch my eyes. :lol:

I just started a few days ago, I caught a cold and had no desire to put anything near my eyes as they were watery and swollen. :cry:

...it should take at least 8 weeks to see a change according to the RN...and 16 weeks for the full effect.
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Postby Toni-C » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:20 pm

I use Revita lash and the results are fine...when I remember to use it. :)
I have glaucoma but my Dr. sd. I need a different RX for my glaucoma since the eye lengthening type doesn't help my eyes.
I'm asking about Latisse this week when I see my eye Dr.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:40 am

I wasn't going to comment this early, but my lashes are growing a bit. I notice more when I put on mascara not as much without makeup, but it's only been a week and a half. They are starting to curl up over the bony part above my crease so it's easy to see the difference.

The only side effect I have had is a little itching (and I mean very little) on my lashline. No redness or skin color change whatsoever. I am using less than one drop per both eyes with a very fine eyeliner brush and taking care to only get it on the lashline...I don't want the stuff in my eye!! I want to keep my eye color just the way it is! :lol:

I squeeze out one drop into the upsidown cap and dip the tip of the brush in making sure there is no excess. After I am done, I rinse the brush very well in hot water and let it air dry upright, taking care not to let it touch anything but my lashline. Once a week I clean it well with alcohol. At this rate the product should last well over 2 months. I'll comment on that when it runs out.
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Postby luvmycats » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:38 pm

What happens when you stop using it, or get your lashes to the length to where you want them? Thanks Also, is the Latisse a percrption?
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:10 pm

When you stop using it your lashes go back to the way they were over the course of a few weeks. Latisse must be continued to maintain results. After the first 4 months when you get to the point of maximum growth it can be reduced to a few times a week instead of every night.

Yes it is prescription only. Though at my derm they don't give you a prescription exactly, they sell it like a cosmetic as they do with all their prescription skincare.
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Postby luvmycats » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:58 pm

kylesmom9 wrote:When you stop using it your lashes go back to the way they were over the course of a few weeks. Latisse must be continued to maintain results. After the first 4 months when you get to the point of maximum growth it can be reduced to a few times a week instead of every night.

Yes it is prescription only. Though at my derm they don't give you a prescription exactly, they sell it like a cosmetic as they do with all their prescription skincare.


O.K., Thanks!
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Postby nocgirl » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:56 am

I have been using Revitalash now for about 6 weeks and have already seen improvement. When this runs out I will try Latisse just so I can compare the 2. So far I would say that Revitalash works. With mascara on my lashes look longer and I'm sure they were not this long before.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:39 am

I thought I would update my Latisse journey for anyone interested. My lashes are obviously getting longer and thicker...I am using the excess on my brows and they are filling in as well.

The eye irritation subsided, though it was slight to begin with, and I notice nothing else. It feels like water going on and I have no side effects other than the beautiful thicker longer lashes. I am around the 5 week mark and almost don't need mascara. The tips of my lashes are a little blonder, so I can't see all the length without a tiny bit of mascara. With mascara they look almost fake. I can't wait to see how they look at 8 and 16 weeks. I am hoping I won't need mascara at all in the future.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:01 am

You have to keep using it. You can get away with using only 3 times a week or so to maintain after week 16, but you must keep using it.

If you stop using it, your lashes will return to normal over the course of a few weeks as the long ones shed during the normal lash turnover, and the new ones grow your old normal length.
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Re: Revita Lash, Jan Marini or Lilash?

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