Eye Lash Rehab: M2Lashes Activating Serum
I recently had a conversation with a group of girlfriends about the trials and tribulations of our luscious lashes.. or rather lack of.
We spent a fair amount of time discussing the wonders of mascara and how so many of us can’t live without it. Then we hit on the subject of the horrors of lash extensions or falsies and the damage they can cause.
I spent a period of time wearing false lashes in my bid to reproduce that wonderful sexy image we’re bombarded with in magazines and on TV. Yes they did the trick, but the downside came when I started to notice that my own lashes were starting to look rather sparse, patchy in places and stumpy. It might have been my method of removing them at the end of my working day, or just the result of using them 4 times a week, every week, for 6 months.
Panic set in and I started to look around for something to help. My saviour came in the form of a wonderful Make-Up Artist friend of mine at Sky News. As she was bending over me putting on my face, I remarked on the length of her lashes and asked if they were extensions. At that moment she spilled her secret…
Tinks spends a lot of time travelling around the world working and blogs about her travels (http://travelswithmyflipflops.blogspot.com/). A large chunk of that travel takes her to New York where she’d come across a product which is well known in Beauty circles as one of the best lash rescue treatments on the market.
So I hot-footed it to Harrods in London (which is currently the only place where it is available in the UK) swallowed hard and handed over my hard-earned cash. It is a fairly hefty investment, but believe me it was worth every penny and drop!
WHAT IS IT?:
The product in question is called M2 Lashes Eyelash Activating Serum. So this is what the manufacturers say…
Here it is, the secret of ravishingly beautiful eyelashes with amazing volume: this highly potent activating serum contains the key ingredient complex MDN* (methylamido-dihydro-noralfaprostal). It was specially adapted for cosmetic applications from ophthalmology and for several years now has been used in a comparable form in the USA with great success. This modified and carefully dosed active ingredient stimulates the roots of the lashes, bringing about a longer growth phase while also creating fuller, stronger lashes.
Lustrous lashes without side-effects
M2LASHES is an active serum which promotes eyelash growth. With regular application, M2LASHES creates not just noticeably longer lashes, but stronger and thicker ones too – and this after only 6-8 weeks.
M2LASHES contains a modified active ingredient, adapted from ophthalmologic applications and approved for cosmetic use, blended with nourishing substances. This perfectly concentrated combination of ingredients multiplies the lashes, prolongs their growth phase and delays their loss. Results: longer, fuller, stronger eyelashes!
Use M2LASHES EYELASH ACTIVATING SERUM as you would a conventional liquid eyeliner.
- Apply the serum once a day to the skin on the upper lash line – preferably at night after carefully cleansing the eye area.
- One brush stroke is sufficient.
- Allow the serum to absorb for a few minutes before applying your usual eye/skin care products.
- The first visible results usually appear within 6-8 weeks and maximum results are achieved by week 16.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take Before & After photos of my lashes but I have included some photos I found on the manufacturers website. I can confidently say I agree with the results portrayed in these images.
The one thing I do disagree with, is the length of time it took to see the first results. The manufacturer specifies 4-6 weeks, however I had significant lash growth by week 2 – a result I was astounded by, as I am a self-confessed sceptic of ‘wonder products’.
This picture shows the full return of my lashes after 6 weeks of usage (you’ll probably have to click on the picture to get a better view). One vial lasted me nearly 6 months, which was enough time for me to get my lashes back to their former glory. Once I’d stopped using the serum and following the natural cycle of loss, they regrew back to their normal length without the extended length that I had attained using the product but I was more than happy with that.
promotes the natural growth of the eyelashes
- Biotin (Vitamin B7)
strengthens the eyelashes and delays shedding
- Hyaluronic acid
keeps lashes moisturized, supple and healthy
- Prodew 300
absorbs moisture and retains it
- Hydrolyzed glycosaminglycan (GAG)
binds moisture and ensures greater elasticity, flexibility and strength
HOW DOES IT WORK?:
Marci Marrek, co-founder of M2Beauté: ‘The active ingredient, MDN(methylamido-dihydro-noralfaprostal), is a derivative of prostaglandin which is a compound used in ophthalmology to combat glaucoma.
It targets the eyelash follicle, increasing lash growth, extending each lash’s growth cycle and delaying the cycle of lash loss. Products should be physician-formulated, dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, suitable for contact lens wearers and compliant with the EU cosmetic directives.’(SOURCE: http://www.expertbeauty.com)
WHERE TO BUY:
If I could get my hands on this product in South Africa, this would be a guilty pleasure – I would have this in my Beauty Bag a without a shadow of a doubt.
If you need to repair and activate regrowth of damaged lashes quickly, then this is a must.
http://www.m2beaute.com €120 (Euros)
http://www.harrods.com/ £123 (GB Pounds)
NOTE: I was not paid to write this review by M2Beaute or other affiliated companies.