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Does your eye cream give you longer eyelashes?

eye cream and eyelashes1 Does your eye cream give you longer eyelashes?

I wonder if any of you have this experience of having your eyelashes lengthened from using your eye cream or eye gel? I did when I was using Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Wrinkle-Filling Eye Treatment two years ago and I later found out that hyaluronic acid, an active ingredient in the product, can actually stimulate hair growth. Well, I’ve not been using this eye cream anymore and in place, I now use True Bio Skin Care Active Eye Gel in the day and Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream in the night. And guess what? My eyelashes are longer and fuller!  I did some research on the ingredients in these two products and found at least two to three active ingredients in them actually promoting hair growth!

1st product: True Bio Skin Care Active Eye Gel
These are the active ingredients listed for True Bio Skin Care Active Eye Gel:  Seaweed Extract, Arnica Extract, Ivy Extract, Mimosa Extract, Mallow Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Cornflower Extract, and Burdock Extract.

- Arnica extract
I found that Arnica is an astringent with anti-inflammatory properites used in skin care products to stimulate the deep cellular levels of skin to counteract the effects of aging at a deep synthesis level. But the ingredient is also used as a hair growth stimulant and employed in scalp tonics, antidandruff preparations, hair loss control shampoos. In fact, Arnica oil is said to help promote hair growth and can be used in hair care preparations at 1-2%. (source)

- Burdock extract
Burdock extract, another ingredient in the product is also said to be used as a hair growth ingredient. Burdock root is used extensively in the preparation of skin ointments that treat various skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis and Burdock root oil, also known as Bur oil, is used in scalp and hair treatment. Studies have indicated that Burdock root oil extract is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids (including rare long-chain EFAs), the nutrients required to maintain a healthy scalp and promote natural hair growth. (source)

2nd product: Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream on the other hand contains these ingredients:  Rosa damascena distillate*, Helianthus annuus seed oil*, Cocos nucifera oil*, Glycine soja oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil*, Cera alba*, Glycerin (vegetable)**, Butyrospermum parkii butter*, Rosa damascena oil*, Citrus paradisi seed extract*, Euphrasia officinalis extract*, Vaccinium myrtillus extract*, Xanthan gum**, Potassium sorbate**, Sodium benzoate**, Sodium dehydroacetate, Sorbic acid**, Citric acid**, Cymbopogon martinii oil*, Daucus carota oil*, Palmitoyl oilgopeptide**, Triticum vulgare germ oil*, Cananga odorata oil* . * Certified organic ** Derived from organic botanicals.

- Cocos nucifera oil or coconut oil
At least three of the top 10 ingredients have connections to promoting hair growth.  One is Cocos nucifera oil or coconut oil, which is  used in skin care as a moisturizer, but also used to massage scalp to increase hair growth and prevent dandruff and hair loss. (source)

- Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil or sweet almond oil
Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil or sweet almond oil, used in skin care to soften the skin and improve complexion, is another one I found that was used extensively during the times of ancient Egypt along with castor oil, to promote hair growth and cure baldness. (source)

- Citrus paradisi seed extract or grapefruit seed extract
The other ingredient is citrus paradisi seed extract or grapefruit seed extract, used in skin care products to tone and tighten skin, but also used in hair care to promote hair growth by stimulating the growth of existing hair follicles. (source)

Interesting isn’t it?  I haven’t been using any eyelash growing serum products for awhile now so I’m quite certain that my eyelashes are growing because of the eye cream and eye gel I use.  The growth is not very significant, but my lower lashes are noticeably lower.

So any of you have similar experience as me with your eye cream or gel?

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Comments

  1. I purchase eye cream not use yet.

  2. I’ve used Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Wrinkle-Filling Eye Treatment before but 1-2 weeks into the nightly application, it caused milia seeds. I think I might have applied too much :(

    But after reading this post, I’m thinking of giving it another try ;)

  3. loveless says:

    Hi Sesame,

    My eye gel gives me the same effect when I use it. I was wondering about this eyelash growth effect and whether it was just my wishing thinking.

    Not all eye creams/gels give this effect. I only noticed my eyelashes growing better when i switched to my current eye gel. you’re probably right that it’s the ingredients in the eye pdts.

    Hmmm… can eyelash tonics be used a eye gels then?

    • sesame says:

      Yours too? I thought I was the only strange one having this effect with my eye cream and gel. You’re right that not all eye products give this effect…I used a few before but I only noticed with 3 of them.

      As for eyelash tonics, nah, I don’t think so. Most of them have ingredients specifically to stimulate the lash growth and while some maybe okay to use on the eye area, I doubt they’ll provide the desired outcomes…so I wouldn’t recommend.

  4. JacquiA says:

    Yes I have experienced this…..I have also experienced a lengthening of my eyelashes when I took Centrum a brand of broad spectrum vitamin and mineral pill! Some lovely side effects eh!

    • sesame says:

      You have too? And with Centrum? I took that for awhile sometime back but didn’t notice any effects on my eyelashes.

  5. pf1123 says:

    No. I hardly pay attention.

    I realise I’m too lazy to use eye creams.

    • sesame says:

      You’re lazy with eye creams? So do you use your moisturizer over your eye area instead or you just leave that area alone without using any products on most days?

      • pf1123 says:

        I put the serums and collagen cream over it.

        I’m developing lines under my eyes!!! But my eye creams doesn’t seem to work. So I became lazy.

        • sesame says:

          Your facial sessions come with eye treatments? Maybe you want to focus on that area? I had a lot more lines but with the treatments plus daily maintainence, the lines are better. But, my dark undereye circles still visible.

          Another thing to note is that our skin under our eye area gets thinner so maybe that’s also why lines are getting more visible.

  6. interesting discovery! I’ll definitely look out for those ingredients when I purchase eye treatments. I don’t use much of them though since nothing seems to work on me :( But I am now using an eye serum as well as a lash serum

    • sesame says:

      I’m not sure if it applies to all eye products with some of those ingredients but yeah, keep a look out next time and see if this happens to you too.

      Oh and your eyes are looking good so perhaps you don’t see much effects. If you’re talking about dark circles, nothing works too well for me either. I suspect it’s a problem with the level of toxins in my liver.

  7. I was just wondering, is that why some races use coconut oil for their hair? Seems like they can always grow long, thick and dense hair with it.

  8. That’s very interesting info. I’ve never looked at eye creams with this perspective since usually you are not supposed to apply your eye cream that close to the lashes as the ingredients may irritate the eye itself. Well, at least unfortunately I have very sensitive eyes and anything applied too close to the eye tends to irritate the heck out of them. Once I even ended up in ER looking like a vampire. Or how close to the lashes did you applied it?

    • sesame says:

      Oh landing in ER is not a joke! I never knew how sensitive eyes can be. For me, I think oil stuff will irritate and make my eyes itch like crazy. But for eye creams and gels, I can apply all over, as long as my eyes are shut.

  9. Rennie says:

    Yess!! This has happened to me. While I don’t make it a habit of using eye cream everyday (I really should), those days when I do use them, I feel like my lashes has grown fuller and darker. Mind over body? I don’t deliberately apply cream to my lashes, I just use the reminder of whatever I have left on my hand to apply.

    • sesame says:

      No, I don’t think it’s mind over body. Take a look at the ingredients…probably something there that can stimulate hair growth. Actually a lot of ingredients overlap as in they have benefits for both skin and hair.

  10. zzzmadison says:

    i’m using clarins.. there are many fruity- and flowery-sounding extracts on the ingredients list but i dun see any difference =P

    • sesame says:

      I doubt it’s applicable for all…I used to use a couple of different brands of eye creams/gels in the past and I never seen any effects on my eyelashes at all.

  11. I totally didn’t know about this. Interesting. Not only you get your eye area treated. But you get longer and fuller lashes!
    Quite a pack.

  12. Very interesting. I’m using Laneige eye cream but never try to apply so near to the eyelashes. I shall check on it’s ingredient tomorrow :)

  13. pf1123 says:

    Yes. I have eye treatments with my facials.

    Yep…actually the lines are looking better with adequate moisturising. Eye creams are quite expensive for the little product in each tube/pot/etc. Sighhh, I better be more hardworking to use them up.

    • sesame says:

      I came across a product from Living Nature – flaxseed oil or cream and it’s particularly good for such fine lines. Tried it before and found it not bad but just too lazy to continue cos I do use eye cream/gel every day already.

  14. Natalie says:

    This happened to me too when I used the Kiehls Avocado eye treatment!
    I think it was the castor oil in the ingredients that was making the difference :)

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