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?