Between mascaras and false lashes, lash lifts and eyelash extensions, many beauty products and services offer ways to enhance your eye look with long, voluminous lashes. Whereas lash extensions and strip lashes can amplify your look by adding false lashes, if you’re looking to supercharge your own lashes, a lash serum such as EyEnvy is a great option. This review was put together by Amanda Roberts, one of Ivonne Sanchez Beauty’s blog contributors.
What are lash conditioner serums and what are they for?
A lash serum or lash conditioner is a product that, when applied topically to the lashline, can help lashes grow longer, fuller, and thicker. The exact mechanics vary from product to product, but for any lash serum, correct and consistent application is key.
Lash conditioner serums come in a small tube or bottle with a thin brush applicator. The applicator is similar to a liquid eyeliner brush. In fact, a lash serum is applied much in the same way liquid liner is applied.
What is EyEnvy?
Established in 2009, EyEnvy is a lash conditioner serum that can help you achieve longer, fuller lashes. EyEnvy contains moisturizing factors and nourishing peptides that target lashes during the anagen phase — the phase when lash growth occurs — to help them grow longer and thicker.
What are the most popular lash serums and how do they compare?
Perhaps the most famous lash serum is Latisse. Latisse is a lash serum that originated as a glaucoma medication designed to treat high pressure inside the eye. Patients and their doctors noticed the side effect of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes. Latisse works to extend the growth phase and lash length along with it.
Some of the key differences between Latisse and EyEnvy are availability and price. Whereas EyEnvy is conveniently available at spas and salons like Ivonne Sanchez Beauty, Latisse is technically a medication which requires a prescription from a doctor. EyEnvy is competitively priced, whereas Latisse costs roughly $150. By comparison, eyelash extensions can cost between $80 and $280, monthly.
EyEnvy also differs from Latisse in terms of possible side effects. When using Latisse, a number of side effects are possible, ranging from dry eyes and chronic inflammation to permanent darkening of the iris in users with light eyes. These potential side effects are linked to Latisse’s key active ingredient, bimatoprost, which lengthens the hair growth period. However, bimatoprost is a chemical similar to the body’s own prostaglandins, which signal inflammation within the body. EyEnvy does not contain bimatoprost or other prostaglandins, and works instead by nourishing the lashes with peptides and moisturizing factors, encouraging growth and discouraging breakage. In terms of side effects, EyEnvy users have noticed eye irritation and darkening of the skin around their eyes. As with any new skincare or makeup product, discontinue use if irritation occurs.
What is the difference between a lash serum and a lash lift?
Lash serums and lash lifts are quite different from one another, but work together particularly well.
Lash serums like EyEnvy are a product that can be used at home to encourage lash growth. Serums help users achieve longer, thicker lashes; however, a lash serum will not lift or curl those new, long lashes.
This is where lash lifts come in. A lash lift is a professional salon service best thought of as a perm for your lashes. Many lash serum users find that a lash lift can help them showcase the great results they’ve achieved from their lash serums.
Blog contributor Daria Sanchez has achieved great results with EyEnvy and a lash lift at Ivonne Sanchez Beauty:
How long does it take to work? What do the results look like?
Most EyEnvy users start to see results within 4 to 6 weeks of use, with full results achieved after 3 months of correct and consistent use.
Take a look at the results from our colleagues at The BROWfectionists:
About The Author
Amanda “Glowgetter”‘s writing focuses on beauty, mental health, sex, and other lifestyle topics. In her free time, she likes to read, watch TV, knit, and listen to murder podcasts. Y’know – normal introvert stuff.