Eyelash Serum to Condition and Protect Lashes
Lashes, those beautiful coverings of our most delicate organ – the eye. The eyelash serves many purposes, the most important of course is to provide protection for our eyes along with our eyelids. Although, if you ask most of us we’ll say the most important job of the eyelash is to accentuate our eyes and make them pop. If the latter purpose is more important than the biological function you should definitely be using eyelash serum to keep your lashes looking their very best.
In our on-going search for the perfect products to help enhance our appearance; the eyelash has gone from an after thought to the main attraction. With their new found popularity on the beauty trend chart you’d be doing them a huge favor by giving them as much care as you do the hair on your head, because lashes are after all, 100% human hair.
What you’ll find if you begin using a high quality eyelash serum with quality ingredients is that your lashes will look and feel better. More importantly, healthy lashes look better and will hold onto and your mascara much better than lashes that are dry, brittle or sparse.
Science Meets Beauty
It’s a pretty safe bet that our grandmother’s had very easy eyelash care routines that consisted of ingredients that they had laying around the house. They also didn’t have to contend with the multitude of ingredients (synthetic and natural) that are part of today’s cosmetic formulas.
With changing times have come changing formulations and now instead of going to the kitchen pantry, researchers are stepping outside and into the garden. Plant derived stem cell extracts are the new frontier in cosmetic formulation….can you say phytochemicals? You may not fully understand how botanical formulas are better or what a phytoceramide is, but they are everywhere. Cosmetic companies are working and researching around the clock to create products that are not only offer more effective results but safer as well.
Like many other products on the market, companies that develop eyelash serum are taking full advantage of the cosmetic development of botanicals. It’s not hard to understand why they would, todays savvy consumers are very knowledgeable and they absolutely know what they want. They are protective of their bodies and any product that has to contact their eyes either directly or indirectly makes it hard to convince them that chemicals they can’t pronounce won’t leave them with long term optical damage. As it is with many other things, simple is better and the fewer chemicals in your cosmetics chances are, they’re much safer.
Antioxidants vs. Free Radicals
Our bodies are made up of countless cells that are always working. They protect us from viral and bacterial infections and deal with the general abuse that we put our bodies through on a daily basis. There is another threat that our cells constantly face – free radicals. There are different types of free radicals. The body creates them as a result of our bodies turning food into energy. We encounter other free radicals in the food we eat and air we breathe. Without getting too scientific, free radicals are basically electron thieves, they steal electrons from nearby substances (nearby cells) that have them and the taking of the electron can dramatically alter the structure of the substance that has lost the electron.
When cells are altered by invading free radicals the results can be devastating. Luckily, our bodies aren’t unfamiliar with free radicals and are constantly fighting against them. While our bodies are fighting free radicals naturally you can also get excellent free radical fighters in food containing antioxidants. Antioxidants generously donate electrons to free radicals without becoming electron scavengers themselves, sparing cells that would otherwise be horribly mutated through the loss of electrons.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Beta carotene (and other related carotenoids)
- coenzyme Q10
- lipoic acid
The above list is not all of the antioxidants out there, but they are probably the common and you’ve more than likely eaten food or used a product that contained one or more of them. I guess you’re still wondering how this has anything to do with you having beautiful, lush flutterers? The answer to that is question is – antioxidants and free radicals have everything to do with the health of the delicate skin around your eyes – which is where your lashes begin.
Back to Botanicals
Now that we have little clarity on what free radicals are and how antioxidants work to keep them from damaging vital cells, let’s get back to botanicals. Many plants are known to have healing properties. Whether it’s aloe vera or chamomile most plants do a lot more than look pretty, and just about everyone is trying to get in on the phytochemical bandwagon. Where your eyes, more specifically eyelashes are concerned, botanical ingredients are as safe as they are effective. So any eyelash serum that you invest in should be gentle and not damaging to your eyes.
Products ranging from non carbonated fruit drinks to lip balm are all realizing the consumer draw that botanicals possess. There are several very common botanical extracts that have awesome antioxidant properties and give eyelash serum formulas a little something more than moisturizing the hair. Here’s a list of amazing plant based extracts that pack a powerful antioxidant punch and will improve the look of your lashes as well.
- Grape seed stem cell extract – antioxidant protection
- White tea / green tea – contains polyphenols, which help eliminate free radicals. The contain the same types of free radical fighting antioxidants; however white has them in higher volume.
- American ginseng – boosts immune system.
Looking at this list you’re sure to have drank, eaten or applied a product with one or more of these amazingly powerful antioxidants as an ingredient.
What’s Good For The Eyes
When deciding which ingredients make the best eyelash serum, you can’t consider antioxidants alone. You must also consider which ingredients will provide you with the most moisture and protection against the harsh ingredients that may be in your make up formulas – particularly if your eye makeup is waterproof.
If you have perfect makeup practices you can read right past this next entry, but if you don’t (most of us don’t) please pay close attention. There are things that we do every day that are detrimental to the health and appearance of our lashes.
- Remove your make up at night. Not removing makeup before bed is the worst thing you can do for your skin (maybe it’s second to not drinking enough water) so that thin and delicate skin around the eye will suffer even more than the rest of your face. Makeup will clog pores and possibly cause skin irritation and inflammation.
- Facial moisturizer on your face. The skin on your face is much more delicate than other parts of the body, so using a facial moisturizer is key to hydrating facial skin properly. Do not use hand lotions or moisturizers formulated for other parts of the body on your face.
- Be careful with falsies. False eyelashes, whether they are strips or individuals, can definitely take your lash look up a notch but they can also be very damaging to your lashes. Be careful when applying and removing false lashes to prevent unintended damage to lashes and follicles.
- Be careful with your eyelash curler. Curling your lashes can make your eyes instantly pop! Curling can also add a flirty, sexy effect to any eye look. However, improperly curling your eyelashes can cause fallout and breakage.
- Use an eyelash serum. Eyelash serum is a great way to protect and nourish lashes without having to fear leaving the house without falsies or sunglasses.
Is Eyelash Serum Really Necessary
Since eyelash serum is basically a moisturizer for your lashes and eye area you’re probably wondering if it’s worth it to add another product to your skin care routine. Most eyelash serum formulas contain polymers, peptides, and their own special blends of vitamin and mineral combinations – depending on what the product claims to do. It is important to do your research to find out which formula will work best for you. You always want to make sure that while attempting to improve your outward appearance that you are not doing any harm to your eyes – they’re the only pair you’ll get.
The benefit of using a product that contains ingredients that are all or mostly natural is that there are few if any side effects associated with using naturally occurring ingredients. In most cases as long as you are using the product as directed and don’t apply the product directly to your eye, either accidentally or on purpose, you should be able to use the product without fear of doing harm to the gentle eye area.
Full, healthy, beautiful lashes will always be in style, and with so many products on the market you may not know where to start. You should take into consideration what is more important to you – cost, quantity, ingredients or results – then you can select the product that fits your criteria. Keep in mind that every eyelash serum is not created equally. There may be a value brand available; however, the changes in the quality of your lashes may take longer for you to see if you see them at all. Oppositely, a product like Infinite Lash Eyelash Serum is moderately priced, with each tube containing enough product for a three month supply, when used as directed. It is not the cheapest serum you can buy but when you compare it’s ingredients to those in higher end eyelash serums you’ll discover that it’s quite a bargain. Another benefit of Infinite Lash is that they do a great job of engaging their users and actually encourage them to share their experience with the product. So you don’t need to wonder if you will get results, because users just like you are giving their honest feedback about the product – daily.
Condition to Improve Your Lash Condition
We covered this earlier in the post but here it is again. Eyelashes are made of 100% human hair. You don’t (or shouldn’t) neglect your lashes anymore than you do the hair on your head. Eyelashes have their own follicles, growth and shedding cycles just like your tresses and should be be treated as the eye-framing VIPs that they are. Protecting and nourishing your lashes is a very important step in maintaining lash health and voluminous appearance.
If proper eyelash care is not part of your current morning or evening routine, what are you waiting for? Proper lash care will leave you with lashes that are more supple and easier to work with when you are applying your makeup. Lashes that are flexible and bendable make for an excellent canvas whether your look is mascara only or one that is more involved and includes falsies and curling. No matter if your preferred look is minimal or full glam, a healthy base consisting of lashes that are shinier, softer and well protected will make you happy that you chose to start conditioning your eyelashes.
Make Eyelash Serum a Necessity
For those of us who’ve never considered using an eyelash serum before, it’s okay. Now that you know the full benefits of using a lash serum and what you should absolutely look for in the ingredient list you can confidently select an eyelash serum that will lubricate and nourish your lashes from root to tip. What you’ll get in exchange for adding this product to your beauty arsenal will be lashes that look and feel great. Once you begin using an eyelash serum, you’ll be asking yourself why on earth did it take so long to start.
Do your research and find an eyelash serum that will work for you. Decide what is most important to you. If cost is a major factor you may have to practice patience in the process of revitalizing or enhancing your eyelashes. If you don’t mind a higher cost to get a higher quality product and proven results you won’t have a hard time finding an eyelash serum that suits you. Just make sure that you are using a serum that will give you the results that you’re looking for minus any pain and discomfort that may come with using a product that has an inferior formula.
Infinite Lash is an eyelash serum that combines our exclusive Oculsana® Complex and a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, natural botanicals and polypeptides to condition your eyelashes and help them appear thicker, shinier and more voluminous than you imagined. Follow our Instagram for Infinite Lash photos, reviews and success stories from women just like you. If you’re ready for more beautiful lashes, order Infinite Lash online today!