Review: St. Botanica’s Eye Lash Serum

St. Botanica Eye Lash Serum

This is one of those things that just caught my fancy. All along at the back of my mind, I just knew it made no sense. Yet, I decided against all logic to go ahead and buy this. Blame it on my man who is obsessed with brows! Well, it’s not entirely a bad product per se. It does moisturize. But if you are dreaming of growing falsies or even a fraction of a millimeter of optical hair, this product aint going to do that! Let’s just divide the good and bad.

Good:

  1. No harmful chemicals; all natural ingredients used.
  2. Cruelty Free.
  3. No Mineral Oil at all; this is a big plus for me.
  4. Free from sulphates and paraben
  5. Can be used for brows too

Bad:

  1. Thick, oily, sticky consistency because of the main ingredient – castor oil.
  2. Very expensive: Ingredients are castor oil, almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil. You are paying INR 899 for a measly 30 ml. Please just buy all these oils and mix them up if you’re really interested. It will do your hair some good too.
  3. Applicator: It comes with a glass dropper attached to its screw-top lid. A brush or even a sponge tip would have been a better idea because droppers are better suited to products that need to go inside your eye. It just makes application more annoying because you just have to end up using your finger tips instead.
  4. Well, it smells like castor oil, which is fine with me. But, it is not a pleasant fragrance.
  5. Since the consistency is so thick and goopy, you are prone to getting breakouts as castor oil is not non-comedogenic.
  6. Dedication and patience: They claim that you need to use it for at least two months regularly to see results. I did not slather this on my lashes and brows for two months because it is just such a mess. Do let me know if it works for you.
for lashes
and brows too

Fun Fact: Did you know that your eyelashes grow for about three months and then fall out. That is the growth cycle. This helps limiting the length of our lashes, unlike the hair on our scalp which grows for three years on average. Otherwise, we’d all be roaming around with a fringe on our lids 😉 :0 😉

I’m happy with mascara and brow powders 😉

If you are really serious about getting naturally longer and thicker lashes, there are serums with active ingredients available only if you have a prescription. Some of these ingredients are hyaluronic acid, peptides, biotin. Needless to say, these are really expensive products that come with adverse effects like irritable eyes and darkening of eye colour, if you have light eyes. I was born with blue eyes; my eyes changed colour within a year itself. Most of the elders who can testify to this are not in this realm anymore. I’m happy with hazel for now; I don’t want to go to brown though. I personally feel good old mascara works fine. You even have an option of getting lash extensions. But again, is it really worth the trouble and big bucks for a mere three weeks?

Stay Beautiful,
Ruelha

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