Hey everyone! So here’s a product review for you all. Since my last post on Rapidlash and Talika and up until three weeks ago, I was just using Rapidlash only and was still able to see results. Well, after a month or two of using Rapidlash, I didn’t see enough length growth as I was seeing when I used Maximumlash.
Of course, I am always on a lookout for the next best serum and did a little research to see if there was something comparable to Maximumlash and maybe even comparable to the popular and more expensive brands of lash serums on the market. I couldn’t see myself paying that much for an item that I need to replenish every three months. Thankfully, I bumped into another lash serum called Careprost that I purchased from LifetimeLashes for $29 each with free applicators and shipping. I’ve also ordered from UnitedPharmacies for $30.90 after shipping is included.
As you can see from the photos above, the differences between the two photos are small, but noticeably enough that I made the switch to Careprost. First, my lashes grew a little longer where I had a few people noticed my lashes within the first week or so of using the serum. Second, Careprost had filled in the spaces between my lashes making them all about equal lengths, which was great.
Careprost contains Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution, which according to my pharmacist friend/fashionista, Linda, is a lower concentration form used by popular lash serums on the market at .03%.
Active ingredient bimatoprost (0.03%)
Also contains benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate dibasic, citric acid monohydrate, purified water.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic eye drops was used to first treat certain diseases of the eye like glaucoma and ocular hypertension which occurs in many people as they grow older. Later, it was found that the side effect of using the eye drops resulted in longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.
When I first received the eye drop bottle, I was a little stumped and didn’t try out the product right away. I had no idea what to do with it, since all the past lash serums that I’ve used came with a built-in eyeliner brush.
However, the brush that came with the purchase of Careprost was a bit too thick for my taste. Knowing that there was a possibility that this solution could stain the eyelids, I used an thin eyeliner brush to apply the solution across the lash line each night. In just a week, I already noticed results and now going on three weeks, I am more than satisfied with this serum. If you’re starting out with a lash serum, you want to apply daily for 4-6 weeks than after that, once a week to maintain.
I definitely felt that careprost was very much comparable to when I used Maximumlash, but resulted in better results. So far, I have not seen any staining on the eyelids like it did with Maximumlash, but then again, it was over 3 months of usage of Maximumlash before I saw any discoloration on my eyelids.
Since then, with any new serums that I’ve tested out, I’ve only applied the serum to my top lash line and kept the bottom alone. If the serum did stain, it would only darken the top lid, leaving the bottom lash line alone. This would help me look less tired and would also help save on concealer.
Caution: Since Careprost is not FDA-approved, please do your own research as well and use product with caution. Be careful not to get product into eye when applying along the lash line.
I hope this review was helpful. If you have used Careprost before, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Hope you all have a great one.