On prescription It contains a prostaglandin called bimatoprost and is used to treat hypotrichosis, a condition where hair doesnt grow. Side effects of the serum include eye irritation, swelling, change of eye colour, blurred vision and even loss of eyelashes.
How safe are eyelash serums?
When applied topically, eyelash serums are considered safe to use. But, some folks may struggle with sensitivity issues and experience adverse reactions to them. Some of the symptoms they will notice is a darkening of the eyelid skin and itchy red eyes. These serums can possibly exacerbate blepharitis and dry eye.
What eyelash serum is as good as Latisse?
Revitalash is an over-the-counter lash growth formula that contains a smaller amount of the prostaglandin latanoprost. This works the same as the active ingredient in Latisse (Latisse has the patent on theirs) but is found in a smaller amount, which is why it is available without a prescription.