10 Apr LASH OFF: LUMIGAN V LATISSE.
I’m not sure how many know this “beauty hack,” but it’s been relatively gaining more acceptance among makeup enthusiasts – using ophthalmic solutions (used to treat glaucoma) to thicken lashes.
These eye drops are primarily used to “to control the progression of glaucoma and in the management of ocular hypertension,” but one of the fabulous side effects of the treatment is growing fuller, longer lashes. People have been raving, and so I decided to try it out for myself.
I bought Lumigan ($50), an over-the-counter eye drop, and applied it as recommended – twice a day at the roots of my lashes. They said that you’d see results in about 3 months. But of course, I’m impatient about these things! Haha.
Then I came across another eye drop solution that promises the same effects at a better deal – Latisse ($125). Prescribed by dermatologists such as Dr. Aivee Teo, Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for inadequate lashes.
When I checked the back of both Lumigan and Latisse and compared what was in them, I was surprised: Lumigan and Latisse are exactly the same! Of course, in terms of packaging they also looked similar. (Latisse, however, has nicer packaging and comes with an applicator.)
I’m not sure how effective these are (since, as said, I’m impatient), but I encourage you to try them out. Would love to see the results and hear how it worked out for you!
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