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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Relastin Eye Silk Update, neuLash eyelash technology - product reviews

Most people who know me know that I am a skincare, lotion, cream fanatic. I like to try new products (well, any product for that matter) and my nighttime routine consists of cleansing, moisturizing lotion, lip conditioning, putting cremes around my eyes, putting vitamin E oil on my cuticles (toes and fingers) and applying foot lotion.

Yes, I really do all of that. That's why when I get the opportunity to test or review a product I always jump at the chance. Here I'm going to update you on two of the products I've already told you about and reveal some results of a new product I've been trying: neuLash® active eyelash technology.

First, the updates:

It was on or about June 23rd that I told you about Revitalift® Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair from L'Oreal Paris®. I'm almost finished using my sample (I ran out of the SPF 15 Day Lotion), but I still have some Night Creme. The best part: I'm pleased with the results.

I began using the product on April 13 and I think it has worked to its complete ability on my skin. I had fine lines that I wanted to minimize and increase my "youthful appearance." The Revitalift helps to repair deep-set wrinkles and you should notice results in about eight weeks.

More than likely I'll continue to use the Night Creme as a part of my skincare routine, but I prefer a day lotion that has more SPF protection.

The Relastin Eye Silk is reportedly the "first product proven to increase elasticity and decrease the signs of aging around the eye," and - like I mentioned in a previous post - a September 2006 study reported that the eye silk also decreases dark circles under the eyes after about four weeks.

Given the amount of rest and sleep I normally get I think the product has done all it can do on my dark circles. I noticed a difference almost immediately. More than likely I'd have continued using the product anyway because it feels so great going on. It has a silky, smooth feeling during application along with a light, pleasant fragrance.

Now for the new review:

I was really excited when I read about neuLash® active eyelash technology, which is touted as a product that can extend the life of your lashes while allowing them to appear fuller and thicker versus a prescription drug. I have very fine, short lashes and I had to see this for myself.

On July 1st, I began using neuLash®. It's in a tube that's similar to mascara and the wand (an eyeliner-like applicator) is a small brush. You apply it by sweeping the product along the base of your upper lashes. I was a little nervous when I first applied it because it felt wet and I thought it would run into my eyes, but it didn't. After the first application - it's applied nightly - I looked forward to the damp, cool feel of the neuLash. It's quite soothing.

When I look in the mirror it appears that my lashes are thicker and longer, but proof is in the photos so I'm going to compare them right now: When I post them it'll be the first time I check out the results (along with you).

The first three photos were taken on July 1st. (Thanks to a rough night of sleep you're getting a nice view of a couple of bags under my eyes!)

The next three were taken today. (BTW: Please ignore my eyebrows! I am always trying to grow them out so I can get them shaped nicely. It's a never-ending cycle!)

I must admit I don't see a difference, but it could just be the quality of the pictures and the fact that they aren't the same as the before ones. What do you think? Do you see a difference?
You'll have to forgive the bad picture taking. It's a little difficult getting pictures of your own eyelashes.

I'm going to continue using neuLash until it is gone because I want to ensure that I'm giving it an adequate chance to do its magic. And it can't hurt because it offers maximum protection for lashes by delivering proteins, vitamins, peptides as well as moisturizing and rejuvenating ingredients that replenish and strengthen. For some, you'll see results in two weeks with maximum results in eight weeks so I have a few more weeks to see if it'll make a difference. neulash can also be used on the eyebrows.

According to president and CEO of Skin Research Laboratories, Richard Carieri, the product has been proven to be ophthalmologist and dermatologist safe through extensive research.

Although the cost seems a bit pricey to me, at $150, it's more economical than a prescription drug and contains about a three-month supply. The average daily cost for neulash is $1.67 per day whereas a prescription would cost about $4 per day for just a one-month supply.

To learn more about it, check out or visit Saks Fifth Avenue to try it out for yourself.
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