Sooooooo… not only do I have to stress about my thinning hair but, yet another joyful part of the ageing process and also in the follicle department, is thinning lashes and brows – great! 🙁 Having tried numerous lash serums previously (Mavala Double Lash, Boots No7 Fanomenal, Vichy Liftactiv), all with varying degrees of success, or not, in the case of Joan Collins’s Lash Treatment, which is more of a conditioner and enhancer when you don’t want to wear mascara, I finally stumbled upon Nanolash.

Nanolash makes some bold claims (don’t they all!) – “50% longer lashes in 30 days; huge improvement to thickness and strength; prevents loss and brittleness and, makes then appear darker!” At £39 for 3ml :-0 it was an expensive gamble on yet another lash serum that may, or may not, improve the quality of my lashes but, one that I was willing to take…

What’s spesh about Nanolash and how do you apply it?…

The precise little brush (like a miniature paint brush) makes application both quick and simple. I apply mine last thing at night, as your skin must be free of make-up and eye cream. The serum is applied exactly where the eyelashes meet the skin, in the same way you would do with an eyeliner. It’s absorbed in seconds and contains “specially selected ingredients that ensure optimal lash growth” – Aqua, Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol Denat, Benzalkonium Chloride. The formula penetrates the skin and works to nourish the lash roots, helping to produce stronger, thicker, darker, and longer lashes within a short period of time (be patient and consistent, as it won’t happen overnight!) Nanolash claims to be completely safe and does not cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. This, I have to slightly disagree with, as it can occasionally make the base of my eyelashes a little itchy which I attribute to the active ingredients but, it’s nothing that a quick rub won’t remedy 😉

Good to know (or maybe not)…

I also did a little research on the ingredients and, the only one that threw up question marks was the TDE (second on list). This lipid compound is a derivative of prostaglandin; a hormone that is created during a chemical reaction at a site where an injury or other issue occurs. It is a unique hormone because unlike most chemical messengers, it is not secreted from a gland, but created at the time it is needed directly where the problem exists. In a cosmetic environment, it is associated with increased hair growth, hence it’s use in this serum. Other serums, such as the more expensive Revitalash, also contain this same ingredient and, whilst it has not been evidenced, some people have voiced concern about using a product that contains a hormone derivative. I’m of the opinion that you use such a minute amount, it’s not worth worrying about it but, I guess if you were using this over a long period of time, it’s certainly worth considering.

What do I think of Nanolash?…

Well, I’ve not been disappointed, put it that way! I can’t tell you if they are 50% longer, as I’ve not measured them but, after about 6 weeks application, I can definitely see that my lashes are indeed a little longer, darker and have not been falling out at all! I have also been applying it to my eyebrows, which have subsequently become slightly darker and more dense 🙂 Pencil thin brows can be very ageing, so this can only be a good thing, right?!

So here’s my make-up free selfie and, definitely no mascara (looking a little like Cyrano de Bergerac – who knew my nose was so big?!? :-0)

Nanolash offer 1 tube for £39; 2 for £69; or 3 for £89 here and delivery is FREE!

 

NB: This is not a sponsored post but just my honest opinion of Nanolash which I bought with Mr Zodle’s money.

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