Lash Serums With No Prostaglandins

Lash Serums With No Prostaglandins

Eyebrow and lash serums have transformed drastically over the short period that they've been around. Curious about the history of lash serums from how it started, to where they are now? (hint: it started off with the use of prostaglandins, to the development of prostaglandin-free alternatives, such as our Moon Boost Eyebrow and Lash Serum!:


1. Prostaglandins and FDA Approval:

- In the early 2000s, prostaglandins, specifically bimatoprost, were originally developed as prescription eye drops to treat glaucoma, a condition characterized by increased pressure in the eyes.

- During clinical trials of glaucoma treatments containing bimatoprost, researchers noticed a significant side effect: increased eyelash growth and thickness.

- This discovery led to the development of the first prescription lash serum containing prostaglandins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved bimatoprost for cosmetic use in 2008 under a certain lash serum brand name.


2. Popularity of Prostaglandin-Based Lash Serums:

- Following FDA approval, this lash serum brand name gained widespread popularity as a lash growth treatment. Many people experienced noticeable improvements in the length and fullness of their eyelashes.

-Other prostaglandin-based lash serums, such as travoprost and latanoprost, were also developed and used off-label for cosmetic purposes.


3. Concerns and Side Effects:

- Despite the effectiveness of prostaglandin-based lash serums, some users experienced side effects, including eye irritation, redness, and darkening of the eyelid skin and iris (especially in people with light-colored eyes).

- Additionally, some individuals reported a change in eye color, prompting concerns about the safety of long-term use.


4. Development of Prostaglandin-Free Lash Serums (Where Moon Boost Eyebrow and Lash Serum comes in!):

- Due to the side effects and potential safety concerns associated with prostaglandins, cosmetic companies began researching and developing prostaglandin-free alternatives.

- The industry shifted towards using other ingredients like peptides, biotin, vitamins, and plant extracts that could support lash growth without the risks associated with prostaglandins.

- Prostaglandin-free lash serums aimed to offer similar results without the potential adverse effects, making them appealing to a broader audience.


Here are the ingredients to look for in your eyelash serums as a safe alternative to prostaglandins:

1. Amino acid-based serums: These products use amino acids, such as arginine in Moon Boost, to stimulate lash growth and enhance the overall health of the lashes.

2. Biotin-infused serums: Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is often used in lash serums to promote healthier and stronger lashes.

3. Plant-based extracts: We use adaptogens that support hair density and promote better circulation at the roots, such as gotu kola, horsetail, burdock root, and red clover.

4. Vitamin-rich serums: Lash serums that contain vitamins like vitamin E can provide nourishment and protection to the lashes. Moon Boost also contains bamboo and algae which is an excellent source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. 

Before using any lash serum, it's essential to do a patch test to check for any allergic reactions or sensitivities. Additionally, consult with a dermatologist or ophthalmologist if you have any specific concerns or medical conditions related to your eyelashes or eyes. Rigorously lab-tested, Moon Boost Eyebrow and Lash Serum is both dermatologist-tested, and trichologist approved.

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