A triple for your eyes: brows, lashes, and dark circles

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There are a plethora of wonderful products to help improve our eyes. These weren’t available long ago or they would have been hard to find but now we can learn so much online. That’s why we love sharing some of our finds with you. Today my team has hit a triple starting with EES, Essential Eyebrow Solution. Then we ran down to our lashes and there’s PRIORI, Lash Recovery Serum. And for bases loaded there’s VI Derm, Revitalizing Eye Cream.

EES, Vi Derm and Priori

The reason I was eager to try EES Essential Eyebrow Solution is because of my meager eyebrows. They aren’t what they used to be. A combination of age and illness have chipped away the lusher eyebrows of my “youth” and left me with sparseness, especially at the start of my brows. When I began writing on Beauty Info Zone my brows weren’t an issue. I took pictures and realized later that I hadn’t touched my brows. Not so today. I must do my eyebrows.

EES Essential Eyebrow Solution

That means I need some extra help and that’s where EES has come into play. I don’t have before/after pictures since they aren’t dramatic but what I do have is fuller brows that look so much better when I apply my eyebrow cosmetics.

EES is infused with natural botanical black cohosh, EES™ is a patented formula that nourishes brows to help support lasting fullness, conditions brows to promote strength, suppleness, and shine, and revitalizes eyebrow hair, resulting in the appearance of thicker, fuller eyebrows.

EES, Essential Eyebrow Solution

EES is a clear liquid in a blue bottle. Use a fresh end of a cotton swab to apply. Don’t double dip. There’s a slight smell of alcohol but it’s a non-issue since it’s not noticeable. It dries down pretty quickly but I give it at least 10 minutes before I apply my brow makeup.

To see full results it’s recommended that you use this twice a day on clean brows for 90 days. A 1 oz bottle ($90) will last the full 90 days so you should be able to see results. While you won’t look like Groucho Marx (thank goodness) you will have fuller brows that don’t embarrass you.

Priori Lash Recovery System

Moving on to second base you’ll find PRIORI Lash Recovery Serum. Another problem for me is my eyelashes. It’s not like I ever had those gorgeous lush lashes that I see on others but they were fuller at one time. I’ve used a variety of lash serums so this isn’t my first trip to this ballpark.

Priori contains Triple Lipopeptide Complex to help with both brows and lashes. I’ve only used it on my lashes since I don’t like to use the same tube for both.

When I started using PRIORI my lashes weren’t batting very well. They had lost some of their oomph and their batting average was falling. I was obviously in a slump. But with time PRIORI has made a difference and I’m extremely happy about that. One day I realized that I had something going on when I put on my mascara. So I tried different mascaras and my lashes still looked lusher. I like the very fine wand that is used for application, it’s like applying liquid eyeliner but you don’t have to worry about smudges.

PRIORI Lash Recovery Serum contains Vitamin E and peptides to help with the growth. At $99 it’s not inexpensive but it works and that’s what’s important to me. At the moment Dermstore has 25% off for their anniversary so it’s a great time to purchase.

My life isn’t complete unless I’ve got a good eye cream in play. My triple base hit includes one of those with VI Derm Revitalizing Eye Cream. I’m an eye cream afficionado and it’s my strong point. I may be a leftie but I can hit it out of the park with the right eye cream. What I find with VI Derm is that it’s helped greatly with my dark circles and fine lines. I was also using The Ordinary Caffeine Eye on and off with VI Derm but I used it alone for the first several weeks so I know that it worked well.

Here are the key ingredients and what they do

  • Eyeseryl® Tetrapeptide-5: reduces the appearance of puffy eyes
  • Syn-Coll®: Tripeptide-3: reduces the appearance of wrinkles and firms the skin
  • Haloxyl™ Tetrapeptide-7: reduces pigment responsible for dark circles under the eyes
  • Hyaluronic Acid: retains moisture to plump the skin

Don’t tell me that you don’t want that happening for your eyes because I won’t believe it. Depending on my sleep habits the puffiness is usually not evident in the morning. My undereye area is lighter and brighter plus I’m just not noticing the fine lines. And it’s not that I need new glasses or a stronger magnifying mirror – I’ve got both! You don’t need a lot of VI Derm Revitalizing Eye Cream to make a difference.

Vi Derm Eye Cream swatch

So now my bases are loaded and I’m hoping that the next batter will come through with a great hit to get my eyebrows, eyelashes, and eyes in general to come home and score. Tune in next week to see if that happens!!  —  Marcia

 

 

EES ingredients: Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract (Black Cohosh), Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

PRIORI ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Myrisoyl Pentapeptide-17, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16, Myristoyl Octapeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glcol, Panthenol, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Reintyl Plamitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyehtnaol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrlyates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trithanolamine, Disodium Edta, Chlorphenesin.

VI Revitalizing Eye Cream Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Citrus Limonum Leaf Cell Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Niacinamide (Pro-Vitamin B3), Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

My experiences with RapidLash

I have a story to share about my eyelashes. I was always envious of people with full lashes. I always have had these short little stubs that never enhanced my eyes. Since I’m all about eye makeup this was a shortcoming, in more way than one. Along came some of the lash growth serums and after much consideration I decided to buy one. It was Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale and they carried Beauty Society’s Enormous Lash with a special of buy one, get one. Since my sister was interested in this we bought it and excitedly started using it. We both had the same reaction – stinging, burning and nothing happened. I gave it 4 weeks in spite of the reaction but I just couldn’t take the stinging any longer with nothing to show for it. Research led me to RapidLash which was half the price and got oodles of raves on message boards. I purchased it and to my delight there was absolutely no stinging and no burning. I used it religiously for 6 weeks every single night and noticed a considerable difference. I finally had eyelashes. I finally could curl my lashes and they’d stay curled. Happiness ensued.

RapidLash

RapidLash information on the back of the box

RapidLash ingredients, click to enlarge

I’ve since experimented with other brands and have been able to maintain what started although this past summer they didn’t seem quite as lush. When RapidLash offered to send me one to test I was thrilled to be going back to this old favorite. This is actually my third tube of RapidLash since I’d bought two prior to this. I love what it does to my lashes.When I got this again I used it nightly for a month; I’m now using it 3 times a week. The only bad thing in my opinion about lash growth products is that if you want to keep your lashes looking lush you do need to maintain it. Even though RapidLash says the tube is enough for 2 months my second tube of RapidLash lasted over 6 months and was still going strong.  Iended up  tossing it for sanitary reasons even though I had no problems with it in any way.

The wand tip is wonderful. It’s thin enough to keep the formula on your lashline and nowhere else and it’s strong enough to do the job swiftly. I wish I could find an eyeliner brush this size and sturdiness.

RapidLash wand

Here’s the facts from Rapidlash.com:

Clinically proven, Fuller-Looking natural lashes
Clinically proven, Darker-Looking natural lashes
Clinically proven, More Curl to natural lashes

Infused with a blend of paraben and fragrance-free potent polypeptides, vitamins, minerals, and botanicals that nourish your lashes and brows.

Guaranteed results.

Their Frequently Asked Questions page gives you all the information you might be asking yourself including what their ingredients are and what they do for you.

RapidLash is sold at beauty.com, skinstore.com, dermstore.com, CVS.com and on their own website. It retails for $49.95 but I paid 20% less both times I purchased it.

My lashes are full now, there’s volume where there was none before. They are longer though not super long. My sister’s lashes on the other hand are super long but she’s younger than I am so maybe her “youth” helps. The major difference though is that I had almost no eyelashes on my bottom lashline. Now I actually have eyelashes. They aren’t long, they aren’t lush, but they are there. Thank you to RapidLash for the reminder that I loved you two years ago and I love you still. — Marcia

Before picture taken in 2009

After picture, taken October 2011

After picture using RapidLash, October 2011