Lashes, those beautiful, bendable and hopefully bountiful tiny little hairs that protect our eyes. We love them! Unfortunately, due to genetics or neglect, not all of us have enviable lashes. Your lashes are very delicate but surprisingly resilient considering the amount of damage that we do with mascara, curling, falsies and whatever other beauty torture techniques are around that can cause damage to them. Don’t sweat it. The great thing about lashes is that they are hair, and the great thing about hair is the as long as there is a healthy viable follicle, hair will continue to grow.
Understanding Eyelash Growth
Just like the hair on our heads, our eyelashes grow in three phases. Anagen (growth), Catagen (transition) and Telogen (resting). The amount of time that your lashes are in the anagen phase is anywhere from 30 to 45 days. During this time less than half of your upper and about a quarter of your lower lashes are growing at once. During the catagen phase your lashes have stopped growing (they are at rest), and the follicle shrinks. This phase will last up to three weeks. The final phase is the telogen phase, this phase can last more than 100 days before the old lash falls out and is replaced with a new one.
Don’t be alarmed by all the talk of growth stoppage and lash fallout. This is all part of the cycle of growth for lashes as a matter of fact the only difference between the growth of your lashes and hair is that the phases are shorter for lashes, which makes sense considering the hairs a shorter as well.
We employ so many tricks and techniques to lengthen (whether that’s actual or perceived) our lashes. But why is it that we don’t practice the same care and patience that we do with our lashes as we do with our hair? There is no correct answer, but more than likely it’s because we just don’t think of the care and maintenance of our hair in the same terms as we do with our crown.
Your lashes need care day and night. This is especially true if you regularly utilize any of the following techniques to enhance the look of your lashes.
- Daily Mascara (especially certain waterproof formulas)
- Curling (heated or non heated)
We’re pretty sure that at least one of these techniques is part of your regular routine. So now that you know everything you’re doing that could be damaging to lashes, we can share the things you should be doing to make them stronger and better looking.
- Completely Remove Makeup at Night
Eyelash Serum for Lashes
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could go outside with only your natural lashes enhancing your beautiful eyes? Who says that you can’t, especially if you take the time to prepare them and make them look their best at all times. ANGEL LASH Eyelash Enhance Serum has a gentle and unique formula that conditions and lubricates lashes to improve the look and feel of your lashes.
The exclusive OCULSANA® Complex in INFINITE LASH is a packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals. What does all of that mean for you as an expert in all things beautiful and eyelash involved? Well it means that the formula is safe enough to be applied to the eye area without fear damaging your delicate eyes.
In addition to the above mentioned “super cocktail”, INFINITE LASH has other ingredients that are known for their ability to sooth, calm and brighten the delicate eye area.
So as you are conditioning your lashes and making them feel more supple, you are also doing a service to the area around your eye by nourishing them with ingredients the reduce the appearance of eye stress, fatigue.
The Science of Beauty
Most of the things that we need as humans to live and feel good can be derived from plants. Oxygen, antibiotics, healing ointments, sustenance and a host of other products all begin in the stems, flowers, leaves or seeds of plants or herbs. There’s no escaping it – everyone is getting back to basics especially when it comes to the ingredients in cosmetics and other health and beauty aids.
There are many reasons for using ingredients that are extracted from plants in cosmetics and other products that promote health. Not the least of which is safety. On a much simpler note before we were chemically processing everything and creating synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances we got our meds and other healing agents from plants. Today’s cosmetics customer doesn’t want to apply chemicals that they can’t pronounce onto their hair and skin. INFINITE LASH understands this and that is why our formula contains a list of ingredients that work together to leave lashes feeling softer, shinier and more nourished.