There's no doubt there has been one unexpected silver lining from two years of lockdowns and self-isolation: our skin is looking better than ever.
Wearing less makeup and dedicating more time to a proper care routine (hello, Wednesday night face masks) means our faces are glowing like never before.
But with salons shut down across the country with barely a moment's notice, there's one part of our faces that has been as neglected as that pair of bedazzled heels we bought way back in March of 2020: our lashes.
So, when we found a serum that promised to nourish, grow, and repair our natural lashes with every use—with full results in 12 weeks—we were desperate to try.
Your Eyelashes’ New Best Friend
While the brow gods have certainly looked my way throughout my life (with special thanks to my dad's side of the family), my lashes were not equally as genetically blessed.
Eyelash curlers and mascara have long been a staple in my beauty routine, but without makeup, my lashes are anything but luscious. Short, sparse and a shade lighter than my brows…let's just say going sans a swipe of mascara is never an option.
Enter: The Lash Rehab, aka my eyelashes' new bestie.
The lash enhancing growth serum was founded by Byron Bay sisters Violet and Kea Rogers, who have a combined 16 years of experience in the beauty experience (with 10 of those dedicated to brows and lashes).
The promises of The Lash Rehab are simple: in just four to eight weeks, lashes will be longer, thicker, healthier and fuller.
So…How Does It Work?
The Lash Rehab serum contains nourishing, active ingredients that strengthen, condition, and prolong the lash life cycle.
That's because the formula targets the three different stages of eyelash growth: the anagen stage (building a strong foundation for the hair follicle), the catagen stage (to stimulate growth, strengthen and condition the lashes) and the telogen stage (to extend the lash lifecycle for a look that is thicker and fuller).
Using the serum is easy: apply one swipe to your clean upper lash line, as close to the base as possible, once a day for 12 weeks.
The streamlined brush makes the product super easy to apply (think of it as the world's easiest eyeliner), and it dries without leaving behind a sticky residue.
My eyes, like 52 per cent of the population, tend to err on the side of sensitivity, so I tried The Lash Rehab's sensitive formula. But all products in the range are Australian made, cruelty-free and vegan, and are suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
While full results take 12 weeks to achieve, The Lash Rehab begins to work straight away. Just one week in, my lashes appear fuller, healthier, and darker, with one swipe of mascara looking like ten.
Since the eyelash growth cycle takes about 90 days to complete, I know, with regular use, the serum will keep working away behind the scenes to boost my natural growth.
If the results on the product's website are anything to go by, the best is yet to come, with dedicated fans and converts alike swearing their lashes have never been longer or thicker.
Look out, lashes… you'll never be the same.
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Read more at: https://www.elle.com.au/beauty/lash-rehab-lash-serum-review-26774