Hi, Reader! Welcome to another article about eyelash enhancers, this time about “RevitaLash vs Latisse: Which of these two popular eyelash growth products will work best for you?”. I’m a self-declared expert on eyelash growth serums now because I’ve been doing some research about it for almost a month and when you do research for this long, you usually think that you know about the product so much and has an excuse to call yourself an “expert”.
Kidding aside though, I was reading my favorite magazine (yes, I DO still read magazines) this morning, Glamour, when I came across an ad page about Latisse with Claire Danes and Brooke Shields as models with their before and after eyelashes picture. I was not really surprised knowing how popular this particular brand of eyelash enhancer has become and that most doctors trust it because it has FDA approval. And while we’re in the topic of eyelash growth products’ research, I’ve also came across an equally popular brand called RevitaLash. If you happen to be in a dilemma over RevitaLash vs Latisse, let me help you come up with a decision.
RevitaLash vs Latisse: Cost
Here I am dealing with Revitalash vs Latisse ‘s cost. I’ve made it a practice to tackle this part of the comparison first because as I’ve said, we all should know how much we should expect to spend in exchange of really long, thick and beautiful lashes. If you take a look at RevitaLash on ebay or amazon, it costs around $80 to $140 depending on the seller. Latisse, on the other hand, costs approximately $130. It’s not available on ebay and amazon because it requires a prescription.
RevitaLash vs Latisse: Formulation
Here’s the tricky part on this RevitaLash vs Latisse battle because we can’t all be experts (not even a self-declared) on what kind of formulation really works and what does not. But as a summary RevitaLash, a product from Athena Cosmetics, Inc., was formulated by Michael Brinkenhoff, MD for his wife who was recovering from metastatics breast canser treatments (I’m quoting this from the official RevitaLash site). There are limited write ups about the specific formulation of the product but one key ingredient is called latanoprost which one blogger called “lash-plumbing” drug. This one aids in the growth of the lashes. There are other elements like water, sodium chloride, citric acid, panthenol and more. You may need to look into the RevitaLash package to get the specifics.
Latisse, on one hand, is a prescription drug for hypotrichosis (the abnormality of having little eyelashes). The manufacturers of Latisse is the same company that makes BOTOX (irrelevant information that I needed to include here) called Allergan. The key ingredient of this product is bimatoprost which is a prostaglandin analog (means not really a prostaglandin) that helps control glaucoma progression and also at a prescribed amount can lengthen the eyelashes. Again, Latisse is FDA-approved.
RevitaLash vs Latisse: Effectiveness and Side-Effects
Here’s another tricky part in the continuing RevitaLash vs Latisse competition in this article. RevitaLash is said to work within 3 to 10 weeks while Latisse is claimed to be effective within 4 to 16 weeks. Both should be applied once a day regularly on the upper eyelid, not on the lashes themselves. Both are also not recommended for pregnant women and those undergoing eye-ailment treatments unless approved by the doctor. Some RevitaLash side effects that have been reported were irritation and redness around the eye area, brittleness, drying and breakage of the lashes due to sodium chloride. Latisse’s side effects also are irritation and redness plus darkening around the same area, eyelashes fall out and discoloration. There are also users who added that Latisse took as long as 4 months = 16 weeks for it give the expected results on their lashes not 4 weeks.
RevitaLash vs Latisse: Verdict
RevitaLash and Latisse have almost the same price so there is no competition on this factor. I’m a bit confused about latanoprost (I think I need more research on this one). For this vagueness, I’m putting on extra points on Latisse plus it’s FDA- approval also makes a BIG difference. I’m giving extra points on RevitaLash for majorly making its users happy by delivering the results within its claimed effectiveness period and also because a part of its cost is actually donated to breast cancer research. Which product wins the RevitaLash vs Latisse contest? It’s a draw.
If you want a professional opinion, you shoud visit your doctor and ask for advice on which product to use. If you’re like me, you should go and do more researches and then still ask yourself whether you’re ready to use an eyelash growth serum for the possibility of possessing picture perfect lashes. Better yet, you can research and write your own RevitaLash vs Latisse article so you can declare yourself an “expert” too.