Ardell Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel


345 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $


INGREDIENTS: Water (aqua), Paeonia Suffruticosa Extract, Panthenol, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin

on 8/16/2009 12:57:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I originally bought this product because it was $4 and I figured it was worth a shot. I've used it for 2 weeks and although I did not see much growth, it is an excellent conditioner. I don't have any lashes falling out when I was my face or rub my eyes. My lashes are soft to the touch. It's a great natural looking mascara that provides some definition when I don't feel like a lot of makeup. It's also very good at holding a curl if I let it dry first then curl.

on 8/6/2009 11:06:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I don't think this product contains a miracle ingredient that makes lashes grow, but the castor oil in it can help condition lashes and prevent breakage and fallout making lashes 'seem' to grow longer.
My personal experience with this was not good. I didn't use it for very long - maybe 3 weeks. I had to stop because it actually caused me to lose some lashes. I ended up with a bald patch on my lower right eye. Maybe I'm sensitive to something in it? I think I'll go with another MUAers recommendation to use plain castor oil instead.

on 8/4/2009 1:57:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This stuff is awesome. I've only been using it one week and already I see new lashes in the places that were sparse due to hormonal issues. It's working on both my lashes and brows. My lashes even feel like they're healthier, if that's possible. I got this on Ebay - a 3 pack for $13.75 including shipping. I'll definitely keep using this!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I really like this stuff, im lethal with a tweezers and because i have fair skin all my hairs show up, and off i go!!I have average eye lashes, nothing major or anything, anyways, i used this and i really did notice a difference.At first when i used this on my eye lashes i found it was causing them to water and sting a bit, but after reading another lady's review, i realised i was using this too close to my lash line, and after i had no more problems, it also made a big difference to my eyebrows and worked quickly.This is a great product, but the con is you do have to keep using this, but it seems to last forever so i reckon its good value, it can also be bought in bulk from e bay to save you even more money:)Really like this product and would def recommend it:)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 8/2/2009 12:08:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For those of you who are having trouble finding this product (I searched for this for over 2 months) I would recommend swinging by an Ulta outlet. I just bought mine tonight and am very excited about it. They have a plethora beauty products and brands that are hard to come by at other retail places.

on 7/24/2009 5:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

ive got good lashes and i have lots of them , if they were longer it would look like having false lashes . i got this product today and tried it this morning and tonight . i will keep you updated on how there getting on , oh and if you cant find them have a look on amazon and ebay :: - UPDATE . its only been a few days but im noticing a difference , i think my lashes just look alot better , but i might just be imagining it , il update soon UPDATE - i dont think im going to buy it again , it asnt really made much difference in length

on 7/23/2009 3:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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First of all, to make things clear, I'm one of those "don't believe it until you see it" kinds of people. If I don't have blindingly clear visual proof that a product has worked (be it skincare or whatever), then it doesn't work. I bought 2 tubes of this lash accelerator stuff awhile back, and tossed out the first one after testing for a month because it didn't look like it was doing anything. About two months ago, I picked up the 2nd tube and started using it every night. After a month and a half, I had my visual proof. My right eye always had this minor gap in the bottom lashes for as long as I could remember, and it definitely looked much more filled in than before. I stared at it up close, and sure enough, there were two mini lashes growing in the gap. This might seem like nothing, but I swear that this lash gap NEVER sprung lashes, ever. So that miracle aside, I kept using Ardell. Then recently I read a review of someone using Latisse whose lashes grew like crazy but the ends weren't pigmented, and I decided to check out my own lashes for the heck of it. Sure enough, the end lashes that I kept thinking looked longer lately for some reason had several millimeters of unpigmented (blonde-light brown, as opposed to my usual black) tips. I can only see the tips of the lashes if I turn my head a certain way under the bathroom light, which is why I never noticed it before just standing in front of the mirror. Then today, I was rubbing my eyes vigorously, and the longest lash I had ever witnessed came out. This lash also had millimeters of unpigmented tip at the end. The tip of the lash definitely "grew out" of the base lash that I had before, because the diameter was considerably less that the rest of the lash and more wispy. If these tips really get long, I might dye the suckers just so the full extent of my lash growth can be visible. I'm still iffy about the idea of eyelash dyeing though... So if you're using this and it looks like you don't have any lash growth, look up close this way and that under the light and see if you have any growing ends.

Oh, and here are some application and usage tips...

1) When applying, wiggle the brush around the lash line first, and then brush it out through the lashes.
2) Avoid getting this in your eyes at all costs, because it will leave (as someone else mentioned) an annoying film in your eyes, which can be particularly irritating for contact users. This happened to me several times, and I simply adjusted my application method and haven't had problems since. Just be careful near the lashline and don't apply globs near there. If you're applying on your bottom lashes too, avoid hitting the water line, and if you do, use a q tip to clean it up. For me, this was the number one cause of films in my eye.
3) After you finish applying, wait a few minutes and then close your eyes firmly together and sort of wiggle your eye area so that your top and bottom lashes rub against each other back and forth.. or you can just vigorously blink several times. This gets out the globs of Ardell in your lashes. You only need a layer to coat, not globs that can potentially transfer into your eyes and elsewhere. Now wipe off the excess that has transferred onto your lids (right above the top lashline) and the bottom of the eye (right under the bottom lashline.) This process also prevents lash growth issues else where (aka on the tops of your cheeks.)

Overall, this isn't a miracle product. It's not going to give you Brooke Shields' Latisse lashes (are those even real!?), but it will help maintain the lashes you currently have and aid in their growth at a cheap cost. One more thing to note is that I do have more unpigmented small ashes growing near my lashline now, helping out in lash density, even if it's a minor contribution. I'll update this review in a couple months, or if any significant findings pop up again.

Next to Revlon lipstick for size comparison:

Hope this helped! continued >>

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product almost every night for a month and a half. I have definitely seen results. My lashes are thicker and longer and I have new lashes growing in. When I wear mascara I've been asked if my lashes were fake. I did start out with medium length full lashes. I will continue to use this for as long as I can. I would definitely recommend this. I only paid about $5 for it so its worth giving a shot.

on 7/8/2009 10:33:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This stuff really works, after about 2 weeks, I noticed my new lashes growing in above my lash line and the lashes I already had seemed longer. Its now been about 6 weeks and both my top and bottom lashes are longer, a little thicker and oh so pretty. I took off one lippie because the brush/applicator is really hard and scratchy and I had to be careful not to hurt my eyelids when applying this. Overall great product, will be buying again once I run out!

on 7/8/2009 10:21:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tested this product for a few weeks but i had to stop, since it dried out my lash line. For those who have less sensitivity, i might work. Of course you wont get latisse result, but i saw some results in the length of my lashes

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