I rated this a 2, not because it's a terrible product, but it just did not work for me. I used for 8 weeks and noticed no difference in my lash length or thickness. I will say that the company is very open to consumer comments and processed my refund within days, so I suppose if you can fork over the $150 to at least try it, you don't have much to lose.
I purchased revitalash based on all the great reviews here (I purchased the original version on ebay, since I didn't know if the newer version would have the same effect everyone raved about). I usually don't wear makeup (especially mascara) unless I am going somewhere special, so I wanted my eyelashes to look longer without the hastle of daily mascara. I had been using it for about 6 weeks, and thought my lashes were getting longer, but it was subjective and nobody noticed but me. Well, my sister just got married and she had our makeup professionally done. When the makeup artist applied mascara to my eyelashes she was amazed at how long my lashes were - she had everyone in the room gather round to look at my eyelashes. I told them I was using revitalash and every girl there said they were going to go buy it based on how my lashes looked. When I looked in the mirror, my lashes were practically touching my eyebrow! My lashes never looked that crazy long any other time I put mascara on in the past. Since I don't usually wear makeup, I thought I looked like a clown, but everyone told me they were beautiful. When my mom came in she looked shocked and asked me if I was wearing fake eyelashes. I am now thinking of wearing mascara every day to show off my super long lashes! The product is expensive, but so worth it if you want longer lashes. The only down side for me is that long eyelashes have started growing out of the inside corner of my eye (I guess I was too liberal with the application), so I've had to pluck these which hurt! I'll just try to stay away from the inside corner of my eye when applying this product.
I had fabulous results when I began using Revitalash. I received compliments all the time about how long my lashes were. I then started hearing about problems with one of the ingredients (used the original version) and discontinued using it once the bottle was empty. Then my lashes started falling out. I'm so sick about it. I have no lashes in the middle of both of my eyes. They are completely bald! It has been this way for about 3 months with no signs of growth. I had decent lashes before I used this product with no bald spots. I'm afraid my lashes will never grow back.
I received this product on June 7....it is now August 7....didn't plan it but the exact two month mark happens to be the date of my review.
When I was younger I had long but fairly fine downward pointing lashes....with these weird feathery ends that always looked like little hooks after applying all kinds of mascara from low end to high end. I've been a slave to my lash curler for ( I hate to admit it, 30 years), only to have the curl "fall" even with waterproof mascara. My biggest issue of the last 4 years has been the fact that my lashes on my right eye only have been very sparse with bald spots --- like noticeable gaps. I tight lines to try and hide the lack of lashes. Somehow I tripped on this product, read the reviews here and took the plunge for $130 CDN....as a last ditched attempt at having the lashes on both eyes match. Tying to be smart, I used the product FAITHFULLY everyday on my lower lash line on both eyes and only the upper line of the eye with the gaps. It took about 4 weeks for me to notice that my lower lashes were longer...somewhat darker and just "better". My sparse lash line was not filling in but among the lashes that were still there some really long ones (about 4) appeared. Let me say that these succors stand out. Oddly, the same thing was happening on the other eye. I figure it was because when I blink after applying the product on the lower lash line it gets into the upper lash line. I don't go sparingly on the application. So these long lovely lashes start appearing. Two more weeks pass and I get the "little" sprouts that other reviewers have talked about. Some even in the one bald spot. Still, one spot looks naked. At this point I think to myself that the improvement is enough that I would buy this again even with the hefty price tag. So here we are on August 7 and I see lots of sprouts all along my right eye. So both eyes still don't match but at least I can sort of improvise with mascara. Also, curl seems to be holding better. Best of all, my husband and two close friends have commented on how nice my lashes look. That pretty well seals the deal. The price tag is hefty BUT to me it's a small price to pay to once again make my eyes "pop". I am using less eye shadow and I certainly can live without some of the expensive wrinkle creams that I've been buying to get nice lashes again. Bottom line....worth every penny. LOVE Revitalash. I love it so much that I'm worried it might be discontinued or something....I will be ordering two more tubes next week. BTW, I think one tube will last 9 months....to me, it's a small price to pay for big lashes. I will update as time goes on. It's worth a try if you worship lashes.
I bought this on ebay (sealed) so the price didn't hurt as bad as it could have. I went into this skeptical, but after using it for about 2 months I honestly have to say that my lashes are longer. I have to say that I have relatively good lashes to start with, (I always got complimented on them when I was younger) but as I've aged I've noticed that they started getting shorter and a little more sparse. So I bought this and now they are back to their long self. I wear contact lenses normally but on the rare occasion I put my glasses on, my lashes definitely scrape the lenses. (i'm not complaining though)
I will buy it again.
This product is my dream come true. It really works. All my life I always admired all the lucky gals that had the nice long lashes. I am chinese with really really short thin hardly noticeable lashes, but not anymore!!! I have been using this product for over 1 year now and my lashes are 100 percent longer and thicker than they used to be. Now when I put on mascara, people always think I have fake eyelashes on. I still can't believe what I see when I put on my makeup. Please do yourself a favor and try it without cheating. Use it religiously every night and have patience. It will work. I had to wait like 3 months before I noticed any real difference. Also, you can not be cheap with the product. Make sure you use enough of it to cover your lashline. I think that is why it took so long for me to see results. Trust me, you can thank me later.
It actually works! I didn't have ridiculously high expectations for this product, and that's probably why I'm satisfied with it. I didn't expect some miracle potion that would give me eyelashes lush enough to clean windows with, but that said, it's made my lashes noticably longer (to me, at least) and slightly thicker. I still wear false eyelashes daily, but I like how my now longer lashes blend in better with the false ones.
Be careful about the application though because if you're sloppy with putting it on you may end up with the stray eyelash sprouting out a bit north of the upper lashline here and there. Also, check eBay for cheaper (and new and unopened) tubes.
Began using this product (faithfully every night) on both upper & lower lashes on March 6th. As of May 8th I backed down to every other day now it's 2-3 times a week. Results: notable growth by May, some lash loss but nothing extraordinary. I still have probaby 1/2 a tube left & my lashes are quite long & noticable.(Especially when wearing mascara). I first noticed my bottom lashes at about 6 wks then the toplashes at about 8 wks. Overall I'd say it works for me, but agree with others that the product is overpriced.
UPDATE MAY 02/09: after 14 full months using this product I can tell that I am a satisfied customer, my lashes are long (but not crazy long) and definitively I have more than before... I am still in my first tube....I bought Talika to try after the good reviews in this site, and tonight I will start using revitalash on my left eye and talika on the right..I will give the products enough time to work (3months) and will update when I am done with this experiment.
I posted some before/after pictures in my profile.
I did tons of research before purchasing this product, but finally I paid a lower price on a well known auction site.....I started exactly using it on March 3rd '08, and after 4 months I started to see the results. My lashes are longer, but not thicker. Each day I can see a bit of difference. Definitive I think is overpriced. I am using it only on my upper lashes, so I have a lot of product left to use, and if I pay $90 every 12 months is not that bad, it's like $7.50 each month....for a person that have no eyelashes (like me) I recommend to give it a try.
I was really skeptical about this product at first, but I was able to get it for cheap (relatively) since I had a friend that worked in the skin clinic where it is sold. It took a good 3 months before I saw much of a difference, and the first place I noticed it was my lower lashes. I have been using revitalash now for about 6 months (still on my first tube) 1-2 x per day depending if I can remember to do twice. My eyelashes are definitely longer, but not any thicker. There are also some new baby lashes in places where there weren't any before. I think that this product keeps your lashes from falling out, so they therefore keep growing. Again, I wish it made my lashes thicker as well. I gave 4 lippies since this product if so expensive, but I will buy it again when I run out.