I have used Lumigan generic brand of lattise and have not tried careprost. Lumigan as effective as what you people have mentioedn about careprost. I got it online at Internationaldrugmart.com
Reference of how the drug looks like is at http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/latisse.html
I have been using Bimatoprost for nearly two years now. I started using the brand Lumigan, but now have found Careprost which is cheaper. Its the same active ingredient, bimatoprost thats makes the hair grow, (the same as in Latisse too) so its basically the same stuff with a price added for the brand. When I started using Lumigan I applied it religiously morning and night using a drop or two on the upper lash line only. I would squeeze a drop onto the lash line and use the little nozzle to rub it into the lashes. After a month I got disheartened as I saw no results, but the before and after pics I found online inspired me to keep going, after two months I noticed a subtle difference, then after 3 months... BAM! Massive lashes. The length really increased, my lashes are still quite straight but the volume increased enough so they dont look spidery but not too much to look too hairy. When I curl my lashes I get mascara below my eyebrows as my lashes touch there and it rubs off! Everybody comments on my lashes and assumes they are fake. They are still fair though so I have to use mascara. I noticed that my eyelids would sometimes be slightly red and tender so I would stop using for a day or two and it would go away. I havent had any other side effects apart from a few hairs gorwing around my tear ducts, as I now only use it 2-3 times a week these have gone but the growth has not dimished. I had a period of about 6 weeks of not using and I noticed a few shorted hairs, so I think you do need to 'top up' a few times a week to keep the change. I think the results you get depend on your eyelashes, if they are very thick they might get a bit unruly, and if they are very thin spidery, but it will definately increase them somewhat. I think its very important to apply EVERYDAY, for atleast three months to see results. I order mine from a website called usaphamacypills, which ships to the UK and have not had any problems despite my reservations with those type of sites. My order once got lost and they sent out a replacement so they are legit.
Best product ever! I could never live without it! :D
I've read a lot of review for eyelash growth. I read Latisse works but it is just way too expensive for my budget. The generic Careprost & lumigan are my other options, but more and more are using Careprost so I joined the wagon.
I received my Careprost on 10/7/11. I start using it on 10/11/11. Today is the 8th day of using Careprost daily on my upper & lower lashes. If there is any growth at all, it is very subtle, although i noticed some of my eyelashes were curling. My lashes are very straight. I think my lower eyelashes showed some lengthening but not my upper eyelashes. I will post my updates on a weekly basis.
10/25/11 - next update..
Okay I am a lash obsessed person. I've been doing my research for a while now and I read a lot of negative reviews on Lattisse which made me think twice about purchasing it.
However after reading reviews on Careprost (even though they have the identical ingredients) I got a more positive vibe from the responses so I decided to give in.
I was a bit skeptical about ordering from ADC because of the fraudulent activities a lot of users had raised concerns about. However, I did not experience any problems and received my package within a week! I would def order again.
Its been about a week since Iíve started Careprost and so far I havenít had any negative symptoms other users mentioned such as red eyes, headaches, or crusty upper lids. I guess it depends on the individual. I am going to rate this a 3 so far since I have just started, I will post back in 6 weeks and then again in 16-18 weeks to share my results!
Ok I am posting after 16 full weeks. My lashes are a bit longer, nothing super noticeable or that has me jumping up and down. Careprost has definitely helped them lengthen out a tad bit, but I didnt get results like other previous people have mentioned.
The product does leave a dark redding mark around your upperlid. I feel like my under eye bags also darkened because of the product.
I also think they might be watering out the product.
Ill give it 4/5 only because there was a difference but again nothing to have me over the top. MIGHT Be different on everyone.
Does anyone want to go in with me on ordering Careprost from ADC - I don't want to pay $25 for shipping - I'm in the Boston area -
I've actually been using Careprost for 23 weeks today. I finally decided to do this review. It's not going to be crazy long like some of the others. I used this everynight for the full 16 weeks and I remember missing 1 or 2 nights ever. After the 16th week I started using it only 3-4 nights a week. I would use 1 drop per eye every time. I'm on my 3rd bottle and I really didn't think I saw much of a difference and I think I have short non curly lashes, but when I apply mascara WHOA, they really have gotten longer and fuller. My lashes actually hit my glasses when I have on makeup. I didn't have crazy or uneven growth either. I didn't get any darkening on my lid or under my eyes and I have accidently gotten it into my eye and had no burning. I did notice very thin hair growth on my lower lash line super high on my cheek bones. Weird. I also notice my eyelids close to my lashline sometimes look red and irritated. Another thing I notice is that my eyes would be extremely itchy at times and I'd say at least once a month I would feel like I'm getting a sty on one side or the other and it was somewhat tender but nothing ever came up and the pain would subside within a day or 2. I don't mean severe pain just a little tender, but I still put on makeup and it didn't bother. All in all, I would definitely buy this again and I'll continue to use this. I originally bought 4 bottles and received 4 brushes with my order as well. Next time I will do a group order rather than go thru alldaychemist (not affiliated) because they have an unsecure site so I ended up cancelling my card just because I was so nervous about them stealing my information and charging me for it.
Does anyone have a bottle they would like to swap/sell?!? I am SO nervous about CC samming ;(
Okay, I'm about a month into using this, but so far I am thrilled with the results. I noticed improvement within about 2 weeks! I also like the great eyeliner brush that comes with it if you order through ADC.
I researched this extensively before using it because I am extremely paranoid about undereye darkening. For me, super-long lashes would not be worth having big dark circles around my eyes. As I was researching this product, I read that several dermatologists were recommending morning use (rather than following the package directions to use at bedtime) in order to avoid this potential side-effect, since you likely smear the product around your eyes during sleep.
This is how I do it: I apply my moisturizer/foundation, powder & blush and then eyeshadow. NEXT I apply the Careprost, using one drop for both eyes. While it dries, I fix my hair or do something else for a few minutes. After that I curl my lashes & apply mascara. So far I have had absolutely NO skin darkening. I also never experienced any degree of eye redness or irritation. I really think that morning use keeps the product from migrating. I will update after 4 months & note any change.
UPDATE 2/6/11: The results are nothing short of astonishing! I'm now into my second bottle (the first lasted for 4 months!) My lashes are definitely much longer and darker. I no longer need to wear mascara. When I do wear mascara my lashes are so amazingly long and lush that they don't look real. In the 8th week I considered stopping it because of some really wonky lashes, the growth was uneven with some really long lashes, some normal, some curling in odd directions, etc., but the growth has now evened out and I'm glad I stuck with it. I don't have a huge problem with eyelid darkening, but I do have a discolored line right along my upper lash line. It isn't that bad and doesn't discourage me from using the product. The area around my eyes seems slightly darker to me in general, but that may not be due to the Careprost. I've also considered that my eye area seems darker because my lashes are so dark and full.
does anyone know where i can buy this safely to ship to canada??