Review of Unlisted Brand Careprost (Generic Brand Latisse) by Bella67
Ordered Careprost from ADC; arrived in about a week and a half. ($10/bottle; $25 Shipping; 1 Free really cool brush)
**ADC is great but I suggest that anybody who orders from them create an email account soley for ADC use; you will receive on average about 50 spam emails a day for "enhancement products"!! **
Began using on 12/23/10 [First photo on profile]
Usage: 1 drop in the well of the cap for each upper eyelash and both brows. Always washing both cap and brush after application.
WEEKS ONE & TWO: Nothing noticeable, a little dryness of the eye, a bit of redness and some eye gunk in the morning. A weird kind of itching – not exactly a scratchable itch, but like a random prickly feeling and if I rub, there’s a feeling as if the skin where I apply Careprost is being “stretched”. (Wishful Thinking: Isn’t itchiness a sign of hair growth?)
WEEK THREE: Ok, I want to quit! Why is it that everybody else sees results right away except for me? Am I the exception to the rule? I’m going to continue using it just to see what happens since I went to the trouble of ordering it – FROM INDIA!!!... but I’m really bummed!
WEEK FOUR: Wait a minute! Something is going on up there. I swear, maybe its hopeful imagination but it seems I have a little bit of lashes; they seem a bit longer, fuller and darker with some curl! Also, my brows seem to be filling in where I’ve enthusiastically plucked over time (or is it growth due to the fact that I’m NOT plucking?) hmmm. My eyes have been quite dry and bloodshot this week. That itchy/stretchy feeling is there when I lightly rub. There’s no indication of a brown, red or purple line where I apply – that’s a good thing! [Four Week photo on profile]
WEEK FIVE: I’ve started using an eyelash curler, my lashes reach the top of the eyelash curler – don’t remember that happening before. They’re certainly not brushing against my sunglasses nor do they reach my eyebrows, but wow – something is going on here! Can’t wait for that ‘promising’ week 8 that everyone seems to talk about. =) Itchy feeling seems to be subsiding.
WEEK SIX: LOL I have one single lash that is longer than all the others on my left eye. I’m definitely noticing the growth, darkness and curl and my eyebrows have filled in nicely. The itchiness and dryness has subsided and thankfully as of yet I don’t have that pigmentation line that has been reported. I finally broke down and put on some mascara. All I can say is “WOW”! It feels really good to have lashes - I’m so excited! [Five Week photo on profile]
WEEKS SEVEN THRU ELEVEN: Nothing dramatic these past few weeks. (at least I don't think so, but of course I see myself everyday LOL) They're still longer than they were when I began, but that "promising" Week 8 didn't seem to bring with it staggering results. I did notice, however, during Week 8 that my left eye lashes were kind of 'bunching' together in sections and pointing to the side; I had to manually seperate them. My right eye lashes don't keep curl despite my use of an eyelash curler and they seem shorter than the left; but they still look nice. Let's see what happens in the weeks to come. I will continue to post progress and photos. [Eight & Eleven Week photo on profile]
[16 Week Photos on profile]
I am now convinced that this product really works. If for some weird reason growth were to cease, I can at least attest to the fact that it did work. I hope that doesn't happen though! I recommend Careprost to any PATIENT person who desires longer lashes and is willing to put the time and effort into achieving them. I tried Latisse in the past; however, I couldn't afford to continue purchasing it after a couple of months in which I didn't see any growth at all. Another thing I noticed about Latisse is that during those two months of use, each bottle lasted EXACTLY 30 days...My first bottle of Careprost lasted exactly 11 weeks.
I hope this helps anyone who may be on the fence...