Peter Thomas Roth • Lashes To Die For • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This stuff works for enhancing eyelash length. However, there are a few unpleasant (yet mild) side-effects. I have dry, red eyes, red eyelid rims, and a slight discoloration on the area where I apply the product. All in all, a good product with side effects that are worth it, considering the results.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am a fan of Peter Thomas Roth. I use his products faithfully and do find them to work. So, I figured I would give this a shot. My lashes did seem shorter at my age, and I wanted to see if there was any truth to this product. I am now in month two of using this and I can honestly say I can see a minute growth of lash line. The growth appears (and this may or may not seem strange) at the lower lash line. Perhaps this is because the liquid settles there, I'm not sure. I am also very fair and so are my lashes. I do notice when I apply my mascara, I do not have any problems applying it as I did before I began to use this product. That in itself tells me something is working to make my lashes a tad longer. They are not full and luxurious, not at all, just a bit longer enough to use mascara comfortably again. I am very careful to use the liner once on each eye, close my eye for a full minute to allow it to dry, and not let the liquid seep into my eye, also. My eyes have not changed color, either. So far, so good. Would I purchase again? I would at least purchase one more to see how much longer they just might grow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
My apologies, but this review is for the Platinum version of this product. I can't add products yet.
I used it for 2.5 weeks and felt like it was doing a good job. I didn't have remarkably longer lashes or a fuller lash line, but my lashes looked pretty damn good. That could be attributed to a different mascara and a new lash comb, but I'll give this product credit because my lashes looked good naked, too.
I would continue to use it, but it changed my eye color. I went from a light, slightly greenish-blue with brown around the pupil to a darker bluish-green with more brown around the pupil. I actually like my new color even though I miss my old one. To me, it was a subtle change, and I wasn't sure if I was just being paranoid. However, 4 people spontaneously made comments on my new green eye color. I've stopped just a couple days ago, and hopefully my eyes won't continue to change. I'll update, probably with anger toward myself, if they do.
Obviously product got into my eye at some point. I think it could be that it dripped into my eye when I slept; that seems the likely explanation to me because one eye darkened more than the other, and I'm a side sleeper. Avoiding that was my reason for choosing this lash product as itís supposed to be thicker than the others and less drippy. Or I got it into my eye during application. I was really careful when applying this as I did not want to get any product in my eye. I think the brush is too long; it would be easier to get this right along and into the roots of the lashline (I have multiple layers of lashes and a pretty full natural line) if the brush was shorter or a felt-tip. As it was, the bristles would split apart and some would look like they were heading to my eye. Maybe they did.
I would recommend this for anyone who isnít concerned about changing your eye color. It might really work, and I think the tube would last for a few months. For people who want to try and are worried about changing their eye color, maybe use your own eyeliner brush? I will stick with mascara, a good lash comb, and falsies when I want some oomph.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have used this product for three months now and can report it has made only the very very smallest difference to my lashes. Certainly NOT £94 worth of difference.
My lashes are perhaps 3mm longer; this isn't really noticeable at all, and only barely noticeable to me. Some random new lashes have grown above my natural lash line but these aren't exactly a positive outcome; they get in the way of eyeliner application and are much shorter than my other lashes, so just look weird. I wear fake eyelashes sometimes for special occasions and imagine they will be a complete nuisance then.
The packaging is a nice metal tube which feels quite sturdy in the hand, but the inflexibility is also a curse; when I traveled to a high altitude (only by car, to an area in Switzerland where people have lived for centuries- nothing ridiculously high) I found the product spurted out of the tube and became all gummy and thick. This was frustrating as it wasted a good amount of the 5.9mL provided. I imagine if you took it in an airplane it would do the same; not good enough when you get so little, and you consider the product is almost £16,000 per litre.
I posted a similar review on the site I purchased the serum from ( cult b ea uty) and they did not publish it. They obviously have a commercial interest to protect, but it feels a bit misleading to not provide honest feedback to their other potential customers. Hence I appreciate MUA's role even more for providing a platform for unbiased reviews!
EDIT: 19 April 2012:
I was contacted by the site I purchased the serum from (cult beauty, a UK site) to follow up my review (posted to their site but not published) They wanted to let me know they were reviewing the product. They were very apologetic and offered to refund the cost to me. I was impressed by their customer service.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I received the two week supply with the Lash Stash set from Sephora, so I'm assuming I didn't see results because it didn't last long enough for me to use it and see results. I don't like the packaging because even when you've used it all and can't get any more out, the packaging doesn't allow the wand to reach and get it all out. Spend a little more on mascara and invest in a good one, you'll see instant better results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I recently had eyelashes extensions removed the the girl taking them off ripped out almost all my eye lashes in the process - i was HORRIFIED and looked like an alien afterwards. I went to Sephora asking what their best eye lashes growth serum was and the girl recommended this product. It is really freakin expensive ($175 CDN) but I was desperate and had high hopes so I bought it. I have been using the product for 5 days and notice a major difference, my natural eyelashes are growing back in so fast I no longer feel embrassed to show my face. The few eyelashes I had remaining after the whole ordeal have gotten longer, there are tons of new ones growing in super quick and i see lots of little eye lash buds forming. I owe it all to this product. I have also been taking tons of suppliments for hair growth so that also may have helped bring back my lashes faster.
I have no idea how this works for people who have all their lashes and just want them to be longer/thicker etc, but for my case - needing to grow back lost lashes, it has worked like a charm.
SEPT 07/2011 UPDATE: My lashes were fully grown back after one month - I have continued using this product and they are actually darker and thicker than they were before "the incident".
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Um, no. Waste of money. I received this as gratis when I worked for a retailer that sells PTR so thankfully I did not pay for this or I'd be seriously pished off because this did jack squat nothing.
I have been using mine pretty regularly for WEEKS now and sometimes even 2x a day. I know the packaging says to use at night but honestly, I don't think its is going to make one difference on if you use it at night or during your morning routine. I have more time during my day routine so that's when I have been doing it.
This one HAS a progestiglandin, but it isn't bimitaprost like what is in Latisse. Which might be why its not doing anything. For the same price, I can GO GET LATISSE! Or at the very least, LiLash which I have personally seen people I know use and have GREAT results with.
I still have some left so I will use it through but no way would I buy it and no way would I recommend this. It just did nothing for my lashes whatsoever!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This product will not create the dramatic difference of a product like Latisse. However, after several weeks of using it, my lash line is thicker, almost as if I have a second row of lashes. No obvious difference in length, but I do note that I need less mascara.This contains prostaglandins.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I started using this a couple of days ago, and PTR mascara, also. I was using Fusion Stimulash, which worked within a two week time span. It runs 80.00 at Sephora's. I ran out, and didn't buy any more. Probably laziness....So, I waited 3 months, and decided to step it up a notch, cause I really like PTR skin care products. I should take a picture in full make up sometime today, and put it on my FB page, then update this every week. Stimulash works. So I'm seeing if PTR works a bit better. Other than a tiny bit of itchiness these last couple of days, I think PTR will be more powerful than Stimulash. Stimulash has no instructions on the package, PTR has full instructions.
(04/07) So, I'm looking through ads about spas and such, and found that Latisse is only 20 dollars more. The main ingredient in Latisse is Lumigan. Lumigan runs about 20-40.00. To me, one should try the BRAND name of any medication, first, then if the product is acceptable, try the cheaper generic .Are the 2 EXACTLY the same? That I can't be sure of, positively. Is Latisse the exact formula of Lumigan? EXACT? It would be worth knowing for sure. What about if you grew pretty lashes with Latisse, and switched to PTR? That's alot to consider. I do believe Lashes to die for is an excellent product.
As a nurse for over 16 years, I have no qualms about Latisse, whatsoever. Having bought PTR (It does contain Prostaglandins), I'm going to get an order for Latisse from my doc, and try it. I'm returning the PTR, cause I have the receipt,and I purchased it the other day at Sephora's. If I like Latisse, I'll get my doc to prescribe the generic equivalent, maybe, after careful research. I'm only doing this cause the prescription product is only 20.00 more than the over the counter PTR, which, infact, isn't the same. I'm using PTR until I get to the doc's and get my prescription.
The main ingredient in PTR is the prostaglandin. I'm not for sure on the chemical formula of PTR's protaglandin. It is also included, in a different form, in Lumigen. The main ingredient in Lumigan is bimatoprost. It was found, when applied to glaucoma patients, that their eyelashes grew. This I know, first hand. Brimatoprost is a prostamide.
I have allergies, and I happen to have darkish rings around my iris, but it's from constant irritation,and it was there before I started using Stimulash. So I have no idea about that side effect being worse or whatever. I am having some eye irritation now, but, again, our pollen count is sky high.
04/08/2011: It has been a few days,and I've noticed a teensy bit difference. I tend to study my lashes, closely,and I notice tiny new wee little lashes, growing. It seems like it's close to when I started it, but I use a high quality magnified mirror, to study them closely. (a bit eyelash anal.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
well, it works. so by "I would buy this product again," i mean "...if i had endless disposable income." the biggest difference i noticed was in the number of lashes i had. they were reasonably long to begin with but sort of sparse. after using this, i no longer have bare gaps between lashes. the next difference was that the darker part of each lash got longer (my lashes are about half blonde, which makes them hard to see. so post-product, my bare lashes are more visible.) i also got added length, but not as dramatic a change as the lash density.
i understand that $125 might be totally worth it for someone who experienced real lash loss due to illness, medication, etc, but at that point you might as well use latisse for around the same amount of money. as such, i recommend this only for folks who are worried about latisse's potential weird side effects.
interesting side note- looks like they are phasing this out in favor of the new Lashes to Die For Platinum. same price as the original but possibly more effective?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used this product for 3 months as directed and saw little to no difference. I later switched to Latisse and saw a huge difference. For the expense and effort, this product is not worth your time. I would go for the Latisse if this is an available option for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am happy with the results of this product. I think that I had more modest expectations from the beginning, so I am more satisfied than people who were hoping for feather dusters to spring from their lids.
I noticed a difference after two weeks. I could tell that my lashes felt different when I applied mascara. I have been using this for 4-5 weeks now, and I have had to switch from what used to be my HG mascara (Bourjois) to something waterproof that can hold a curl because the lash growth weighed my eyelashes down so they were completely straight. Now, when I curl my eyelashes and apply Mayb Full & Soft, they look really long and pretty.
I bought this online on sale. I think I will continue to buy it as long as I can get it for around 100 rather than 125.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just started using this for less than 2 weeks. So this is not a complete review yet. I am going to update on a weekly basis. The packaging is fine and quite easy to use. But I actually plucked off a few bristles to make the brush even thinner so I can apply more precisely along the lash line. This is quite expensive but not out of reach (USD125 for 3 months supply), but of course it all depends on whether it works or not.
*Week 1 (6/30/09 to 7/6/09)- Following instruction to apply at night time only after cleaning my face. I notice my eyelid gets a little puffy in the morning but nothing irritating. I have to constantly remind myself not to rub my eyes. I do feel slight itchness sometimes but nothing major. Of course I have not seen any dramatic result; however, starting the 4th or 5th day I noticed lashes look longer and fuller now when I apply mascara.
*Week 2 (7/7/09 - 7/13/09)- It is quite obvious that lashes look very nice with mascara (I did not change the brand of mascara I use). But still I do not see much difference with bare lashes. My eyelids still get a little puffy in the monring.
*Week 3 (7/14/09 - 7/20/09)- Still can't tell any difference.
**Week 4 (7/21/09 - 7/27/09)- Still don't see any difference but I notice my lashes are falling more when I remove mascara. I did not change mascara or cleanser brand. This is a little disconcerting.
**Week 5 (7/28/09 - 8/3/09)- Still can't tell any difference...getting impatient.
**Week 6 (8/4/09 - 8/10/09)- No difference. I have a complaint about the tube design...the serum keeps getting collected at the opening and then turns thick/gooey.
**Week 7 (8/11/09 - 8/17/09)- No difference. This is getting a little frustrating.
**Week 8 (8/18/09 - 8/24/09)- Without mascara I still cannot tell any difference on the lash length. However, lashes definitely looks longer and fuller when I have mascara on. It is not dramatic but there is definitely improvement. I will keep going for 4 more weeks and see if I get better result.
**Week 12 (8/25/09 - 9/21/09)- I can see a slight increase in length on bare lashes. It is not a dramatic result but I am glad there is improvement. I love the way my lashes look now with mascara. The tube is still not finished after 12 weeks. I guess I will buy again once it runs out (probably from eBay...it's about 50% of the retail price).
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm on week 9. I took pictures before I started. The overall length of my lashes are just the slightest bit longer at this point, but what I'm happy about is that they are definitely growing in thicker! The density of lashes is greater, and I think the individual lashes may be thicker too.
Based on the in-depth review and others I have seen elsewhere, it sound like the lengthening will take a few more weeks to kick in, so I'm hopeful. I've had no irritation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My eyelashes grew a bit. I'll be trying Latisse.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been using this for a while now, I lost count but I'm sure 8 weeks. I cannot see any difference to the naked eye, but it appears my lashes are longer when applying mascara. Thanks for the long review, but I was considering trying lumigan but now I might stick to the PTR.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Here's the skinny on lash growth accelerators. They all pretty much use the exact same main ingredients except for Latisse by Allergan which was just approved by the FDA (and you need a prescription from a doctor to obtain this product). Revitalash's older and more effective formula and LiLash, all contain the exact same main ingredients as PTR's new "Lashes To Die" For" (if you do the research you will see this for yourself). They may use different fillers and co-ingredients, but the main components that actually encourage lash growth (the prostaglandins) are the same. People made many complaints to the FDA about changes to their eye color and permanent discoloration around the eyes, so the FDA forced Revitalash to reformulate and they no longer use the ingredients that got them rave reviews. LiLash is still using the old prostaglandins and now PTR is using it. I found out why PTR was allowed to use this and that's because they use much less of the prostaglandins and mix it in a thicker formula so that it doesn't run into the eyes like LiLash and Revitalash which cause bloodshot eyes and discoloration. Because of the weaker formula, you will have to have a lot more patience with the PTR version than you would with the others which will give you faster results.
If you go to Sephora, you will see many rave reviews on this product from skeptics who never thought it would work, but most of them indicate that it took weeks to see results. If you google and look at the reviews on LiLash and Revitalash you will see a common theme. People indicate that it worked faster however they also clearly state that they had burning and stinging eyes for weeks on end (some stating that it looked like they had pink eye). Some (even a few here for LiLash) talk about the circles they got under their eyes from using that product because it was too strong and watery therefore it caused discoloration under the eye which is the last place you want any discoloration or darkening. They got faster results, but at what cost I asked myself. Latisse is even worse because they put nothing different into that formula to thicken it at all, so it literally runs into your eyes every time you apply it (though you will get the most dramatic results with that one because it's straight Lumigan).
All of this stems from prescription eye drops that Glaucoma patients use. The patients began reporting incredible eye lash growth and wondered what was going on. They eventually realized that this was a side effect of using the Glaucoma drug Lumigan. The problem is that there are risks involved with the use of these drops. Yes you will get crazy long eyelashes, but if the formula is runny like some of the others are, you will get more side effects because more of it is going into your eyes than this version which sits on the base of your lashes more. I decided that I did not want the greater risk with the more powerful versions and opted for this one. I also like the fact that you can buy this from Sephora, use it for 60 days and if it shows no improvement at all, you are not out a dime and can get all your money back. I felt like I had nothing to lose trying this one because I had 60 days and a formula less likely to irritate my sensitive eyes using the same ingredients as the others (and if you think this is crazy expensive, the others are actually more).
I've only been using this now for three weeks and am just now starting to see a little something and here is the better news. I have not had any irritation, redness or anything while using this every night before I go to bed and I have super sensitive eyes and skin (and it only takes a few seconds to put this on your lash line at night, so it's not time consuming). That tells me I am getting almost none of this in my eyes which is what I wanted. It may take me longer, but I would much rather do this every night for a few months and get longer lashes that way, than to get enormous lashes in two to three weeks with bloodshot eyes and the possibility of dark circles under my eyes. I worked too hard to get rid of my circles, so nothing is worth the risk of getting them back again. I will update as I go along, but for now, I am pleased and playing it safe. I have a friend who said it took her 11 weeks to see a major difference with this version, but she kept at it and her lashes are incredible, so this one takes time, but with much less risk and irritation. I'll keep you guys posted and update as I go along. For now I'm giving it three stars until I have used it for at least 60 days and will update my rating then.
Important Safety Information
LUMIGAN (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% has been reported to cause darkening (pigmentation) of eye color, eyelid skin and eyelashes, as well as increased growth of eyelashes. Pigmentation changes can increase as long as LUMIGAN is used. After stopping LUMIGANģ, darkening of eye color is likely to be permanent while darkening of the eyelid skin and eyelash changes may be reversible. The effects of increased darkening beyond 5 years are not known.
The most common side effects are eye redness, growth of eyelashes, and itchy eyes.
I don't know about you, but after reading the above safety information, I'm no longer interested in trying any of the others whether this works or not (and so far it is working, but slowly). I'm returning this and buying myself a really good fiber based mascara for temporary effects instead. All of these seem to use a derivative of Lumigan (same drug class and everything if you ask a pharmacist). Latisse's latest ad in Allure says that that you can be left with permanent changes to your eye color and the skin around your eyes, but that the good side effects like lash growth WILL reverse after the drug is stopped!! So in other words, its like getting breast augmentation and having the scars darken and the breasts deflate after a while. Ummm. No thank
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am on my 7th week using this faithfully as directed and the results have not been what I was hoping nor what is shown in the many 'after' results photos. The package states results in 4-8 weeks but I definetly had no difference at 4 weeks and now as I'm approaching 8 weeks I may have a tiny bit more length and a few more lashes per eye but not enough to buy again and apply every night if this is all the better it gets. I've also had some irritation on my lids that subsided after about two weeks.
I am going to continue for a few more weeks as even though the package says 4-8 weeks, I have noticed with all of the prostiglandin based lash growth products that the true false eyelash results are shown/photographed at 12 or 16 weeks. Many also claim to enhance lash color & curl but I have not experienced either of those & would love to because I have straight, blond lashes that grow downward (perhaps mine are resistant or something because the hair on my head is resistant to curl as well).
Current rating is 2 as the current results are not worth the $, irritation and effort but will update after 12-16 weeks.
UPDATE 4/27/09: Am upgrading this from 2 to 3. Now in my 9th week I am noticing longer & somewhat more lashes and my hubbie confirmed (although this is with mascara since my lashes are so light it's hard to tell when they're bare). I will say that my lashes went through an awkward phase that made mascara hard to apply. Kind of hard to discribe but I believe it's due to all the varied lengths as the lashes grow in & they were a bit splayed in all directions. Going to stick with it & report back.
UPDATE 12/09: Downgrading back to a 2. I used this faithfully for well over 16 weeks (into September) & my results never got better than my first update above at 9 weeks. Technically this stuff works but for the little bit of difference it ended up making, plus the absurd expense and the upkeep it was not at all worth it to me - I wish I had gone with my gut and returned this to Sephora while it was still within the grace period for refunds. No one but me even noticed any difference (except my hubbie but only when asked & looking right up on my face).
I would not repurchase this but I'd be willing to try a different, well rated brand of prostiglandin based lash growth product in the future if I could get it discounted or the prices come down. Also, since I've stopped using I haven't noticed my lashes getting 'lesser', which is good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
In general, I like alot of PTR skin care products, especially the mositurizers. So, when this product came out for lashes, I thought I would give it a try. I have used MANY eyelash treaments, from the cheapest, to the most expensive....without success from any of them.
( Ardell, Talika, Model Co., Dr Denese, Malvea (sp), and now this one by PTR. I used this *faithfully* for 12 weeks, and I am sad to report, zero change. This product did not irritate my eyes or skin, but I got no conditioning of the lashes either. As of right now, I am using plain ol' castor oil at night. Debating on trying the new Allergan product Latisse, but have concerns that the color of my iris might turn brown as the product information reports. My eyes are hazel/blue...and I don't want brown eyes:( No offense to you brown eyed girls:))
So...my search continues, and the debate within myself to shell out more money on other high $$$ product such as Revitalash, or Li Lash.
I will however report back on the effects of the castor oil:))