Revitalash Reformulated, is it any good?

Beauty Cred on 13 Mar 2008 at 9:48am

It's now been a couple of months since Athena Cosmetic's Revitalash was re-formulated and re-launched without the active ingredient bimatoprost. The "older" Revitalash version (which some enterprising folks still have for sale on Ebay, and which Athena must be more than aware of given the "buyer beware" disclaimer on their site) was highly touted for fluffing, lengthening, and thickening lashes where there were few or none.

One wonders what the new version--sans the controversial ingredient bimatoprost--is like.

Jan Marini's Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner claims similar results: "Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner can produce dramatic improvement in the appearance of volume, texture and density".

The "old" version of Jan Marini's eyelash conditioner was also under fire not long ago as it, too, contained the ingredient bimatoprost and no longer does.

A quick visit to the Jan Marini site found in a microscopic footnote:* Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner is not intended to stop, prevent, cure, relieve, reverse or reduce eyelash loss or to promote the growth of eyelashes.

What's the deal with bimatoprost (brand name "Lumigan")? It seems bimatoprost is primarily used for ophthalmologic purposes in the treatment of glaucoma. As a result, it falls into that grey area of is "it a cosmetic?...or is it a drug?"

Additionally, some of the concerns involved potential side effects which I found at the FDA site. While there is some fun in changing your eye (iris) color with colored contact lenses, the possibility of changing them to brown in a non-voluntary way isn't very appealing.

 

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All of the reviews regarding Revitalash spending money on research is a company sponsored reviews. Revitalash used an ingredient initially that was illegal (FDA did not approve the product) and did not notify the users the risk of the ingredient. How responsible is that. Since the Lawsuit against them, Revitalash changed its formula and now it does not work. Don't waist your money. Revitalash has no Research facility to conduct it's studies. No studies are currently present. No publications either. No Clinical studies to back up their claim. Wake up people. Don't waist your money on Revitalash.
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I’m a user of REvitaLash too. And it’s really great. Now, many of my friends noticed I got fuller and thicker lashes…
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I love everything about RevitaLash. I've already noticed my lashes become more full and longer. I have yet to experience any kind of side effect. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
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As with all products,people might have allergic reactions to some of the ingredients. RevitaLash has invested so much in research to improve the product and I'm just glad that it had helped me in my problem. I had sparse lashes and I admit it really bothers me. A friend recommended RevitaLash to me and I've been so thankful to her for doing so.
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I have sensitive skin and has some allergic reactions on some make-up products but RevitaLash has been shown to be safe on the skin based on a number of laboratory tests, so I didn't think twice. When I used it, I made sure to follow the instructions on the package and only placed a small amount. After using for 6 weeks, my lashes had become noticeably fuller and longer. I've never been happy.
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Forgot to add. I have also used the revitalash for hair. I have a couple of spots that I have been treating also for 3 weeks. I even have used it twice a day and NOT A CHANGE AT ALL!!! As I write this I even get madder at this stuff. It just does not work. Has anyone out there tried the one for your hair?
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I have been using revitalash for 3 weeks now. I dont know if it is the new or old formula. I have been faithful every night for the 3 weeks except twice. I do not see any difference at all in my lashes. I did not get any side effects. The only thing I felt was my lids a little tight after if first dried. I am so dissapointed in this. Can anyone tell me if it is worth me to continue or not? I thought I would see something by now. I was considering to change to Lateese. I am still reseaching this. The only problem is the cost of trying each one until you get the right one and who even knows if that will happen. Any feedback from you all would be appreciated. thanks so much
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Revitalash is not working on me. I bought the reformulated one (the new one). I'm looking for the old version. Remember the old version causes blurred vision and change in eye color which can be found on FDA website.
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I used ActivLash. I bought it because it is larger than the other ones, has worked great. I found out that you have to consistant (every night application). In 4 weeks, I stopped wearing any eyelash extensions like I used to. It's a good product. I would recommend this out of the bunch out there.
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Allergan drops lawsuit with Dermaquest Pharmaceutical company Allergan has dropped an alleged patent infringement lawsuit against DermaQuest Skin Therapy's eyelash enhancing product. The company has challenged a number of companies, including Jan Marini Skin Research, over the active ingredients contained in these eyelash growth promoting products. The ingredients in question are prostoglandin based ingredients which Allergan felt infringed on its patented drug Lumigan. However, the pharmaceutical company has confirmed that DermaQuest's product, DermaLash, does not contain any ingredients or drugs infringing on its patent. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/news/ng.asp?n=82630-allergan-national-starch-personal-care-natural
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Regarding DermaQuest cited above: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DermaQuest Skin Therapy’s Eyelash Product is Drug-Free Skincare Company Says Lash Conditioning Product Has Been Drug-Free Since Its Launch in July 2007 Hayward, CA, November 20, 2007 – In response to the current press regarding the lawsuit filed by Allergan, Inc. against certain skincare companies selling lash conditioners as well as the recent news released by the FDA regarding Jan Marini Skin Research’s Age Intervention Eyelash product, DermaQuest Skin Therapy informs the public that DermaLash, their lash conditioning product, does not contain prostaglandins and is completely drug-free. DermaLash was released in the skincare market earlier this year as a drug-free alternative to some of the other lash conditioning products on the market. DermaQuest Skin Therapy’s DermaLash contains ingredients from naturally-derived sources to strengthen and condition the lashes such as copper, biotin and amino acids. DermaQuest Skin Therapy has promptly sent Allergan, Inc. the complete ingredient list of DermaLash, including the ingredients included in the product’s “Eyelash Growth Promoter Complex” to prove the product does not contain prostaglandins, the drug ingredient in question and the basis of their lawsuit. “DermaQuest Skin Therapy launched DermaLash in July 2007 as a safe and drug-free lash conditioning product which enhances the appearance of eyelashes,” said Sam Dhatt, CEO of DermaQuest Skin Therapy. “We have been pleased with the response from our customers on how effective DermaLash has been and we hope DermaLash will continue to be a popular item in our skincare cosmetics range.”
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In November 2007, the Company filed a complaint captioned "Allergan, Inc. v. Cayman Chemical Company, Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., Athena Cosmetics Corporation, Dermaquest, Inc., Intuit Beauty, Inc., Civic Center Pharmacy and Photomedix, Inc." in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In its complaint, the Company alleges that the defendants are infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,262,105 (the "'105 patent"), licensed to the Company by Murray A. Johnstone, M.D. On January 7, 2008, Photomedix filed a motion to dismiss the Company's complaint. On January 23, 2008, the Company filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint to add Murray A. Johnstone, the holder of the '105 patent, as a plaintiff and to add Global MDRx as a defendant. On March 3, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied Photomedix's motion to dismiss and granted the Company's motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. On April 28, 2008, the Company filed a motion for leave to file a third amended complaint to add patent infringement claims relating to U.S. Patent No. 7,351,404 against the defendants, and to add Athena Bioscience, LLC and Cosmetic Alchemy, LLC as additional defendants. The court has scheduled a trial date for November 3, 2009.
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Please note that we can not validate this user is in fact "Allergan Legal". Allergan may have a differing view.
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Where did you find this? My friend uses one of these and I'm sure she'd like to see this
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There are so many other products on the market right now. The one from Peter Thomas Roth is selling like crazy at Sephora. Heard the price will be coming down. There is also Neulash and Fastlash. Fastlash is only $49. I think that the formulas containing Bimatoprost are very irritating--cause the ugly redness. Besides, I think that Bimatoprost is dangerous. I was told to avoid the ones containing Bimatoprost. there are at least 15 products on the market right now--many of them are really good. Not sure what all the litigation stuff is all about.
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The only lawsuit I'm aware of is the patent infringement one filed by Allergan, maker of Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution. Bimatoprost, the ingredient in question in the lash serums, is used for treatment of glaucoma, and it's the active ingredient in Lumigan. I pulled this from Ophthalmology Times: The seizure followed the Nov. 7 filing of a lawsuit by Allergan Inc. in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, CA, against seven companies it said sell products containing prostaglandin analogues such as bimatoprost and promote them to grow eyelashes. Allergan makes a glaucoma medication (Lumigan) that contains bimatoprost and maintains that the other companies are infringing on a patent related to the prostaglandin analogue’s ability to help eyelashes grow. Allergan does not make a product specifically for eyelash growth. The lawsuit names JMSR as well as Athena Cosmetics Inc., Cayman Chemical Co., Civic Center Pharmacy, DermaQuest Inc., Intuit Beauty Inc., and PhotoMedex Inc.
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Since the reformulations, none of the lash conditioners seem worth it. I'm waiting for Lumigan to be approved for cosmetic use. I tried Athena Lash Serum (as did several of my friends) and none of us saw results. One friend got an eye infection in both eyes and my lashes actually got thinner. I heard that they are being sued by Athena Cosmetics and Revitalash. I heard that MD Lash Factor is the best of the bunch left.
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