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.