This lash growth product, which is exclusive to Sephora, is a more potent version of Peter Thomas Roth's original Lashes to Die For product, which is no longer available.
In theory, this should work better and faster than the original because it contains more of the active ingredient. That active ingredient is 17-phenyl trinor prostaglandin E2 serinol amide, the same type of ingredient used in the drug product Latisse, which you've seen female celebrities advertise as growing their lashes.
Prostaglandins are believed to work by prolonging the growth cycle of eyelashes (and, it stands to reason, other hair, such as eyebrows). There isn't any substantiated proof that the prostaglandin analogue Roth chose works as claimed, but women are seeing results from this product and, as mentioned, it should work better, at least in theory, and faster than the original Lashes to Die For. Most should see impressive results after 8 weeks of daily use.
If you're curious to try a lash growth product that stands a good chance of working, this is a viable, fragrance-free option. Just be aware that the same potential side effects of other prostaglandin analogues (such as bimatoprost) apply here, too. That means skin along the lash line (where this is applied) could turn blue, the color of your eye (the iris) could change to brown, and you could experience irritation, redness, and extreme tearing. Also, if you're using medicated eye drops to manage glaucoma, make sure you talk with your ophthalmologist before considering this or any other lash growth product.
Dramatically increase the appearance of lash length, thickness, and fullness in just four to eight weeks. This formula's key ingredient, Prostaglandin Analogue Complex, is concentrated at clinical strength to deliver dramatic results. Lashes are strengthened and nourished with Vitamins A, C, E, pro vitamin B5, and aloe vera.
Water, 17-Phenyl Trinor Prostaglandin E2 Serinol Amide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phospholipids, Cyclodextrin, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea
Unique in the world of spa and salon specialty lines, Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.
A novel aspect of this line is that there are few (if any) nonsense ingredients. Roth products conspicuously lack the exotic, potentially irritating, sensitizing, and often unnecessary plant extracts and the irritating, fragrant plant oils that show up in most pricey skin-care lines, especially spa lines. Many of these products don't have fragrance, and they lack the long lists of ingredients that are often unnecessarily complicated. Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin lighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian and gender-friendly. No pretty pink bottles, sexy curved jars, or bejeweled caps—all of which reinforce the clinical nature of Peter Thomas Roth. Overall, this line should be admired for its simplicity and, for the most part, for its well-thought-out formulations.
After all that glowing praise there are a few embarrassing missteps to avoid, such as products that contain hydrogen peroxide, which can cause free-radical damage and hurt skin; irritating acne products that contain sulfur; unimpressive masks (odd for a spa-oriented line); and a bumper crop of products claiming to affect expression lines and wrinkles in a manner similar to cosmetic corrective procedures.
For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.