Lashes to Die For Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment
0.16 fl. oz. for $85
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Lashes to Die For Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment has a name that conjures images of fast results; apply tonight, and wake up to long, dark lashes ready for extra enhancement by mascara. Unfortunately, unlike previous versions of Lashes to Die For, this one doesn't contain anything with scientific research proving it will change the growth rate or cycle of eyelashes. Simply put, assuming the ingredient list the company provides is accurate, using this product won't lead to longer, thicker, or darker lashes.

The potential "active" ingredient in this product is a synthetic peptide known as myristoyl Pentapeptide-17. The Jan Marini brand was the first to use this peptide in a lash growth product and, not surprisingly, they filed a patent application for this. Although a patented ingredient sounds impressive, patents don't have to prove a product works as claims—only that the group or person applying for the patent has found a unique application for something. Remember, patents don't guarantee effectiveness.

We have looked (and looked) and, so far, there isn't any published, peer-reviewed research proving this peptide is the one to use for enhancing lash growth. Apparently it has some effect, but you're left to take the word of the companies selling the product or the company selling the peptide to other brands. As most of us know, that can be a gamble that leads to disappointment and wasted money. And for what Peter Thomas Roth is charging for this product, you'd be better off paying extra for prescription Latisse, which we know works (often to a very impressive extent)!

  • Fragrance-free formula will condition lashes.
  • Does not have the same side effects as prescription Latisse.
  • Lack of research proving the peptide this contains enhances lash growth, thickness, or color.
  • Expensive for a product with potentially iffy to unimpressive results.

Revolutionary peptide-based nighttime eyelash treatment with Tri-Phase Lash Complex™. Targets all three stages of the hair growth cycle and helps to dramatically enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness, density and fullness.


Water/Agua/Eau, Glycerin, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, 1,2 Hexanediol.

Brand Overview

Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance

Strengths: Provides complete ingredient lists on Web site; most products are fragrance-free; very good AHA products; wide selection of water-soluble cleansers and scrubs; some excellent sunscreens, benzoyl peroxide products, and many antioxidant-rich formulas.

Weaknesses: Can be pricey; some products contain irritants; jar packaging for several products that contain air and light sensitive ingredients.

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 are fragrance free, and lack the long lists of complicated ingredients—all great qualities for any skincare brand.

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— which reinforces 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, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.

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