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With the "clean" and "non-toxic" fad...sorry, I mean "trend" gaining momentum, it's no wonder that more and more turn to more natural alternatives rather than science. With more and more beauty bloggers falsely claiming that natural is the 'way to go' and declaring that you can find cheaper, natural alternatives to replace more expensive treatments out there, it's no wonder the messages are getting diluted.
Although an avocado mask will leave your skin feeling hydrated, it's nothing compared to a Hyaluronic Acid Serum...which was formulated and tested, in a lab. So where did the use of castor oil on lashes and brows come from?
In ancient Egypt, castor oil was originally used as a fuel for lamps. Egyptian doctors then found it helped with ailments such as eye irritation and later discovered it helped women bring on labour (doesn't it make you wonder how they ever found these things out!). It wasn't until a lot later that health professionals claimed castor oil could be used as a hair thickener.
Since those times, we have since been able to research such methods and find out if they work. While castor oil has been shown to have some antimicrobial properties and is a source of hydration, there is no evidence that it is helpful for hair growth, unfortunately. There has also recently been a lot of evidence to show that more and more people are allergic to castor oil, which outways any potential benefits.
Petroleum jelly is derived from a mix of mineral oils and waxes and was originally developed to help heal wounds and burns. It works by creating a protective barrier, helping repair and hydrate the skin (amazing for when you have dry flaky patches on your face, perhaps because you've overdone it with the exfoliator or retinal).
Does it help moisturise skin, lashes, and brows? Yes. But like castor oil, hydration is the only benefit you’ll get!
Cosmetic scientists have come so far and are discovering out of this world formulations that really do work. Formulations that have to meet the needs of many women demanding results-driven products. These days, the best products are not single-ingredient formulations., they're easy-to-use products that include a whole range of antioxidants, hydrators, exfoliants, anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing ingredients etc.
You can trust the scientists behind RevitaLash® Advanced. Here are just some of those complex ingredients I was talking about;
RevitaBrow® Advanced brings the same multi-functionality, the same brow-specificity, the same level of science.
Both perform their magic via formulations that include results-driven ingredients (whenever possible), Vegan friendly, cruelty-free, physician-developed and fragrance-free.
Both purchasable in salon or via our online shop
So ladies, keep your avocados for your breakfast and your castor oils for your.... oil lamps? Let's let the scientists do what they do best.