Hi all, I come to this forum not as a pissed off customer, but as a consumer of the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost who found the serum created styes in my eyelids. I wanted to share my knowledge behind why so others could be informed too!
Here's my story: The first time I used the Lash Boost serum I woke up with itchy, red, inflamed eyes and dark circles underneath my lower eyelids. I reached out to my consultant who told me to take a break and put less serum on. A few days later, I tried again and switched to putting it on in the morning. This time I didn't have nearly as bad as a reaction as beforehand.
Yet a few days later I noticed a STYE on my lower eyelid. As a nurse, I knew the procedures to get rid of a stye and did so accordingly and voila it was gone within days. I even tried a new method of applying to ensure no bacteria was entering my eye- I purchased disposable wands to apply the serum to each eye separately, and washed my eyes with surgical grade eye cleaner before applying. Two weeks later, ANOTHER STYE appears on the other eye!
Reps will tell us its because we didn't apply correctly or bacteria formed, but for me this was certainly not the case after all the precautions I took. What they aren't telling us is that a main ingredient in Lash Boost called ingredient isopropyl cloprostenate, a synthetic prostaglandin analog.
According to the FDA, "use of the products which contain this ingredient should be supervised by a licensed practitioner, as isopropyl cloprostenate may lower intraocular pressure and other side effects such as ocular irritation, hyperemia, iris color change, macular edema, ocular inflammation and interference with glaucoma therapy." Prostaglandin is extremely effective in growing long lashes, but may not be safe for some people (myself included). Hope others find this helpful!
Product or Service Mentioned: Rodan And Fields Lash Boost Serum.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Rodan And Fields Pros: Representative.
Rodan And Fields Cons: Dishonest advertising.