Careprost is generally known as the generic version of Latisse. As we all know, generic translates into one thing, cheaper. That is mainly the hold careprost has over its consumers who are looking to make their lashes thicker and longer. Upon research, we have found that a lot of women are extremely happy with careprost and say that they are seeing a significant amount of improvement in the thickness and length of their lashes.
Careprost claims to strengthen each lash and increasing its life cycle in the process. It also promises to increase the pigment and color of the lashes making them look fuller, longer and thicker.
The main active ingredient of Careprost is Bimatoprost. Now, if you have read a couple of my old articles you will probably already know that I am not a big fan of this ingredient because of its many minor side effects and its serious and permanent side effects. We will be discussing these side effects late on. According to their website the bimatropost prolongs the anagen phase of the growth of the eyelash hair hence, you are able to get longer lashes.
Other inactive ingredients include, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, citric acid, benzalkonium chloride, dibasic and purified water. If you are thinking of buying this product, consider all of the ingredients first and make sure you are not allergic to any of them.
What consumers think about the product?
On certain websites made for reviewing of cosmetic products such as this, Careprost garners ratings of 4.3 out of 5 with 85% promising to buy this product again. It seems that even with the ingredient bimatoprost on the list, a lot of women still swear by this. Although most of them will tell you that they went through a horrible couple of first weeks with this product, they stuck out and saw results in a few weeks time. The first few weeks will bring you a little bit of discoloration, stinging around the eye area and even bloodshot eyes. A lot of them say that if you just use the product sparingly then you will not have any of the permanent side effects common to bimatoprost.
Does careprost really effective for eyelashes
The general consensus for this is a big yes. Side effects aside, careprost can lengthen your lashes to your desired length and fullness. You will probably see results in as little as 6 weeks. If you're looking for a dramatic change then this will probably manifest itself in 12 to 16 weeks. The main thing to remember here is that lashes have a 3-step cycle in their growth. Careprost interferes with this cycle making your lashes longer. This means that you have to wait and be patient to see results since you are also actually waiting for the natural process of eyelash growth. A three milliliter bottle of careprost will probably last you 90 days. A lot of users have also started to use this product on their eyebrows and have reported positive results.
Positives of Careprost
The obvious positive of this product is that it can actually work if you are patient enough. Although 6-12 weeks seems like a pretty long wait, well, you have probably waited your whole life for amazing lashes, what's a couple of weeks right?
Negatives of Careprost
Now we get to the core of this review, the side effects. At least 4% of the users of Careprost will tell you that they experienced itching or a stinging sensation in their eye area after using this product. A lot of its users will tell you to just suck it up since this will only last a couple of days and it's a small price to pay for beautiful lashes. However, in some cases, the stinging, itching and redness never goes down, in cases like this it is best to stop the use of the product immediately and contact a doctor.
Another known side effect is iris and skin darkening and pigmentation. If you experience any of these, stop using the product immediately.
All in All
It's really hard to give a final say on this product since it seems to be extremely promising. I guess the final word we would have on it is that, yes, it works but with a couple of side effects here and there. Just use it correctly (upper eyelids only) and sparingly and always keep an eye out for side effects.