StarLash, which is manufactured by the California-based Elavont Corporation, is one of many products that have recently emerged promising to help people achieve stronger, longer and more voluminous eyelashes in just a matter of weeks. Some of these products are, of course, better than others, but the question is how does StarLash measure up? That’s what we will attempt to determine in the product review below.
What Is StarLash and How Does It Work?
StarLash is billed as an eyelash conditioner and enhancer, a topical serum that can help users rejuvenate dry, brittle and damaged eyelashes. When used regularly—once a day, according to the manufacturer—StarLash promises to give your eyelashes a longer and more voluminous appearance in just a few short weeks, or to be more specific, 21 days.
StarLash retails for $80 a tube, and like many products of its kind is made from peptides, multivitamins, plant extracts and other nutrients that work in combination to moisturize and repair each individual eyelash hair. This in turn makes the eyelashes stronger and more resilient and prevents them from falling out prematurely. The end result is eyelashes that are not only able to reach their maximum length, but are denser and much fuller as well. In research studies testing the effectiveness of StarLash, over 90% of participants saw a noticeable increase in eyelash length and volume.
How to Apply StarLash
The great thing about StarLash (and most products of this kind) is it’s very easy to apply. Using the applicator brush, begin at the inside corner of each eyelash, the corner nearest the eye, and from the base of the eyelid, thinly brush the serum upwards onto the lash. This upward motion is very important, as brushing in the other direction increases the odds of the serum coming in contact with the eye. This can cause mild to severe irritation that in rare cases will require medical attention. StarLash should be applied once a day, preferably at night, to eyelashes that have been recently cleaned and thoroughly dried.
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StarLash: Pros and Cons
So what are people saying about StarLash? Here’s just a brief look at some of the benefits and disadvantages:
- Affordable. StarLash retails for around $80, and while that may sound a bit steep, keep in mind that many eyelash conditioners and stimulators can cost upwards of $130-$150.
- All-natural. StarLash is 100% natural and made from only the safest ingredients. The product does not cause any known side-effects or allergies when used correctly.
- Fast-acting. Some eyelash enhancement products can take upwards of 6 weeks before you notice any results. The makers of StarLash, on the other hand, claim that their product works quickly, in as little as 21 days. If this is true, it’s a remarkable benefit.
- No clinical trials. Although the Elevont Corporation indicates that much research went into the creation of StarLash, there are no clinical studies to prove that it actually works.
- Few reviews. It’s difficult to find customer reviews regarding StarLash—reviews that can prove or disprove Elevont’s claims.
- Legitimacy of the manufacturer. Just who is the Elavont Corporation? We know they are based in California, but because they are fairly new to the world of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, the true legitimacy of the company remains a mystery.
Although StarLash is all-natural, easy to use and priced very reasonably as compared to other like products, the lack of clinical trials or research findings to support the efficacy of the product makes purchasing StarLash rather risky. Our advice is to wait until more is learned about the product, either through the publication of clinical trial results on StarLash or customer reviews, before shelling out $80 to a virtually unknown company.