AQ Skin Solutions Lash ($135.00, FutureDerm.com/Shop) is the first to introduce a new technology, growth factors, into stimulating eyelash growth. By using growth factors, the patented system is able to stimulate eyelash length and thickness without the use of the prostaglandins in prescription Latisse. Below is a before-and-after photo provided by AQ Skin Solutions’ website:
What are Growth Factors?
Growth factors are naturally-occurring molecules that boost communication between cells.
Like retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, and amino acids, topically-applied growth factors have been shown to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology).
For the eyelashes, eyelash growth has been noted with repeated application of growth factors over time (Skin Therapy Letters, 2007).
However, different growth factors can do drastically different things. For instance, three growth factors (basic fibroblast growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor) stimulate new blood vessel formation. Another, keratinocyte growth factor, stimulates skin cell growth. And yet other kinds, like insulin-like growth factor 1, promotes new cell growth and multiplication.
What are the Effects of Growth Factors in Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Products?
There are not many studies conducted on growth factors and their effects on eyelash and eyebrow growth. It is known that naturally-produced growth factors, such as epidermal growth factor (EGFR), plays a role in regulating eyelash growth (The Lancet Oncology, 2005).
However, it has been noted that eyelash growth is stimulated following many opthalmic surgeries (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010), indicating that growth factors brought to the area as a part of the healing process may play a role. It is, however, also possible that increased blood flow and pressure to the area are partially responsible for the eyelash growth.
According to the parent company of AQ Skin Solutions The Lash:
- Formulated with patented AQ Growth Factor technology (U.S. Pat. 8,518,879)
- Does not contain harsh chemicals or preservatives (such as phosphate, lead, etc.), which may cause adverse effects on the eyes or eyelids
- Contains NO prostaglandins (glaucoma drugs)
- Will not change the color of eyes or tint eyelid
- Disposable applicators uniquely designed for AQ Lash
Why Do I Recommend AQ Skin Solutions’ The Lash?
First, AQ Skin Solutions The Lash contains a concentrated blend (over 40%) of stem cell derived growth factors. This is the highest I ever witnessed for a skin care product, and it certainly gives your eyelashes the best chance of growth with growth factors.
Secondly, AQ Skin Solutions The Lash actually works. It will produce substantially longer lashes within a month of regular daily use.
If you’ve tried everything to stimulate eyelash growth and nothing has worked, give the growth factors in AQ Skin Solutions Lash a try. It’s definitely an eye-opening (pun intended) experience!
Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Panthenol, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.