Does Smartlash Really Work?


Does Smartlash work?Smartlash says that they can help you make the most out of what you already have in the eyelash and eyebrow department. This would be welcome news for anyone that is lacking and looking for a fix. The only thing is that the feedback seems to be pretty well spit as to whether or not this works as it says. So we did some extra digging and have reached a conclusion to the every popular question of does it really work?

Overview
Your eyelashes may be one feature that you’ve taken for granted all these years, but now that they’ve started to thin out you’re wishing you had them back. Or perhaps you’ve always had thin lashes and wished for a thicker and longer set so you could frame your eyes a bit better. Whatever the case, it’s getting easier to find a solution because more companies are making eyelash growth serums than ever before. The only trick is finding the one that’s right for you.

The Claim
The makers of Smartlash claim that in a clinical study, all participants noticed a visible increase in the volume of the eyelashes after using it for 30 days. They also say that you can expect to see up to a 68% increase in your existing lashes with repeated use. They go on to say that it was created by a physician, and that you can get results in as little as one week.

The Hype
Getting longer eyelashes is becoming more and more popular, and as baby boomers age they’re noticing less and less eyelashes to work with. This creates a big demand for products like these. Add to that that this was featured on the television program The Drs which for some might give it some added credibility, or for others it might seem like another product being promoted for profit on a cheesy show.

The Cost
Smartlash is priced just where you’d expect it to be priced, being sold for $30 online which should last you one month. The gotcha here is that they want you to use it every day for the long term, and the results they give you don’t last indefinitely, so you’re really signing on for a new monthly bill if it actually turns out that it works for you.

The Commitment
You’ll want to use this daily to get the best results. You’re supposed to use it twice per day, which may be far more time than you’ve ever spent on your eyelashes, but if it works it’s something that you could eventually lessen after you build it up. Compared to not treating your eyelashes at all, it’s more time of course, but you’ll have to make the decision of whether this is a big enough concern to spend so much time on.

Evaluation
Smartlash has been met with some pretty critical reviews, with many users saying that they didn’t see any improvement, even with repeated and dedicated use. They’ve also got a lot of overly positive reviews, which hint at a bit of foul play. But it’s pretty easy to see that real users are saying this let them down, and in some cases cause irritation and a burning sensation. This is particularly troublesome because one of their claims is that this is a non-irritating formula, which is very important when putting something near your eye.

One of the big draws to this product is that it is supposed to be side-effect free, so you wouldn’t expect to hear people complaining about irritation. Any time a study is cited by a beauty product like this you have to wonder what kind of study was conducted, who participated, and who funded the study. This information is often missing and hard to find, but the information gained by these studies is often highlighted and paraphrased.

The other area of concern is that this product has an affiliate program behind it, meaning that you’ll get dozens or even hundreds of sites out there posting a review for the product that puts it in a positive light. That makes it even easier to get sucked in to the hype machine and want to try it out, at least for a month. But just remember if you do try it out to keep your expectations level so you’re not too disappointed if it doesn’t work out for you.

Final Smartlash Review

Smartlash just doesn’t live up to the expectations it builds, and with so many other options out there you’re best to keep the search going. Another option would be to just accept your eyelashes for what they are, and learn to like or even love them. There’s something to be said for all of the marketing and models and the exaggerated emphasis on beauty that is placed by society, and if you can learn to like what you have that confidence will shine through and be more attractive than longer lashes anyway.

Our Recommendation
Don’t fret, there are plenty of other eyelash extenders out there that have better peer feedback than this. The trick is finding one that suits your particular needs. There are ones that are supposed to help you out if you have thinning lashes, and there are others that only work if you have a good amount of existing lashes to add on to. So choose wisely and you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised at the results.

What do you think? Does Smartlash work or not?


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Ella_S88 October 4, 2012 at 5:11 am

So the difference between smartlash and eyelash extenders is that it claims to grow more eyelashes for extra volume instead of extending the eyelashes temporarily. I’m very happy with the concept of the product, but it’s too bad it doesn’t get an approval from you. I gotta say I’m still tempted to give it try but at the same time a little hesitant.

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vpm November 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Smartlash totally works for me. I have longer, thicker, faster growing lashes. They also just don’t fall out very much, even if I get allergies and rub my eyes. They seem “stronger.” I wonder if that is how it works, just keeps them from falling out so they have more time to grow? I’m happy because I can use a dramatic mascara and almost look like I’m wearing fake lashes now.
But, I’m sure all these kinds of products will work for some and not others.

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danielle October 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

This bogus product! My eyeball fell out using this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Terri November 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I really like this product! It isn’t as fast as the prescription enhancers, so the results are slower and less pronounced, but that’s a small price to pay (literally) between a script and this product @ $30. AND if its burning, you’re using too much and not applying it correctly. You shouldn’t be putting it on thick and it should be at the skin, not the base of the lashes or on the lash. I used less, paid more attention to placement and had NO troubles with irritation. I started seeing results in about 3 or 4 weeks. Longer lashes, a bit thicker. This product DOES stand its own with other lash enhancers!

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