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How to Protect Your Lashes and Brows this Winter

With temperatures cooling down and party season heating up, lashes need extra special love around the holiday months. Clients in pursuit of a little extra party glamour may be tempted to pick up a tube of mascara, so it pays to school them on which options are extension friendly. It’s also prime time to fortify natural lashes and brows against the drying effects of winter, with the help of the newest lash and brow serums.

New Lash & Brow Boosters

Encourage clients to get a jump on their New Year’s commitment to healthier lashes and brows. Here are some promising new products on our radar—all formulated to boost strength and thickness while protecting against the brittleness that often comes with dry winter weather.

  1. V’Luminé Lash Serum is the latest and greatest formula from RevitaLash, featuring time-release omega fatty acids and peptide 17, plus botanical extracts of ginger, lavender, loquat leaf and aloe vera.
  2. Amplifeye Advanced Lash & Brow Fortifier is a new formula from Xtreme Lashes with higher concentrations of B vitamins, nutrient-rich botanical extracts and proprietary liposome-encapsulated peptides.
  3. Fysiko Eyelash & Eyebrow Serum promises to double the length and thickness of lashes in 8 to 12 weeks with biopeptides, panthenol and a proprietary herbal blend that include extracts of fenugreek, gotu kola, chamomile and thyme.
  4. VegaLASH Volumizing Serum stimulates lash growth with a patentpending combination of bioactive phytomolecules rather than peptides. The all-natural, vegan formula is clinically proven to deliver results in as few as 15 days.

Kinder, Gentler Mascara

Lash extensions and mascara generally don’t mix, but old habits die hard. For clients who want a bit of mascara for their bottom lashes or to touch up top lashes just before a fill, the answer is water-based mascara that’s both glycol- and carbonate-free.

  1. NovaLash Mascara Designed specifically for use with NovaLash eyelash extensions, this water-soluble formula is rich in vitamins A, E and C to condition and nourish lashes.
  2. neuENVY Peptide Enhanced Mascara combines the benefits of a peptiderich lash serum with amazing color, volume and definition.
  3. Max2 Special Mascara Gold is smudge-proof, yet it comes off easily with water. The moisturizing formula nourishes lashes with vitamins and herbal extracts.
  4. Formulated for use with lash extensions, Nutritional Volume Up Mascara is clump-free, water-soluble and washes off cleanly.
  5. Xtreme Length & Volume Mascara is a long-lasting, water-based formula that delivers vitamin B for conditioning.

[Image: Courtesy of Tom Merton]