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Legitimate eyelash growth enhancer coming to a store near you

Remember back when the Beauty Brains told you about a company developing a legitimate product for improving eyelash growth? Well, that product is one step closer to reality, now that the FDA has confirmed a bimatoprost derivative appears to increase eyelash length and thickness. (You can read the entire 108 page report here).

Eyelash Growth Proof

In the study cited by the FDA, 78% of people showed an improvement versus 18% of people using a placebo control. Also, only 4 subjects in the 278 person trial reported eye problems. This is the kind of evidence that was lacking with the Jan Marini Eyelash product. The fact that bimatoprost was a patented ingredient by Allergan also had something to do with Jan Marini’s troubles.

When Can you get Latisse?

Allergan still has some hoops to jump through, but once a panel of independent medical experts vote on the new product, it’s as good as approved. Since it is a drug, the product, called Latisse, will only be available through prescription. That should be sometime during 2009.

-Mid Brain
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