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Does Xlash or Xbrow contain prostaglandins?

One of our active ingredients is Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide (0,0015%) which is a prostaglandin analogue.

All ingredients used in Xlash and Xbrow have been accepted by EU legislation to be used in a cosmetic product. Their safety in this formula has been evaluated and confirmed.

This ingredient can be found from the EU cosmetic ingredients database as an ingredient that can be used in cosmetics. Its function is to condition the hair. We are utilising this conditioning action to support natural lash and eyebrow growth.

Prostaglandins are lipid compounds present in almost all tissues in the human body. Prostaglandinanalogues mimic the function of naturally occurring prostaglandins. Different prostaglandins have different effects, and they can influence natural reactions in the body when they’re present. It’s important to note that there are different prostaglandins and prostaglandin analogues, and they can perform differently.

Prostaglandins act as a messenger, but they usually have a short half-life, so it doesn’t take long before they are being inactivated and excreted by the body. For this reason, they can only affect cells that are near. This means that our lash and eyebrow conditioning formulas can only act locally to condition hair where the product is applied.

The important thing is to pay attention also to the concentration of the active ingredient. Our formula contains 0,0015% of the active ingredient. This extremely low concentration has shown to support the lash growth by its conditioning effect, but in our safety tests where the product has been used as it is intended to be used, we have not confronted any side effects.

In studies where the safety of eyelash serums has been researched, the safety-profile of prostaglandin analogues has in general been considered good when they are topically applied toto the base of upper lashes.

Unwanted side effects of prostaglandin analogues usually are only reported in studies where higher concentrations of medically used prostaglandin analogues are present in a medicinal solution that is repeatedly in direct contact with the eye.

In case Xlash gets in contact with the eye, it’s always recommended as a safety precaution to wash it off with clean water to avoid any kind of unpredictable and undesired impact and eye irritation.

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