GrandeLash MD has recently taken TikTok and social media by storm for being able to grow luscious and long eyelashes. Although consensus is clear about its efficiency for most people, there’s a lot of debate about whether or not this product is safe to use.
Unfortunately, GrandeLash includes a number of ingredients that can be dangerous to use around your eye. Although it can help your lashes grow long and full, some people believe it is not worth the risk due to the potentially dangerous ingredients within.
Keep reading to learn more about GrandeLash MD and its safety.
Please be aware that this article is our opinion and not to be used to make a decision about whether the product is safe for you or not. The chance of experiencing side effects with Grande lash can depend on a number of factors but we hope this article will make you aware of a few safety concerns people and research have discovered.
What Is GrandeLash MD?
GrandeLash MD is an award-winning lash serum that uses a number of ingredients to create longer, thicker lashes. The company reports that lashes should begin appearing longer within 4 to 6 weeks. Full improvement can be seen in 3 months.
According to the website, Grande Cosmetics claims that the serum uses a blend of vitamins, amino acids, and peptides in order to promote naturally longer lashes. They also claim that the product is ophthalmologist tested for safety.
Is GrandeLash Safe?
Although it is true that GrandeLash MD uses vitamins, amino acids, and peptides within their formula, there are many other ingredients that are very dangerous to use around your eyes.
Most notably, this product has an ingredient called Isopropyl Cloprostenate (ICP). Sometimes the order of these words is reversed to Cloprostenate Isopropyl. Either way, the ingredient is a type of synthetic prostaglandin, which is known to cause several issues. For example, in some cases it leads to permanent color changes on your iris.
The chemical is especially dangerous to use if you are pregnant. Multiple clinical trials have found that it can cause termination of pregnancy. In fact, the website itself lists that you should not use this product if you are pregnant, want to be pregnant, nursing, or going through chemo.
Because Grandelash created this product as a cosmetic product no clinical trials took place as they didn’t intend to gain FDA approval, like competitor Latisse did. This is because Latisse found a formula that could be approved by the FDA and used with prescription for eyelash growth.
I read this study conducted by the scientific committee on consumer safety and it gave some insights into the use of Cloprostenate Isopropyl in eyelash serums.
“The SCCS has noted concerns about the safety of isopropyl cloprostenate when used in cosmetic products – in particular those that are intended for use close to your eyes”
The SCCS also said that:
“Prostaglandin analogues (PGAs) are registered drugs for glaucoma treatment, however, they are also used as ingredients in cosmetic products that are on the market for improving eyelash and eyebrow appearance. The review open literature indicates that PGAs are very potent pharmacologically active substances for which serious adverse effects after direct eye applications have been reported.”
This is a major concern about the potential for side effects related to your eyes when using Prostaglandin analogues such as isopropyl cloprostenate.
What Do Users Say?
If you visit the Grande Cosmetics site, you will likely think that user after user has great experiences with the product. That’s because it appears Grande Cosmetics filters out all of their mediocre or negative reviews. The only reviews listed are positive. Even if this serum was completely safe and awesome, you know there should be one or two negative reviews.
Certainly, you will find tons of positive reviews about GrandeLash regarding its effectiveness. Most users agree that it is effective at growing out eyelashes. These reports are frequent on the website and on social media sites.
If you look elsewhere, you’ll find that many users have had negative experiences with the product. Some users report eye twitching, eye itchiness, skin discoloration, burning, and other serious reactions. The most common side effect was an allergic reaction resulting in redness, itchiness, and sometimes swollen eyes. Eyelid discoloration is another very common symptom.
Another complaint users have about this product is it causing eyelashes to fall out. Some users report that this is a normal response to first using the product, but some individuals report this goes on for months until they finally stop the product.
There have been so many complaints against this product that a class action lawsuit has been proposed against GrandeLash MD, GrandeBrow, and GrandeHair serum. It is specifically the ICP mentioned above that provides grounds for the class action lawsuit. So far, there is no information about the status of this lawsuit, other than it has been proposed.
Should You Use GrandeLash?
With all of this in mind, you might be wondering if you should use GrandeLash MD. We do not recommend using this product unless you have already made the decision to use a lash serum because of the potential for side effects. Although the product may result in longer lashes, the potential side effects are too risky to overlook, so if you choose to use Grandelash or other lash serums be sure that you are aware of the potential side effects.
You could also talk to a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist about lash growth serums that are safe to use for you personally. Something as simple as Vaseline on your eyelashes every night can help save brittle eyelashes. Most lash serums that are affective use similar ingredients to Grandelash so be aware that side affects are possible with all eyelash growth serums.
In the case that you decide to try GrandeLash despite these side effects, make sure to patch test the product first. Because so many individuals have an allergic reaction to this product, you will definitely want to patch test it on your inner arm first to see if you have any reaction. Discontinue use if you react to the product.
Final Thoughts about Grandelash safety concerns
Although GrandeLash MD can be effective at growing long and luscious eyelashes, it is not safe to use. It contains potentially dangerous ingredients that are not only harmful to pregnant women but can be harmful for all people.
You might have an allergic reaction, eyelashes falling out, and even eye discolouration as a result of using this lash serum. However, side effects are common when using lash serums and often the risk of severe side effects is low.
Looking at the SCCS quotes above it is clear that there are concerns about the use of prostaglandin analogues close to your eyes. Just how often people experience side effects are unknown but there are many comments online where users have experience some form of eye irritation.
There is a class action lawsuit ongoing currently with claims being made that this lash serum should be classed as a drug and not cosmetic. It will be interesting to see the outcome and what the future holds for the safety of Lash serums in general.