You might be wondering why a lot of excitement has been spreading in beauty circles and beauty publication reviews about Nulastin over the past year. Let me tell you why. Nulastin are a luxury brand that are instantly recognised for their lash and brow products. Not only have they become one of Latisse’s biggest competitors in their creation of lash hair growth serums but they have begun to patent some unique hair growth ingredients.
Nulastin state that all their ingredients are naturally derived, naturally sourced and clinically tested. In Nulastin’s own clinical trials they claim that users lash length increased by 60% and eyebrow thickness by 120%. However there are some big questions about whether their apparently revolutionary products are proven to work, the potential side effects of all their patented ingredients and controversy in customer reviews around the discontinuation of their products.
Nulastin product comparison table
What ingredients are in Nulastin
Let’s look at some of the Ingredients Nulastin use. We are going to focus this review on their lash and brow dual system formulas because these are their most hyped and surprising products.
What makes Nulastins ingredients so interesting is their insistence on having 5 patented ingredients. Is this just a marketing trick to give weight to their groundbreaking claims or are these ingredients really the ultimate hair growth formulas.
Elastropin ( Tropoelastin)
Elastropin is Nulastin’s exclusive active ingredient. This study discusses how Elastropin helps to give important tissues strength and elasticity. However, no study exists that I could find which shows the actual proven affects of the ingredient. Nulastin themselves write about how it helps stop your cells losing keratinocyte and that this is important for stopping hair loss but it’s unproven other than in the brands own clinical trials.
Nulastin have trademarked Keracyte which is their version of Keratin. Healthline wrote about how Keratin does have some benefits for hair growth but that it can depend on how healthy your hair is already and which kind of Keratin treatment you use. What apparently makes Keratin so effective on your hair is that it smooths down the hair cells and this creates fuller looking brows.
Keratin is already found naturally in your hair and your hair is made up of keratin based proteins. Boosting the volume of these proteins can lead to an increase in hair elasticity, strengthen hairs and reduce how often they break. As with most hair growth ingredients Keratin is widely used but how effective it is as an active ingredient is hard to prove.
This peptide is Nulastin’s trademark name for myristoyl pentapeptide-17. Dr face wrote about this peptide and it’s use in eyelash growth serums and they found that in clinical trials users experienced a 25% increase in their lash hair length.
To put it simply this peptide should stimulate your cells to produce more keratin. The effects of peptides should be different from the synthetic version of keratin found in keracyte as it may increase natural keratin production.
The link between peptides and hair growth continues to be researched but their potential in hair growth is exciting for the future of lash serums.
Nulastin reviews for lashes and brows
Nulastin don’t have a large range of products but their lash fortifying serum and brow shape altering serums are currently their most popular and only hair growth serums.
The best value way to buy and try out these formulas is with the brands Lash and Brow dual system package because you’ll get a bottle of each serum and you can use them side by side to improve your lashes and brows together.
Both their follicle fortifying serum and shape altering serum make use of elastin but there are some differences between the 2 products.
Lash and Brow Dual System With Keracyte Elastin Complex
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We all love our lashes but not as much as Nulastin tell us their lash and brow dual system does.
This formula attempts to help your eyelashes spring back to life by improving the density of your eyebrow and eyelash hairs. Nulastin have thrown lots of innovative ingredients into the mix to try and give you some good results. Instead of relying on false lashes, this formula has some ingredients that users of the product claim actually work.
How long does Nulastin take to work?
Nulastin claim you should see some results from their lash fortifying serum in about 4 weeks. Some users have claimed to see results in a week or 2 and for others it takes 5 weeks or they don’t experience any changes.
Nulastin Brow shape altering serum can take up to 6 months to work and Nulastin themselves are quick to let you know that if you have badly damaged hair follicles, they may never grow back.
This dual system includes the brands lash fortifying serum and eyebrow shape altering serum. Let’s take a look at both products individually and find out if they are hot or not.
Lash follicle fortifying serum
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The Nulastin lash fortifying serum makes use of all three of the patented Nulastin ingredients listed above.
Elastin is also a key ingredient that can help keep your hair follicles attached to your skin for longer by stopping them falling out as quickly.
I believe elastin works alongside collagen to encourage hair growth and to help hold moisturise in your hair cells to keep them nourished and healthy looking.
Hair follicles create elastin and then rely on it to maintain their vitality. How well it works can depend on the health of your hair, whether your hair loss is significant and what you are hoping to achieve.
This blend of elastin, keratin and peptides isn’t a miracle cure but that doesn’t mean you won’t see some good results. If you choose to try out this product, be patient and wait at least one month before deciding whether it works for you or not.
Results are slow to arrive but when they do, if you are consistently using the formula you’ll continue to notice your eye brow and eyelash hairs are healthier looking and possibly more dense, faster growing and longer than before.
Even if your lashes have stopped growing this Nulastin serum can often spark regrowth or extend your lashes a little bit. Don’t expect a miracle but with consistency you should see some good results and at the very least some healthier more fuller looking hair.
Brow shape altering serum
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The brow shape altering serum can also be found in Nulastin’s dual brow and lash system package.
If you only want to focus on trying to achieve healthier looking eye brow hair and hopefully some extra growth then the shape altering serum is a good choice. As we age our eyebrow hair starts to thin out and I sometimes experience more hair loss than I would usually. The brow shape altering serum aims to make your hair look fuller and thicker.
To create these kind of changes in your brow hair appearance the shape altering serum uses a blend of elastin and keratin. You have to keep applying this serum frequently if you want to see results and after a period of stopping using it the results will disappear again.
This is an expensive product that works for a lot of women but be aware that if you are lucky enough to see results and you want those thicker and fuller brows to continue, you’ll have to buy it again and again.
If you already use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows then this can save you having to do so, but in the long run it might work out cheaper to use a brow pencil.
Nulastin skin serum reviews
Nulastin are best known for their hair care products.
Some of the key ingredients that protect, replenish and encourage hair growth also have protective and moisturising qualities that help rejuvenate skin cells.
Nulastin Intensive hydrating serum review
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The Nulastin hydrating serum is an intensely moisturising face cream that works best when applied to the sensitive areas of your skin. Skin around your eyes is thin and can become dry and damaged more easily so it is always one of the most important areas of my face that I focus on with my skin care routine.
Just as with the Nulastin hair products this intensive skin serum also uses elastin because it helps skin cells hold onto moisture and protect them from free radicals and damage from sun exposure.
Hyaluronic acid works to hydrate and nourish your skin by making sure your skin doesn’t dry out. Keeping your skin hydrated also helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing that thrive on dry and damaged skin. Hyaluronic acid is used in many luxury anti-ageing neck creams because it soaks up moisture in the air and helps your skin retain water. This creates plumper looking skin that appears hydrated and healthy.
Pearl collection skin refining conditioning toner spray with organic botanicals
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The pearl collection is a range of products for cleansing your skin and soothing cleansed skin. You could use this toner spray after cleansing your skin to spray a fine mist on your face.
The mist can help remove any traces of eye and face makeup and add a light covering of moisture that can help protect your skin and keep it hydrated ready for when you apply the Nulastin hair serums.
Ingredients in this formula include Aloe leaf juice, rose, organic bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, fruit extracts, essential oils and tea tree. Aloe leaf juice is a skin care ingredient I love to use to soothe and protect my sensitive skin after a long day in the sun. Aloe juice contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids that can all be beneficial to your skin.
Bilberry has been used in medicine for hundreds of years and I’ve eaten them plenty of times. Surprisingly they aren’t used in skin care as often as you’d imagine when you look at what they can offer. Bilberry has lots of antioxidants, high levels of vitamin c and nutrients.
Using bilberry in skin care products can help increase the amount of oxygen that reaches the layers of you skin. This can help your skin to absorb and hold moisture better while also allowing skin cells to repair which can improve the skins protective barrier and it’s elasticity.
Nulastin rejuvenating facial moisturiser with keracyte elastin complex.
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This rejuvenating moisturiser contains the brands keracyte elastin complex formula and targets anti-ageing and helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your skin to compliment the brands hair growth range of products.
This moisturiser isn’t as intensive and as thick a product as roc and other more intensive anti-ageing skin care brands offer, but it uses the elastin replenishment formula to try and help your skin appear tighter and not look so old.
If you are looking for a more intensive moisturiser I love the Firmarine night cream.
Nulastin hair treatment reviews
Nulastin have a reputation for creating brow and lash serums but the skin care brand have also made what they call the ‘Vibrant scalp treatment’.
The formula of the Nulastin hair treatment makes use of some of the same ingredients you’ll find in their Lash products. Both Keratin and elastatropin and peptides are included but the hair treatment makes use of some additional ingredients.
Hyaluronic acid is the main additional ingredient and this ingredient is so common in all sorts of beauty products, not just hair growth formulas. Hyaluronic acid helps to seal your hairs cuticle and hold in moisture. It is also very easy to add hyaluronic acid in formulas because it mixes well with water and most common ingredients.
When you use the pump to squirt this formula onto your finger tips you’ll notice it is quite thick, doesn’t have a strong scent and doesn’t feel sticky. Massaging this treatment onto your scalp is very easy to do.
Summary of Nulastin customer reviews
There are a lot of reviews of Nulastin products from users and I want to give you an insight into what they think of Nulastin products.
We browsed a selection of different online stores and read customer reviews. A large number of customers buying Nulastin products bought them not expecting to see any major hair growth but were surprised when the serums worked for them.
Across a number of reviews a lot of users found that they had less hair shedding and it appears that this is the most common positive result people experience with Nulastin lash growth products.
Customers leaving negative reviews have usually had a bad experience or seen no positive effect from Nulastin.
Users of the lash and brow serums usually dislike the product and give it a negative review when they experience some discomfort in their eyes, see no results after using the product for more than 1 month or experience a stinging sensation on the sensitive skin near their eyes.
Nulastin side effects
There is a lot of talk about side effects when it comes to hair growth products. Nulastin, even though they usually naturally derived ingredients, haven’t escaped this discussion.
There hasn’t been a lot of research into any potential Nulastin side effects but we considered the ingredients and user reviews to see what some of the most common Nulastin side effects are likely to be.
It appears that there aren’t many known side effects associated with the key ingredients Nulastin have used. However, always use a patch test and apply carefully around your eye area. The skin here is very sensitive and lash serums sometimes cause dry eyes, eye redness and other eye irritations.
Here are some questions you have been asking about Nulastin products.
Is Nulastin discontinued ?
Recently word spread that Nulastin’s products were discontinued. Fortunately they aren’t discontinued and the brands products continue to be available online.
Maybe the products were out of stock but we contacted Nulastin and there isn’t any plan for products to be discontinued at the moment.
Is Nulastin Safe?
Nulastin is safe but this doesn’t mean you won’t experience side effects and you should still use a patch test before using their products. Cosmetics products have to pass certain requirements to be safe to sell. Nulastin tell us some of the steps they have taken to make their products safe.
- Third party clinical evaluations.
- Repeat insulin patch testing.
- FDA recognise their products as generally recognised as safe.
- Skin safe recognise the ingredients as allergen-free.
Is Nulastin FDA Approved?
Nulastin isn’t FDA approved. Latisse lash serum is the only FDA approved lash serum on the market. FDA approval would mean the product going through rigorous clinical testing and it would also have to meet requirements relating to the ingredients used in the formula.
The formula would also have to be proven to have some level of beneficial effect on the user that outweighs any side effects. With FDA approval the formula would also have to be prescription only, which might have a big effect on sales.
Does Nulastin work on Brows?
Nulastin created their brow shape altering serum to work on brows. You need to massage the formula into your brows twice a day and then be patient as it can take months to work on your brow hair length and thickness.
If you have badly damaged hairs that can’t be repaired it may not work at all.
Comparing Nulastin with other lash serums
Here are the links to our comparisons of Nulastin and other lash serums.
Nulastin vs Rogaine
Nulastin Reviews Criteria – Buyers guide
Finding the perfect lash serum for you can take some trial and error. However there are some key criteria you should consider, about ingredients, side effects and efficacy that we have included in the following buyers guide.
Before we dive into our review of the Nulastin lash growth serum let’s set out some criteria. You need to look at these factors when considering using any lash growth serum.
There are some ingredients you should look out for if you want the best chance of your lash serum working and not causing side effects. Prostaglandin analogues are one of the only ingredients proven to have an effect on lash growth. Latisse use Bimatoprost, but you can’t buy it in the shops.
Other brands such as Rodan and Fields Lash Boost use synthetic prostaglandin analogues which have a similar but less proven effect on your lashes. Most lash serum brands use a combination of Biotin, peptides, camellia extract, hyaluronic acid, keratin and elastropin.
With lash serums, you can’t tell how effective they are going to be by looking at the ingredients alone. There is often very little research around lash growth ingredients. Instead, look at what other users experience and try to find studies involving these ingredients that might give you an idea of how they work.
Safety & Side effects
Side effects definitely don’t make a good lash growth serum, but you have to be aware of the small chance of experiencing them. You apply these serums very close to your eyes where the skin is very sensitive. Eyes become irritated easily so be sure to avoid any contact with your eyes. Apply a small amount first and check how your skin reacts to it. Gradually increase the amount you use over a few days or a week, up to the amount the manufacturer suggests you apply each day.
How long does a lash growth serum take to work
Surprisingly, Lash serum brands are quite honest about how long they take to work. The shortest time I’ve seen advertised is 4 weeks and you will often see it can take up to 2 months or more to see the full effect. Some brands even suggest 4 months as being the peak when you’ll know how the formula works for you. Be patient and most importantly, take a photograph every week so you can more easily spot any hair growth changes.
What happens when you stop using a lash serum
No lash growth serum offers permanent effects. Lash growth serums offer a temporary solution to help your lashes look thicker and fuller. After you stop applying the lash growth serum it will slowly stop having an effect. After a few weeks your lashes are likely to return to normal and you’ll have to wear lash extensions if you want longer lashes and don’t want to keep applying a serum.
Nulastin Review summary
After reviewing Nulastin products I found that Nulastin hair products are some of the best around. If you are committed to seeing long term change then you have to stick to using the lash and brow serums everyday. Nulastin use Keratin and elastin in their formulas. These are both naturally occurring ingredients that have an unproven reputation for boosting hair growth and protecting your hairs cells so that they can regenerate.
Some of Nulastin’s skin care products, especially the pearl collection, are priced much lower than the hair products and can be used to prepare your skin for applying brown and lash serums. The brands skin care products also make use of a range of natural ingredients but don’t use the elastatropin formula that is so effective in their hair care serums.
UV protection in the products can increase the natural moisture that is contained in your hair for longer, moisturising and protecting the cells to stop them drying out or becoming damaged in the sunlight. Nulastin are becoming more and more popular for their brow serum and Nulastin lash serum. Let us know what your experience is if you decide to try them out.