Promising a 40% increase in the length of the eyelashes, the MD Lash Factor was a product we wanted to investigate. Designed by a physician and promising noticeable results in around 4 weeks, it seemed like something we would find very interesting, and so we began to look around the Internet for details about the ingredients and any consumer reports.
How MD Lash Factor Works and Ingredients
Created by Dr. Susan Lin of MD Laser and Cosmetics, the MD Lash Factor product is meant to be a solution for people who use mascara and eye makeup remover on a regular basis. These products tend to damage the lashes and lead to thinning and even eyelash loss. The product uses the traditional liquid eyeliner type of application on the upper and lower eyelids, and is best when used in the evenings during the hours of sleep. It is also indicated as a good treatment for eyebrows too. Interestingly enough, the protein complex used as the main ingredient is derived from milk, with a secondary ingredient (a powerful conditioner) derived from mushrooms!
Though we found professional and user reviews indicating that the condition of eyelashes did improve while using this product, we also noted a lot of comments about irritation and lack of actual lash growth. Upon further inspection we saw that the manufacturer’s website actually features a disclaimer indicating that hair growth is not treated with the MD Lash Factor product.
A sample review of MD Lash Factor we found:
“My lashes are shinier, but not thicker or any longer even though I’ve used the entire bottle. It also made my eyes itchy for the first week or so of use.”
Where to Buy MD Lash Factor
At $140 per bottle, we think that this product is a bit pricey. It can be found online and in physicians’ offices, and the manufacturer makes it available directly through their site too. There are some pharmacies and drugstores where this product can be found, and while this can save on shipping fees, we did not find any retailers offering it for less than the price extended by the maker. There is a refund policy, but there is no guarantee.
Though marketed as an alternative to prescription formulas, we don’t recommend MD Lash Factor. It is too pricey, doesn’t have positive feedback, and doesn’t even claim to improve or promote the growth necessary for fuller and longer lashes.