Because of the tremendous, unwavering popularity of the cosmetics industry, many fledgling companies are jumping into the bandwagon in the hopes of becoming the next Avon, L’Oreal, and other cosmetics giants. Pumkinhouse Gossip which recently launched on Amazon is no exception, and this manufacturer wants you to check out their Mascara Hair Booster for eyelash and eyebrow growth.
What is Pumkinhouse Gossip’s Mascara Hair Booster
According to the product introduction, Mascara Hair Booster helps in growing longer lashes as well as increase the moisture and nourishment to both the eyelashes and eyebrows.
Unfortunately, Pumkinhouse Gossip violates several rules that I have with regards to new product introductions.
First and foremost among them is that it does not provide an ingredients list. The Amazon page only mentions Mulberry Root Extract, which provides moisture and to the lashes and eyebrows. I had to find the ingredients on another site which is completely in Thai.
As expected though, there are more chemical compounds than natural extracts in Mascara Hair Booster.
Definitely NO prostaglandins or parabens!
The chemical ingredients are 1,5-Pentanediol, Allantoin, Biotioyl Tripeptide-1, Citric Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sericin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium Edta, and Water(AQUA). There are only two botanicals, namely Morus Alba Root Extract and Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract.
Secondly, the product does not even come with application instructions. It only says to use every day in the morning and before going to bed. For the sake of everyone safety and eye health, here are MY instructions.
Since Mascara Hair Booster is a new product, perform a skin sensitivity test first. If you develop redness or itchiness on the spot of application, DO NOT use the product on your eyelashes. If no signs of irritation develop, you can proceed with the application. Wash and dry your face and eye area thoroughly.
Apply only a small amount of the product to your upper eyelashes. Do not apply to your lower lashes as the serum might get into your eyes and cause irritation. In case stinging or burning sensations develop, immediately wash out your eyes with warm water and do not use the product anymore.
Because there are no reviews about the product, I decided to order it for myself, although it is a bit pricey.
Although I was very careful with the application, the product still stung my eyes the first few times that I swiped it to my eyelash roots. Instead of the usual 2 weeks, I decided to observe any changes within a 1 month period, the maximum for most slow acting eyelash growth products.
It was on the second week that I was only able to notice that my eyelashes seemed healthier and thicker than usual. However, the bald spots in between the lash patches don’t show any new strands growing.
By the end of a month, my lashes were healthier, darker and glossier, but I have not seen any changes in length.
For me, Mascara Hair Booster is simply an eyelash conditioner. Hopefully, another brave soul will purchase it and try it out so we can find out what effects it will have.