I will tell you the one thing that I don’t like about some eyelash product manufacturers.
They would repackage a product that doesn’t work, give it a new name and pass it off as something new.
I highly suspect that this is the case with Rimmel London Lash Accelerator, which was previously known as Rimmel Lash Accelerator.
Or Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara. Yes, it’s very confusing.
What is Rimmel London Lash Accelerator?
Rimmel London Lash Accelerator claims that it contains a patented grow lash complex that supports the natural growth of your eyelashes and eyebrows. You use it like you would your regular mascara.
After washing your face and removing your makeup in the evening, apply the product to both your upper and lower eyelashes using the supplied wand. Use the brush at the end of the wand to apply it directly to your eyebrows.
There is no mention on when you can expect to see any changes in your eyelashes and eyebrows, so I’m not particularly hopeful.
Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Ingredients
There is only one natural ingredient in the product and that’s Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Leaf Extract, which is an antioxidant.
There are two peptides, namely Myristoyl Pentapeptide 17 and Biotinoyl Tripeptide 1.
Rounding up the list of ingredients are synthetic compounds with conditioning, preserving and antioxidant properties, namely
- Water (Aqua),
- Pentylene Glycol,
- Butylene Glycol,
- Disodium EDTA,
- PPG 26 Buteth 26,
- PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
- Arginine, Caffeine,
- Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate,
- Apigenin, Biotin,
- Hydrolyzed Keratin,
- Sodium Hyaluronate,
- Oleanic Acid,
- Sodium Sulfate,
- Potassium Sorbate, and
- Sodium Benzoate.
I noticed that my eyes were still red with irritation and the areas around my eyes where the product got into contact were also swollen.
One of the promises that the manufacturer made is that the product will cause no discomfort upon application. I really should not trust such promises.
You see, I applied the product as directed in the instructions. The problem was the product was so messy to apply. It has a runny consistency making application very difficult.
Some of it got into my eyes and it stung very badly. Despite having washed the product out of my eyes completely, the next morning,
It turns out that I wasn’t the only one who experienced such a strong negative reaction. There were some reviewers on Amazon who also claimed the same. I decided to stop using the product altogether.
The Final review..
However, for the sake of scientific research, and the fact that she hated my wasting money on the product (even if it cost between $6.62 and $9.99), my sister decided to use the product in my place.
Unlike stupid ole me, she first performed a skin test. When the skin test came out negative, she proceeded to apply Rimmel London Lash Accelerator.
While we both observed some strengthening and thickening in her eyelashes, it was not as big an improvement compared to the other eyelash products she and I had tried in the past.
We both agreed that, same as its predecessor, Rimmel London Lash Accelerator is still a dud.
If you are planning to try out Rimmel London Lash Accelerator, do a skin test first. We don’t want you suffering from an eye irritation.