Latisse: the eyelash grower that’s been on the market since the US FDA approved it in 2008. How do you use it? Is it safe for your eyes? And does it really work as an eyelash lengthener?
Latisse is actually a version of a glaucoma drug in eye drop form called bimatoprost (brand name Lumigan, manufacturer Allergan, Inc.), in use since FDA approval in 2001. During that period, eye doctors and their glaucoma patients noticed the hair growth side effect, with longer, lusher eyelashes appearing over time.
Famous names from Hollywood are associated with Latisse and its benefits: Brooke Shields and Claire Danes,, Christina Hendricks.