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After my lash serum post about the ingredients, I started thinking what else could these products have effects on. Animals. Adorable, innocent animals. Most product lines have stopped animal testing which is wonderful! But there are still some that do not…

One that does not is the well-known brand, Latisse.

All products have MSDS sheets for everyone to see. Here is a link to Latisse’s MSDS sheet: https://www.allergan.com/assets/pdf/latisse_pi.pdf

If you scroll to page 5 you will find the section Animal Data where you will read:

“In an embryofetal development rat study, abortion was observed in pregnant rats administered bimatoprost orally during organogenesis at 0.6 mg/kg/day (94 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC). The No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) for abortion was 0.3 mg/kg/day (estimated at 47
times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily based on AUC). No abnormalities were observed in rat fetuses at doses up to 0.6 mg/kg/day.

In an embryofetal development mouse study, abortion and early delivery were observed in pregnant mice administered bimatoprost orally during organogenesis at doses greater than or equal to 0.3 mg/kg/day (33 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC). The NOAEL for abortion and early delivery was 0.1
mg/kg/day (2.6 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC) . No abnormalities were observed in mouse fetuses at doses up to 0.6 mg/kg/day (72 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC).

In a pre/postnatal development study, treatment of pregnant rats with bimatoprost orally from gestation day 7 to lactation day 20 resulted in reduced gestation length, increased late resorptions, fetal deaths, and postnatal pup mortality, and reduced pup body weight at doses greater than or equal to 0.3 mg/kg/day. These effects were observed at exposures at least 41 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC. The NOAEL for postnatal development and mating performance of the offspring was 0.1 mg/kg/day (estimated at 14 times the human systemic exposure following topical ophthalmic administration of bimatoprost 0.03% to the cornea or conjunctival sac bilaterally once daily, based on AUC).”

Three different studies that,  in my opinion, was using too much bimatoprost on these poor animals. Every product has a MSDS sheet available to everyone. There is also much more information on the Latisse MSDS sheet so read through it and know before you use products what the ingredients used are, if and how they are doing animal testing and what the effects are.

It’s your body and you have every right to know these things. And if you are someone who only uses cruelty-free products make sure you really look for the correct information out there.

If you are currently using Latisse and want to switch to a healthy alternative, try Novalah Lash+doctor available online at Novalash.com or ask your local Novalash Lash Artist about getting this product! A hormone-free healthy way to help your lashes!

 

@colorpinscurls

5 thoughts on “ATTENTION Animal Lovers

  1. this article is awesome, I for one had no idea they still tested on animals! Argh! what is this, the 1700’s???
    I’m definitely going to push the Lash Doctor with all my heart!

    Brigitte <3

    1. And to give them such high strengths that it’s multiple times more than they would use with humans. Makes me want to save all those poor animals!

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