THE LASH GROWTH CYCLE + WHY SOME ARE FASTER THAN OTHERS
Eyelashes go through three distinct phases in their growth cycle. An active phase, a transition phase and a resting phase. The cycle can take anywhere from four to eleven months to complete.
If you are interested in learning how the phases work, when and what role our eyelash serum plays and how your result time can change depending on where you are in your cycle when you start your serum, please read on.
ANAGEN (ACTIVEGROWTH) PHASE
About 35-40% of the upper lashes and 15% of lower lashes will be in the growth phase at one time. The growth phase lasts between 4 to 10 weeks, where lashes will grow up to .14 mm per day. The longer we can keep our eyelashes in this phase we will increase the growth rate of our eyelashes. AGENCY Skin serum works to extend this phase to so lashes can continue to grow, longer!
Please realise however, only 40% of your lashes may be in this phase at one time so when you start to use the serum most likely you will notice increased length/new lashes on a portion of your lashes. 60% of your lashes are cycling through the other two phases.
CATAGEN (TRANSISTION) PHASE
In this phase, the hair follicle shrinks and is removed from blood supply halting in growth of the eyelash. The lash will maintain the length achieved from the Anagen phase lasting for two to three weeks. Unfortunately if an eyelash naturally falls out during this stage that follicle stays empty through this current phase and the Telegon phase of shedding. AGENCY Skin serum works at this stage to keep lashes strong and healthy so that they do not leave obvious gaps in the beautiful lash line we want to create. Lashes remain supple, extremely nourished and strong. We aim to ensure that you have many more lashes in place at any one time creating the highly desired result of beautiful full lashes.
TELOGEN (RESTING AND SHEDDING) PHASE
Lashes are now dormant and resting while new baby hairs are growing inside the follicle and your old lash sheds by itself naturally. When the eyelash falls out your new eyelash re-enters the growth phase. 50% of eyelashes will be in this phase at one time. Through the addition of powerful peptides AGENCY Skin serum aims to speed up the phase so lashes can enter the growth phase sooner.
A best case scenario for fastest results would look like the serum was started when 40% of your lashes are finishing Anagen (growth), and 50% of your lashes are just completing the Telogen (resting) phase . In this case, the serum would extend the growth phase for that 40% and rush the other 50% back into Anagen phase again. However in reverse, there would be a 4-8 week lag before those lashes returned to the growth phase again. That is why many people notice fullness before length, particularly because our serum helps to prevent premature or unnatural fallout meaning you will have more lashes overall. If you keep in mind it can take up to 8 weeks to fully replace an eyelash, so if 50% of your lashes are starting Telogen when you begin using our serum, it can take that long see added length in those lashes. That is why our wonderful beauty reviewers agree to the long journey ahead as it is easy to give up when you do not see an immediate result. Be patient, the pay off is so worth it!