FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our unique formulations contain patented DNA proteins with five biologically active ingredients. We use a cruelty-free form of a real elastin protein in a complex chain of 600 amino acids. Our flagship ingredient, Elastatropin® is the precursor to human elastin, a protein that restores elastic properties to the skin and nurtures cells that produce hair follicles. By combining this patented protein with Keracyte® (keratin), your hair follicles are energized, allowing them to naturally increase their rate of production, demonstrably invigorating the eyelash and eyebrow growth cycle.
The rejuvenating SKIN collection is a proprietary formula that also contains ProliSel®, a unique antioxidant that delays the look of aging by protecting against oxidation and damage caused by free-radicals, visibly reducing dark spots and helping to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. Support in scientific literature shows that Prolisel®, in concert with Elastatropin®, has synergistic effects on skin cells to positively influence wound healing, skin health, structure and integrity. The scientific formulas were originally developed as a treatment for wound healing and tissue regeneration by our co-founder and formulator, microbiologist Dr. Burt Ensley.
Products are great for men and women, all skin types, all ethnicities.
PREGNANT & NURSING WOMEN: We recommend that a woman who is pregnant or nursing consult with her doctor about her current products and/or the use of NULASTIN to her FaceCare routine. Please use the ingredient list to inform the doctor.
TEENAGE CHILDREN: We recommend that you discuss the use of NULASTIN LASH & BROW by persons under 18 years old with a doctor.
There are approximately 100-300 top lashes and 60-80 lashes on the bottom. Just like the hair on your head, your lashes fall out naturally and grow back naturally. If you suffer from a disorder, are undergoing chemotherapy, have hormonal conditions or are experiencing elastin and keratin (matrix protein) damage, your normal growth cycle may be jeopardized. When elastin and other matrix proteins surrounding and supporting the hair follicles are damaged, the number of cells that produce hair break-down. This causes the follicles to become smaller. Hair loses its color and the shaft becomes thin and fragile. We recommend a healthy diet, lifestyle and skin regimen as a first step. It is important to maintain the health and vitality of your skin and hair with NULASTIN. It’s much easier to keep the hair you have than it is to regrow the hair you’ve lost. NULASTIN invigorates, fortifies and nurtures your follicles.
- The first stage (anagen) is when your hair grows a little every day (30-45 days).
- The second stage (catagen) is the transition or regression phase when your hair follicles shrink, allowing the strands (bulb) to extend towards the surface (2-3 weeks).
- Third stage (telogen) is a resting phase. Your hair bulb is inactive and the hairs eventually fall out (+/- 100 days).
- Fourth stage (late telogen) is reassembly. This is where new follicles are formed. Think of it as the re-awakening process before the lashes start back into a growth phase.
This is a great question, since there is a misconception about prostaglandins used as an ingredient in other brands. We researched a variety of articles from leading plastic surgeons, dermatologists and ophthalmologists. They have never seen a change in eye color. In all the clinical trials for FDA cleared Latisse, no cases were ever reported for their product when used as an eyelash enhancer. In extremely rare instances, eye color variation was noted when the active prostaglandin was used as a glaucoma medication and applied directly to the cornea. In lieu of the prostaglandin in question, NULASTIN uses five active ingredients to deliver results.
NULASTIN uses naturally derived, naturally sourced ingredients. All formulas are paraben-free, top allergen-free, clinically evaluated, and proven safe. No adverse effects were reported on the SKIN or LASH clinical evaluations.
The lash & brow product should not cause discomfort. They are topical applications. To avoid tingling, itchiness or redness for those with sensitive eyes, we recommend using a conservative amount of serum. For eyelashes, apply the serum on the upper eyelids only, once per day in the morning (and not at night before bed), as the eyes seem to respond better, until your skin acclimates. Sensitivity symptoms typically disappear after 3-5 days.
If you experience an adverse reaction, please stop using the product immediately. Depending on your individual experience, it may be possible to stop using the serum(s) for a week or so until the skin calms down, and then reintroducing the serum. If you introduce the serum(s) slowly and still find them to be bothersome, then, sadly you may not be a candidate for our follicle fortifying formula.
Individual sensitivities to cosmetic ingredients are a fact of life. According to the “Allergic Living” database, it is a common myth that allergic reactions automatically become worse with each exposure. However, the severity of future reactions is unpredictable. It could be the same, less or more severe. It is important to talk to your doctor about how to avoid allergen(s).
We are committed to fresh, small-batch production. How is this important? Think of our NULASTIN formulas as influencing living tissue: THRIVING. Bio-Active ingredients have a shelf life, which is why we recommend using NULASTIN within 9 months for maximum effectiveness, guaranteeing freshness. Keep the products in your refrigerator or store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Do not freeze the products.
Active Ingredients for the LASH & BROW serum and their role in the hair growth cycle:
Elastatropin® – Active Ingredient (Exclusive to NULASTIN) Addresses the ANAGEN and LATE TELOGEN STAGE OF HAIR GROWTH. Delivers elastin to the matrix of the skin, nourishing the cells that produce hair follicles. Invigorates hair growth function. Conditions and protects the hair follicle. Supports the reawaking of healthy stem cells.
All NULASTIN products are designed for ease-of-use and can be applied under makeup with little to no wait time. For best results use twice daily to clean dry eyes and/or skin.
NULASTIN LASH is highly recommended for individuals with eyelash extensions. Lash extensions wreck havoc on your natural lashes. We have found that daily application of our follicle fortifying serum helps maintain the integrity of your real eyelashes.
Each LASH and BROW tube contains 3 mL of concentrated serum. This is comparable with the industry standard size (Latisse 3mL, Lilash 2mL, LashFood 3mL, RevitaLash 4mL, VegaLash 4mL, R&F LashBoost 5mL @ $150.00). Many of these popular brands use bigger external packaging that makes the product feel and look heavier. We at NULASTIN opted to use small, lightweight containers so they are easy to travel with, fit anywhere and have a no-nonsense approach. It is important for us to spend more money on the patented, powerful, active ingredients inside the container than on the packaging. The goal is to give you, the customer the highest quality product on the market. Visual appeal is important to us. Just know that we won’t upgrade packaging at the expense of what’s inside. Likewise, we reject the idea of having customers absorb a price increase for a capricious designer look.
The 3 mL LASH tube should last 4-6 weeks when used twice daily, morning and evening and the 3 mL BROW tube, when used twice daily will last approximately 4 weeks (longer for some users depending on application style). Once you achieve your ideal look, you can back off the application to once per day, whereby the product will last much longer. When you want to accelerate the results again, just up the frequency to twice daily. Never use the LASH or BROW serum more than 2x per day. The formula is maximized for potency at the recommended dose. More is not better.
Use the applicator (eyeliner-style) brush, apply a thin line of the serum to the base of the upper eyelashes starting from the inner to the outer corner of the eye.
Use the applicator (spoolie-style) brush, stroke the serum onto the eyebrows (or sideburns, beards and goatees) using a short vigorous motion directly on the hair follicle and/or the skin where hair growth is desired.
- U.S. PATENT NO. 5,726,040 “Cosmetic Compositions”
- U.S. PATENT NO. 6,451,326 “Cosmetic Compositions”
- U.S. PATENT NO. 6,572,845 “Recombinant Hair Treatment”
- U.S. PATENT NO. 6,808,707 “Tropoelastin”
- U.S. PATENT NO. 9,114,128 “Tropoelastin and uses thereof”
- U.S. PATENT PENDING NO. 20110158924 “Photo-Protective Dermatological Formulations
The human body stops producing structural proteins such as elastin at puberty. What you have at about the age of 12 is intended to last a lifetime. Stress, sun exposure, tobacco, weight changes, harsh weather conditions and aging accelerate the loss of elastin. With hormonal changes at about age 35, the negative effects reveal themselves with increased scarring, sagging skin, blotchy, dry, dull skin and hair; sparse lashes and brows, and an inability to regenerate certain tissues and organs.
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