[ Review ] Talika Lipocils Expert & Eyelash Conditioning Cream

Happy Monday Sunshines! Today I wanted to review two products from Talika; an eyelash growth and pigmentation gel and a lash conditioner gel. Talika has been around for decades and is a French skincare brand that focuses mainly on eye products, but also skincare, body care and beauty devices.


 
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TALIKA EYELASH CONDITIONING CREAM

 

Size /  Price : 

3.6 ML / 0.12 fl. oz. –

US$ 30 on Amazon / GBP 21 on Talika UK Website / HKD 268.82 on Skinstore Website

 

Claims:

“For thicker, fuller lashes, Talika brings you their luxurious Eyelash Conditioning Cream. This hydrating formula softens lashes while encouraging follicle growth for longer, more dramatic lashes. While lengthening, the healing properties in this formula protect and restore lashes damaged by frequent mascara application.”

 

 

 

TALIKA LIPOCILS EXPERT

 

Size /  Price : 

10 ML / 0.3 fl. oz. –

US$ 57 on Amazon / GBP 36 on Talika UK Website / HKD 390 on Talika HK Website

 

Claims:

"Stimulates eyelash growth
Improves the eyelash strength and length.
Helps reducing damage caused by UV rays and protects against sun radiation.
Darkens eyelashes.
Improves the shine and increases the curling effect.
Eyelash protection.
Lash curliness: +50 %
Lash strength: +50 % "

 


 

SIZE and price

Again this product is up there in price and you seriously get a miniscule amount, but a little does go a long way and can keep you going for months.
 

SIZE and price

The price is definitely up there for what you get, but when I compared to other lash growers that can be found on Sephora, it is one of the cheapest. Though, there are drugstore lash growers out there as well in case you are on a budget.

 

PACKAGING

The product is packaged in a very small plastic jar with a cute design. The product is quite hard to get out, so I find that scooping it out with a Q-tip is the best way.  

PACKAGING

The product is packaged similarly to a typical mascara tube and wand, but with a cushioned tip, which makes it very easy for application.   

 

 

Application and texture

"Morning & night, as a 28-day treatment, repeated every three months.
Apply to the base of the lashes."

 


When doing some research on this product, I found that many people had difficulties applying this product since it does come in a jar without any applicator.

The texture in the jar is solid but when warmed up it has little granules and becomes an oil.

Hence, the best way for me to apply this product is to scoop out the tiniest amount with a Q-tip and warm it up with my fingers on the back of my hand and once slightly melted, I’ll apply it to the roots of my lashes and eyebrows in the evenings as part of my night time skincare routine.

I must admit that I don’t use this every single night after the first month but mainly on days when I wear a lot of (waterproof) mascara or eye makeup.  

Application and texture

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"Morning & night, as a 28-day treatment, repeated every three months.
Apply to the base of the lashes using the foam tip, then along the entire length of the lashes, from the roots to the ends."

 

The applicator on this really nice as it comes with the sponge tip allowing for easy application to the roots of the lashes. I do find that especially in the first month too much of the product is dispensed and when applied directly to the base of your lashes it can cause irritation. Hence, if you try this, make sure to wipe away some of the excess.

I’ve been using this for the first few months only on my lashes in the morning but recently also applied this to my eyebrows as part of my morning skincare routine. 

 

 

 

result

After using this product for over a year, I find that it didn’t necessarily give me longer lashes. Though, it does truly help to condition and “sooth” my lashes. I notice the difference especially when I use waterproof mascara on my eyes and when removing the mascara, my lashes can at times feel a bit stiff still or even irritated. This cream helps prevent the irritation and makes my lashes soft again.

result

I haven’t noticed a big a difference on my eyelashes, but I don’t really have sparse and short lashes so it is quite hard to tell. I did notice a big difference in my eyebrows though, as they started to grow a lot faster and became more pigmented over time. I also noticed that my lashes started to fall out less, especially when I’m removing mascara.

 

 

 FORMULA

The formula is paraben free, dermatologically tested and contains their special concoction of witch hazel, apple, nettle, horse chestnut amongst other natural ingredients that stimulates hair growth. 
 

Ingredients

 Nettle, Horse Chestnut, Allantoin, Soy Lecithin, Witch Hazel, Apple Extract, Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Lamium Album, Chamomilla Reticuta, Arnica Montana, Pyrus Malus, Betula Alba, Aesculus Hippocastanum, Hypericumperforatum.

 

 

 

FORMULA

The formula contains 96% of the ingredients of natural origin, is paraben free and dermatologically tested. Protects lashes from UV damage.

  

 Ingredients

 Aqua (water), Glycerin, Carbomer, Lactic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Methyparaben, Allantoin, Hydrolized Silk, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, , Butylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Coleus Forskohhi Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Dextran, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1.

 

SUITABLE FOR ...

 Those wearing a lot of mascara or have naturally stiff lashes

 

THE CONCLUDING PROS AND CONS

Pros

-   Conditions lashes
-   Less irritation on eyes after mascara removal
-   Formula

 

Cons

-   Application
-   Quantity vs Price
-   Packaging

SUITABLE FOR ...

 Those with sparse lashes and  looking to darken eyelashes / eyebrows

 

THE CONCLUDING PROS AND CONS

Pros

-       Applicator
-       Darkens and improves hair growth  
-       Protects lashes from sun damage

 

Cons

-       Price
-       Too much product dispensed in the beginning months
-       No curling effect on eyelashes   

 

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS

 
Left with Lipocils Expert, Right without. 

Left with Lipocils Expert, Right without. 

 

I would recommend both products if you have concerns with lashes falling out or looking for a serum that protects and enhances your lashes, especially if you have sparse lashes and are looking for a “treatment”. My lashes have a slightly a natural curl to them and this didn’t do much for the curl so if you’re looking for a lash serum that specifically curls then this may not be the item for you.

These products are expensive and I’m sure that there are cheaper alternatives out there, but I haven’t tried any so I wouldn’t be able to compare it with them. Though I do like this product, I wouldn’t necessarily run out to buy another one if it finishes as I’m quite content with my lashes and find that this a more of a luxury item that isn’t necessary if you have good lashes to begin with.