Here it is in all of its chic French glory: the Talika Lipcils Expert. This lash serum has been around for a long time. It was originally introduced in 1948. Since then, researchers have optimized the formula by encapsulating its plant extracts, which include witch hazel, apple, nettle, horse chestnut, and St. John’s wort, in liposomes to increase their penetration.
The brand lists a few other ingredients along with the plant extracts. There are peptides to reinforce the root of the lashes and slow loss. There are silk proteins to “sheath” the lashes and encourage them to curl. And there is coleus forskohlii, a tropical plant extract that the brand says can boost the natural pigmentation of the lashes by spurring melanin production.
The brand offers the same formula in a limited-edition tube to celebrate its 70-year history. This is the one I have, and I must say, it has a nice vintage-inspired look. I don’t mind displaying it on the tray on my vanity.
I’ve also been using the brand’s brow serum to accompany the lash serum, and I’ve seen similar results there. I expected as much, seeing as they have the exact same formula, but still, I’m happy to report that my brows look healthy, dense, and refined.
Swiping on the brow and lash serums have become an integral part of my morning and nighttime routines, and it will remain that way until this 28-day cycle is up. After that, I’ll wait three months before reaching for them again. What can I say? The results don’t lie.