New: Biotherm BIOCILS Lash Optimizer

Biotherm BIOCILS LASH OPTIMIZER, 125ml, CAD$31.00
Biotherm BIOCILS LASH OPTIMIZER, 125ml, CAD$31.00

Ever since Rapid Lash, the beauty industry had been inundated with lash regenerating/condition/strengthening mascaras and treatment products. The latest product is a little different – it is the first makeup remover that promises to do the same thing your Lancome Definicil Precious Cells does – except it will stimulate the growth of your lashes while you are removing eye makeup. An ingenious concept, eh?

How it works:

Biphasic eye makeup remover with 2 actions:
– High performance makup removal with state of the art oil based technology to remove even stubborn makeup
– Limit lash loss related to makeup removal and eye rubbing

Visible lash care benefits include less lashes lost during makeup removal, increased lash density and increased lash thickness.

The Ingredients:

Ferticil Complex:

Madecassoside – To regenerate lash production by stimulating collagen production
L-arginine – To nourish and repair damaged lashes, creating softer, more beautfiul ones
Citric Acid – Stimulate cellular regeneration

If this does work, it is a pretty useful product; if it doesn’t, at least it is still a makeup remover.

Not bad, not bad indeed.

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11 comments on New: Biotherm BIOCILS Lash Optimizer

  1. Tracy
    September 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi,

    Have you tried any of the eyelash growth products on the market? Ever since I noticed a gap in my lower eyelashes I’ve been paying more attention to how many eyelashes I lose a day….about 5-6 (is that normal?). I’ve stopped using mascara for now and try to be more gentle when putting on eyeliner and removing makeup. I’ve heard Vaseline is a cheaper alternative but so far after using it a week I see no improvement.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    • Joseibi
      September 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm (7 years ago)

      Dear Tracy,

      My eyes are super sensitive and reacted to Rapid Lash (had to return it – it stings my eyes), so for now i haven’t had the courage to try another. 5-6 lashes are quite a bit per day!( Eye lashes usually fall out and regrow every 3 months. You typically lose 2-3 eyelashes a day and 750 in a year.) I would suggest using a very effective eye makeup remover such as Lancome’s Bifacil. It melts even the stubborn waterproof eye makeup. Otherwise if you have to rub a lot to remove eye makeup, you will lose a lot of lashes, and that rubbing motion will cause damage to the delicate tissue around the eyes.

      Vaseline can’t remove some of the waterproof makeup. The problem with vaseline is how greasy it is (and it is petroleum based), you will end up using something to remove the oily residue, which is another extra step. I would say I lose almost no lashes when I use Bifacil (or Avene’s gentle eye makeup remover for non-waterproof mascara), occasionally one or two on a bad day. There are some similar formulas to Bifacil – most of those two-phase eye makeup removers can do the same job but they will have to be very gentle. Avene’s is very mild and has the similar pH level as human tears, so it’s a very mild product, but it won’t remove DiorShow waterproof mascara.

      If you are using a mascara and it is drying (waterproof formulas are usually drying), it can cause the lashes to become more brittle and prone to breakage/fallout. Unless you are going swimming or intend to cry, waterproof mascaras aren’t for everyday use for that reason. Makeup removal can be another cause – rubbing too hard will do that, and of course there are medical conditions that can cause lash fallout too. If you can rule it out that will be great! For now, I think if you don’t have a very effective and gentle eye makeup remover, it’s time to get one. The right eye makeup remover shouldn’t sting or burn your eyes, and you should not have to rub. For example, if you use Bifacil, you use with a cotton pad and press on your eyes for a few seconds and it loosens the makeup enough to gentle wipe off, without any rubbing.

  2. Tracy
    September 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you Joseibi! I’ve tried Lancome BiFacil dual phase eye makeup remover but unfortunately the oil content bothers my eyes. I can only use an oil-free eye makeup remover (currently using Estee Lauder’s). It works okay for me since I don’t wear any waterproof makeup, but still requires several wipes to get everything off. I use a Q-tip and gently dab along my eyelines to avoid any rubbing.

    I don’t wear any waterproof mascara but I found even regular mascara dries out my eyelashes if I have it on for too long. I notice I lost more eyelashes than usual when removing makeup on the days I got home late so I attributed that to mascara. Perhaps I need to replace my mascara more often like every month? I’m currently using CoverGirls Fusion that I bought a little more than a month ago. Or maybe I should try department store brands and see if they’re better (I remember you gave high praises to Lancome mascaras so I’ll check them out as well as Avene’s eye makeup remover).

    And sorry for the confusion on the Vaseline comment. I read on a website that Vaseline helps eyelashes grow and I’ve been applying it on the area where the gap is and so far no change. I’ll continue it and hope for a miracle!

    And thank you for sharing your experience with Rapid Lash. I have sensitive eyes too so those eyelash serums probably won’t be good for me. Someone said a good eyelash curler is important too. I’m going to get Shiseido’s and hope all the efforts I’m putting in won’t be in vain!

    • Joseibi
      September 24, 2010 at 9:54 am (7 years ago)

      Hey Tracy,

      You are very welcome!!! I would definitely recommend Avene’s Eye Makeup Remover. You need to press the cotton pad (saturated with the remover) for 5+ seconds before wiping, then you don’t need to rub. It’s pH balanced so hopefully it won’t irritate your eyes.

      Some mascaras are very drying. It’s hard to say which ones but usually the culprits are the waterproof formulas. I also find that as long as you have a good mascara base (you may want to invest in one – it will condition your lashes) it doesn’t matter too much what mascara you put on over it. Lancome’s Cils Booster XL is a good one – Shiseido has one too. Some drugstore mascaras are pretty good (Maybelline and CoverGirl have some good products, as does Loreal) too, although I am a devoted fan of Lancome’s.

      Vaseline won’t help eyelashes grow – at best it will condition your lashes but because it’s so greasy, it can be dangerous because it will inevitably get into your eyes when you sleep. DHC has a lash serum but there is no proof it will help lashes grow – it is more for conditioning the lashes than anything.

      Anyway, hope the Avene eye makeup remover works for you! A good eyelash curler certainly helps too. The Shiseido or Shu Uemura ones are both good, especially for Asians!

  3. Tracy
    September 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm (7 years ago)

    I think I should definitely try using a cotton pad to lift off my eye makeup, it’s probably more gentler than using a q-tip. I was skeptical about Vaseline too, but I gave it a try anyway since I was desperate. I don’t put on a crazy amount, just a bit where the gap is. I’ve heard L’oreal’s eyelash boosting serum helps eyelash growth, but there may be side effects just like other grower products.

    I’ve never used a mascara base. Does it make your mascara go on clumpy since you’re adding an extra layer? I will add it to my buy list regardless…you won’t know it until you try. And a serum that conditions may be a good idea too…something that can strengthen the eyelashes and make them healthier so they’ll be less prone to fall out. Perhaps I should start moisturizing my eyelashes too when I put on my eye cream?

    Thanks for all the products recommended. I’m hoping to prevent further damage with these new routines although I’m sad to report that I’ve lost 2 eyelashes this morning. 🙁 My heart sinks now every time I see one comes off. I guess I have a long road ahead of me.

    • Joseibi
      September 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Tracy,

      cotton pads work well for me, and also, a good mascara base shouldn’t make your mascara go on clumpy. It extends the wear of your mascara too – like a primer, it grabs onto the mascara and makes it less likely to smudge or smear. The Lancome one is pretty good!

      There is no real proof that conditioning the lashes will make them better, although precautions should be made because you don’t want anything to get into your eyes.

      Oh I feel bad for your lashes! I lose maybe one per eye per day (I have allergies and sometimes I rub my eyes against my better judgment), rarely do I lose them during eye makeup removal though. I hope the cotton pad will work better for you!

  4. Beautiful Canvas
    October 22, 2010 at 11:10 am (6 years ago)


    Have you consider going to the doctor and make sure there are no eyes infection (the kind of irritation that doesn’t cause pain?)?

    Also you may not be getting enough vitamin? I was loosing a lot of hair at one point…and some eyelashes too. I started taking Hair, Skin, & Nail dietary supplement, I used GNC and it helps a lot. No more abnormal fallen hair or lashes. Also, I tried Kose Softymo eye remover and that is very gentle, oil-free. It won’t remove any heavy makeup but on the other hand, it’s also very gentle. Will post a review on my blog later so you can check it out.

  5. Tracy
    October 25, 2010 at 11:44 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Beautiful Canvas,

    Thanks for the message. I don’t think I have any health issue (at least I hope not!). I always thought hair/eyelash loss was a natural process and didn’t give too much thought of it until I saw a gap in my lower eyelashes and gasped! I just wish my eyelashes could grow back as fast as my hair. But I’ll check with my doctor next time just to make sure everything is ok.

    I think overall my situation has gotten slightly better. I still lose a few eyelashes a day, like 3-4? I’m glad to have started using cotton pads for my eye makeup removal (Thanks Joseibi!). Because of cotton pads I could use Lancome Bi Facil again. The oil content used to get into my eyes because I had been only using cotton swabs. So now I start with a cotton pad and a dual phase makeup remover first to get rid of majority of my eye makeup; and then a Q-tip with an oil free makeup remover to wipe away the excess oil and the rest of my makeup. It works well even though I have to use two different products.

    I’m still not using mascara because I think it’s the biggest culprit for drying out my eyelashes. I hope a mascara primer will solve this problem. And thanks for letting me know about GNC’s supplement. Are you taking the Women’s Hair, Skin & Nail Formula? I saw Kose Sofymo deep cleansing oil for face in Mitsuwa Marketplace last time. I’ll see if they have the eye makeup remover next time I go.

  6. Beautiful Canvas
    October 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm (6 years ago)

    @ Tracy. Yes, I was taking the GNC Supplement. I switched to another brand to test and see if it’s better but I didn’t like it. So, will be switching back to GNC once I am done with this bottle.

  7. Julie
    October 29, 2010 at 3:19 am (6 years ago)

    I used this eyelash growth nutrition stuff from sallys beauty products. It grew my lashes back in a mateter if days. Great stuff when I lost my lashes. It comes in a black tube (almost looks like mascara but the brush is more like a paint brush rather than a mascara brush. Sry. I don’t kno the name. Hope it helps u tho.

    • Joseibi
      October 29, 2010 at 9:39 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Julie! Is it Sally Hansen? Do you mind sharing how much it costs? If it can help regrow the lashes in days, that would be great for a lot of us! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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