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How to keep your brows and lashes during chemo

We often get asked what are the best products for eyelashes and eyebrows during chemotherapy treatment and Talika Lipocils and Liposourcils are by far our most popular products.


How to keep your eyebrows and eyelashes during chemo with Talika growth serum

Talika is an innovative, French beauty company. In 1948, Danielle Roches, an ophthalmologic nurse in the Paris Hospitals, was treating burn victims from World War II. As Paris experienced a shortage of medicines, Danielle formulated a plant-based balm to treat injured people with burns to the eyes and she observed an unexpected side effect: in addition to healing her patients' burns, her herbal cream stimulated the growth of their eyelashes and eyebrows in a spectacular way.

Talika growth serums for eyelashes and eyebrows

There are 2 products that can help with eyelash and eyebrow growth:

  • Talika Lipocils for eyelashes

  • Talika Liposourcils for eyebrows

Although as you'll hear from our bloggers, they have tended to use one serum, either eyelash or eyebrow on both brows and lashes.

What is the difference between Talika Lipocils and Talika Lipocils Expert?

There is a standard Talika Lipocils eyelash growth serum and a Talika Lipocils Expert eyelash growth serum. Confusingly there is only a Talika Liposourcils Expert eyebrow densifying serum as the standard Talika Liposourcils eyebrow growth gel has been discontinued.

All products contain the same Talika Mythical Plant Complex (witch hazel, apple, nettle, horse chestnut, St. John's wort) which stimulates the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows, but the Expert products also contain:

  • Coleus forskohlii which stimulates the synthesis of melanin in the eyelash and eyebrow to intensify its natural pigmentation.

  • Peptide Expert which has an anti-aging effect. It improves the quality of the eyebrow bulb to strengthen the anchoring of the eyebrow and slow down its sagging and it improves the quality of the ciliary bulb to strengthen the anchoring of the eyelash and slow down its fall.

  • Silk proteins which coat the eyebrow and instantly sheath and curl the eyelash.

In short, the Talika Lipocils Expert and Liposourcils Expert contain a pigment enhancer which adds colour to your eyelashes or eyebrows - which Aubrey talks about in her video below. The Expert products are also more expensive than the standard Lipocils eyelash growth serum.

Eyebrow & eyelash care during chemotherapy

Laura who wrote the Finding Cyril blog recommends Talika Lipocils eyelash growth serum in her blog post titled Eyebrow & eyelash care during chemotherapy. Laura says that "so far I've had really good results with Lipocils, so I’m going to continue using it. I understand it is difficult to know whether the effectiveness will change over chemo (like with scalp cooling). However, trying these things helps me feel proactive and offers a feeing of control, in a situation where lots of things are out of my control."

I kept most of my eyebrows and eyelashes

Lucy also recommends Talika products in the blog she wrote for us Coming through breast cancer. Lucy tells us, "I kept most of my hair and my brows and lashes (I used Talika growth serum) which was a miracle".

Keep lashes and brows during chemotherapy with Talika eyebrow gel

Aubrey Jane aka cancerwithasmile also recommends Talika Liposourcils Expert Eyebrow growth serum. You can watch her video review of the product below. Aubrey tells us that she used Talika eyebrow gel throughout her chemotherapy treatment on both her eyebrows and eyelashes and she kept both her lashes and brows.


If you are going through chemotherapy treatment and are worried about losing your eyelashes or eyebrows, we sell Talika Lipocils Eyelash Growth Serum, Talika Lipocils Expert Eyelash Growth Serum and Talika Liposourcils Expert Eyebrow Densifying Serum as well as a range of other products to help you care for your eyelashes and eyebrows in the CancerPal MarketPlace.


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