People are going crazy over a $10 oil on Amazon that they claim is the ultimate multi-tasking beauty product, helping to do everything from stimulating hair and eyelash growth to reducing acne.
The budget-friendly Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil by Kate Blanc Cosmetics has caused quite the stir on the shopping site, with more than 3,800 shoppers leaving reviews in which they praise the product for solving a myriad of beauty woes.
Thus far, the oil - which is actually only marketed to help boost lash and eyebrow hair growth - has racked up a near-perfect score on the site, with almost every reviewer giving it a full five stars, noting that its many practical uses far outweigh the things that it is marketed to do.
Almost everyone who has used the castor oil loves how it nourishes hair to make lashes look healthier and longer, and make brows thicker.
But other Amazon shoppers started using the 100% pure oil on their skin and saw how it soothes dry skin, treats wrinkles to prevent aging, and reduces acne, blemishes and scars.
A lot of people have used the castor oil to repair after wearing lash extensions that ruined their natural lashes.
'I've had noticeable new growth and my lashes seem thicker too,' one shopper wrote. 'I love my eyelashes now!'
Just about everyone on Amazon shared that they use the castor oil every night. Some have seen results in just a few weeks.
'I had almost no lashes when I started using this product a month ago, and now, I have been accused of using false eyelashes!' someone wrote.
The reviews are the same on eyebrows, too.
'Within one week I noticed the hair was actually a darker brown and filled in on some areas,' a reviewer wrote about their brows.
Kate Blanc’s castor oil is organically grown, cold pressed and made without any added preservatives. It comes in an amber glass bottle to protect from UV light.
It comes with both a lash applicator brush and a glass dropper so it can easily be used for lashes, brows and skin.
The brand suggests applying less than a drop on lashes nightly at bedtime to promote growth - some people have even seen results from this in under two weeks.
The product has actually been a little-known beauty secret for thousands of years - legend has it that Cleopatra used castor oil to brighten her skin and eyes.
The ingredient is a natural oil that comes from vegetables. It’s naturally moisturizing and strengthening to hair, and functions best as a conditioner.
Because it is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E and Omega 6 and 9 and is antibacterial, castor oil is naturally responsible for promoting healthy hair and skin.
Unlike lash serums which can be made with harsh chemicals, organic castor oil is a natural treatment that helps grow longer, thicker hair and treats dry, brittle hair.
It works by restoring your skin's natural moisture balance. So when it nourishes the scalp and roots of eyelash and eyebrow hair, it actually strengthens the area, allowing the hair to naturally grow stronger and longer.
Similarly, the castor oil can help repair dry cuticles, promoting better nail growth.
Its conditioning properties are also what restores dry or damaged skin, making the Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil the acne cure so many people are using it for.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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