Myristoyl Pentapeptide 17

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Thicker, Fuller, Lashes and Brows

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EWG Rating Score of 1Are you among the millions of women suffering from thin eyelashes or sparse brows? Have you started to see white hairs appear? Do you spend precious time and money hiding the fact that Mother Nature has not been so kind?

Sparse areas are a prevalent issue and are one of the signs of aging.

The excellent news is that Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 helps your lashes and brows look fuller and thicker. This peptide is quickly becoming the darling of the anti-aging skincare world. Unlike other peptides, it plays a dual role. They work not just for the skin but also for the eyelashes and eyebrows. Both of which can become thin to almost nonexistent as we age.

Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 helps those sparse lashes and brows look thicker and fuller. As we grow older, the signs of aging on our faces come from two primary sources. The first is our genetics. We can estimate when we will start to age based on how our parents aged. But unfortunately, very little can be done to combat this process.

Environmental factors can be reversed. They are the other source of aging. This is where Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 comes in. It is specially formulated to target the most severe signs of aging at their source.

Nourishing eyelashes and eyebrows at their base with essential peptides are needed to be healthy.

Antioxidants for Healthy Lashes

One of the primary roles of Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 is as an antioxidant. Like all antioxidants, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 aims to protect the skin from free radicals that can cause damage.

Free radicals result from too much sun exposure or encountering environmental pollutants.

These free radicals harm individual skin cells, but their real danger is that they can cause premature aging. Free radicals cause these cells to multiply rapidly if unchecked.

It protects skin cells from antioxidants and helps to neutralize them. As a result, the face can begin to be healthy again. That's why it is one of the most beneficial antioxidants.

Eyelashes and Eyebrows

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As we age, we begin to lose the ability to grow new eyelashes and eyebrows.

Over time, a face can look barren due to sparse lashes and brows. Lack of hair in this area can take a severe toll on the eye appearance and make you look older.

Luckily, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 can improve the thickness and fullness of lashes and brows.

The added fullness is why this ingredient is often included in eyelash lengthening and strengthening serums. It provides the nutrients the hairs need to stay healthy and grow more quickly.


The basic building block of every cell in our bodies is protein. Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 delivers these proteins directly to the areas of the face where they are most needed.

If you have sparse eyelashes and eyebrows, the protein in this ingredient can help soften those areas to look thicker and fuller.

Make a Lash & Brow Enhancer

In just 5 minutes, you can make your own Eyelash and Brow Serum. You can use our Ultra Hyaluronic Acid or try the recipe using aloe, rosewater, or hydrosol. The peptides are water-soluble. Add in the desired amount of peptides and shake.

Pour into a vial with a wand that has a brush at the end for easy application.

Lash and Brow Recipe with Myristoyl Pentapeptide 17

One thing that can instantly make your look go from acceptable to dazzling is long, dark eyelashes. Having eyelashes that can flutter will upgrade even a minimal makeup application to something dramatic.

Unfortunately, not many people are born with these long and luscious lashes. Sure, some mascaras claim to plump, darken, lengthen, and everything else, but it isn't quite the same. Fake lashes or eyelash extensions are other options that you can try. But those aren't always reliable, or you may not even be able to tolerate the glues.

What is one to do? We are here to tell you that getting thicker, stronger naturally, and longer eyelashes is possible. Yep. You will get the beautiful lashes you desire with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet.

What Causes Thin Eyelashes?

There are many reasons your eyelashes may not be thick and full. Some of them come down to the luck of the draw, genetically speaking. However, things like aging, medications, vitamin deficiencies, infections, and hormones can play a part. Also, treatments like chemotherapy can cause eyelashes to fall out altogether.

Lashes are delicate. You can also cause them to fall out by rubbing your eyes too hard or too often. Plus, not removing your eye makeup at the end of the day can play a role. So if you are not taking your makeup off and washing your face before bed, start there.

Proper Grooming

Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. For example, eyelashes need to be cared for like the hair on our heads. Unfortunately, most people don't take the time to care for their lashes, leaving them looking slightly less than stellar.

Try to brush your eyelashes every day because it will increase your circulation. The increase in flow will allow more nutrients to reach the lash follicles. Use a clean mascara brush or an eyelash brush to brush gently.

Avoid wearing false lashes daily, as this can be too rough for your existing lashes. Instead, save those falsies for special occasions, and when you wear them, use extreme caution when removing them.

Avoid tugging on the lashes or pulling on them too roughly when using your eyelash curler. It should never be painful when you are curling your lashes. Also, make sure that you are not using old or expired mascara. Avoiding waterproof mascara will help keep your lashes more moisturized.

Now that you know the importance of taking off your eye makeup and how to groom your lashes, you can move on to some of these DIY remedies for improving lash growth:


  • The Process: Place a drop of olive or coconut oil on your eyelid. Gently massage the lids along the lash line using clean and dry fingertips. Use a circular motion and very light pressure.
  • Why It Works: Small meibomian glands along the lash line are on the edge of the eyelids. These glands can get blocked or clogged, leading to decreased circulation to the lash area and other issues. Styes are typical for a person with meibomian gland blockages.

The daily massage of the lashes (along with proper hygiene) will open up the glands, thus improving lash growth.

Castor Oil

  • The Process: Apply one to two drops of castor oil to a cotton swab or clean mascara wand and rub it onto the eyelashes each night before bed. Add one drop of essential oil, such as lavender or rosemary, if desired. Rinse with lukewarm water upon waking in the morning.
  • Why it Works: Castor oil is full of fatty acids. These fatty acids help your hair grow thicker and longer by nourishing the hair follicles. In addition, when you add the essential oil, you gain antioxidants, improving circulation and thus enhancing lash growth.

Coconut Oil

  • The Process: Heat the coconut oil to a warm but not hot temperature. Gently dip a clean mascara wand or a cotton swab into the oil. Next, gently apply the coconut oil to the eyelashes, similar to mascara, before bedtime. (you can combine this with a lash massage!)
  • Why It Works: Coconut oil has long improved hair growth. This is because the proteins in coconut oil penetrate deeply into the hair shaft. So, when used on the eyelashes, it can make them thicker and fuller. Plus, it also darkens them, meaning you may not need to use mascara as you progress with this treatment.

Non-Petroleum Jelly

  • The Process: Carefully apply pure non-petroleum jelly to the eyelashes using a cotton swab each night before sleeping.
  • Why It Works: Non-petroleum jelly is an excellent emollient, and it will help promote lash growth. It also helps to make the lashes you already have stronger and thicker. You can make your own with this recipe.


  • The Process: Mix aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, and chamomile infusion. Using a clean mascara wand, apply the mixture to the eyelashes. Wait fifteen minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
  • Why It Works: Aloe Vera contains many vitamins and nutrients that help promote eyelash growth. The lashes will stay moisturized, which means they will also be stronger and thicker. The jojoba oil adds fatty acids similar to the castor oil, and the chamomile adds antioxidants.

Beautiful Lashes Can Be Yours!

As you can see, there is more to having eyelashes than just slapping on some mascara during your makeup routine. If you want long and beautiful lashes, you must care for them like you do the rest of your body.

Adding proper lash grooming to your beauty regimen may seem like a lot of trouble. But consider how you will feel when you naturally have long, thick, dark lashes! You may end up ditching your mascara routine altogether. Get the gorgeous lashes you deserve with these DIY tips.

Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 vs. Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16

Both peptides do a remarkable job. They help restore keratin that has been lost in the aging process. Consider using both peptides at a 5% concentration to get the most bang for your buck.


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Kari Thomas wrote this article.