I had long given up on the dream of having nice full brows. Even dating has been hard for me as I was always insecure about my image. One day, as I was surfing the internet I came across Glossier's boy brow + brow flick duo and my life changed. I started filling my brows with brow flick and gave them more vivid color and with the help of boy brow, I puffed my brows and made a thick set out of them. Without this amazing brow duo I wouldn't have been this happy.
To find out the magic behind Glossier's boy brow + brow flick duo and why its impacts are this great, we have to take a look at this eyebrow gel's ingredients. For brow flick, depending on the color you choose, shades of some ingredients differ, but basically the ingredients are Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, AMP-Acrylates Copolymer, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Bentonite, PVP, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77266 (Black 2) [Nano], CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) [Nano]. For the boy brow again based on the color you choose some of the ingredients' shades differ but the basics are INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Butylene Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, PVP, Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Mica, Oleic Acid, Silica, Polybutene, Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Laurate, Sorbitan Lauratwe, Soluble Collagen, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
One of the main ingredients used in brow flick is copolymers. Acrylates copolymers is a term used for two or more monomers that consists of acrylic acid. It's transparent and very elastic, making it resist against breakage. Common uses of them are making the product waterproof, giving hair a layer of protection against humidity and providing a layer of anti-static properties.
On the other hand we have beeswax and carnauba wax as some of boy brow's key ingredients. Because of the vitamin A found in beeswax, one of the massive impacts is how moisturizing this is. Based on a study from 2016, beeswax can increase the hair growth speed significantly after 30 days of use. Carnauba wax known as Brazil wax or palm wax, it gives the hair a smooth and glossy finish. One of the main effects is thickening and it's usually used with other thickening ingredients such as Cocoa butter or beeswax. Aside from that, it also creates a protective layer around hair strands while giving it a nice shine. Also, it makes the hair soft while increasing the amount of time the product stays on your hair.