We Face This Question Very Frequently:
“Do Eyelash Serums Really Work? Do They Help in Lengthening Eyelashes? “
Well, It seems like a simple enough question. But the answer is not as simple. So Lets Dig In
A whole lot of products on the market claim to give you thicker, longer and healthier lashes within a few weeks of usage.
And they are convincing in their marketing too. But your inner skeptic questions that.
Not every marketing claim is true and it is okay if you are wary of what a company claims its products could do.
It is definitely better to do your own research before investing on something. For these serums do not come cheap!
So to answer our question here, do eyelash serums really work?
Yes, they do, but there are a few red flags. Because not all serums are created equal and not all of them cause genuine growth and nourishment.
Quite frankly, you need to be careful with your purchase because many of them are just a waste of time and money.
Things To Look into Before Buying Eyelash Serums
- The only way to be sure is to carefully look at the ingredients before purchasing.
- What you must look for is growth-promoting vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides in your ingredients along with nourishing agents.
Your lash hair, much like your hair on the head, is nothing but protein and peptides definitely encourage growth.
When talking about ingredients we must also consider two types of products available.
- Serums with prostaglandins analog ingredients
- Serums without prostaglandins (plant-based) ingredients
On the question of which one you should go for, it all boils down to preference.
If naturally derived products are what you are looking for, then that is what you should go for.
But remember that they really take time in showing results and the results aren’t too dramatic.
One such example is the Bioluma eyelash growth serum.
They’re 100% natural, cruelty-free, and do not have any reported side-effects and they are effective as they work by encouraging better lash and follicle health.
Prostaglandin analogs, on the other hand, could give you the kind of lashes that will make you the envy of every other woman out there.
These are nothing but hormone-like lipid compounds – more like lash growth hormone.
These help by interfering with your natural lash growth cycle and extending the natural growth phase resulting in longer, darker and thicker lashes.
What it creates is a fullness and darkness that is real, dramatic, and beautiful.
If your serum does contain a prostaglandin analog, be sure that it will be effective.
But they are not without side-effects.
Prostaglandins are known to cause iris discoloration or darkening of eyelids. Stick to conditioners or natural products, if that is not a risk you want to take.
Also, stay away if you have sensitive eyes, are prone to allergies or have a history of eye problems.
Latisse is one brand of serum that works and contains prostaglandins but it is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
But there are other branded products that have similar ingredients and are available for over the counter purchase.
Another thing to know is the difference between a conditioning serum and a growth serum.
While a lash conditioner can produce enhanced voluminous effects sooner, it could take several weeks before a growth serum could produce results that alter the length and thickness of the lashes.
A lash conditioner on the other hand, is just that, a conditioner that hydrates and softens the lashes but don’t actually stimulate any growth.
But this keeps the hair follicles hydrated and promotes healthier lashes and healthier lashes grow better.
For any lash growth serum to work requires commitment, ability to follow directions and consistency with the application.
That means you have to apply the serum religiously.
Apply At The Right Times
And the best time to apply would be when your eyes are clean and without barriers between the product and the lash line.
Always apply only on your lash line taking care not to get the product on your eyelids or elsewhere if you don’t want unwanted hair growth in those areas.
So, if you ask whether or not lash serums work, they technically do. But it would all depend on your choice of products and its constituents.