Are you looking for a way to get longer, thicker and fuller eyelashes? You may have heard of eyelash serums, but do they really work? The answer is yes, but it depends on the product. To truly make a difference, an eyelash serum must affect the hair growth cycle and extend the anagenic growth phase. The media has reported that although serums can help strengthen and nourish eyelashes by exposing them to peptides and collagen, they don't necessarily improve eyelash growth. However, clinical studies have shown that eyelash serums can help you achieve longer, thicker and fuller eyelashes.
Some people may see visible results within a few weeks, while others may need to use the product for several months to see the difference. The only FDA-approved eyelash serum that's been scientifically proven to stimulate eyelash growth is Latisse. This product maintains the phase in which the eyelashes open for the longest time, so that they actually grow longer before they fall out. Other products such as The Ordinary's predictably affordable eyelash serum are more of a conditioner, but they can still help strengthen and nourish lashes with peptides and plant stem cells in the formula.
The GrandeLash-MD eyelash enhancement serum claims to provide essential support for eyelashes that increase their length and thickness. It can also help to soften and moisturize the fine lines around the eyes. If you're dealing with damage caused by fakes, extensions, or aggressive makeup removal, you can expect this eyelash serum to deeply moisturize and strengthen over the course of four weeks. It's important to note that eyelash serums can interact with certain medications, so be sure to talk to your doctor before using one if you're taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
When applying an eyelash serum, apply it to the base of the eyelashes (as you would with a liquid eyeliner) twice a day, and let it dry and start up as soon as possible. Look for products made with polypeptides, biotin, panthenol, amino acids, soy oil and pumpkin seed extract to nourish and rejuvenate eyelashes and brows. Infused with mung bean and red clover, vegan phytoactive ingredients can help you get the thick, full and ultra-lush eyelashes of your dreams. You may also want to try an “eyelash primer” which works like a serum by adding thickness to more amplified eyelashes that frame the eyes.
Although several clinical studies have shown that a growth serum does work, there are a few things you should consider before using it. The only clinically proven eyelash growth serum available in Canada is called Latisse and requires a prescription. It's important to read all instructions carefully before using any product.