Let's face it, we all want thick, durable and long lashes. Now, I have tried lash extensions, and while they do provide instant gratification, they aren’t the only option to achieve gorgeous lashes. You can also grow them naturally by incorporating a serum into your day or nighttime beauty routine.
The key in finding the right lash serum is to look for ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested formulas and make sure your serum is filled with organic, safe, and natural ingredients. Because if you don't, you could experience some icky side effects like irritation or skin pigmentation.
The formulas we should look for typically include proteins and peptides that can stimulate the growth of follicles without causing harm.
Here are some of our top picks to fit every budget below.
1. Physician's Formula eYE BOOSTER™ LASH 2-IN-1 BOOSTING EYELINER & SERUM – $10.95
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This 2-in-1 product functions as an eyeliner and serum that you apply to the base of your lashes for added density.
2. Essy eyelash serum – $35
This easy-to-apply lash serum promises to extend and thicken lashes with only two weeks. The brand also suggests using it as a primer to both condition and strengthen lashes before applying your favorite mascara.
3. KATE BLANC COSMETICS CERTIFIED ORGANIC CASTOR OIL – $10
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Some dermatologists suggest that castor oil may be an effective means of supporting healthy growth by removing dirt and debris, thus helping other growth products to penetrate more profoundly, as well as improving circulation, which in turn carries more nutrients to the hair follicle.
4. Lashfood Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancing Serum – $80
Minimize lash loss and set off lash growth with this herbal based formula that is both nourishing and safe for the eyes. Its patented formulations of organic medicinal extracts help lashes grow in just six to eight weeks, making them longer, thicker and stronger according to the site.
5. Rimmel London LASH ACCELERATOR SERUM – $8
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This nice drugstore alternative promises a quick-drying gel that supports lash growth. It also acts as a mascara, helping to shape, separate and set lashes in place.
6. Etude House My Lash Serum – $8
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At a mere $8, you might think the Korean brand may seem a little unrealistic, but it has had many positive reviews in regards to lash growth and lash strength. Its secret ingredient includes panthenol, a derivative of vitamin B5 which assists in protein synthesis, according to the official site.
7. Givenchy Mister Lash Booster – $30
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If you are looking to decrease fall out and grow stronger lashes when you apply, then this is the serum for you try. This dual product acts as both primer and conditioner for those lashes and brows.
8. Shiseido Full Lash Serum – $36
If you desire Beyonce-level eyebrows and thick eyelashes, then you should definitely pick this one up sis. Apply it day and night for improved fullness in just two months.
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