5 lash serums for longer, stronger, luscious lashes

by Martha Adams

As we age, our lashes and brow hairs can become sparse, frail and not as voluminous as they once were. So when the first ever lash serum, Latisse, hit the market in 2008, it was only a matter of time before other brands jumped on board, releasing their own growth serums that promise to be the answer to your lash woes. But do they really work…?

How do lash serums work?

Eyelash serums that promote genuine growth contain active ingredients, like bimatoprost and isopropyl cloprostenate, which stimulate growth at all stages of the hair growth cycle. During a regular hair cycle, a lash follicle may stop growing hair for a few weeks, even if the eyelash has fallen out. But by applying a lash serum, it helps to maintain steady hair growth for both existing lashes and empty follicles.

Lash serums and eye sensitivity

While serums with active ingredients will typically provide the best results, some users may find them irritating to the eye. If you suffer from sensitivity, opt for a serum that conditions and softens lashes without actually stimulating growth. These serums will still make your lashes appear longer and fuller without the stinging.

So now that you’re up to speed, let’s get to the good stuff. We’ve rounded up five of the best eyelash serums, with both active and botanical ingredients, to help you achieve the long, luscious lashes of your dreams...

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Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes and Eyelashes

If you have sensitive skin and eyes, The Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes and Eyelashes is the eyelash serum for you. The multi-purpose formula is infused with hyaluronic acid and peptides to condition lashes and brows while providing anti-ageing benefits for your eyelids. Yep, it’s safe to lather on your eyelids too!

Find at amazon.com.au.

Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment

Lashes lacking a little volume? Enter: The Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment. Formulated with peptides that target all three phases of the hair growth cycle, this lash serum visibly improves lash fullness and density. It can also be used on brows.

Find at Sephora.

Freezeframe Lash Prescription

Clinically proven to make lashes look up to 72 per cent longer and thicker, the freezeframe Lash Prescription works with peptide technology to fill in sparse lashes and make short lashes appear longer. It comes in an easy-to-use pen applicator and should be applied twice daily as directed.

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L’Oréal Paris Clinically Proven Lash Serum

The L’Oréal Paris Clinically Proven Lash Serum is a gel-like formula designed to repair and restore lashes that have been damaged by frequent makeup use, lash extensions or fluctuations in the hair growth cycle. It reduces lash loss and fortifies weakened lashes...all within 30 days!

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EyEnvy® Conditioner

Formulated with a powerful blend of vitamins and peptides, the EyEnvy Conditioner lengthens, strengthens and enhances lash density all in one! The brand is only sold in select salons and spas and is best applied on the lash line in the morning, rather than at night, to reduce sensitivity. According to the packaging, you will start to see results in 4-6 weeks.

Find a retailer at eyenvy.com.au.

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