Serums: The Secret to Lashes Like Bambi's
Have you noticed your eyelashes are looking a bit meh? A lack of vitamin D (the "sunshine vitamin") can prevent them from growing to their full potential during the winter months. So if you've spotted some sparse areas or shorter-than-usual lashes, it's probably because, just like plants, they need some sun and a Miracle-Gro–like formula. In the absence of any real, potent sunshine, enter eyelash-growth serums.
Usually containing peptides, amino acids, hair-loving oils and vitamin B7 (better known as biotin, a vitamin that's crucial in preventing hair loss), these concoctions give your lashes all they need to stay in the anagen (or growth) phase longer and prevent lashes from shedding, so you'll have longer lashes and more of them.
For the devoted, there are serums that you apply daily to the roots; otherwise, there are lash primers and even mascaras that have woven lash-boosting serums into a multitasking product so you can treat your lashes without adding an extra step into your routine. So which eyelash-growth serum should you choose? Our pals over at Rank & Style have revealed the 10 best eyelash-growth serums in the world. Keep scrolling for the best serums on the internet, then head over to Rank & Style to see which ones just missed the cut.
Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara (£25)
Not only is this a brilliant mascara—with a comb that lengthens and divides each lash for a fanned-out effect—but it also contains a cocktail of lash-boosting ingredients, including neuropetides to regenerate, biotin to improve lash quality, and tocotrienols to smooth. It's the perfect multitasker.
Neulash by Skin Research Laboratories Enhancing Serum (£81)
With some seriously good shopper reviews on Nordstrom, this serum may well be worth the outlay. You apply it nightly to the roots of your lashes. It contains all the lash-boosting hero ingredients you would expect: biotin and peptides, but also sodium hyaluronate to draw moisture to the lashes, panthenol to leave them flexible and durable and pumpkin seed extract to leave them looking luscious.
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum ( £40 ) (£30)
One of the originals and still one of the best, this formula contains a cocktail of six ingredients to help you care for your lashes. Simply apply once a day to your lash roots.
According to RapidLash, we each have a jaw-dropping 200 lashes on our upper eyelids, so imagine what your eyes would look like if they were all there and super conditioned? This product has all the usual suspects: peptides (to protect against future breakage), amino acids, biotin, panthenol, soybean and pumpkin seed oil—and a great price point too.
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (£74)
Containing a mix of botanical extracts like ginseng, Swertia japonica extract (a hair-loss inhibitor and anti-inflammatory) and soothing calendula, this conditioner came out on top. It helps to improve the appearance of lashes that look and feel dry, brittle and lifeless, while also encouraging serious growth.
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