This story was updated in February 2019.
If falsies and extensions are not your thing, no biggie! We suggest that you give eyelash growth serum a chance. These tiny magic potion bottles help promote the growth of eyelashes like a pro. Formerly known as eyelash enhancers, these products are available in tiny bottles and usually come with their own wand applicator. Apply the eyelash serum twice a day and we bet you’ll have voluminous and gorgeous lashes in a month! How do they work, you ask? Simple! Most of them are loaded with vitamins, nutrients and ingredients that prevent premature breakage and stimulate eyelash follicles. Here are our picks!
Now that you are aware how these lash serum works and how beneficial they are, so it’s time to make the splurge! Here are our top 5 eyelash growth serums in the market!
You don’t only have this use this serum on your lashes, you can also use them on your brows as well! This serum is packed with a powerful and hydrating formula that helps condition lashes and gives them a glossier and shinier finish.
Price: Rs 2,763. Buy it here
Infused with nutrient-rich botanicals and time-release peptides, this serum will help boost lash growth and add volume and elasticity. When applying, wash your hands with water first and once they’re squeaky clean, apply the product carefully. To be honest, one brush stroke is more than sufficient.
Price: Rs 6,523. Buy it here
Believe it or not, but in just 30 days, this serum promises to give you longer and prettier lashes! Packed with amino acids, vitamins, pumpkin seed extracts and bioengineered peptides, your lashes are going to be in for a treat.
Price: Rs 4,626. Buy it here
A gluten-free product that loves to pamper your lashes! The serum promotes hair growth and protects it from environmental harm and breakage. In a matter of 4-6 weeks, your lashes will look better than ever.
Price: Rs 6,165. Buy it here
Vitamins, botanicals, peptides, you name it, this serum has it! You’ll love it because it helps add a bit of shine to your lashes and helps it grow longer and stronger. Plus, don’t you think that the packaging is adorable? Yep, we think so too!
Price: Rs 5,270. Buy it here
Before you settle for an eyelash serum, you must know that there is a con to every pro. In this case, it’s better for you to do your research before you decide if it is for you!
Eyelash serums aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Not only are they slightly expensive, but some claim that it does more damage than good. If you’ve faced any of the symptoms below before after using them, then by all means, please avoid using them. Here are a few red flags to watch out for!
Just after applying this serum do your eyes begin to burn and itch? If so, then there’s a good chance that the product does not agree with you. Wash your lashes with plain water ASAP. Pat them dry using a cotton napkin after. Alternatively, do a patch test before you take this anywhere near your eyes.
Red and puffy eyes are symptoms of an allergic reaction. If this occurs, you know it’s time to give the product up. Never settle for a product that has a negative impact on your body or features.
It’s just been a week after using a product and have your eyelids started to look darker and duller? It could be due to lack of sleep or a product that does not agree with your skin. If it’s the latter, chances are that you’re using the wrong skincare product. (In this case, the eyelash serum could be the culprit)
If the product happens to accidentally fall on an area of skin instead of your lashes, this could get you into some serious trouble. You have to remember that serum helps stimulate your hair follicles, and hair is found almost everywhere on your body. The last thing you want to deal with is dealing with hair growth in unintended places. Be careful, we say!
Coconut milk can be used as a natural beauty ingredient. It contains healthy fats that help to nourish lashes and gives them a nice shine. All you’ve got to do is dip a ball of cotton into a bowl of fresh coconut milk. Place the soaked ball over your eyes and let it rest there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with chilled water. Try this twice a month for the best results.
Believe it or not, but lemon peels are a rich source of vitamin C, B, folic acid and other nutrients. Here’s what you got to do - place a handful of lemon peels in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the bowl and leave the peels to soak for a week. After a week, dip your lash brush into the bowl and apply on your lashes. Leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it off with lukewarm water. For positive results, do this for 4-5 months.
For your lashes, this home remedy is simply amazing! It makes your lashes grow long, strong and thick. It acts as a natural moisturiser and nourishes each strand. All you’ve got to do is dip a brush into a bowl of castor oil, apply it on your lashes, and hit the sack. Leave it to dry overnight and wash it off with lukewarm water the next morning. Doing this thrice a month will surely give you the results you’re looking for.