Have you been searching for eyelash growth products or wondering if they even work? Then we have the answer’s for you!
Ask any woman what the perfect eyelashes are and the answer will be the same- long, full eyelashes that require no mascara. If you are one of the millions of women who weren’t lucky enough to be genetically blessed with ultra-long lashes, it’s important to get the facts about these growth products before you go out and spend your hard-earned cash.
While some eyelash enhancer products can help improve the condition and appearance of eyelashes, many of them are ineffective and a waste of time to use. These products do not come cheap, so do your research before you invest.
What Are Eyelash Growth Products?
The definition of eyelash growth products is a cosmetic or medical treatment that ultimately aids in increased fullness and/or volume of the eyelashes. Currently, consumers can choose from all-natural products, cosmetic products or medical treatments to stimulate eyelash growth. Even more confusing are those products labeled “cosmeceuticals”–a blend of natural and pharmaceutical ingredients that may require a prescription. What?
How Do I Choose The Best Eyelash Growth Products?
Anytime you are considering a product that will affect the eye area, do as much research as possible and decide what you are comfortable with. Many women do not want to use chemicals around the sensitive eye area, in which case an all-natural product should be used, even if results are less than outstanding. Decide where your comfort zone is and choose eyelash growth products in that area.
The next step is to decide how much you are willing to invest to try an eyelash growth product that may not work, and search for something in your price range.
Finally, read as many authentic reviews as you can (these do NOT include reviews found on the manufacturer’s site as you cannot guarantee the authenticity or validity of these- obviously they’re not going to display any adverse or negative reviews!)
Eyelash Growth Product Reviews
L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum
L’Oreal has created an eyelash growth product for ladies who crave longer lashes, consisting of the Lash Boosting Serum and Double Extend Lash Boosting mascara. The main purpose of the serum is to strengthen, not lengthen the lashes and it can also be used on eyebrows. Containing amino acids, this serum provides nutrients to support better growth and less lash-loss.
With a price tag of under $15, it’s hard to imagine that it would give any results but surprisingly, it does! As long as you are not expecting your lashes to look longer, you will be pleasantly surprised with a fuller lash line and less fallout during makeup removal and eyelash curling. The only downside is that the product can be irritating to women who have sensitive skin and eyes and can have a drying effect on the mascara, but on the whole- a great product. Use it for at least 4 weeks before you check for results.
Verdict: Affordable and you will see results in fullness and lash strength if you stick it out- a must-have. May make your mascara flaky, however!
Beauty Lash MD
Beauty Lash MD is set at an affordable price of $59 for a four-month supply. It is based on natural botanicals, vitamins, and peptides and is applied to the top and bottom lashes like an eyeliner every night before bed. It can be used on eyebrows as well and claims to increase length, fullness, strength, and darkness of the hairs. While the before and after photos on their website are questionable, in reality, this product does offer increased volume and length after 2 weeks, although still not enough to stop using mascara. Also, there isn’t a noticeable difference in the darkness of the lashes. Oriental women and older women who suffer from sparse, straight eyelashes seem to have good luck with this eyelash growth product and even notice curl in their lashes.
Verdict: One of the more natural eyelash growth products with good results.
Latisse is a cosmeceutical product that requires a prescription for use (it was originally a treatment for glaucoma). The manufacturers claim that results can be seen anywhere from 8-16 weeks. The liquid product is applied to the eyelash line daily and promises longer thicker and darker lashes. It costs around $100-$120 dollars and the results are very good if you persevere and wait for 16 weeks to really see the full results. The negative side effects can include redness, itching, and discoloration to the eyelid and eye.
Verdict: Excellent results, but higher risk than other eyelash growth products. For those who prefer natural ingredients-pass!
Idol Lash is fast becoming one of the favorite eyelash growth products on the market for many reasons—results can be seen in as little as two weeks (up to 82% increase in fullness), it’s cost-effective at $50 and it doesn’t contain many of the harsh ingredients found in the competition (and therefore has less risk of side effects). This is a must-have product for women who suffer from eye irritation and sensitivity who still want results.
Verdict: A risk-free buy, at a great price. This stuff really works. Extra points for relying on natural ingredients-our Star Buy.