Your eyes can be framed by longer, more luxuriant fringe when you enlist the help of serums that stimulate growth and strengthen eyelashes. Over-the-counter formulas require patience and about four to six weeks to produce noticeable growth, but they can give sparse, brittle lashes a real boost. Whichever brand you choose, be sure to close your eyelid when applying the serum, and allow both eyes to dry completely before opening. The trick is to apply the serum at bedtime so you won’t have to waste any time during waking hours.
Dermatologists recommend looking for formulas with nourishing ingredients to make eyelash hairs stronger and more resilient against breakage. Biotin will help lashes grow longer and thicker. This B vitamin also stimulates the growth of additional eyelashes. Your shopping list should also contain peptides to condition skin cells for a healthier lash foundation and volume boost. Lipids will condition and moisturize your lashes.
The most popular serums can be pricey, so you may want to try 4-week sizes or drugstore offerings before you make a long-term commitment. If you’re ready to turn your sparse, brittle babies into the longer, stronger, lush lashes of your dreams, check out these eyelash growth serums.
Revitalash Advanced, $98 for 3-mos supply of 2.0 ml, Revitalash; and $55 for 1 mo. supply of 0.034 fluid oz., Dermstore
This formula contains a proprietary breakthrough cosmetic technology called BioPeptide Complex. Botanicals, peptides, potent antioxidants and fortifying amino acids saturate the lashes with moisture to keep them soft, luxurious and healthy-looking. A Revitalash study found 98 percent of users reported improved lash appearance, healthier-looking lashes and stronger lashes.
No7 Lash Impact Lash Serum, $10 for 0.2 fl oz, target.com
A unique blend of ingredients in this lash serum gives visibly fuller, thicker and darker looking lashes in just eight weeks.
Hydropeptide Lash Fuller Longer Lusher, $98 for 0.17 fl oz, Dermstore
This eyelash growth serum is packed with peptides, biotin and folic acid to energize and condition your lashes and prevent thinning. Hyaluronic acid provides lightweight moisture to minimize breakage and brittleness while antioxidants defend against environmental damage.
LashFOOD Phyto‐Medic Eyelash Enhancer, $80 for 0.1. fl oz, Dermstore
This lightweight, clear gel comes charged with nourishing lavender water and strengthening soy protein to promote noticeably stronger lashes. Phyto-Medic Complex is a powerful blend of medicinal herb extracts that help prevent hair loss and trigger natural lash regrowth.
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum, Clear, $8, walmart.com
Don’t think a lash-boosting serum costing less than $10 can do the trick? Rimmel can, and it’s lightweight enough to wear under makeup.
NeuLash Lash Enhancing Serum, $150 for 0.2 fl oz., saksfifthavenue.com
Here again are those peptides to work wonders to strengthen and lengthen sparse or thin lashes. The formula also contains pumpkin seed extract for lashes that look thicker and fuller.
Rapid Lash Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Serum, $50 for 0.1 fl oz, Dermstore
The formula has vitamin to boost shine and thickness as well as peptides, biotin, and hyaluronic acid. More than 350 five-star reviews on the beauty website Dermstore testify to this serum’s popularity.
Vichy LiftActiv Eyes and Lashes, $35 for 0.51 fl oz, amazon.com
This anti-aging serum targets wrinkles around your eye area with hyaluronic acid and ceramides. The formula conditions and strengthens your lashes while natural plant sugars boost your lashes and restore lost moisture.
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For Turbo, $85 for 0.16 oz, sephora.com
Peter Thomas Roth’ delivers Lashes to Die For with a turbocharged peptide-based formula that helps to dramatically improve the appearance of natural lash length, thickness, density, and fullness. It creates eye-opening volume by targeting all three stages of the hair growth cycle.