The Best Top 10 Eyelash Growing Serums

We all want thicker, fuller, longer, curlier, and darker lashes. This is because longer eyelashes, especially on women, are considered to be more attractive as they are associated with making the eyes look more open, and therefore more feminine (via Psychology Today).

Unfortunately, many of us were not blessed with full, fluttery, lashes. To combat this, there are many options you can use to improve the length, volume, and shade of your lashes, however, mascara can be a pain to remove everyday, and services such as tinting or extensions are not only pricey, but can damage your natural lashes (via Refinery29 and Byrdie).

Many may not be aware that there is a safe, healthy option for almost everyone — eyelash serums. Many serums are made with amino acids and collagen, along with many other useful ingredients that nourish the protein in your lashes. To use, apply one to three times a day on your lash line, similar to how you would apply your eyeliner.

"Lash serums are growth-enhancing formulas that stimulate lash growth," Dermatologist Dr. Gretchen Frieling told Byrdie. "When applied regularly, the lash serum extends the telogen phase of growth, lengthening the lash growth cycle. This will keep lashes thicker and stronger."

There's no doubt that these serums have been scientifically proven to improve the look of your lashes. And once you find the right serum for you, with patience, you'll soon be equipped with a set of lashes that would make Elizabeth Taylor jealous.

Best budget friendly eyelash serums

Let's face it, beauty doesn't always come cheap, so neither do lash serums. However, the Rimmel Accelerator Lash Serum is the a budget friendly option at a reasonable eight dollars. With necessary ingredients such as biotin, peptides, and castor oil, you're not sacrificing quality by bargaining (via Shape).

At only one extra dollar comes the L'Oreal Paris Lash Serum Solution. With amino and hyaluronic acid that combat thinning, this serum also helps to prevent lash loss (via Forbes). It also comes in a clean formula for your natural beauty concerns.

Another serum that won't bleed your pockets dry is the Neutrogena Healthy Lashes Enhancer Serum for only four dollars more at a 13 buck price tag (via Cosmopolitan). With this gentle formula that conditions and nourishes from the root, nine out of ten women said they noticed fuller looking lashes within four weeks.

Also at a non intimidating 13 dollars is the No 7 Lash Impact Lash Serum, which will give you a thicker set of lashes over a period of eight weeks. It is hypo-allergenic, and can also be doubled as a brow serum, giving you extra bang for your buck.

A little on their pricier side, but still on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to the lash serum universe is the InstaNatural Eyelash Enhancing Serum (via Byrdie). Perfect for your vegan and cruelty free needs, this product can transform your lashes from ordinary to luxurious.

Best worth the splurge higher end eyelash serums

For something as important as your lashes, sometimes spending a little extra is worth it, especially considering all the money you could be saving on mascara, extensions, tints and lifts in the long run.

The Shiseido Full Lash and Brow Serum is formulated with the essential amino acid arginine that helps with lash restoration and health (via Forbes). A best seller in Asia, its applicator is designed to reach in harder to access areas of the eyes.

The GrandeLash Enhancing Serum contains Vitamin E for optimal lash health, as well as improving length and thickness by promoting the growth cycle (via Byrdie). This product also comes in a mini version, so you can test things out before you make the full commitment.

The Milk Makeup Kush Growhouse Lash + Brow Serum is unique, because it is made with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and plant peptides to coat and strengthen your fibers (via Forbes).

The RevitaLash Cosmetics Advanced Eyelash Conditioner works not only by improving moisture and therefore reducing breakage, but has notable results in promoting both length and volume while reversing signs of aging and stress around the eyes (via Today).

The ultimate eyelash serum

And finally, the one lash serum you can never go wrong with is Latisse. The only prescription based, FDA approved lash serum, is the most powerful option out there. "Latisse is only sold with a prescription because it is a true medication that has a real effect on your eyelash growth according to research," Nancy Swartz, M.D., ophthalmic plastic and cosmetic surgeon told Shape.

However, like every lash serum, it is not one hundred percent risk free to use. Itchy, red, irritated eyes, allergic reactions, and darkening of the lashline have all been reported to occur (via WebMD). With Latisse in particular, a rare side effect is permanent discoloration of the actual iris. But this doesn't mean that the results haven't been worth it to many. Studies have shown that users saw a 25 percent boost in length and a whopping 106 percent boost in thickness. No wonder one is sold in America every 30 seconds!