What is the best eyelash serum?
I remember asking my friend Elle that question, after flying to visit her in Los Angeles.
She had these gorgeous long eyelashes which, as it turned out, were 100% natural.
I really could not believe she was not wearing lash extensions.
So, when she told me the name of the product she was using I did some research. What I found was an intriguing tale of science, nature and just the right amount of mystery.
Back home in Canada, these findings led to the formulation and birth of the LashLuxury daily eyelash serum. And, if I have a vote, it is definitely the best eyelash serum.
But, enough about me! You're here to learn about how to pick the best lash growth serum for your needs. So, let's move on.
Searching for the best eyelash serum
Once a beauty secret that no one talked about, eyelash serums have gone mainstream in today's society.
Celebrities including Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian and Brooke Shields have shared that eyelash growth serums are an important cosmetic product in their beauty routines.
Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are full of ads promoting the latest lash growth products and lash serums. And, a quick amazon search shows you hundreds of lash growth serums for sale.
Looking at the thousands of reviews from happy customers , it is clear that at least some of these products produce amazing effects for their users.
From the promise of thicker lashes to healing brittle lashes and even working as a brow serum - there are a lot of options.
So, how do you cut through all the hype, marketing and noise to find the best eyelash serum for your needs?
Is there anything better than Latisse?
Latisse is the original eyelash growth serum and you've probably heard of it.
Released back in 2008, Latisse was discovered by scientists at Allergan who were looking to create a treatment for heightened intraocular pressure (glaucoma).
While testing, they discovered that the chemical ingredient, bimatoprost was causing eyelash growth as well.
Women everywhere got excited for a product to help with their thinning lashes or naturally sparse lashes.
Unfortunately for beauty consumers, bimatoprost has a long list of potential side effects including:
Itchy, red eyes
Darkening of the skin around your eyes
Darkened brown pigmentation in the colored part of your eye
While the FDA approved bimatoprost for eyelash growth, a number of eyelash serum brands began using unapproved chemicals, called prostaglandin analogs.
These chemicals claim to have a similar effect to bimatoprost, even though they are not FDA approved and are banned from cosmetics in Canada.
Some of these ingredients to watch out for and avoid are:
Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide
If you are like me, and you care about the quality and safety of cosmetic ingredients, the risk of these chemicals just isn't worth the potential reward.
Especially, when other active ingredients have been shown to boost eyelashes and come with none of the previously mentioned side effects.
Peptides for eyelash growth
My curiosity towards finding a non-toxic eyelash serum to use led me to a class of miracle ingredients called peptides.
Simply put, peptides are just short chains of amino acids linked by a peptide bond.
My research showed that certain peptides had been shown to boost collagen and keratin production in skin. And, as you know, our hair and eyelashes are almost completely made up of keratin.
The really promising peptides were Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 and Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3.
Both peptides have been shown to promote fuller and longer looking eyelashes under clinical conditions.
So, I went looking for a lash serum that was formulated with sensitive eyes in mind and used peptides to help lengthen my lashes, not prostaglandins.
Now, peptides are at the heart of the LashLuxury daily eyelash serum.
Because at LashLuxury, we believe the best eyelash serum brand is the one that follows of other brands like Drunk Elephant, Tata Harper and Goop in creating clean beauty cosmetic products that actually work.
Choose a conditioning serum and natural ingredients to soothe your lash line
I was feeling good after learning about the benefits of peptides.
But, the issue of irritation kept popping up for me.
Since the lash growth serum was going on my eyes, shouldn't the formula marry each active ingredient with supporting soothing and hydrating ingredients?
In Cosmopolitan Magazine, Ilyse Haberman, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at NYU notes that lash conditioners may help strengthen lashes, prevent them from breaking, or lightly swell them so they look a little thicker.
It turns out that some of the best lash conditioners are two B vitamins: Panthenol and Biotin.
These ingredients coat your existing lashes and lock in moisture which helps prevent breakage.
In addition to helping nourish lashes, these B vitamins can help heal damaged lashes and combat further lash loss due to dry or damaged hair follicles.
Soothing ingredients for you to look for that can keep even the most sensitive skin happy and allow the eyelash serum active ingredients to work are:
Be a good friend to your body and pick an eyelash serum with soothing botanicals.
The best eyelash serum will be different for each individual
No two individuals are exactly alike and so you might have to try a few different lash growth serums before finding the one that works best for you.
What is really important in choosing your eyelash serum is understanding your own sensitivities and limitations.
No lash serum will produce longer lashes if you have seriously damaged the hair follicle from overuse of false lashes or eyelash extensions. Luckily, this happens very rarely and healthy lashes will replace damaged lashes in a predictable pattern known as the eyelash growth cycle.
Be kind to your body and don't use products that cause you irritation.
If possible, try an eyelash serum with a good return policy or better yet, a satisfaction guarantee.
The overall best eyelash serum - LashLuxury daily eyelash serum
No surprises here... our daily lash serum is the clear winner (at least in our expert opinion)
No other lash serum brand has the passion for clean beauty cosmetics that actually work than we do. We use our own product and recommend it to all our friends - so you know it's good!
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Daily Eyelash Serum | LashLuxury
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