Fake lashes and semi-permanent lash extensions are as commonly used as your daily lipstick nowadays, but the extra wear and tear can play havoc with your natural lashes. Give them a break every so often from that “little extra flutter” and go au naturel. Boost your own lashes with specially formulated serums that will help your own lashes grow thicker, denser and beautifully long. Who knows, you may not need to resort to the fakes again!
This is one of the biggest names in lash conditioning serums, all due to the fantastic results that users have experienced. RevitaLash was originally developed by American opthalmologist Michael Brinkenhoff as a gift to his wife who had suffered breast cancer and lost most of her eyelashes. She saw such impressive results that it was shared with other women, and the rest is history. The formulation contains a combination of powerful peptides and botanicals that give dramatic, eye-catching results. Recent independent clinical studies showed that over 90% of the test subjects saw a definite improvement in the appearance of their eyelashes after eight weeks of use. Celebrity fans include Hayden Panettiere, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Hudson.
Browhaus is well known for everything to do with brows and lashes. Eyelash Perfection is their major breakthrough in eyelash conditioning that dramatically enhances the length, thickness and fullness of the lashes. The clear mascara-like liquid nourishes the lash structure whilst enhancing the lash follicle to help the growth of the eyelash. It’s particularly good for heavy mascara and lash extension wearers, as the liquid helps eliminate bacteria that can form on the lashes and it also protects them from the harmful effects of UV rays. Used twice a day, applied to the base of the lashes, users have reported a measurable difference in just 2 weeks.
It's a well-kept secret, but definitely one worth shouting about. There has been some bad press about the inclusion of prostaglandins in some lash serums that can temporarily darken the skin around the eye, but Priori’s offering doesn’t contain this at all, instead relying on a triple Lipopeptide complex to condition and boost the lashes. Most lash serums will require a commitment of a minimum of 5-6 weeks, but Priori’s Lash Recovery Serum promises lush lashes in 2 weeks – a short cut to Bambi-esque eyes!
ProLash8 almost has a cult following among lash aficionados. By thickening the natural lash and strengthen the epidermal layer, eyelash loss is reduced, length and density are improved and lashes appear darker and thicker. Peptides (synthetic proteins), vitamins and botanical extracts are mixed and prepared in a unique heated procedure. Clinical trials have seen eyelashes grow an extra 56% when using ProLash8. It's best to use it once a day (preferably at night after cleansing, as it is difficult to wear make-up and eyeliner while using it).
The duo of miracle products from M2 Beaute work together to promote fullness, strength and length of the lashes while conditioning and defining them, with a gloss and shine to boost. The Eyelash Activating Serum, contains 5 nutritional and moisturizing ingredients, including Panthenol (Vitamin B5) to strengthen lashes, Biotin (Vitamin B7) to restrict the cycle of lash loss, Hyaluronic acid to moisturize and hydrate, Prodew 300 to bind moisture and Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans for elasticity and firmness. The Eyelash Revitalising Gloss, gives definition and a brilliant silky shine. Containing hydrolyzed collagen and panthenol, it also contains copper tripeptide-1 for increased collagen production and to promote a healthy skin environment around the eyelash. The Serum is used at night, after cleansing, the Gloss twice a day, morning and night.
And for round the clock conditioning, opt for one of the new eyelash enhancing options designed to be worn as an eyeliner. The Lash Enhancing Eyeliner by Trish McEvoy gives a strong black line, whilst boosting lash growth. If you prefer an eye pencil to a liquid liner formula, Revlon’s Grow Luscious Lash Liners comes in three colors and contain conditioners to nourish your lashes whilst delivering great color.
– Ambarina Hasan