Choosing an Eyelash Enhancing Serum

Choosing an Eyelash Enhancing Serum

Dark, voluminous lashes can highlight your best features, hide tired eyes, and has long been associated with a more youthful appearance. These benefits have many of us continually searching for the next-best-thing that will add length and color to our lashes. From mascaras to adhesive lashes, extensions to serums, there are countless lash enhancement products on the market. Seemingly everyone is looking for the holy grail of luscious lashes that is quick, easy, and effective. Some turn to lash extensions, which can be expensive and time-consuming to maintain, and can even cause a painful allergy to the adhesive to develop. Strip-lashes are great for a special night-out, but aren’t a practical solution to apply each day. Enter: eyelash serums.

Lash serums aim to enhance the natural lash, making them a practical solution for an everyday enhancement, with minimal effort. A quick application before bed, and in just a few weeks you’re seeing results! Serums work by lengthening the hair growth cycle. Our lashes naturally shed and are replaced by new hairs every three weeks. Lash serums extend the growth phase of the hair, allowing lashes to grow thicker and longer past their natural lifecycle. Some serums contain nourishing ingredients for healthy lashes and also encourage an increase in the number of eyelash hairs that are grown.

With so many lash serums on the market, it can be hard to know which will be effective in achieving the desired results. As in all beauty products, effectiveness comes down to the ingredients. I tried some of the most popular eyelash serums on the market so you don’t have to! My results and more information on their ingredients are below.

Latisse

In prescription Latisse, the active ingredient is bimatoprost. Bimatoprost is actually a medication that is used to treat high pressure inside the eye, including glaucoma. Latisse was created when studies found that a side effect of bimatoprost was an increase in eyelash size. As it was not originally developed for eyelash enhancement, Latisse contains no other ingredients to benefit the lashes. Using Latisse for about eight weeks, I grew very long lashes, however I did not notice any improvement in thickness or color of my lashes. Latisse can be cumbersome to purchase as it does require a prescription. I also found the packaging to be inconvenient. Latisse comes in a eye-drop-style bottle with individually wrapped applicators for each eye, each application. If you like to travel as much as I do, I found packing it all up to be difficult and I also found the excess packaging to be wasteful.

GradeLash

In another popular serum, GrandeLash, the active ingredient is Isopropyl Cloprostenate. Isopropyl Cloprostenate is a synthetic prostaglandin analog, very similar to Latisse’s active ingredient, bimatoprost. In addition to the Isopropyl Cloprostenate for hair growth, GradeLash contains vitamins, amino acids and botanical extracts to nourish and condition the lashes. I found GrandeLash to have very similar results as Latisse, though with a slightly faster result- I saw results at the six-week mark. I appreciated GrandeLash’s simple packaging, a tube and wand similar to a liquid eyeliner. Simple to use, carry, and no waste with each use.

Obagi Nu-Cil

The latest serum on the market is Obagi’s Nu-Cil Eyelash Enhancing Serum. Nu-Cil is the only clinically-studied product, developed for the specific purpose of eyelash enhancement. Nu-Cil is powered by NouriPlex technology, which is a unique blend of four key ingredients; Biotin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol and a Proprietary Lipid Compound. The Lipid Compound targets the anagen phase of the lash cycle to provide thicker, fuller-looking lashes while the other ingredients nourish the hair. The Biotin supports Keratin production for thicker, fuller lashes, Sodium Hyaluronate nourishes lashes and provides moisture for more voluminous-looking lashes, and Panthenol helps to hydrate, enhance shine, and soften lashes. Nu-Cil is also packaged in a convenient tube that contains a brush applicator. I was very impressed with my results from Obagi’s Nu-Cil Eyelash Enhancing Serum. Not only did I notice the enhanced length that I saw with the other two serums I tried, but I also noticed a dramatic improvement in fullness of my lashes as well as a darkened color of the hair. Visible results took about three weeks, even faster than the 8-week promise of clinical studies. 93% of participants in these clinical studies saw visible eyelash improvement.

 

Obagi Nu-Cil

Latisse

Grande Brow

Prescription Required

No

Yes

No

Clinically Studied

Yes

Yes

No

Developed for Eyelash Enhancement

Yes

No

Yes

Contains nourishing ingredients

Yes

No

Yes

 

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