13 Best Eyelash Serums for Growth and Lengthening

13 Best Eyelash Serums for Growth and Lengthening13 Best Eyelash Serums for Growth and Lengthening.

And (maybe) the falsies too.

While magnetic falsies, extensions, and your favorite go-to mascara can certainly lengthen your lashes, adding a quality eyelash serum will help promote natural growth and give you that your lash but better look, without makeup. Whether you’re hoping for a little additional volume, thickness, or conditioning, with the help of these best eyelash growth serums, all you’ll need is a great curler. We turned to dermatologists and O ‘s own beauty editors for their serum picks, from cheaper drugstore options that actually work to pricier investments. Here are their recommendations, all available to shop online from Amazon, Sephora, Ulta, Target and more.

With over 13,000 reviews on Amazon, this eyelash serum is ultra popular—just ask its fans why. One reviewer wrote, “I was always skeptical if results from these types of products are real. So when I heard I could get a similar product that works for a fraction of the price, I thought it was too good to be true. But this product works! In less than a month I have noticed a significant difference in the length and thickness of my lashes.”

Applied nightly on the upper lash line only, this product promises to deliver lush, longer-looking lashes. “I’m not easily impressed, but just a few weeks after I started trying this brush-on serum, I noticed a huge difference. It got to the point where I had to stop using it because my lashes were getting too long (we’re talking touching the lenses of my sunglasses long),” Brian Underwood, Beauty Director at O, The Oprah Magazine , says.

Available with a prescription, Latisse is an FDA-approved solution that’s been on the market since 2001. Dr. Tara Rao, from the Schweiger Dermatology Group, says when used as directed, it can “increase growth and thickness.”

Loved over 75,000 times on Sephora.com, this serum is said to promote naturally longer, thicker-looking lashes in just four t0 six weeks. “It not only stimulates healthy growth of new lashes, but it strengthens and hydrates lashes you currently have,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

According to Dr. Nazarian, the peptides and additional vitamins found in WooLash, a paraben-free serum, help you achieve longer, thicker, and natural looking lashes.

A little thicker than other products, this is a clear gel that applies easily on the upper lash line. “The soy protein helps enhance lashes and keeps them stronger and longer,” Dr. Nazarian says.

Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group says the peptides and hydrators (like hyaluronic acid) in this gentle anti-aging serum assist in fortifying and conditioning eyelashes.

The brand’s founder, Clementina Richardson, has made a name for herself as the “Eye Lash Master” and Erin Stovall, Associate Beauty Editor at O, The Oprah Magazine , gets why now. “Richardson may be known as the queen of extensions (I literally bumped into Mary J. Blige while I was at her NYC salon), but she’s a firm believer in maintaining the health of your natural lashes, too. I started using this serum after my appointment and my own lashes have never felt softer or looked fuller,” she says.

Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, board-certified dermatologist says she started noticing new growth about two weeks into use and by the end of the first month her lashes were “definitely stronger.” Made without any gluten, parabens, phthalates, or sulfates, she recommends this formula for anyone looking for a cleaner product. “It has eyelash-fortifying peptides (amino acids), and hair-fullness peptides that offer superior results,” she says.

“This serum contains a peptide to stimulate lash growth along with biotin to provide healthy building blocks for hair follicle activity,” says Dr. Zeichner.

“This lash serum contains peptides which are like messengers that tell your eyelashes to grow,” Dr. Zeichner says.

“I try to avoid putting products with preservatives near my eyes. Instead, I place some castor oil on a cotton swab and massage it in gently along the upper and lower lashes. Castor oil is rich in Vitamin E and has antibacterial properties,” says Dr. Lamees Hamdan, Founder and CEO of Shiffa.

Worried about your lashes falling out while removing falsies or wiping off mascara? Reviewers saw less lash loss with this serum, which is formulated with ingredients like pro vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to help grow stronger, thicker eyelashes.