Do you sometimes wish you had longer eyelashes? Do you watch other women with envy, (the good kind, of course), as they bat their eyes lashes, elongated even more by all the wonders of modern mascara? We do.
Whether you’ve always struggled with short eyelashes, or you lost your ‘eyelash mojo’ over the years, long lashes are a valuable beauty currency. Since eyelash growth products have recently flooded the market promising natural eyelashes that last for days, we decided to investigate what these lash-miracle growth products are all about.
With all the products up for grabs, we narrowed down to the best lash growing products to see if they do hold true to their promise: long, thick, bat-worthy lashes.
Take a peek at what we discovered and the eyelash growth products we recommend based on their effectiveness, affordability, and user reviews.
1. Skin Research Laboratories
The Skin Research Laboratories makes products that cater to both lashes and eyebrows. Their eyelash product, NeuLash, promises fuller lashes in four weeks, with 62 percent of user experiencing longer lashes, 54 percent thicker lashes, and 62 percent denser lashes.
A 60-day supply of neuLash (3.2 ml) retails for $85, and a 120-day supply retails for $143. Despite its high price-tag, neuLash has received a myriad of positive feedback (on the site itself and Amazon), including one user saying,” I am so thrilled with the results! It’s unbelievable, and your before and after pictures don’t do justice to the results that are actually delivered.”
Things to know: the lashes go back to their natural state within a few weeks once you stop using the product. Possible side effects include darkening around the eye area and red bumps.
Although each of the eyelash products we’ve reviewed has a possibility of side effects, the side effects seem to be least reported when it came to neuLash. The company itself looks kosher, the reviews are positive, and the fact that respected stores such as Neiman Marcus carry neuLash gives us a nice boost of confidence.
2.Latisse by Allergan
Latisse is made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox. It is available through a doctor and is a once-daily prescription treatment applied to the base of your lashes with an applicator. It is the first and only FDA-approved science-based treatment to enhance lashes. Latisse retails for around $110 (3 ml), and is sold at a few online sites with a prescription. According to Latisse site, individual results may vary, but a majority of women did see a difference in the length and thickness of their lashes by week four. By week 16, users can expect the full results.
Things to know: If you stop using the product, you can expect to see your lashes return back to their original length and thickness within several weeks, i.e., it’s not a permanent fix. Possible side effects may include eye dilation, itchiness, and redness. We’ve noticed stronger and more frequent side effects reports associated with Latisse. However, the frequency could be related to the higher volume of the product available in the market.
LiLash is marketed as the “world’s most popular purified eyelash serum,” but, naturally, we’re skeptical. The good news is no prescription is needed to buy the product, unlike Latisse. LiLash Purified Eyelash Stimulator retails for $110.37 for .20 fl oz on Amazon site (a discount from $139 retail price).
The product states that it fortifies and conditions the lash follicles to help them grow. Additionally, the product is highly concentrated, so only a little is needed once a day.
Amazon boasts 134, 4-star reviews for this product. Although there are no reviews on the LiLash site itself, according to a few reviews we’ve found on the web, LiLash can cause darkening around the eyes, while users claim it doesn’t, “hold true to its promise.”
Things to know: Although there is a risk of eye darkening with all eyelash products, LiLash has the highest reports of eye darkening than Latisse and neuLash.
Conclusion: All in all, if you plan to use eyelash growth products, we recommend going with neuLash for a non prescription version. It’s effective, seems to have the highest customer reviews and the least reported side effects, is the most affordable, and doesn’t require a prescription. But, if FDA-approval is something that matters to you, Latisse might be a better, although more time-consuming, choice.
Let us know if you have used lash-growing products, which one is your favorite, and your thoughts.