Every woman dreams of having thick, voluminous lashes – but only a lucky few are actually blessed to be born with them. We can address this to some extent with mascara, but mascara is only a temporary measure; it can be tedious to put it on and take it off each time you leave the house. It doesn’t help that short and wispy lashes only become shorter and wispier as time goes by.
The solution is to tackle the problem at its root – by nurturing the lashes themselves with tender loving care.
Lash growth serums are a great way to improve the overall health of your lashes and obtain naturally beautiful, lush eyelashes. Here are 5 of our favourite lash growth serums which can be obtained over-the-counter, without a prescription:
5 Best Drugstore Lash Serums
Note: This is one of the most effective products I’ve tried, but it can be tricky to find in recent years. It’s currently available on Amazon from a few sellers.
The L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum is a booster which comes with wicked reviews.
It is presented in a small vial that doesn’t seem like it will last the whole ten week period, but there’s actually more than enough to slather on liberally. Applying the serum is easy enough – be sure to place it on the base of your lashes, not the tips, for maximum effect.
After 7-8 weeks, you should see a noticeable difference in the length and plumpness of your lashes.
A lot of the reviews we’ve seen started off as skeptical, but at the end of the ten weeks trial period almost all of them were glowing! Some women have claimed that their lashes have lengthened by up to 25% after using it.
NutraLuxe is a brand which prides itself on sourcing ingredients from natural sources – they use ginseng root extract which helps repair hair follicles that are commonly damaged by harsh cosmetics.
This lash serum doubles as a conditioner – the serum is clear and it glistens, so you can apply it together with mascara on your nights out during the usage period.
This eyelash formula has been known to double the length of eyelashes in as little as 5 weeks! If you’re the kind of person who has short, straight lashes, this one might finally help you to get those curls.
The Clear Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum is an affordable lash growth serum which incorporates peptides to stimulate keratin genes for follicle growth. Peptides are usually found only in the pricier high-end lash serums, so this was a surprisingly welcome find.
The Rimmel serum is meant to be applied before you retire for the night, with thicker and fuller lashes typically manifesting within 8-9 weeks.
It’s slightly harsher on the eyes than the NutraLuxe Lash MD; but if you’re looking for something which works without breaking the bank, this might be it.
It is specially designed to help counter breakages – which is the fracturing of brittle hair that comes from weak lash health. While baby lashes don’t lend to magnificent curls, they give the eye a fuller look which you can then blossom with mascara.
Apparently, some reviewers find LiliLash so effective that they warn about not dripping it on other parts of your face to prevent unwanted hair growth!
It’s a great solution for sparse, skimpy lashes when they don’t evenly match up. I especially liked one review where the user was able to nurture little baby lashes to fill in the gaps between her lashes for a smoother, softer look.
It’s actually been reviewed to be as effective as the prescription-grade lash serum Latisse in cultivating drawn-out manes, for a fraction of the price.
Fysiko should yield results within 6-8 weeks, giving you gloriously lengthy lashes.
You can use it on both your top and bottom eyelashes to get the double curl effect; some customers have even resorted to calling it “Miracle-Gro”. However, it doesn’t seem to do anything for plumpness – but that’s fine as long as you know what you’re getting into.