How To Naturally Stimulate Eyelash Growth For Longer Thicker Lashes
Long lashes look beautiful, and they can even make you look younger too. Tired sagging eyelids can add years to your appearance. While longer lashes help your eyes appear more open and alert.
If you’re tired of using fake lashes, or applying more than your fair share of mascara, guess what? You can naturally stimulate eyelash growth with one simple thing.
Eyelash serums have been proven to make any woman’s eyelashes fuller, healthier, and longer.
But not all serums are created equal. Some use hormones and other harmful ingredients to stimulate lash growth. While others use only natural ingredients to promote growing healthy lustrous lashes.
To help you see the difference, and find the right serum for you, let’s see how they work.
How Do Eyelash Serums Work?
It’s not enough just to grow more lashes. The thickness and strength of eyelashes is key.
Since eyelashes naturally fall off and regrow in cycles, long beautiful lashes need to resist breaking prematurely. That’s why eyelash serum ingredients are specifically chosen to improve both the growth rate and health of eyelashes.
To give your lashes the ingredients they need to grow, eyelash serums are applied on a weekly or daily basis. The ingredients in any given serum can vary widely from another.
It’s important to know what’s in your eyelash serum. Some ingredients used, like prostaglandins, do work but come with some seriously undesirable side effects.
How Prostaglandin Eyelash Serums Stimulate Eyelash Growth
Prostaglandins have a hormonal-like effect on the natural growth cycle of eyelashes. They target the anagen phase of the eyelash growth cycle. This causes eyelashes to grow longer, thicker, and increase the amount of eyelashes grown.
But it’s not all good news. According to Tracy Doll, an optometrist and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, in anarticle for The Optometry Times prostaglandins can cause skin irritation.
They can also cause your eye color and the skin around your eye to darken, resulting in a panda eye effect.
Look out for this when you shop for your eyelash serum. The alternative to prostaglandin based eyelash serums are serums that use natural ingredients.
Natural serums work by supplying your eyelashes with the vital nutrients they need to grow stronger and more lustrous. They can support the strength and sheen of your lashes almost like a conditioner for your hair.
Sticking with eyelash serums that only use natural ingredients is the best way to promote eyelash growth, without any of the undesirable side effects.
The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Eyelash Serums
If you’re not a chemist, it can be hard to know what ingredients you need to look out for in your eyelash serum. So to make it simple you can refer to this list of do’s and don’ts below.
Do use an eyelash serum that contains:
- Active ingredients such as peptides, minerals, or natural stimulants
- Stem cells of natural fruits or vegetables
- Biotin to improve eyelash health and promote growth
Don’t use an eyelash serum that contains:
- Any form of prostaglandins
- Synthetic prostaglandins
Contours RX Botanical Lash Serum is careful to not to use any harmful ingredients like prostaglandins. It’s certified organic and hormone-free.
It contains a potent blend of polypeptides to stimulate eyelash growth, biotin, green tea, red clover, and rare grape stem cell extract.
This unique blend stimulates hair growth at every level, and provides you with the nutrients your eyelashes need to look thick, lustrous, and healthy.
How Natural Eyelash Serums Stimulate Eyelash Growth
Eyelashes are just like your hair. Both are made of protein. If you want healthier longer lashes, then you need to give them the right ingredients. That’s where Polypeptides and botanical ingredients come in.
Polypeptides are a type of amino acids. Protein, and your eyelashes, are made of amino acids. The polypeptides stimulate hair growth at the follicle. While the biotin and botanical extracts provide your lashes with all the nutrients they need.
So supplying your lashes with a healthy amount of these ingredients will give them everything they need to grow. They’ll also strengthen and repair thin or brittle lashes.
If you’re looking for an all natural lash serum with plenty of amino acids, give Contours RX Botanical Lash Serum a try.
You might be wondering what are the actual results of all these ingredients? Well we tested our own Botanical Lash Serum with real women to find out.
Do Eyelash Serums Really Work? – We Asked The Experts & Tested It
We can’t speak for other brands, but we’ve tested our own Botanical Lash Serum, and the results speak for themselves.
After applying the Botanical Lash Serum the women in our test noticed that their lashes appear longer, thicker, and fuller. They even experienced less breakage, meaning their eyelashes were stronger and healthier than before.
The testers went on to say that their lash line looked more defined – even without mascara.
It’s no surprise to us that these were the results. We worked with top Opthamologists and Dermatologists to develop our serum.
We only selected ingredients scientifically proven to show an increase in lash length and density in just a few weeks. The organic formula is safe to use by all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin.
After a lot of testing with our expert Dermatologists, we’re happy to share our Botanical Lash Serum with anyone looking to grow longer fuller lashes.
Are Eyelash Serums Safe?
Eyelash serums are safe to use. We’ve already mentioned some of the nasty side effects of prostaglandins. But even lash serums that use prostaglandins are FDA approved in the United States.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise caution though. Sticking with an eyelash serum that only uses safe natural ingredients is the best way to ensure your health.
Always look for companies that are open and honest about the ingredients they use in their eyelash serums. Despite their popularity and over-the-counter status, it can be difficult to find warnings about the potential side effects of eyelash serums that contain harmful prostaglandins.
Some companies also use synthetic prostaglandins in their eyelash serums. These synthetic prostaglandins may be under a different name, but they’re just as harmful.
Just because some large brands like Latisse or Revitalash are effective, doesn’t mean they’re worth it. These brands both use prostaglandins.
We’ve already shown you why prostaglandins are something to look out for, but it’s helpful to know what their side effects are in more detail.
The side effects of prostaglandins include swollen eyelids or burning eyes. It’s possible prostaglandin could also have a negative effect on women who are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing chemotherapy.
Another dreadful side effect is the darkening of eyelids, and skin around your eyes. Prostaglandin has even been shown to darken eye color.
Many women would prefer not to have dark circles around their eyes, even if it means having longer lashes. That and other harmful side effects would negate any of the benefits longer lashes would have on your appearance.
These side effects are irritating and should be displayed prominently. Wellington ophthalmologist Dr Jesse Gale, a glaucoma specialist, says “the warnings need to be properly displayed.”
There are also more serious medical concerns associated with prostaglandins. They’re currently under a lot of scrutiny, and while they are FDA approved it’s best to stay away from them.
Why You Should Only Use Eyelash Serums With Natural Ingredients
A growing number of experts believe that any product containing prostaglandins should be strictly prescription-only. It’s easy to see why.
Prostaglandins are chemical compounds with hormone-like effects. The ingredient originally came from glaucoma medication. Once it was found that patients using it grew darker and longer lashes, it started to be sold as a beauty product.
But the hormone like effect of the chemical started causing big problems for the people that used it. The ministry of health has received many complaints about revitalash, a serum that uses prostaglandin, since 2009.
A Consumer 2020 survey found that a high percentage of people who had tried over-the-counter serums, stopped using them because of the added side effects.
It’s clear to see lash serums that rely on prostaglandins and their synthetic counterparts just aren’t worth it.
But it’s still possible to grow eyelashes naturally. While they may take a few weeks longer, serums with natural ingredients are the best for your health and appearance.
Growing Your Eyelashes Naturally
The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll see your lashes transform. We hope you find the right serum for you.
Of course we suggest our Botanical Lash Serum, since we’ve seen the results for ourselves. It’s got everything you need to grow beautiful, long, and full lashes – without any harmful chemicals.
If you have any questions at all about our Botanical Lash Serum, or its ingredients, let us know. We’d be happy to help.