I don't know about you, but I hate false eyelashes. I don't know many people who will willingly glue them on, day after day, just so they can have a pair of thick, beautiful lashes. It's a pain, and even magnetic lashes are a hassle.
False lashes are terrible because they have a tendency to fall off at odd times. You also can get infections from them, so you have to be smart about eyelash extensions and the like.
In a perfect world, we would all have gorgeous, long eyelashes that have that perfect amount of curl. However, we don't—but a lot of companies have been struggling to try to change than thanks to the invention of eyelash growth serums.
These serums, when applied to eyelash lids, are designed to stimulate the growth of longer and thicker lashes. Some even claim to give you darker lashes, potentially getting rid of the need for mascara altogether.
Though many serums have great reviews, many are total junk. Here are the ones that work, according to the pros and top reviewers.
Latisse by Latisse
To date, only one serum has ever been FDA-approved for the improvement of eyelash growth. That serum, of course, is Latisse. This clinically-tested serum is known for having excellent results and for being one of the only prescription eyelash growth serums on the market.
This serum is also the one that started it all, and it was originally a treatment for eye pressure. When patients started noticing that they got longer lashes, it's easy to see where things started to go.
Lash Serum Intense by Lancer
If you don't have the time or patience to go to a doctor for an eyelash serum, why not try to get a nice dose of biotin into your lashes? Biotin has been proven to help encourage hair growth and regularly finds its way into top quality eyelash products.
Lancer's Lash Serum Intense is a great product that can be applied right on the lash line for a nice, subtle boost in eyelash growth. Reviewers swear by it, and so do we.
Advanced Eyelash Conditioner by Revitalash
Revitalash might be one of the best companies to go to when you want to have fuller lashes, and not just because they make an impeccable mascara, either. It's because they really, truly, adore coming up with gear that makes your natural lashes and brows looking their best.
This serum has had clinical studies that showed improved lash appearance and more importantly, stronger lashes. So, if you're looking for a good serum to start with, this absolutely makes for a great choice.
Eyelash Enhancing Serum by RapidLash
With over 6 million units sold and thousands of five-star ratings on Dermstore, it's easy to see why RapidLash is considered to be one of the best eyelash growth serums on the market. People who have used this claim to see Latisse-like effects after a couple months of use.
This easy-application serum is a great choice for people who want to see striking results and enjoy seeing people ask if they're wearing falsies, or just have great lashes.
Lavish Lash by Hairgenics
Currently reigning supreme as the number one best seller on Amazon of its kind, Hairgenics' Lavish Lash remains the highest-rated non-prescription eyelash growth on the market. This awesome lash serum doesn't just work on lashes; it's great for brows too.
The reason why it works is because it's filled with clinically-tested phytochemicals that are linked to better lash growth. Most people see effects within 60 days of use.
Eyelash Enhancer by Pierre Lorenzo
Another very highly rated serum to consider is Pierre Lorenzo's Eyelash Enhancer. This is one of only two eyelash growth serums to have over 2,000 five star reviews on Amazon, and that's definitely a testament to quality.
This serum has results start coming in as quickly as a week after first use. If you're skittish about losing money on eyelash growth serums that don't work, this is a great choice. It comes with a money back guarantee.
Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer by LASHFOOD
Indie makeup brand LASHFOOD is all about giving people those gorgeous lashes, and it's something they do extremely well. Their smash hit eyelash serum was developed by one of the world's best scientist teams with the hope of making eyelash extensions go the way of the dodo.
Unlike other eyelash growth serums, this one has none of the potentially irritating ingredients that tend to make people shy away from using them. If you have sensitive skin, this organic formula will be your best friend.
Lashes To Die For™ Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment by Peter Thomas Roth
Peter Thomas Roth always makes some really impressive skincare stuff, so is it really that shocking that the brand also makes really good eyelash enhancing goods? Not really.
Lashes To Die For™ Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment brings you the quality and effectiveness you expect from Peter Thomas Roth into an eyelash serum. The many five star ratings and positive reviews don't lie; it's good stuff!
Enhancements Lash Boost by Rodan + Fields
Though they aren't newcomers to the skincare scene, Rodan + Fields still are considered to be a more "underground" type of brand. Don't let it fool you, though. They do amazing things.
After using this serum for 16 weeks, around 80 percent of women see improved eyelash thickness and definition. That's not a bad look, if you ask us.
Full Lash and Brow Serum by Shiseido
If you know anything about Japanese skincare brands, then you already are aware that Shiseido is the best of the batch. Their clinical attention to detail and quality has created some of the world's purest skincare products—and now, they have eyelash growth serums too.
This serum works by hydrating lashes and dosing them with arginine in order to encourage lash growth and improve lash strength. If you love thicker lashes and brows, Shiseido will have you covered.