Do you secretly wish you had long eyelashes? If so, it’s no wonder. Long lashes are a universal symbol of beauty. They can make you look incredibly attractive and in many cases are the shortcut to applying make-up. If you weren’t born with long lashes, there are many things you can do to make up for it: fake lashes, mascara, curling. But there’s another option out there called eyelash growth serum. It’s the ideal route to take and there are plenty of products out there that promise to grow the long lashes you seek.

Most eyelash serums are all hype

You have to be careful when shopping for serums. Many of them do not do what they say they are going to do. Some do contain the active ingredient biotin such as Lancer Lash Serum Intense and Body Merry Lash & Brow Elixir. Several experts, however do not 100% believe that biotin will grow your hair much faster, let along eyelash hair.

A trick to try

Although not proven, there is a method you can try that will create the illusion of a long lash and that’s castor oil. The oil can make your eyelashes look longer while creating a glossing effect. It may even prevent breakage.

FDA-approved eyelash growth treatment

According to experts, in order for lash growth to be truly effected, the specific product must affect the cycle of eye lash growth. The only FDA-approved treatment proven to do that is Latisse. It can extend the growth stage of the eyelash with it’s key ingredient bimatoprost.

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