The eyelashes may technically exist to keep debris out of the eyes, but most women only view them as a beauty feature. There is a great desire to follow fashion styles today and have impossibly long and thick lashes. Most women are unable to achieve this without some type of help and that is why mascara, serum and cosmetic treatments promising a set of more fluttery eyelashes are always in demand. Unfortunately, not all promises are kept by these products and many women have become cautious about spending their money on something new.
What are eyelash serums?
An eyelash growth serum is a product designed to either lengthen or thicken the lashes or both. People that use serums typically want lashes that will be more noticeable without spending hours at a salon or worrying about makeup washing away or wearing off. There are numerous serums and they do not all work the same way. Some are brushed onto the entire lash and others are applied only to the lash line.
Do serums actually work?
Some serums improve the condition of the eyelashes to slow eyelash shedding or they prevent breakage so the lashes look longer and are thicker. Other products coat the lashes with oil that gives the illusion of thicker lashes. Some help to lengthen the growth phase of the lashes which causes longer lashes because the body is not shutting down this phase when it normally would.
Are there any risks?
There are always potential risks when using any product near the eye. Redness and irritation of the eye, stinging during application and possible infection are some of the side effects noticed with various brands of eyelash serum. Prescription serums can even potentially make the eye color darker or cause brown spots in the eye.
Consider only trying serums made from natural ingredients to avoid side effects. Read reviews and try the products that have free trial offers to separate the brands that are truly effective from the ones that are known as scams. Remember to use the product as directed and use it consistently. It may take several weeks before the lashes will show growth.