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'I’m in my 70s and friends ask if I wear false eyelashes': Fans say this $29 serum helps add length and fullness

Say hello to long, voluminous lashes!

Longing for longer lashes? Some of us were born with lackluster eyelashes, while others are bearing witness to them becoming sparser, slimmer and just more "meh" as we age.

Thinning lashes and brows — along with thinning hair overall — can be a natural result of aging, or an indication of health issues or nutritional deficiencies. Plus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that most of us also lose up to five eyelashes a day... and it's not like they grow back right away!

Luckily, there are ways to combat the loss of lash volume, and one of those solutions might be a treatment like Babe Original Babe Lash Essential Lash Serum. This serum aims to provide longer, fuller-looking lashes with consistent use, and thousands of Amazon shoppers have shared that it truly is the real deal.

Are your lashes giving less "va-va-voom" and more "where'd they go"? It might be time to try some Babe Lash.

$29 at Amazon

Babe Lash Essential Lash Serum is a growth formula created to help provide fuller, longer-looking and more voluminous eyelashes and brows. How does it work? The serum is chock-full of ingredients known to nourish hair and thought to encourage growth, like biotin and amino acids.

Biotin, which you may know as a popular vitamin supplement for hair, skin and nail health, is essential to the production of keratin, a protein in the body that forms nails, skin and hair. Some research suggests that a lack of biotin can lead to hair loss. While more research is needed to definitively prove if biotin does help regrow hair; it has been shown to maintain hair growth and may help improve hair's overall thickness and strength. Other included ingredients, like glycerin and panthenol, help to moisturize and condition the lashes, while amino acids like alanine and proline help to hydrate and build collagen, respectively.

By applying every night on both eyes, the serum's formula can get to work, using all of the above ingredients and more to encourage growth and thickness, making for more beautiful blinkers with consistent application.

Using the serum is easy: dip the fine-tip applicator once into the tube and apply a thin line just above the upper lash lines on clean, dry skin just like you would do with your fave eyeliner. Wait 1-2 minutes to dry before touching your eyes or applying any other products... and that's it! You're on your way to having more lusciously-framed peepers — no exorbitant extensions or finicky falsies required.

Babe Lash suggests that beginners apply the serum every 2-3 days at first, working up to nightly application once eyes are accustomed to the product. Some users start to see a difference as soon as 4 weeks in; however, it's probably best to assess growth after about 12 weeks of consistent use. Our suggestion? Take "Before," "During," and "After" pics to compare — and maybe even show off your progress to friends who can't believe your newly-luxe look.

Before and After comparison of eyelash growth next to tube of Babe Lash serum
You could see a difference in your lashes in as little as four weeks, according to the brand. (Babe Original/Amazon)

Babe Lash has received more than 11,000 five-star reviews from Amazon customers, many of whom have noticed a definite difference after using the product. "This lash growth serum really works!" raved one happy user. "I am 65 years old and have not seen my lashes since I was in my 20s. Well, now I get compliments from my husband all the time on how nice my eyes look. I have longer thicker lashes that make it fun to get dolled up for date night."

Another fan noted that while "it took about four weeks to really notice a difference," after six weeks of consistent use "my lashes are soo long and healthy... I've been using for about six months now and my lashes haven't grown much more since the six-week mark but they maintain the great length, even only now using a few times a week. I've experienced zero irritation or issues." (Some users of serums such as these have reported the darkening of eyelids after use; however, it seems the reviewers of Babe Lash are mixed on whether this treatment has caused that kind of pigmentation for them or not.)

One reviewer does warn that eyelids can be itchy while experiencing regrowth of previously dormant lash hairs, but they go on to say that they "LOVE" (all caps) their lashes after using the product for three months. "I get so many compliments on them everywhere I go. No one can believe that they are my real lashes and that I'm not even wearing any mascara."

Ever had a devastating eyelash accident — a lash-cident, perhaps? This serum might help. "I ripped part of my eyelashes out TWO times," said one unlucky customer. "The first time I ripped them out, the serum grew them back in about six weeks. Not only did my bald lashes grow back to their normal length, but all my lashes got SIGNIFICANTLY longer... I didn’t see any growth until the six-week mark and then all [of a] sudden my lashes exploded with length."

"I'm in my 70s and thinning lashes are not unusual at my age. Babe Lash is stunningly effective," shared an ecstatic product devotee. "Lashes are longer and more numerous, so much so that two friends asked if I was wearing false eyelashes."

This serum is less than $30, and shoppers say one tube lasts them quite a long while — "This tube was supposed to last three months but I think I am going to easily get four out of it. That means for less than $10 per month, I have thicker eyebrows and amazing lashes," enthused one

$29 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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