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The best eyelash growth serums for longer, thicker lashes

Updated ·5 min read
An eyelash serum can lengthen, condition and strengthen lashes. (Getty Images)
An eyelash serum can lengthen, condition and strengthen lashes. (Getty Images)

Eyelash serums are a long-term solution to enhancing hair growth and improving brittle lashes, which can be a result of overdoing it with extensions and falsies.

They're not a quick fix, however. Most take a three-month treatment plan before you see results, so it's important to remain consistent with your applications to get the best from an eyelash serum product.

We've compiled our top 12 serums which condition, add length and thickness – and some even tint simultaneously.

All have non-drip, minute brushes for easy application for daily or sometimes twice-daily use and with regular use can give dramatically different results.

Spanning a range of prices, starting from just £8, our roundup features big-name brands such as Revitalash and The Ordinary to smaller brands like Sweed and Typology.

The best eyelash serums for long, thick and full lashes

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner | £89 from Cult Beauty

This cult favourite eyelash serum sees dramatic results with 12 weeks of use.

This is the best eyelash growth serum money can buy. It's certainly an investment but well worth the splurge if you're looking for fast, long-term results. It requires a twice-daily commitment, however, over the course of two to three months before you'll start to see a difference, so make sure you stick at it. Thanks to its BioPeptin Complex – a cocktail of peptides and botanical ingredients – it stimulates growth and reduces breakage. Simply apply a fine line along a clean, dry lash line and wait until it dries before applying makeup.

UKLash Eyelash Serum | £37.85 from Feel Unique

UKLash Eyelash Serum
The fine-tip brush on this UKLash serum makes for easy application.

This vegan, fragrance-free formula is formulated with essential vitamins, extracts and peptides to lengthen and strengthen short, thinning or brittle lashes. Apply the non-drip blend once a day to your lash line for eight to 12 weeks for best results.

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash & Brow Serum | £12.40 from Boots

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash & Brow Serum
The Ordinary's Lash & Brow Serum is rich in hair-growth-enhancing peptides.

Earlier this year, The Ordinary expanded their extensive skin and hair range to with this lash and brow serum. The 2-in-1 product is not only packed with growth-enhancing peptides but is one of the most affordable serums on the market.

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Lash & Brow Boosting Serum | £12.99 from Boots

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Lash & Brow Boosting Serum
Let this get to work on lashes by applying a thin layer to your upper and lower lash lines just before bed.

Also dipping its toes into the lash growth arena is Soap & Glory. This budget-friendly serum both conditions and stimulates growth for longer, healthier lashes without breaking the bank – all in just eight weeks.

e.l.f. Enhancing Lash & Brow Serum | £8 from Boots

e.l.f. Enhancing Lash & Brow Serum
This lash serum is rich in antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins.

Coming in at the most affordable lash serum on our list, E.L.F. is one of the best high-street brands on the market. Its nourishing antioxidant-rich formula thickens hairs and leaves lashes longer and fuller, and the slim-brush applicator makes it a breeze to apply.

Clinique High Impact Lash Amplifying serum | £36 from Selfridges

Clinique High Impact Lash Amplifying serum
This serum from Clinique darkens and lengthens lashes.

We've already raved about Clinique's mascara in its High Impact range, and its lash-lengthening serum is just as good. It's a fragrance-free formula featuring a blend of hyaluronic acid, ginseng root, vitamin E and turmeric, which not only enhances the length but slightly tints them too.

Sweed Lashes Eyelash Growth Serum | £42 from Cult Beauty

Sweed Lashes Eyelash Growth Serum
This Sweed lash growth serum will combat damage done by extensions.

Sweed are eyelash experts, loved for its range of strip and individual eyelashes, so they're a trusted brand when it comes to treating short lashes in need of a bit of TLC. Containing pumpkin seed extract, biotin, hyaluronic acid, keratin and panthenol, it's the perfect antidote if your lashes have seen better days after too many extensions.

Eyelashes & Brows Serum | £16.80 from Typology

Eyelashes & Brows Serum
This multi-purpose serum enhances growth of eyelash and eyebrow hair.

Suitable for all skin types, this pea peptide and castor oil-rich serum promises to accelerate the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows. One reviewer said: "I am thrilled to say that this serum does work. I use it most nights before bed, and notice the difference when I put my mascara on.. it is quite significant after just a few weeks of use. Will be purchasing again and keep it in stock!

R.E.M. BEAUTY Flourishing lash and brow boosting serum | £38 from Selfridges

R.E.M. BEAUTY Flourishing lash and brow boosting serum
This R.E.M. BEAUTY lash and brow serum is designed to be applied twice-daily.

Ariana Grande's beauty brand is not just a makeup brand – it has branched out into the beginnings of haircare with this serum. Vegan and cruelty-free, the formula is infused with peptides to fortify hair follicles, enhance growth, prevent breakage and improve density.

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum | £39.99 from Feel Unique

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum
This serum won't irritate sensitive skin around the eye area.

If this customer review doesn't convince you, we don't know what will. "Having worked my way through a fair share of lash growth serums, I can honestly say none comes close to Rapidlash. Super easy to use on clean lashes (I do it nightly), it works in a matter of weeks to improve the health, fullness and length of lashes. After a 4-6 weeks of daily use, I switched to twice-weekly to maintain and focus on the outer lashes for added lift."

Rodial Lash & Brow Booster Serum | £50 from Space NK

Rodial Lash & Brow Booster Serum
Rodial's Lash & Brow Booster Serum also adds gloss to eyelash hairs.

If you're looking to improve the look and length of your lashes without needing to rely on mascara or extensions, this is the product for you. It's packed with vitamin b5, sympeptide, caster oil, and hyaluronic acid to encourage growth and thickness with a daily nightly application.

Shiseido Full Lash Serum | £42 from Space NK

Shiseido Full Lash Serum
This formula nourishes and conditions lashes for a fuller-looking appearance.

This lightweight, non-drip, fast-absorbing serum aims to stimulate the rapid growth of eyelash and eyebrow hairs. Catered to improve the condition of sparse and thin hairs, it has a handy flocked tip applicator to reach the intricate areas of your lash line.

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