Eyelash Growth Serums? Do they work?

Check out this blog below written by the amazing team at Nouveau Lashes.


HOW DOES EYELASH GROWTH SERUM WORK? THE SCIENCE, EXPLAINED There are so many different lash growth serums on the market, we want to make it simple so you can understand how they work in order to make the best decision for you.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LASH GROWTH SERUMS?  Lash serums work by nourishing and boosting the lashes using a variety of ingredients and they fall into three main categories based on their key active ingredients:

  • Prostaglandin derived

  • Peptide based

  • Vitamin based

That sounds simple, right? There’s a lot more to it so let us explain the science…

IS EYELASH GROWTH SERUM SAFE?  Lash serums can include a variety of ingredients so it’s important you understand how they work and if there are any potential side effects. For example, it has been reported that some prostaglandin delivered ingredients can have a low risk of potential side effects. However, any product sold within the EU must adhere to very stringent cosmetic regulations to be legally sold.

WHAT IS PROSTAGLANDIN?  Prostaglandin analogues are drugs used to treat a condition of the eye called Glaucoma, and one side effect from this drug was found to be lash growth. Off the back of this, prostaglandin derived lash serums were born. It is not always that obvious if a lash serum contains prostaglandin derived ingredients as they don’t appear in the ingredient listing as “prostaglandin” but as “isopropyl cloprostenate” or “isopropyl phenylhydroxypentene dihydroxycyclopentylheptene” or “dechloro dihydroxy difluoro ethylcloprostenolamide”, just to name a few.