We all condition our hair, so why are we neglecting our eyelashes? If you want your lashes to grow longer, look thicker, and appear more lush all around—sans extensions—you need to add a lash serum to your nightly skincare routine. And according to LASHFOOD’s Faith Kim, any lash serum falls into one of two categories. “There are chemical bases—prostaglandin analog—and then plant-based ones,” says the clean beauty brand’s co-founder and president. “Prostaglandin is the active found in chemical enhancers. Latisse uses a prostaglandin analog called bimatoprost, which is a glaucoma drug.” Alternatively, you can look for serums made with Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 (a peptide), biotin, arginine, or bamboo. The one catch? You do have to remember to apply the lash serum every single day. Ahead, 10 of our tried-and-true favorites.
Hop on the vegaLASH Volumizing Serum train if you prefer vegan and cruelty-free products. Or, if you want a serum that actually works—Vegamour‘s website says you can see visible results about 30 days in.
Peptides, antioxidants, and amino acids keep lashes healthier for longer, so they’re less likely to shed before they reach their longest and plushest potential.
Though just a tad pricier than the Maybelline lash serum also available at the drugstore, this one has the advantage of being in a click-pen dispenser, so you can easily swipe the formula across your lashline.
This vegan and eco-cert certified natural lash serum promises the same lash-boosting effects as the others in this story, but without any ingredients you might be looking to avoid. Just be sure to apply it every single day.
Have you ever noticed that babies have the best eyelashes? We can’t promise the same result, but after committing to this lash serum for several weeks, our natural lashes did look significantly longer and thicker.
There are over 20,000 reviews on Amazon touting just how awesome this lash serum is. Nothing else really needs to be said. Just head over to Amazon right now and Prime it to your house.
This serum is a pricier pick, but it contains proven skincare ingredients to help weak eyelashes grow stronger and longer in as little as 30 days.
You can swipe this lash serum on both sparse brows and eyelashes thanks to the convenient doe-foot applicator. You’ll have to use it both morning and night, though, to see noticeable results.
This top lash serum has a cocktail of lash-boosting ingredients to cover every base: peptides, vitamins and minerals like biotin and panthenol, amino acids, soybean oil, and pumpkin seed extract.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.