We finally decided to look for the best eyelash conditioners.
We have to admit that it definitely took us some time to do all the testing but after lots of discussion with our reviewers, we are now happy to present you our results and comments on the eyelash products we tested.
Like you, we want fuller and longer eyelashes.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.
Here are our results.
- Overall Note
- PG analog
- Botanical extracts/peptides
- Compatible with extensions
- Lash growth
- Average Price
- Lusros Serum
- Water - based
- Really good surprise of our testing, which gave great results but needs more time to get them.
- VieBeauti Serum
- Water - based
- Good serum but lacks biotin leading to results not as great as the first 2 serums. Is more expensive if we calculate the price per mL.
- Rapidlash Serum
- Water - based
- Good serum but seems less effective after the reformulation or removal of the PG
- LashForce NYK1 Serum
- Water - based
- Serum that could use more active ingredients to boost the growth. Some decent results.
- FEG lash serum
- Water - based
- Serum which seems to be a plain water gel. Maybe a mistake on the packaging ingredient list. Anyway, no real change with it.
- 1 What Is an Eyelash Conditioner?
- 2 The New Eyelash Conditioners
- 3 The Difference Between Eyelash Growth Serums and Eyelash Conditioners
- 4 What are the benefits of eyelash conditioners or enhancers compared to eyelash growth serums?
- 5 Besides the Pg analogs, what Ingredients Stimulate Eyelash Growth?
- 6 How We Conducted Our Tests to find the Best Eyelash Conditioners
- 7 Top 1 : Lusros Eyelash Growth Serum
- 8 Top 2 : VieBeauti Eyelash Growth Serum
- 9 Top 3 : Rapidlash Eyelash Growth Serum
- 10 Top 4 : Lash Force Eyelash serum NYK 1
- 11 The serum to avoid: FEG lash serum
- 12 Our Conclusion
What Is an Eyelash Conditioner?
Just like your hair, your eyelashes can become dry, brittle, and damaged over time.
And just like you condition your hair to restore its natural moisture and protect it from the elements, you can use an eyelash conditioner to do the same for your lashes.
An eyelash conditioner is a leave-on treatment that is applied to the lashes nightly, similar to how you would apply a hair conditioner.
Eyelash conditioners typically contain a variety of conditioning and moisturizing agents, as well as extracts, peptides, amino acids, and other nutrients. These ingredients work together to hydrate and nourish the lashes, helping to repair damage and prevent future breakage.
If you’re looking for a beauty product that can give you longer, fuller eyelashes, you might be wondering whether to choose an eyelash conditioner or an eyelash growth serum.
Both products can help to improve the appearance of your lashes, but they work in different ways.
Eyelash conditioners are typically used to moisturize and protect lashes, while eyelash growth serums are designed to stimulate growth. Is it that simple ?
In fact, things have changed a little…..
The New Eyelash Conditioners
Because current eyelash conditioners can help to nourish and fortify lashes, preventing breakage and also promoting growth.
For some people, eyelash thickening and growth achieved from an eyelash conditioner can be just as impressive as that achieved by an eyelash growth serum.
However, results vary depending on the individual, and there is no guarantee that you will achieve the same results as the models in the before-and-after photos.
So if you’re looking for a miracle product that will transform your lashes overnight, you may be disappointed.
But if you’re willing to give it a try, an eyelash conditioner could just provide the same results as a growth serum – but perhaps not as dramatic.
The Difference Between Eyelash Growth Serums and Eyelash Conditioners
Traditionally, what distinguishes eyelash conditioners from eyelash growth serum is the presence of a prostaglandin analog which stimulates active and dormant eyelash follicles
As a reminder: Prostaglandin ( PG) analogs are molecules that extend the growth phase of the lashes, so that more lashes are in the growth phase at the same time and the eyelashes become both longer and thicker.
The most famous example is Bimatoprost ( a prostaglandin analog) found in Latisse eyelash serum. but the thing is it is sold under medical prescription and pretty expensive.
10 years ago, if you were looking to boost the growth of your lashes to make them longer and fuller, using only an eyelash conditioner would not have got you there – you would have needed the boost of an eyelash growth serum such as latisse serum or at least a latisse alternative with a PG analog.
But this is no longer the case.
Today with the advent of many more new molecules such as peptides, botanical extracts, biotin, vitamins etc…. some eyelash conditioners combining smartly these molecules can definitely promote and help your lashes grow. So much so that they are now also called eyelash enhancer serums or even eyelash growth serums by extension.
The distinction between these products is not as clear nowadays.
Whichever route you choose, be sure to stick with it for at least four weeks to see results.
What are the benefits of eyelash conditioners or enhancers compared to eyelash growth serums?
- Impressive results: these new generation serums can also give impressive results with longer and thicker eyelashes
- no side effects: because they don’t include Pg analogues, they don’t have as many side effects (irritation, potential darkening of irises) and they can be used by pregnant women or breastfeeding women whcih is not the case for serums with prostaglandin analogs such as latisse…. ( of course pregnan women should check with their doctor prior any treatment)
- Cost effective: they are also much more affordable (because they don’t include expensive PG analogues)
Besides the Pg analogs, what Ingredients Stimulate Eyelash Growth?
The ingredients you’ll want to look for are biotin, botanical extracts and peptides that will promote the growth of your eyelashes.
- Biotin is a B vitamin that helps to strengthen keratin, the protein that makes up hair. It can be found in foods like salmon, avocado, and nuts, but if you’re not getting enough of it in your diet, a supplement can help. Studies have found that biotin supplementation can result in longer, thicker lashes in just four to eight weeks. ( my favorite biotin supplement HERE in liquid or Biotin capsules HERE on Amazon)
- Botanical extracts can help boost blood circulation to the eyelash follicles, encouraging growth.
- Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can help promote collagen production, which can in turn lead to fuller, thicker lashes. Peptides stimulate hair growth at the follicle, making them an important ingredient in many lash serums. Look for products that contain lash-supporting peptides like palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and acetyl tetrapeptide-5.
While there are many lash serums on the market, not all of them contain these key ingredients.
When choosing a lash serum, be sure to look for one that contains biotin, botanical extracts, and peptides. These ingredients will help to give you the long, luscious lashes you desire.
How We Conducted Our Tests to find the Best Eyelash Conditioners
To conduct our reviews, we gathered 16 serums (some with PG analogs and others without).
The goal was to find the best 5 eyelash conditioners or enhancers with one main focus: what serum would give us the best results in terms of length and thickness with latisse serum as being the reference.
Each one of our reviewers got enough product to test it for 3-4 months.
We then collected the reviews of each and compared the results and other criteria such as the price, the formula, the presence of harmful substances such as parabens etc…to come up with our own list of best eyelash conditioners or enhancers.
Of course, as you can imagine comparing eyelash growth is somehow subjective as it is done on different individuals. That adds even more factors that could impact or influence the action of the serums.
So please take our results with a grain of salt.
We did our best to make our guide and reviews as helpful as possible by giving you a few pointers and concepts to help with your decision but ultimately you will have to decide by yourself what is the best product for you.
So what are the best eyelash conditioners or enhancers ?
Check out our top 4 and one to avoid !
Top 1 : Lusros Eyelash Growth Serum
When we started the testing, we expected all the serum with PG analogues to outperform any eyelash serums without PG analogues.
But we were wrong.
This serum was a total surprise and gave us impressive results that were even better than those with PG analogues. ( you can find it HERE on amazon)
Lusros Eyelash Growth Serum has everything that we like. It is packed with the top ingredients for eyelashes such as biotin, panthenol, amino acid, peptides and botanical extracts.
In fact, Lusros Eyelash Growth Serum is one of the few over the counter eyelash serums that is formulated with the powerful active ingredient – Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 – that is said to boost the keratin genes that control the thickness and length of your eyelashes ( why is it important? Keratin is the most important protein making up your nails, hair and eyelashes….)
The users also saw an increase of 25% in eyelash length when using this peptide in eyelash serums.
However, the results did not really appear quickly, it was really noticeable after the 3rd month mark.
As you know, eyelashes need time to grow and for any serums, you need to be patient to see results.
And the results really were beyond our expectations.
This serum really blew us away with long and thicker eyelashes. (of course, with Latisse the results would have been better, but we were really happy with the results all the more as we did not need a prescription and it is much more affordable.)
It is about $39 for 5ml whereas latisse would cost $190 for 5ml……So, you can get great results with a fraction of the cost…. Who would say no? ( you can find it HERE on amazon)
Ingredients of lusros eyelash serum :
Deionized Water, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Bacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Panthenol, Arginine HCI, Serine, Threonine, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Biotinoyl Tripeptide- 1
If we compare with latisse, we had to wait much longer to get our results.
So, yeah you will have to be a bit more patient but somehow it is fine because it is way cheaper and also you don’t have the risk of darkening skin ( side effect) that could occur when using Latisse….. and also less irritation…..
Top 2 : VieBeauti Eyelash Growth Serum
This eyelash serum has been launched recently – but it’s already getting the attention of beauty magazines and youtubers. (We bought it HERE on amazon)
VieBeauti Eyelash Growth Serum has a more simple formula than the previous serum.
It is packed with amino acids ( the building blocks of the proteins that make for the eyelashes). it has also a few botanical extracts that boost the blood circulation and some peptides that promote the growth of the eyelashes.
We liked the results.
They were not as great as with Luxros serum, but we can clearly see a difference after 4 months.
We also like the price which is similar to luxros serum.
Vibeauti serum cost $30 for 3ml. ( As a reminder, Luxros serum is $39 for 5 ml.)
If we compare the price per ml, vibeauti serum is $10 per ml while luxros serum is $8 per ml ( $39/5 ml)
Viebeauty eyelash serum ingredients:
Purified water, Alanine, isoleucine, arginine, glutamic acid, serine, valine, lysine, threonine, aspartic acid, histidine, Butanediol, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM extract. NYMPHAEA COERULEA Flower extract, PANAX GINSENG root extract, Hydrolyzed silk, oligopeptide 1
We think the lack of biotin could explain why we did not get as good results as for luxros serum. Biotin is clearly a key ingredient for eyelash growth. It should be a must have in the formula.
Other than that, this is a good serum that can restore lost lashes and boost the growth of new eyelashes. (We bought it HERE on amazon)
Top 3 : Rapidlash Eyelash Growth Serum
Eyelash Growth Serum by RapidLash is a popular product that has been on the market for a while.
(we bought ours HERE on amazon. )
Recently, they removed the active ingredient isopropyl cloprostenate, which made it safe for people with light-colored eyes.
As a reminder, isopropyl cloprostenate is a prostaglandin analog which ( like latisse with bimatoprost) could darken eyelid skin and irises.
The removal of the Pg analog made it safer for sure but some readers told us it also made it less effective……
Well, the product includes plenty of peptides, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, pumpkin seed extract, biotin, and panthenol.
So, how does this serum hold up?
Well, the results obtained with this serum are quite good. There was no irritation and after 3 months, the eyelashes got longer and thicker.
Rapidlash eyelash conditionner ingredients :
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octopeptide-2, Copper Tripeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-1, Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Rhizobian Gum, Biotin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Panthenol, Pantethine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Sea Water, Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Oleate, Potassium Sorbate.
Compared to the other serums, this one is a bit more expensive. Not much more though as it is $34 for a 3 ml bottle. (As a reminder vibeauti serum is $30 from 3 ml) (we bough the rapidlash serum HERE on amazon. )
So, Rapidlash is a good eyelash serum that is probably not as good as it used to be with the removal of the PG analogue but it is still a good serum that can give your eyelashes a good boost.
Top 4 : Lash Force Eyelash serum NYK 1
This lash serum is relatively unknown in the US.
The first thing that surprised us was the size of the bottle.
It is a 8ml bottle. This is quite unusual because most of the time eyelash serums are between 2 ml and 5 ml. So, a 8 ml is not a feature to ignore. Of course, you could say, then this must be expensive… Well, it is about $40 for 8 ml. (you can find it HERE on amazon)
When we have a look at the list of ingredients, we can’t say we are impressed. The formula is quite limited though but at least we have biotin, and some botanical extracts ( ginseng and Japanese felwort) but no peptides, no amino acids etc…
Lash Force Eyelash serum NYK 1 Ingredients :
Purified Water (Aqua), Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Swertia Japonica Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Biotin, Sodium Chloride, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Benzalkonium Chloride
So, what were the results?
well, we had some results.
We cannot say we were impressed. We could see a difference after 3 months. Is it dramatic? No but at least there were no irritation during the testing.
The negative? Well, this serum lacks in peptides which probably explains why we did not get the same best results as with the other previous serums. (you can buy it HERE on amazon)
The serum to avoid: FEG lash serum
Let’s be clear.
We did not see much difference after 3 months.
This is not surprising because when we take a look at the formula, this serum is just some salty water jellified with a thickening agent (cellulose gum): in other words, this is just some gel without any active ingredients that could nourish or stimulate the growth of your eyelashes.
You can find it HERE on amazon.
- Purified water
- Sodium chloride : it is the scientific name of table salt.
- Benzalkonium chloride : it is a preservative to keep the product germ free.
- Citric acid : Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is mainly used as a pH adjustor to make it more acidic .
- Disodium phosphate is what we call a buffering agent to adjust the pH of the product
- Cellulose gum : it is a thickening agent to make the solution more viscous.
It is cheap, $17 for 3 ml but it can be because it is just plain water…..Frankly I don’t understand how they even get so many good reviews…. We probably did not get the same product as the others.
If you do give it a try, let us know if you got some results.
We would be curious to see if your experience is different. ( you can find it HERE on amazon)
So, if you’re looking for fuller and longer eyelashes without spending a fortune or dealing with the side effects of Latisse serum, give eye conditioners a try.
These are much cheaper and – if you choose wisely – can give you similar results!
To be real, you may not get quite as dramatic results as you would from using Latisse serum, but with patience and sticking to the routine, you can still achieve great eyelash growth.