I used a lash serum for 90 days, and I found myself reflecting on whether or not it was worth it. I’ll cut to the chase, I think it absolutely was – and I’ll share why that is in this article.
Let’s dive in!
Are Lash Serums Worth It?
An eyelash growth serum is totally worth the investment if you’re looking to get longer-looking lashes at an affordable price without the need for fake lashes and extensions.
I will say this thought, it does take time. So you need to be patient and apply your serum diligently every day.
After doing it religiously for 3 months, I can think of 9 reasons why lash serums are worth it.
#1 Achieve Longer & Fuller Eyelashes
This one goes without saying. You purchase the product for this very reason.
Lash serums are formulated with ingredients that help to condition and enhance your lashes. Some popular ingredients are amino acids, biotin, and peptides.
Some of them go one step further and add an ingredient called “prostaglandin”. This is an active ingredient similar to what you can find in Latisse, a prescription growth serum.
#2 Repair and Strengthen Your Natural Lashes
Weak or brittle natural lashes can benefit from a good lash serum.
Several reasons can lead to weak eyelashes such as malnutrition, medical conditions or over-plucking. More specifically in my field, I’ve seen women abuse false eyelashes with terrible applications or by simply wearing them for too long.
Seeing a disaster like this simply gives me nightmares.
But I digress…
#3 Save Time
Do you spend at least 15 minutes every morning putting mascara on or getting your pair of false eyelashes just right?
You’re not alone.
If you are using a good lash serum, you can say goodbye to the daily hassle and time-consuming process of applying false lashes or layering on coats of mascara.
Now, you can simply curl your lashes and be on your way.
This represents a huge time-saving for busy ladies who want to look good with minimal effort.
#4 No Artificial Enhancements
There are different methods to get longer eyelashes but the most popular one is definitely eyelash extensions.
First, let me just say that I love lash extensions. There is nothing like waking up with perfect lashes every day. In the hands of an experienced stylist, you can achieve any look you want, from natural and flirty to bold and dramatic.
But some people don’t like having synthetic fibers attached to their natural lashes. They would prefer to have something completely natural.
Also, if not done correctly, lash extensions can cause damage. That’s why it’s important to go to a reputable stylist who uses high-quality products.
#5 Low Maintenance
Nothing beats the convenience of a low-maintenance beauty routine.
Let’s be honest, as beautiful as some other lash enhancement treatments are, they do require maintenance.
For example, lash extensions need to be refilled every two to three weeks. Lash lifts need to be done every 6 to 8 weeks.
On the other hand, all you need is a quick application at the root of your lashes once per day with a lash serum. That’s it!
Now that’s what I call low-maintenance!
#6 Quick Application at Home
It only takes a minute or two to apply the serum before going to bed or early in the morning.
It’s so easy that you can even do it while you are watching TV or working on the computer.
Some eyelash growth serums come with a mascara wand applicator while others have a liquid eyeliner applicator. In both cases, the application is quick and easy.
Simply apply some products to the root of your lashes and you are done!
#7 Huge Confidence Boost
This one is a no-brainer. When you look good, you feel good.
A full lash line with beautiful lashes can really make your eyes pop and help you feel more confident.
When my lashes look great, I feel great. Whether you are going on a first date, giving a presentation at work, or attending a wedding, looking your best will give you the extra boost of confidence you need to make a great impression.
#8 Relatively Inexpensive
You might think spending $60 to $100 on a small bottle of eyelash-enhancing serum is pricey. But when you compare it to other lash enhancement treatments, it’s actually quite reasonable.
For example, a single session of lash extensions can cost anywhere from $80 to $375 for a classic full set depending on where you live and the salon you go to. And don’t forget the monthly refills!
Lash lifts are also quite pricey, with a single session costing $75 to $150.
So what about lash serums?
That little bottle will last you several months. If you make a quick comparison, it is actually a very affordable option.
#9 Compatible With Other Lash Enhancement Services
This is one reason I often get asked.
In some cases, they are even recommended!
For example, when I a client walks into my salon asking for a lash lift or extensions, but the natural lashes are so tiny or damaged, it’s really not worth it.
In such cases, I recommend using a lash growth serum for at least a month or two to help improve the condition of the lashes before getting any other treatment done.
This will help for eyelash extensions since I’ll have a stronger base to work with. It will also make a big difference for a lash lift since the treatment will have a more noticeable impact.
Would I Do It Again?
Absolutely. As a matter of fact, I’ve included it in my daily beauty routine before I go to bed. I love having the feeling of nourishing my lashes while I sleep 🙂
I’m not sure how long I’ll continue but I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
I will say this thought, I did a lot of research on this topic – and that’s why I’m comfortable with long-term usage. Some products come with prostaglandin analog ingredients that have known side effects. That’s why I decided to choose a safe product without prostaglandins. You can check out my recommended lash serum list here.
How Much Did It Cost?
In my case, I bought a 3.5 ml bottle for about $120. It might seem pricy at first, but I think it’s quite low for 3 months of usage. On top of that, I haven’t finished the bottle yet.
I really enjoyed using a lash serum for 90 days. My lashes look healthy and more robust. I don’t think they’ve looked that good in years actually.
Overall, it was well worth my money, effort, and time (small amount).
What about you? Have you tried one? If yes, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
– Asako 🙂