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What Are The Common Eyelash Serum Ingredients?

Eyelashes play an imminent role in protecting and beautifying eyes. Long and thick eyelashes are highly desired by many. Although fake eyelashes, extensions, and mascaras ...

by Lexie Kiara

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Eyelashes play an imminent role in protecting and beautifying eyes. Long and thick eyelashes are highly desired by many. Although fake eyelashes, extensions, and mascaras may add temporary grace, they have nothing to do with naturally enhancing the growth of lashes.

Nowadays people are after natural serums containing organic ingredients that can nurture eyelashes and promote their sustainable growth. However, most of us are unaware of the right composition that makes up an effective serum.

Key Ingredients Found In Eyelash Serums

Let’s discuss some significant ingredients that you need to look for while purchasing an eyelash serum. 

Common Eyelash Serum Ingredients
  • Peptides: Peptides are protein fragments that can promote the growth of eyelashes. They stimulate the growth of hair within the follicles and strengthen them to prevent breakage. Peptides function as the building block of proteins that repair damage caused by different lifestyle factors. It is commonly used in skincare products to encourage the production of collagen.
  • Biotin: Biotin plays an important role in strengthening hair which includes eyelashes and eyebrows. It is a B vitamin that helps the body receive nutrients from carbs, proteins, and fats. Biotin deficiency weakens eyelashes and causes damage. Topical application of biotin promotes the growth of strong eyelashes within the follicles.
  • Natural oils: Natural oils like castor oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and almond oil are effective in strengthening eyelashes. They condition and add luster to the eyelashes and make them appear thicker. Natural oils contain essential nutrients that nurture follicles and promote the growth of eyelashes. Antioxidants and vitamin E in natural oils protect them from environmental stressors. 
  • Panthenol: Panthenol has hydrating properties and stimulates the growth of fuller and healthy-looking lashes. Panthenol prevents the breakage of lashes by offering nourishment and sealing in moisture. It protects the lashes from environmental pollutants and other stressors. 
  • DHT Blockers: Natural DHT blockers like grape and pumpkin seed extracts are used in eyelash serums to avoid breakage and promote its growth. They prevent DHT from binding to hair follicles and damaging them. Ingredients like pumpkin seed oil, saw palmetto and red clover are used as DHT blockers in serums. 
  • White willow bark extract: White willow bark extract has exfoliating properties that remove dead cells and clear the way for hair follicles to sprout healthy eyelashes. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent oxidative stress and reduce age-related damage to eyelashes. Salicylic acid in white willow bark helps remove dirt and cleanse the hair roots. 
  • Plant Stem Cell: Eyelashes naturally contain stem cells that develop into keratinocytes that make up the visible part of eyelashes. Stem cells also process keratin which makes lashes look full and healthy. Exposure to UV radiation and age-related factors inhibits the regenerative potential of stem cells leading to weaker lashes. Adding plant stem cells in serums makes up for this condition and helps maintain healthy lashes. 
  • Turmeric Root Extract: The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric root extract reduce inflammation in the oil glands of lashes and induce their growth. It exhibits antifungal properties that can combat infections. Curcumin in turmeric has been found in studies to stimulate the growth of lashes. It has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals and reduce age-related damage. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid helps keep eyelashes moist and well-hydrated. It conditions and adds luster to the lashes, making them appear fuller and thicker. Hyaluronic acid maintains moisture and prevents dryness and breakage of hairs. It also contains nourishing components that repair and rebuild damaged cells. Applying hyaluronic acid can help reverse the damage done with lash extensions.
  • Panax Ginseng Extract: Panax Ginseng is known for its ability to boost blood circulation and support the growth of healthy lashes. It helps deliver nutrients to the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth. The ingredient strengthens hair and prevents breakage. Including panax ginseng extract in eyelash serums contribute to the growth of denser and healthier lashes. 
  • Swertia Japonica Extract: It is a traditional Japanese herb that is used as a key ingredient in many eyelash care serums. Applying the extract is known to enhance the length and thickness of lashes. It nourishes hair follicles from within and supports lash appearance and vitality. The herbal extract offers nourishment and deeply moisturizes hair to improve flexibility and strength. 

While looking for eyelash serums that naturally promote healthy lash growth, it is important to check for toxic ingredients. Choosing products with a nourishing oil base can provide natural moisture to lashes and support their growth. Such ingredients nourish the hair follicles with proteins, and vitamins, ensuring long-term benefits. Many popular brands in the market are infused with parabens, prostaglandins, chemicals, and cheap ingredients. These products risk our health and make us vulnerable to potential hazards. Exposing the eyes to harmful chemicals not only damages eyelashes but may even affect vision. Always look out for serums that contain high-quality organic components, plant extracts, natural oils, and vitamins.

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