How Do I Choose the Best Lash-Growing Mascara?

Kathleen Howard

Lash-growing mascara is a type of mascara that contains natural ingredients designed to lengthen and thicken the eyelashes. Some of these mascaras come as all-in-one products, while others provide users with a conditioner and mascara that must be applied in two different steps. To choose the best eyelash-growing mascara, look for formulas containing ingredients that might work to stimulate growth and fortify lashes. Also choose a mascara that visibly lengthens the lashes, feels comfortable, and lasts throughout the day. In order to determine whether a product is effective, follow all application instructions, use the product regularly, and give the mascara ample time to produce results.

A woman applying lash-growing mascara to her eyelashes.
A woman applying lash-growing mascara to her eyelashes.

To choose a lash-growing mascara, look for products that contain ingredients like copper peptides and arginine, which might work to stimulate growth. Copper peptides are believed to stimulate the capillaries and follicles into growing lashes. Arginine is essential in the production of nitric oxide, which increases blood flow and might also stimulate growth. These two ingredients are commonly used in combination with algae extracts, ginseng and other plant extracts to produce longer, thicker lashes.

Mascara is a makeup that is applied to the eye lashes in order to make them look longer, thicker, and fuller.
Mascara is a makeup that is applied to the eye lashes in order to make them look longer, thicker, and fuller.

While choosing a lash-growing mascara, you will also want to look for a product that contains strengthening agents like cellulose, protein and various vitamins. These ingredients are used to fortify the hair and prevent breakage. Ingredients that increase the health of the lashes are just as important as those that stimulate growth. To choose the best mascara, look for one that contains a balanced formula of strengthening and lengthening ingredients.

As with any mascara, it is also important to choose one that provides an attractive appearance. Look for a mascara that adds both length and volume to your lashes. Some people prefer lash-growing mascaras that come in two different steps, while others prefer the convenience of an all-in-one product. In some cases, two-step mascaras make it easier to build more length and volume without creating a clumpy appearance.

Also test the consistency of the product. A problem with some lengthening mascaras is that they tend to feel heavy or waxy, or they may flake onto the skin. If it is possible to test the mascara before purchasing it, do so to determine whether you will be able to wear it on a daily basis.

Unlike prescription products that contain bimatoprost — a drug that was first used to treat glaucoma — lash-growing mascara may only contain natural ingredients to stimulate growth. While these products can be effective, there is no one mascara that will work for everyone. To give a product a fair chance, it is important to apply the mascara exactly as directed. For optimal results, most lash-growing mascaras must be applied to the root of the lashes. Many products also need to be applied every day for the best results.

To determine whether a mascara is effective in growing eyelashes, you will need to give the product approximately 30 days to work. Lengthening mascara is not a quick fix for short, brittle lashes. If, after 30 days, your lashes have not increased in thickness or length, choose another product that contains different ingredients. You may need to try several products before you find a lash-growing mascara that works for you. In the event that several mascaras fail to produce results, talk to your physician about trying a prescription lash-growing product, or experiment with another type of over-the-counter growing serum.

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I have used bimatoprost for eyelash growth Rundocuri, and it definitely works very well. I noticed eyelash growth after several weeks of using it once a day. However, I would only recommend using it under the supervision of a physician, because some people may experience side effects like skin discoloration and irritation.


Mascaras that make eyelashes look long and thick and even promote lash growth are good options, but I have heard that bimatoprost works even better. Does anyone have any experience using this drug?

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