What Helps Eyelashes Grow? The Best Ingredients & Tips That Work June 20 2018
Everyone wants prettier, longer, thicker eyelashes. While conventional cosmetics can look beautiful, there's a good chance they contain ingredients that could be considered harmful and irritating. This can hinder lash growth. Another popular and expensive alternative is lash extensions, but this is an added burden and expense to your beauty routine, and the adhesives used are also potentially hazardous and harmful.
Making the switch to all natural plant based cosmetics and products is a great start, and the tips below will help encourage healthier lash growth.
One important addition you can make for healthier eyelashes, is Our Eyelash Growth Serum has the perfect blend of beneficial ingredients and a 5 star rating.
Castor Oil will stimulate hair follicles and encourage healthier hair growth. It will also assist in fighting micro-organisms that hamper growth.
Olive oil will help promote thicker, stronger, healthier hair.
Brushing your lashes will encourage stimulation of growth and blood circulation, which can directly benefit hair.
Lemon Peel Extract:
Lemon Peel is rich in vitamins C and B, folic acid and other nutrients that promote the growth of eyelashes. Create an extract using fresh lemon peel and soak in olive oil, allowing to sit for at least one week.
Green Tea / Extract:
Green tea will stimulate hair growth, and is a strong antioxidant and rich in flavonoids. Steep green tea in a small amount of water and apply directly to lash line with a cotton bud.
A Healthy Diet:
A well rounded, healthy diet is a very good way to promote healthier hair growth and a healthier body all around. A sure give away to an unhealthy diet is dry, brittle, thinning, unhealthy hair. Some recommendtions to add to your weekly diet: Salmon, pumpkin seeds, lean protein, strawberries, almonds, beans, shiitake mushrooms.
You can formulate a serum of the ingredients above to help encourage natural eyelash growth, by applying to lash line morning and evening. These ingredients may not naturally emulsify, so give your serum a good shake to disperse before application.
There are several imperative ingredients we add to our lash growth serum that have been proven to help encourage natural eyelash growth:
Carnitine: Carnitine is a plant derived amino acid. Many studies have shown that Carnitine will help hair growth significantly.
Horse Chestnut: Is plant derived, and well known as an antioxidant, anti inflammatory. It's also well known for it’s anti aging qualities. Because it can greatly improve vascular health and strength, is it found to encourage hair growth.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide is derived from whole grains and green vegetables. It has been proven to stimulate hair growth in medical studies.
Stinging Nettle: is a plant derived extract that is proven to help promote hair growth, even in the difficult situation of hormonal hair loss. It also has been used since medieval times for inflammation.
Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense): Derived from a tree in India, this active ingredient can preserve the elasticity in skin and help skin retain hyaluronic acid levels in skin.
Saw Palmetto: Saw Palmetto is derived from a tree and is well known as an inflammatory and an immune system booster. Saw Palmetto is shown to inhibit the body's production is DHT, a hormone that prevents hair growth.
Grape Seed Extract: Grape Seed Extract has been proven in studies to stimulate hair growth. It also helps supress the hormone DHT, which can cause hair growth.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF): KGF is a protein that stimulates hair growth when added to hair follicles.
You can read about all of our ingredients here.