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Five Best for Eyelashes and Brows 2013

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September 7, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 9 Comments

Forget about the lash extensions. Unlike Claire Danes, you don’t need to be tempted by eyelash growth products with potentially harmful prostaglandins, such as Latisse. Safe and effective options for the real deal are at hand. For Brooke-Shields-worthy brows and lashes look no further than the 2013 Five Best for eyelashes and brows.

  • Brow Vitality Complex

    Brow Vitality Complex ($39 in the shop). There was a nice message in customer service the other day from someone who had been using Brow Vitality during an extended trip away from home and, finding herself without tweezers, had to buy a pair to keep her newly growing brows in check. Yeah! Daily use keeps my once moth-eaten brows nicely filled in, in good condition and darker. Formulated with follicle awakening copper peptides and emu oil.

  • jane iredale Purelash Extender & Conditioner

    jane iredale Purelash Extender & Conditioner ($16.50). I seldom wear mascara and hate the idea of using questionable ingredients near my eyes. Plus I tear up very easily. So when I read our tester’s review of jane iredale’s Purelash Extender & Conditioner, I was intrigued. It has algae extract, wheat protein and vitamin B (panthenol). With regular use, it made my eyelashes feel stronger and more supple. It is great to use with an eyelash growth product or as a protective barrier under your favorite mascara. A great find at any price and a steal at $16.60.

  • AQ Lash

    AQ Lash ($135 in the shop). This is the best eyelash growth product that I have so far come across. AQ Lash harnesses the company’s signature growth factors (rather than a prostaglandin – an eyelash growth ingredient that has controversial side effects) used in the face and eye serums with some modifications. Regular use gives me longer, thicker and blacker lashes.

  • ReLuma Lash

    ReLuma Lash ($95). Like AQ, this is based on growth factors, but is specially formulated for eyelash growth. ReLuma Lash takes about six weeks before significant lash growth is seen. But patience is rewarded by new lashes, as well as longer darker existing ones. It can also be used with success on eyebrows. ReLuma Lash’s actives are growth proteins from stem cells. ReLuma Lash gets a boost with keratin and panthenol and lashes are conditioned by moisture attracting gluconolactone.

  • CODE:ai Lash Extend Serum

    CODE:ai Lash Extend Serum ($115). The active is myristoyl pentapeptide-16 and 17. Lash Extend Serum has this peptide at a 30% concentration. Results can be seen after about three weeks – longer lashes. It also works on the eyebrows as well. After six weeks, the results are more impressive with the hairs not just longer, but also more flexible and healthier looking.

  • November 8, 2013

    by Pamela Xiong

    Hi Terri,

    Sometimes having lash extensions can put stress and pressure on your natural lashes, causing them to be less healthy. Using AQ lash in conjunction with your lash extensions will help your lashes to stay as healthy as possible through your time wearing the lashes. I have a few clients who wore extensions and say that their lashes never fully recovered, and AQ really helped to restore the health of their lashes. there aren't any contradictions with using it alongside lashes that have extensions. I hope that helps!

  • November 5, 2013

    by Terri

    Just curious, if a person were to have eyelash extentions, would the AQ or one of the other lash enhancers hurt or help while wearing these? As they in them selves are expensive to maintain. I just thought it would be nice to use one while using the other.
    Anybody have any Ideas?

  • November 3, 2013

    by Gloria

    This is truly an amazing product. My lashes are very short and sparse normally, but since I have been using AQ Lash they look so much better that sometimes I forget to use mascara because I think I already have used it. It lasts for at least 60 days and if you use it with the AQ eye serum I think you can use it every other day and retain your results. I love this product as well as the AQ Eye Serum!

  • August 22, 2013

    by PamelaXiong

    Hi Veronika,

    My opinion may seem biased, but I am actually a user myself of the AQ lash formula an my own before and after photos are used to sell the product. email me at if you'd like to see the photos! It is worth a try!


  • August 14, 2013

    by Veronika

    I forgot to mention I was doubling up on my ReLuma for my eyebrows as well and it has helped them re-grow immensely! I might try brow vitality if AQ Lash is worth it :)

  • August 14, 2013

    by Veronika

    Has anyone tried both AQ Lash and ReLuma? I had Reluma but stopped using it (I wasnt using it consistently so I never got the best results) . I'm just wondering which one gives the best results if used correctly. I want to try AQ Lash but if the results don't differ much from ReLuma I might just repurchase. Any suggestions?

    Thanks :)

  • June 9, 2013

    by J Ferrari

    I'm really surprised that Blinc didn't make your list. Blinc makes the best products for eyes that I have ever used. They make a serum for lashes and brows that is fantastic. Not only that but their mascara is the best I have ever used. It doesn't flake, smudge, or dry out like other mascaras do. It coats each individual eyelash and creates a tube around each one. It removes easily with water, although is perfect because even it gets wet, unless you rub your eyes, it stays in place. When it is removed with water, it looks like individual false eyelashes. Also they brow mousse, available in many different colors, is vitamin enriched and enhances brow growth. I highly recommend Blinc, especially if like me, your lashes and brows have become more sparse with age. I also high recommend their lash and brow conditioning and growth enhancing product that is packed with natural ingredients that really work.

  • June 8, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Sush, in the full review I mention that it didn't really work on my brows and I went back to using Brow Vitality.

  • June 8, 2013

    by Sush

    Hi Martha,

    Did AQ lash work well on eye brows?

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