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Do lash growth products work?

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Lashes to lashes

Whether you're into extensions, lengthening mascaras or lash growth treatments, lashes are hot right now. But jaded consumers that we are, it's easy to see lash growth products as a whole lot of hogwash. Do they work? Are they worth the often steep investment? Before you go out and spend your hard-earned cash, check out our lineup of the most popular brands out there, and what our research has discovered.

Lashes to lashesLash Mantra

Price: $39

What they say: Lash Mantra is a 100 percent natural eyelash growth serum comprised of 18 different pure cold-pressed oils, as well as vitamin E oil. You can expect fuller, darker, thicker eyelashes and eyebrows without any irritation or discomfort because these ingredients are all natural and plant based.

What users say: "I used Lash Mantra each night on clean eyeleashes for two and a half weeks," says Eleni of, who tried the product in two different ways -- with her fingertips, rubbing the serum into her lashes and working her way to the base, and using the applicator for the same coverage effect. By the two-week mark, she had already seen subtle results: "There are a few short little hairs growing where my eyebrows were bare! My brows look darker, too. As for my lashes, they look shiny and less brittle. They have grown!"

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