What’s the Best Eyebrow Growth Serum? Top 5 Picks (and Why)
Regret all the tweezing, threading and waxing you've done over the years? The smartest - and fastest - way to restore your brows to their former glory is to pick a damn good eyebrow growth serum.
This is especially true if you're plagued by sparse, scanty eyebrows that just won't grow back no matter what you do. Years - or decades - of repeatedly plucking eyebrow hairs can stunt the natural growth cycle semi-permanently, or even cause traction alopecia, which is a type of semi-permanent hair loss, making it even harder to regrow over-plucked brows.
And eating right, swearing off the tweezer, and nourishing with natural oils will only get traumatized brows so far. Sure, your brow hairs may be a bit healthier but natural remedies only go so far and they're not going to restore pencil-thin, barely-there brows to their previous thick and full glory.
Know what will? A potent eyebrow growth serum. Here are the best ones up to the task!
Top 5 Eyebrow Growth Serum Reviews
There's choices galore out there when it comes to growing your brows but the below five are the most potent, most effective of them all...
NeuBrow Eyebrow Enhancer
We try not to play favorites but the NeuBrow Eyebrow Enhancer is probably our favorite brow serum. Why? It works. The effectiveness of this brow serum comes down to two words = prostaglandin analogues. These active ingredients are what deliver Latisse-like results to grow thin, balding eyebrow hairs back into thick, dense beauties. And NeuBrow has got enough of it to make it worthwhile.
On top of that, this serum also provides a heap of brow-strengthening ingredients like keratin, biotin, panthenol, pumpkin seed extract as well as nourishing goodies like sweet almond extract and allantoin. The result is filled in, thicker and even darker brows - which can be a perk or a drawback, depending on what you're looking for.
Overall, a highly effective brow growth serum for even the patchiest of eyebrows!
GrandeBrow Eyebrow Enhancer
GrandeLash MD is a cult favorite in the eyelash growth world and the brand's eyebrow serum doesn't disappoint. It's a simpler formula than NeuBrow's, which makes it better suited for those with sensitive skin, and it's formulated with a great lineup of nourishing extracts like grape seed, bearberry, matricaria flower, as well as panax ginseng root to stimulate growth.
The magic ingredient, though, is Prostaglandin I.C., which is in a smaller amount in this brow serum than in the NeuBrow serum but is still potent enough to make your eyebrows grow thicker, fuller and darker.
Overall, a solid choice and a few bucks cheaper than the NeuBrow as well 😉
NutraLuxe MD Eyebrow Enhancer
At $44 for a generously-sized 6mL bottle, Nutra Luxe MD's eyebrow serum is hands down the best priced of the prostaglandin-containing brow growth serums. And it's not just the competitive pricing that make this one fantastic - it's also highly effective.
Just a little bit goes a long way so the bottle will last you for months and it delivers on its claims: you'll grow thicker, denser eyebrows. It'll also make your brows darker as well, which can be more than you bargained for, especially if you have blonde or auburn eyebrows so keep that in mind before you go with this one!
Want thicker, denser, more filled in eyebrows without the potential side effect of darkened skin? The thing about prostaglandin analogues is that they're capable of growing dramatically longer, thicker hair but they can also have the side effect of darkening the eyes and skin.
It's not as much of a concern when it comes to the eyebrows since the product won't be touching your eyes and the darkening is a welcome effect for most people, since it makes the brow line appear even more dense and defined without the need for brow tint - but for light-skinned, fair-haired folk, it can be an unwanted side effect.
If you fall in that latter category, you'll want to go for an effective, deeply nourishing eyebrow serum that does the job without prostaglandins, like RevitaBrow. It's formulated with a combination of brow-growing peptides, nutrients and extracts and does an overall solid job of regrowing eyebrow hair into a thicker, denser version of itself.
The downside? This one's pricey. At $110 a bottle, it's nearing Latisse costs. The good news is, there's always a cheaper alternative...
RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum
At $27 a bottle, the RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum is a great starter brow serum for those wanting to try it out without making too big of a commitment. It's formulated with a ton of brow-strengthening goodies like keratin, biotin, panthenol, pumpkin seed extract as well as a roundup of hair growth stimulating peptides.
Our favorite one is Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, which is one of the most effective ingredients for longer, thicker hair growth. This ingredient has been clinically proven to stimulate keratin production at a cellular level to promote hair growth, with an average increase rate of 54%. We especially love that it's found in a large enough quantity in this brow serum to really make a difference.
Overall, a solid - and affordable - eyebrow growth serum that's perfect for bringing back eyebrow abundance.
FAQs on Eyebrow Growth Serums
Will an eyebrow growth serum work for me?
Every individual is different so it's hard to predict exactly whether a particular growth serum will work for you. That being said, the most effective growth serums produce results for the majority of people. In particular, prostaglandin analogues are effective more often than not.
For example, the famously effective Latisse has a success rate of around 80%. As long as you fall into that 80% of the population that responds to prostaglandins, they should work great for you. But in the small chance you're in the minority, nourishing nutrients that repair and stimulate hair follicles generally improve the health of your hair, helping your brows grow back healthier and stronger.
Are the results from an eyebrow growth serum permanent?
Unfortunately, no. The results last only as long as you continue using the product. The good news is that once you've gotten the eyebrow growth you want, you can cut back to using the serum around three to four times a week and still maintain the results.
How long do brow serums take to work?
Keep in mind that even the most effective brow serums take time. It's a little like going to the gym - you don't see visible results for days and weeks and then one day, you look in the mirror and find that you've changed for the better. So keep at it, okay?
Progress is slow but steady and it's going to take at least a month to begin to see results but you'll get there.