A major brow fail moment feels like a universal experience. Whether you over-plucked yours in the early aughts or some other misguided grooming attempt, the best eyebrow growth serums are known to work wonders for many looking to spur growth.
Certainly, though, sparse, thin brows can also arise genetically. “Our eyebrows undergo a decrease in density or fullness, a reduction in the number of eyebrow hairs, and thickening of hairs with age,” explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melanie Palm. She continues that more sudden changes to brow density can be caused by a variety of factors, from skin conditions like eczema, hormonal changes, diet deficiencies, or autoimmune disorders.
She notes that anyone tackling any of these concerns should consult their doctor for regrowth treatments or perhaps a prescription for Latisse (otherwise known as bimatoprost), which Palm describes as a “serum that can also treat some forms of eyebrow thinning by extending the hair growth cycle” though it is only FDA approved for eyelash growth. (Keep in mind though that use of Latisse can potentially result in skin darkening, irritation, dryness, and redness, so it’s best to consult with your dermatologist to understand the full risks.) Otherwise, there are over-the-counter options too that don’t require an appointment.
“The good news is, eyebrows can be encouraged to grow back, as long as the eyebrow follicles have not been permanently scarred,” notes Los Angeles-based dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. “This can be accomplished by using products with ingredients that stimulate the hair growth cycle.” For something similar to Latisse, Wu explains that “the best eyebrow growth products contain ingredients called ‘prostaglandin analogs’”—like bimatoprost.
Though Palm emphasizes that Latisse is the only product FDA-approved for hair regrowth, she recommends looking for “formulations that also include ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy hair follicles, like castor oil, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, vitamin E, and proteins.” And as for results, Wu says you can see a difference in 4 weeks with significant growth by eight weeks though this will vary on the formula and is dependent on consistent use.
Below, the nine best eyebrow growth serums to consider to achieve your dream, full arches.
RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner Serum
Both of our experts are fans of this RevitaLash serum, though Wu notes it is her favorite sans prescription. “My patients tell me that this works faster than Latisse for their brows,” she says of this non-irritating serum. “It comes with a doe foot applicator wand that makes it quick and easy to apply, so you don’t risk dripping liquid into your eyes.” Thanks to a blend of peptides, biotin, green tea extract, amino acids, and antioxidants, expect strengthened, conditioned brows over time.
NeuLash NeuBrow Brow Enhancing Serum
Palm, on the other hand, is also partial to this formula by NeuLash because it “contains proteins and other ingredients that help benefit the appearance of eyebrow hairs.” Just apply the formula to brows morning and night to allow the featured peptides, vitamins, and apple extract to replenish and revive your eyebrows in 4-6 weeks—according to the brand.
Vegamour Gro Brow Serum
Fans of Vegamour’s thickening shampoo and conditioner kit should consider its brow growth serum, too. The natural, vegan formula is powered by mung bean sprouts and red clover, which contain active phytomolecules, zinc, and biotin to promote thicker, fuller brows in 4-8 weeks with consistent use.
RapidLash RapidBrow EyeBrow Enhancing Serum
Pair RapidLash’s eyelash growth serum with its complementing eyebrow formula that’s powered by a cocktail of peptides, biotin, vitamin B5, and keratin, along with apple fruit cell and sweet almond extract. With this blend, expect not only enhanced fullness, but a healthy-looking shine and softness, too.
Grande Cosmetics GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum
Infused with amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E, Grande Cosmetics’s Brow Enhancing Serum looks to support overall brow health, which in turn promotes fuller brows overall. Whether you’re eager to revive a brow tail or improve density, expect to see results in up to four months.
Dr. Lara Devgan Platinum Long Lash Serum
From award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan’s lineup is the Platinum Long Lash Serum. Considered a salve for thinning eyelashes, this plant-based number works well with brows too thanks to the infused phyto-peptides, vitamin B5, and clover flower extract resulting in full improvement after five to six months.
Maya Chia Power Fol Eyelash Eyebrow Serum
Maya Chia’s serum works overtime to encourage lash and brow length and fullness—even featuring a dual-sided applicator to treat both areas. The formula utilizes its peptide complex and the Power Fol technology that promotes growth at the scalp, for healthier arches and lashes.
Province Apothecary Full Brow Serum
Those in search of a clean brow-enhancing serum by Province Apothecary. This antioxidant-rich option is formulated with coffee, caffeine, castor seed, and argan oil to stimulate hair growth at the follicle. Keep in mind, though, that this is pretty thick compared to others in the market, so might be best used at night or on no makeup days.
Pronexa Hairgenics Lavish Lash
Improve the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows with Pronexa’s multipurpose serum. A hidden gem on Amazon with over 19,000 five-star reviews to date, this affordable pickup is packed with growth peptides and biotin to spur dense, lush brows in 60 days.