Does petroleum jelly help eyelashes grow?

January 07, 2022 2 min read

Does petroleum jelly help eyelashes grow?

We’ve talked about the relative merits of home remedies in some of our other blogs (get the lowdown on Castor Oil and Olive Oil while you’re here)  and we thought it was time to tackle the jelly question!

So, what’s good about petroleum jellies?

Vaseline and other petroleum jellies are great moisturisers. First discovered in 1859 (!), they’ve been used to treat dry skin for years and years.

How do they work?

Petroleum jellies are known as ‘occlusive’ substances. This means that when applied to your skin, they form a protective layer which prevents moisture from escaping.

The same thing happens if you apply them to your eyelashes. The jelly coats the lash with a protective layer which locks in the moisture, making your lashes appear healthier and more vibrant.

Are they safe?

Yes. One of the attractive things about petroleum jellies is that they’re incredibly pure, meaning very few people show any kind of allergic reaction to them, even those with sensitive skin.

Just be careful how much you use – the same layer that locks in moisture can also trap grit and dirt which could harm your eyes or lashes. So go easy!

Do they actually boost growth?

No. You see, petroleum jellies are great for moisturising your lashes and making them look nice (you can even use them on your eyebrows for a similar shine), but there’s nothing within them that will actually stimulate your lash growth.

Sure, long, thick lashes do still need to be well-nourished, but by using a jelly you’ll only be taking care of the lashes you’ve already got (which is still a good thing!) rather than growing more.


So what’s the answer?

If you’re looking for a faster way to a beautifully full lash line, then you need something which will accelerate your natural lash growth: you need a Growth Serum!. That’s because growth serums are the only products on the market which are specially designed to directly stimulate the hair follicles along your lash line to promote rapid lash growth. Try ours today and you can see results in just six weeks!

And, if you want to find out more about what it takes to get gorgeous, longer lashes, we’ve got a dedicated blog all about it!