In the quest for longer, thicker, healthier lashes, you can come across all sorts of online suggestions for the latest thing you absolutely ‘must’ be using. But how do you decide whether you should suddenly be investing your life savings in olive oil or petroleum jelly?
Well, we’re here to help. Every week, we tackle the most relevant lash topics so that you can tell lash fact from lash fiction. And this week, we’re looking at biotin.
What is biotin?
Biotin is the popular name for vitamin B7, part of a group of vitamins which help the body to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Why might it help my lashes?
Some people claim that taking biotin helps to boost keratin, the basic protein that makes up hair, skin and nails. This in turn gives you healthier, stronger lashes.
How do I get it?
Biotin vitamin supplements are sold at many pharmacies whilst some eyelash growth serums also contain biotin. It also occurs naturally in many types of food.
Is it proven?
No. The Harvard School of Public Health (that’s right, Harvard wants to know how to get great lashes too) says that whilst a severe biotin deficiency might lead to hair loss, there's no hard evidence to show that biotin supplements boost lash growth or health.
So, as long as you’re getting a good range of vitamins by eating a well-balanced diet, you’re really not missing out. Good, naturally-occurring sources of B vitamins are: eggs, salmon, avocado, sweet potato and nuts.
What’s the answer?
Rather than reaching for vitamin supplements, boost your lashes with a falsie! A falsie will instantly add volume and length to your lash line, plus you can chop and change the style you want depending on your mood.
Want to go bold and beautiful? You need our Girl Goals lash.
Looking for a subtle lift? Our clear-band Cassiopeia is the answer.
Explore our full range of lash sets and find the lash that’s just right for you.