Fringe Benefits

The scoop on Lash Boosters

New mascaras don’t just aim to enhance the appearance of your lashes; they promise to promote growth, too. But do they really work? Sort of, says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. While they won’t make the lashes grow faster or thicker, most of them have conditioning agents like peptides, which “slow down breakage, allowing the lash to fully grow,” she explains. The nourishing duo of hyaluronic acid and collagen in By Terry Mascara Terrybly ($48, strengthens lashes so they’re less prone to damage, while the vitamins and amino acids in NeuEnvy Peptide Enhanced Mascara ($32, improve lashes’ flexibility and resilience, contributing to an all-around healthier flutter.

Source: Health. October, 2016.