Does Olive Oil or Castor Oil Promote Eyelash Growth?

Hi there :) Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Castor Oil, promote Eyelash growth? does it make it thicker too? Thank you :)

Doctor Answers 7

Oils for Lash Growth?

  Olive oil and castor oil have not been demonstrated to improve eyelash growth, but Latisse does increase the growth phase of eyelashes.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews


Latisse is the only product FDA approved to grow eyelashes. The product has been available for several years and my patients have ben very pleased with the results

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

Too bad, but oils do not promote eyelash growth

Unfortunately there is no inexpensive, readily available product, applicable to the lashes that has been proven to work, except Latisse.

Pfizer pharmaceuticals has a similar product, but to my knowledge they have not chosen to promote it.  

Christopher J. Peers, MD
South Bend Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Olive oil for eyelashes

Both Olive oil and Castor oil have never been shown to promote eyelash growth.  Latisse is a prescription-only solution that has been scientifically proven to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Many studies have been done to prove its effectiveness using unbiased observers. At present, Latisse is the only FDA approved treatment for growing eyelashes.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Olive oil to promote eyelash growth?

No way. It doesn't work. Ask your doctor for a prescription for Latisse - this is something that actually works.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 324 reviews

Does olive oil or castor oil promote eyelash growth

Nope. It's doesn't do a thing other than make your eyelashes extra moisturized and sticky. If it had growing potential in it, we certainly wouldn't use it in cooking, right? The only approved treatment for eyelash growth is Latisse.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Olive oil and castor oil to eyelashes

Not alot of data out there for such a treatment, and not recommended by this dermatologist. This would be application of organic products to the lashes and the lash rim, and would be a set up for an eye infection or styes- lash lines are a common place for the staph bacteria to live, and to feed the bacteria, is not a good idea.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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