Causes of Eyebrow Thinning

The medical term for thinning eyebrows is superciliary madarosis, derived from “madaros,” the Greek word for “bald.” There can be many causes for this condition, including hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, autoimmune diseases, stress, or an adverse response to medications or chemotherapy.

Aging or excessive tweezing or waxing may also result in thin eyebrows. Thinning may appear on one eyebrow or both, in patches, or uniformly.

The Importance of Eyebrows

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our face.  In addition to protecting our eyes, they create a frame for our face, make us more attractive, and play a vital role in nonverbal communication. Our eyebrows enhance the facial expressions we use to convey happiness, anger, surprise, fear, sadness, and other emotions.  Because eyebrows play an important cosmetic function, loss of eyebrow hair can be very distressing.

The importance of eyebrows

Did You Know?

Eyebrow hair differs from scalp hair in several ways:

  • For eyebrow hair, the growth cycle is very short, typically about 4 months. Scalp hair, on the other hand, has a growth cycle that takes 3-4 years to complete. The result is scalp hair that is much longer than eyebrow hair.
  • Eyebrow hair emerges from the follicle at a very acute angle, so that eyebrow hairs lay almost flat against the skin. By contrast, the angle between scalp hair and the skin can be 45 degrees or more.
  • Eyebrow hairs grow on a single strand, whereas several hairs arise from a single follicle on the scalp.

After noting that eyebrow hair differs from scalp hair in several respects, the EES research team discovered that eyebrow hair follicles responded positively to the properties of the natural botanical black cohosh.

The Science Behind Black Cohosh & Proof of Efficacy

Used for many purposes, black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a perennial herb native to North America. The chief element in the black cohosh root is a substance known as cimicifugin or macrotin.

Studies have shown that black cohosh contains several compounds that may contribute to its potency, including: cycloartane, triterpene glycosides (such as acetin and 26-deoxyactein), henylpropanoid esters, and phenolic compounds (such as caffeic acid derivatives). Extracts from black cohosh have often been used for scalp hair loss, but until EES Essential Eyebrow Solution® was formulated, it had never been used to address thinning eyebrows or potential eyebrow loss. For this reason, EES was clinically tested in a preliminary, open-label, dose-ranging study. The results of the study were reported in PRIME International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

An additional 16-week clinical study was conducted to determine the efficacy of the EES product for general beauty/cosmetic use.  Approximately 84% of the enrolled participants reported a noticeable improvement in their eyebrow appearance (density, fullness, shine, strength and overall eyebrow appearance).   

To learn more about both EES clinical studies, click here.


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Directions for Use

EES is to be used twice daily (morning and evening) as follows: Cleanse and completely dry eyebrows before using EES. Dip a clean cotton swab into the bottle of EES solution and carefully apply the solution to the eyebrow. Use a fresh swab for each eyebrow to avoid contaminating the solution in the bottle. Makeup may be used 10-15 minutes after EES has been applied. Consistent application and continued use of EES as directed is essential for best results. Individual results may vary.

Please note:  The eyebrow growth cycle is typically 4 months.  The 1-oz. bottle of EES is an adequate supply to cover one complete eyebrow growth cycle.  For best results, it is important to apply the EES solution as directed for the full eyebrow growth cycle.  To support, maintain and enhance natural eyebrows, continued use is recommended.

Product Information


Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract (Black Cohosh), Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

Net Quantity of Contents:

1 Fl. Oz. (30 mL) and 2 Fl. Oz. (60 mL)


This solution is for use on eyebrows only. Do not apply on eyelashes. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, immediately flush eyes with cool running water. Remove contact lenses and continue flushing eyes for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, or any other adverse reaction occurs, seek medical attention immediately. Keep bottle tightly closed between usage periods. Store at room temperature, not to exceed 90°F (32° C).

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