5.13.2013

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum: Before and After Review

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum: Before and After Review
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

Hello, my fellow beauty fiends! I apologize for my long absence. I was finishing up my Master's degree, which is quite a time-consuming and stressful endeavor. Now that I'm done, what better way to celebrate than with a review of a lash growth serum? Let's go!

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum ($49.95) is a non-prescription product intended to condition, strengthen and moisturize your eyelashes (and eyebrows, if you want), with the ultimate goal of helping them grow longer. RapidLash is one of the most popular competitors to Latisse, the gold standard of prescription lash growth products.

In addition to the usual ingredients in over-the-counter lash growth products such as peptides and biotin, RapidLash contains isopropyl cloprostenate. Isopropyl cloprostenate has molecular similarities to bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse. While there is no hard scientific evidence that isopropyl cloprostenate affects lashes in the same way that bimatoprost does, it could be part of the reason why so many people have achieved more success with RapidLash than with other non-prescription lash serums.

I, for one, had moderate success with RapidLash. After about four weeks of use, I saw noticeable growth in my lash length. Some of my lashes were reaching Latisse-like heights, and I was super excited.

However, that growth was not sustained. Now, after using RapidLash for about four months, my longest lashes have fallen out and my lashes overall have regressed to a more moderate length. They're still longer than they would be naturally, but continued use of RapidLash did not cause them to grow longer and longer. Not a bad outcome, but it's one that I think potential users should be aware of.

You can see this in my Before and After:

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BEFORE RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum: Before and After Review
AFTER RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

I'm sorry about the poor quality of the After picture. While some of the other photos I took were sharper, this one had the most similar angle of the Before so I thought it provided a better comparison despite being blurry + different lighting.

So, you can see that my lashes are slightly longer after using RapidLash, but the difference isn't huge. I believe that my lash length is sustained better with Rapidlash than with Cilea Eyelash Enhancing Treatment, which stopped having an impact after awhile. Also, a major plus is that I didn't experience any negative side effects with RapidLash. No irritation or discoloration whatsoever. 

Overall, I'm glad I tried RapidLash and I believe it had a noticeable, positive impact on my lash length. However, now that my tube has run out, I don't have an urge to repurchase. Instead, I think I will opt to try another non-prescription lash growth serum or repurchase Latisse.

Have you tried RapidLash or any other lash growth product? Share your thoughts in the comments!



Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product from the company for consideration. My review is based on an honest assessment of the product and was not preapproved by PR or brand representatives.

4 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I can see a slight difference, but I don't know if I would pay $50 for that.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  2. I just found your blog! Its so cool! Your eyelashes look awesome!
    I just started mine, do you have any advice on blogging and tips?


    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  3. Nice review. Actually i am using xlash eyelash serum and i bought it from here http://www.xlash.net/ . After only a few weeks I saw a big improvement in length and darkness, after a month friends and family noticed and I get asked all the time now whether I have false eyelashes or extensions on! I have to tug at them to prove to my friends that they are really all mine. I can leave the house now without mascara which I have never done before only becoz of xlash. I highly recommend this product.

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