I have found this a close-to-astonishing 'cosmeceutical,' one of those products that are actually supposed to cause the skin, hair, or whatever to behave differently from usual.
In my case, the pale, thin, but longish eyelashes I had all my life got thinner and shorter with age. Same with the brows, come to think of it. So I bought this stuff, mainly because of positive reviews here.
Rapidlash is easy to apply, and although I'm allergic to many things, I haven't had any trouble in the 2 1/2 months I've been using it--no redness, irritation, or darkening of the skin or eyes.
For the first three weeks I saw no difference whatsoever, but all of a sudden the upper lashes of the LEFT eye seemed darker, more numerous, and much longer than they had been in ages. In addition, there were some very long, spidery lashes I had never seen before, but hey, when you start with almost nothing, pretty much any new hairs are welcome.
At the same time, nothing at all was happening with the right eye. For some reason, on the right side of my head, all hair--brows, lashes, and head hair--is thinner and lighter than on the other side, and I thought Rapidlash was going to have no effect here.
But finally, after more than two months, the upper lashes on the right side are suddenly longer, especially a few of those spidery ones, and a bit thicker, but it looks as though the effect on this side of my face will ultimately be less dramatic.
Though the growth has been asymmetrical, my upper lashes with or without mascara now look better than they have in decades.
The lower lashes have been very, very slow to respond. I think there is a tiny bit of improvement in length, but it's not very noticeable at this point.
My eyebrows have become just a touch darker, enough that they are visible without makeup, which is a plus.
Overall, I find this a remarkably effective product, and I plan to continue using it as long as it seems to work.
I bought this eyelash serum (3mL 0.1 Fl. Oz.) from Costco and it came with an eye treatment cream (15mL 0.5 Fl. Oz.).
I have used this serum for about 4 weeks and I can definitely see a difference! I have used it every night before bed and when I wear mascara, my eyelashes kind of look like false eyelashes because people have asked me if I was wearing any!
The serum is clear colored, unscented and the applicator is a fine tipped brush and it looks like a liquid eyeliner which makes sense because according to its box description, you are supposed to brush it on your upper eyelid just as you would a liquid eyeliner!
I apply this on both my upper and lower eyelashes and they have both been growing. Sometimes when I'm not careful and poke the serum in my eye it does irritate my eye a little. Nothing severe.
There is a note on the box that says that using this serum may darken the skin around your eyes a little and that's what the eye treatment cream is supposed to help with. The eye treatment states that it's formulated to help reduce dark circles, reduce puffiness, minimize fine lines and minimize wrinkles. It states that it contains Haloxyl.
I haven't experience darkness around my eyes with the RapidLash and I am currently trying out another eye cream, so I have no clue how well the eye treatment cream that it comes with works!
I am on my fourth tube of Rapidlash now and I have continued to use it due to the results it has given me. It takes perseverance as initially I shed more eyelashes than usual when using this, so although my lashes were looking longer they were also looking sparse. After continuous use my eyelashes are no longer sparse, they are lengthened and darker. I would definately recommend this!
I would like to know if anyone is having "eye ache" and some sharp pains after using Rapidlash for a while. I have been using it for almost one year with no trouble until recently. My eyes hurt so I thought it was my contacts. I went to the eye doctor and he found my cornea to be fine and eye pressure to be fine. I stopped wearing my contacts, which can bother me at times, and stopped the Rapidlash for about 8 days. Started contacts again and a few days later applied a new tube of Rapidlash (I was thinking maybe the old one was too old...it does last a long time, or maybe I had cross contaminated since I use it on my eyebrows). Two days after I restarted Rapidlash my eyes were hurting again. I am still not sure if it is my contacts which can feel tight at times, or the Rapidlash. I am wondering if anyone has had a similar reaction. It seems odd since I have been using it for a year with no problems, but now am wondering if they changed the formula? Or if maybe a year is just too long to use it. I have noticed the brush is much thinner. I love the product. It does work, but not worth it if it causes my eyes to hurt like this. Help!
i just bough RapidLash this is my second day using it and there is a red/pink ring around my eye from where i placed it last night. its not super noticeable but concerns me that itll only get worse. i cant find any reviews of people experiencing this, whats going on!
i normally do not write reviews, but i had to with this one. first off, i noticed awhile back that my lashes were not as long or full as they once were (age, ladies, it happens!)
i was really hating putting SOOO much mascara on and not really seeing a benefit..so i read some of the reviews..i didnt want to try latisse..i have light eyes and didnt want to risk darkening them.
for the first few weeks,nothing. i was thinkin i wasted my money.
now i wish i would have taken photos!! i dont really see any fullness, but the length is much more noticeable!! i am really happy with this..i have not had any irratitation. it did take about 3 weeks with nightly application, but it seems i woke up one mornin, was doiin my makeup and WOW!! LASHES!! love it and wont go without it!
p.s. you can also get a better deal on amazon
I only started using Rapidlash last week, and I had a bald spot on my right eye from my eyelash curler ripping lashes out. I didn't think those lashes would ever grow back, but by the third day of using this I could see some stubbly hairs growing there. By the end of only one week, the lashes where the bald spot was are long enough to show up now with mascara.
Rapidlash is working great for me so far. My other lashes already are longer than they were last week. I can't wait to see what happens after the 4th week and will update the progress then. I would definitely buy this again.
Edit: 12/1/10 This really works! I have more eyelashes now and they're longer. I don't notice any thickening and still wear mascara, but I'm very happy with Rapidlash.
Wow, I wish that I had taken before and after pictures! I have been using this for a little over 3 months. Since the instructions said that results were visible in 4-6 weeks, I was so disappointed when I didn't see anything for two months. I almost gave up, but decided to persevere and continue using it every single night.
And then, after 3 months, I started noticing that every mascara looked really good on my lashes! My bare lashes are almost twice as long as they used to be! Granted, I started off with stubby little nubs, so now my lashes are probably the length of normal people's. Even my husband noticed and commented, "When did your eyelashes get so long?"
I also notice that my lashes have a nice natural curl to them, so I no longer have to use a lash curler. Additionally, they feel softer, and very slightly more voluminous.
Rapidlash is easy to apply; it has a thin little brush like a liquid eyeliner, and I just apply one coat along the top lashes every night and one coat along the lower lashes every other night. I do experience a tingling sensation, but it usually goes away after about 5 minutes.
I got mine at Duane Reade for under $45 (it retails for $50, but I had a $5 coupon), but you can always find it on Drugstore.com and even the Rapidlash site for a little less. For the price, I think it is very effective, and would definitely recommend. continued >>
OK, I have a love-hate relationship with this product! I've been useing it for eight months. It took about 4 months for it work, and then did it ever, my eyelashes were soo long! The downside was everytime I used it, it felt like the eye doctor had put those drops in my eyes! Soo uncomfortable..but it really worked! I needed a break from that awefull feeling so i recently stopped useing for a month..everything reversed itself! I lost lashes like crazy and they went back to sparse little stubbs. So here i am starting all over again! Ladies please note that this product really delivers..but you can never stop!
This product took me about a month and a half to fully kick in and when it did the results were amazing..
BUT after about 3.5 months of using it they started to shed like crazy, and even though i naturally have thick but short eyelashes, it made them sparse, and thin. I am not sure if this is due to my lash growth cycle or bc my body isnt reacting to it anymore, but either way I was extremly upset, and just purchased Lilash, hopefully Ill get results that really last..
I am very curious to see if anyone had similiar results..