Caution Urged for Use of RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serum

Jun 12 2009 - 5:50pm

I was recently asked about RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serum. The person wanted to know if it worked and was safe. It is marketed as a product designed to enhance the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows. Rapid Lash is manufactured by International Research Laboratories and distributed by ROCASUBA.


The insert sheet for Rapid Lash says the active ingredients are “potent polypeptides, vital proteins and vitamins, and moisturizing and rejuvenating agents. The serum is suppose to produce results within 4 weeks.

As with Latisse (an FDA approved product) the serum is applied once a day. Latisse is available by prescription only, Rapid Lash requires no prescription. Recently there have been reports of skin irritation and pigmentation concerns. In fairness, these have been reported in Latisse users also, but it is known to occur in 4% of Latisse users. It is not known how often they occur in Rapid Lash users.

With either, it is important to take care to apply the serum only to the eyelash and not allow it to get in the eye itself. Either can cause eye irritation.


If you develop a new eye condition (e.g., trauma or infection), change in vision, have eye surgery, or develop any eye reactions (e.g. conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions), you should immediately seek your doctor's advice and discontinue the use of Rapid Lash Eyelash Serum.

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* Latisse Approved for Longer, Darker Eyelashes
* Glaucoma Drug for Eyelash Growth

Update: The company has provided their scientific studies for me to review. There were two studies done using human subjects. Both were well designed but in my opinion had too few subjects. The first had 28 enrolled with only 27 completing the study (one was lost to follow up). These subjects used the serum as directed on their lash lines, half were contact wearers. None reported any adverse reactions. The second study involved 87 test subjects with 80 completing the study (7 dropped out due to personal reasons). This study was a skin patch study. No adverse reactions were reported.

With either Rapid Lash or any other serum/ makeup applied to the eyelid near the eye, I would advise caution. Use only as directed and discontinue its use if you notice any irritation or problems.

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I am tossing my RapidLash! It caused debris under my eyelid that scratched my cornea. I have used it very carefully for 2-3 yrs -- but not worth risking my eye health!
I have been using this product for 2 months and noticed a big difference in my lash length. But recently I felt I have debris in my eyes and have had to use eye drops where I never have before. I am going to the optometrist in a few weeks. Curious if your cornea scratches healed up. I have a feeling that's what may be happening to my eyes. I stopped using the product.
If I stopped using this rapidlash then my lashes are still the same or not plz suggest r help to grow my eyebrows also
I've been using this serum for about 3 weeks and I already had long and dark eyelashes but still wanted thicker and longer lashes so I gave it a try. I immediately noticed results but then my lashes started falling out and I had some irritation in my lash area. I don't recommend this product.
DO NOT recommend this product as your lashes do fall out !!! I stopped using rapid lash on a regular bases because I was getting good results ....and I have patches where the lashes aren't growing at all now!!! Looks like I have alopecia on my lashes...
I ordered the Trial Membership for the LashRenew (and eyebrows). All it cost was postage of $4.95 so I figured what the heck, let's give it a try. I've always had terribly skimpy eyelashes and now that I'm older, they're almost gone entirely so I thought this stuff might actually help but the ad never said anything about continued use. There's just no way I would ever commit to using ANY type of beauty product on a regular basis especially at this price. My goodness, I'm a disabled senior on a fixed income. When I called the company to get instructions for use and to cancel the membership, I was told they expected ME to send the unused portion of the product back to them at MY expense! I hadn't even had a chance to use it yet so they extended the trial time another 14 days but...that's not going to be the problem here, the problem is going to be the "old bait and switch" tactics employed in getting me to accept their "free" trial then trying to nail me for the return postage on something that was supposed to be a "free" trial. There wasn't anything that mentioned anything about shipping anything back or I wouldn't have ordered it, that's a fact! Nor would I have done had I known this was an addictive type of enhancement. I think they did a movie about something similar with Sharon Stone some time back. Well, I don't need to be young and beautiful at that price! Actually, I'll never be young again and my husband of 40 years already sees how beautiful I am lashes or no... so I just hope that the women who have so much of their self-worth (and finances) tied into their eyelashes are able to cope when the time comes that they are unable to fit this hefty cost into their budget and their beautiful lush eyes go bald. That's going to be terribly traumatic. And that's why I will NOT use the trial they sent me now or ever! I'd love to have nice eyelashes but THE PRICE IS JUST TOO HIGH !!!
I am a post cancer patient. It is helping bring my, lashes back thick and faster. I use the Rapid brow also.
I had an allergic reaction and the product did not make my eyelashes grow any longer . Do not use
This product is making my eyelashes fall out. No miraculous growth as it says. Been using a lot longer than 4 weeks but is causing pigmentation discoloration. Waste of money
After using the product a couple months, brows and lashes started to fill in beautifully (I used all of the product and did not buy any more). Since I discontinued using product, lashes are still ok, but brows are "free of hair" in the pattern where I applied the serum. Now, I have to use a brow pencil to fill in the bald spots...very disappointing!
After having individual lash extensions removed I was left with gaps and thin lashes so after some quick research decided to go with Rapid Lash. I have been using Rapid Lash for about 3 weeks and over the past week i have noticed floaters in my eyes (something i have never had before), so as of today i will not be using Rapid Lash or any other lash serum again - i will just let my lashes grow back in their own time. Please pay attention to any changes in your vision as this could be a serious reaction everyone is different and will have different reactions if any. is having thick long lashes really worth going blind for? to me it's definitely not!