Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum Review & Side Effects

 

Review Summary



Based on my reviewer’s usage, the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum will make your face smooth, soft, and glow. Her acne and black spots had gone but the fine little wrinkles on her face remains. However, some other independent reviewers claimed it cleared their wrinkles. While my own review didn’t show any side effects, a few users will experience some side effects and should discontinue usage immediately.

Pros & Cons of Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum

Pros:

  • Effective for more than one skin problem 
  • Affordable and cheap 
  • Easily accessed for purchase both online and offline
  • No critical side effect for most people 
  • You can start getting results in a few weeks

Cons:

  • It is selective in terms of skin type
  • Not good for sensitive skins
  • Easy to mistake fake for original

Dr Rashel Vitamin C Serum Review — Quick Menu

  1. Introducing Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Review 
  2. First Impressions: Packaging, Feel, and Smell
  3. Ingredients: What is in it and Why it Matters?
  4. Benefit & Effectiveness: How Good is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum
  5. Before and After Use — Result Expectations 
  6. Pricing: Is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Cheap Enough?
  7. Side Effects: Does Dr. Rashel Cause Irritation or Any Side Effect?
  8. Original Vs. Fake: How to Spot Original Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum
  9. Guide: How to Use Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum
  10. Our Review Verdict: Do We Recommend Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum?

Introducing Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Review

I bought the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum cream and gave it to a lady with oily skin, pimples, and some dark spots. The lady also has thin wrinkles over her face. The goal is to see how effective this serum will be against all of these problems.  She made use of it as instructed and I do have a reasonable amount of details to write an honest review of the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum. 

This comprehensive Dr. Rashel Vitamin C serum review is an attempt to put all of what I have learned about this face serum as a review.  Whether you’re in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, or anywhere else in the world, this review is for you. The usage period for the lady is 3 months and so, our Dr. Rashel Serum review will be focused only on these 3 months.

First Impressions: Packaging, Feel, and Smell

For the amount I paid for this face serum (more on this later), my expectations weren’t high. Besides, I have already seen pictures of it online before it arrived — orange-colored liquid in a dropper bottle.  But this is my first time touching it. 

The bottle is quite durable that just a fall wouldn’t destroy it (I didn’t try it anyway). However, I won’t advise you to put it through a lot of falls or shaking without some cushioning as it looks like something that will break down. It smells nice — just like the smell of an orange peel.  My reviewer loves the smell of it. One other thing she loved was the feel of the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum on her face. 

According to her, it feels light and smooth on her face — most especially her chin. It gets absorbed quickly into her skin when she rubs it in a circular motion.  Remember, the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum is not a cream or moisturizer— she even has to apply cream immediately.

Ingredients Review of Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum

What is in the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum and why should you care? Generally, in this section of the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum review, I will be looking at the ingredient list to ask certain questions and reveal some details to you. You might ask why look at the ingredient list?  

  Well, if a face serum brand can’t put up a proper ingredient list according to standards, then it is either of two things — either they are hiding something or aren’t competent enough. And in either case, I will recommend you don’t use such a product. Again, I ask, why look at the ingredient list? Well, this will help you see whether there’s an ingredient in the product that will make you want to avoid it, let's say for allergy reasons. 

It can also help us see whether the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum will actually work based on its compositions. Another thing an ingredient list reveals is whether a service is professional or not. 

Below is the list of ingredients in the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum. Aqua, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Corn Gluten Amino Acids, Glycereth-26, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Pvm/Ma Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Beta-Glucan, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Glycosaminoglycans, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hyaluronate, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Fragrance, Ci 16255, and Ci 19140. [source: Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Label]

Is the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Ingredient List Standard?

There are two basic rules when it comes to the listing of ingredients in a skincare product and Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum abide by them. First, all ingredient lists must use the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI) published by the Personal Care Product Council for naming. 

Secondly, the ingredients must be listed in descending order of weight. In the box that contains the list of ingredients above, you’ll notice Vitamin C is not listed even though it is in the name of the serum. Vitamin C is not the INCI name — the INCI name for it is 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid. 

Also, looking at the ingredient list, you can tell that the weight of Vitamin C (3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) is quite small as it is the 4th least ingredient by weight in the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C serum. 

Decoding Ingredients: My Take on the  Ingredients 

I use the INCIDecoder guide on how to read an ingredient list to write this section. The number one ingredient here by weight is Aqua, which is water. This makes Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum a water-based face serum. This makes it perfect for oily skin and less effective for dry skin.  

The key ingredients of this face serum include 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid). Vitamin C has two major benefits here — serves as a skin brightener and antioxidant. Both Glycerin and Hyaluronic acid are known and scientifically proven moisturizers and skin-identical ingredients. Skin-identical ingredients are responsible for maintaining a smooth and flawless skin surface. 

They are the major ingredients that fight against wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines. The other ingredients do have their use too in their use case such as colorant, emollient, buffering, emulsifying, moisturizer, preservative, viscosity control, perfuming, cleansing, and solvent, among others. Out of all the ingredients on the list, Fragrance is the main ingredient that has been identified as being capable of causing allergy. 

The specific ingredient for the fragrance is not mentioned. It is labeled “Icky” by INCIDecoder and those with sensitive skin should be careful as it can cause them allergy.

Benefit & Effectiveness: How Good is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum

This is the major section of Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum review. Is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum good for your face? To find out the answer to this question, I had to get an independent tester to use it on her face. I described the tester in the introductory section of this article. What I find out from her one month of using this product will be discussed here.

Did My Tester Experience All of the Benefits of the Face Serum?

No, according to the information on the package of the face serum, it will help out with anti-aging and skin brightening. There are other promises including making your face smooth and glow — while also fighting against acne and black spots, among others.  

  My product user got her acne and black spot cleared. Her facial skin became smooth and soft. Her complexion also slightly became brighter. However, the anti-aging aspect of the face serum didn’t work for her. Prior to her usage, she had some fine little wrinkles on her face. At the end of the test period, the wrinkles remain without any reduction. 

Suffix to say, it didn’t clear her wrinkles — but it made her face brighter, smooth, soft, and glow. Other testers might have different opinion.

Recommended Users of Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum

The makers of this serum claim it is for everybody. That to me, is a red flag. And a good number of users have used the product without any noticeable difference— some even had their face worse than it was before usage. 

Who then should use this face serum? Based on my test user and reviews I see online from independent reviewers, the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C serum is best for both men and women with oily skin. This serum is water-based and wouldn’t be adding more oil to their skin. It is also lightweight and the type of serum is recommended for users with oily skin.  

  Aside from oily skin persons, those with normal skin can use it. I wouldn’t recommend Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum to those with dry skin — they should go for oil-based face serum instead. 

How Good is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum?

Based on the effectiveness of the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C serum on the face of my tester, there’s no doubt that it is good for the face. How, how good it is depends on your skin type, how well you use it, and the time period you’re ready to wait to see the result.  

If you have oily skin, this serum will work for you, especially in making your face smoother, and softer, and even making it glow. Normal skin could benefit from the same but not at the same level. If you have dry skin, you’re better off avoiding it as you’ll be wasting your time. 

While other testers experienced a reduction in their wrinkles, I can’t say the same as my tester didn’t experience that.

Before and After Use — Result Expectations 

When it comes to the results of using the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum, you need to manage your expectations. This is because you won’t be seeing results in your first few weeks of using this face serum. Some users claim to see results in two weeks. 

Well, based on my own test result, I can confirm the result you’ll see will be negligible— not something great to shout about.  Generally, how soon you can see the result is a product of many factors including how bad the condition of your face you want to fix is. For my tester, she began seeing a considerable result after one month of using it. Her face became smooth and began to glow. 

While the time required for you to start noticing changes varies, don’t expect to start seeing results in a few days — it doesn’t work like that.

Pricing: Is Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum Cheap Enough?

I got mine from Amazon at $18.95. Looking at the price quoted on e-commerce stores across different countries, I immediately think I have been scammed as the price was considerably cheaper. 

In Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, you’ll get this for less than $5. On another thought, it occurred to me that there’s a good number of fake Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum in the market and they are probably being sold that. 

However, it still works for them. Generally speaking, this serum is cheap and affordable, considering what you stand to gain from it if you it works for you. If you also consider the fact that you can use one for a while, then the price isn’t that bad. 

If you can’t afford this, there are some other cheaper vitamin C serums in the market you can use. But you have to be careful to avoid buying cheap skin care products that will ruin your face.

Side Effects: Does Dr. Rashel Cause Irritation or Any Side Effect?

Out of all of the ingredients in this serum, only one has a known tendency to cause allergy and that is Fragrance. The actual ingredients for the Fragrance is not known. But it might cause you to contact allergies if you have sensitive skin. 

My tester didn’t experience any side effects from using it.  But it is possible to develop an allergy if you have very sensitive skin. From around the Internet, I found users that complained of the dullness of their skin. There’s a user on Twitter (Toyo Babies) that complained of her skin getting darker and also experiencing itching.

Original Vs. Fake: How to Spot Original Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum

The Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum is very popular and quite potent for the right skin type. This had made many fraudulent business people to develop fake Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum. There are many fakes that look so real that you can’t tell the original Vs fake.  

  The original Dr. Rashel brand is aware and has created a security feature to check whether a Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum is fake or original. Below are the steps to spot the original Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum.
  1. Uncover the security feature on the cartoon and copy it.
  2. Head over to BBGRashel.com and go to the security check section.
  3. Enter the code in the input field provided and confirm it.
  4. You’ll be notified whether the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum you have is fake or original.

How to Use Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Serum

You need to use the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C sacrum the right way if you must ripe its benefits. This serum is best used when your face is damp. As per recommendation, you should make use of it after taking your bath but before creaming and moisturizing. 

This will enable its absorption into your skin to deliver its potent ingredients.  You need to either cream or moisturize depending on your preference. This is because even though it does have ingredients with moisturizing abilities, it is still not a moisturizer and as such, you need an actual cream or moisturizer to lock the serum in. 

For the best result, you should use it morning and night.

Our Review Verdict: Do We Recommend Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum?

Yes, the Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Serum is recommended, especially for oily and normal skin. In my own tester's case, it didn’t do well in terms of clearing her wrinkles. 

But it did well in making her face smooth and soft. It also cleared her acne and black spot while keeping her face glowing. Other reviewers claimed it worked for clearing wrinkles too — so I guess, it is a skin type issue. 

Some users experience some side effects which is why I recommend you use it on a small portion of your face to test before applying it all through.  

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