The Dr Rashel VC Vitamin C and Niacinamide Brightening Essence Toner: A Detailed Review

If you’re looking for a toner that doesn’t break the bank and would last a long time, the dr rashel vc vitamin c & niacinamide essence toner is a great choice!

What caught my attention was the price for the size and I decided to try it. It’s part of my October monthly skincare empties after 4-5 months of use!

Is this toner worth it? Keep reading to find out.


The dr rashel vit C& Niacinamide toner comes in a 500ml transparent plastic bottle. The name and ingredients come in black and orange markings which makes the bottle stand out. 

It has a flip cap cover with a pinhole to dispense the product. I love that it has a plastic cover between the bottle and the cap to prevent spillage when the bottle moves. Really thoughtful. 

For the product itself, its texture is slightly more viscous than the regular toner, and I guess that’s why it’s called an essence toner.


Back view of the Dr Rashel VC Vitamin C and Niacinamide Brightening Essence Toner

According to their website:

The essence water is “enriched with vitamins which provide nutrients and creates a bright, clear skin.” It also claims to “exfoliate, hydrate the skin and is a perfect base for makeup”

Ingredients as seen on site: 

Aqua, glycerin, propylene glycol, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, niacinamide, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, hydroxyethylcellulose, caprylhydroxamic acid, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, peg-40 hydrogenate castor oil, fragrance, ci 19140, ci 45380
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My experience

Texture of the dr rashel vc vitamin c and niacinamide brightening essence toner

This toner is so hydrating! The difference you get when applying on dry skin is really remarkable. 

It is also not heavy on my skin, non-sticky, and just seeps into my face. 

I didn’t get any brightening effect from the claims and I can’t ascertain its exfoliating claims from my experience. My skin’s overall look has improved since incorporating it into my routine, although I’ve also used it in conjunction with other products targeted to my skin concerns so I can’t attribute my skin’s texture to it alone. 

Overall, applying the dr rashel vc vitamin c and niacinamide brightening essence toner is easy. It instantly hydrates the skin and is easily absorbed into the skin leaving a supple and plump face.

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How I used it

  • Immediately after cleansing, I put a few drops on my palm and apply them to my face 
  • I pat it in and let it air dry before continuing my routine.


  • Comes in a big bottle that lasts for a long time.
  • Cost-effective~ I got this for 3500 Naira ($5).
  • Really hydrating and makes the skin plump.
  • Great for all skin types.


  • Not travel friendly 

Where to shop

I got mine from Jumia but I always recommend getting it from a verified store there. It’s also currently retailing for 4000-5000 naira.

Another awesome beauty store to check out is @beautybycheychi.


I would definitely repurchase because it’s huge and cost-effective. Please note that if you want a toner with extra properties beyond hydrating, then this toner may not be for you. 

Have you tried this toner? What is your current toner

Would you like to try it? Please share with me in the comments



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Comments (7)

  • […] An essence toner containing hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin C. This toner hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling supple. It claims to be suitable for all skin types and I shared a detailed review of my experience and thoughts here. […]

  • Desire Uba 1 year ago Reply

    When it comes to hydrating products, Dr Rashel has some of the best affordable ones in the market. I currently enjoy the Rovectin Skin Activating Lotion and Inkeylist Hyaluronic Acid.
    Lovely review!

    Iruoma Osonwa 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Desire! I totally agree and they’re really affordable too.

  • zmozeroteriloren 1 year ago Reply

    An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

    Iruoma Osonwa 11 months ago Reply

    Definitely working on updating it!

  • Deborah 4 months ago Reply

    I’m currently using this new Dr rashel niacinamide toner.
    I cleanse with cosrx Salicylic face wash, followed by neutrogena rapid clear 2 in 1 fight and fade toner (because i have acne prone ,sensitive face) , then the dr rashel niacinamide, Hyaluronic toner and face moisturizer for night routine while day routine I used it immediately after cleansing with my simple face wash, Dr rashel niacinamide toner, Hyaluronic toner , face moisturizer n sun screen

    Iruoma Osonwa 2 months ago Reply

    This is a comprehensive routine. Welldone!

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