If you are thinking about trying Lifecell wrinkle cream you might want to read this review first. I have researched the product and found everything I can about it, sharing the most important points here with you. I don’t work for the company, have not received a sample, and am not an affiliate. This is my unbiased review.
What is Lifecell?
Lifecell is an anti-wrinkle cream which the company claims can does the following:
- Dramatically improves appearance of photo-damaged skin
- Protects skin from future signs of aging
- Revitalizing your skin
- Eliminating appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin's firmness and elasticity
- Removes the appearance of unsightly "crow's feet"
- Dramatically makes your lips look plumped up and provocatively pouty
- Diminishes and bleaches the appearance of age-spots
Does Lifecell Really Work?
Based on the reviews which you can read below and on Amazon I would say no, it doesn’t work. I have not personally tried the product and will explain why in the following paragraphs.
Is Lifecell a Scam?
No, not really. It would be scammy if you ordered the product and they didn’t send it or if you signed up for their subscription offer and then they don’t let you cancel but I don’t think that is the case here. As far as I know they do send the product out and you can cancel your subscription at any time. Some people have said otherwise but I don’t think it’s much of an issue. There is of course the question of whether or not the product actually works and if it doesn’t work is that a scam? A lot of the reviews suggest it doesn’t work but then others say it does so if it works for some people it can’t really be a scam. I’m sure the FTC will be keeping a close eye on the claims they make on their website and I’m sure they will act if they believe it’s dodgy.
This is the list of ingredients and what they are supposed to do. Found via the Amazon product listing.
Dithiolane-3-Pentanoic Acid: According to the Mayo Clinic Dithiolane-3-Pentanoic Acid is an antioxidant that penetrates skin cell membranes, where it neutralizes free radicals and increases the effectiveness of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. Ascorbyl Palmitate: Fat soluble form of Vitamin C. According to the Mayo Clinic, Topical vitamin C may reduce wrinkles, thicken skin and protect against sun damage. Vitamin C is an antioxidant nutrient that helps recycle vitamin E. Deanol: Considered a great ingredient to treat sagging skin. Speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology meet, Dr. Patricia Farris excitedly said... "This is the first time that we have seen evidence that any topical treatment could be helpful in treating the anatomic [muscular] changes that occur as a result of aging. Idebenone: A group of researchers developed the first ever protocol to compare the efficacy of antioxidants. They tested and compared 6 of the most potent antioxidants (including Ibedenone), known to science, on their effects on preventing free-radical skin-damage. Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: AH3 blocks the nerve signals (neurotransmitters) that control the contraction of facial muscles. This produces a significant reduction in both the depth and size of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Regu- LifeCell also has a proprietary Swiss formulation consisting of specially purified soy and rice peptides and yeast protein produced biochemically.
Lifecell Consumer Reviews
At first look, the consumer reviews are quite varied. Some are excellent, some claim the product does absolutely nothing. If you look closer, you’ll see that the positive reviews and testimonials come for Lifecell’s own site and from affiliates of the product (people who review the product and then get a commission from sales). Here is an example testimonial from their own website:
I'm 40, but I look (and feel) like I'm 28, again. Thanks to LifeCell, no one can tell me I can't look as young as I feel. LifeCell age-proofs my skin without surgery, Botox, or a Park Ave. dermatologist. Now I look my age... the one I feel.
Here are a some one liners from customers:
AnnaLynne McCord - "Oh my God. I don’t see wrinkles!"
Melora Hardin - "Wow! This is Great."
Paula Abdul - "Wow! It works...What a concept."
Joey Fatone - "This is amazing. Wow!"
Ashlan Gorse - "I totally see a difference. This is awesome."
Christina Milian - "This is amazing. I want one for my mother too."
All pretty positive right? But if you then look at the Amazon reviews which are not selected by the company but are a variety of consumers reviews and which are, for the most part, negative. For example:
I was really looking forward to trying this product. I was convinced after reading everything about it that it was the solution to fighting wrinkles. I ordered online from the website and was told it was back-ordered but would ship in ten days. One month later I had to call to tell them that I had still not received the product. They apologized and I received it in a week. I was so convinced I would have dramatic results that I took "before" pictures. I faithfully applied the cream twice a day every day, but I saw no changes. I even tried just doing one side of my face so I could compare the two...no difference. The write ups say that there may be a tingling feeling and a tightening feeling, but I didn't feel either. I wish I had, then at least I would have felt like it was doing something. As time went on I used a little bit more each time (to try to get some result), but you can only put on so much before your skin takes on a yellowish cast...not good. The worst part was that when I got down to the last bit of the cream my husband asked, "Whatever happened with that new wrinkle cream you were so excited about, is it still back-ordered?" Not exactly a rousing endorsement.
Before I bought this product, I was looking desperately for legitimate reviews on this product but couldn't find any. I've been using this product for three months and am disappointed, but not surprised, to see little to no results. I have fine lines, not deep-set wrinkles on my face, and they are still not visibly reduced. I think the cream works sort of like Vaseline in that as soon as you apply it, it will dull the fine lines and therefore make them appear less noticeable, but as soon as you wash it off, they are just as noticeable.
Complete disaster. I used it for 4 days and my face started getting dry and red and lines seem to magnify. the stuff about lines not being visible to the human eye with this cream is total sales pitch. It smells like a skunk when you put it on and drys your skin very bad. It is supposed to be a super moisturizer but I think it does the complete opposite. I had to apply vitamin E cream day and night for a week to undo the damage that this stuff does. I have used IS clinical products in the past and they work great. everybody should try the firming complex from them. It works fast and over time really gives you that 20 year old skin everybody is looking for. I have come to think that there is no cure for lines under your eyes and most stuff only masks it. I can't even say that for Lifecell. It is a total sales pitch and does nothing but worsen the problems you are trying to remedy.
There are loads of other similar reviews at Amazon which I am much more likely to believe over their own self-serving website.
Lifecell is priced at $189. The Lifecell website has a ‘trial offer’ but be aware that this is not a free sample, it is a marketing technique which can catch you out if you’re not paying attention. The 30-day trial offer works like this: You pay $4.95 in shipping in handling for a 2 month supply of the product. If you don’t like it you have 30 days to return the product. The 30 days starts from the day of your order so by the time you receive the product you’ll have a lot less than 30 days to test it. Don’t forget to save the original box so you can return it in that. If you forget to return it in time or choose not to, you’ll be charged $189 for the product. The trial offer is a subscription offer so you will continue to receive the product every 2 months (and be charged every 2 months) until you ring them and cancel your subscription. If you want to contact Lifecell customer service, here are their contact details: Toll-free (within the US) 1-866-977-1412 or via email at [email protected]
If you decide you want to buy the Lifecell anti-wrinkle cream, I suggest you buy from Amazon where you’ll pay the one off price of $189 instead of ordering the above mentioned trial offer direct from the Lifecell website. But really, with all the negative reviews I’m not sure why anyone would want to buy this product.
Lifecell skin creams are available direct from their website using their ‘trial offer’. In you live outside of the US the cost of shipping and handling will depend on your country. In the UK for example, the initial cost is $25.95. But don’t forget, if you don’t cancel your subscription you’ll end up paying $189 every two months for the product.
So that’s the end of my Lifecell wrinkle cream review. In summary, I believe the customer reviews speak for themselves and those reviews generally state that the product doesn’t work. I don’t believe it is worth spending $189 to test it for myself. Everything I have read about the product is marketing hype, nothing more.