LifeCell Reviews

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Jenni Carlson
By Jenni Carlson
September 9, 2013

South Beach Skincare claims it has an age-defying skin care cream called: LifeCell.

Its website claims LifeCell is the only all-over anti-aging skin product.

The site tells you to use a camera and issues a “100% Proof-Positive” promise: watch wrinkles disappear and skin improve in 17 seconds.

I’ve investigated the claims to bring you a fuller understanding. Read on to see price, product reviews, company reviews, and ingredient research.

What Is The Price?

LifeCell retails for $189 at LifeCellSkin.com, South Beach Skincare’s site.

LifeCellSale.com and Amazon.com sell LifeCell for $194 and $189 respectively.

LifeCell is definitely expensive. That’s a huge blow to any bank account, but customers need to decide how desperate they are to find a skin remedy.

Who Makes LifeCell? Can You Trust The Company?

South Beach Skincare, located in Florida, creates LifeCell. Unfortunately, it has many negative reviews.

Many people order free trials and pay for shipping and handling, which is generally $1.25-$4.25. However, they are then charged $189, sometimes immediately, and lined up for $149 future payments. South Beach Skincare assures there is plenty of time to cancel and no hassle; However, many customers have found the opposite experience.

Here is just one comment detailing the experience below:

“Was told I would receive this item for shipping only. A charge then appeared on my credit card for $189. This company is totally fraudulent. It is a cream like any other. Certainly not worth $189. Very stupid of me to not investigate before clicking on the “free”-”pay shipping only” button. Had to cancel my credit card to keep them from charging me further.” – Ssommer, Amazon.com

Customers can call 886-977-1412 to ask questions or cancel at any time. Read the terms and conditions fine print as you are finalizing your purchase, it is located on the checkout page.

What Do The Reviews Say?

LifeCell has mixed reviews. A lot of people say they love it and it worked for them, but many others say it didn’t work at all or it made a difference but wasn’t worth the money and the extra hassle of dealing with the company.

Here are two conflicting reviews below:

“Because of the light reflecting properties in LifeCell, you see short term results instantly. I thought, “Yeah right…. this is bull.” But it is true. I’ve been using it for almost 4 weeks now and see a big difference in my skin’s evenness, the tone and elasticity and where did my light crow’s feet go? Significant improvement on my neck area which is where I am most concern about. The skin is more firm and even. Scars evened out and my skin has a kind of glow to it. […]I understand the frustrations of feeling something is free and it not being so but that is no reason to come give the actual product a bad rating when it is a VERY good product. Not only does it work, but it takes care of your entire skin routine aside from cleansing. It really has the ability to save money considering the products I was normally using.” – Kitty Pierce, Amazon.com

“This has to be one of the sorriest products I’ve ever tried (ok, I’ve tried a lot). I had better results from basic over-the-counter products at the drug store. The best results yet have been from an herbalist who concocted this amazing skin tightening cream that I continue to use. The worst part of this is the “image” of the standard product marketing approach of offering a sample they believe will sell again. This is NOT the case here. The sample is only a marketing ploy to suck you in and charge you dinero for dish soap. Crappy product. Misleading and deceptive marketing tactics. I can’t be more emphatic that you SHOULD NOT USE THIS JUNK!!” – V. Prewitt “Leadership Doctor”, Amazon.com

What Are The Ingredients?

Here is a list of the ingredients in LifeCell:

Hyaluronic Acid. One study showed topical hyaluronic acid cream improved skin hydration and elasticity. Also, the lower the molecular weight, the more reduction of wrinkle depth. [1]

DMAE (Deanol). DMAE is the only documented ingredient found to increase skin firmness. One study concluded it contains firming elements and anti-inflammatory properties. [2]

Retinol (Vitamin A). Studies have proven retinol’s ability to treat hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and tone, and hydration. [3]

Ubiquinone. Ubiquinone, or coenzyme Q10, is a powerful antioxidant. Studies show Q10 represses damage caused by UV exposure and reduces rough, dry skin and wrinkles. [4]

Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C). Some studies show ascorbyl palmitate protects cells from oxidative damage from free radicals and radiation. [5] However, one study states the opposite; ascorbyl palmitate may intensify skin damage due to UV radiation. [6] More research is needed to confirm results.

How Do You Use LifeCell?

Apply a small, dime-sized amount of LifeCell Cream to clean, dry skin. Use gentle dabbing motions, spreading a thin layer over the face.

Apply around eyes, forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck.

Use twice daily, morning and evening.

Should You Try LifeCell?

LifeCell seems to work for many people. Its ingredients are backed by clinical testing and studies showing effects on aging. However, its negative company reviews and inconsistent product reviews, make me question its effectiveness. Give it a try if the price isn’t a factor.

References

[1] Pavicic, T, GG Gauglitz, et al. “Efficacy of cream-based novel formulations of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights in anti-wrinkle treatment.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 10.9 (2011): 990-1000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052267

[2] Grossman, R. “The role of dimethylaminoethanol in cosmetic dermatology.” American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 6.1 (2005): 39-47. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15675889

[3] The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. “Understanding the Ingredients in Skin Care Products.” 2011. ClevelandClinic.org. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/skin_care/hic_understanding_the_ingredients_in_skin_care_products.aspx

[4] Allemann, Bogdan; Baumann, L. “Antioxidants Used In Skin Care Formulations.” Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami Beach, FL. 2008. Available at: http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2008/13.7/2.html

[5] Meves, A., Stock, S.N., Pittelkow, M.R., et al. “Vitamin C derivative ascorbyl palmitate promotes ultraviolet-B-induced lipid peroxidation and cytotoxicity in keratinocytes.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2002. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12445199

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