Splendyr - Anti-Wrinkle Facial Mask - Product Review

Splendyr Reviews

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Splendyr
Sheena Jones
By Sheena Jones
August 14, 2013

The word “splendor” means both bright and magnificent, two qualities women investigating the skincare product Splendyr likely desire for their aging skin.

Ads for Splendyr, an anti-aging facial mask, say its ingredients fight nearly every symptom of skin aging and promote skin health, so you remain young-looking and beautiful.

Splendyr’s purported abilities to reduce wrinkles caught my attention. Here’s what my research about Splendyr revealed about its anti-aging abilities.

The Company behind Splendyr

Splendyr is made by Clear Skin LLC. This skincare product company also makes Levela, an anti-wrinkle cream.

Clear Skin LLC has an F rating on BBB.org, the Better Business Bureau website. BBB gave Clear Skin LLC this rating because of almost 40 consumer complaints filed against the company since 2011.

Clear Skin LLC’s BBB rating makes me wonder about the quality of this company’s skincare products and its general business practices.

Splendyr’s Ingredient Profile

Splendyr mask uses both well-known and obscure ingredients. I examined some Splendyr ingredients from both sides of this spectrum to get an idea of its anti-aging potential.

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid injections are considered a clinically proven anti-wrinkle treatment because they stimulate collagen production. [1] What about topical hyaluronic acid? Some research shows it has a less potent but still noticeable wrinkle-reducing effect. Lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates skin best. [2] The molecular weight of Splendyr’s hyaluronic acid is unknown, though.

Resveratrol
Resveratrol is a plant chemical scientists study as a health-promoting antioxidant. [3] However, not much research exists examining resveratrol’s anti-aging skin benefits. When used on animals in a laboratory, topical resveratrol protected against sunburn. [4] But, more research is needed to show resveratrol reduces wrinkles or repairs photoaging damage.

Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 acts as both an internal and external antioxidant and is found in nearly every cell. [5] As skin ages, its coenzyme Q10 depletes along with the energy-producing mitochondria. Applying coenzyme Q10 to skin repairs mitochondria and improves skin cell function. [6]

Silicone Oil
Silicone is a silky smooth substance which moisturizes skin and resists washing when skin gets wet. [7] One study showed silicone sheets heal and hide scar tissue. [8] Some people avoid silicone oil because it has a reputation for clogging pores or suffocating skin, but these claims aren’t substantiated by science. [7]

Glycerin
Glycerin moisturizing creams prevent skin from flaking and itching. Glycerin forms a layer on skin that stops water from escaping the surface but also draws water molecules to skin’s surface. [9] Skin also contains glycerin for signaling when skin cells should move through skin’s layers. [10] Consequently, glycerin is used as a treatment for many skin disorders. However, little is known about how glycerin affects wrinkles.

Beeswax
Beeswax comes in several forms but all have anti-inflammatory properties. [11] A few research studies also show beeswax treats some common skin infections. However, these studies call for further research. [12] And, I couldn’t find any research linking beeswax with reducing wrinkles or other skin aging signs.

Buying and Using Splendyr

If you want to buy Splendyr, you have to purchase it online. Although I couldn’t locate specific prices, most Splendyr retailers offer a sample jar for first-time buyers. Agreeing to get this sample jar allows you to try Splendyr for 15 days before being charged full price.

If you decide you like Splendyr during the trial period and don’t want to return it, expect to get additional Splendyr jars shipped to you regularly. That’s because everyone who requests a Splendyr sample is enrolled in an auto-ship program. You have 30 days to return Splendyr if you decide it didn’t work for you.

To use Splendyr, apply a thin layer of the mask after washing your face. Let it soak in for 10 minutes before washing it off. Use Splendyr 2 or 3 times a week for best results.

Splendyr Anti-Aging Mask: Buy or Bypass?

Splendyr’s ingredients all seem well-suited for promoting skin health and making sure it stays as young as possible. If I were judging Splendyr on ingredients alone, I’d have no trouble recommending it as an anti-aging treatment.

But, my excitement about Speldyr diminishes when I consider its company’s BBB rating and the mandatory auto-ship program. If you choose to buy Splendyr, make sure you use it quickly before the 30-day return policy expires just in case it doesn’t produce dramatic wrinkle reduction on your skin.

References

[1] Claire. “Hyaluronic acid & sodium hyaluronate.” TruthInAging.com. 2008 Aug 26. Available from: http://www.truthinaging.com/review/hyaluronic-acid-sodium-hyaluronate.

[2] 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. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052267.

[3] WebMD. “Resveratrol.” Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-307-RESVERATROL.aspx?activeIngredientId=307&activeIngredientName=RESVERATROL.

[4] Castillo, Michelle. “Can you get resveratrol’s anti-aging benefits by putting it on your skin?” CBS News. 2013 Feb 5. Available from: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57567537/can-you-get-resveratrols-anti-aging-benefits-by-putting-it-on-your-skin/.

[5] “Coenzyme Q10.” University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011. Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/coenzyme-q10.

[6] Prahl, S, T Kueper, et al. “Aging skin is functionally anaerobic: importance of coenzyme Q10 for anti aging skin care.” Biofactors. 32.1-4 (2008): 245-55. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19096122.

[7] Begoun, Paula. “Silicone.” Paula’s Choice. 2013. Available from: http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/definition/silicone.

[8] Klopp, R., W. Niemer, M. Fraenkel, and A. von der Weth. “Effect of four treatment variants on the functional and cosmetic state of mature scars.” Journal of Wound Care. 9.7 (2000): 319-324. Available from: http://www.journalofwoundcare.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=26006;article=JWC_9_7_319_324.

[9] WebMD. “Drugs & Medications – glycerin top.” Available from: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-20275-glycerin+top.aspx?drugid=20275&drugname=glycerin+top.

[10] Zheng, Xiangjian, and Wendy Bollinger Bollag. “Aquaporin 3 Colocates with Phospholipase D2 in Caveolin-Rich Membrane Microdomains and Is Downregulated Upon Keratinocyte Differentiation.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 121 (2003): 1487-1495. Available from: http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v121/n6/abs/5602089a.html. See also: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-12/mcog-gmh120203.php.

[11] WebMD. “Beeswax.” Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-305-beeswax.aspx?activeIngredientId=305&activeIngredientName=beeswax&source=1.

[12] Al-Waili, N.S. “An alternative treatment for pityriasis versicolor, tinea cruris, tinea corporis and tinea faciei with topical application of honey, olive oil and beeswax mixture: an open pilot study.” Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 12.1 (2004): 45-47. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229904000056.

User Submitted Reviews

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dawn | January 8, 2014

I love this product…I have been using for months now and have seen very good results, would definetly recommend this product

Yes, I recommend this product

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Karen | October 20, 2013

After watching the Dr. OZ show I was excited to try Splendyr although the product seemed quite pleasing, I was so aggravated by the unforeseen excessive and unapproved charges that were applied to my charge account. I agreed to a trial size charge of $4.79, without knowing that I was being enrolled in an automatic monthly membership of $89.95. One is required to contact Splendyr within 15 days the original purchase to cancel membership or be billed $4.79 + $89.95. I contacted Splendyr 800-423-0987 and was connected with a Representative with broken English and a very bad static connection. She responded like a programed ROBOT. After an hour of disputing the charges, and the help of my credit card representative. I am mailing the unused portion of Splendyr in a business envelope via US mail with a tracking #. It was like pulling teeth just to have them provide the return address, the woman purposely was unclear making many errors while providing the address, Also they fail to tell the customer that you MUST refer to your refunded portion to an RMA # So make sure you ask for it! ~ UGH. Can’t wait to put this behind me and move on…Stay far away from SPLENDYR

No, I do not recommend this product

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Dodie Zant | September 9, 2013

I never received the product and they have taken the money out of my account twice when I called the number I was on hold forever and then when someone did finally answer I think they were in India, really bad reception then I got disconnected called right back and someone answered fairly quickly I told them to cancel and I wanted my money put back in my account. Put on hold again while they access my account?

No, I do not recommend this product

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Robin Sesko | August 29, 2013

I decided to try a free sample (by paying the postage of $2.95). A week later, I had a $89.95 fee deducted from my bank account (recurring fee – meaning this will happen they’ve stolen all the money from my account)!!!! A couple of weeks later…another $89.95 taken out and I sent the unused product back!!!!! They are committing consumer fraud!!! DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY WHATEVER YOU DO!!!!!!!!! Unless of course, you want them to drain all your money for a couple of packets of crap that probably has God knows what in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No, I do not recommend this product

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