Review

Lifecell is a skin rejuvenation cream from South Beach Skincare. The brand heavily relies on celebrity endorsements to add credibility to its claims of being “better than a facelift”. Purchasing the product requires enrolling on to the Lifecell VIP Club, which costs $189 for the first month and then $149 per subsequent months. This product justifies its price tag with testimonials from a range of dermatologists and high-profile celebrities who claim to love the product and its incredible anti-aging results.

Lifecell claims to work in just 17 seconds after application, as its light-reflecting technology helps to disguise the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Its formulation contains 6 of the most potent active ingredients in skin care, that synergistically work together to have a more powerful effect than when used individually. The result is a revolutionary cosmeceutical product that bills itself as a serious alternative to cosmetic surgery.

Ingredients

Containing anti-oxidants that fight damaging free radicals, this cream aims to improve the overall appearance of the skin. Its formulation is based on the incredible anti-aging properties of a Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spätlauber. Scientists discovered the amazing natural healing power of this apple, which remains plump and firm long after other varieties of apple shriveled with age. The Uttwiler Spätlauber contains remarkably resilient stem cells, which have the ability to maintain and repair healthy skin cells. By mimicking these stem cells in a laboratory, the makers of this eye cream were able to harness the natural power of the Uttwiler Spätlauber apple and apply it to human skin care. The result is a ‘youth tonic’, which nourishes the skin and protects it from the effects of aging.

User Reviews

Online user reviews of Lifecell are mediocre, with the overall consensus appearing to be disappointment that the cream did not live up to the hype. It is difficult to find genuinely impartial reviews as the makers of it cleverly use a range of tactics to subtly advertise the product on various websites. Some controversy exists over whether any of it’s reviews are genuine; however, taken at face value the testimonials are fantastic. Those who were dissatisfied with this product were generally disappointed that the results were not as dramatic as promised, although this would depend on the level of aging to begin with – a face without many wrinkles would perhaps not experience a result as noticeable as one with more advanced signs of aging. This applies to any anti-aging skin care product. Some users noticed an improvement in the appearance of their skin after a few days of using it; however it is thought this is due to the ‘putty-like’ effect of the cream that fills in wrinkles. While this helps to disguise them in the short-term, this is not a long-term anti-aging solution.

Pros

  • Impressive endorsements from dermatologists and celebrities give credibility
  • Claims to have an almost instant effect on the appearance of wrinkles

Cons

  • Purchasing the product requires joining a costly auto-membership plan
  • Anti-aging effects may not be long-term or as dramatic as advertised
  • Real user reviews don’t rate it well
  • unable to purchase only a single tube of this product

Final Thoughts

Lifecell certainly has a persuasive sales pitch, describing itself as a breakthrough in age-defying science that has “taken Hollywood by storm”. At $189 for a tube lasting one month, it is at the extreme end of the price range for an anti-aging skin cream. It claims to target all signs of aging to drastically improve the appearance of the skin, but the makers of this eye cream are reluctant to divulge too much information about its formulation. Most similar brands are proud to list their active ingredients and explain, in detail, how each one is effective in improving the condition of the skin.

There is a distinct lack of scientific information on the actual product website, which creates an air of mystery about the product. Rather than going for the scientific approach to justify its claims, the makers have opted for celebrity endorsements. This could be a deliberate tactic to target those who find scientific data baffling and are more influenced by celebrity culture than pie charts and percentages. It is also concerning that the consumer is unable to purchase a single tube of this product – instead, they must sign up to the membership plan, which can be off-putting for many people who are concerned about being ripped off. However, Lifecell allows the user to try the product free for 30 days, with the option to return it for a full refund if not completely satisfied.

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