What You Should Know
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Actifade is promoted by its manufacturer as a treatment that will help get rid of many different types of skin discolorations such as age spots, liver spots, and freckles. Actifade offers three types of products on its website. These products increase in price as additionally skin-lightening ingredients are added. Actifade promises younger and healthier looking skin by helping eliminate abnormalities and discolorations that prevent skin from looking smooth and healthy.
There are three distinct products offered by ActiFade and each one claims to give users something a little different. There is the Precision Youth Complex, Opulent Youth Complex and Radiant Youth Complex. Two of these are marketed heavily and available online, while one is specifically designed to be sold at drug stores such as CVS/Pharmacy.
Actifade’s Opulent Youth Complex is a cream that is supposed to gradually diminish the appearance of any spots such as sun spots, age spots, and freckles. This is basically a cream that, over time, will lighten your overall skin tone to make it more uniform. This cream also comes with some concealer properties that you can use for covering spots until the cream does its job. The price point for this cream is $69.95 on sale from the manufacturer.
The Radiant Youth Complex is very similar to the Opulent Youth Complex but has added vitamins and minerals that may help nourish your skin while the cream lightens it. This complex also contains Epizene, which is supposed to promote healthy skin. This complex is a little more expensive than the Opulent Youth Complex at $99.95 on sale.
The cream marketed strictly for drugstores comes in a smaller size at 2 oz., compared to the 4 oz. sizes offered on the official website. This Radiant Youth Complex also comes with extra concealers. This is probably a well-considered marketing strategy based on the premise that not many people spend over $50 on one product in the beauty aisle of these drugstores stores.
- Great return policy.
- Products usually on sale from the official manufacturer.
- Some favorable testimonials on third party websites.
- Product lines are expensive.
- No real clinical research seems to have been conducted.
- No ingredients list online for users to determine allergy information.
- Like many lightening creams, these will increase a user’s sensitivity to sunlight.
The Bottom Line
As far as wrinkle creams go, ActiFade is marketed towards those who wish to lighten their skin and make is appear more uniform in color after age spots have started to pop up. The reduction of discolorations is a plus, but there isn’t any research available to show if this actually does what it’s supposed to. True wrinkle reducing creams should contain collagen and hyaluronic acid as those have been tested and do aid in wrinkle reduction.
Basically, if you are looking for a true wrinkle reducer, this isn’t the product for you. However, if you are sick to death of that one patch of freckles out of place it may be worth a shot as the return policy is pretty solid.