What You Should Know
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Callisto Wrinkle Cream is marketed as an anti-aging and wrinkle protection cream for the face and body. Callisto claims to contain a natural form of Vitamin E that is unesterified, allowing it to be more easily absorbed in the body. Callisto Vitamin E Creme is manufactured by Yasoo Health Inc., a nutraceutical company that produces a wide range of beauty and restorative products, most based on the inclusion of Vitamin E. Do not confuse this company with Callisto Pharmaceuticals, a cancer-drug research facility. The two companies are unrelated.
Yasoo markets the Callisto line exclusively through their online distributer, Stop Aging Now. The distributor offers a 1/8 ounce free trial size Callisto Vitamin E Cream for a $2.99 shipping fee. Callisto also offers a 90-day money back return policy, minus any applicable shipping and handling fees.
Callisto Wrinkle Cream is marketed as a whole-body anti-wrinkle cream that contains 100% natural Vitamin E. Callisto’s list of ingredients includes gamma-tocopherol and tocotrienols. Both are Vitamin E relatives that studies show provide antioxidant protection to the skin. Callisto Wrinkle Cream also contains liposomes in a hydrolipid base, that the company claims enhances the absorption of the product into the skin.
The ingredient list also contains methylparaben and propylparaben, cosmetic preservatives that have had questionable press in the past with regards to carcinogenic properties. Both ingredients can also trigger allergies in some users. Many higher-end skin care products do not contain these ingredients. The directions for using Callisto Wrinkle Cream simply instruct users to apply it liberally to face and body as often as needed. According to Callisto’s distributor, the product is fragrance-free and not tested on animals.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Free trial size offered.
- Comes with 90-day money back guarantee.
- Ingredient list contains known allergens and possible carcinogens
- Only available from a single online source
- Non-specific application instructions
- Low price plus the use of parabens can mean lower quality ingredients
The Bottom Line
Callisto Wrinkle Cream comes with the same claims as hundreds of other products on the market: reducing the signs of aging and re-hydrating skin. Following the application instructions would empty the 2 ounce jar quickly. This means replenishing the supply frequently, which could actually make it as expensive per use as more high-end products. The inclusion of lower-end preservatives like methylparaben and propylparaben could be indicative of the quality of other ingredients in the product.
Callisto’s money-back guarantee and free sample make trying the product less risky and if you’re looking for a general face and body cream, it might fill the bill. If you’re looking for specific results for damaged skin or wrinkles, there are many other products on the market that promise better, more targeted results.