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Cell-Rx is a skin care system sold mainly through infomercials and endorsed by Paula Abdul. The Cell-Rx system consists of the Nano-C powder, the eye serum, and the face moisturizer. The Nano-C powder is a proprietary form of Vitamin C powder that turns into a cream when applied to the skin. The eye serum claims to eliminate wrinkles and puffiness (“bags”) under the eyes. The face moisturizer contains peptides that improve the skin’s elasticity. The Cell-Rx moisturizer also contains UVA and UVB protection to prevent premature aging due to the environment.
Cell-Rx is sold through the company’s official website which provides an impressive amount of information to the consumer. The active ingredients are listed for all three products along with descriptions of the effectiveness of each ingredient. Before and after pictures are offered for the results of real Cell-Rx users along with details of their clinical analysis of those visual results. The testimonials of these users are also provided. There is not a complete ingredient listing on the website however, so it is difficult for consumers with sensitivities or allergies to assess whether the Cell-Rx products are appropriate for them. There is no claim on the Cell-Rx website that the product is non-allergenic. Cell-Rx is sold with a 30-day money-back guarantee, less shipping cost. There do not appear to be product samples available on the website.
The Cell-Rx skin care system consists of the Nano-C powder, the eye serum and the face moisturizer. The Nano-C powder contains a patented form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which coverts to ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) when it interacts with skin enzymes. According to Cell-Rx, Vitamin C is a volatile complex that breaks down quickly in liquid. The proprietary Nano-C keeps the Vitamin C locked in the powder until application, so it does not break down before being used. The website does not list any other ingredients found in the Cell-Rx Nano-C powder.
The eye serum contains three peptides that are known for their restorative and regenerative properties. Argireline is a new hexapeptide developed for reducing fine lines and wrinkles according to the company. Matrixyl 3000 is a compound of two peptides that are known to work together to boost collagen production in the skin. Eyeliss is a peptide developed to reduce puffiness or bags under the eyes. The Cell-Rx eye serum also contains olive oil, Vitamin E and green tea extract, all ingredients commonly found in skin care products. Again, there is no full ingredient listing on the Cell-Rx website.
The Cell-Rx face moisturizer contains all of the ingredients listed above for the eye serum packaged into a daily moisturizer. The face moisturizer also contains UVA and UVB sunscreen protection. The Cell-Rx website provides no application instructions so it may be difficult to determine how often the products will need to be replenished by a typical user following directions.
- Contains peptides like Matrixyl 3000 which have been clinically proven to aid in skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.
- 30 day money-back guarantee offered on products.
- Significant amount of information on the Cell-Rx website about consumer results along with the results of clinical testing.
- No full ingredient list provided for any of the three products.
- Products do not claim to be non-allergenic.
- No samples sizes available.
- Difficult to assess how long a standard product package will last before it must be re-purchased.
The Bottom Line
Cell-Rx provides the consumer a significant amount of information with which to assess the effectiveness of the ingredients and the product itself. The three products offer several ingredients that have been independently scientifically proven to produce results. However, the products’ lack of full ingredient disclosure makes it extremely difficult for those with allergies or sensitivities to be able to assess whether the Cell-Rx products are right for them. There is also no way to determine if any inferior “filler” ingredients, like artificial fragrances or colors, are being used. There are several anti-wrinkle products on the market that also contain these effective ingredients but provide disclosure of all of the ingredients. Those concerned about quality may want to choose one of those products.