Clientele was founded by scientist Pat Riley, the woman who is touted as discovering the first oil-free moisturizer, according to the Clientele Cosmetics website. The company provides a handful of skin care lines that are geared toward specific needs; many primarily addressing the issues of aging. There is also a line of supplements available that are designed specifically to enhance outer beauty from within the body. The products are sold through the QVC website, where Riley is also a frequent guest to market her line of products. You can also find them at some department stores.
The Clientele Cosmetics website is difficult to navigate and provides little information about each individual product. We are happy to see that Clientele does offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all of its products. There is also a special offer available that allows consumers to receive a free gift when placing an order. Unfortunately, we were unable to find customer testimonials or complete ingredient lists to back up the claims made regarding these products.
For the sake of this review, we will explore one of the Clientele lines that addresses the signs of aging; the Estro-Lift line. The Clientele Cosmetics homepage boasts that the Estro-Lift products offer the “fountain of youth” to mature skin. It appears that this line includes cleansers, day and night creams and specialty products for diminishing the look of wrinkles and firming the skin. One product in particular, the Intensive Serum, is described as a “symphony of state of the art ingredients” to revitalize the appearance of the skin. While we are happy to see that this product includes Matrixyl and Hyaluronate in the formula, we wish that a complete ingredient list was available from Clientele to give us a better idea of the effectiveness of the product.
Matrixyl is a proven anti-wrinkle substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin. Since collagen is lost as we age, the result is skin that is thinner and less firm. Adding collagen will effectively plump the skin and smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles that develop in the aging process. Hyaluronate is an excellent skin hydrator that can also improve the appearance of the skin by smoothing the surface and diminishing the appearance of fine lines.
- At least one of the Clientele products contains Matrixyl and Hyaluronate.
- The company offers a money back guarantee on all purchases.
- Complete ingredient lists are not available.
- The Clientele website is difficult to navigate and provides little information about individual products.
- No customer testimonials are available.
The Bottom Line
While there may be some promising formulas in the Clientele Cosmetics line, the poorly organized website and lack of specific information about the products certainly leaves us wishing for more facts to base our skin care decisions on. We have found other companies are more forthcoming with this information and that sell effective anti-aging products for a reasonable price. Perhaps those options should be explored before taking your chances with Clientele Cosmetics.