What You Should Know
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Idebenage is a skin care cream made from the organic compound Idebenone. According to the Idebenage website, Idebenone is the “world’s most potent antioxidant”. There is no other description on the website of the effectiveness or benefits of this active ingredient. Idebenage claims to stimulate cell renewal, reduce dryness and promote younger, smoother skin.
We have serious concerns about the marketing of Idebenage. The website contains very little information and is peppered with grammatical errors. It appears very amateurish, which does not increase our confidence in the product. There are a few testimonials from “customers” on the website but they are so promotional in nature that we have to wonder if they are real. There is no full ingredient list for Idebenage on the website and no indication of any satisfaction guarantee. There is so little information provided about the “world’s most potent antioxidant” that it makes us wonder why, if it is so impressive, every skin care manufacturer isn’t using it. There is no description of the ingredient or references to any clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of the active ingredient or the product.
All we really know from the company’s website is that Idebenage contains Idebenone crystals. Idebenage does not explain what this ingredient is or what it does.
Not having a full list of ingredients presents two problems to the consumer. The first is that it is difficult to determine if there are any low-quality “fillers” in the product. The second is that those with skin allergies and sensitivities will not be able to determine if there are any ingredients that might react with their skin. The website provides the email address for sale, but there appears to be no other way to contact the company about these serious issues.
- Available for purchase on manufacturer’s website.
- May contain an ingredient that has a beneficial effect on skin.
- Amateurish website.
- No money-back guarantee offered .
- May not contain clinically-proven ingredients.
- No full ingredient list available.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
With the thousands of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle skin care products on the market today, consumers have a choice of skin repair philosophies and ingredients. Consumers in general like to be informed about what they are putting on their skin and how they are spending their money. Idebenage is practically impossible to recommend. There is so little information provided by the manufacturer that it makes us concerned that they prefer to keep information from the consumer. If you are seeking a product that reduces wrinkles and stimulates skin cell repair, look for products with collagen, hyaluronic acid, or peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline. These ingredients have been clinically-proven effective and are worth the investment.