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LifeCell is a new topical cream manufactured by the South Beach Skin Care company. This cream’s key claim is that it will not only freeze time by protecting your skin with potent antioxidants, but that it will also stimulate skin regeneration. LiceCell is heavily endorsed by Dr. Raj Bhayani, a noted cosmetic surgeon who, the company claims, is also a Botox expert. In a lengthy written testimonial, Dr. Bhayani asserts that many of his patients have avoided going under the Botox needle since he has discovered LifeCell as a potential alternative. The cream is also prominently endorsed by Michelle Bell, who seems to be a former director of a modeling agency. Both “experts” claim that LifeCell will eliminate fine facial lines and improve skin elasticity. But what does this new cream actually have to offer?
LifeCell appears to be a one-step topical cream. We found numerous web vendors who sold this cream, several of which appeared to have been set up by the product manufacturer. All of these retailers seem to offer the same price points for LifeCell. A 40 day supply of the cream sells from one of these retailers for $189. The two key active ingredients found in LifeCell appear to be Nitric Oxide and Idebenone.
So how do these two ingredients break down? Nitric Oxide is known to increase blood circulation and help to shrink and repair capillaries, which would help to reduce puffiness, especially around the eyes or nose. Idebenone is a fairly common antioxidant that is also found in other leading skin treatments currently on the market.
In addition to those two ingredients, LifeCell also contains: Dithiolane-3-Pentanoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Deanol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Regu. Unfortunately, no full ingredient list for LifeCell was available.
Usage instructions are fairly simple. Users are directed to dab (not rub) several dots of LifeCell around the boney area under the eye (the orbital bone.) It is not entirely clear, but it seems like this treatment should only be applied once per day.
- Product comes with a money-back guarantee.
- Usage instructions are fairly quick and simple.
- LifeCell can be easily ordered online.
- No full ingredient list was found.
- No real clinical evidence is offered on any of the websites that carry LifeCell, only endorsements from various spokespeople.
- This treatment is expensive compared to others that feature similar active ingredients.
- No proprietary peptides appear to be included in the formula.
The Bottom Line
LifeCell does make a pretty good first impression. However, once potential users start digging past the professional endorsements, it is difficult to find out much about LifeCell. All of the active ingredients that we found mentioned are also present in other leading wrinkle treatment creams. The inclusion of antioxidants is definitely a plus, but at $189 for just over a month’s supply, we’d definitely like to see some some more cutting-edge, proprietary ingredients. Many similar one-step treatments are available that feature innovative, skin-stimulating peptides in addition to potent antioxidants. Additionally, we always like to see a full list of product ingredients so we can tell if a cream contains parabens, artificial scents or other synthetic ingredients that could actually react harmfully with sensitive skin.