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Founded in 1984, NuSkin produces skin and hair care products, along with a number of anti-aging products. There is a website for NuSkin, but the products cannot be ordered directly from there and it does not give pricing details on the official website. Details of this new anti aging product, formulated in conjunction with Purdue University, were released and launched in October, 2008 at NuSkin’s North American Convention. The product uses ageLOC technology. It was difficult to determine exactly what ageLOC technology is from the company’s information.
NuSkin 180 Cell Renewal Fluid is designed to rejuvenate the skin and diminish the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, using ingredients Gluconolactone Polyhydroxy Acid and Soy Isofavones, to stimulate collagen production and diminish the signs of aging. No price details are listed on the website so it is hard to say how it compares with other anti-aging products. NuSkin 180 Night Complex contains Creatine as an anti-oxidant. Other ingredients include Gingko Biloba and Macadamia Nut.
A product is considered “good” for anti-aging if it contains peptides, particularly Matryxil 3000, and gives you a free trial offer. However, we were unable to find either of these listed on the website, but what we were able to determine is the following.
- They have an official website for NuSkin products, although you cannot order there.
- They have specific anti-aging products advertised.
- They did give ingredient details for the anti aging products.
We consider a product to be “bad” if it contains parabens, which have been proven to increase risks of breast cancer, and if it is more of a moisturizer or sunscreen rather than a wrinkle fighting product, and it would appear these may both fit NuSkin.
- Anti-aging products cannot be ordered directly from the official website.
- No price details are provided for the anti-aging products.
- The ingredients in the anti-aging products can be found in many anti-aging products.
- There is no evidence that the anti-aging products are more effective than any similar products on the market.
The Bottom Line
There is no clinical evidence to show the NuSkin anti-aging products are more effective than other anti-aging products that contains similar ingredients. It appears to be a moisturizer like many of the other products that claim to contain anti-aging properties, but actually hydrate the skin instead. While that is still an important part of skin care, it does not necessarily qualify as anti-aging, since it does not contain Matryxil 3000, a known anti-aging ingredient, or other known peptides. Little information is given about the new technology revealed in October or what it contains; maybe further, more detailed information will be available later to give a better picture of why they feel it is improved over previous versions they have on the market.