What You Should Know
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Skindulgence 30-Minute Face Lift is billed as a non-surgical face lift in a box. The Skindulgence system consists of three products: a cleanser, a mask, and a moisturizer. According to the instructions, Skindulgence is to be used every other day for the first 90 days and then twice a week after that. The Skindulgence system promises to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin tone and color, and develop the feel of firm facial muscles.
We were unable to locate an official website for Skindulgence, which we found disappointing. Skin care manufacturers who have their own websites can provide a significant amount of information about their products. We have garnered information from Skindulgence pages on online retailers’ websites. There is no indication of a manufacturer’s guarantee, which also disappoints us. A money-back guarantee gives consumers confidence when purchasing knowing that they can return the product if it does not produce the promised results or if it triggers an allergy. Skindulgence does offer a trial size for sale so that a potential customer can try it out for themselves.
We were able to find a complete ingredient list for each of the three Skindulgence products on online retailers’ websites. We always like to see the full ingredients listed so that the consumer can determine whether the product contains ingredients that can produce the promised results. It also allows those with skin allergies and sensitivities to assess whether there are ingredients included that may set off allergies.
The cleanser in the Skindulgence system includes many ingredients commonly found in skin cleansers. Also included is a blend of botanicals including borage oil, rosemary and hops as well as Vitamins A and E. The mask is based on aloe vera and acacia catechu, both natural extracts that may have anti-inflammatory properties, although little research has been done on the benefits of topical application of acacia. We were unable to find any other ingredients in the mask which might be capable of facelift-like results. The moisturizer contains the same botanical blend as the cleanser but the stand out ingredient in our opinion is sodium hyaluronate, also known as hyaluronic acid or HA. HA has been clinically-proven to deeply hydrate the skin and can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water. However, we do like to see HA paired up with collagen to restore the body’s dwindling supply.
- Contains hyaluronic acid.
- Available at online retailers.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- May not contain proven ingredients to produce promised results.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
With so many products available on the market today that claim to be “facelifts in a box”, we find that many of them are unlikely to produce the claimed results based on the ingredients they include. Many consumers have limited funds to spend on face care products and it is therefore important to be confident that the one chosen will be effective. We do like the fact that the Skindulgence moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid but we feel that there are other products on the market that team HA up with collagen or with peptides like Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline. These formulations are more likely to produce dramatic and long-lasting results. Keep in mind that if you purchase the Skindulgence system, you may not be able to get your money back if it doesn’t work for you.