About AngelLift

If you’re a big fan of Shark Tank, you may have seen Aaron Bruce pitching AngelLift on the May 2, 2014 episode. These prosthetic strips are claimed to feature a sub dermal technology that adds volume to facial lines and lips lost as a result of aging, and to thereby reduce the signs of wrinkles.

But can AngelLift really help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and make your lips look fuller? Let’s fill in the gaps and find out.

How AngelLift Works

AngelLift’s motto is “correction without injection,” which means that unlike injections, the product is claimed to add volume under the skin, instead of in the skin. The company claims that their hypoallergenic, flexible, reversible, and reusable strips replace pressure lost through the natural recession of teeth and gums, thereby reducing aging lines around the mouth and lifting and reshaping your lips. In fact, AngelLift strips are claimed to be safer than surgery, to last longer than injections, and to be more effective than serums.

AngelLift claims that their “technological breakthrough” was discovered through nerve damage research, and to have “displayed measurable results” through third-party clinical research, which is something we’ll explore in greater detail in the Bottom Line section. The company claims that after 30 days of regular use, your results will be permanent.

According to the AngelLift website, their Dermastrips can be used over three steps:

  1. Apply a Dermastrip to your upper or lower lip.
  2. Keep your mouth closed for 30 minutes, while refraining from talking, eating, drinking, or sleeping.
  3. After 30 days or achieving your desired look, reduce Dermastrip application to once per week.

In addition to the standard version, AngelLift also comes in a Fusione version, which includes the addition of collagen, Vitamin E, zinc, and a vitamin complex (no additional details as to what the Vitamin complex consists of). AngelLift also offers a BriteLift™ model, which is a teeth whitening system that they is claim is the most effective on the market.

AngelLift Pricing & Refund Policy

AngelLift Dermastrips are available in three different versions, which are priced as follows:

Basic Version – $79, which includes:

  • 2 surgical grade Dermastrips
  • 1 Anodized, Mirrored Case
  • Use & care instructions

Fusione Version – $99, which includes:

  • 2 surgical grade Dermastrips
  • 1 Fusione chamber
  • 120ml of low vitamin pH (select)

BriteLift™ Version – $119, which includes:

  • 2 Surgical Grade Dermastrips
  • 1 Silicone Tip Precision Applicator Tip.
  • 1 Whitening HP BriteLift Cylinder

In addition to the above, the company is also currently providing a free “Shark Tank special” valued at $25, which includes MicroFibre pH™ wipes claimed to remove makeup and grime without the use of alcohol, soaps, surfactants, or acids.

There are no refund details provided on the AngelLift website, so you may want to contact customer service at 800-591-9386 prior to placing your order.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About AngelLift?

AngelLift appears to be operated by Medical Matrix, LLC, although neither the company nor the LLC are listed with the Better Business Bureau. We were also unable to uncover any additional information about Medical Matrix during our research.

Based on a press release we found, it appears that AngelLift has been available to medical professionals since 2004, although only available to the public over the past couple years. Online customer reviews appear to be mixed, with the most common complaints citing failure to work, difficulty keeping the strips in place, and high price for what you get (e.g. low value level).

What’s the Bottom Line About AngelLift?

With all this in mind, can AngelLift really reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while also making your lips look fuller? Perhaps, but we have our doubts. Here’s why:

First, the benefits of AngelLift are claimed to have been discovered through nerve damage research, and also that their Dermastrips have been clinically tested by a third party. In addition, the company claims that their product has been tested and approved by Wrinklepedia Cosmetic Laboratories. However, AngelLift provides no reference to these clinical studies, and we were unable to find any reference to the product on the Wrinklepedia website. This is somewhat confusing, as Aaron Bruce claimed that he could “easily” provide clinical proof to Shark Lori Greiner after she agreed to invest $550K for a 15% stake in the company. So why not boost the product’s credibility by also including this proof on the AngelLift website?

See Also: So Many Products, So Little Time: How to Find the Best Anti-Wrinkle Cream for You

As such, during the Shark Tank episode, all Sharks (even Lori Greiner) agreed that Aaron Bruce’s pitch just didn’t make sense, especially given the fact that he claimed AngelLift had already generate $3 million in revenue. In fact, Mark Cuban even told Aaron that, “I don’t believe you’re here for the right reasons.”

Also, before AngelLift was pulled from Amazon, customer reviews appeared to be mixed, and cited failure to work, difficulty keeping the strips in place, and high price for what you get (e.g. low value level) as the most common complaints. In fact, several customers even accused the company of posting fake positive reviews in order to boost sales. Also, keep in mind that it’s highly unrealistic that Dermastrips provide the same level of wrinkle reduction as Botox.

Bottom line: If you’re considering purchasing AngelLift, keep in mind that the company doesn’t appear to be very forthcoming with clinical evidence showing its efficacy, and that even in Aaron Bruce’s Shark Tank appearance, it was widely agreed that he wasn’t being completely upfront. This raises some big concerns about how effective AngelLift really is (or isn’t).

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52 Customer Reviews for AngelLift

Average Customer Rating: 3.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 23 4 stars: 6 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 19
Bottom Line: 58% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Skeptical

    • the beach,
    • Feb 23, 2017

    I am always skeptical to try new things. I was pretty desperate to get rid of my awful frown lines, so I tried the AngelLift stripes. I am a happy camper. I don't think they work for everyone, but they work for me!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • One of the best products on the market

    This system actually does work. I used it a few years ago with great results. I was so upset when I lost my strips and couldn't find them for sale anywhere, and am so glad I found them again today. Buy them, they work!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not very happy

    After receiving my strips, I began the process. In a week's time, the appliance had pulled my gum line above my front teeth. I went to the doctor, and he confirmed what I thought. The device moved my gum line up which exposed my root line. I'm in the process of waiting to see if this can be corrected or will improve by itself.

    For reference sake, anyone with caps should never use this product. I'd like to send the product back for a refund. Please advise. Thank you!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Yes they do work

    • Youngstown, Ohio,
    • Jan 22, 2017

    Skin care junkie here. I am very happy with these strips, and will always own them.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Worked, with reservations

    This is actually different than I thought, but ok in the end.

    My best friend bought some of these a long time ago from the Shark Tank show. She actually never used them, because she cannot kick her smoking habit. She was kind enough to offer them to me.

    I had some teeth removed when I was younger for braces, and I think that is what is causing these terrible 'smoker lines'. I began using these everyday in hopes of a miracle. At first, they slipped around a bit so I called the company. I learned this was normal. After a few more days, they stayed in place and were easy to wear. Within a month, I could see a difference.

    The Good: They do work. I am still using them and now clearly understand how they work.

    The Bad: A cream would be a lot easier and more convenient. However, I have yet to find one that actually lifts like these Angellift strips do. Also, these wear out. I am on my second pair. The pair lasted about 3 months.

    I am going to give this a 4 star because it really does work.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed.

    I used these cheap plastic products for over 3 months and saw zero results. Will be going for a dermal filler, at least I know that works and lasts almost 2 years.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Did Not Work for Me

    I did AngelLift, the wipes and the lip product and the gel, faithfully from April 15th until today, Sept. 16th. It did not make any difference at all in my face. I am very disappointed because I did have faith in it when I saw it was on Shark Tank. Also the reviews from other women. I do have to say that the company is being honest in that they are refunding my money for the product. They have kept in touch and tried to help by telling me to double up on the bars. I tried that for 3 more weeks and still nothing. I was so hoping it would work. I tried my best. I am not telling others not to try it because maybe it will work for them. It just did nothing for me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Don't waste your money. A sports mouth guard would work better than these cheap things. The price they put on two lousy pieces of plastic is to me a big scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Do Not Buy This Product!

    After having them in place for about 20 minutes, my lips starting feeling like they had pins and needles in them. And the feeling lasted for hours afterwards. They say that the face cream that comes with it is all natural, not sure how that can be true since it bright blue. I don't see how it can be natural when it's that color. Their refund policy has so many conditions it's all most impossible to get your money back!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    It's a joke

    • NYC,
    • May 1, 2016

    First, I only got one strip but I see there's suppose to be two. I have been using it for a month day and night and I see no change. More money thrown in the garbage.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Be Very, Very Careful

    • El Paso, TX,
    • Apr 27, 2016

    I decided to try this after seeing it on Shark Tank, since one of the members decided to invest in it. The product is very hard to keep in place on my upper & lower gums. They kept slipping down to my teeth. I contacted them & they said to use both strips, one on top of the other, to push out my lips further. The lip moisturizer & facial moisturizer didn't last out the first 30 days. After the 30 days I called to cancel & they said I was allowed to use it for 60 days & still get a refund.

    At 60 days I emailed them again that I wanted to know where to send everything back & was given another 30 days. I declined. The biggest rip off on returning the items is that you can't send them through the mail as they are considered chemicals even if they are all used up. The price to return by mail if you want to take the chance on the mail station throwing them out, is $9. You can return them by FedEx without any problems, but it would be $16.The post office told me to have AngelLift send me a prepaid return label either from them or Shark Tank, because they have a label that will allow them to send cosmetics through the mail. AngelLift refused. So now I will be sending it by FedEx. You ask why I told the post office what it was? No choice as they go by the mailing address & I guess they know what type of products are produced at the AngelLift company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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