About Antiagen Ageless Facial Cream
Antiagen Ageless Facial Cream promises to provide a scientifically formulated anti-aging product that can restore nourishment, replenish and rejuvenate your skin, prevent free radical damage, and eliminate surface debris.
As a result, Antiagen Cream promises to increase collagen production and provide structural support for your skin, reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines, decrease the appearance of dark circles, and leave you with “beautiful, radiant-looking skin.” And according to the company, you can get all of this without invasive surgery, painful injections, or expensive lasers.
This is why Antiagen Facial Cream dubs itself the “injection free solution for younger looking skin.”
Here’s a useful tip we’ve learned after reviewing dozens of online-only anti-aging creams: if you come across the phrase “injection free solution for younger looking skin,” run away—fast.
Why are we so adamant that this is such a big red flag? Does this necessarily mean you shouldn’t purchase Antiagen Facial Cream? You need answers, and we’ll help you find them in this review.
What Causes the Signs of Aging?
Although you can’t seem them outside of a microscope, your skin is made up of tiny collagen and elastin protein molecules. Collagen acts as a sort of latticework, or underlying framework, for the structure of your skin, while elastin is responsible for giving your skin elasticity.
As you might imagine just by looking at the skin’s surface, these proteins are abundant when we’re young, giving us firm, flexible, radiant skin. When we get older though, less and less of these proteins are produced, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a dull appearance.
This loss of collagen and elastin also causes the skin under your eyes (which is already about a quarter as thick as the skin on the rest of your face) to thin even more. Once this occurs, the blood vessels under your eyes become more prominent, casting a dark-bluish “shadow.”
Will Antiagen Ageless’ ingredients counteract this natural aging process in any meaningful way?
Will Antiagen Cream Provide “Real Science” & “Real Results”?
Compared to many of the other template-based anti-aging creams we’ve reviewed (more about this in a second), Antiagen Cream actually provides an ingredients list. Here’s what we’re told it contains (only active ingredients are hyperlinked):
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Mineral Oil, Trideceth-6, Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ubiquinone 50, Squalane, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium EDTA, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) Fruit extract, Panax ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Tilia cordata (Linden Tree) Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
Most of these ingredients either help the skin retain moisture, act as a surfactant (improve the product’s composition or skin feel), or work to provide a longer shelf life. However, there are a couple exceptions.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (also known as Argireline) is supposed to intercept muscle signals to the brain, resulting in decreased facial movement, and therefore fewer lines and wrinkles. This is a common ingredient found in anti-aging products, although there is no third-party clinical evidence confirming its claims.
Tripeptide-10 Citrulline is supposed to regulate the formation of collagen fibers, although there appears to only be one clinical trial related to the ingredient. Tripeptide-1 is a proprietary product that goes under the name Aldenine, which is also supposed to synthesize collagen. In this case, we didn’t come across any clinical evidence supporting this during our research.
Pseudoalteromonas is a bacteria. There are dozens of species, although we’re not told which one’s found in Antiagen or what benefits it’s supposed to provide.
Finally, ubiquinone 50 (also known as coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10) has many health benefits, although it’s unclear if topical application can provide any of these same benefits.
Regardless, even among those ingredients that might provide some benefits, there’s no way to be sure if Antiagen Facial Cream contains enough to work.
Is this formulation unique?
Are There Other Products Like Antiagen Ageless Cream?
In addition to their mildly-effective (at best) ingredients, one of the biggest reasons we immediately came down so hard on Antiagen is that they use the same website template as dozens of other creams we’ve reviewed. As in, the identical template; only the product name and picture have been changed.
If this is your first foray into the world of template-based products, be sure to read our exposé titled Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague. In a nutshell, based on the evidence and thousands of customer reviews, we think companies do this to avoid mounting negative reviews. What’s everyone saying? Mostly:
- Failure to work as advertised, or at all. Many customers even complain of allergic reactions.
- Ultra-high prices.
- Service personnel that were rude, combative, and that hung up on customers multiple occasions.
Do we think you’ll experience the same with Antiagen Cream? We’ll talk about that in the final section. First though, let’s discuss Antiagen’s price.
Is Antiagen’s “Free” Trial a Scam?
The company might claim you’ll only pay $4.94 for shipping to get your hands on the Antiagen Cream, but you’ll actually end up paying much more. Why?
14 days after your order, if you don’t call the company to cancel, you’ll be charged a whopping $97.83 for the jar you already received. Then, you’ll be charged an additional $97.83 each time you receive a new jar, as part of the company’s autoship program.
Remember when we mentioned poor customer service in the previous section? Based on our experience, this less-than-stellar service is intentional, so that customers will give up, while the company hangs on to their money.
So, if you call to cancel your trial, stop your recurring shipments, or request a refund within 30 days (less S&H charges and a $20 restocking fee), you might have a much more difficult time than you were expecting.
Nonetheless, you can roll the dice by calling customer service at 855-644-6832.
The Bottom Line About Antiagen Ageless Facial Cream
Should you buy Antiagen Cream? Since the company uses the same website and free trial sales model as dozens of other products customers are calling scams, we think you’d be taking a huge risk with your time and money by placing an order.
Instead, we’d recommend speaking with your dermatologist about treatments that provide more bang for your buck than Antiagen Facial Cream. Also, don’t forget to browse our anti-aging articles section, where you’ll find dozens of articles that can help you look younger for less.
15 out 15 people found this review helpful
Number one scam!
Oh my gosh. I don't know where to start, I'm so angry. First of all, I could not find a telephone number on my paperwork received with the product. Went to the website and there is no phone number of any kind. How can I cancel if there is no phone number anywhere? I only found it when I saw the charge on my statement. Grrrr! My account was charged at 12:01 a.m. on the day I was supposed to cancel. I called at 10:30 a.m. to cancel on that 14th day and they said that I was too late. My account had been charged. I am not sure, but by law, I should have until midnight on the date/day of cancellation before they charge my account.
I demanded they cancel the order immediately and send me no more product and no more charges to my account. I called again about a week later and was told my shipment had already been mailed. I thought they were sending me another 30 day supply.
So I'm waiting for the shipment to come in so that I may return it and get a full refund. I called today to find out where the product was and was told that it was the trial shipment that was for 14 days, but was a full size product. The amount my account was charged $92.53 and $89.95 was for the product that I had for the 14 days. Wow, I was pissed! I demanded a refund and the lady put me on hold for less than 10 seconds and came back and said I would receive a 30% refund. I said, “No way, that was unacceptable.” She then puts me on hold for another 10 seconds and comes back and says she can give me a 50% refund. Now I really got upset. I said anything less than 100% was unacceptable.
Yep, another 10 seconds and she said I would get a full refund in 5 to 10 days depending on my bank. I asked why does it take that many days when they can take the money without hesitation. She did not have a response to why, but was willing to give me a confirmation number. I told her if I didn't have the funds back in my account within the 10 days, my attorney would be contacting them. You have to be pushy and do not let them railroad you. Good luck!
A P.S. note. Just called 855-644-6832 to ask why the confirmation number was the same as my order number. Spoke with a person who read me back the notes that were made. She read that the person previously had "offered me a refund using the tier format". So, if they offer you anything other than the full amount, do not accept it. They will refund it eventually.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend