About Aviqua

Aviqua claims to be an ultra-premium anti-wrinkle complex made from 100% organic blends that can help restore hydration, increase collagen and elastin production, boost skin immunity, and eliminate dulling debris.

As a result, Aviqua’s clinically proven proprietary formula will work naturally to brighten your skin’s appearance, restore radiant, firmer skin; eliminate under eye puffiness, and smooth stubborn lines and wrinkles. This way, your skin tone will improve, you’ll have a firmer underlying skin structure, and the reduced sagging will help you “achieve visibly younger looking skin.”

Did you learn about Aviqua through a pop-up advertisement, or through an ad on Facebook? Wherever you may have learned about it, you’re here because you want to know if it will really live up to the hype. And perhaps most importantly, if it’s worthy of your hard-earned money.

We’ll explore all of this here, starting with exactly where Aviqua claims to help.

What Makes Up Your Skin’s Structure?

While there are a wide variety of components that make up your skin, the two biggest are collagen and elastin. Collagen makes up about 30% of the protein in our body and provides a kind of “cellular glue” that gives connective tissue its strength. Elastin, another protein commonly found in connective tissue, gives skin elasticity, or the ability to snap back into place after being stretched.

In short, it might be best to think of collagen as an underlying framework, or foundation, for skin, while elastin can be thought of as a sort of rubber band.

In our youth, our body has all the collagen and elastin it needs, which—among many other things—is why our skin looks plump and wrinkle-free. As time ticks by, though, our body produces less and less collagen and elastin, leading to traditional signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging, lifeless skin.

So, why not just apply more collagen and elastin to your skin? In a nutshell, it’s because these molecules are too big to pass the skin barrier, so they just sit there until evaporating or being washed off at the end of the day. This is why most anti-aging products, whether from online-only manufacturers or the largest in the industry, basically just moisturize your skin.

Obviously, if you’re skin is especially dry, this moisturization can go a long way toward decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. But it probably won’t provide any kind of “revolutionary” results for otherwise healthy skin.

What about the ingredients in Aviqua, though? Will they provide anything more than moisturization?

What Ingredients Does Aviqua Contain?

Despite all the website real estate dedicated to talking about Aviqua’s life-changing benefits, we’re not provided with any clinical proof to back up these claims, nor are we told about any of the ingredients the serum contains.

Actually, we are told that Aviqua delivers whole collagen molecules (versus the collagen fragments often found in the competition). However, as we discussed in the previous section, whether they’re partial or whole, collagen molecules are too big to pass the skin’s barrier, so they won’t be absorbed where they can do any good.

Can Aviqua Be Used for Dark Spots & Acne?

Again, without knowing what ingredients Aviqua contains, there’s no way to know if it’s effective for specific conditions, like dark spots and acne. With this said, keep in mind there is more than one kind of acne, not to mention hundreds of different causes, so you’ll definitely want to speak with your dermatologist.

On the other hand, there are only a few common causes of dark spots, which can be treated in several different ways, depending on your needs and preferences. For more, be sure to read How to Treat Dark Spots.

Where Can You Buy Aviqua?

The only way to purchase Aviqua is through the company’s 14-day trial, which is extremely common among these types of products (more about this in the next section). To start the trial, you’ll pay $4.98 to cover S&H and will be sent a full size, 30-day supply of the serum.

What the company conveniently fails to emphasize is that after 14 days have passed (from the order date, not the date you received your package), you’ll be billed $98.11. You’ll also continue receiving a new bottle of Aviqua every month through the company’s autoship program and billed $98.11 each time.

What If You Want to Return Aviqua?

According to Aviqua’s Terms, if you choose to cancel your trial, you’ll “have the option of either returning the remaining balance of unused product and pay no fee, or keep the remaining unused product and pay a $9.95 retention fee.”

Outside of the trial, Aviqua comes with a 30-day refund policy, although this only applies to your most recent shipment. Also, keep in mind that this is less S&H charges, as well as a $9.95 restocking fee.

In order to request a refund, cancel your trial, or stop your automatic shipments, you’ll need to call customer service at 888-853-7721 and obtain an RMA, which is required.

Aviqua vs. Other Online-Only Anti-Aging Creams

We’ve reviewed dozens of anti-aging creams sold only online like Aviqua, so we’re fairly versed in many of the tactics these companies use to get you to buy, as well as what many customers think of these products. Given this experience, we think there are a few different red flags for Aviqua that you should be aware of:

Aviqua’s Website Template

If you quickly glance at the website for other products like Nouvebelle, Erase/Repair HA, and Neuology SynAke (among many others) and compare them to Aviqua’s, you’ll immediately notice that they’re basically identical.

We wrote about this phenomenon in Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague, where we outlined why we think only a handful of companies are behind all these products. When one product accumulates too much negative customer feedback, the company takes down the site, changes the product name, puts up a new site in just a couple hours, and they’re back in business. They don’t even need to change the actual product—just the name!

What kind of negative feedback are these products receiving from customers?

Customer Feedback For Other Online-Only Serums

If you take just a few moments to read through customer reviews for these types of anti-aging products, you’ll learn that 1) they come with ultra-low reviews, usually 1.5 stars or less, and 2) customers almost always reference one or more of the following complaints:

  • Failure to work as advertised. Or, in some instances, moderate skin reactions that required a visit to the doctor.
  • High price. As we can clearly see with Aviqua, these products often come with ultra-high prices, which might not be warranted based on the previous complaint.
  • Poor customer service. Many times, customers complain that when they called customer service to cancel their trial or request a refund, customer servicer personnel were rude and often made the process difficult. A lot of customers claimed they were forced to cancel their credit card due to all the brick walls from customer service.

Granted, we’re willing to give Aviqua the benefit of the doubt, but we think this is something you should strongly consider before handing over your credit card number.

Is It Safe to Try Aviqua?

In the end, we’ll conclude our Aviqua review with much the same advice we provide on other online-only anti-aging products: Talk with your doctor first. Why?

Considering the fact that Aviqua comes from an unknown manufacturer, contains unknown ingredients, is priced extremely high, and uses the same website template/business model as several other less-than-stellar products, we think there are a lot of warning signs for the serum, and that your doctor might provide a much better bang for your buck.

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6 Customer Reviews for Aviqua

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Never says it is an auto ship!

    Already, I'm skeptical and haven't even received my free trial. The site I ordered the free trial (cost of shipping not included) never disclosed that I was signing up for an auto ship situation. Not happy.

    I happened to read some reviews on line and saw it was "autoship". I decided to call Customer service and was told when it comes to the mailbox I can call and cancel the autoship.

    On top of that, it automatically added on an eye product for another shipping fee without my authorization. Surprised Kelly Rippa is behind this kind of deceitful activity.

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Just like the other reviews, which I'm shocked you would even post for people to read, this product sucks! Feels like I'm spreading gelatin all over my face -- sticky and non-absorbing.

    I am hereby notifying you to NOT charge another dime to my account, nor send me any more product. This is right out of a textbook, showing what a scam looks like and how it is worded. I will also be making a phone call to notify you to cancel any further charges or product mailed to me. A copy of this correspondence has been forwarded to my attorney.

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

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  • 18 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Scam!

    • Mountain View, WY,
    • Sep 7, 2016

    Don't buy this. When you cancel yet they continue to deduct money from your account and they say that you've never called and canceled. And, the product sucks.

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

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  • 23 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Scam with auto recurring charges to your account.

    • Garland, TX,
    • Jul 20, 2016

    Same as the two reviews above. I thought I was ordering the trial at $4.99 and was charged another $98.11 & $89.26 and on my bank statement it says recurring charges. I was told basically in small hidden print that if you don't cancel within 14 days, your card will be charged the extra every month of nearly $200.00. They won't refund your money, even though I wasn't happy with the product, made my face feel like I had put glue on it.

    Please learn from our mistakes, don't buy these products and get the word out if you have been taken as well.

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

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  • 24 out 25 people found this review helpful

    it's a scam to rip you off, please don't buy!

    This is a COMPLETE SCAM! Please do not get sucked in The 1 TBSP of the Aviqua product (which it claims is a 1 month supply for the face and neck) is terrible and overpriced. Even when using a pea-size amount, you would be lucky to get a month if you only dab it on a small area of the face, like the smile lines and crows feet. If it were used on the face and neck, it would likely last only one week. Then after the 14 days (you may not have even gotten the product yet, but even if so, you certainly would not have had sufficient time to see if it works or not), the company locks you into its auto-ship terms, which then adds an additional $98.11 additional to pay for that small amount of product you received, which makes the cost $103.09.

    Mind you, if you cancel within 14 days of ordering, you would only have paid $4.98 for the product, so the company is actually charging you to keep you as a customer. On top of that, I was charged additional charges of $1.98, $0.06 and $0.15 for the 14 day trial shipment, and another $2.94 after the 14 days for the same product, none of which were not disclosed at the time of purchase. When I called to inquire about the additional charges, neither the two representatives nor supervisor could explain the charges, they said they had no idea what any of the charges were, aside from the $1.98, which I was told was a required fee from the postal service. As if that is not enough reason to stay away from this shady company, they will not allow returns, even of unused product.

    They sent me an additional shipment after I thought I canceled (I must not have, so that is on me), and as soon as I got the email stating it would ship out, I called and asked if it could be cancelled; I was told no because it was already prepped. So then I asked what I would need to do in order to send it back for a refund, and the representative said they will not accept returns, including of unopened product. Well, if their product was as miraculous as they say (which it was absolutely not), they should be willing to stand behind what they are selling, so again another huge reason to avoid this like the plague.

    Furthermore, the representative was rude and tried to bully me during the entire call. I told him I needed a copy of the terms and conditions he kept referring to, and he refused to email them to me and then kept giving me an invalid web address where he claimed I could look at them. He even hung up on me when I requested the information for the company’s legal department. I immediately called again and spoke with a different representative, who put me on with a floor supervisor who told me they have no legal department because they are only a third-party company. He claimed to have no phone number to the billing department, but said he would email them to see about the additional charges. He did say he would refund the money for the 2nd shipment if I sent it back unopened, but said it could take a month AFTER they receive the product back.

    If the financial risk is not enough to turn you away, let me tell you about the product. It is thick and gummy and it feels like you rubbed a combination of Elmer’s School Glue and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream on your skin. I am in my mid-30s with good skin, often getting mistaken for being mid to late 20s, and only have two fine lines between my eyebrows and one small smile line by each eye, and still there was zero difference in my skin after use.

    If it could not improve a couple fine lines, there is no way it would work on significantly wrinkled skin like it was proclaimed. Please learn from my mistake! It’s bad enough I’m out over $200 (I was stupid enough to accept the add-on of the Lucana Eye Cream, which also did not work), but please learn from my experience so something positive can come from my awful, expensive experience.

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

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  • 32 out 34 people found this review helpful

    Aviquas Big Scam!

    I wanted to try this product and failed to educate myself before I did. Sad enough they didn't informed me of the hidden price of $98.11 that will charge to my account. I would like for others not to fall for this joke like I did. They hide information from consumers and that isn't fair!

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

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