About Brilliant Skin Serum

Whether we’re talking about Brilliant Skin Serum or another anti-aging product, we’ve seen it a thousand times: “Amazing new Hollywood Secret!” “Better than Botox!” “Injection-free solution for younger-looking skin!”

Why are all these products making identical claims? And is there anything unique about this one, or just more of the same?

Count on HighYa’s years of experience to help you find an answer.

Brilliant Skin Serum: Same Claims, Different Product

Brilliant Skin Serum claims to use ingredients that can diminish wrinkles, lift and plump skin, prevent free radical damage, and dramatically repair skin. This includes essential vitamins, antioxidants, and topical immune boosters to help you “look up to 10 years younger.”

After reading through the whole Brilliant Skin Serum website, you might’ve had a sense of déjà vu. Why?

If you’ve been researching anti-aging products for long, especially ones advertised through social media, then you’ve probably encountered many of these exact same claims. This is because Brilliant Skin Serum is part of a huge trend of anti-aging products sold only online, which come attached to free trials, autoship programs, high prices, poor customer service—basically a giant web of deceit.

Overall, we recommend staying away from these types of products. We’re even so passionate about this topic that we wrote a couple in-depth exposés that dug up the dirty truth: Exposing the Widespread Scam of Anti-Aging Products & Free Trials and Avoid These Anti-Aging Sites Like the Plague.

Granted, the multiple reasons why you should avoid these products requires a bit of an explanation.

Let’s Start with Brilliant Skin Serum’s Ingredients

Here’s what we’re told about Brilliant Skin Serum’s ingredients: it contains proprietary Biosphere, QuSome delivery, Biofil spheres, essential vitamins and antioxidants, and topical immune boosters.

There isn’t a label on the product’s website, so we don’t know how much of these ingredient it contains. Or, in the case of the “vitamins, antioxidants, and immune boosters,” exactly what this means.

In other words, we’re mostly left in the dark. But it doesn’t stop there.

Of the ingredients we are told about, QuSome is the only one that appears to be real; all others seem to simply be made up for nearly identical products (and websites) like Derma Essence Cream, Vitalie Skin Care, Nuvoderm Nano Gold, and many more.

In layman’s terms? Many of Brilliant Skin Serum’s ingredients are fake.

Stick with us as we dive deeper down the rabbit hole.

Does Brilliant Skin Serum Use Fake Science?

The Brilliant Skin Serum website claims that, after applying the product twice daily for 8 weeks, “several hundred women” experienced a:

  • 95% increase in collagen production
  • 73% decrease in the appearance of dark circles
  • 84% decrease in fine lines and wrinkles

Whoa! Is this true? Almost certainly not.

Ask yourself this: “If I made an anti-aging product that provided astounding, clinically-proven results, would I keep the study secret?”

No. After all, this would only boost your bottom line and fatten your bank account.

Given this, why do you think Brilliant Skin Serum’s manufacturer chose not to link to the study? At the very least, why didn’t they provide the author information? Based on our extensive experience with these types of products, it’s either because 1) the study doesn’t support their claims, or 2) because it doesn’t exist.

To help you gain a better understanding of this tactic, be sure to read Think that Clinical Study is Legit?

The Free Trial Trap

Next, let’s talk dough. Money, that is.

Like all of these other low-down anti-aging products, Brilliant Skin Serum is only available through a 14-day trial. Simply pay $4.95 to cover S&H.

What they don’t tell you (at least, not without digging through their Terms & Conditions) is that after 14 days, you’ll be billed a whopping $89.95! Not only this, but you’ll keep receiving a new tube of Brilliant once per month and charged $89.95 each time.

Want to avoid this by calling Lone Star Nutra at (877) 230-7895? As we’ve discussed in our articles, you’ll probably encounter terrible customer service; the kind who will yell at you, make you feel like it’s your fault, and even hang up on you. In other words, they’ll probably make cancelling your trial as difficult as possible.

After all, once your trial has passed, they won’t have to refund your money. Then, they’ll legally be able to charge you a ridiculous price and lock you in to recurring shipments. A classic bait and switch.

Don’t take our word for it though. Here’s what HighYa readers have said about these types of products.

Straight From the Source: Reader Feedback for Anti-Aging Products

Remember Derma Essence Cream, Vitalie Skin Care, and Nuvoderm Nano Gold we talked about before? Between nearly 50 HighYa reader reviews, these products have an average rating of less than 1.5 stars. Why?

You guessed it: Failure to work as advertised, high prices, and poor customer service (rude personnel, difficulty cancelling trials/autoship enrollments, etc.). And in our opinion, you’ll experience much of the same with Brilliant Skin Serum.

It’s not all doom and gloom though! Here are some real-world tips you can use to prevent and treat the signs of premature aging.

Real Methods for Younger Looking Skin

Instead of wasting your time and energy on Brilliant Skin Serum, why not start turning back the hands of time now?

UV (sun) exposure is the number one cause of premature aging, because this type of radiation can damage the skin’s cellular DNA. Other common causes of premature aging include smoking cigarettes, not eating healthy or exercising regularly, failing to moisturize your skin, and much more.

This means that improving your complexion (or even looking younger) and preventing premature aging is as easy as wearing the appropriate sunscreen, eating good food, getting plenty of exercise, avoiding smoking, and purchasing a quality moisturizer from your local pharmacy.

Go ahead; you can do this!

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52 Customer Reviews for Brilliant Skin Serum

Average Customer Rating: 1.0
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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Read the fine print, it is a SCAM.

    Try if for free just pay shipping. Then you get credit bill for $80+ per item shortly thereafter. Even if it were to work great, it is an underhanded SCAM.

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

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  • 11 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Beware, this is= a scam you will dearly regret!

    • Madeira Beach, FL,
    • Jul 6, 2016

    I was on Christy Brinkley's skin care website when a "pop-up" for skin care appeared. I thought I was ordering from her site. It was for a trial sample. It stated, “No obligation”. You only had to pay shipping. This was in March 2016. I then get a call from someone thanking me for my order and wanting to send me a $50.00 gift card for being such a good customer. I told her I was not a customer and did not want her products and not to ever send any more to me. And I did not want her gift card because I was not a customer.

    Next thing I know, I am getting products sent to me and my credit card is being billed monthly. I never opened the products but sent them back to the company unopened. I hated the "samples" sent to me. They were very irritating to my skin. They caused redness and burning. It took 3 months going back and forth with that company and my credit card company to get this resolved.

    My advice to anyone who fall for this scam, keep detailed notes, phone numbers, postage receipts, or any thing else relating to this company.

    I will never order anything again that requires them billing my credit card without me knowing it. Never order from this company. Heed the advise of those who have and have been burned and wasted so much precious time trying to get it resolved.

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

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  • 18 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Don't get scammed! Worth the call to fight back.

    I am writing a review on this product's cost and marketing because previous reviews helped me to resolve the matter when I was fooled. And I wanted to let you know how my experience panned out to help any future victims of this.

    I will start by saying that I am one of those people that NEVER purchase anything on a whim without doing more research. I am embarrassed that I did that regarding this aging product, that I did not research before ordering online, getting caught up in the marketing information I read (all links attached to their product information). And I am only as aware of this as quickly as I am because of my credit card company believing the charges to be fraudulent. YES, fraudulent. It is obviously something that they have dealt with and will continue to deal with regularly that it is now part of their fraudulent division, and that they will contact their cardholders to help put a stop to it. My credit card company contacted me. YES, They contacted ME regarding the charges.

    They questioned the charges about a subscription to some sort of contour eye serum. They asked me if I had recently purchased any sort of skin cream, and I replied yes. They said that they saw I had purchased something 14 days previous to today (when the subscription charges appeared). Because I had purchased skin, eye and vitamin C cream, 2 of these were subscriptions (skin and eye). My company declined to pay one of these 2, advised me to contact the merchant (they provided me with the toll free number to call 877-563-2851), and told me that if I had problems with the merchant removing any subscription to any products to call my credit card company's dispute team and that they would advise me what to do next and help me to receive my refund.

    This company is obviously misleading consumers and trying to make it difficult to get reimbursement, but thanks to my credit card company, and the other reviews on this website (which I found after hanging up with my credit card company), I was armed with enough information when I did call the merchant.

    I was placed on a short hold. When answered, I told the female rep that I wanted a full refund of the charge that was placed on my card that did go through (remember, one was declined) and that I did not sign up for any subscription and that I should be fully reimbursed and all future orders should be canceled because I was not aware that I had signed up for that. I was placed on hold again as my account "was reviewed". When off hold, I was offered that "typically we'll only refund 35%-50% refund for this type of situation." I said that's fine, I will contact my credit card company to dispute the charge, as they already believed the charges to be fraudulent as that's how I found out so quickly that I was charged for a subscription exactly 14 days later after the initial charge.

    I also stated that I had not used the product yet and would gladly return the product. She said there was a restocking fee. I asked for clarification of what would I be charged a restocking fee and what I was being offered 35%-50% refund. That's when she started to try to make me feel like I was the idiot, that I did agree to this, threatening that they would call my credit card company to show them where I "signed-up" for it, that I just didn't understand.

    When I started asking her to clarify further, what is the charge/order number that they would provide the 35%-50%? What restocking fee? I did not subscribe to anything so I demanded a full refund of everything. I would gladly send back the product. She only replied to me that I just didn't understand. I told her I was trying to understand. What would they still charge me for? I think I was placed on yet another brief hold. When she returned, she told me that it wasn't worth her time to go back and forth with me that I didn't understand and that she was going to fully refund everything. I tried to get further understanding, it never happened, but I did get the full refund of the "subscriptions". I did pay my initial order back when I was fooled. I have yet to try the product, but I am not sure if I will at this point as I don't feel confident with them as a company and don't believe in their ethics.

    Summary, I got fooled. My card company contacted me about fraudulent charges. I contacted the merchant. They tried to make me feel like an idiot that I didn't understand what I signed up for. I told them that I wasn't alone because I had since read how many people have had the same exact complaint as me, so they are preying on consumers. I felt confident "giving it to them" since my credit card company armed me and backed me. I was assertive and was very genuine in stating that I would work with my card company in any way possible, no matter the time it took to help put a stop to what they are doing to consumers. I was fully refunded.

    You are armed! Make the call. Get refunded. Be a fool. And learn from this experience. I know I have.

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

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Scam City

    Don't be lured in by the "free" trial. They will charge you almost $90.00 per product if you don't cancel within two weeks. Then they'll send you products you didn't order on a monthly basis at the exorbitant rate! Don't give your money to companies who bait and switch.

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

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Scam on their website, beware!

    If you order the free sample for Nu Essence Skin Serum, it redirects you to Brilliant Skin Serum's Website.

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

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  • 18 out 19 people found this review helpful

    I was royally ripped-off.

    I ordered the 14-day free trial of New Brilliance Skin Cream on May 11, 2016, it was shipped out on May 12, 2016;,I was billed $89.95 on May 26, 2016. I happened to check my checking account on May 27, and saw the charge on my account. Needless to say, I was horrified. Upon learning this, I immediately called 888-875-8620. After several attempts to reach New Brilliance, I finally got through to a "real-live" person, only to be told that I was charged 14 days after I ordered their product, and that that was plainly stated in the order form I had authorized to bill me for shipping for the 14-day free trial.

    No matter, how many times I pointed out that I'd ordered their product for a 14-day free trial, and had only had about 6 or 7 days to try the product -- they insisted that I was only billed 14 days after ordering the product, and that this was according to the contract I'd signed. The fact that I told the representative that this was fraudulent advertising, that the trial had been less than half the stated free trial period had no impact on the representative. She just kept asserting that I had committed to their terms and had no recourse in getting the $89.95 refunded.

    I asked for the website for the product so I could re-check the contract. When I went to the website to check on it, no where on the page(s) could I find a statement that I would be charged 14 days from the order date. I combed through the ad meticulously, and it simply was not there. I called back and after interminable hold time, finally talked with a representative again. I told her that I'd gone to the website, and that no where on the ad was it stated that I would be charged $89.95 on the 14th day from my order.

    I again demanded my money back, and again was basically called stupid for not reading the terms I'd committed myself to when I ordered the product. Arguing as logically and politely as I possibly could, I was insulted again and told that I would not receive a refund of my money. Both times, I demanded to speak to the supervisor, and both times was told that I was speaking to the supervisor (even though it was two different representatives I spoke with) -- that no one else could help me.

    All I can say is that this outfit is out to scam honest customers out of their hard-earned money, and have no intention of honoring their claim that you would receive a free 14-day free trial of their product.

    If there is no way to address this false advertising and rip-off of customers' money, then the system literally sucks. Why isn't there?

    All I can say is beware of the scam being perpetrated upon innocent potential customers with this free-trial claim -- there's nothing free about it. And you'll lose your money. If you order New Brilliance Skin Cream, you'll be ripped off, for sure. You'll be insulted for pointing out the false claims being made in the advertising, and possibly even hung up on. There simply is no respect, and no way to redress this company. They are untouchable. SO BEWARE.

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

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  • 24 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Unhappy

    The product is very harsh on the skin and it burns your skin after about the 2nd application. They never tell you they are putting you on auto ship if you don't cancel within the 14 day trial. Then you get charged almost $200 for the eye cream and the face serum. When I called to cancel and told them I wanted to return it, they said sorry you already paid for it, it's yours now. So I am stuck with $200 worth of product that I can't even use because it burns and irritates my skin. The lady told me it's supposed to do that because it tells you it's working. How's that for customer service.

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

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  • 20 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Truman, MN,
    • Feb 4, 2016

    This company falsely starts charging your account 89.97 dollars when you only signed up for a free trial. Scam. And then there is no way to contact them to get it off your card. Don't do it, there are better companies that don't scam you.

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

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    • Mar 19, 2016

      Linda Miller

      How do I get them to stop charging me. I can't afford this. I want it canceled.

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Avon, IN,
    • Jan 30, 2016

    Read the fine print. They will ship product and bill your credit card if you don't cancel in 14 days at $90 per shipment. Then, if you complain, they will only give you a 50% refund. It's a big scam and they know it.

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

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Ashburn, VA,
    • Jan 13, 2016

    Close their page as fast as you can. What a scam. I'm very mad at myself. I would not even give it a star if I could.

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

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Validity of the Products and Refund Problems

    • Parker, CO,
    • Jan 6, 2016

    I took the 14-day trial offer for skin cream and serum. Both products caused a toxic reaction to the applied areas. I sent an e-mail on 12/07/2015 cancelling the order within the 14 days. I received an email on 12/09/2015 that directed me to call for a live representative to verify account information. They charged my credit card $179.70 on 12/10/2015. When I called to complain about the charge, they said that since I hadn't spoken to them by phone, the charge was proper. After more discourse, they agreed to refund 35%. I don't think Dr. Oz approves of this promotion.

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

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