About Dermal Meds Serum
If we’re to believe the company, Dermal Meds Serum is some kind of breakthrough anti-aging cream that gives you “visibly younger looking skin,” without surgery, injections, or laser treatments. How?
Dermal Meds’ peptide-rich formula features whole collagen molecules (versus the fragments of hydrolyzed collagen found in other formulas), which are delivered directly to the skin, resulting in a brighter appearance, improved skin tone, increased firmness, and smoothed fine lines and wrinkles.
Not only this, but Dermal Meds Serum will also hydrate your skin, eliminate the look of dark circles, and counter the effects of stress!
We know you’re busy, so we’ll get right to the point: We don’t think Dermal Meds Serum will even come close to delivering on all its promises. But we don’t want you to take our word for it. Instead, we’ll tell you what we’ve learned reviewing dozens of products just like it.
First, let’s address collagen, its role in your skin, and whether or not Dermal Meds’ collagen is any better.
What Is Collagen? Is It an Important Ingredient In Dermal Meds Serum?
As the most abundant protein in the human body, especially within skin, bones, and connective tissue, collagen quite literally “holds the body together.” When it comes specifically to skin, collagen acts as a kind of support network (almost like the scaffolding on the outside of a building) that keeps it firm, flawless, and youthful looking.
As we get older though (and are exposed to toxins from the environment, from smoking and drinking too much alcohol, UV radiation, and more), the amount of collagen in our skin decreases. And once enough collagen has been removed, the traditional signs of aging appear, such as sagging and wrinkles.
Based on this, it seems common sense that by adding collagen back to our skin, we can fight the signs of aging, right? As it turns out, this isn’t a simple solution. Why?
Because your skin is really good at maintaining a barrier between you and the rest of the world. After all, if you just absorbed anything that came along, you probably wouldn’t live very long.
So, if you put a cream containing collagen molecules on your face (whether whole or fragments), it will basically just sit on the top of your skin until evaporating or being washed off. Ultimately, this means that the only way to effectively deliver collagen is by injecting it underneath your skin, despite what we’re told by Dermal Meds Serum’s manufacturer.
In our opinion though, Dermal Meds’ ingredients are the least of your worries. Next, let’s discuss how it’s sold.
The Only Way To Buy Dermal Meds Serum
Like dozens of other nearly identical products we’ve reviewed (more in a moment), Dermal Meds Serum can only be purchased through a 14-day trial. This involves paying $4.95 to cover S&H, after which you’ll receive a 30-day supply.
What the company purposely hides in the fine print and Terms is that, after your trial expires, you’ll be charged the full price of $89.97. You’ll also continue receiving regular shipments of the serum every 30 days, and charged $89.97 each time.
Pro tip: For the most part, we recommend staying away from anti-aging products only sold through trials like Dermal Meds Serum.
What about Dermal Meds’ 30-day refund policy? We think you’ll ultimately encounter some pushback from customer service (they can be reached at 888-505-5361) if you call to request a refund, cancel your autoship enrollment, or cancel your trial. But why do we think this?
The Link Between Trial-Only Anti-Aging Creams & Poor Customer Reviews
Sure, Dermal Meds Serum was a brand new product at the time of our research, so there weren’t any customer reviews available. But remember how we said we’ve reviewed dozens of these products before? Is there anything we can learn from them?
Whether we’re talking about more entrenched products like BellaVita Anti-Aging Serum and Encante Cream, or newer additions like Vivacious Serum and Neuology Syn Ake, they all come with pretty much the same feedback. In fact, if you compare the Dermal Meds and Neuology websites, you’ll see that they’re exactly the same! But we’re getting too far ahead (we’ll come back around to this next).
In general, nearly all of these types of products come with average ratings of 1.5 stars or less here on HighYa, with much of the same feedback found elsewhere online.
Most customers complained that these creams didn’t work as advertised (many claimed they made their skin worse), high prices (after all, nearly $100 is a lot to pay for something that doesn’t work!), and terrible customer service. Hundreds of customers claimed that they were yelled at, and even hung up on if they were being especially persistent.
Why all the complaints about terrible customer service? Aren’t most companies interested in keeping their customers happy instead of making them angry? Well, in the topsy-turvy world of online-only anti-aging products, we think this kind of customer service is a big part of their business model.
The Curious Case of the Rotating Website Template
In the previous section, we briefly mentioned that the Dermal Meds and Neuology Syn Ake websites were similar. As a matter of fact, if you bring them up side-by-side, you’ll find that they’re basically identical; same pictures and claims, only the product names and pictures are changed. What in the world?
Here’s what we think is going on: These companies know they don’t make a good product, that customers will feel ripped off, and that they’ll soon be calling for refunds. But to prevent this, they’ve implemented purposely-poor customer service to make the process as difficult as possible—with the hope that you’ll eventually throw in the towel, while they hang on to your hard-earned money.
Then, once too much negative feedback has accumulated on consumer advocacy websites like HighYa, they’ll close the site, create another product using the same template, purchase a new URL, upload the updated template, and start the process all over again.
Pro tip: This is a complex topic, so be sure to read Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague to get a good handle on the situation.
We’ve given you a lot of details about Dermal Meds Serum to consider, so let’s wrap everything up.
Is Dermal Meds Serum Any Kind of ‘Medicine’?
Based on everything we’ve covered so far, not only do we not think that Dermal Meds Serum is any kind of medicine, but it could actually make your skin worse (assuming it’s just like the dozens of other products we’ve reviewed, of course). And if customers for these other products are to be believed, you might be charged an arm and a leg in the process, while getting your blood pressure up when speaking to customer service.
Given all of this, we think your money would be better spent by talking with your doctor instead of ordering Dermal Meds Serum.