About Face C20
Face C20 is an “As Seen on TV” high-quality vitamin C serum that contains an amino complex specifically formulated to help support collagen, which is claimed to provide you with softer, more youthful, and beautiful looking skin. On top of this, Face C20 claims to help you avoid spending money on high-priced serums, while still delivering results such as tightened, smoothed, firmed, and brightened skin.
After a long summer of spending time outdoors and perhaps not always applying enough sunscreen, the Face C20 commercial you recently watched might make the product sound very appealing. After all, who wouldn’t want to repair damaged skin and look younger for such a small amount of money? But before you place your order, make sure you’re fully informed about Face C20 by reading our entire review.
Understanding Face C20 Works?
Face C20 is an anti-aging serum that gets its name from a potent formulation of 20% vitamin C, which is claimed to be a scientifically proven antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and will leave your face vibrant and youthful. On top of this, Face C20 is also claimed to contain 5% hyaluronic acid that combats the harmful effects of sun and environmental pollution.
According to the Face C20 website, the vitamin C-based serum is 98% natural and 72% organic (see more about this in the final section), is quickly absorbed into all skin types, and delivers real results, leaving your skin softer and just plain beautiful. In addition, Face C20 is claimed to have been developed in an FDA approved lab, to be manufactured in the USA, and to be effective for both men and women.
Face C20 Pricing & Refund Policy
Face C20 is only available directly through the manufacturer, and is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H.
Like most “As Seen on TV” products, Face C20 comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655 (see more about this in the following section).
Can Face C20 Really Provide You with the Anti-Aging Benefits it Claims?
Considering Face C20’s big claims and relatively low price, you’re probably interested in finding out whether or not this anti-aging serum really can reduce the signs of aging and leave you with softer and more vibrant skin. So can it? Maybe, but don’t place your order until you’ve considered the following:
Face C20’s “As Seen on TV” Status
Most importantly, Face C20 is an “As Seen on TV” (ASTOV) product, which many customers often assign lower customer satisfaction ratings than their more mainstream counterparts. Why? Because customers tend to complain about poor product quality, products that don’t perform as well as advertised, and poor customer service (most often related to difficulty processing refunds).
In fact, although Face C20’s manufacturer, Telebrands based out of Fairfield, NJ, is one of the largest ASOTV manufacturers in the industry, the company holds an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. And with more than 1,700 closed complaints over the past three years, many of these reference some of the common complaints noted above.
On top of this, although Face C20 is a very new product (URL registered August 2014) and does not have any online customer reviews as of the time of this writing, you can read what HighYa readers have written about other popular anti-aging serums, including LaCreme Skincare, Medi-Fade, and Nerium AD. While we’re not saying this is what you can specifically expect from Face C20, it should give you a better idea about customer feedback for these types of products.
Face C20 Ingredients
Next, it’s important to note that the Face C20 website doesn’t provide an ingredients list or product label, which is a bit disconcerting since this is something you’ll be applying to your skin. And as you probably know, anything applied to your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream, which could ultimately make its way to your vital organs.
Speaking of which: Keep in mind that just because something is marketed as “natural” or “organic” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe and/or effective. After all, asbestos is natural and organic, but you definitely don’t want to rub it on your skin.
Important note: We did call the phone number listed on the Face C20 website in the hopes of finding out additional information about the supplement’s ingredients, although the answering system is completely automated. When we pressed the option for “additional information,” the recording repeated most of what’s available on the website, without any information about the ingredients. We also attempted to get a live representative on the phone by choosing to “place an order,” although we found this system to be completely automated as well.
Finally, although the Face C20 website claims that the anti-aging treatment is scientifically proven as an antioxidant, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s scientifically proven to provide any of the benefits it claims.
However, according to WebMD, "Topical Vitamin C can prevent the consequences of prolonged sun exposure which can lead to skin cancer." In addition, "supplementation with natural Vitamin E in 400 mg per day has been noted to reduce photodamage, wrinkles and improve skin texture." Unfortunately, without knowing how much vitamin C Face C20 contains or whether or not it’s supplemented with vitamin E, it’s almost impossible to gauge its efficacy.
Hyaluronic acid, Face C20’s other primary ingredient, is extensively used in a wide variety of beauty products, from acne treatments to anti-aging serums. Because hyaluronic acid can help plump your skin, it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, keep in mind that some people may experience skin reactions from hyaluronic acid, including redness and irritation.
For additional information about avoiding scams in this segment of the market, be sure to read through HighYa’s Comprehensive Guide to Buying Anti-Aging Products.
Bottom line: Is Face C20 Right For You?
Considering Face C20’s lack of a label as well as clinical evidence to support its claims, it’s difficult to say whether or not you can expect younger looking skin from the serum. However, between the lack of customer reviews and the product’s “As Seen on TV” status, you may want to discuss other anti-aging options with your physician before handing over your money.