About La Bella Mystique
La Bella Mystique is a daily moisturizer that claims to “restore your youth” by providing beautiful, younger looking skin—without needles or surgery.
Using natural ingredients that repair your skin’s structure at the cellular level, La Bella Mystique combats the effects of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and dryness. Your skin will be more firm, supple, hydrated, radiant, and protected.
Sure, we could come right out and state that, in our opinion, La Bella Mystique is a scam. But we want you to be as informed as possible, so let’s take a detailed look at why we came to this conclusion.
Red Flag #1: La Bella Mystique’s Website Design
La Bella Mystique is part of the trial-based anti-aging industry, and products within this industry generally come with very poor online customer reviews. We’ll go more in-depth shortly.
Outside of poor customer reputations, a common trait among these products is similar (or basically identical) website designs. These designs are widely used and are almost always associated with negative feedback, which we detailed in Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague.
What’s this have to do with La Bella Mystique? While its website might not be designed exactly the same as Magic Face Therapy, Vitalie Skin Care, or True Derma Lift, the company makes many identical claims, like, “An injection-free solution for younger looking skin,” and so forth.
As we also mentioned in our Websites article, we believe that the same group of manufacturers makes many of these products. Once the public figures out what’s going on, they simply change the name and put up a new website using this template. Then, they’re back in business and ready to scam more customers.
Speaking of which, what are customers saying about products like La Bella Mystique?
Red Flag #2: La Bella Mystique’s Customer Reputation
La Bella Mystique had a D- rating with the Better Business Bureau at the time of our research, despite only having 3 closed complaints—all of which referenced problems with their free trial (more next).
Outside of this, there weren’t much more than fake affiliate reviews for La Bella Mystique. But what can we learn from customer feedback for other, very similar, trial-based anti-aging products?
Overall, these products had an average rating of 1.5 stars here on HighYa. Common customer complaints revolved around failure to work, poor quality (burns, dries skin, even causes allergic reactions), and poor customer service (cancelling trials, processing refunds).
What’s up with all these free trials, anyway?
Red Flag #3: La Bella Mystique’s “Free” Trial
Like nearly everything other online-only anti-aging product, you can only buy La Bella Mystique through a 14-day trial. Pay $4.97 for S&H and receive a full 30-day supply.
After your 14 days are up? You’ll be charged an astounding $89! You’ll also receive recurring shipments of La Bella Mystique once per month, and be billed another $89 each time.
Want to cancel your trial? You can call customer service at 888-433-7033. But like we learned in the previous section, it might be the case that you’ll experience very poor customer service.
Now, let’s talk about La Bella Mystique’s final red flag.
Red Flag #4: La Bella Mystique’s Ingredients
The exact ingredients in la Bella Mystique depend on the website you’re referencing:
- According to this website, the cream contains Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-8), sweet carrot extract, Trylagen, aloe, cucumber, and sweet almond oil.
- According to another site, La Bella Mystique also contains Lipogard, Pentavitin, and GluCare S.
The short story? None have sufficient clinical evidence showing them to provide any of the benefits claimed by La Bella Mystique’s manufacturer.
Of course, if your skin is excessively dry, some of the ingredients (like aloe, cucumber, and almond oil) can provide moisturization. This can then lead to fuller skin and decreased wrinkled depth.
But for otherwise normal skin, they’re unlikely to do much at all.
Let’s bring it home, shall we?
Bottom Line: Should You Roll the Dice on La Bella Mystique?
The short answer? Not in our opinion. Why?
Because of La Bella Mystique’s very similar website design as other poorly-rated online-only anti-aging products, their free trial and autoship program, and their largely ineffective ingredients.
Instead of purchasing La Bella Mystique, we think your money would be much better spent speaking with your dermatologist. We might also recommend avoiding lifestyle factors that can lead to premature aging, such as excessive UV exposure, smoking and alcohol use, not getting enough exercise or eating a proper diet, and more!
After ordering the trial products I was billed a total of $168. Less than three weeks later I was billed another $168, without having received any additional product which, by the way, did absolutely nothing for my skin. When I called customer service they gave me the run-around, refused to give me any refunds, and would not let me speak to a supervisor. It was not until I threatened them with legal action that they finally agreed to a partial refund of $126 and discontinuation of my account. This company should not be doing business. Their "100% satisfaction guarantee" is meaningless and their customer service is horrible, not to mention that the product is worthless.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend