About LuxDerma Skin
According to the manufacturer, their LuxDerma Skin face cream can help brighten your skin’s appearance, smooth the look of stubborn fine lines, and firm your skin’s underlying structure.
As a result, we’re told you can expect improved skin tone, reduced sagging, and “visibly younger looking skin.”
In order to accomplish this, LuxDerma promises to use only whole collagen molecules and peptides that rebuild and rejuvenate the skin, whereas most of the competition uses collagen fragments.
This means the anti-aging therapy cream can deliver nourishing hydration, while preventing the damaging effects of free radicals and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
You have to admit that LuxDerma Skin makes some pretty big claims on their website, and you’re here to find out if there’s anything to them. In order to kick things off, let’s quickly discussed some skin basics.
What Does Collagen & Elastin Have to Do With Visible Aging?
The word collagen comes from the Greek work “kolla,” which means “glue.” And because collagen acts as an underlying support structure, or scaffolding, for bones, muscle, skin, and tendons (and because it makes up about 30% of the protein in the human body) it’s often referred to as the “glue” that holds the body together.
Gram for gram, collagen is even stronger than steel!
Another common protein found in humans is elastin, which provides connective tissue—including skin—with elasticity, so that it returns to its normal shape when stretched.
Pretty cool, right? Well, the problem is that over the years, our body naturally begins producing less and less of these key proteins, leading to sagging, lifeless skin, wrinkles, age spots, and more. In addition, lifestyle factors like UV exposure, smoking, not getting enough sleep, eating a poor diet, and more can exacerbate this process and lead to premature aging.
According to the manufacturer, though, LuxDerma can help address these problems. Let’s find out what science has to say.
What Do We Know About LuxDerma Skin’s Ingredients?
Although LuxDerma Skin’s manufacturer seems eager to talk about all the wonderful benefits you’ll achieve using the cream, they’re not exactly upfront about the ingredients it contains. In fact, the only two ingredients we’re told about are 1) whole collagen molecules and 2) peptides.
Now, it probably seems reasonable that if you’re short on collagen, applying it to your skin would provide some benefits, right? The problem is that your skin’s really good at keeping things out, so collagen molecules (whether whole or fragmented) are too big to penetrate. As a result, they either evaporate throughout the day or are washed off at night, without ever being absorbed.
Now, this isn’t to say that applying collagen won’t do any good. After all, it can help moisturize your skin, which, if you’re especially dry, could certainly help you look “years younger.”
Peptides, on the other hand, can be thought of as a middle step between amino acids and proteins. In other words, specific amino acid formations create peptides, which in turn can make proteins when formed in a specific way.
The problem is that there are hundreds of different peptides, and we’re not told which ones are found in LuxDerma Skin. And even if we did know, there’s no guarantee that these peptides will turn into a collagen molecule when applied to the skin.
How Much Will You Pay For LuxDerma Skin?
One tube of LuxDerma Skin might initially seem like a bargain since you’ll only have to pay $4.95 S&H.
If you didn’t read through the company’s Terms, though, you might’ve missed the fact that if you don’t cancel your trial within 14 days, you’ll be billed the full price of $89.72. Then, you’ll continue receiving a new bottle once per month through their autoship program, and charged $89.72 plus $4.95 S&H each time.
Outside of the trial, all LuxDerma purchases come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. Keep in mind this only applies to unopened merchandise.
In order to request a refund, or to cancel your trial or autoship enrollment, LuxDerma Skin’s customer service department can be reached at (888) 505-0392 or email@example.com.
Are LuxDerma Skin’s customers finding the price worthwhile?
What Can We Learn From Reviews for Products Like LuxDerma Skin?
Other than the standard affiliate websites masquerading as customer reviews, there wasn’t any online consumer feedback for LuxDerma Skin at the time of our research. However, we’ve found this to be par for the course since we often write about these products soon after they hit the market.
The good news? We’ve researched hundreds of different anti-aging products like LuxDerma Skin over the years, including ones that use the exact same website template and that are also only sold through free trials. This includes perpetually popular options like Vita Luminance, Blossom Youth Cream, Aviqua, and many others.
Now, LuxDerma is obviously a new entry into the field, so we’re not saying you’ll experience the same, but based on feedback from customers for these essentially identical products, common complaints include:
- No results. Many customers also complain these products over-dry skin, and also tend to cause redness and rashes in those with sensitive skin.
- High prices. As we learned above, these online-only anti-aging creams aren’t exactly inexpensive.
- Less-than-stellar customer support. Often, customers complain that when they requested a refund or tried to cancel their trial, they were met with a new roadblock at every corner.
Again, we didn’t purchase LuxDerma Skin or test the cream firsthand, so we’re not insinuating this is what you’ll encounter. But given the same business model and website template as many of these other options, you might want to remain alerted.
How Much Younger Can You Expect to Look With LuxDerma Skin?
According to a disclaimer at the bottom of LuxDerma Skin’s website:
“The depictions on this page are fictitious and indicative of potential results. Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of LuxDerma Anti-Aging Face Therapy have not been scientifically substantiated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.”
While this is fairly common among products like anti-aging creams and nutritional supplements, we think it outlines an important point. What, exactly?
The word ‘potential’ means that which is possible. Given this, is it technically possible that LuxDerma can help you look younger by reducing common signs of aging, like wrinkles and age spots? Sure, we’re fully willing to admit that it’s possible.
Based on the limited information we’re given about LuxDerma’s ingredients, though—along with the clinical evidence indicating these ingredients either won’t penetrate your skin or won’t necessarily form into usable proteins—we’ll leave it up to you to decide if these results are probable. As well as whether or not you’re willing to spend nearly $100 to find out.
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