Created by Harvest Direct and based out of Norwell, MA, Medi-Fade is an “As Seen on TV” beauty cream than claims to help restore your youthful looks by reducing the signs of age spots and skin discoloration. The product is FDA-approved and claims to work with your skin—without a prescription—to provide you with “guaranteed” results.
As a company, Harvest Direct holds a C- rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is based on 102 complaints over the last three years. Most of these appear to be related to problems with the product and/or service. Regarding Medi-Fade specifically, the product appears to be relatively new, as no online customer reviews were found. This would seem to be supported by the fact that the medifade.com URL was only registered in July 2013.
How Medi-Fade Works
According to the Medi-Fade website, the number one giveaway for your age is age spots. As a result, the beauty cream was designed to “address the areas that moisturizers can’t,” and to attack your age spots, discoloration, and freckles. As a result, you’ll be able to reclaim your youthful appearance, as well as your confidence.
Despite being FDA-approved, we found it disconcerting that no ingredients were listed on the Medi-Fade website, nor any application instructions. As a result, we would highly recommend consulting with your dermatologist prior to using the product.
Medi-Fade Pricing & Refund Policy
Medi-Fade is currently only available directly from the manufacturer, and is priced at $19.95 plus $7.95 shipping and handling. Like with most “As Seen on TV” products, you’ll be offered a second jar of Medi-Fade for “free,” just pay additional shipping and handling.
During our research, we were unable to locate any return/refund information regarding Medi-Fade.
Bottom Line: Is Medi-Fade a Scam?
With all this in mind, is Medi-Fade a Scam? The short answer is: we don’t know. The reason for this is that there simply isn’t enough information available online, other than the product’s website, to make an informed decision. However, if you’re thinking about trying Medi-Fade, there are a few things you should consider before placing your order.
First, Medi-Fade is an “As Seen on TV” product, which generally have lower customer satisfaction ratings than other types of products. Second, though the company’s website claims that it is FDA-approved, we have our doubts. This is because, according to the FDA website, they do not approve cosmetics, including “perfumes, makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, hair dyes, face and body cleansers, and shaving preparations.” Perhaps there is an ingredient in Medi-Fade that is FDA-approved? We just don’t know, because none of this information is given to us by the manufacturer.
Next, the promotional video on the company’s website claims that you’ll experience “guaranteed” results, but there is no information provided that gives the details of the guarantee, or what types of results you can realistically expect. And finally, there is no return or refund information on the company’s website, so you may wish to contact them directly at (781) 763-7333 or firstname.lastname@example.org to verify.
In short, if you’re thinking about using Medi-Fade, be sure to consult with your dermatologist or physician prior to beginning.