Prodroxatone is a vitamin C serum that helps boost collagen and elastin production, which can brighten your skin’s appearance, smooth the look of stubborn fine lines, and help you “achieve visibly younger looking skin.”
With Prodroxatone's “breakthrough formula,” you’ll also be able to deliver whole collagen molecules to your skin—versus the fragments found in other anti-aging products, which can also help eliminate the look of dark circles, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, enhance skin hydration, and counter the effects of stress. All of this without invasive surgery, painful injections, or expensive laser treatments!
Here’s the truth: In our opinion, once you sweep away all the marketing hype surrounding Prodroxatone, we don’t think it’ll do much more than leave you frustrated and almost $100 poorer. But we’re basing our opinion on experience and facts, all of which we’ll cover in this review.
First, let’s tackle perhaps the most important question: How does Prodroxatone work?
Is Prodroxatone an Effective Anti-Aging Serum?
There’s a whole lot we don’t know about Prodroxatone. We’ll talk more about why we think this is in a moment, but suffice it to say that there’s more we don’t known about the serum than what we do.
Prodroxatone’s Vitamin C
In fact, from an ingredients perspective, the only thing we know is that it contains vitamin C—which we only learned from the label on its website. In general, vitamin C (usually in the form of ascorbic acid) is thought to provide antioxidants to skin cells, and may even help treat UV-related skin damage.
However, although there is some promising research showing this might be the case, “the effects of vitamin C in the skin are not well understood due to limited research.” And even if vitamin C was shown to be 100% effective for reducing the signs of aging, we’re not told how much Prodroxatone contains, or whether or not this is enough to be effective.
Prodroxatone’s Whole Collagen Molecules
What about the whole collagen molecules found in Prodroxatone? Since collagen is a key protein that provides support for your skin, it makes sense that applying it to your skin would improve its quality, right? Well, this doesn’t actually seem to be the case. Why?
Basically, because your skin is really good at separating “you” from the outside world. Otherwise, you’d absorb just about anything you came in contact with, which obviously wouldn’t be very healthy!
When it comes to topical collagen though, this means these molecules will basically sit on top of your skin (and won’t do any good) until they evaporate during the day or are washed off before you go to bed.
But at least Prodroxatone is offered through a free trial, so you won’t lose much by giving it a try, right? Not so fast.
The Real Cost Of Prodroxatone’s “Free” Trial
Like most of these online-only anti-aging products, the only way you can get ahold of Prodroxatone is by paying $4.95 S&H, which begins your 14-day trial.
However, the company conveniently glosses over the fact that after your trial ends (it’ll take about 5 days just to get your bottle), you’ll be billed the outrageous price of $89.95.
Think they’ll stop there? Nope. After being charged full price, you’ll be enrolled in the Prodroxatone Membership Club, which means you’ll keep getting a new bottle once per month and will be charged $89.95 plus $4.95 S&H each time.
Pro tip: In our opinion, this isn’t a positive way to sell products, or to keep customers coming back for more, which is why we typically recommend avoiding anti-aging products sold only through free trials.
Not satisfied? The company claims you can call 888-970-7568 to request a refund for unopened product within 30 days, but we think—at best—you’ll experience some pushback from customer service. Why? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in a second. But first, let’s talk about the competition.
Are There Other Products Like Prodroxatone?
In short, there are a lot. In fact, not only are there dozens of products just like it, there are just as many that use the exact same website design, such as Dermal Meds Serum, Neuology Syn Ake, Erase/Repair HA, Nouvebelle, and many others. What’s going on here?
We took a deep dive into this less-than-stellar business practice in Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague. So if you’re looking for in-depth information into the hows and whys of this process, we’d strongly recommend giving it a read.
In a nutshell though, here’s what we think happens: Once too much negative feedback accumulates for a product, the manufacturer pulls their website down, changes the product’s name and picture, re-uploads everything to the same template, and starts selling again.
But why do these trial-based anti-aging products generally come with such negative feedback?
What Are Customers Saying About Products Like Prodroxatone?
Whether we’re talking about some of the products mentioned in the previous section, or others that use different (but similar) templates like BellaVita, Encante Cream, and SkinYouth Enhanced, they almost always come with bottom-of-the-barrel customer reviews. What’s everyone saying?
Overall, most complaints revolve around three major things:
- They don’t work. Not only this, but hundreds of HighYa readers have complained that they actually made their skin worse, while some also experienced side effects serious enough to visit their doctor.
- Their price is too high. Would you want to pay nearly $100 for something that doesn’t work? Of course not, and neither does anyone else.
- Purposely poor customer service. Inevitably, if customers pay a lot for something that doesn’t work, one of the first things they’ll do is request a refund. But in the instance of products like Prodroxatone, they’re often met with rude personnel who will talk over you and do everything they can to avoid processing your request. In our opinion, this is central to their business model, and the goal is to frustrate you to the point where you give up and they hang on to your hard-earned money.
Now that you know the full story, should you risk taking a chance on Prodroxatone?
Is Prodroxatone Worth the Risk?
Here at HighYa, we’re always willing to give a new product a fair shake. After all, we’re here to help you make a more informed decision; not make the decision for you.
But when it comes to products like Prodroxatone, there are a whole lot of hurdles to get over before we could comfortably say that it’s worth giving a shot. Does this necessarily mean that you shouldn’t? Of course not. But when you consider there’s a very real possibility you could become caught in a web of deceit that might take weeks (or even months) to untangle yourself from, only you can decide if it’s worth taking the risk.
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
Don't do the Prodoxatone trial!
The product may or may not work, but the company behind it is very shady. They give you a 14-day free trial, but fail to make clear that they will take $90 from you if you fail to cancel within that time. Without notice or asking. And nowhere (that I saw) do they mention 90$ as the real price.
Their terms should be in bold letters and otherwise prominently repeated, i.e. “Warning - if you do not cancel, etc.” But they weren't prominent and now they refuse to refund.
Yes, you've had the use of the product, but it's still a form of cheat. This unfair/bad treatment makes me suspect their entire operation, so I suggest you AVOID THIS COMPANY entirely to avoid loss of money and time-sucking phone calls, etc.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
11 out 12 people found this review helpful
Don't fall for this "deal". Read closely. They send you a 30 day supply but you only have 14 days to cancel. It doesn't give you full 30 days to see if it works.
Calling customer service is a nightmare. Hold time was 20 minutes and upon asking for a supervisor, she hung up on me. Each bottle of Prodroxatone and Prejuvinate costs 89.00 dollars each.vI absolutely would not recommend this "deal."
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend