About Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab
Specially formulated by Dr. Ryan Shelton, Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab promises to “virtually eliminate” many of the common signs of aging, including sagging skin, crow’s feet, crepey skin, and more.
Using a blend of “powerful, highly effective” anti-aging compounds and peptides, we’re also told Release & Repair Cream will deliver dramatic results, regardless of age.
To accomplish this, South Beach Skin Lab tells us that a thin layer of Release & Repair Cream should be applied twice daily wherever it’s needed—even eyelids!—and you’ll be able to eliminate up to 50% of your wrinkles.
We know you’re eager to find out if you can expect results like these with Release & Repair Cream, and if it really represents the “new standard in anti-aging technology.” So, let’s dive right in and talk about what causes the visible signs of aging.
What’s Causing Your Wrinkles to Appear?
While some fare better than others, all of us eventually experience the standard signs of aging, such as sagging skin, under eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles, a dull complexion, crepey skin, and more. What causes this?
Basically, two of the most common proteins in your skin are collagen (it provides an underlying framework, like the 2x4s supporting your house) and elastin, which works like a spring to provide elasticity.
In our early years, our body produces plenty of these proteins, which, among other things, means that our skin is firm and radiant. As we get older though, our body produces increasingly less, leading to the signs of aging mentioned above.
Given these basics, is there anything contained in South Beach Skin Lab’s Release & Repair Cream that can boost collagen and elastin production, or otherwise address signs of aging?
What Ingredients Does Release & Repair Cream Contain? How Does It Work?
Here’s the complete list of ingredients we’re told you’ll find in Release & Repair Cream (only active ingredients are hyperlinked):
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerin Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide, Diacetate – SYN-AKE, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 - ARGIRELINE, Butylene Glycol – MATRIXYL 3000, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose), Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
Like the vast majority of anti-aging creams you’ll encounter, most of Release & Repair Cream’s ingredients act as emulsifiers, emollients, moisturizers, solvents, fragrances, and preservatives.
In other words, they help it retain water against the skin, improve texture, increase shelf life, and help the cream smell better.
However, this isn’t the case for all of Release & Repair’s ingredients. For example, the topical application of sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid, may help improve cell turnover and boost moisturization.
Similar to a topical version of Botox, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide is a synthetic neuropeptide (trade name Syn-Ake) that causes facial muscles to relax, thereby temporarily preventing the appearance of wrinkles.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (trade name Argireline) is thought to work in much the same way, while Matrixyl 3000 may help boost collagen production. It’s important to note that, according to the authority website Truth In Aging, limited clinical evidence exists showing these ingredients will reliably work as advertised.
Finally, the small amount of natural caffeine found in green tea may also help temporarily firm skin, although not as much as any of the peptides above.
Together, you’ll find many (if not all) of these same ingredients in competing anti-aging formulations, so it doesn’t appear that Release & Repair is anything revolutionary.
Revolutionary or not, how much will you pay for these ingredients?
How Much Does Release & Repair Cream Cost?
Release & Repair Cream is priced as follows:
- 1 Bottle: $49
- 2 Bottles: $86
- 3 Bottles: $117
Regardless of the amount you purchase, all orders come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. In order to request one, South Beach Skin Lab’s customer service department can be reached at 877-557-6349 or email@example.com.
Where Are the Release & Repair Cream Reviews? Who Is Dr. Ryan Shelton?
On the South Beach Skin Lab website, Release & Repair Cream had all 5-star reviews from customers.
However, this is somewhat surprising, since the company’s site has only been active since May 2016 and we didn’t find a single piece of feedback (for the company or Release & Repair Cream) on any third-party websites.
From a company perspective, Release & Repair Cream is manufactured by South Beach Cosmetic based out of Miami Beach, FL.
What about Dr. Ryan Shelton? According to South Beach Skin Lab, he is a board certified physician who has worked as Head Researcher for the University Compounding Pharmacy in San Diego, CA for more than a decade.
Interestingly, we didn’t find any indication on University Compounding Pharmacy’s website that Dr. Shelton is employed there. In fact, the only other “Dr. Ryan Shelton” mentioned anywhere online (other than on the Release & Repair website) is for one of these cure-all e-books titled the Diabetes 60 System.
But these aren’t the only potential concerns we have about South Beach Skin Lab and their Release & Repair Cream, which is what we’ll discuss next before wrapping things up.
South Beach Skin Lab’s Marketing Methods
Has the Company Been Featured In the Media?
Looking at Release & Repair Cream’s website, it’s indicated that the product (or the company, or Dr. Shelton—it’s not made clear) have been featured on Fox News, NBC News, CBS, and ABC, as well as in Huffington Post.
Unfortunately, all these links redirected us back to the top of the website, and we didn’t find any third-party confirmation elsewhere online that supports these claims.
Often times, this is one sign of a scam website, although we’re not necessarily saying this is absolutely the case with South Beach Skin Lab.
What About Those Customer Testimonials?
Did the testimonials on Release & Repair’s website catch your attention? The ones that are supposed to reflect “real women, real results”?
Well, after performing a few reverse image searches, the first picture appears to have been lifted from the WomenInBizNetwork website and the “Whole New Me” image from a counseling website. We didn’t find any matches for the “Jealous Sister,” though.
Two of the three images under the testimonials section of South Beach Skin Lab’s website appear to have been taken from unrelated third parties. Image credit: South Beach Skin Lab
Important note: We’re fully willing to admit that these individuals might have given their testimonials after using the Release & Repair Cream, and then provided the company with images that had already been used elsewhere online.
However, it should be noted that we’ve encountered this practice before (taking unrelated images from other websites) in many of the beauty and anti-aging products we’ve investigated in the past.
As such, we’re not necessarily accusing South Beach Skin Lab of any wrongdoing here. Instead, we’re only focused on presenting you with the whole picture.
Can Release & Repair Cream Help You Avoid Cosmetic Surgery?
Sure, it’s feasible that some of the ingredients (mostly the peptides) contained in Release & Repair Cream could help temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
But based on how common these ingredients are in other anti-aging creams and serums, their formulation doesn’t appear to be anything revolutionary. And based on the available clinical evidence (as summarized by authority websites like Truth In Aging and WebMD), it certainly doesn’t appear they’ll eliminate 50% of your wrinkles.
Pro tip: Additionally, based on our research, we’ve learned that over-the-counter creams often don’t provide the same benefits on crepey skin as they do on wrinkles. So, even if Release & Repair Cream delivers on its promises of reduced wrinkle visibility, you might not expect the same for your crepey skin.
In the end though, we think it’s positive that—unlike many of the other anti-aging products we’ve investigated in the past—South Beach Skin Lab provides a complete list of ingredients for their Release & Repair Cream formula.
It’s also positive that the company clearly displays contact information for their customer service department, and that they seem to stand behind their product with a 60-day refund policy.
Does this mean you should place your order? Ultimately, we’ve discussed everything we learned during our research, so we’ll leave the final decision up to you.
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