About Stemologica

Stemologica claims to be a clinically proven anti-aging system that can provide you with younger and healthier-looking skin in just a matter of days, using 3 different products:

  • Smoothing & Lifting Eye Gel – Claimed to smooth wrinkles, improve elasticity, and create a more youthful appearance.
  • Nourishing Cream – Claimed to stimulate cellular regeneration, rebuild your skin’s “natural balance,” and to be effective for all skin types.
  • Moisturizing Cream – Claimed to easily penetrate into your pores to help increase moisture levels, smooth skin, and help you look younger and more radiant in just a matter of days.

In order to accomplish this, Stemologica is claimed to contain Swiss apple stem cell extract—specifically from the Uttwiler Spätlauber apple—although no additional information is provided about any of the other ingredients it contains.

So, what’s the deal with this Uttwiler Spätlauber apple? Can it—or anything else contained in Stemologica—really help you look younger? Consider the following:

What is the Uttwiler Spätlauber Apple? Is it Clinically Proven?

According to Truth In Aging, “these stem cells come from a very rare Swiss apple tree that we are told was cultivated over 300 hundred years ago for the long storage life of the fruit. So rare is it, that it was practically extinct. One day, a few trees were spotted somewhere in an isolated corner of the Alps. Scientists were all of a dither, seeing the possibilities immediately: stem cells could be extracted from this long living apple and be used to make other things live long - like my aging skin cells.”

However, according to a 2014 NY Daily News article, “there is little information about this endangered fruit that doesn't come from cosmetics companies.” In fact, you can test this by typing “apple stem cells” into your favorite search engine, and you’ll notice that nearly all results are directly related to companies that sell these products, and none are related to research showing them to be an effective anti-aging treatment.

With this in mind, Looking at the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed, there is only one entry for apple stem cells related to anti-aging, which is a 2014 paper titled Plant Stem Cells as Innovation in Cosmetics. However, this is not a trial of any sort, and simply appears to be poorly-written promotional material for apple stem cells. Outside of this, there is nothing for the anti-aging properties of apple stem cells.

Image on the Stemologica websiteDespite this image on the Stemologica website, there is no clinical evidence showing that apple stem cells strengthen capillaries.

Stemologica’s Advertising Tactics

Perhaps due to the complete lack of clinical evidence supporting their claims, Stemologica’s manufacturer engages in some less-than-stellar marketing tactics. This includes making you think there is a limited supply of the anti-aging system, and that it has appeared in a variety of popular publications and networks.

A screenshot of Stemologica’s websiteStemologica’s manufacturer wants you to think there is huge demand for the product.

However, these tactics are used by a wide variety of other trial-based anti-aging products, and are intended to rush you into making a decision and to create a sense that the product is more legitimate than it really is.

A screenshot of Stemologica’s websiteThere is no third-party verification that Stemologica has appeared in any of these publications or networks.

Are Women Turning Back the Clock with Stemologica?

Overall, it appears that Stemologica has an almost wholly negative online reputation.

This is because, according to more than 170 complaints on PissedConsumer.com (as of 2/23/15), nearly all referenced problems with Stemologica’s trial and autoship program (more about this next), as well as failure to work. In addition, 12 customers left their feedback on ReviewCentre.com, who rated it 1.5 stars due to complaints of (again) problems with the free trial.

Outside of these sites, we only encountered fake affiliate review websites created by independent affiliates to make you think you’re reading a legitimate customer review, when it’s actually just more marketing hype.

From a company perspective, Stemologica appears to be manufactured by Faseder Ltd/Janackovo Nabrezi based out of the Czech Republic, who also makes the Pure AAKG workout supplement. Outside of these websites, there isn’t much additional information about the company online.

Stemologica Pricing & Refund Policy

Stemologica is only available through a 14-day trial for $5.95, for which you’ll receive a full 30-day supply of the anti-aging system.

Then, after your trial expires, you will be billed $149.95 for the full price of the product, and will also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of Stemologica once every 30 days, and your credit card will be billed $149.95 each time.

Important note: We’ve researched and reviewed dozens upon dozens of anti-aging products here at HighYa, and it’s our opinion that:

Because of this, we recommend avoiding products sold through these methods.

Outside of the trial, Stemologica comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges and a $1.95 restocking fee. With this said, there is only a contact form on the Stemologica website (no phone number), so this is the only way to reach the company in the event you’re dissatisfied.

Will Stemologica Help You Look Younger in Just Days?

Chopping to the point: Here’s what we know about Stemologica:

  • There is no clinical evidence showing that apple stem cells can provide anti-aging benefits, and no additional ingredients are listed on the Stemologica website.
  • The company uses many less-than-stellar advertising practices to convince you to make a purchase.
  • Stemologica has a very poor online customer reputation.
  • Based on our professional opinion, products sold only through free trials and subsequent autoship programs should be avoided.

Considering all of these red flags, in our opinion, we feel comfortable calling Stemologica a scam.

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4 Customer Reviews for Stemologica

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  • Retinolla, Hydraluxe, Stemoderma are all scams

    I was recently sent a survey from our telecommunications company with a promise of a free gift. I completed the survey and my free gift was face cream, marketted as Retinolla, with the company name Stemoderma in fine print at the bottom. I was asked to provide a charge card number to pay the $6 shipping charge. I have since confirmed that the survey itself was a scam and that it was not sent out by my phone company. I trusted the 'gift company' as it appeared to be endorsed by my phone company. I received the face cream in a box with only a packing slip inside. I received an email confirming that they had shipped the gift. I thought not more of it until today when I received another box of face cream.

    I called the company (retinolla) and the woman there, Ella, (who would not say what company she worked for and she said she was in Israel,) said that by accepting the free gift I had agreed to paying $190 for it if I didn't return it within 14 days. She also said that the fine print stated that they would send me cream monthly for $135. No paperwork in the packages, no emails etc ever mentioned a cost or 'this fine print' or that I would receive more. Interestingly my charge card lists the charge as Hydraluxe inChina. I tried to call the number for Hyraluxe and guess who answered - Ella.

    I then read the fine print at the bottom of the Retinolla website which mentioned the name of Faseder Ltd. I looked up that company and the link was to Stemoderma. I phoned Stemoderma (A Czech company according to their website) to voice my concerns, thinking that they might be the 'parent' company and be more ethical that Retinolla. After waiting about 15 minutes on the phone, the same 'Ella' answered for the third time. All companies are the same and my credit card company confirmed that this is a scam, but that they can do nothing about it, because in agreeing to the free gift, I also agreed to their terms and conditions, in tiny print at the bottom of the page.

    So, please be warned. This is a total scam. I did some searching on the internet and it appears that many many people have been scammed in similar ways by this company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    MeraBeaute and Stemologica

    • Scotland,
    • Oct 4, 2015

    Beware of buying anything to do with this company. I was tricked into signing up with them and discovered that nearly £200.00 had gone from my account. Trying to get a refund from them is horrendous.I was tricked into this by filling in Morrisons survey that stated after I completed the survey I would get these products for the cost of postage only. They send the products and then use your card details to withdraw money from your account. They have no authority from Morrisons to use their name or logo to promote this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Newcastle Tyne and Wear U.K.,
    • Aug 3, 2015

    All banks should be notified about www.stemopure.com and not allow this company to withdraw funds from customers accounts as they are a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Stemologica is a scam for sure

    • Toronto, Canada,
    • Jul 18, 2015

    I tried ordering this without doing the research but was quick to see that less than 14 days later my card was charged the 149.00 for the next shipment which was not explained on the site when ordered. I canceled my credit card to avoid any other charges. Hard to believe companies can still get away with this.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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