What Is Vinetics C Facial Cream?

Published on: Mar 4, 2017

The advanced formula found in Vinetics C Facial Cream promises to deliver whole collagen molecules and peptides to the skin, resulting in rejuvenated hydration, firmness, radiance, and smoothness.

Vinetics C also claims to reduce under-eye puffiness, eliminate the look of dark circles, boost collagen and elastin production, and improve immunity and prevent the damaging effects of free radicals.

We’re even told its natural formula is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and delivers real-world results, without invasive surgery or expensive laser treatments.

When it comes down to it, what’s the deal with Vinetics C Facial Cream? Is there anything behind its lofty claims, or should you keep shopping for more a value-packed product?

That’s precisely why you’re here, so let’s kick things off by talking about the causes of visible aging.

Your Quick Reference Guide to Aging Skin

Protein is an essential macronutrient that’s present in every cell in our body, which is used to make enzymes, hormones, bones, muscle, skin, blood, and cartilage. In fact, protein is so essential that we would literally fall apart without it.

In the body, the two most abundant proteins are collagen and elastin; the former works to provide structural support, while the latter allows skin and cartilage to remain flexible.

Which brings us to the first part of Vinetics C’s claims: As we grow older, our skin produces increasingly less collagen and elastin, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging. So, it makes sense that applying whole collagen molecules might address the situation, right?

The biggest issue preventing this from occurring is that—whether they’re partial or whole—collagen molecules simply can’t penetrate the skin, where they might provide meaningful resistance against natural collagen loss.

The more impactful causes of aging, however, are environmental factors; especially excessive sun exposure. Other common factors include lifestyle habits (smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol), outdoor and indoor pollution, free radicals caused by oxidation, a diet too high in carbohydrates or too low in protein, excessive stress, and lack of sleep.

Outside of the natural aging process, it’s these environmental factors that lead to what’s known as premature aging.

Now, what does science have to say about Vinetics C Facial Cream’s ingredients? Are they effective for addressing the signs—or causes—of natural or premature aging?

Are Vinetics C Facial Cream’s Ingredients Effective?

Here’s what we’re told Vinetics C contains:

Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Deanol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-7, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Silanetriol, Polysorbate 20, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate).

Like nearly every other lotion, balm, cream, and serum on the market, authoritative websites tell us that the vast majority of Vinetics C’s ingredients work as moisturizers (attract and hold moisture against the skin), penetration enhancers, conditioning enhancers, surfactants, emulsifiers, fragrances, preservatives, and solvents.

However, some research indicates that palmitoyl oligopeptide (trade name Matrixyl 3000) has been shown to help promote collagen and elastin production in some instances. The similarly named palmitoyl tripeptide-7 (also a key ingredient in Matrixyl 3000) may help prevent tissue stiffening and the resultant signs of aging.

Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is a derivative of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that may help reduce and prevent skin damage caused by free radicals (a by-product of oxidation).

Finally, retinol (a derivative of vitamin A) is a very common ingredient found in anti-aging products, which helps increase cell turnover on the skin’s surface, often resulting in improved radiance, feel, and appearance. However, as the last ingredient on the list, we’d have to wonder if Vinetics C contains enough to make a meaningful difference.

How much will you pay for these common ingredients?

How Much Does Vinetics C Facial Cream Cost?

The only way to purchase Vinetics C Facial Cream is through a 17-day trial. Here’s how it works:

First, you’ll only pay $4.95 as a shipping/membership fee to receive a full 30-day supply (1 fl. oz.). In addition, you’ll also be charged a $1.99 “environmental fee” on your first order to receive packaging that contains 60% recycled materials.

A membership to what, exactly?

Well, 17 days after placing your order, you’ll be charged the full retail price of $84.84. Not only this, but you’ll also be enrolled in the company’s automatic shipping program, which stipulates that you’ll continue receiving a new supply of Vinetics C once per month—and charged $84.84 plus shipping of $4.95 each time—until you request a cancellation.

Important note: None of this information is listed on the Vinetics C ordering page. Instead, we only learned about it by digging through the Terms. In our experience—and after reading hundreds of customer reviews related to products that utilize similar business practices—this could indicate a red flag.

With this said, we’re told you can request a refund or cancel your automatic shipments by emailing support@premiumskincaretoday.com.

A Quick Note About Arbitration

While arbitration agreements are prevalent in the consumer marketplace, they basically strip away your legal right to a trial by jury or joining a class action lawsuit if you experience any damages, in favor of binding third-party arbitration.

Speaking of products that utilize similar business practices…

Customer Reviews: Vinetics C Facial Cream vs. the Competition

Here’s the long and short of it: The HighYa team has investigated dozens of anti-aging products that make many of the same claims as Vinetics C. In fact, we’ve written about dozens that use the exact same website template, with only a few images and words changed to make each seem unique.

We’ll give Vinetics C’s manufacturer credit since they provide consumers with an ingredients list, although it doesn’t appear to be meaningfully different than many of the others we’ve written about, including LuxDerma Skin, Blossom Youth Cream, Aviqua, and Vitaluminance, and … you get the picture.

In fact, you’ll find that their websites—and the majority of their claims—are identical to Vinetics C’s.

Not only this, but you’ll also find almost universally negative customer feedback (difficulty canceling trials/processing refunds, less-than-stellar support) for most of these free trial-only anti-aging products, which is why we often recommend that consumers avoid those sold only through this method.

Granted, Vinetics C might be the exception to the rule, and we didn’t try it ourselves to provide firsthand feedback. Given the frequency of this feedback, though, we feel it’s our duty to report all the facts.

Where does this leave you?

Is Vinetics C Facial Cream an Effective Anti-Aging Product?

Again, we didn’t test Vinetics C ourselves. As a result, we have to defer to the expertise of authoritative websites regarding the efficacy of the product’s individual ingredients.

And based on what we learned, Vinetics C’s formulation doesn’t seem to be a) meaningfully different than dozens (perhaps hundreds) of other online-only formulations, or b) meaningfully more effective than basic moisturizers you might locate at your local pharmacy.

Based on this, you might follow Mayo Clinic’s recommendation and investigate other science-backed ingredients like hydroxy acids, CoQ10, tea extracts, grape seed extract, and niacinamide before handing over your hard-earned money for Vinetics C.

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4 Customer Reviews for Vinetics C Facial Cream

Average Customer Rating: 1.0
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Shady business practices

    • Kansas,
    • Sep 2, 2017
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    I was skeptical of the company before making my order, so I documented my complete interaction with their website as I went through the order process (screen shots and video).

    Every time I actually tried to complete the order, the website showed me an error so I gave up. I was surprised to get the product in the mail a few weeks later, and even more surprised to see the expensive charge for the product that followed a month after the first. Apparently, I had been enrolled in some type of subscription service. Because I documented my transaction carefully, I know I was never given notice of the charges.

    They agreed to give me my money back in exchange for unused product. I tried to return the product to the address they gave me, but the post office said the zip code was wrong. I contacted the company again, and they gave me the same address. The post office said the particular P.O. Box and city/state address belonged to a different zip code. I figured the company was just continuing their scam, so I used the zip code the USPS told me and sent it certified mail.

    After several weeks of the package going back and forth from my city to the city it was supposed to go, it settled in the city it was supposed to go to with the status of "returned to original sender" waiting for pickup. I was the original sender, so that doesn't make sense and I'm so tired of dealing with it all that I guess I'm giving up on my $89 because it has been about four months now since I returned the product without a refund.

    A class action lawsuit could definitely get traction, and if any lawyer wants to start one, feel free to contact me to discuss using me as a named plaintiff. Like I said, I documented everything.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    They charge your card $89 per month and it does not work

    • Boulder, CO,
    • Jul 19, 2017
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    It's a trick. They sent me a sample for $5 and then charged my card $89 US. The cream does not work, customer care does not return your money, and they keep charging your card. It's a nightmare.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Bad product

    • Newport Beach, CA,
    • Jul 13, 2017
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    This product does not work. I tried a free sample per their instructions to no avail. Then I get a bill for almost $200 because I did not cancel within 14 days. They make it almost impossible to find the cancellation. In fact, I called my credit card company, the Bank of America, and they had to dig it out of the contract. Very very misleading. They would not remove the bill, and I never received the product after the free sample. You have not heard the last of me on this rip-off!

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

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Stay away!

    This is the biggest scam around. You are on automatic shipments, and when you receive your product, there is NO paperwork or invoice included, with no phone number or return instructions. The customer service people are the most unprofessional and nasty people I have ever had the displeasure of speaking with.

    Besides all this mess, the product is junk and certainly NOT worth $90! Stay away from this product and RUDE people!

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

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