About Vskin Active

Vskin Active might claim to brighten skin’s appearance, restore radiance and firmness, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but when it comes down to it, we think there are a lot of red flags to be aware of.

Why? We’ll be sure to fully explain ourselves in this review. To kick things off, let’s take a closer look at how this anti-aging cream claims to work.

How Does Vskin Active Help You Look Younger?

In addition to what we already discussed, Vskin Active also claims to rebuild and rejuvenate skin, leading to the elimination of dark circles, enhanced hydration, and the ability to counter the effects of stress. And with regular use, you can expect to “achieve visibly younger looking skin”—all without invasive surgery, painful injections, or expensive lasers.

How, exactly, does it accomplish this? Unfortunately, the company doesn’t provide much insight. Based on the label, we do know that Vskin Active contains a form of snake venom peptide (the product name is Syn-Ake), and that it’s supposed to deliver whole collagen molecules to your skin. Will either of these make any difference?

The Role of Collagen In the Aging Process

Collagen is the primary structural protein found in the body. As a structural protein, rope-like collagen fibers provide strength and cushioning to many areas of your body, including cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and of course skin.

When we’re young, our bodies are full of collagen (and the closely associated elastin). As we age though, we have less and less collagen present, which leads to telltale signs of aging like sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, dull appearance, and more.

With this in mind, it makes sense that applying a collagen-containing cream like Vskin Active would help, right? Especially one that supplies whole collagen molecules?

Not so fast. This is because skin naturally acts as a barrier to the outside world, and doesn’t have a habit of absorbing anything you put against it. Otherwise, anything we touched could cause illness, injury, or death.

The problem with this, of course, is figuring how to bypass this barrier so that skin’s collagen content can be boosted. In the case of Vskin Active, the company claims their whole collagen molecules make all the difference. But ask yourself this: If collagen fragments won’t pass through your skin better, why would bigger whole molecules work any better?

Our opinion? It’s just marketing hype that has little-to-no basis in reality. And without any clinical evidence to back it up, we’d be wary that the Syn-Ake Vskin Active contains will work a whole lot better. Why are we coming down so hard on this cream, though? We’ll find out in the next section.

What’re Customers Saying About Products Like Vskin Active?

The truth of the matter is that the HighYa team has hundreds of hours of experience reviewing these types of online-only anti-aging products, and in most instances, we find that they’re not much more than thinly veiled scams. They often use the same business practices to lure you in (more next), and they almost always come with ultra-low customer feedback that references failure to work, high price, and purposely-poor customer service.

Also, try this (it’ll only take a couple seconds): After quickly browsing the Vskin Active website, take a look at the BellaLabs, Dermal Meds Serum, and Erase/Repair HA. Then, compare the sites for products like Encante Cream and True Derma Lift. What do you see? Other than the product name, many of these sites are exact copies of one another. Even in the cases where they used different website templates though, you can clearly see they’re still making many of the exact same claims! What’s the deal, here?

Trial-based anti-aging products are an entire sub-industry unto itself (again, more about this next), where dozens of new products pop up each day, all of which are sold only through free trials. Based on our experience, the same handful of companies market these products, and once too much negative feedback accumulates, they pull down one website, create another using the same template (after changing the product’s name, of course), and are back in business in no time.

What’s got customers so hot under the collar, anyway?

Beware the Anti-Aging Free Trial

Because Vskin Active is only sold through a “free” trial (you’ll have to pay $4.95 to cover S&H), you might think it’s a good deal. But the reality is that 14 days after placing your order, you’ll be charged some outrageous price. Not only this, but these companies will keep sending you fresh bottles each month, and continuously charge your credit card each time.

Important note: There was no indication on the Vskin Active website or ordering page how much the cream will cost once your trial expires, and none of the Terms & Conditions links were functional. Not only this, but there wasn’t any contact information listed, either.

Even if there was a phone number listed, most customers seem to find that these service departments are often more concerned about keeping you on the hook than helping you cancel your autoship enrollment or process a refund. In many instances, customers had to cancel their credit cards in order to make the madness stop.

The good news (depending on how you look at it) is that Vskin Active and Flawless Youth, another nearly identical anti-aging cream, seem to come from the same manufacturer. Based on 65 reader reviews at the time of our research, it had an average rating of 1 star, based on all of the same complaints we discussed above. Given all of this, we think it’s likely you’ll experience much of the same with Vskin Active.

Are Vskin Active’s Whole Collagen Molecules a Complete Scam?

Here’s the reality: At HighYa, we place a great deal of importance on always giving products a fair shake and an opportunity for an unbiased review. After all, we want to hand you the information and help you digest it, but we also want to leave the final decision up to you.

In the instance of Vskin Active (and the dozens of products just like it) though, we think there are far too many red flags to warrant placing an order and giving it a try. Based on feedback from hundreds of customers just like you, we don’t think it’ll work as advertised, and stopping the automatic shipments and obtaining refunds might prove to be an exercise in futility. Is it worth rolling the dice?

Instead, we’d recommend reading some of our in-depth beauty guides, such as 19 Cardinal Rules for Wrinkle Prevention and Learning to Take Great Care of Your Skin. And if you’re looking for the ultimate source of information, be sure to make an appointment with your dermatologist!

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5 Customer Reviews for Vskin Active

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Total scam

    • Manitoba,
    • Oct 7, 2016

    Like the others, I ordered the free trial. I did discover a phone number somewhere online after following links for a while. However, after calling the number and listening to the most irritating marketing spiel, I was told I can't cancel until the 14 day trial is up. Called back a couple of days later, and was told the same thing, only now the 'call back' date was pushed out three days. Explained I used it a couple of times and found it tightened and burned, relieved when I washed it off. I was recommended to take the jar to my doctor to see if I have an underlying condition. Not likely going to do that! I think today I have had the charge for the product received that I cancelled, and can't cancel the actual subscription until the next 'call back' date. The person on the phone was pretty surprised when I mentioned I was recording the call.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    I fell for the free sample because I could not see any mention of them.

    I paid the shipping fees which were high enough and then about a week or so later was charged well in excess of $100 CDN for each of the two jars of face and eye cream. I immediately called and was furious and told them that I wanted to cancel right then and there and was told that I would have to call back in 10 days. They did process a bit of a discount on the products received. Later I decided I was not going to wait 10 days and called and demanded proof of cancellation of future orders. They, first of all, said that it could not be done right then and I said that in that case I would call my credit card company and cancel my card if necessary and suddenly they said they would contact their technical department and after being on hold for a while they did come back with two cancellation numbers so that seems to have worked. I certainly learned my lesson and am not likely to fall for another scam like this one. It is outrageous that this type of thing can carry on with no consequences or legal intervention. I had to be extremely aggressive to get the result that I did.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Snake oil is more like it

    • Toronto, Ontario,
    • Sep 17, 2016

    Please forward this scam to your friend network. After hearing about how someone I know was taken in by this company's ads I decided to investigate for myself. Not normally a consumer protection advocate but this company's approach & others like it, is so offensive I had to do something. They use images and stories from Dr. Oz, People Magazine & Christie Brinkley to name a few to look legitimate. They promise to send a free sample for only the shipping charges & provide no other terms & conditions. Once they have your credit card information they begin to send very small amounts of various product lines on a monthly basis at a charge of $60 - $100 per shipment.

    I purposely completed the request for a free sample to see for myself what happened next. Immediately after hitting send on my "free" sample request I called their customer service number to cancel my request. I was told that I couldn't cancel my sample request and even if I did they would still charge me the shipping costs. After two calls and the better part of an hour on the phone with customer service, they finally backed down & reversed the charges. (Confirmed with my credit card company immediately after.)

    A more naive less aggressive consumer may have been charged hundreds of dollars before being able to put a stop to this. The company is based in California but I was able to find out that they now have a North York location targeting Canadians. See the article below for a full list of products being pushed under the umbrella of this scam. The irony is the particular product I used as a test Vskin Active claims its active ingredient to be snake venom. Snake oil is a much more appropriate description. Consumer beware.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Nothing but a scam.

    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
    • Aug 27, 2016

    This nothing but a scam. I ordered what I thought was a free sample, was immediately billed shipping, which I can except. However, 14 days later, before I had even received the supposedly FREE samples I found bills on my credit card for $143.09 and $143.16. If you don't call or return your so called free sample (that you haven't even received yet), within that first 14 days they bill you and then they keep sending you product and billing you. They claim their fine print allows that practice and its hard to stop them.

    Apparently according to the credit card fraud department, All these free samples work the same.

    Never, Never click on the agree to terms box. However, if you don't agree, then you get no free sample either. Not worth the bother.

    Best bet for you is don't fall for this deceptive form of marketing that offers something that is anything but free. Its' all just a scam to get you buying unproven product.

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

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Vskin Active

    I used the product as stated for 3 months and absolutely no results! This is the 3rd month in a row that I called to CANCEL my "subscription" and it keeps coming. I went off today and they had the nerve to offer 50% off for future shipments. Are you kidding me? I wouldn't pay 50 cents for this product. A supervisor was not available all three times I asked - big shock. They would not cancel my order and took no responsibility for the 3 months of charges and useless shipments they continued since the first time I canceled. I've never had an experience like this with any company and am at a loss. I don't want to CANCEL my card because legitimate withdrawals are ongoing with my other bills. Any suggestions?

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

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