About Wrinkle Rewind
Wrinkle Rewind claims to be an intensive recovery anti-aging cream that can diminish wrinkles, provide dramatic skin repair, smooth skin, maintain suppleness and elasticity, and counter the aging effect of stress. In fact, Wrinkle Rewind is claimed to be so effective that it can help you look up to 10 years younger; almost like a mini facelift.
In order to accomplish this, Wrinkle Rewind claims to feature a patented, specially blended formula that can reverse the aging process at the cellular level over 3 steps:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
- Apply Wrinkle Rewind to your face and neck.
- Experience “instant, incredible” results.
If you were to base your purchasing decision on this information alone, it might seem like a no-brainer, right? But how well do the claims made by Wrinkle Rewind stand up to scrutiny? Keep reading to find out.
The Prevalence of Trial-Based Anti-Aging Products
Before digging into Wrinkle Rewind’s claims, it’s important to point out that dozens of similar anti-aging products have appeared on the market lately, including Rejuval Skin, BeauDerma, and Celloplex.
All of these products are sold only through trials (more about this in the Pricing section), and nearly all of them make the same claims. In fact, if you compare these sites with Wrinkle Rewind’s, you’ll notice that they use the same wording, images, and overall layout. You could even replace the product name at the top of each of these websites, and you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference between them.
Overall, this leads us to believes that either they’re all copying each other’s designs, or they’re made by the same company.
Is Wrinkle Rewind or Its Ingredients Clinically Proven?
According to Wrinkle Rewind’s website, their anti-aging cream results in an 84% decrease in wrinkles and lines, a 95% increase in collagen production, and a 73% decrease in the appearance of dark circles. However, they provide no evidence to back up these claims, or outline how they were determined (e.g. through a double-blind clinical trial, or simply through a user survey).
Because of this, along with our extensive experience reviewing trial-based anti-aging products, it’s our opinion that these statistics are not based on fact.
How did Wrinkle Rewind obtain these numbers? Are they even based on fact?
On top of this, other than claiming to contain “face-firming peptides,” there isn’t any information provided about the ingredients contained in Wrinkle Rewind.
With this said, a peptide is simply a “naturally occurring biological molecule.” As such, without any additional information, this tells us almost nothing.
Wrinkle Rewind’s Advertising Tactics
In addition to not providing any references to back up their claims and not providing an ingredients list, Wrinkle Rewind’s manufacturer engages in some less-than-stellar marketing tactics.
This includes using the same before and after pictures that don’t represent real results, and claiming that Hollywood stars are using Wrinkle Rewind.
This almost certainly isn’t the kind of results you can expect with Wrinkle Rewind.
However, these before and after pictures are clearly the same image, with the second digitally altered to give the appearance of anti-aging benefits. In addition, there is no third-party confirmation online showing that Wrinkle Rewind is used or endorsed by any Hollywood celebrities.
What Are Online Customers Saying About Wrinkle Rewind?
Based on 69 Amazon.com customer reviews for Wrinkle Rewind, 36 rated the product as 1 star, giving it an average rating of 2.5 stars.
Of these, by far the most common complaints related to problems with their free trial and/or failure to work.
Wrinkle Rewind & Affiliates
Outside of Amazon, if you type “Wrinkle Rewind reviews” into your favorite search engine, you’ll encounter dozens of affiliate websites that are set up to look like legitimate customer reviews, but which are actually fake. In other words, these sites are intended to make it seem like you’re reading about a real customer’s experience, when they’re actually just full of marketing hype.
Wrinkle Rewind & the Better Business Bureau
Wrinkle Rewind is manufactured by Beauty & Truth based out of Troy, MI, who also offers several other anti-aging and beauty products in addition to Wrinkle Rewind.
The company holds an F rating with the Better Business Bureau based on more than 80 closed complaints (as of 2/21/15), 22 of which the company failed to respond to. According to the BBB website:
“BBB conducted an investigation on Beauty and Truth, determining that three to five weeks later, consumers who opted to try the "free" product began receiving charges in a variety of different amounts, ranging from $29.00 to over $80.00 per month on the credit card they used to pay the shipping fees on the "free" order. Each consumer who contacted BBB or filed a BBB complaint, maintained that they were never informed and/or never chose to enroll in a monthly plan. It would appear that whatever "free" sample offer a person selected, they are subsequently charged the full price of the item the following month, and each month thereafter.”
The Better Business Bureau also sent correspondence to Beauty & Truth looking for additional insight into their business practices, but never received a response. Since that time, it was also noted that Beauty & Truth has “stopped responding to consumer complaints forwarded to them by BBB.”
Wrinkle Rewind Pricing & Refund Policy
Wrinkle Rewind is only available through a 14-day trial for $3.95, which begins on the date you order is placed.
After your trial has expired, you’ll be billed $88.49 for the full price of the product you originally received. At this same time, you’ll also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program, which means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of Wrinkle Rewind once every 30 days, and will be charged $88.49 each time.
Important note: Based on our experience with free trials and autoship programs, it’s our opinion that they’re primarily intended to ensure you’re charged full price, while locking you into monthly recurring charges. Because of this, we generally recommend steering clear of products sold through these methods.
Outside of the trial, Wrinkle Rewind is claimed to come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. However, the product must be unopened and unused in order to qualify.
In order to request a refund or to cancel your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 866-710-5109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Wrinkle Rewind Help You Look 10 Years Younger?
Chopping to the point: Considering that Wrinkle Rewind:
- Has no clinical evidence showing it works,
- Provides no information about the ingredients it contains,
- Uses some less-than-stellar marketing tactics, and
- Is only sold through a free trial and a subsequent autoship program,
…it’s our opinion that, at best, Wrinkle Rewind won’t provide results in line with its high price, and at worst, is a scam.
4 out 4 people found this review helpful
It's Eye Rewind Highhanded Marketing - Buyer Beware
This is high-handed marketing at its worst. They send you the sample and then charge your credit card $92 if you don't call and cancel before their 15-day "trial period" (which is only available if you click on the "terms and conditions" at the bottom of the page). Additionally, I was disappointed with the cream, no noticeable difference after two weeks. Don't get sucked into this, you'll be sorry.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
9 out 9 people found this review helpful
I should have known this would be a business with really bad business practices. First, the product has done nothing for me. Second, I scoured the text prior to ordering the trial offer of $3.95 and there was nowhere where it said I would be charged $88.49 after 14 days and put on an automatic reordering system. Nowhere! I did not agree to that at all, yet sure enough, my account was charged at 14 days. Dealing with my credit card company now. Just ugh.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
1 out 3 people found this review helpful
Product is 2 1/2 star, but the company was great.
I ordered the two products. It was late arriving a few days and they charged my bank anyway. My 14 day trial was only 9 days. I called the company and expected trouble. They were very understanding and polite. They gave me a RMA number and immediately refunded half of the money. I returned the bottles EMPTY. Not a problem. I got the remainder of my refund as promised, very quickly. If these gals sell a product that I want, I would not hesitate to do business with them again. I think if you call them with a bad attitude, you will inspire a bad attitude from them. Just be yourself and expect everything to go well, and it usually will.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend