About Ageless Illusion
According to the Ageless Illusion website, this anti-aging cream is designed to improve your skin from underneath. It basically works by pushing winkles up and out, which will restore your skin’s healthy glow and help you “look years younger.”
We’re also told that Ageless Illusion’s scientifically designed formula has been shown to provide a 92% healthier appearance over 28 days, along with an 84% reduction in wrinkle visibility. How?
By reenergizing older skin cells and pushing them to the surface, where they’ll provide you with smoother, healthier skin and a softer appearance. The company even claims that Ageless Illusion is “Hollywood’s best kept secret”!
But you know what? We probably didn’t even need to read through Ageless Illusion’s website to know what the company claims. Why?
Because we’ve encountered these same claims dozens and dozens of times before, and the end result is rarely positive.
But we’re getting ahead of our ourselves. To give you an idea of what we think you’re up against with Ageless Illusion, we’ll start from square one: Why do all these products make the same claims?
So Few Claims for So Many Products
Nouvebelle. Rejuvaessence. Skin Logic Skin Care. Nuvie Skin Care. We could keep going, and going …
The bottom line is that many online-only anti-aging products like Ageless Illusion use very similar (or nearly identical) claims, not to mention the same website templates. The trend has even grown so big that we decided to uncover these practices in Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague.
What’s happening? Well, based on our experience, all of these products are manufactured by the same handful of companies (perhaps even just one company). And once one product gains enough negative customer feedback, they shut down the website, upload another with a new product name and image, and begin the process anew.
But why do products like Ageless Illusion come with such negative customer feedback? To understand, we’ll need to talk about how it’s sold.
Ageless Illusion’s Tricky Sales Process
Like most of the other online-only anti-aging products we’ve reviewed here at HighYa, the only way you can purchase Ageless Illusion is by paying $4.97 to cover S&H.
Sounds like a great deal, right? So what’s the problem?
What you might not realize unless you read through the Terms & Conditions is that 10 days from your order date (it’ll probably take you 5-7 business days just to receive your order), you’ll be charged the full price of $139.97!
As if this wasn’t enough, you’ll then keep receiving a new bottle of Ageless Illusion once per month, and your card will be charged $139.97 plus $9.97 S&H each time.
Technically, Ageless Illusion comes with a 30-day refund policy. But this only applies to unopened containers and is less S&H charges and a 35% restocking fee.
To cancel your trial, end your recurring shipments, or request a refund, you’ll need to call customer service at 855-511-1053.
As you might imagine, the most common complaint about products like Ageless Illusion is related to their “free” trial and autoship program.
But a very close second is failure to work (some have even complained of allergic reactions). And when customers called to get their money back (or cancel a trial or request a refund), they were often met with purposely poor customer service intended to frustrate you into submission.
In other words, they’re generally hoping that you’ll give up before ever seeing a cent of your hard-earned money back.
Is this what you can expect from Ageless Illusion? In our opinion, we think it’s all but certain.
What’s up with all this scientific talk, though? Isn’t Ageless Illusion backed by science? That’s certainly what the manufacturer would like you to believe, but the reality is much less revolutionary.
How Effective Are Ageless Illusion’s Ingredients?
Perhaps one of the biggest differences between Ageless Illusion and other template-based anti-aging products is the ingredients list. Whereas these other products mostly featured made up ingredients, we’re told next to nothing about Ageless Illusion’s ingredients—real or otherwise.
However, the footer of Ageless Illusion’s website references two different studies intended to support their claims:
- A 2000 study conducted at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea that found synthetic phytoceramides can reduce cell death.
- A 2005 study conducted at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics showing that sphingolipids and ergosterol might provide better ingredient deliver to yeast cells.
But even if it does, there’s insufficient clinical evidence showing that topical application of these ingredients can reduce the signs of aging in humans. In fact, both of the studies cited above were completed in Petri dishes on non-human, non-skin cells.
Quick question: Given everything we’ve talked about so far, do you think we’d recommend purchasing Ageless Illusion? Keep reading to find out.
Is Ageless Illusion a Good Use of Your Money?
Premature aging is primarily caused by lifestyle choices such as too much time in the sun, smoking, not getting enough exercise or sleep, excessive stress, eating an unhealthy diet, and more. So you can reduce how fast your skin ages by addressing these factors first.
But do we think that Ageless Illusion can heal your existing aged skin or provide any other kinds of anti-aging benefits? Given its close association with other less-than-stellar products, its ultra-high price, and the fact that we’re told nothing about what it contains, we don’t think so.
Instead, we think Ageless Illusion exists solely to get your credit card number, make it as difficult to get your money back as possible and charge you an arm and a leg in the process.