About Beverly Hills MD Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System
Formulated and tested by cosmetic surgeons, the Beverly Hills MD Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System promises to powerfully—yet gently—remove dead skin cells, improve firmness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
As a result, we’re told you can expect a fresher, brighter complexion and a more youthful look and feel, without having to worry about flaking or irritation.
Resurface + Restore accomplishes this using two products: Multi-Acid Peel Pads and a Vitamin Infused Peptide Mix that are formulated for use on all skin types and will leave it feeling soft, stimulated, and firm.
In short, if you’re looking for a middle ground between harsh in-office treatments and cheap products that can cause damage, Beverly Hills MD claims their Youth Revealing System will deliver.
But before you hand over your hard-earned money, you want to know if this Youth Revealing System really can put you on the path to the “most youthful, radiant skin you’ve had in years,” or if it’s just an overhyped product. Here, we’ll help you find some answers.
The Basics of Aging
While many important compounds are needed to sustain human life, there is perhaps none more essential than protein. Every cell in our body contains it, it helps manufacture hormones and other chemicals, and it builds and repairs tissue—including muscle, bone, cartilage, and skin.
Now, the most abundant proteins in skin are collagen and elastin; collagen maintains firmness and elastin provides elasticity.
When we’re young, both of these proteins are abundant. After the age of 20, however, our body produces increasingly less, leading to skin that is thinner and more fragile over time.
Combined with other factors, like diminished oil and sweat gland function, sun exposure, environmental pollution, and negative lifestyle habits (smoking, excessive alcohol consumption), this protein loss can cause deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dark spots.
According to Beverly Hills MD, though, their two-part Youth Revealing System claims to help you fight back against this unavoidable process.
What kinds of results might you expect? Let’s find out what ingredients you’ll be adding to your skin.
How Effective Are Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System's Ingredients?
Resurfacing Facial Pads
BHMD’s Resurfacing Facial Pads contain two different complexes:
- AHA Complex: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Phytic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Hibiscus Acid (Pyruvic Acid)
- BHA Complex: Willow Bark Extract and Salicylic Acid
Both AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy acids) are chemical exfoliants; that is, they slough off the keratinocytes on top of the skin to help reveal the fresher-looking skin underneath.
Of these, glycolic acid is the most common, as it features a small molecular structure and the ability to draw moisture to your skin. However, it might be more irritating than other AHAs, especially if you have sensitive skin.
As its name might lead you to believe, the lactic acid (the second most common AHA) in the Youth Revealing System is derived from milk. Another good choice for those with sensitive skin or who are looking to draw moisture to the skin.
According to Dr. Doris Day, phytic acid can be ideal for those with sensitive skin or rosacea, while mandelic acid’s antibacterial and anti-microbial properties might make it an ideal choice for those with acne-prone skin.
Compared to AHAs, BHAs (specifically, salicylic acid) work to clear out pores and prevent acne. This is the same ingredient you’ll find in popular acne wipes like Stridex.
Important note: Since salicylic acid and willow bark (which contains salicin) are anti-inflammatory ingredients similar to aspirin, you’ll want to avoid if you have an aspirin allergy.
Restoring Peptide Milk
Beverly Hills MD tells us that Youth Revealing System’s Restoring Peptide Milk only contains four ingredients:
- Lecinol S-10 (Hydrogenated Lecithin):
- Uplevity (Water, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Caprylyl Glycol)
- Retinol 50 C
- BV-OSC (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)
In general, lecithin is a fatty substance (often derived from soy for use in cosmetics) that works as a moisturizer. And unlike a lot of other ingredients, lecithin can penetrate the skin and help deliver other ingredients into the bloodstream.
Lecinol S-10 is a proprietary version of lecithin manufactured by Nikko Chemicals Company. Other than claiming to reduce skin irritation and help disperse pigment (useful for addressing dark spots), the company doesn’t reference any specific benefits for their hydrogenated version.
Uplevity is another proprietary ingredient (the Youth Revealing System contains several!), this time manufactured by Lipotec. It promises to create functional elastin, support cell cohesion in the skin, increase firmness, and provide a “rejuvenation effect of 9 years,” although we didn’t encounter any clinical evidence supporting these claims during our research.
Once applied to the skin, retinol converts into vitamin A, which can increase cell turnover (similar to the exfoliants we discussed earlier) and hydrate skin, without a lot of irritation. Retinol 50C is a proprietary version owned by BASF.
Finally, BV-OSC (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) is a mild, stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C that’s been shown to boost collagen levels, brighten skin, and repair damage caused by environmental exposure.
How much will you pay for all of these ingredients?
How Much Does the Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System Cost?
Beverly Hills MD’s Youth Revealing System is priced as follows:
- 1-Month Supply: $49
- 2-Month Supply: $86
- 3-Month Supply: $120
All U.S. orders come with free shipping.
Regardless of where you’re ordering from, Resurface + Restore comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. To request one, you’ll need to call customer support at 877-828-5528.
Overall, do Beverly Hills MD’s customers feel like they’re getting their money’s worth?
What Reviews for Other Beverly Hills MD’s Other Products Might Reveal
While the Resurface + Restore System was brand new at the time of our research, Beverly Hills MD manufactures an entire line of popular anti-aging products, including Dark Spot Corrector, Crepe Correcting Body Complex, Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream, Vein Away Correcting Cream, and Dark Circle Corrector.
Some of these came with more customer feedback and higher reputations than others, although BHMD’s lineup seemed to feature mostly positive feedback and four-star ratings from HighYa readers.
Here, compliments tended to reference effective results (reduced signs of aging, improved skin condition), quality ingredients, and good smell and skin feel.
In fact, we tested the Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream ourselves and found that it felt lightweight, was easy to apply, and contained mostly safe, beneficial ingredients. After three weeks of regular use, though, we weren’t sure about the benefits:
Like most anti-aging products from all manufacturers, the most common complaint about BHMD's products seemed related to no results (at least not in line with its cost) and steeper prices that some of the competition.
In most instances, a Beverly Hills MD representative responded directly to these complaints in order to address the underlying issue, so they seem to be focused on customer satisfaction.
From a company perspective, Beverly Hills MD was founded by Drs. Payman Danielpour and John Layke in 2012. They had an A+ Better Business Bureau rating at the time of our research, based on 27 closed complaints (as of 2/4/17).
Most of these seemed related to problems with refunds or autoship programs. Again, the company was responsive in most instances and actively attempted to resolve the situation.
Before founding the company, Payman Danielpour trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. John Layke earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and trained in surgery at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago.
Is the Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System Worth the Price?
While this is a perfectly valid question, the HighYa team is here to help you make informed decisions—not to tell you how to spend your money. After all, whether or not something is ‘worthwhile’ depends on dozens of personal factors, about which we simply can’t know.
Just keep in mind that there are thousands of other AHA- and- BHA-based products out there, many of which line the shelves at local retailers and can be purchased for as little as $12—potentially saving you time and return S&H if you’re not pleased.
Will you get meaningfully better results from BHMD’s two-part Youth Revealing System than these other options? Again, there’s simply no way to know without giving it a try.
Fortunately, based on their feedback here on HighYa and elsewhere online, most of Beverly Hills MD's customers seemed pleased with their results and convinced that the high prices are worthwhile. And if it doesn't work out for you, they seem to stand behind their products with a 60-day refund policy.
Pro tip: Don’t forget to apply toner before applying exfoliants like AHA or BHA, since it can help optimize your skin’s pH, while further removing excess oils and dead skin cells.
Did you find the two-part Resurface + Restore System worth the money, or did you call Beverly Hills MD and request a refund? Give us the details in your review below!
Really lives up to its promise!
This is one of my favorite skin care products. After using it for a month, my skin was visibly smoother, and my makeup went on smoothly. My skin looks far younger than my age, and I receive frequent compliments on it. I have ordered it twice, and I'm about to reorder for the third time.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Changed my skin by 10 years in under a month
It's easy to use and feels fantastic the first time you use, and so you keep using. The best thing is all the positive comments. My skin feels and looks much younger. I have gifted it to many friends and they love it.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
5 out 5 people found this review helpful
I have bee using the Resurface + Restore for three days, and my husband has already noticed a radiant, smooth skin after those three days. I don't know about other people, but I am 66 years old with dark spots, uneven coloring on my face, and that is after using moisturizers for 30 years. I stay out of the sun and have spent money on expensive products, but nothing has worked this good and this fast! I am very pleased, and this is my fourth day.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend