Celleral is an “intensive” anti-aging serum that works at the cellular level to “dramatically” reduce the signs of aging. Your skin will be firmer and smoother, your natural repair processes will be enhanced, and collagen damage will be reduced. How?
By using a patented formula that blends DuPont™ Glypure®, REGU®-AGE and SYN®-COLL. But just what are these ingredients, and will they really provide you with any revolutionary benefits? When it comes down to it, is Celleral a product you can count on? Will it provide a solid value?
Spoiler alert: We don’t think so. But we don’t want you to just take our word for it. So, in this review, we’ll explain exactly why we think Celleral should be avoided.
Are Celleral’s Ingredients Effective For Reducing Signs Of Aging?
Made by chemical giant Dupont, Glypure® is a highly purified form of glycolic acid that’s delivered in a 70% glycolic acid and 30% water solution.
Whether found in Dupont’s formulation elsewhere, glycolic acid is really good at penetrating the skin, where it can help “reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions, including actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.” Which is why it’s a common ingredients found in a wide variety of beauty products.
REGU®-AGE is manufactured by Pentapharm (a company we encounter frequently when reviewing these types of anti-aging products) that’s supposed to reduce dark circles and under eye puffiness, reduce inflammation, and more.
Finally, SYN®-COLL “is a synthetic peptide designed to stimulate the skin's natural mechanism to produce collagen.” As such, it safely and effectively stimulates collagen synthesis, removes wrinkles, and firms skin.
All of this sounds great! What’s the catch? Well, if these products worked exactly as advertised (it’s important to not that Dupont doesn’t actually make any claims about Glypure®), then they’d certainly be revolutionary. But the problem is that none of these companies provide any third-party evidence to back up their claims. Basically, we’re just expected to take their word for it.
It doesn’t stop there, though. Even if it was proven that these ingredients worked exactly as their manufacturers claimed, because we’re not told how much of each Celleral contains, there’s no way to know if there’s enough.
Now, let’s switch gears and talk about other products like Celleral.
What’s Up With Celleral’s Competition?
In our opinion, whenever you read the phrases “better than Botox” and “injection-free solution” on website that’s advertising a product that you’ve never heard of, and that’s only sold online, this best thing to do is walk away. Why do we think this?
These are almost universal claims found on template-based websites, whose sole purpose is to get you to hand over your credit card number. And in return, they’ll be happy to sell you an overpriced, underperforming product. We’ve seen it dozens of times with products like Encante Cream, SkinYouth Enhanced, NuPlenish Skincare, and many more.
Now, Celleral seems to be deviating from the normal templates we’re accustomed to seeing. But is their pricing structure different, too?
How Much Does Celleral Cost?
A lot of these online-only anti-aging products are only sold through a free trial. First, you’ll pay some small fee for S&H, but soon thereafter you’ll usually be billed some outrageous full price.
The good news is that Celleral’s manufacturer doesn’t seem to do this. Instead, the serum is available in the following packages:
- 1 Bottle: $59.95 plus $7.49 S&H
- 2 Bottles w/1 Free Eye Gel: $99.95
- 3 Bottles w/2 Free Eye Gels: $149.95
Here’s where things get interesting though, and is something that we think acts as another red flag. When we checked Celleral’s Terms & Conditions to find out any refund and autoship information, the product wasn’t mentioned anywhere. Instead, the only thing referenced was a nutritional supplement named Metabo Garcinia.
What’s everyone saying about it? The product had an F rating with the Better Business Bureau (as of 1/26/15), with 50 closed complaints. Nearly every one of these referenced the free trials we talked about above, as well as difficulty obtaining refunds.
When is comes to Celleral, let’s tally what we’ve got so far and wrap things up.
Bottom Line: Celleral’s Scorecard
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times: Our goal here at HighYa is never to trash a product. Instead, we’re simply focused on delivering information to you based on 1) our research and 2) our experience, and leaving the ultimate decision up to you. And Celleral is no different.
However, because we have so much experience researching these products, we’ve formed some pretty solid fact-based opinions—and one of them is that online-only anti-aging products like Celleral are not to be messed with. Sure, Celleral could be the single exception to all these other “bad apples,” but is it really worth taking the risk?
You’re busy and you work hard for your money. So, instead of ordering Celleral, we’d recommend speaking with your dermatologist about more tried-and-true methods of helping your skin look younger. In the mean time, be sure to check out The Big Skin Cream Con and A Look At Anti-Aging Creams!
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
This is a scam
Please do not order this, it is a scam. After you order this they charge your account $49.95 and $69.95, which they do not tell you they are going to do. Then they give you a hard time getting your money back. Please don't be stupid like me do not order this crap. This company is a fraud and they steal money from you. I also have other charges on my account and had to end up paying $301 to the bank for overdraft charges because of what they charged on my account.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend