What Is Crepe Erase?

By Lydia Noyes
HighYa Staff
Updated on: Apr 10, 2019

As the self-proclaimed “#1 body treatment system for dry, crepey skin,” Crepe Erase promises to keep you looking younger by targeting the thinning skin on your face, arms, and chest and re-plumping it to give you a more youthful glow.

Crepe Erase is endorsed by actresses Jane Seymour and Courtney Thorne Smith, and it claims to rely on a revolutionary two-step anti-aging system that works after the first treatment. But will Crepe Erase really improve your appearance or are you better choosing a different approach to keep your skin looking its best? This article will help you decide.

First, let’s talk about the causes of crepey skin in the first place.

What Causes Crepey Skin?

Aging is inevitable, and it can take a toll on your skin. Due to sun damage and diminishing amounts of elastin and collagen, it’s natural for your skin to start becoming thinner and lose its ability to retain moisture as you get older.

This creates the right conditions for developing a crepey appearance, and dry, scaly skin that doesn’t bounce back to shape like it used to.

In the words of esthetician Allison Tray from Tres Belle Spa, “most of us begin to see crepey skin as we age due to loss of collagen and elasticity. Dryness can also play a factor, as well as weight loss.”

While crepey skin can appear anywhere on the body, it tends to form in the places where the skin is naturally thinner and most exposed to the sun, like the hands, arms, chest, and face. This process can start as early as your mid-30s, but it’s usually most pronounced by around 45.

There’s not much you can do to prevent crepey skin altogether, but can skincare products like Crepe Erase restore your skin? Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics thinks so.

“Any skincare products that increase your collagen production are likely to improve crepey skin. Skincare products that include vitamin A or E, as well as those rich in fats like omega-6 stimulate collagen production and regenerate skin,” she said. “Additionally, skincare products that promise to reduce crepey skin should also include antioxidants to fight free radicals and renew the skin.”

How Does Crepe Erase Promise to Work?

According to the product website, Crepe Erase promises to restore your aging skin through a product range that acts as gentle exfoliators and “super hydrators” filled with antioxidants from natural ingredients like apple, dill, and sage that drench the skin to boost its moisture content.

The company claims that their internal evaluation of 54 participants showed that 80% of women saw an immediate reduction in the look of their crepey skin after just one use. This matches what we learned from Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles.

“Topicals can help plump the appearance of the skin, strengthen the skin barrier and encourage new collagen growth. Use these regularly to notice improvement in about three months,” she told us. “Applying topical antioxidants in the morning can help prevent oxidative UV damage before it happens. Applying it at night can help undo it before it creates permanent collagen breakdown. This helps maintain skin firmness.”

Depending on the Crepe Erase package deal you order (more on that next), the company offers a range of skincare products designed for both day and night use, which Shainhouse tells us can help stave off crepey skin in the long run.

What Products Are Available from Crepe Erase?

At the time of writing, we found that Crepe Erase offered six products that are available in different combinations depending on what package deal you order. They are the following:

Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment

This gentle exfoliator is designed for daily use and preps your skin for the Advanced Body Repair Treatment. With consistent use, the company states that you will “uncover visibly smoother, softer skin from the neck down.”

To use, you’ll need to apply the cream to wettened crepey skin, and massage with gentle circular motions for several minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Top-five ingredients: Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, hydrogenated castor oil, comaidopropyl betaine, glycerin, propanediol.

Advanced Body Repair Treatment

Containing Crepe Erase’s proprietary TruFirm® Complex and 9 Super Hydrators™, this fast-absorbing formula is designed to improve the tone, texture, and elasticity of your skin to give you a more youthful appearance on your arm, knees, chest, and neck. After exfoliating your skin, you can apply the treatment to the problem area in gentle circular motions until it is absorbed.

Top-five ingredients: Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, stearic acid, hydroxystearic/linolenic/oleic polyglycerides, dimethicone, glycerin.

Anti-Aging Hand Repair Treatment

Specifically formulated for your hands because they tend to be one of the first places to show signs of aging, this cream is meant to be applied liberally and used as needed to keep your hands feeling healthy and hydrated.

Top-five ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride, coco-caprylate/caprate, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, squalane.

Overnight Facial Plumping Treatment

Designed to boost your skin as you sleep, this plumping treatment will purportedly smooth wrinkles and restore elasticity to help you wake up with a fresher looking face. You’ll apply a thin layer to your face and neck each night for an effect that builds over time.

Top-five ingredients: Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, hydroxystearic/linolenic/oleic polyglycerides, dimethicone, glycerin, palmitic acid.

Flaw Fix Eye Cream

If you can’t get a good night’s sleep, this eye cream is designed to fake it by absorbing into the skin around your eyes to soothe puffiness and reduce fine lines so that you look awake and refreshed. You can apply the cream mornings and evenings for the best results.

Top-five ingredients: adipic acid/neopentyl glycol crosspolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, cetyl alcohol.

4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules

Offered as a free bonus purchase, this serum contains a concentrated formula meant to reduce the signs of fine lines from your face. The company states that you’ll get the best results from using one capsule a day. To use, twist a capsule open and gently apply the serum where your face needs the nourishment.

Top-five ingredients: isododecane, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, dimethicone crosspolymer, phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate.

Are Crepe Erase Ingredients Safe and Effective?

Because its standard practice to sort ingredients list by greatest concentration, we chose to look at just the Top-five ingredients in every Crepe Erase product to see whether they stood out to us. To aid the research process, we looked at each of these ingredients in the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Cosmetics Database. Here are the results that stood out to us.

Generally, these ingredients fall under the categories of skin conditioning agents, cleansing agents, solvents, binding agents, and fragrance ingredients.

This makes sense, as these kinds of ingredients are standard in many skincare products. But are there any you should be aware of? Two caught our attention—dimethicone and cyclopentasiloxane—for having potentially troubling side effects.

According to WebMD, dimethicone can typically be used topically without side effects, though some people experience burning, stinging and redness from using it.

Cyclopentasiloxane is also a substance to be aware of, Truth in Aging reports it can cause mild skin and eye irritation and potentially impact marine life when released into the water system.

How Much Does Crepe Erase Cost?

At the time of writing, Crepe Erase products were available for purchase from the company website into two bundles

The first includes all the products listed above—the 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules are considered a free bonus—for $59.95 and free shipping. It’s also possible to get just the Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment and Advanced Body Repair Treatment (with the free Eye Renewal Capsules) for $39.95 and free shipping.

Crucially, either of these purchases will automatically enroll you in a subscription program. This means that after one month and then every three months after you will be sent new product and auto-charged the full purchase price (either $59.95 or $39.95) plus $3.99 for shipping and handling. The only way to opt out of this program is to contact customer service at (888)708-2042.

We advise you to be cautious when signing up for your first order. In our professional experience, auto-ship programs are often more about roping you into recurring charges than they are about providing any kind of convenience, so we’d recommend proceeding with caution.

Saying that, the company terms and conditions state all Crepe Erase products are covered by a 60-day, money-back guarantee (minus shipping and handling) so you can request a refund for any product you aren’t happy with.

What Do Customers Think of Crepe Erase?

Crepe Erase customers don’t always have a positive experience with the product line. After 140 reviews on our site, the company averaged just under two stars.

The most common complaints we noticed were that the products didn’t work as advertised and that customers struggled to cancel their memberships and continued to be billed for and receive products that they didn’t want.

Many people reported that they didn’t like having to pay return shipping fees for products they didn’t know they were going to receive, and that customer service seemed to make the cancellation process as hard as possible.

We also looked through some reviews for the individual Crepe Erase products on Amazon, and these tended to be more positive. Many people still reported that they thought the Treatments were too expensive for the results they experienced, but some did state that they saw noticeable improvements in their skin’s texture and appearance.

Our Bottom Line: Should You Try Crepe Erase?

Aging isn’t always an easy reality to accept, so it makes sense that you might be looking for ways to stave off the signs of crepey skin. Will Crepe Erase help restore the youth you’ve lost? To be honest, this line of skincare products will have to work hard to live up to its promises.

While the experts we spoke with told us that skincare products could make a significant short-term difference in your skin’s appearance, a moisturizing cream can’t do enough to restore the hydration that it loses over time.

Topicals like Crepe Erase can temporarily plump up the of the skin and even boost collagen production, but the customer reviews for Crepe Erase show us that the overall effect is often subtle or even unnoticeable.

We’ve written about this before – creams can help crepey skin, but they don’t match the effects of a medical procedure. If you choose to go that route instead, Shainhouse suggests microneedling (Dermapen), radiofrequency, ultrasound or laser treatments.

However, the best way to avoid crepey skin is to prevent it in the first place. Stay moisturized, keep out of the sun if you aren’t wearing SPF, and follow a healthy diet. These lifestyle choices can help you keep your skin at its best for as long as possible.

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Average Consumer Rating: 1.8
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Bottom Line: 20% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    A scam

    • Pocono Lake, PA,
    • May 27, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I should have read reviews before I called; I didn't. I ordered at about noon on a Saturday - did not want anything other than the trial offer. I checked my bank account at about 6 pm on Saturday, and noticed TWO charges of $42.35 and called and talked to yet another representative. She couldn't bring my account up (AMAZING) since I was able to bring up my bank charges. She suggested I call the following day at any time so we could fix the issue. Oh BTW, her excuse for the second charge on my credit card was to assure my bank would honor the FIRST charge.

    I called today, and lo and behold there was yet a THIRD charge for $42.35. I have since printed out a screenshot of my bank statement - which I am taking to my bank tomorrow to cancel ALL charges from Crepe Erase.

    OK, so today's person told me that my shipment had already been sent, but following the script that these people follow, the reason for the added charges, was to confirm that my bank will honor the FIRST charge. Then changed her story to ask me to send a copy of these charges to them so that they could investigate!

    I told her I wanted ALL shipments stopped - and that I found it unbelievable that it had already been shipped since I complained the same day. I then asked to talk to a supervisor - and imagine my surprise when the supervisor was on another call with another client!

    I was told today that I couldn't cancel further shipments until I returned the first. And that the 2 other charges would be dropped, and I would only have to pay the first! After reading the above reviews, I can probably now expect to have to return the product at my own cost, and receive and reduced 60-day return free policy to include their fees (for screwing my order up in the first place).

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Won't refund or deliver lost product

    • Mission Viejo, CA,
    • May 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I did not find the product to live up to its advertising. I have much better moisturizers. They claim I had ordered a subscription, so I canceled it. I moved, and the last produce shipment was refused and returned, but they continue to dun me with bills for $140.98. I have even offered to pay the bill if they actually deliver the product I don't want, but they refuse. I do not trust them to actually deliver the product if I pay for it sight unseen. I am going to have my lawyer send them a "stop dunning me letter" and copy the Better Business Bureau and the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Not what I was hoping for

    • Rising Sun, MD,
    • May 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was excited at first...arms and hands looked good, but it is something that has to be constant!

    If you miss for any reason, even one night, the crepe is back. If your hands are in water...more crepe. For the price it doesn't really make a big difference...it's ok for a hand cream but there's a lot of cheaper hand creams. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

    NO MIRACLES HERE.

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

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  • 16 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money!

    • Adelaide, South Australia,
    • Mar 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I recently purchased both the cream and lip booster products at a cost of around AUD $150.

    I found that both products are simply moisturizing products, which make grandiose claims and promises.

    A semi-decent moisturizer and lip balm will bring similar results...if not better, for a fraction of the cost.

    I would caution people against purchasing this product.

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

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  • 60 out 61 people found this review helpful

    Do not order trial size offer

    • Wisconsin,
    • Feb 9, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I only ordered the trial size to try the items. I did not like the products and did not order again, but another box came in the mail. I contacted the company and they said they canceled all future shipments. I continued to get shipments and I disputed with my credit card who said after investigation I signed up for a membership. I tried to cancel with the company again and I keep getting boxes. I have returned boxes and not gotten a refund. If their product really worked they would not have to continue doing these types of scams to make their money!

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

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  • 51 out 51 people found this review helpful

    Totally scam

    • Massachusetts,
    • Jan 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    The way they are doing business is low class.

    When I ordered intro size products, they will automatically send you products and charge your credit card every month, which I didn't sign up their membership.

    Even though I returned the products and canceled membership, I still didn't get fully refunded -they deducted their fees, which I haven't ordered, and also I need to pay a shipping fee to ship it back.

    I think them doing business like this so sneaky.

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

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  • 39 out 47 people found this review helpful

    Watch out for "automatic" shipments

    • Wilmington, OH,
    • Nov 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I initially DID NOT know there would be three shipments in total when you sign up for the initial package, but there is. AND if you want to STOP future shipments (for any reason), you have to call them right back AFTER you receive the third shipment and tell them NO future shipments. For some DUMB reason, they CANNOT record that on your computer screen. I spent 15-20 minutes online trying to explain, NO further shipments after the third shipment, BUT, I was told that I HAD to call them back and tell them this after receipt of the third shipment receipt...BROTHER! It sounds like perhaps they are gearing up for FUTURE automatic shipments?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 55 out 57 people found this review helpful

    Club

    • Scottsdale, AZ,
    • Nov 13, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Crepe Erase is just an ordinary moisturizer. It being in your bathroom just reminds you to use it.

    Even if you check "I don't want to be in the club," they put you in the club. Their product is overpriced, and you pay forever. When they sneak the product to you, they don't even ask what products you want. I should have just sent it back.

    Just send it back if they send you more! Don't pay into this scam forever.

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

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  • 50 out 50 people found this review helpful

    Didn't work

    • Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ,
    • Oct 24, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was really hopeful that Crepe Erase would work. But it did not. As a matter of fact, the more I used it on my arms, the worse they looked!

    I am really disappointed, especially since this product is a little pricey.

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

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  • 67 out 68 people found this review helpful

    Highly disappointed

    • Missouri,
    • Oct 9, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am disgusted how low people will go to pad their own pockets.

    They pretend to be holier than thou, which is worse to me than a person than that robs a store, etc., but goes to jail for it.

    I have used it for two months, absolutely zero results. I would have better results putting Vaseline on myself, and it's cheaper. Ladies, don't let these crooks fool you.

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

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  • 61 out 61 people found this review helpful

    Snake oil

    • McKeesport, PA,
    • Sep 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have hand creams that cost $0.99 that work better than this stuff.

    No secret ingredient, just average skin lotion/cream ingredients. Cocoa butter cream works way better. Actually, I think it accentuated my crepe skin on my hands and arms (hat’s why I purchased it, for the damaged skin on hands and arms due to many years biking and not using sunscreen on my arms).

    I sent the used product back within 60 days. Supposedly I will be reimbursed. I’m not holding my breath because I don’t trust this company. Also, if you decide to try it, they will sign you up for auto shipments, so buyer beware. My service rep was very hard to understand. I think that is on purpose, so you don’t know what you are signing up for, but that is only an opinion.

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

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