About Meaningful Beauty

Meaningful Beauty is a line of anti-aging facial skin care products that promises its secret antioxidants, derived from a rare melon, will deliver Cindy Crawford's glowing complexion to users in just four short weeks. In fact, Meaningful Beauty was created by Dr. Sebagh, Cindy’s French dermatologist, after he’d gained notoriety for the treatments that she credited for her gorgeous skin.

About a decade ago when the American supermodel teamed up with her doctor to make a serum promising secret ingredients that could slow down the signs of aging, ladies perked up with interest. The duo wanted to create a product line based on the treatments Sebagh was famous for using, and designed Meaningful Beauty to be a quality skincare regimen, which could effectively help women feel beautiful on any budget.

The Meaningful Beauty Promise

The Meaningful Beauty product line promises to help your skin look younger, both now and in the future by:

  • Helping to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Adding radiance and brightening your complexion
  • Preserving your skin's existing youthful vibrancy
  • Protecting your skin from environmental aggression and free radical damage

Meaningful Beauty’s promises touch on everything a woman wants to improve about their skin as we age. Additionally, the site claims that if their products are used as directed, results will be visible in as little as four weeks.

But is there any evidence to support these claims and show that Meaningful Beauty products are worth the price? Consider the following:

The Magical Melon in Meaningful Beauty

The makers of Meaningful Beauty claim the key to their products’ restorative abilities is a proprietary ingredient named superoxide dismutase, or SOD.

Not dirt, but close. They claim SOD is a super-antioxidant cultivated from rare melons grown only in remote areas of Southern France. Meaningful Beauty’s site goes on to claim SOD is ”one of the most powerful antioxidants known to science.”

An internet search for “Southern France Melon” however, revealed the not-so-rare Charentais melon, or the French cantaloupe, to be a source of SOD. In an article separate from their site, Dr. Sebagh claimed this rare French melon attracted attention because it stays fresher and firmer longer than other varieties.

The site goes on to say that superoxide dismutase packs an extra powerful punch because it contains a “first generation antioxidant which preliminary studies suggest prevents the formation of new free radical species.”

Other Ingredients

Meaningful Beauty isn’t all SOD, however, and the other ingredients raised some concern, as they aren’t listed anywhere on the site.

There was a brief Meaningful Beauty scare that still resonates in some reviews, where consumers spoke out about the ingredient Cyclopentasiloxane as a possible “cancer causing agent”. Cyclopentasiloxane is a lightweight, silky silicone compound that is widely used as an emollient and conditioner in skin and hair products. While it has been known to cause cancer in female rats, there is no evidence that the chemical compound carries the same risk to humans, and the rumor has since been refuted both in Amazon reviews and blog posts.

What You Get

For $39.95 plus shipping and handling, you can purchase a 30 day kit, which includes a five piece system and three bonus gifts. The package includes:

  • Crème de Sérum
  • Skin Softening Cleanser
  • Antioxidant Day Crème
  • Brightening Décolleté/Neck Treatment
  • Lifting Eye Crème – Advanced Formula
  • Travel Size Glowing Serum
  • Cleansing Spinning Brush
  • Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules - Advanced Formula

For those interested in making a bigger investment, for $149.85, you can purchase a 90-day supply of Meaningful Beauty, which includes an additional two products:

  • Glowing Serum
  • Eye Enhancing Serum

What If You Don’t Like It?

Unlike other infomercial products, Meaningful Beauty does address its return promise right off the bat. In short, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your Meaningful Beauty products, containers can be returned within 60 days of receipt, and a full refund of the purchase price (minus shipping and handling) will be issued, even if the bottles are empty.

Our Meaningful Beauty 2 Month Test

We tested the Meaningful Beauty kit to see if it delivers on its promises:

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How Are Consumers Reviewing Meaningful Beauty?

Meaningful Beauty has been around for nearly a decade, so there are quite a bit of reviews to pull from. We searched through YouTube and Amazon reviews and found that, while opinions on Meaningful Beauty varied as widely as the reviewer’s skin types, there were a few consistencies in these reviews that are worth noting:

  1. Skin Softening Cleanser - Multiple Meaningful Beauty reviews stated that they were surprised by the consistency of this product. It’s a creamy liquid that doesn’t foam as most cleansers do, which made some users feel like it didn’t remove makeup as efficiently. Those who used the product for longer periods stated it was non-irritating and helped make their skin feel softer.
  2. Brightening Décolleté/Neck Treatment - Some users delighted in the luxury of having a separate neck cream, while others complained about the extra step. It appears that the product is rather thick and sticky and takes some extra time to sink in.
  3. Lifting Eye Crème - Comments say that while this product feels nice, is non-irritating, and absorbs quickly, it makes a little-to-no noticeable difference in eye skin for those who consider their eyes a “problem area”.
  4. Antioxidant Day Crème & Crème de Sérum - Meant to be used during day and night, respectively, these two moisturizing products are the heart of the Meaningful Beauty product line. They are reported to make skin feel silky, which may be the result of a silicone additive, which caused such concern in Amazon reviews. Those users with dry skin reported being pleased with these moisturizing products, while the reviews from those with normal or combination skin reported moderate to heavy breakouts after extended use.

One last note regarding the reviews: There are enough comments to raise a red flag about consumers experiencing difficulty when attempting to stop their automatic monthly charges, either due to:

  • Being charged for the 3-month supply when they’d only ordered the smaller package,
  • Having negative experiences with customer service, or
  • Not receiving their packages at all.

These reviews may be worth noting if you're considering purchasing Meaningful Beauty products.

Bottom Line: How Meaningful Is Meaningful Beauty?

Meaningful Beauty attempts to address one concern many women have in common: How to proactively fight the visible signs of aging skin. Beyond that, their line doesn’t seem to address individual skin types, product preferences or even allergies. On our personal opinion, for that reason alone, it seems Meaningful Beauty’s promise is a little less potent.

If you have dry skin and sensitivity to harsher chemical ingredients, such as retinoids like this YouTube reviewer, Meaningful Beauty products appear to prove to be a luxurious addition to your daily routine. It’s thick, rich creams and serums seem designed to create a feeling of beauty; as much during application as after prolonged used.

However, if your skin has ever been prone to breakouts like this user, the softening ingredients in Meaningful Beauty may cause clogged pores and irritation.

Meaningful Beauty products seem to please those users who delight in the ritual and process of skin cream application, but the general consensus among Amazon reviews is that those “rare melon” enzymes don’t seem potent enough to provide results consistent with their claims. Additionally, in our opinion, those looking for a noticeable difference in their current skin texture, and not just promises of prevention, are likely better off consulting a dermatologist for individualized recommendations and care.

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14 Consumer Reviews for Meaningful Beauty

Average Consumer Rating: 1.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 0 3 star: 1 2 star: 0 1 star:  12
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Dishonest and deceitful

    I ordered the product under the impression that I would be ordering it this ONE time and paying once. A month later over $54 was unexpectedly taken out of my account. I never authorized this charge nor did I order anything additionally but got charged. I called customer service and spent over an hour arguing with them to get a refund. They told me the product had already been shipped and I was not satisfied with this and feel like I was ripped off.

    The product in and of itself was sub-par at best, but because of the way money was deceitfully taken out of my account, I won't use this product again and have canceled the account.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Regretfully my experience was with the majority

    • Pasadena, CA,
    • Dec 7, 2017
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    Well, I was hoping to start off saying that it has been 5 weeks and I look like Cindy. Alas, not only is that untrue, I am upset as the only thing I look like is a teenager with my first breakout, which I NEVER had in, well, never have I had a broken out face, and even worse, chest! Now I have to go through what y’all have stated to be a painful process; returns through customer service. I usually read reviews and when I don’t, look what happens.

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

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  • 32 out 33 people found this review helpful

    Impossible to cancel

    The product does not live up to its claims, and it is impossible to get them to stop billing me. Each time I call they guarantee they will cancel my subscription and when I asked for an email of confirmation I never received one. I tried working with my credit card company, but it appears Meaningful Beauty is on a runaway train and have no regard for the consumer. Shame on you Cindy Crawford.

    I ordered and canceled all makeup and beauty vitamins. They keep assuring me over the phone that nothing else would be sent yet it is continual. This is like a runaway train.

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

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  • 28 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Not impressed.

    • Texas,
    • Oct 10, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I would not recommend this. After six weeks I see no difference in my fine lines or under eye puffiness. I was very disappointed. My second shipment never came. I canceled my subscription.

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

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  • 52 out 53 people found this review helpful

    I was very unsatisfied with the product and trying to cancel

    I ordered the package deal, but it made my skin break out. I called and cancelled by three weeks, but they still took out a payment for the next month and sent the product. I had the cancellation email they sent me. I complained, then the next month they took out the payment and sent no product. I am trying to talk to someone and getting anywhere is useless. I had to cancel my charge card to get them to stop charging me.

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

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    • Jul 29, 2017

      Jeanne

      Hi Theresa.

      I had problems with cancellation as well. A payment was taken after I canceled. I'm calling them to get a return label so I can return products and get a refund.

      If you find that they are giving you the runaround, just ask to speak to a supervisor and let them know that you're going to write a letter to the attorney general regarding this matter. That usually works in your favor.

      Don't pay to return the product. They'll send the return label to you and they'll give you a number to put on the box to make sure you're payment will be credited to you.

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  • 45 out 46 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed, Unhappy with Company

    This product, first of all, was not good at all. The facial cleansing stuff was so thin and didn't work to take off makeup or make your face feel clean at all.

    After a few days of using it, I developed acne on my neck and face. Also, this company is such a scam. They will automatically send you packages after a certain amount of time and the one they automatically sent me was $131!

    I was so frustrated. I never even wanted more of their terrible stuff. I called customer service and sent it back without opening and they did reimburse me for the majority of it. My recommendation is to NEVER buy from this company. It is such a scam.

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

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  • 46 out 48 people found this review helpful

    Order with caution

    • Washington,
    • Jul 13, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered the Meaningful Beauty line, after watching and infomercial and the endorsement of Cindy Crawford. After using the products for only days, my entire eyelids swelled, my face became puffy and red; I looked horrible. I couldn't go to work and had to go to my physician, who said I was clearly having an allergic reaction to something in these products.

    Stay clear and use caution with these products. Your skin is very delicate, and we have no idea what we are applying to our skin. After calling the company, they did issue a refund.

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

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  • 54 out 56 people found this review helpful

    Ripped off

    I bought a set for my mom for Mother's Day. I thought it was a one-time purchase for $55 since it said nothing otherwise. Next month comes and I am charged another $55 for the same set.

    I called and asked if it was a monthly subscription and if I could cancel. They told me to keep it or return the second box for the refund. I'm my head I figured I already paid for it, might as well keep it. Three month comes, and I get another $55 charge from them. I called to see why my canceled subscription was charging me another amount. It turns out that second box alone was $165, and was sent to be paid in three payment. No one told me when I asked to cancel the subscription. I got tricked at the end, and I hope no one gets sucked in.

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

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  • 21 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Very happy using Meaningful Beauty products

    • Fair Lawn, New Jersey,
    • Jun 8, 2017
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    I've been using Meaningful Beauty products for 4-5 years. I'm now 66 years old, and most people are surprised when I openly reveal my age and equally surprised at how old I am. It's not all because of my skin care regiment, however, I certainly believe it has been a big help. My dark circles under my eyes have mostly disappeared, my skin looks healthy and I'm still okay with seeing myself in the mirror without makeup.

    Every time Meaningful Beauty comes out with a new product I've been very happy to try it and generally very satisfied.

    I do eat well, my diet consists mostly of protein, veggies, salad, fruit and ice cream. Exercise has been a consistent part of my life, which also helps my skin stay tight.

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

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  • 49 out 56 people found this review helpful

    Peptides

    • Apr 27, 2017
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    You will not notice a difference with wrinkles unless the product has peptides in it. It's still won't give you a dramatic change, but there is a noticeable difference. The only things better are surgical procedures.

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

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  • 82 out 83 people found this review helpful

    Stay clear of this product

    Olay Regenerist and ROC work better, and you don't get caught up in Meaningful Beauty's scandalous auto ship scam.

    I used the products for about six months and see no results. I got better results with Regenerist and ROC. I sent back the last kit and have yet to be refunded. I will be going through my bank to get the charges reversed. Stay clear of this product and their auto ship scam.

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

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