Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Review: A Detailed Look

By Lydia Noyes
HighYa Staff
Updated on: May 26, 2020

The Multi-Action Sculpting Cream from City Beauty is an intensive moisturizing product meant to visibly restore your skin’s elasticity to reduce the effects of aging.

The company claims that this cream’s formula will nourish your skin so that it develops a “taut, springy” feel that visibly reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

City Beauty is a luxury skincare brand based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to helping women look their best as they age with “functional beauty” products that they claim offer more than surface-level skin benefits.

The company is most known for City Lips, a lip-plumping gloss that we’ve highlighted before. Their Multi-Action Sculpting Cream expands the collection by purportedly targeting the underlying causes of thinning, sagging skin to increase toning and tautness.

Will this cream work as described? You’ll have your answer after reading our analysis.

Pros
  • Impressive discounts for purchasing more than one jar at a time
  • Ingredients show little sign of causing adverse reactions
  • Very positive customer reviews
Cons
  • Minimal clinical evidence is available for proprietary ingredients
  • Cheaper products are available
  • Most included ingredients are standard for skincare products

Analysis of Ingredients

The company claims that the sculpting cream can offer benefits to all skin types. To use, scoop a small amount into your hands to warm it up before massaging it where your skin needs the treatment—preferably areas with some sag like your neck, underarms, and under the eyes.

According to the company’s marketing material, the Sculpting Cream works due to three proprietary compounds that it contains: EASYLIANCE™, PROGELINE™, and IDEALIFT™.

Below are the benefits City Beauty claims these compounds add to the cream:

  • EASYLIANCE™: This ingredient is derived from acacia and sunflower, and purportedly gives the skin a tighter appearance within five minutes of use by forming a contouring network on the skin’s surface that reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • PROGELINE™: Promising to decrease your skin’s levels of progerin (a skin-aging protein) by 22%, this peptide ingredient restores your body’s natural repair process. The compound is also claimed to help promote healthy levels of collagen and elastin in your skin.

  • IDEALIFT™: This compound is claimed to stimulate elastin synthesis to improve the structure of your skin so that it holds its shape without sagging.

These ingredients seem to offer promising benefits, but it’s important to note that few (if any) clinical studies are available that look at their effectiveness. This makes it difficult to weigh in on whether they will work as claimed.

Additional ingredients included in this cream are:

  • Butylene glycol
  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • Isononyl isononanoate
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • Acacia Senegal gum
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf extract
  • Camellia sinensis (green tea)
  • Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Zinc gluconate
  • Copper gluconate

These ingredients are frequent additions to skin creams and act as moisturizers, skin conditioning and thickening agents, emollients, solvents, fragrances, and preservatives.

That’s another way to say that there’s little in this product to differentiate it from the other options on the market today. We couldn’t track down any ingredients that offer specific benefits for firming and toning the skin beyond the proprietary ingredients previously mentioned.

In the same way, little stood out to us as potentially dangerous about this product. One exception might be acacia Senegal gum, which has a slight risk of organ system toxicity (but only when ingested).

Likewise, some people have skin sensitivities to phenoxyethanol. One study found that many people reacted poorly to its presence in ultrasound gels. It might be smart to try a small amount of this cream before committing to spreading it over a large area if you tend to react to skincare products.

Pricing and Money-Back Guarantee

The sculpting cream is sold exclusively on City Beauty’s website and costs $67 for a 1.69-oz container. Shipping is included with every order.

You can also sign up for the company’s auto-ship program, which offers significant savings per jar so long as you are willing to commit to a monthly delivery.

For example, one jar per month will cost $44, two are $78 ($39 each), and three are $105 ($35 each). You can stop these shipments at any time by contacting support.

The company offers a 60-day trial for each purchase, meaning that you can request a full refund if you don’t like the changes you see within two months of use.

Get in touch with any further questions by contacting the company through phone (1-800-347-1558) or their email page at support@citybeauty.com.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

There are more than 350 verified reviews for the Multi-Action Sculpting Cream on our site, and they average 4.5 stars with a 94% recommendation rate. That’s an impressive track record; here’s a closer look at what’s the customers are saying:

Common Compliments:

  • Lead to significant reductions in wrinkles around the face
  • Has a refreshing scent, quickly soaked into the skin
  • Leaves skin feeling smoother, more hydrated
  • Helps users feel younger

Common Complaints:

  • Doesn’t lead to much improvement for severe wrinkles
  • Produces similar results to significantly cheaper creams
  • Some shoppers never received their order

Popular Alternatives

For those looking to tone their skin, there are other sculpting cream brands to consider besides City Beauty.

Two popular options are the StriVectin Tightening and Sculpting Face Cream, and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream. Are either better contenders for your face? Let’s look closer.

The StriVectin Cream promises to nourish your skin to visibly plump up your face and improve definition. The product relies on a ‘proprietary NIA-114 technology’, which claims to target problem areas in the skin to deliver results that pack a punch.

The company website states that 97% of users report firmer skin after eight weeks of use, and Amazon reviews show this cream averages 3.9 stars out of five after 75 reviews.

Pricewise, you’ll pay $95 for a 1.7-oz container, or approximately twice as much as you’d pay for a jar of sculpting cream from City Beauty.

Another product worth considering is the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream. Like the other two creams, it promises to penetrate your skin to provide deep hydration that improves elasticity while reducing wrinkles.

This cream contains hyaluronic acid, a common compound in skincare products that’s used to help skin cells maintain their moisture content.

There’s also some evidence that it can repair collagen levels, but most clinical evidence is focused on its use in injections, not topical applications.

You’ll pay less for this product than the others, as it costs $21.63 per 1.7-ounce jar on Amazon, which is approximately one third the price of City Beauty’s cream.

Even so, customer reviews show us that many people are convinced it works, as the cream averages 4.5 stars on Amazon after almost 6,000 reviews.

The Bottom Line

The City Beauty Multi-Action Sculpting Cream comes from a reputable beauty company and claims to erase your wrinkles and add moisture to your skin.

The company bases these claims around the proprietary ingredients within the cream, but there isn’t much clinical evidence available to verify these claims.

Likewise, we couldn’t determine anything specific in the other ingredients that stand out from competing skincare products that might be responsible for these effects.

Even so, customer reviews here at HighYa give a glowing report and shows that the majority of users love the results they get from the cream. That’s good news from a pricing perspective, as the company offers significant discounts if you order numerous jars at a time through a subscription program.

However, the two other sculpting products we looked at had similarly positive reviews, and one (Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream) comes in at one third the price.

If you’re on the fence about trying this cream, we think there’s enough reason to give it a try. So long as you keep the 60-day guarantee in mind, you should be able to get your money back if it’s not right for you.


Customer Reviews

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  • 388 Customer Reviews
  • 94% Recommend This Company
4.5 out of 5
5 star: 62% 4 star: 28% 3 star: 4% 2 star: 1% 1 star: 3%

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  • Better result than Olay Regenerist

    • By Tracy M.,
    • Oregon,
    • Mar 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using for a WEEK. Seven whole days. It is more effective than Olay Regenerist on my neck, and jowls. I have NOTICABLY firmer skin in both areas. I've been using Olay products ever since I started way back in the 80s. This stuff is BETTER, and I don't say that lightly.

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


  • Crepey skin is gone!

    • By Judith M.,
    • Arizona,
    • Mar 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I purchased MASC about a month ago. I have used it every day at least once. Sometimes twice. My jawline has lifted and the crepy skin under my chin is almost gone.

    A funny story: When I first got my MASC I put it on in the car. I used way too much and I could feel it tightening. The next time I put it on I was more aware of the amount I used. I can still feel it tightening when I put it on, but don't feel like my face has anything on it after it's smoothed in and dry. I also notice age spots are getting lighter the more I use it. Yay!

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


  • Works wonders

    • By Siovhan S.,
    • Worcestershire, England,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I am 51 and am now seeing my jawline getting looser. Partly due to me putting on weight, but also due to the effects that age are taking on my face. Gravity is taking effect!

    I use Botox on my forehead, to give me a more open-eyed look and fillers on my face. There is nothing I could do for my developing jowls, however. I saw the Sculpting Cream advertised and hoped this would give me the jawline I'd had whilst younger.

    I have only been using this wonderful cream for 3 days (using morning and evening) and I can definitely see a difference. My jawline is becoming firmer and my face is looking toned and firmer.

    I'm really amazed that, at last, a product that lives up to the advertisement.

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


  • Does what it says

    • By Tracy-Anne G.,
    • Maitland, New South Wales, Australia,
    • Mar 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using this product for exactly two weeks to the day. Over time I am noticing my neck improving. I asked my husband if he can see it and he agrees it is definitely improving. I am excited to continue using to see if it improves more. I do find that as I have extremely dry skin I have to use a moisturizer over the top. I would like to be able to use all the products as I think my skin would look amazing doing so. Thank you for developing such a wonderful product.

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


  • Only used for a few days but I can see a difference.

    • By Joe F.,
    • Tennessee,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I am a man who is starting to have jowls, so I thought I'd try it. Only been using it once a day (I know they say to use it twice a day), but I can tell a difference already. I would highly recommend at least giving it a try. I've used other products that cost considerably more and seen no results.

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


  • Simply amazing

    • By Connie W.,
    • Charlotte, NC,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    This is my first purchase. Stumbled across it via a pop-up ad, and bought it after reading the ingredients because I felt they were very good. I am very picky on the creams I will use on my face and neck because my skin tends to be dry. I simply love the texture of the cream, and the way my skin feels after only a few days - very smooth and well-hydrated. I will definitely keep buying the sculpting cream.

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


  • Excellent results

    • By Caroline L.,
    • Somerset, United Kingdom,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I am very pleased with this product. I have experienced an immediate improvement in my appearance and l intend to keep using this skin care. Thank you for providing it.

    I will certainly recommend it to friends of mine and l am sure they will be pleased with their results.

    I have not found a skin cream so easy to use and perform so well.

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


  • Skeptic at first

    • By Raquel P.,
    • Hollywood, FL,
    • Apr 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I started to use it around two weeks ago. At first I was kind of skeptical if this was not another one to never order again. I was wrong. Even though I think that I should wait a little longer to really see a big difference, I can tell that my skin looks better already. I expect that at the end of one month using it daily it will be a big difference.

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


  • Love this cream!

    • By Lynn S.,
    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Apr 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I love this cream because the minute I put it on my skin feels tighter and stronger and everyday I see an improvement. Yeah, and we all know most products do not deliver what they promise. This I feel certainly does.

    Thank you.

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


  • Love love love

    • By Jeanine S.,
    • Stillwater, NY,
    • Apr 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I absolutely love this product! I have only been using it for two weeks and can already see a big difference in my neck and jowls. I will definitely continue to use and will be trying other products as well. Thank you!

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


  • Sculpting Cream

    • By Linda H.,
    • St. Louis, MO,
    • Apr 2, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I am on my second jar and ordered three more. I am 70 this year and do like the product. I am also using the lip plumper.

    I have noticed in the jowl area that is seems to have helped. My sister has the same jowl problem and she is 58. I will try and get her to try the cream also.

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


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