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.

  • Impressive discounts for purchasing more than one jar at a time
  • Ingredients show little sign of causing adverse reactions
  • Very positive customer reviews
  • 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

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

Start your review of Multi-Action Sculpting Cream by City Beauty:
  • 391 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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  • Not happy

    • By Carol C.,
    • Oregon,
    • Mar 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought this product based on reviews and the video and I am highly dissatisfied. It has absolutely done nothing. I have been using it religiously for the last 4 days and I have seen absolutely no changes whatsoever. NONE, NADA, ZERO!

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

  • Just buy cold cream

    • By Susan K.,
    • Taylor, MI,
    • Mar 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    This is my honest review, for me, it did not work. I have wrinkles, lots! I don't consider being a vain person but I look so much older then I am, yes I was looking for a miracle in a jar! It did not work at all.

    This product does not work, it's a heavy moisturizer, smells like Ponds cold cream, acts like Ponds cold cream. Do they still make Ponds cold cream? Would be cheaper to buy. Would I recommend? Definitely not. Don't waste your money. Now let's see if I will get my money back by their quarantine. I hope this helps.

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

  • Not happy with the Sculpting Cream

    • By Rosiane D.,
    • Florida,
    • Apr 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I watched the video about Sculpting Cream on Facebook, I was so excited to try my Sculpting Cream for the first time. I got mine on March 16, 2019 and I have been using since then and I don’t see anything different. I sent them an email and never got a response! The only thing they keep sending me is advertising to a new product! I'm very disappointed, I don’t recommend.

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

  • Doesn’t work

    • By Leonie H.,
    • Burlington, Ontario, Canada,
    • Apr 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have used three jars and I don’t see any improvement in my skin. I didn’t expect to look 21 again, but I did expect an improvement.

    I think this is false advertising and I won’t be buying any more of this product.

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

  • Not very good

    • By Joyce W.,
    • Payson, AZ,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    The cream just doesn’t absorb into my skin, it rolls off after applied. I’ve applied to clean washed face, followed directions. It will go into the bin with the rest of the hype of face creams.

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

  • Goods not received

    • By Margaret G.,
    • London, United kingdom,
    • Jul 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I can't make a review as I can't receive my jar of cream. I would have to pay the post office another £16 plus in custom charges and handling fees. I already paid for the cream and the postage. I will not pay anymore. What a total rip off. I have learned a very costly lesson.

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

  • Read the BBB views

    • By Rose V.,
    • Texas,
    • Jul 26, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I should have read the BBB reviews before purchasing this product. I encourage other people to do it too. Most other reviews you find online are fake or paid which makes it difficult to get honest real reviews.

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

  • Scam

    • By Ardis S.,
    • Texas,
    • Aug 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I ordered one jar. They billed for three by American Express. Kept saying it was sent. And was by my garage. Never was offered to send it free (for the inconvenience).

    Called me today. WE DON'T ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS. American Express says they charged my card.

    Now you decide if you want to order from them!

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

  • SCAM!

    • By Helene M.,
    • London, United Kingdom,
    • Sep 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Back in June, I made a big order of City Beauty products (AROUND £100), got charged AN ADDITIONAL £60 for UK customs - which I paid for and received. Then I canceled my subscription. Then I got charged a SECOND TIME FOR $78 for their products and never received anything! I emailed 15 times to date - this Vanessa G Customer Service Representative kept giving me the run-around saying she can't find any record, and then saying I have to pay for the customs charge. This has been going on for MONTHS. I'm furious - and will never ever recommend them.

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

  • Have used the cream for 30 days

    • By Vickie V.,
    • Rocky River, OH,
    • Oct 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have used the Sculpting Cream for 30 days now and to my disappointment, there has been zero change to my skin. I have even asked friends if they notice any change at all and they agreed with me that they did not notice any changes. I don't want to be told to give it another month. I don't want to spend more money only to find that I'm throwing money to the wind.

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

  • Does not work

    • By B K.,
    • Denver, CO,
    • Oct 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I purchased this because of all the raving 5-star reviews.

    I’m wondering how they got these reviews?

    I’ve used morning and night for almost a month now with zero difference (other than it's a good moisturizer, but I already had a good one).

    Feel like I was scammed.

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

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