Multi-Action Sculpting Cream by City Beauty Review

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Feb 1, 2019

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 this article.

How Does the City Beauty Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Work?

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.

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.

About the City Beauty Multi-Action Body Sculpt Ingredients

These benefits sound impressive, but it’s hard to unpack any details without knowing the specifics behind these proprietary ingredients. Can we learn more from the ingredients list?

Let’s take a closer look by listing some of the ingredients included in this cream:

  • Water
  • 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

Our research into third-party websites like WebMD and the EWG cosmetics database showed us that most of these ingredients are frequent additions to skin creams and act as moisturizers, skin conditioning and thickening agents, emollients, solvents, fragrances, and preservatives.

Nothing stood out to us as potentially dangerous about this product, though Acacia Senegal gum does have a slight risk of organ system toxicity (but only when ingested).

Likewise, some people have skin sensitivities to phenoxyethanol, so it might be smart to try a small amount of this cream before committing to treatment if you think you are one of them.

What Does City Beauty Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Cost?

At the time of writing, this sculpting cream was sold exclusively on City Beauty’s website. The price per jar depends on how many you purchase, with one costing $49, two $88 ($44 each), and three $117 ($39 each).

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.

You can 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.

A Look at the Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Reviews

While we couldn’t find any independent reviews of this sculpting cream online, the product’s reviews on the City Beauty website and Facebook page still provide plenty of information about what users think of it.

Overall, the reviews we saw were impressively positive about this product. Many people reported that they noticed differences in the texture and toning of their skin after a few weeks of use. Some even said that friends and family complimented them on their appearance.

A few people weren’t as enamored with the cream because they felt that it dried out their skin and left it feeling tight. However, the vast majority of reviews we read awarded the product five stars.

Even so, it’s important to note this potentially isn’t a balanced perspective because all of the reviews are moderated and published by City Beauty.

Similar Products to City Beauty’s Multi-Action Sculpting Cream

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 3.5 stars out of five after 40 reviews.

Pricewise, you’ll pay $95, 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.

You’ll pay less for this product than the others, as it costs $21.74 per 1.7-ounce jar on Amazon, which is approximately half the price of City Beauty’s cream.

Even so, customer reviews show us that many people are convinced it works, as the cream averages four stars on Amazon after more than 3,000 reviews.

Our View: Should You Try City Beauty’s Multi-Action Sculpting Cream?

From this report, we’ve learned that City Beauty’s Multi-Action Sculpting Cream is a product offered by a reputable beauty company that claims to erase your wrinkles and add moisture to your skin.

The company bases these claims around the proprietary ingredients within the cream, but we couldn’t determine anything specific in the ingredients list that stands out from other skincare products that might be responsible for these effects.

While customer reviews of the cream are hard to find off the product website, the reviews we read were glowingly positive about its skin rejuvenating effects.

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

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Bottom Line: 94% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 21 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    • Oregon,
    • Mar 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 19 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Just buy cold cream

    • Taylor, MI,
    • Mar 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 28 out 28 people found this review helpful

    Not happy with the Sculpting Cream

    • Florida,
    • Apr 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 29 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Doesn’t work

    • Burlington, Ontario, Canada,
    • Apr 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 12 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Not very good

    • Payson, AZ,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 20 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Goods not received

    • London, United kingdom,
    • Jul 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 28 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Read the BBB views

    • Texas,
    • Jul 26, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Texas,
    • Aug 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 42 out 45 people found this review helpful

    SCAM!

    • London, United Kingdom,
    • Sep 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    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

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  • 26 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Have used the cream for 30 days

    • Rocky River, OH,
    • Oct 7, 2019
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    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

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Does not work

    • Denver, CO,
    • Oct 16, 2019
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    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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