About Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab

Specially formulated by Dr. Ryan Shelton, Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab promises to “virtually eliminate” many of the common signs of aging, including sagging skin, crow’s feet, crepey skin, and more.

Using a blend of “powerful, highly effective” anti-aging compounds and peptides, we’re also told Release & Repair Cream will deliver dramatic results, regardless of age.

To accomplish this, South Beach Skin Lab tells us that a thin layer of Release & Repair Cream should be applied twice daily wherever it’s needed—even eyelids!—and you’ll be able to eliminate up to 50% of your wrinkles.

We know you’re eager to find out if you can expect results like these with Release & Repair Cream, and if it really represents the “new standard in anti-aging technology.” So, let’s dive right in and talk about what causes the visible signs of aging.

What’s Causing Your Wrinkles to Appear?

While some fare better than others, all of us eventually experience the standard signs of aging, such as sagging skin, under eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles, a dull complexion, crepey skin, and more. What causes this?

Basically, two of the most common proteins in your skin are collagen (it provides an underlying framework, like the 2x4s supporting your house) and elastin, which works like a spring to provide elasticity.

In our early years, our body produces plenty of these proteins, which, among other things, means that our skin is firm and radiant. As we get older though, our body produces increasingly less, leading to the signs of aging mentioned above.

Given these basics, is there anything contained in South Beach Skin Lab’s Release & Repair Cream that can boost collagen and elastin production, or otherwise address signs of aging?

What Ingredients Does Release & Repair Cream Contain? How Does It Work?

Here’s the complete list of ingredients we’re told you’ll find in Release & Repair Cream (only active ingredients are hyperlinked):

Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerin Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide, Diacetate – SYN-AKE, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 - ARGIRELINE, Butylene Glycol – MATRIXYL 3000, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose), Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Like the vast majority of anti-aging creams you’ll encounter, most of Release & Repair Cream’s ingredients act as emulsifiers, emollients, moisturizers, solvents, fragrances, and preservatives.

In other words, they help it retain water against the skin, improve texture, increase shelf life, and help the cream smell better.

However, this isn’t the case for all of Release & Repair’s ingredients. For example, the topical application of sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid, may help improve cell turnover and boost moisturization.

Similar to a topical version of Botox, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide is a synthetic neuropeptide (trade name Syn-Ake) that causes facial muscles to relax, thereby temporarily preventing the appearance of wrinkles.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (trade name Argireline) is thought to work in much the same way, while Matrixyl 3000 may help boost collagen production. It’s important to note that, according to the authority website Truth In Aging, limited clinical evidence exists showing these ingredients will reliably work as advertised.

Finally, the small amount of natural caffeine found in green tea may also help temporarily firm skin, although not as much as any of the peptides above.

Together, you’ll find many (if not all) of these same ingredients in competing anti-aging formulations, so it doesn’t appear that Release & Repair is anything revolutionary.

Revolutionary or not, how much will you pay for these ingredients?

How Much Does Release & Repair Cream Cost?

Release & Repair Cream is priced as follows:

  • 1 Bottle: $49
  • 2 Bottles: $86
  • 3 Bottles: $117

Regardless of the amount you purchase, all orders come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. In order to request one, South Beach Skin Lab’s customer service department can be reached at 877-557-6349 or info@southbeachskinlab.com.

Where Are the Release & Repair Cream Reviews? Who Is Dr. Ryan Shelton?

On the South Beach Skin Lab website, Release & Repair Cream had all 5-star reviews from customers.

However, this is somewhat surprising, since the company’s site has only been active since May 2016 and we didn’t find a single piece of feedback (for the company or Release & Repair Cream) on any third-party websites.

From a company perspective, Release & Repair Cream is manufactured by South Beach Cosmetic based out of Miami Beach, FL.

What about Dr. Ryan Shelton? According to South Beach Skin Lab, he is a board certified physician who has worked as Head Researcher for the University Compounding Pharmacy in San Diego, CA for more than a decade.

Interestingly, we didn’t find any indication on University Compounding Pharmacy’s website that Dr. Shelton is employed there. In fact, the only other “Dr. Ryan Shelton” mentioned anywhere online (other than on the Release & Repair website) is for one of these cure-all e-books titled the Diabetes 60 System.

But these aren’t the only potential concerns we have about South Beach Skin Lab and their Release & Repair Cream, which is what we’ll discuss next before wrapping things up.

South Beach Skin Lab’s Marketing Methods

Has the Company Been Featured In the Media?

Looking at Release & Repair Cream’s website, it’s indicated that the product (or the company, or Dr. Shelton—it’s not made clear) have been featured on Fox News, NBC News, CBS, and ABC, as well as in Huffington Post.

Unfortunately, all these links redirected us back to the top of the website, and we didn’t find any third-party confirmation elsewhere online that supports these claims.

Often times, this is one sign of a scam website, although we’re not necessarily saying this is absolutely the case with South Beach Skin Lab.

What About Those Customer Testimonials?

Did the testimonials on Release & Repair’s website catch your attention? The ones that are supposed to reflect “real women, real results”?

Well, after performing a few reverse image searches, the first picture appears to have been lifted from the WomenInBizNetwork website and the “Whole New Me” image from a counseling website. We didn’t find any matches for the “Jealous Sister,” though.

Release & Repair Cream Testimonial ScreenshotTwo of the three images under the testimonials section of South Beach Skin Lab’s website appear to have been taken from unrelated third parties. Image credit: South Beach Skin Lab

Important note: We’re fully willing to admit that these individuals might have given their testimonials after using the Release & Repair Cream, and then provided the company with images that had already been used elsewhere online.

However, it should be noted that we’ve encountered this practice before (taking unrelated images from other websites) in many of the beauty and anti-aging products we’ve investigated in the past.

As such, we’re not necessarily accusing South Beach Skin Lab of any wrongdoing here. Instead, we’re only focused on presenting you with the whole picture.

Can Release & Repair Cream Help You Avoid Cosmetic Surgery?

Sure, it’s feasible that some of the ingredients (mostly the peptides) contained in Release & Repair Cream could help temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

But based on how common these ingredients are in other anti-aging creams and serums, their formulation doesn’t appear to be anything revolutionary. And based on the available clinical evidence (as summarized by authority websites like Truth In Aging and WebMD), it certainly doesn’t appear they’ll eliminate 50% of your wrinkles.

Pro tip: Additionally, based on our research, we’ve learned that over-the-counter creams often don’t provide the same benefits on crepey skin as they do on wrinkles. So, even if Release & Repair Cream delivers on its promises of reduced wrinkle visibility, you might not expect the same for your crepey skin.

In the end though, we think it’s positive that—unlike many of the other anti-aging products we’ve investigated in the past—South Beach Skin Lab provides a complete list of ingredients for their Release & Repair Cream formula.

It’s also positive that the company clearly displays contact information for their customer service department, and that they seem to stand behind their product with a 60-day refund policy.

Does this mean you should place your order? Ultimately, we’ve discussed everything we learned during our research, so we’ll leave the final decision up to you.

Did you roll the dice on Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab? Did it live up to your expectations? Tell us below in your review!

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7 Consumer Reviews for Release & Repair Cream by South Beach Skin Lab

Average Consumer Rating: 4.1
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Bottom Line: 71% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    I love it

    I had dark circles and swelling under my eyes, well, I don't now! I was using the repair and release cream on my face, and I liked it so much that I ordered the eye cream it works on me. I've used every cream out there even paying as much as $65.00 per bottle, obviously, that didn't work. I ran across the South Beach repair and release cream and I was impressed. I still have a few wrinkles but my face and especially those awful dark bags under my eyes look 90 percent better. I'm going to continue to use it, my face feels better and looks better!

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Nothing special

    • Williamsburg, VA,
    • Jul 29, 2017
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    I purchased six jars of this cream in late February of this year and began using it March. It's been almost five months now and, unfortunately, I see no difference in my skin, other than the dark circles under my eyes, which are much more noticeable now than they were previously.

    I was so excited to find this product, the presentation sounded so promising, but there were two small "red flags" that should have clued me in to use caution.

    One: the "buy more" offers that popped up as soon as I went to purchase one jar. I fell for it, and although I'd never tried this product before, I bought six jars since it was the most economical.

    Second: when the product arrived, the ingredients are not listed on the jars. I've never purchased anything before where the ingredients weren't on the product. This might mean nothing, but it still made me pause and wonder if what I purchased is really in the jars.

    I will finish using the one remaining jar I have, but then I'll be going back to my "tried and true" less expensive Olay products. Overall, this was a disappointment.

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

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    • Nov 15, 2017

      Jordan

      I checked all my other skincare products that came in boxes and none of them have the ingredients listed on the jar. They are listed on the box the jar came in.

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Reducing sun damage

    • Fort Worth, TX,
    • Jun 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased like most, not sure if it would work. I am always trying to find something to help diminish dark splotches on my face, neck, and chest from sun damage. I am 50. I have very good skin otherwise. I have stayed away from the sun for several years, but the damage is done from years ago of too much sun. I don't have many wrinkles, but I am starting to notice lines and face looking tired. The main issue is the dark spots.

    The only thing that I have ever notice a difference in is to get expensive photo facials. They helped tone down the dark areas and smooth my skin, but after three years they are dark again. I decided to try this before starting a round of 3-4 photo facials. They are expensive, hurt and have to go through over a week of healing each time, but they do work.

    I just finished my second bottle of this product, and I have a very noticeable decrease in the color of the brown aging/sun spots. They are much lighter and my skin looks more radiant. My laugh lines seem smoother. No cream has ever faded my spots, and I have tried several.

    I never write reviews either but wanted to because I think it is a good product. It has good ingredients and no heavy fragrance. I can use it on and around my eyes with no irritation at all. I am very happy with the lightening of my sunspots. The website and their emails seem a bit like a scam, but the product works for me.

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

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Big disappointment

    When ordering, I decided to give it a vigilant try for the 60-day guaranteed results claim. I saw no difference but kept to the twice daily use and hoped in time it would reveal some improvement. I was so disappointed but knew in my heart that if it's too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.

    I went a little over the 60 days to notify South Beach. As it turns out, it was ten days over, and I was told the terms and conditions are before 60 days you have to notify! So how can one give it a 60 day try before finally giving up and saying it does not work? You can't! They will not honor a refund after 60 days period.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Grand Island, NY,
    • Mar 18, 2017
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    The product is amazing. I tried so many, and my face looks and feels great. I ordered three more bottles. You're only charged for what you order, not every month. I made a mistake ordering online and sent them an email. It was corrected the next day; the service was great. Thank you South Beach.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Top notch anti-aging cream

    • Austin, TX,
    • Feb 18, 2017
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    I ordered the South Beach Skin Lab Repair and Release Cream back in December after watching Dr. Ryan's presentation. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but what a pleasant surprise.

    The shipping was fast, and the packaging really felt like other high-end creams I had bought before. I've been using it now for about 4-5 weeks, and I am noticing that my skin is feeling tighter and some of my deeper wrinkles are starting to look less pronounced.

    I wouldn't say that they're all gone or anything like that, but I'm hoping that with continued use, it will continue to make my skin look younger.

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

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  • 13 out 15 people found this review helpful

    I am very surprised

    I have to say when I ordered this product I did not think it would be much different than all the other products I have tried. I was wrong. I have been using this for three weeks now, and I can honestly say I see a difference. My lines are not as deep, my skin is very smooth, my pores seem to be shrinking, and my makeup goes on well. I am very happy with this product and would recommend giving it a try.

    I have tried many different products. I purchased over $300 in skin care at the dermatologist just a few month ago and was not as pleased as I am with South Beach Skin Lab cream.

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

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