SculptMedix by DermalMedix Review: Is It Worth It?

By HighYa Research Team
Updated on: Sep 23, 2019

SculptMedix is an anti-aging face and neck cream that claims to reduce skin sagging and wrinkling to give your skin a younger, more vibrant look.

The key to this cream’s supposed effectiveness is its inclusion of something called epidermal growth factor (EGF), a “Nobel Prize winning technology” that helps your skin repair itself.

SculptMedix is part of the DermalMedix skincare line whose founder is Dr. David Watts, a Los Angeles-based doctor. According to DermalMedix’s website, Watts is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an Army vet. His brand is responsible for other skincare products include VeinMedix, CrepeMedx, and Footmedix.

In this review, we’re going to talk about how the SculptMedix works, highlight the ingredients the product’s website says are important, talk about EGF and then review the pricing and return policies. We’ll also take a few minutes to compare SculptMedix to other anti-aging creams.

How SculptMedix Works

According to the product’s website, applying the cream is a pretty simple process. You’ll want to clean and dry your skin first. Then, take a dime-sized amount of the cream and apply it to your neck and face twice a day. The product's directions say you’ll want to use an “upward circular motion” to rub the cream into your skin.

These twice-a-day treatments should, the SculptMedix site says:

  • Firm and lift your skin
  • Tone down fine lines and wrinkles
  • Help your body make collagen

These claimed benefits materialize based on the ingredients included in a jar of SculptMedix. In fact, DermalMedix says that three main ingredients are responsible for the anti-aging properties they say the cream has:

  • EGF
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Sodium hyaluronate

Each one of these ingredients has a certain set of benefits that DermalMedix assigned to them. For example, they say that EGF “increases blood flow, supports skin cell regeneration and promotes collagen production”.

They say that oligosaccharides “give you immediate lifting and tightening effects” and that sodium hyaluronate makes your skin supple and moisturizes it.

Pro tip: Each jar of cream is 2.1 fl. Oz. and should last you around 30 days.

EGF, Oligosaccharides and Sodium Hyaluronate: What the Science Says

We were curious about what the science says about how SculptMedix’s three main ingredients can help your skin, so we did some research to find out what doctors and research says.

EGF has a promising background – its discovery by a pair of scientists was one reason those scientists won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Assembly noted that the EGF and nerve growth factor the scientists discovered could help “increase our understanding of many diseases starts such as developmental malformations, degenerative changes in senile dementia, delayed wound healing and tumor diseases.”

As such, EGF’s benefits are most often associated with wound healing. We were able to find out, however, one study that indicates that EGF’s were able to reduce wrinkles and pore size as well as improve skin texture in a test group of 29 30-year-olds. What’s not known, however, is the concentration of the cream used in the test or if the EGF used was the same as what you’ll find in SculptMedix.

Oligosaccharides are particular types of carbohydrates that are found in several of SculptMedix’s ingredients, including chicory. WebMD notes that some people use a chicory paste to reduce skin swelling and inflammation but the site doesn’t mention anything about chicory’s effectiveness in day-to-day anti-aging regiments.

Sodium hyaluronate is the final main ingredient in SculptMedix. According to Drugs.com, the most common uses for this ingredient are for joint pain, as its primary function is to keep joints lubricated. The site did not indicate any uses for skincare.

Side Effects of the Ingredients in SculptMedix

As far as we could tell through our research of the ingredients in this anti-aging cream, the possibility of side effects is low.

The major concerns we read about were regarding injectable doses of sodium hyaluronate, not topical applications of a cream. Mayo Clinic notes that common reactions to sodium hyaluronate include itchy skin, blue or purple patches on the skin and other non-skin related issues.

Pricing and Return Policy for ScupltMedix

At the time of publishing, you could buy SculptMedix for the following prices:

  • One jar: $80 and free shipping
  • Two jars: $144 and free shipping
  • Three jars: $204 and free shipping

DermaMedix says that the product comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee. They say that you can make your return with “no questions asked.”

Based on our research of the fine print, we found that the 90-day deadline starts from the day the cream leaves the shipping facility.

If you make a return request within those 90 days, you have to contact their customer service department to start your return. You can contact DermaMedix at 800-425-0243.

How SculptMedix Compares to Other Anti-Aging Creams

Anti-aging creams featuring EGF aren’t quite as plentiful as those that use popular ingredients like hyaluronic acid and retinol.

We were able, however, to do a quick Google search and find two competing EGF creams:

  • DHC Care EGF Cream: $89 for 1.2 ounces
  • Bioeffect EGF Serum: $160 for 0.5 ounces

The big difference between these two products and SculptMedix is pricing and EGF concentration. You get nearly twice as much SculptMedix for the same price as DHC’s cream and about four times the cream as you get in serum from Bioeffect.

We took a look at the ingredients for each of these products and found that DHC contains EGF as well as hyaluronic acid, a popular moisturizing ingredient in many types of skin creams and serums. Bioeffect contains sodium hyaluronate, which is a salt form of hyaluronic acid that is claimed to help reduce wrinkles.

It’s hard to say which of these products will produce the best results. If your choice is based on price and quantity, SculptMedix is the most affordable and provides a month’s worth of cream.

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons of Using SculptMedix

Based on the research we’ve done in this review, we believe there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages to using SculptMedix.

First, the cream’s price is competitive when set against what’s available from other EGF creams. Still, at $89, a 30-day supply could be cost-prohibitive for those on a budget who are looking for an affordable anti-aging cream.

The main downside to the cream, we believe, is that it uses ingredients whose anti-aging properties have yet to generate a lot of confirming research. EGF can help with wounds but the proverbial jury is still out regarding how effective it is in rejuvenating your skin. Research of the other two main ingredients didn’t reveal much from reputable medical websites.

So, as you make your decision about whether or not SculptMedicx is right for you, it’s important to understand that research shows EGF’s effectiveness for anti-aging skin treatment isn’t definitive. Also, keep in mind that DermaMedix says that their anti-aging face and neck cream can produce results within one jar’s worth of use but that “it’s very difficult to predict exactly when you will begin to see results.”


Customer Reviews

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  • 14 Customer Reviews
  • 93% Recommend This Product
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  • My skin feels softer

    • By Ronaye B.,
    • Bolingbrook, IL,
    • Sep 23, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using the product for about a month. I can't say I've consistently used it twice a day. However, my skin does feel softer and the crepy skin on my neck may appear a little tighter. I think it needs more time.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Lightweight
    • Non-greasy
    • No “cons” were specified in this review

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


  • Very nice product!

    • By Sharon S.,
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID,
    • Sep 22, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I can see an improvement in skin texture and firmness. I also notice an improvement in skin tone, no more blotchy spots. I am 67 years young and will continue to use this product daily. I was leary this was going to be another one of those products that sits on my shelf. But to my surprise, it works!

    Thank you SculptMedix.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Tightens my skin
    • Feels light, not heavy
    • No scent
    • Absorbs quickly
    • Cost
    • Small jars

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


  • High hopes

    • By Nancy P.,
    • Centennial, WY,
    • Sep 15, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I am 76 years old and the ravages of time are definitely upon me. I have been using the SculptMedix by DermalMedix for about 3 or 4 weeks. I am definitely beginning to see a lessening of the wrinkles in my cheeks.

    I did try a new moisturizer a couple of weeks ago and that may also be helping.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Easy to use and easy to follow routine
    • Odorless, or nearly so
    • Doesn’t stain bedding
    • No “cons” were specified in this review

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


  • Only been using it for a few weeks but confidence is high

    • By Terri T.,
    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Sep 11, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    The first time I ordered from your company - shipment arrived quickly, I like the feel of it on my skin. Keeps it hydrated.

    So, waiting to see if it really works on the lower facial area - around my mouth and chin.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Doesn't irritate me - my face, or makes it itch, which is a plus
    • Keeps face soft and hydrated for a long time - surprising since I have very dry skin
    • Hopefully it keeps working and firms up my face
    • Too early to tell - received it 8/15/20

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


  • SculptMedix

    • By Jan D.,
    • O'Fallon, MO,
    • Sep 5, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using the product for a while now. A little goes a long way. I just celebrated my 70th birthday and I have been getting a lot of compliments saying I don’t look my age. I know some are genetics and the cream is also helpIng. I use it twice a day.

    Pros and Cons:

    • A little goes a long way
    • The cream is thicker
    • It absorbs into the skin in a short period of time
    • How to see more results with time

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


  • The best ever!

    • By Sara Jane B.,
    • Manitowoc, WI,
    • Sep 4, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I have drawers full of expensive creams and when these arrived I rolled my eyes wondering why I had bought three bottles. Must have been a good money-back guarantee. Every day before makeup I notice a softer younger looking 76-year-old woman. I am not riddled with wrinkles but more than 2 years ago. As we get older it seemed my skin was thinner and mushy, well, since I have been on DermalMedix my skin feels firmer, like when I was young. A few more months on this and you should have me do a commercial for you. Nothing has ever changed the consistency of my skin so dramatically in just a few weeks!

    Pros and Cons:

    • Feeling on the face is clean and light
    • Changed the texture of my skin
    • I look younger and softer
    • My wrinkles hardly show
    • No “cons” were specified in this review

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


  • SculptMedix is pretty amazing

    • By Christine K.,
    • Minneapolis, MN,
    • Sep 4, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    From the first time I used the SculptMedix, I noticed a smoother appearance in the skin on my face. I am hoping that over time that will only improve. I am especially hoping that my neck will become softer and tighter. Thank you for an amazing product.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Light and easy to apply
    • Not miraculous

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


  • Notice a difference

    • By Sabra C.,
    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    Just the first week but my skin texture is better and the redness is less. I can only use it at night as it makes my face sweat. But I apply it very liberally at night.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Feels good
    • Quick results
    • Makes my face sweat

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


  • Brighter skin

    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I see that my skin is more brighter and healthier since I’ve been using SculptMedix. I see a noticeable difference in the fine lines on my face. I have used other products that I never saw a difference with, but with SculptMedix, I see a noticeable difference.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Brighter skin
    • Noticeable difference in wrinkles
    • Skin looks healthier
    • I have nothing bad to say about this product

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


  • My face and neck are smoother

    • By Charlene K.,
    • San Jose, CA,
    • Aug 19, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I had some areas on my face that were sore from age skin tags. Since I have been using SculptMedix they don’t hurt anymore. My husband and I both use it and are impressed with the results.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Easy to use
    • My face and neck look younger
    • Skin is softer
    • Price if not on sale

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


  • Am I seeing things?

    • By Rosalie S.,
    • Trail, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 31, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I live in Canada and it took quite some time for the shipment to arrive, so I have actually been using it for less than two weeks. I used to smoke so I have deep lines in my face. When I look in a magnifying mirror, they looked very sharp and deep. The cream seems to be working already. Now when I look in the magnifying mirror the lines look softer and there don't even seem to be as many lines on my cheeks. Also, I am sure that my face is much firmer. I hope that it will keep working like this.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Nice light cream
    • Smells nice - subtle
    • You don't need to use a whole lot
    • Fast-acting
    • There is nothing not to like

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


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