About VitaYouth Cream
If VitaYouth Cream’s manufacturer is to be believed, this anti-aging cream can provide you with a whole lot of envy-worthy benefits, including brighter, firmer, more radiant skin; decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduced dark spots, and much more—all without invasive surgery, painful injections, or expensive lasers.
And amazingly, VitaYouth Cream does all of this using only whole molecules of hydrolyzed collagen and peptides! It almost sounds… too good to be true.
Is it though? In other words, can you really count on VitaYouth Cream to help turn back the hands of time, or will is just turn down the dial on your bank account? We’ll explore everything you need to know in this review.
Before going any further though, it’s important to talk about the online-only anti-aging industry.
Online-Only Anti-Aging Products 101
Here’s a fun (and quick) experiment: Now that you’re familiar with VitaYouth Cream’s website, take a look at the websites for BellaLabs, Dermal Meds Serum, and Neuology Syn Ake. Then, compare the sites for Encante Cream, MiraVie Skincare, and Brilliant Skin Serum. What do you see?
In the first set of examples, you probably immediately picked up on the fact that all of these websites were the exact same as VitaYouth’s—only the product name and image were changed! Then, although we saw a different website template used in the second group of examples, they still implemented many of the exact same claims as VitaYouth Cream. What in the world is going on here?
Based on our research, here’s how we think these companies work: They create a website using one of these templates and start selling poorly-performing creams at massive markups (more in a second). Then, once too much negative customer feedback accumulates for a product, they close down their website, create another product, update their template, purchase a new URL, and they’re back in business (probably after just a couple hours of downtime). For more about this sneaky process, be sure to read Exposing the Widespread Scam of Anti-Aging Products & Free Trials.
What’s going on with these trials, anyway?
VitaYouth Cream’s 14-Day Trial & Customer Feedback
Like each of the products referenced in the last section, VitaYouth Cream can only be purchased through a trial. Basically, you’ll pay $4.95 S&H and receive a 30-day supply.
What’s the problem? Well, after the trial expires, you’ll pay a whopping $99.95 for the bottle you already received! Then, you’ll keep receiving another bottle each month and charged $99.95 plus $4.95 S&H each time.
Sure, the company claims you can call 800-761-8039 to request a refund or cancel your trial, but the “customer service” departments behind products like these have reputations for making the process as difficult as possible. In a lot of instances, customers have been forced to cancel their credit cards to end the recurring charges.
Other common complaints include failure to work and high price. A lot of customers have also complained that these products over-dried skin or caused reactions (typically redness and/or swelling), in some cases requiring a visit to the doctor.
Speaking of doctors, what’s the clinical evidence by VitaYouth Cream’s claims?
The Role of Collagen in Aging
Collagen is the primary structural protein found in many animals (obviously humans as well), which is generally concentrated in areas such as tendons, muscle, bone, and of course skin. Collagen is what gives skin its strength and firmness, while another structural protein known as elastin gives skin its elasticity. Without these two proteins, your body would literally fall apart.
The problem is that as we age, our body produces less and less collagen and elastin, leading to sagging, lifeless skin; a dull complexion, wrinkles, age spots, and more. To combat this, VitaYouth Cream claims to deliver whole hydrolyzed collagen molecules to you skin.
Here’s the issue, though: Whether whole or partial, collagen molecules can’t pass your skin barrier. So, unless it’s injected into the skin by your dermatologist as a filler, collagen supplementation literally can’t provide an anti-aging benefits. On the other hand, some of VitaYouth Cream’s other ingredients might provide moisturization (we can’t be sure, since the manufacturer didn’t think it was important enough to list all the ingredients), but probably not any more than what you’d achieve using an over-the-counter moisturizer available at your local pharmacy.
The Takeaway? Approach VitaYouth Cream With Caution
It’s not often that the HighYa team makes absolute statements like this, since we’re always focused on providing the necessary information and leaving the ultimate decision up to you. But based on VitaYouth Cream’s use of identical website templates, free trials, and unsupported claims, we think you’re taking a big gamble with your money by placing an order.
Instead, we think your money (and time!) would be much better spent talking with your dermatologist about more effective options based on your specific needs.