Cellex C Skin Firming Cream Overview
Cellex-C Skin Firming Cream is an anti-wrinkle cream designed specifically for mature skin, and is unsuitable for oily or acne-prone skin. The cream works by using the company’s patented protein complex Cellex-C, as well as lycopene, an antioxidant derived from tomato plants. The product promises an 82.4% reduction in wrinkles as well as smoother and firmer skin after three months’ use.
The company’s official website shows Joan Collins – “the ageless face of Cellex-C” with immaculate skin on its homepage, a celebrity endorsement boost to counter the relatively unknown status of this brand. There is a separate section of the site regarding scientific info, results of a clinical study and an article from a The Wisconsin State Journal. However, the “half-face” studies, which involved the subject applying the formula to just half of the face for 3 months, are disappointing. There are only 2 studies, with accompanying photos – one of a 63 year-old woman and one of a 72 year-old man. The woman’s photograph shows no difference in the test side and the control side, but the man’s result does show a marked improvement in under-eye puffiness and a heavy reduction of eye wrinkles.
Product information for the formula is provided in a short blurb on each page, with the option to buy online. The company offers other products using the same formula, for specific use around the eye area, sun care products, anti-blemish regimes and body polishes. The site is quite bare and some of the text is too small to read, and the bare minimum of information offered counters the clean, “scientific” impression the site tries to give.
Cellex C Skin Firming Cream – Product Description
The skin-firming cream is one of the company’s “core formulations”. The main active ingredient is Cellex-C’s “patented complex”, including zinc (a wound-healing astringent that also promotes collagen production), the amino acid tyrosine and ascorbic acid (an antioxidant that promotes collagen production and provides sun protection). The cream contains some soothing botanical extracts such as chamomile, aloe and tomato extracts. It also contains the antioxidant lycopene and the cream (like all other Cellex products) is peach-colored.
All of the ingredients are listed, which is useful for those wishing to avoid certain ingredients, but the lack of sufficient testimonials or photo evidence are disappointing. The clinical trial results promised an 82.4% reduction in wrinkles, but the aforementioned “half-face” trial on the 63 year-old woman produced no visible results whatsoever.
A single 60ml jar of the cream costs $114, and can be ordered by mail, telephone or online. The online store links to a US-specific site, providing easier-to-digest information regarding Cellex-C’s products, but essentially listing the same information minus the complete ingredient list. To buy online requires linking from the main site to the US site, to then another retail site listing the price as $116. There is no set trial period, but the company’s “preferred online vendor” does accept returns for any reason within 30 days.
Cellex C Skin Firming Cream Advantage
- 82.4% reduction of wrinkles within 3 months of continuous use
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Some soothing botanical extracts
Cellex C Skin Firming Cream – Drawbacks
- Mixed results on the “half-face” trials
- High price
- Site is somewhat of a maze, especially when buying online
Cellex C Skin Firming Cream – The Bottomline
It’s difficult to know whether or not to buy something unless you can try it for yourself, or at least see some convincing photos or video. The fact that Cellex-C has only 2 photos to showcase the effects of their skin firming cream and that one of those shows no effects at all does little to justify the high price tag, regardless of a famous celebrity endorsement. That being said, the offer of a 30-day money back guarantee is a useful buffer to pique anyone’s curiosity.