LifeCell Review: South Beach Skin Care

Miracle Wrinkle Cure or Mail Order Fraud?


South Beach Skincare specializes in creating anti-aging products for the rich and famous that are based purely on science, or so they claim.

They frequently offer a free trial offer, but more on that later. Let’s see if there’s actually any science behind LifeCell, or if it’s just another scam in a bottle.

Their LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream is backed by many cosmetic surgeons, including Doctor Janet Allenby, who is a highly accredited dermatologist.

Dr. Allenby describles LifeCell as an “all-natural approach to preventing the signs of aging” and she often recommends it as an alternative to Botox.

What Are the Claims?

LifeCell makes some pretty lofty claims. According to the manufacturer, the product will:

  • Dramatically improve aged and damaged skin
  • Protect the skin from further signs of age
  • Revitalize your appearance
  • Eliminate wrinkles and fine lines
  • Remove crow’s feet around your eyes
  • Improve the elasticity and overall firmness of skin
  • Reduce dark circles and puffiness around eyes

LifeCell has been endorsed by numerous celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Christina Milan, Joey Fatone, and Deirdre Hall and many of these individuals have said that Lifecell works instantly to improve the appearance and get rid of wrinkles on the spot. Remember though that these are most likely paid endorsements.

What Do Users Say?

People who have used this product have mixed reviews. Those who loved it stated that the moment they put it on their skin, they can feel a warming sensation and see their skin soak it up. The warming feeling supposedly starts to tingle and within minutes users who saw results stated that their wrinkles were less visible, their fine lines were gone and their pores were smaller.

Better, yet it’s supposedly good for use on sensitive skin and doesn’t promote a breakout on oily skin. The majority of users said after three weeks of regular use their skin had a silky feel to it and there was a significant improvement in their complexion. Furthermore, users stated that it took about two more weeks until the compliments started pouring in.

What’s In LifeCell?

Ahh, now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. LifeCell actually does have some decent ingredients in it, though I’m a bit concerned about their claims of a light-reflecting ingredient. That just means that there’s something in it that covers up the appearance of wrinkles, not that there’s actually anything that physically reduces them. Let’s look.

Just as I suspected, the product contains silicon dioxide, a common ingredient that you may know as sand. This is used frequently in anti-aging creams to fill in wrinkles and reflect light. It’s a smoke-and-mirrors trick to hide your wrinkles. What else is in LifeCell?

Next up is DP3A. This is a decent antioxidant and exfoliant that is good for destroying free radicals so that your skin can repair itself. Not a bad ingredient at all.

Also found in this product is idebenone. This is another antioxidant that’s common in more successful wrinkle creams. There’s also Rice Gram in the cream that’s used to reduce undereye circles and bags. The success of this ingredient is pretty subjective.

Finally, there’s Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide 3) in LifeCell. This is a relative newcomer to the anti-aging scene and is becoming known as the needle-less botox. It’s actually pretty effective, though the results aren’t permanent.

Other Concerns

The product seems to have some good ingredients in it though there’s no way to say for certain whether or not they’re in there in large enough amounts to do any good. Besides that, I have a couple of other concerns. The first, and least important, is the cost. It’s about $189 for a 1 month.

My second, and greatest, concern is that if you order directly from LifeCell, they’re going to charge you on a monthly basis and just keep shipping you more product into eternity. Getting them to stop automatically billing your card seems to take virtually an act of Congress for many people. They offer a “free” trial basis with the only cost supposedly being shipping. The catch here is that if you don’t contact them to cancel (and sometimes even if you do, according to the reviews), they bill your card the $189 in 30 days.

Final Word

If you really want to try the product, Click here to order it from Amazon. Make sure that it’s not LifeCell that you’re directly ordering from. That way you can try the product once without fear of auto billing.

Other than that, it seems to me that there may be other products that are just as good for half the price. Some people love it though, so maybe it works better for some people than for others.

If you’ve tried LifeCell’s Wrinkle Cream, we’d love for you to tell us about your experience in the comments section below!

7 Responses to “LifeCell Review: South Beach Skin Care”
  1. Mary McCane says:

    I signed up for a sample at $2.95 and got charged $189.00 I am so mad I dont want to try this product how do I get my money back ?

    • Theresa says:

      I’m sorry to hear that this happened to you, and thanks for letting us know about it. After doing some research, I’ve found the 800 number for you so that you can call LifeCell to dispute the charge. If I were you, I would also contact your credit card company or bank and block any future charges from them. You may have buyer protection either from your purchase point (such as ebay or amazon), or through your bank/credit card company. Check to see if there’s anything that can be done from that end.
      Make sure that you complete each step with the LifeCell company. It may be a pain, but if you want to clear the charges and prevent future shipments/charges, you need to do what they say in order to “cancel” your order.

    • Theresa says:

      The number for LifeCell is 866-977-1412. The website is

  2. Happy says:

    I have been using it for just over 12 months now. I am happy to continue to pay because it really does work. I had good skin anyway but looking at photos of myself 1,2,3 years ago…I look younger, and I have to keep assuring people that i haven’t had Botox and that any new photos have not been photoshopped. I am 3/4 of the way through my 3rd tube ans I use it morning and night. About to re-order now. You can easily contact the company via email and ask them not to send you anymore until you want it. They are very obliging. If it was $100 more, I’d still buy it. It’s worth every cent.

    • Theresa says:

      Thanks for sharing your results with us, Happy, and I’m glad that it’s working for you!

  3. Happy says:

    Me again…the other thing I am really impressed with is that my lips have definition again. I just turned 50 and for the past 5 years or so that definition has been going. So, that is another plus. No one believes I am 50, so I am more than happy to proclaim that I am. Cheers.

  4. carolee says:

    I have used lifecell for one month and cannot see any change in my skin’improvement. I am trying to cancel my membership. I have used other anti-wrinkle creams that have been more effective immediately and cost considerably less. I am very disappointed because I see this highly rated but it did not work for me.

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