BeuDerma claims its skin care cream is better than Botox and will eliminate wrinkles and smooth skin, making you look younger in minutes. They promise it will feel like a mini-face lift, minus the expense of injections or surgery, and you will have vibrant, glowing skin like a movie star.
The BeuDerma Pitch
BeuDerma uses fancy language, claiming it has a “Proprietary Bisophere (sic) combined with QuSome delivery” and that it’s made from natural wheat protein that acts like a sponge, capturing “trans-epidermal water loss.” Basically there is no such word as “bisophere”; QuSome is the latest buzzword in skin creams and a method that allegedly allows you to penetrate skin with nutrients, but there is no conclusive proof that it has any added benefit.
BeuDerma also uses dramatic Before/After pictures along with claims that their product is “clinically proven” to work. However, we’d like to point out that they don’t give the specific details of any of these studies, like who conducted it, how many people were involved, and if it was a random, double-blind test that was independently reviewed (the standard for most legitimate studies).
BeauDerma’s main goal is to get you to sign up for their “exclusive trial offer” (notice the word “free” is missing). They urge you to hurry up because supplies are limited.
When you get to the order page, you are shown a total of $4.95 in shipping for the a 14-day trial bottle. But near the bottom of the page in tiny, hard-to-read grey-on-white lettering it informs you that after the 14 days, you will be automatically shipped more BeauDerma and charged $94.90 per month.
In addition, the lengthy Terms and Conditions page states that this 14-day period begins from the date of your order, not when you get it in the mail. Not only does this shorten the time you have to try BeauDerma, it also makes avoiding the $94.90 charges more difficult. (The customer service number is an automated system, potentially adding to the aggravation.)
BeauDerma promises refunds in case of fraud and other transactions, but “additional refunds are done at the discretion of the company.”
Bottom Line: Is BeauDerma a Scam?
It’s easy to see why you might be tempted to try BeauDerma – they use convincing language, fancy-looking certifications, and other common marketing tactics to get you to sign up for their trial offer. We just want to point out again:
There is no verifiable clinical proof its ingredients work to reduce aging or smooth skin.
There is no listing of the ingredients themselves.
If you sign up for the $5.95 trial, you will very likely have to pay at least an additional $94.90 from the sneaky auto-ship program.
The terms and conditions limit your right to sue them or join any class action lawsuits.
If you do an Internet search of BeauDerma, between all the listings taken up by fake affiliates, you will find lots of complaints from other consumers who didn’t take the above into account. Consider yourself educated.