Cura Perfect is a skin cream touted by Dr. Doris Day that promises to give you an eye lift in just 90 seconds that lasts up to 8 hours. Dr. Day insists that Cura Perfect almost instantly diminishes bags, sags, lines, and wrinkles creating a smooth surface that you can easily apply makeup and saves you money on expensive facelift surgery.
How do they say Cura Perfect works to banish wrinkles and make my eyes look younger?
Cura Perfect is a cosmeceutical (meaning a cosmetic that claims to have pharmaceutical benefits but has not been rigorously tested for safety or effectiveness) that claims to work nearly instantly on the skin around your eyes. The main ingredient in Cura Perfect is said to include 5 “rejuvenating copper complexes” infused in a serum that when applied to your skin turns back the clock in seconds.
Cura Perfect comes in individual packets that they say are good for one treatment for each eye. To use Cura Perfect they instruct you to first massage the packet to activate the serum; then, open it and put a dab under and around each eye (they tell you to not apply too much). Next, stand expressionless and let Cura Perfect dry – they claim 90 seconds later your dark circles, bags, puffiness, and even crow’s feet and wrinkles will be greatly diminished and your skin will be smooth. They add this smooth surface will allow makeup to glide on easily (for best results, they recommend using oil-free makeup).
Who is Dr. Doris Day?
Dr. Doris Day M.D., F.A.A.D., M.A. (no relation to the 1960s movie star) is a board certified dermatologist that practices in New York City and specializes in laser, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. She is also the author of two books, has her own Sirius XM radio show, and often appears on television programs like the View.
And while Dr. Day gets stellar marks from other doctors, reviews from her patients are a little less kind. On Vitals, a healthcare review site she averages 3 stars with all 5 written reviews giving her one star; over on Yelp she fares slightly better with 3.5 stars. While she does have many positive comments, the negative reviewes share some things in common: many say she spends very little time with patients and often pushes her own (expensive) products on them.
How much does Cura Perfect cost me to get rid of my eye wrinkles?
The Cura Perfect website and infomercial tout a 30-day supply (meaning 30 individual one-treatment packets) for $59.99 plus $7.95 shipping and handling for a total of $67.94 or a little over $2 each.
Cura Perfect comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, but this is minus the $7.95 shipping and what it costs you in postage to send the remaining Cura Perfect back to them.
If you are not satisfied and would like a refund, Cura Perfect instructs you to call (888) 860-6188 Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm PST or email them at CuraPerfect@gmail.com to obtain an RMA.
However, when we called that number, we were told by the person who answered that they do not handle customer service for Cura Perfect. We also called the phone number listed on their customer service page as (212) 819-0300 and were told we had the wrong number. Finally, we called the toll free order number listed as (877) 225-6584 and were connected to an answering machine for a bookstore.
Bottom Line: Is Cura Perfect a good product that will help give me an instant eyelift without surgery?
Probably not. We say this for a variety of factors. First, while copper peptides are useful in helping heal wounds and is a trendy ingredient included in many anti-aging skin creams, according to Livestrong there is very little scientific evidence it does anything to reduce wrinkles. In addition, there is some worry that overuse of copper on the skin can actually increase wrinkles and/or cause damage to sensitive skin.
The actual ingredients are not listed for Cura Perfect, so there is no way of knowing how much copper you are actually getting. In one video on the Cura Perfect site Dr. Day mentions the formula contains “light diffusions” and “boosters” but doesn’t explain what these are.
Paula Begoun aka the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice states on her website “There are no firming or tightening products whose results are even remotely similar to what you get from medical procedures…” and adds that these types of products merely make the skin “feel” tighter but offer no real visible difference. (It should be noted that Ms. Begoun is selling her own line of cosmetic anti-aging products.)
We’ll also point out that we were unsuccessful at reaching Cura Perfect customer service or a sales representative at the numbers provided. This could be a problem if your package doesn’t arrive in the mail or you want to take advantage of their return policy.
Therefore, we suggest skipping Cura Perfect and instead buying an inexpensive moisturizer from your local drugstore that will likely have a similar (read: minimal) effect. In our examination of cheap versus expensive skin creams, we found that price made no difference in how well they work.
If you’d like to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, try these home remedies from Times of India (they also give tips for getting rid of puffiness here). Since Cura Perfect suggests using their serum with makeup anyways, you’re likely to get similar benefits from these suggestions without spending a lot of money.
Remember, in spite of what Dr. Day or any other cosmetic company tells you, there is no Fountain of Youth.
We hope this helps you make a decision about Cura Perfect – let us know your experience below!