L’Reve24K is a pair of skin creams that the sellers promise are better than a facelift and will reawaken the beauty within you by filling in fine lines, minimizing dark circles, as well as make your skin silky smooth with an even tone. L’Reve24K insists its ingredients are natural and clinically proven to make you look younger.
What Exactly is in L’Reve24K?
L’Reve24K is essentially 2 products: a cream they say reduces wrinkles and a serum that prevents them from coming back. One of the ingredients they claim is in L’Reve 24K is Polymoist-PS, said to be a “face firming peptide proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.” However, we could find no specific scientific information as to what Polymoist-PS is.
They also highlight L’Reve24K contains Matryxl 3000, a combo of peptides said to be clinically proven to produce collagen but the only studies we could find were conducted by Sederma, the company that invented it.
Oh, and they claim it contains 24K gold, hence the name.
Here is the full list of the ingredients. (We put relevant info we found in parenthesis.)
- Water (You know, good ol’ H2O. Since it’s the first ingredient listed, this usually means it has a lot of it.)
- Sodium Silicate (Also called water glass, it has been used to preserve eggs for long periods of time, to clarify beer in home brewing and used in soaps or detergents and even concrete. It is considered safe, but we couldn’t find any special anti-aging properties associated with it.)
- Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (A thickening agent derived from clay that is known to absorb water. Because aluminum is a metal, there were concerns of toxicity after a 2003 study found it irritated the skin of rabbits. However, a final report by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel concluded it is safe for use in cosmetic formulations.)
- Green Tea (An article in WebMD noted that the antioxidant properties of green tea leaves could be beneficial for the skin; however, there is still not enough evidence that the amount contained in skin care products like L’Reve24K are enough to really do anything.)
- Cucumis Sativus (Aka cucumber. There are a lot of health benefits of eating cucumbers of course, and some evidence the vitamin K and silica can sooth swelling under the eyes and help other skin problems.)
- Fruit Water (May be good to drink, but its effects on skin are unknown.)
- Butylene Glycol (An alcohol used as a conditioning agent that may be an irritant to the eyes but is considered safe.)
- Ethylhexylglycerin and Phenoxyethanol (Two preservatives generally considered safe for cosmetics but ethylhexylglycerin has been shown to be a skin irritant even in small doses for some people.)
- Chondrus Crispus (A seaweed extract aka carrageenan that some say is harmful to human health when ingested. But when used on the skin it appears to protect against UV rays from the sun.)
- Purified Water (H2O again.)
- Hyaluronic Acid (A substance naturally found in our body. WebMD says there is some evidence it can help reduce wrinkles but only if injected.)
- Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Pentapeptide-18 (Aka Argireline. We did find one study in Spain that said it was a safe alternative to Botox.)
- Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl, Benzylamide Diacetate, and Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1 (Aka synthetic snake venom that appears to relax the muscles like a snakebite would, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles. However, some have noted that it may work no better than a moisturizer.)
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Aka Matrixyl 3000. See above.)
- Phenoxyethanol (A cosmetics preservative that has some safety concerns in infants. The FDA recommends caution when using it.)
- Ethylhexlglycerin (Some safety issues, mentioned above.)
- 24K Gold (Gold has been used for centuries as medicine and money but actual proof it does anything for the skin is lacking.)
Conclusion: There is very little evidence any of these ingredients have any special anti-aging benefits aside from moisturizing.
What L’Reve Is Going to Cost You:
L’Reve attempts to lure you in with a 14-day trial offer for a $4.95 shipping fee. What the fine print reveals is that this 14 days is from the date you order it, not when it comes in the mail. After this 14 days you will be automatically enrolled in a monthly shipment program, sent more bottles of L’Reve and billed $97.95 until you call 844-808-8267 and cancel.
Any refunds of L’Reve (other than fraudulent transactions) are “at the discretion of the company.”
There is also a “negative option clause” which states you may be liable for future charges of $97.95 if you do not contact them in time.
Bottom Line: Is L’Reve Going to Make Me Look Younger?
Generally speaking, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, as we explained in our article, there is no fountain of youth. We understand the desire to want to look younger, but we should remind you:
- There is little evidence any of the ingredients of L’Reve work, and we couldn’t find any independent clinical studies of L’Reve itself.
- There are no consumer reviews of the product.
- You will be charged $97.95 after 14 days from the day you order it.
- If it doesn’t work, there is no guarantee you will get this money back and you may owe them more.
We are not a big fan of hidden subscription programs like L’Reve is using. Consumers often complain about being billed for products they don’t want and have difficulty in canceling them.
Alternatives to L’Reve
We don’t want to leave you in the dark (we’re Bright Reviews after all) and we know you want to know the best cosmetic products to make you look younger. That’s why we suggest visiting the Environmental Working Group’s website. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to consumer safety for all types of products, including cosmetics. They warn that cosmetics are unregulated and the safety of many common ingredients are not known. They have devoted time and effort into a cosmetics database, which you can look up ingredients for yourself.
If you don’t want to go through all that hassle, we can recommend some very basic ways to appear younger than you are. They include washing your face regularly (not too much), avoiding the sun (or wearing sunscreen) and smiling! Studies show that people who smile appear younger and more attractive.
And let us know your experience with L’Reve24K below!