Youthful Radiance is an anti-aging serum that sellers promise will rapidly reduce wrinkles in weeks and restore your skin to make you look many years younger. They claim Youthful Radiance works so well because it contains active natural ingredients that they insist have been clinically proven to work.
What’s in Youthful Radiance that makes it so great for my skin?
Youthful Radiance is said to be a moisturizer that contains all natural ingredients that penetrate deeply into the layers of your skin, hydrating and helping skin retain moisture where necessary.
Grape stem cells culled from the Gamay Teinturier Freau grape from France. (Ooh la la!) Stem cells such as ones from grapes or apples receive a lot of hype, there is not a lot of evidence backing up their effectiveness on human skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil – Said to contain palmitoleic acid, aka an Omega-7 fatty acid that decreases as we age. Again, there is a lot of hype about macadamia nut oil – even Dr. Oz has promoted it – with no rigorous clinical studies behind it.
Ginkgo Biloba and Green Tea Extracts: They state these two ingredients work together as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. While there is one study that showed a topical application of ginkgo and green tea improved skin elasticity, it was only conducted with 48 people. The Mayo Clinic states more research is necessary.
Fruit Acids – Also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA, which they explain loosen the “glue” between dead skin cells, revealing soft skin underneath. The FDA has looked into AHAs and say they are safe if: a) their concentration is 10% or less b) the final product has a pH of 3.5 or greater c) includes some form of sun protection or warns about sun exposure. (AHAs increase skin sensitivity and may cause sunburn.)
Conclusion: there is a small bit of evidence some of these ingredients may help rejuvenate your skin to some extent, but the real truth is there is no fountain of youth. In addition, cosmetics containing AHAs should be use cautiously and with a sunscreen.
What does a bottle of Youthful Radiance cost me?
Youthful Radiance attempts to tempt you with what they claim is a 14-day period to test it out for just $4.95 shipping; if you refresh the order page or try to leave, the price will go down to $1.95.
But that’s not how they make their money – it’s the terms and conditions of the trial offer that catch many consumers off guard.
They state, amongst other things:
- The 14-day period begins from the day you ordered Youthful Radiance, not when it comes in the mail.
- You must also alert them 1 day before the trial period ends that you want to cancel.
- Otherwise, you’ll be charged $84.95 for the bottle you received. You’ll also be signed up for an auto-ship program where they will send you more Youthful Radiance every month and bill you $84.95.
- Opened bottles are not eligible for refunds and only one refund per customer.
- The Negative Option Clause states you may be liable for future goods and services of $84.95.
- All refunds are at the discretion of the company.
Youthful Radiance Customer Service telephone: (877) 977-2077.
Youthful Radiance also says they have a 30-day money back guarantee, minus shipping, but again this is for unopened bottles and limited to one per customer.
Bottom Line: Should I order Youthful Radiance to erase my wrinkles and look younger?
No. As we discussed above, the trial period is set up in such a way that you will very likely owe at least $84.95 before you’ve had enough time to try Youthful Radiance and see if it works – even their own website says it takes 3 weeks. Read more about anti-aging products and their phony “free trials” here.
On top of this, because cosemeceuticals like Youthful Radiance are essentially unregulated, they don’t list and we don’t know the exact formulation of the ingredients. This can be especially troublesome for products that contain AHAs (the FDA reported 114 adverse reactions to AHAs from 1994-2004.)
Finally, we’ll let you in on a few secrets that the anti-aging industry is keeping from you. Namely, there still is no magic formula that will turn back the hands of time. Cheap skin creams work just as good as expensive ones, so save your money.
If you want to look a few years younger, you can do that by avoiding the sun or wearing a sunscreen of 30 SPF to protect the skin. Moisturize and gently exfoliate.
We hope this helps you understand Youthful Radiance skin cream’s advertising method. Let us and our fabulous readers know your experience below!