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Collagenta serum: skin savior or scam?

Mdh must know…Apologies if this has already been discussed (couldn’t find a topic), but I stumbled across a free trial for Collagenta and wondered if the Beauty Brains had reviewed this product?

The Beauty Brains respond:

Collagenta is a mail order product line from London-based DS Marketing Ltd, the same company that markets the Dead Sea Minerals collection. Their Active Collagen Serum, which retails for $149 for what appears to be a 2 ounce container, seems to be the one offered in the free trial so let’s take a look at the key claims and the ingredients.

Collagenta Serum Claims

  • Regular use of Collagenta Active Serum helps the skin stay supple, plump and taut by supplying it with pure marine collagen, rejuvenating minerals and antioxidants.
  • Clinical studies show that when applied twice or thrice daily for just 15 days, Collagenta will fill and smooth out wrinkles that have taken years to form.
  • After as little as one month of regular usage, deep wrinkles, sun spots and other hard signs of ageing are dramatically reduced.
  • Within 3 months, your skin could look 10 to 15 years younger – velvety smooth, glowing and elastic – without painful and expensive Botox injections!

What do these claims really mean?

If you look closely there’s nothing particularly compelling about these claims. Many other (cheaper) products will help moisturize your skin, plumping it up to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are also “weasel words” included in some of the claims that make them dubious. Note the phrasing of “your skin could look 10 to 15 years younger.” The words “could look” helps soften the claim. Hey, we said your skin “could look” 15 years younger! We’re sorry that yours still looks like crap!

There are some numerical claims as well. The most seemingly compelling one states that the product delivers “91% deep wrinkle reduction.” While at first glance this seems impressive, what does it really mean? It could mean that 91% of all deep wrinkles were 100% removed. But it could also mean that 91% of deep wrinkles showed SOME degree of reduction. And that degree could be 25%, 5% or less. Without these important details this claim doesn’t seem so compelling.

How does it work?

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an ingredient list for this product on their website. (That is a huge red flag in our opinion. Companies should be transparent about the ingredients they use and not hide them from potential consumers.) So all we know is that the marketing copy tells us the “unique” formula includes 87 key ingredients: active marine collagen, pure honey, plant extracts, Dead Sea minerals, vitamins and powerful antioxidants.” None of these ingredients have been proven to have radical effects on the skin. Collagen, for example, is too big to penetrate anyway. All it can do it moisturize and plump up wrinkles. There’s no evidence presented here that makes us think this product works better than any other moisturizer.

Collagenta Serum Scam?

In addition, for what it’s worth, this product seems to have a fair number of complaints about people being over charged and not being able to get their money back. You can check it out for yourself on this Complaints Board. Let the buyer beware!

The Beauty Brains bottom line

Based on what we’ve seen there’s no compelling reason to spend $149 on a product like this. Even getting the free sample makes us a little nervous given the problems that others have had.

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  • jennifer boyle April 20, 2015, 7:54 pm

    this a scam please DO NOT fall for the free sample offer .
    it has cost me £107 .00

    • linda andrews July 27, 2015, 2:30 pm

      AGREED DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT – they say it is a trial – the small print is not obvious – I was billed £200 because I did not return within 30 days. When I did return they said they would not refund becuase the product was opened – it was a TRIAL. There is another product called AIMEE which is also a scam BEWARE

  • Sonndra Foster July 6, 2015, 11:54 am

    I received a box of your product. Then I was charged $149 them. I did not order this product. Did not authorized the debt. I want a rebate of my money. if I do not receive this I will fill charges to your company.

    • Audrey April 3, 2017, 4:04 am

      I got my free sample. Nothing made this product any more beneficial than say using mineral oil. Then the next month I received my credit statement that was only to be used for shipping and handling well that was167.00
      Then I received another nothing special 3 bottle collagen beauty system, which I returned boy still received a bill for a whopping 187.00 then again for another month same deal so finally Visa called me which was great they put a stop on my card for Fraudulent reasons. So any way my credit co is applying a credit to my card for all the charges from that Co. as well as another same scam beauty cream that Dr. 0z is supposed to back but the charge for this Co. was~475.00
      I am also being credited for. NO MORE FREE TRIALS FOR ME.
      Audi beauty guru.

  • Melanie drayton July 27, 2015, 6:06 am

    I received the FREE trial but have now been charged £200 for more products I did not order or want . I want my money back

  • Paul July 31, 2015, 10:18 am

    Same thing, my free sample cost me £98.

  • Mcgraw March 8, 2016, 7:28 am

    Received a box (4 product) never order that kit. It was frozen when I got it. I know they are going to charge me for that shit. I just want to get rid of it and not be charged.

    • Graci Rodriguez March 20, 2017, 1:34 pm

      Do not buy this product This is a scam they charge your credit card without you authorizing there thieves

  • Denise Groulx April 15, 2017, 8:02 am

    Same as the others who wrote above. Before I realized it, I had been charged for more than $600 CDN dollars!

    Tried to be reimbursed and couldn’t. So beware. Now I’m stuck with this product and its “sisters” and can’t get rid of them other than pitch them in the garbage can!

  • Mary Rowe June 13, 2017, 11:14 am

    Do not order ,they are such a sleazy outfit , ordered a sample and got charged several hundred dollars , Sent parcel back and still no credit to my account .By the way they still kept the parcel also ! Still working on taking legal action !!!! What 72 year old is to read very fine print ????

  • Mary Rowe September 6, 2017, 8:41 pm

    What did you do with the order my husband sent back along with his order ? His name is Gerard Rowe .I certainly did not have a credit to my account .I also told the lady at the time to not send anything .She said they would not .please check your recordings !!!!

    • Randy Schueller September 7, 2017, 7:11 am

      Mary: we’re just an information website. We don’t have anything to do with orders for this product. You should contact the company.

  • Bruce P April 11, 2018, 11:13 am

    This is a scam. They use your card information to charge a further $200 for their “sample” they send

  • Mrs J.Moore December 7, 2018, 4:53 pm

    Ordered this several months ago ,thinking I was to get a free sample of it ,but got the whole package.Paid money for it but nothing like the amount I’ve read people have paid in dollars .Only just tried it this morning and have had a terrible reaction on both cheeks ,worst on my right one.I have swelling and itching also weeping !!!!!!!! It has got worse as the day moves on and is also throbbing at the moment.Wondered if anyone using it has had this reaction !!!!!Very very angry !!!!!!!!

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