Flawless Effect

Flawless Effect

Flawless Effect is an anti-aging, wrinkle-eliminating cream that supposedly works in a mere 90 seconds.

It is advertised as a much-cheaper and less risky alternative to cosmetic surgery. It is claimed to be clinically tested, and there is no need for a prescription.

It sounds appealing, so let’s check out the ingredients, side effects, and reviews to decide if it’s worth it.

Price & Guarantee

Flawless Effect has a money-back, 15-day trial. $4.95 shipping charges apply. The free trial immediately signs you up for $98.37/month for 6 months. To avoid being charged for the first month, cancel the free trail within 15 days of original purchase.

You can purchase Flawless Effect regularly, without the auto-ship option, for $98.37, and the initial order includes a free month’s supply.

Flawless Effect Ingredients

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Magnesium aluminum sulfate does not directly treat skin. Rather, it is an emulsifier, anti-caking agent, viscosity-increaser, and ingredient binder. [1] For the other ingredients to mix well and function, magnesium aluminum silicate is a necessary ingredient in Flawless Effect.

Ascorbyl Palmitate. When ascorbyl palmitate, a form of vitamin C, is absorbed into the membranes of human red blood cells, it protects cells from oxidation triggered by free radicals. It also protects alpha-tocopherol cells from oxidative damage. [2]

However, another study found differing information about ascorbyl palmitate. It suggested ascorbyl palmitate could intensify skin damage through promoting ultraviolet-B-induced lipid peroxidation. [3]

In general, vitamin C is known for enhancing mRNA of collagen types 1 and 3. One study found collagen production increased mostly in women deficient in vitamin C; however, effects were seen across the board. [4]

Tocopherol. Tocopherol, or antioxidant vitamin E, is used as an anti-aging supplement. [5] It reverses and prevents damage to cells caused by free radicals. [6]

Retinol. Retinol, or antioxidant vitamin A, is used to prevent and treat free radical damage. Among antioxidants, vitamin A has the particular ability to reduce wrinkles and heal skin. [7]

In one study, retinol, .04%, significantly healed and improved skin damage and aged skin. [8] In another study, .4% retinol was shown to improve glycosaminoglycan and collagen production. Fine lines and wrinkles in subjects faces improved. [9]

Side Effects

One study found magnesium aluminum silicate caused skin irritation in animal trials. The effects were mild; however, and another human study showed no reactions when applied to human skin. [1]

On Flawless Effect’s website, it warns the product may cause skin whitening. It advises to use less product or mix with a moisturizer and foundation to minimize the effect.

Consumer Reviews

Here are two varied reviews from customers who bought Flawless Effect.

“Dramatic doesn’t even begin to describe how much this product has reduced my wrinkles. It’s such a miraculous transformation. I have never seen a product, felt a product, or used a product that so instantly took away the dark spots. It took away the big sun damage I have been suffering from years and filled in all the lines in the wrinkles. My eye is so dramatically trasformed. It’s like a potty and someone filled in all the lines. Discoloration goes. It’s remarkable!” – Debie, 47, FlawlessEffect.com

“I ordered a free trial of something else, Bellavani cream, for $4.95 shipping charge. I didn’t read the fine print, and found out I’d also ordered Flawless trial as well, which charged me another $4.95 shipping charge. I tried them both, and then noticed I had a $98 charge on my card from Flawless. I called the number and got a rude person who told me my account didn’t exist. Then I called Bellavani, who also handles Flawless. I was told I was charged because my trial period was up, even though I’d only had the product for about a week. Apparently, your trial period begins the moment you order online, not when the product arrives. They would not refund my $98, telling me they would once I sent it back. Then they tried to sell what was left of my trial bottle back to me for $49. I’ve mailed both back and am awaiting the removal of the charge from my card. This was not worth the trouble or effort, and I didn’t see a difference in my skin.” – Kwow, Amazon.com

Directions

Flawless Effect’s website recommends these steps for best results:

1. Apply a pea-sized amount on a dry, clean face.

2. Sweep product over lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

3. With your finger, tap the applied area for 10 seconds, and wait approximately 90 seconds for full activation.

4. Use every day, or as often as needed, prior to moisturizer and makeup application.

5. For more noticeable results, apply a second time after using makeup.

6. Do not use oil-based makeup or moisturizers.

Conclusion

Flawless Effect costs less than cosmetic surgery and many other wrinkle creams, yet it is still an investment in your skincare. Depending on how long you use Flawless Effect, it may add up to be a pricey product.

Scientific studies show the ingredients prevent and repair aging skin. Reviews on the product seemed mixed, but seem to have worked for some. Based on those criteria, I think trying Flawless Effect is worthwhile.

Comments

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  1. by A Housley

    Please cancel my order I do not wish to receive products at all

  2. by Andrew Denison

    A Housely, to cancel your order you’ll have to go through the site you made your purchase from. We’re just a review site, we don’t sell products or cancel orders.

  3. by K. Smith

    The cream is good, but I have cancelled the consent for anymore money to be taken from my account. It’s not worth £98. Please do not attempt to take anymore money.
    Regards
    Mrs K. Smith

  4. by Andrew Denison

    K Smith. We don’t sell this product, we only review it. If you want to cancel your order, you’ll need to go through the site you made your purchase from.

  5. by e hails

    no rating at all ,it’s a total rip off ,I ordered a trial size and found they took £98.37 out my account ,i emailed them straight away to tell them not to take anymore money out , I informed my bank aswell, trying to get refund is like getting blood out of a stone,it’s a third party customer service that deals with complaints , so you might aswell take to a brick wall. best thing to do is tell everyone about this firm and hopefully get them shut down

  6. by gail

    This company needs shutting down. I ordered a trial sample 3 months ago and have discovered they have been withdrawing 98.37 pounds from my account monthly ever since. There has been no contact from them during this time, which would have alerted me to this scam and I have alerted my bank to cancel all further transactions, the Trading Standards Offie, and the Police (Fraud Dept.)

  7. by Mark

    BEWARE !!! This company’s “free trial” offer is a scam. They continue to try and debit nearly $100 each month from your credit card. CON ARTISTS & THIEVES !!!

  8. by Ali Harvey

    Beware of this company!!!
    I have just spoken to a person sounding like a computer generated machine. He kept telling me that they would only refund unopened items. I have not had the product long ,even though ordering in November. How can you cancel an order after 15 days if you haven’t received it at that point??
    Last night I used the product for the first time and within 2-3 minutes my face was swollen, red and burning. I washed the product off immediately but had to resort to anti histamine tablets to reduce the swelling. To add insult to injury I received my bank statement today that showed they had withdrawn £98.37. I rang the ‘customer service ‘immediately. I asked for a full refund because of the reaction, but he was adamant they would only refund $49. I had to stop him there and correct the dollars for pounds, which he said was the same thing. I corrected him again!!I made sure he understood to cancel my account. They say at the beginning of the phone call that the call is taped so he can’t just say he forgot!!
    I am thoroughly disgusted with this total disregard for customer safety if nothing else. Surely if your product causes such an immediate skin reaction the company need to investigate and at least give a full refund ,partly to stop any future litigation.
    They obviously feel that being in the US this may not happen. Does anybody know of a way we can retrieve our money and put a stop to their practice??

  9. by David

    BUYER BEWARE!!!! As others discovered it is a ripoff! I signed up for the free trial and was then charged $98 to my credit card . I call them to as for a refund .They said only if you return the product and cancel the order within 3 days .This to me was ridiculous as I had not yet even received the product.After being hit with the $98 fee at least twice I had to cancel my credit card to stop them ripping me off anymore. Don’t get ripped off by them also.

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References

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[9] Kafi, Reza; Kwak, Hey Shin R.; Schumacher, Wendy E.; et al. “Improvement of Naturally Aged Skin With Vitamin A (Retinol).” Archives of Dermatology. 2007. Available from: http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=412795

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