Resveratrol. Most skin care brands love it and often include it in anti-aging products. This powerful anti-oxidant is commonly derived from red grapes but can also be found in nuts and berries. Anti-oxidants provide the skin with protection against free-radicals, or molecules that suck the life from cells. If cells are protected the ageing process is slowed and combined with other ingredients can reverse the signs of aging.
Vine Vera Skincare is among one of the many brands that rely on Resveratrol for results.
Their top 6 products are as follows:
Merlot Refining Peel- Retail Price $146.00
A peel said to free the skin of dirt and debris.
Merlot Day Cream- Retail Price $146.00
A day cream that claims to deliver rich, replenished skin.
Dark Circle eye cream- Retail price $296.00
An eye cream that help reduce dark circles and puffiness
Vitamin C serum- Retail price $246.00
An anti-aging serum that increases the skin overall appearance. The only ingredients mentioned are resveratrol, vitamin a, and vitamin c.
Eye Serum- Retail price $296.00
A lightweight serum that helps smooth the eye area.
Chianti Thermic Mask- Retail price $596.00
A mask that heats up to open pores. It is said to remove dirt, oil, and debris from the skin
Vine Vera has continuously appeared in the media as an effective product but a few things seem fishy:
- Their website doesn’t contain much manufacture or brand information, they only focus on resveratrol.
- The price points are very high. They even have a package that costs $7000.00!
- They offer reorder reminders which most companies don’t. It seems as if they are forcing their clients to continue use.
- Product descriptions are very vague on their website.
- Salespeople use pushy tactics to influence customers. A few Vine Vera employees were heard mentioning Dr.Oz as a supporter, though there is no evidence to support this claim.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin shopping mall. Two Vine Vera kiosks are located on one floor. Associates attempt to get the attention of consumers by saying “In 20 seconds – I’m going to give you better results than from the last 15 years”. While many of us know this claim is impossible, even by going under the knife, it works.
Unfortunately those sales tactics worked on a woman named Beverly Mitch. Once reeled into the kiosk, an associate began to pitch a sale. The Vine Vera kiosk also sells products with the brand name Vivo Per Lei (same manufacturer as Vine Vera). After a relaxing Vivo Per Lei consultation she showed interest in 10 products. In the beginning she was told the total cost would be $400.00 but only if she buys them now.
Scared to miss out on a good deal, Beverly forked over 400 buckaroos only to later find out she could’ve bought the same lot for $100 from Amazon! And there are NO refunds with this company!
For more on Beverly’s Vine Vera Experience click here: Fox6now.com
What you pay for a product depends on where you buy them from and this is where Vine Vera cheats their customers. Take their Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask for example, on the company’s direct site it is priced at $596.00 but retailers like eBay, and The Cosmetics Store sell an identical item for only $130.00.
On http://www.vivopl.com/dead-sea-collection.html, Vivo’s official website they sell a product called Body Butter Devotion for $50.00 but on Amazon you can buy that product (the same size) and he Devotion Body Scrub for only $13.00 (that’s a $37.00 discount!
Here are a few other outrageous price differences:
|Product||Vivo Per Lei||Amazon|
|Dead Sea Facial Peeling||$100.00||4 jars for $25.25|
|Dead Sea Day Cream||$100.00||$8.50|
|Foaming Facial Cleanser||$100.00||$8.00|
|Black Diamond Set||$2600.00||$49.00|
|Collagen Renewal Cream||$500.00||$19.00|
As if the insane profit Vine Vera makes isn’t enough, we were also able to find a rip-off report with complaints of being tricked into buying products due to a consultant’s unauthorized use of Dr.Oz’s name. She was also charged an extra $200.00. Read the full story here
The brand actually has good reviews (not sure if genuine) but unfortunately this company isn’t in the business for ratings. If you happen to be interested in a Vine Vera or Vivo Per Lei products, avoid kiosks and shop with online retailers like Amazon or The Cosmetics Store and save a small fortune!