company – Skin Care Watchdog https://www.skincarewatchdog.com Which of the skincare products are scams? Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Report: Why You Should Walk Straight Past Vine Vera Kiosks https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/report-why-you-should-walk-straight-past-vine-vera-kiosks/ https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/report-why-you-should-walk-straight-past-vine-vera-kiosks/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:34:32 +0000 http://www.skincarewatchdog.com/?p=1488 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 […]

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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:

  1. Their website doesn’t contain much manufacture or brand information, they only focus on resveratrol.
  2. The price points are very high. They even have a package that costs $7000.00!
  3. They offer reorder reminders which most companies don’t. It seems as if they are forcing their clients to continue use.
  4. Product descriptions are very vague on their website.
  5. 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

Verdict

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!

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Review: Raw Terre – Rich, Real, Raw Skin Care https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/review-raw-terre-rich-real-raw-skin-care/ https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/review-raw-terre-rich-real-raw-skin-care/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:46:51 +0000 http://www.skincarewatchdog.com/?p=1472 UPDATE: Seems that RawTerre has gone out of business. Their website has been down and there have been no updates on Twitter or any other social media channels. A natural brand with pizazz? Yes please! Raw Terre, a gluten free, vegan, and cruelty free brand is quite the hidden gem. This brand brings a contemporary […]

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UPDATE: Seems that RawTerre has gone out of business. Their website has been down and there have been no updates on Twitter or any other social media channels.

A natural brand with pizazz? Yes please!

Raw Terre, a gluten free, vegan, and cruelty free brand is quite the hidden gem. This brand brings a contemporary spin to natural skincare providing products that scream vintage. From the floral print to the beautiful vixens, Raw Terre is perfect for those longing to go natural in style. Each product includes a cute description along with a list of ingredients you can actually pronounce!

Forget products created in gigantic factories, each and every batch is hand-crafted for a complete organic experience. The brand also gives back by giving 10% of all proceeds to Feeding America.

The Brand:

rawterre-brnad-storyThe Raw Terre brand was created by Helen The Alchemist and Dian the Face Freak (@DianRawTerreCEO), two women who share the same love for natural ingredients. Read their brand story here:

Once upon a time there was a gifted Alchemist who transformed precious herbs and other delicate, natural, whole ingredients into magical skin, hair & wellness care products.

The Alchemist devoted over fifteen years to developing heavenly pure, deliciously raw, totally luxurious and yet simple skin care products that really, truly work.

Once upon a time there was a Face Freak. She devoted over fifteen years to searching the world for good, better and best skin care products; something worthy enough to entrust her skin to.

The Face Freak despaired of finding that perfect skin care product – until she met The Alchemist.

One wonderful day, the Alchemist and the Face Freak bumped into each other in the skin care aisle.

They decided to work together to develop the world’s best skin, hair & wellness care products and they proceeded to make honest, wholesome, pure, lavish skin, hair & wellness care products – the best ever.”

Ingredients:

The “Raw” in Raw Terre stems from their use of raw and all natural ingredients.

Raw ingredients are unique because:

  1. They aren’t heated – When most products are manufactured they are heated to speed up the process and create as much revenue as possible. This is also the reason many lotions, scrubs, and creams have such a smooth consistency. Unfortunately for you heating ingredients means activating them releasing the benefits into the air!
  2. They do not contain toxins – It is great when you know your skincare is safe. Raw ingredients are free from toxic chemicals found in normal cosmetic products. Formulas are still long lasting as they use natural ingredients in place of common toxins like preservatives.
  3. They aren’t watered down
  4. They are gentle

Although natural ingredients are beneficial, Raw Terre goes as far as offering ingredients that are organic and wild harvested.

Raw Terre Hero Products

Face Food- Most of the products formulated for the face in the Raw Terre brand are considered “face food”. These products contain natural ingredients that help hydrate, firm, purify, and exfoliate.

Face food products include:

Raw Terre face food productsMoonshine – A rich cream used to fight wrinkles and revitalize skin. With a scent of tuberose and sweet orange this product is also effective on the neck and cleavage. It is made with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Sea Buck-thorn Oil, Butcher’s Broom Root Extract, Tuberose Oil & Sweet Orange Oil, and Soy Lecithin.

Revive – This gentle toner helps balance skin after cleaning. Raw Terre used witch hazel instead of alcohol to prevent skin from drying. The scent of wild rose helps stimulate your senses. It contains Filtered Water, Witch Hazel, Rose Hydrosol, Rose Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Tuberose Oil, and Thyme Oil.

Revive - This gentle toner helps balance skin after cleaning. Raw Terre used witch hazel instead of alcohol to prevent skin from drying. The scent of wild rose helps stimulate your senses. It contains Filtered Water, Witch Hazel, Rose Hydrosol, Rose Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Tuberose Oil, and Thyme Oil.Elixir Concentrate – If your face needs reconstruction this product may be your new favorite. Infused with a trademarked blend of oils this serum helps balance and feed skin cells. Although it is an oil it can be used on all skin types since it doesn’t contain any comedogenic ingredients. It contains Shea Oil, Evening Primrose, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sweet Orange, Tuberose, Neroli Oil, and HydraLux Proprietary Blend.

Caffeine Rush

Caffeine is often used in skin care products to increase circulation and reduce puffiness. The caffeine rush line contains products formulated with caffeine filled ingredients.

Le Eye Bomb Balm – This eye cream is formulated with coffee oil. Le eye Bomb Bal helps hydrate, firm, reduce puffiness, and brightens. It contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Coffee Oil, Sweet Orange, Tuberose, Vanilla, Soy Lecithin Shea Oil, and HydraLux Proprietary Blend.

RawTerre Le Face Bomb BalmLe Face Bomb Balm – The perfect pair to Le Eye Bomb Balm Le Face Bomb Balm is made with coffee oil, coffee extract and their trademarked oil blend. It is said to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin, increase circulation and decrease redness. It contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Coffee Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Tuberose Oil, Vanilla, Soy Lecithin, Shea Oil, and HydraLux Proprietary Blend.

Scrubs

Everyone loves a good scrub but Raw Terre takes the scrub to new heights. Their blends of unique oil and mind-blowing ingredients look as if they deliver promising results

Deep Sea Dermabrasion – Raw Terre’s best seller uses volcanic ash to bust away tough skin. This scrub is used for deep cleansing on the face and cleavage. It contains Black Hawaiian Sand, Black Hawaiian Volcanic Ash, Black Magnetic Sand, Bentonite Clay, Ancient Himalayan Sea Salt, and Bergamot Oil Extract.

RawTerre Sucar Ve LimoneSucar Ve Limone – This scrub can help give skin a brighter appearance. Packed with anti-oxidants it can also help reduce environmental damage. It contains Raw Shea Butter, Organic Sugar, Bentonite Clay, Poppy Seeds, Lemongrass Oil, and Castile Soap.

Le Bon Café – Costa Rican coffee provides the skin with caffeine to help stimulate circulation and brighten skin. With the strong smell of fresh coffee it will can help reduce cellulite, increase circulation, and exfoliate skin. It contains Organic Sugar, Organic Costa Rican Coffee, Pure Coffee Oil, Ancient Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Castile Soap, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Tahitian Vanilla Extract.

Other Products

Belly Balm- A balm created to nourish skin and banish stretch marks. View the Belly Balm story:

Hair & Now- A blend of oils that promote thicker, stronger hair. More information here: http://www.rawterre.com/#!hair-care/c1cgl

Even men use Raw Terre!

Raw Terre, extraordinary Skincare. “Anything bad you can think of free”

 

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Review: Napiers Herbal and Plant Remedies https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/review-napiers-herbal-and-plant-remedies/ https://www.skincarewatchdog.com/review-napiers-herbal-and-plant-remedies/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:41:41 +0000 http://www.skincarewatchdog.com/?p=1452 Many people may think herbal care is new but it has been around for centuries. Skin care brand Napiers is keeping tradition alive with powerful herb and plant remedies. Founded by Duncan Napier, botanist and herbalist, who became interested in herbal medicine while attempting to cure a pesky cough. Napiers began as a small herbal […]

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Many people may think herbal care is new but it has been around for centuries. Skin care brand Napiers is keeping tradition alive with powerful herb and plant remedies. Founded by Duncan Napier, botanist and herbalist, who became interested in herbal medicine while attempting to cure a pesky cough.

Napiers began as a small herbal shop in Bistro Place and later a health food store in Edinburgh, Scotland. As the brand grew they began to produce product and soon after gained massive respect in the industry, and after over 150 years they still thrive. Their groundbreaking blends of organic ingredients offer a never-ending list of guilt-free benefits.

Bestselling Products

organic herbidean kelp

Napiers Hebridean Seagreens Organic Kelpkelp

Organic Herbidean Kelp- Organic Herbidean Kelp is a multi-vitamin that heavily relies on iodine to deliver results. These capsules are said to boost energy, improve memory function, hydrate skin and boost vitality with a little help from iodine. Iodine is a non-metallic element often used as an antiseptic. Your body needs iodine and if deficient the body can severely react. It’s available via this link for £17.25

Iodine is already known for its many health benefits, it helps:

  • Improve thyroid activity
  • Fight depression
  • Create a healthy fetus
  • Improve energy

Best British Bitters- Home remedies seem to never disappoint and Napiers seems to have one for every situation. If you have issues with digestion or want to relieve your body after a binge you may want to try this remedy. Bitters are herbs with a hint of flavor. They are often used in alcohol but can be consumed with any beverage.

Bitters are known to:

  • Settle the stomach
  • Stimulate appetite
  • Improve digestion
Napiers Keep Calm Package

Napiers Keep Calm Package

Keep Calm Package- Life can be hard but Napiers has just the thing to help relax. The Keep calm package (available here) is a combination of Napiers best relaxation products including:

  • The Relaxing Essential Oil Blend- Formulated with a blend of rose, Ylang-Ylang, and Vetiver, this blend is known to help the body relax and refocus.
  • Napiers Stress Blend- A liquid supplement created to promote sleep. Made with various extracts it works best with a relaxing tea such as chamomile.
  • Organic Chamomile Flower Tea- Have a glass of tea before bed and indulge in a good night’s sleep, it can also be used to relieve stress.

Red Rice Yeast Capsules- For those who suffer from high cholesterol this herb and plant remedy may do the trick. Combined with a low-cholesterol diet, the powerful ingredient monacolin K, CoQ10 and grape seed extract these capsules help balance normal cholesterol levels.

Other bestselling items include:

napiers winter support package

Napiers winter support package

The Winter Support Package- A combination of vitamin c capsules, Winter Blend food supplement and wintertime tea to help your body get through the winter and can be purchased here.

Capsicum and Ginger Warming Cream- Frequently used for massage, this cream helps relieve muscle tension and stimulate circulation. Use it to fight headaches or improve circulation in fingers and toes in the blistering cold.

Organic Bugbuster Cream- If you’re lucky enough to enjoy the holidays outdoors you may need insect repellant. This product is formulated without the harsh chemicals found in normal repellant but is said to perform just as well.

Other Products Available

Products for men

Men love product just as much as women and Napiers offers an insane variety. From skincare, to capsules concerning vitality and sexual health Naperis makes it easy for men to find product that are effective and formulated without harmful ingredients.

Mum and Baby

Some may think children don’t need products but Napiers knows otherwise. The brand offers many products for babies including a bed time tea. If you are expecting Napiers also has products to help maintain the health of you and your child throughout pregnancy.

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Skincare

Fight aging with botanicals, herbs, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils. An all natural approach to aging sometimes means a limited product selection but Napiers offer several dozen.

From creams, to serums the Napiers brand has products for concerns like:

  • Ageing
  • Hydration
  • Firming
  • Cellulite and spider veins
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne

As if providing all natural products isn’t enough the Napiers brand has two health clinics. These clinics offer various treatments, metal and physical including:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Facials
  • Reflexology
  • Life coaching

For Napiers official website please follow this link: http://napiers.net/

Follow Napiers on twitter @NapiersHerbs

 

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