I get some interesting products in my office sometimes. If it says “anti-aging” on it, I grab it. I often wonder if super-pricey products work since I feel way too guilty slapping down $100 for something that promises to erase my wrinkles. I’m vain, but not THAT vain. And what if it did work? What then? Would I be trapped into spending $100 a month just to keep up? It’s best not to go there, I think.
But back to this little product I received. It’s called RG-Cell Serum. Sounds super science-y, doesn’t it? Serious stuff. It came in a tiny glass vial with a rubber nipple-like thing on the top, so you could easily control the small amount that is recommended to use each day. You wouldn’t want to accidently dump it out all over your bathroom counter.
So, in the interest of science (and my dedication to you older moms out there), I decided to limit myself to using only the RG-Cell serum (www.rg-cell.com) for as long as it lasted, so I could give you a semi-accurate assessment of whether or not it worked for me.
This was no easy task, mind you. Everything in my bathroom says “anti-aging” on it. I vowed not to use any of it until the RG-Cell Serum was gone. (If all that stuff actually worked, I should look like an infant).
Anyway, back to the RG-Cell treatment. The information that came with the vial said that it is “Scientifically proven to improve skin condition and visibly reverse aging. The serum contains a unique proprietary blend of stem cell activators programmed to protect your skin and visibly fight aging at the cellular level for a beautiful, youthful complexion with just a few drops a day.” Nothing bad about that. It’s supposed to “awaken dormant stem cells…by stimulating fibroblast production of collagen…”
See what I mean? This stuff sounds fabulous. I have no idea what any of that means, but for you, my readers, I was willing to try it.
Here are some of the ingredients: Human Oligopeptide-1 (EGF); Blue Green Algae Extract; Caviar Extract; Soy Phyto Placenta Extract; Mirrh Oil (didn’t the Wise Men bring that to Jesus?); Levulinic Acid; Adenosine; Neroli; Hyaluronic Acid and some other junk.
I figured all that acid would melt off at least one layer of my aging skin.
I used the RG-Cell as instructed – on clean skin morning and evening. You can use it just once a day, but I wanted to get the full effect. It says that once a day usage will give you 30 days of treatment. I found that I got that with twice-a-day usage. Bargain.
My analysis – I don’t know. I honestly don’t know if it worked or not. Obviously, I didn’t see huge changes in my skin. I still have wrinkles and spots, but maybe my skin looks a little better. Or maybe it’s that I WANT my skin to look better. I can’t say that the RG-Cell erased my wrinkles or gave me the skin of a 20-year-old, but I would say it was maybe a little smoother.
But “radiant”? No, I don’t think anyone has ever described my skin as radiant. But maybe I need to spend more time on it. After all, I did grow up in the olden days when we spent our teen-age years “laying out” at the pool or in the backyard slathered in Baby Oil to get that really deep tan, which I now know is called “sun damage.”
RG-Cell, I had high hopes for you. I mean anything with a $99.99 price tag must work miracles, or so I hoped. Maybe my expectations were too high. It may be just too late for me. I guess I’ll stick to the $20 drugstore stuff and a dim lightbulb in my bathroom.