Basing their advertising off of celebrity hype, renuven promises to help you look 20 years younger with “radiant, glowing skin.” Like many of its competitors, it claims to “stimulate the growth of collagen.” To achieve these results, it uses silicon dioxide, almond oil, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract.
Price: $49.95/60 day supply
At $49.95 for a 2 month supply, renuven is more affordable than most of its competitors. One of the main ingredients, almond oil, has been used effectively as a skin softener for centuries. It absorbs quickly into the skin and produces results in that way. Hyaluronic acid has been used to stimulate tissue repair and renewal and therefore younger looking skin in many cases. Green tea protects the skin from sun damage by reducing free radicals and reducing inflammation.
Renuven uses some ingredients that have shown results in certain areas. However, green tea for example has not been shown to reduce the signs of aging. A randomized double blind placebo controlled study was conducted on the effects of green tea on aging, and the results were inconclusive and certainly not statistically significant. Silicon Dioxide hasn’t even been speculated to have an effect on the skin by anyone but manufacturers using it in one of their products. And then they entice the consumer by offering a “free trial offer.” To me, this basically means they overcharge for a likely worthless product, and then they rope consumers into an autoship program the consumer may or may not actually want. These autoships are often difficult to cancel, and the consumers often times do not know about this preset condition.
Renuven contains 2 ingredients that have actually been proven to have some effect. They use almond oil, which is a moisturizer, and green tea extract, which has been proven to protect the skin from sun damage. Neither of these have been proven to reduce or prevent the signs of aging. The others have not been proven at all. The fact that they use a free trial offer to try to sell their product completely turns me off, and I would not suggest wasting any time or money on them.