Question: I recently saw a TV infomercial for a product called Genisphere that claims to be a “facelift in a bottle.” I have been considering plastic surgery for several months but am wondering if this product will help me delay surgery for a bit longer. Can you give me some information on this product?
Answer: Genisphere is a product that makes some pretty lofty claims about its effectiveness. This product claims to be different and more effective than other products in a few ways. Firstly, the product claims that it uses microscopic qusomes that are designed to be absorbed under the skin. The website asserts that these qusomes are able to absorb water under the skin and plump up wrinkles for the inside out. Secondly, the product claims to produce lasting results over time. The manufacturers say that the wrinkle reduction will begin to be permanent after several weeks of application.
Although Genisphere makes the claim of being a facelift in a bottle, there is no mention of clinical trials, active ingredients, or any other information that would help a consumer understand exactly how accurate the product’s claims are. Without such information, it is hard to determine the accuracy of the product’s claims.
If you do shop for an anti-wrinkle product in a health store, pharmacy or on the Internet, you’ll often find hundreds of different brands containing a confusing array of ingredients. You may be tempted to experiment with different products until you find one that works. But this approach may be expensive. More importantly, not all products contain the quality and quantity of necessary ingredients to positively promote long-term improvements on the appearance of wrinkles and an overall healthy complexion. That’s why you’ll need to do a little bit of research to find the best, most potent brand for your needs.
Lee Mann, our respected health and beauty expert, did a fantastic review on wrinkle creams and their actual effectiveness in a recent feature, the results are quite surprising.