Is the secret to looking younger right inside you? That’s what they say on the website for Stem Cell Therapy by BioLogic Solutions. Basically this is a topical anti aging cream that’s supposed to work on the cellular level to stimulate your own collagen stem cells to start to repair damaged skin and erase wrinkles.
Is Stem Cell Therapy cream a scam or the real deal? Well, Biologic Solutions – the maker of the product – calls this “a newly discovered secret to rejuvenating aging skin” and that you can look “up to 15 years younger starting the very first day”! WOW! Pretty powerful words – and more so, when you see the doctors talking about how great it is in the commercial. I was intrigued by the before and after pictures in the Stem Cell Therapy cream commercial so I reviewed their website (stemcellskinrepair.com) to see what I could discover in case you were as curious as I was.
On the website, they say that if you use Stem Cell Therapy cream that it can:
- Increase production of new skin cells by 57%
- Re-activate stem cells to stimulate fresh, new skin cell production
- Increase natural collagen production by 80%
- Decrease wrinkle appearance 56% in 30 days
- Increase elastin synthesis by 61%
- Decrease Wrinkle Appearance up to 56%
Below these amazing claims you see that these statistics are based on:
A single pilot study of 15 people who used only one of the active ingredients.
In other words, this study was not on Stem Cell Therapy cream itself, but rather on only one of its ingredients. Which ingredient was it? They don’t tell you.
A pilot study is a preliminary investigation. It usually leads to a more comprehensive study down the road if researchers find something interesting. While the claims made about Stem Cell Therapy cream sound pretty interesting, that more comprehensive study does not seem to exist because I can’t find it on the products website.
According to the Better Business Bureau Biologic Solutions has been around since 1994. What have they been doing since then to study this product?
In addition, Biologic Solutions does not share the name of the pilot study or authors either, which leads me to believe that the pilot study may not be published or peer reviewed.
Does Stem Cell Therapy remove wrinkles?
If you watch the video on the Stem Cell Therapy website you see someone’s wrinkles disappear. But in the small print on the video, you see that the video has been “dramatized”. In other words, they enhanced the video to make it look more dramatic. What’s up with that?
Stem Cell Therapy Cream Ingredients
The Stem Cell Therapy website does not tell you what the ingredients of the product are. At several other websites, I discovered that the stem cell cream contains 3 ingredients:
Let’s take a closer look at these compounds and see what we can figure out. I’m going to list these out of order below because I want to show you something.
The “mito” part of this name is a reference to the mitochondria which is an energy generating part of our cells. The “stim” part in the name makes me think this compound somehow stimulates the mitochondria to work better.
One pdf file I found online called mitostime “the fountain of youth” and that it’s supposed to “rejuvenate aging skin cells by restoring protein synthesis activity by much as 37%”. Unfortunately no proof is given to back up these claims.
The name Mitostime sounds trademarked to me. When I searched online, I found that another name for Mitostim is Laminaria digitata, which is a compound in brown seaweed. Another name for laminaria digitata is Algin.
I searched the National Library of Medicine for research conducted on:
- Laminaria digitata and wrinkles
- Laminaria digitata and mitochondria
- Laminaria digitata and stem cells
- Laminaria digitata and anti aging
- Laminaria digitata and Epithelium
I did the same thing for “Algin”. No studies were returned. So, there seems to be no good proof that this stuff helps wrinkles.
According to the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) Phyko-AI-PF is another name for hydrolyzed Algin. But wait, isn’t that basically what Mitostime is – Algin?
So mitostime and Phyko-AI-PF are both basically the same thing – Algin. The only difference I can see is that Phyko-AI-PF has had some water added to it.
This stuff is called a “youth compound” on some websites. The funny thing is when you Google Seractin, nobody wants to tell you what it is. Everybody just repeats what each other is saying. That says to me that even the websites that sell Stem Cell Therapy cream don’t know what Seractin is!
Seractin is obviously a name that holds no scientific meaning outside of Biologic Solutions. I say this with confidence because when I searched the National Library of Medicine for “Seractin”, no studies showed up. The same thing happens when I Google Seractin. That tells me nobody else is using the term “Seractin”. I honestly have no idea what this stuff is.
On the plus side, I was a surprised that Stem Cell Therapy cream did not contain resveratrol, the most popular anti-aging product out there today. Read my resveratrol review for more info about this supplement.
For additional insights, also read the Stem Cell Therapy review by Leah Lefler.
Who Is Dr Lewis M. Feder?
Dr Lewis Feder, a cosmetic surgeon, is featured on the Stem Cell Therapy TV commercial and the website of the product. Dr Feder makes this very bold statement on the TV commercial:
“I would never recommend a product or therapy which does not work. Here, finally, is a topical cream that can help turn back your aging clock, helping you produce young skin cells like you did in your teens and twenties. This is anti-aging science at its best.”
Really? Does Dr. Feder – a scientist – consider a pilot study involving only 15 people and only 1 of the ingredients in Stem Cell Therapy cream “anti aging science at its best”?
On the stem cell cream website they tell you that :
“Dr. Feder is remunerated for examining and commenting on Stem Cell clinical data.”
So, Dr. Feder was paid for his testimonial. Ok, like it or not, this stuff does go on, but I would like to know what clinical data Dr Feder examined that convinced him to endorse this product so wholeheartedly .
Dr Janice DiPietro
Janice DiPietro MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon, is also featured in the TV commercial and website for Stem Cell Therapy. In the commercial, Dr DiPietro says:
“This formula turns on the switch that tells your own stem cells to start producing again”.
Producing… producing what? Notice Dr. DiPietro doesn't specifically tell you what it’s causing you to produce. I found her vague statement very interesting.
It's also interesting that both Dr DiPietro and Dr Feder are based in New York, which is where Biologic Solutions is based also.
How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost?
Stem Cell Therapy cream costs $49.95 (plus 4.95 shipping and handling) and if you order it on the website, they also give you an extra product free. Be aware that if you order Stem Cell Therapy cream, you are also enrolling in their “Stem Cell Replenishment Program” which is an autoship program. This means that they will send you more of the product every 30 days and will bill your credit card $29.95 each month plus $4.95 shipping and handling ($34.95 total each month). To cancel the auto ship program you must call them at 1-877-329-4653.
Does Stem Cell Therapy Cream Work?
Here is Stem Cell Therapy on Amazon if you want to see what others are saying about it. Based on the very little research available on Stem Cell Therapy that I can see, I don’t think it will do much. But, ultimately I have no idea if it works or not, so my question to you is…
What do you think?