Update. 7/7/21. 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 product's 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does not share the name of the pilot study or authors either, which leads me to believe that the pilot study may not be published or peer-reviewed.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 surprised that Stem Cell Therapy cream did not contain resveratrol, the most popular anti-aging product out there today. See the resveratrol review for more info about this supplement.
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. Regardless, what clinical data has 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. It's a vague statement.
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?
Also I noticed the jar packaging. Any anti-aging product with important ingredients that still comes in jar packaging is a big failure in my opinion. The air will eventually oxidize those ingredients each time you open the jar and stick your fingers in it.
Fantastic review! I can really appreciate an unbiased review as so many are slanted it is difficult to tell an ad from something legitimate. I feel like I already tried the product! Anyhow, I don’t need to waste my time now, going to stick to Lumavera. Bravo on the article 🙂
Donna, you are very welcome! Thank you for your kind words 🙂
According to your research, can you tell me what is the best cream that we women with age can use it to remove wrinkles, sagging jaw, droppy eyes, and turkey neck? I interest to know about it!
Viviane, I wish I had a good answer for you. Im not sure if any over the counter cream would do much more than moisturize the skin. Im certain a dermatologist or esthetician could give you a much better answer than I can. If you get any answers from them, do let me know 🙂
Too bad I didn’t read this BEFORE I bought. I only bought one jar and can’t see that it made too much difference. I regularly use Retin a Straight and have for 30 years and I feel that has helped over the years more than anything. Of course that’s a guess as I don’t know what I would have looked like without it!
Anonymous, I’m just glad you were able to find me. Hopefully I was able to help in some small way.
In spite of all of your research to the contrary I must say that it really does work.
I have been using it for a couple of years now.
It may not take 15 years off but it does remove the wrinkles with regular use.
I’m not a scientist just an average person.
I’m very happy with the product.
Rae, thanks for your words.
Very thorough, very clear investigative research on your part. None of theirs. I am impressed. Wish I would of read this review before I purchased this now Paperweight.
Mary Ellen says
Well you made my day ,yes I was getting ready to buy the product and decided to read some feed back, glad i did. Thank you from the bottom of my heart that I read all the information about the Stem Cell cream,We need more Dr’s like you to tell the consumer the truth.
As i am at the age where i do wish there was a true product that would do what they promise to do. And I am only on ss and do have to use my funds for what i need. Not threw it to some co that is giving us false information., Keep up the good work. I will always check on new products that are trying to mislead the public. Thank you.
Mary Ellen, thats very kind of you to say. I am not a doctor though. I’m an exercise physiologist. supplements are one of my main interests.
I tried this product 2 years ago, I was skeptical but curious as the ad I got was in mail form, with a lot of details and pitch. I tried their risk free trial and paid 90 bucks or something close, for 2 of their jars. I used it and noticed about as much change as with the Olay Regenerist products. It becomes difficult to tell when you’re using multiple products. I did notice a younger skin appearance if I remember right, but not so impactful that I would continue to pay their price.
I didn’t see anything astonishing and sent it back empty for a refund.
I am on their list as today I got a pitch for Only One, total skin care, with Janis DiPietra MS endorsing it. She says, “It’s unique, 7-1 action makes Only One total skin care the ‘Only One’ you’ll ever need…this is anti aging science at its very best.”
Obviously Dr’s Feder and DiPietra are being fed marketing lines by the machine that is behind Biologics promotional machine. If you’ve ever called their number you will be pitched no less than 20 various options, additions, variations and promotions before you get through the process, all automated and then again with a live operator. They must make a fortune, its well designed though quite tedious.
I’ve bought a few dozen things via direct mail and infomercials, and of them the one I felt did some immediate good, though it wasn’t systemic was a plumper/tightener for the eye area that worked immediately called genesphere.
I think exfoliation daily, facial exercises (yoga or facercise), antioxidants, and avoiding sugar, and junk, go a long way for the anti-aging effects of keeping lines and sagging at bay. Interestingly, I recently bought 3 of the holistic types of natural ingredient skin treatments, which are really low cost and as such I wasn’t expecting much. They have done as much as any other high cost treatment I’ve used, which is pretty much all of them.
Seriously, people need to call these lies out in the legal arena, the only thing that will stop rip off lies like this is paying a big price and ruined reputation.
ruben leal says
This is a scam there is no no one that is going to believe that you’ll look fifteen years younger the first day you really think people are that stupid?
I might sound a bit paranoid, to some here. But I have always wondered if people may very well create facial creams that temporarily help, but in the long run harm the way you appear, and actually cause MORE wrinkles, because that suits their best interest to make more profits thru other means like surgery. People often buy some product, it doesnt work, and do nothing.
SO what would it hurt to endorse a fake product even if it caused you trouble that then had to be reversed other ways? Or create a second product later on, for more cost, that claims to get rid of the issues caused by the first product they introduced. and go on and on this way?
The commercial played several times for the stem cell stuff on my TV, and the first thing I noticed was all medical persons on it looked fake, they sound fake, and they all appeared to have used their own plastic surgeries to make their own younger looks, not creams, as the guy obviously has a facelift, you can tell- the woman must’ve had so much facial work done she could hardly move her lips while speaking, and the last guy had a paraffin looking skin tone.
This fact alone made me check on this product actually. You might want to use realistic looking doctors on your ads if you really want to fool someone like me who questions everything. I am 36,& I look like I am around 30. I am STILL freaking out about fine lines. I have used only over the counter brand name type items so far, like Oil of Olay,face serums Etc. and things like Eye creams and the like you can buy from CVS for 35 dollars of less.
So far I believe I have seen the most results I am going to from these, without paying hundreds for other products. The sad fact still remains that surgery really is the only sure fix for wrinkles thus far, and I hope it changes very soon. Before I get any older. Another thing, I have never gone outside into the sun without at least 75 level sunblock on my entire face, and have been using it since age 14.
So any wrinkling I do have is purely from age. Sun damage is very real. I am trying to avoid it.I will never buy this product after reading this and I thank you for it! If I am offered a free sample I will use it and come back and tell everyone what I experienced, or if I ever meet anyone who uses it I will ask the result and share, I promise.
I never fall for the tv gimmicks, but this commercial had even me a bit curious. I pulled up your website, first. LoL!!!!!! Thank you, for confirming my suspicions. Your research is impeccable…I know this is the land of free enterprise, but when doctors sworn to protect the best interest of people get on national television and stand behind fraudulent products in order to manipulate the people they should be protecting, I don’t think that they to wear the credentials of a doctor.
Tracey, that’s interesting. I wonder if the American Medical Association has ever taken a stand on doctors who do things like this?
Excellent! We should take this approach to other “health” products claiming effects like “body purification”, etc. However, how can we be more effective to make a change? What can we do to make “truth in advertising” actually happen. I suspect that it’ll remain an oxymoron such as “military intelligence” or “fat-free cream”…
With claims that are being made about the efficacy of stem-cell skin therapy, I think that the FDA should definitely get involved and regulate this (on the basis that unsupported efficacy claims are being made).
Thanks for the review. I was ready to buy the product. I have been looking for something that will reduce the wrinkles around my eyes. This product seemed ideal. I guess the old saying “it looks too good to be true” is more appropriate for this product. Thanks for the research you have done. Many of us do not have the time or where with all to do it ourselves, so we appreciate your tremendous effort. Thank you for saving me from another gimmic.
Linda thanks for writing! Id check with a dermatologist for what they recommend. I have a nice who is an esthetician and she tells me they have all sorts of things they can do these days.