What are Lifecell Ingredients? Why Is It So Expensive?

What are the ingredients in this expensive skin cream? Is it sold in stores, and is it worth the money?

Lifecell comes with a hefty price tag, which makes people question what are the secret ingredients that make this anti-aging skin cream so special? Is worth it, and where is it sold?

We'll answer all of your questions and more below…

Let's talk about:
LifeCell All-In-One-Skin-Tightening Cream

I couldn't help but wonder about the reasons behind the popularity of this cream. Does it truly deliver results, and if not, what's driving such a wide range of reviews? Plus, there's no denying it's expensive, close to $200!😦

A woman wondering if LifeCell ingredients are worth the high cost.

Right from the start, I can see why there's so much excitement:

LifeCell contains added ingredients that give you almost instant results.

This anti-aging cream utilizes tiny micro-fillers and advanced light-reflecting technology to immediately "hide" the appearance of wrinkles and skin discoloration.

It's important to note: These effects are all about instant improvements and don't relate to long-term results; it's like a quick illusion for your skin.

But, the truth is, I bet I can get the same results from a good BB Cream for 1/4 of the price. 🫤

What the manufacturer says

LifeCell worth the money?

If you read the company's website, you might think it all sounds too good to be true. They say it's an all-in-one anti-aging cream.

The manufacturer claims that the ingredients in this cream can help to:

  • reduce crow’s feet and fine lines
  • brighten the skin
  • lighten age spots
  • reduce dark eye circles 
  • provide 24-hour hydration

Now, that probably sounds like it can replace every skin care/anti-aging product you have in your makeup drawer, right?

But, when you examine the ingredients list (see below), you'll find that there are few active components to back up these anti-aging claims, with the exception of its hydrating properties.

What the customers say

Most of the good reviews were from people aged 50 and older. I wondered why?

Could it be because the micro-fillers made mature skin look instantly smoother? As a woman over 60, I can tell you, even the smallest improvement in mature skin makes a big difference and brings a smile to my face!😊

Younger people may not have been as impressed with this cream because they already have youthful skin and did not find it to be significantly more effective than drugstore moisturizers.

On the more extreme side, some complained that it made them breakout.

In my own experience: I found that it left my skin feeling sticky, which made applying makeup a bit tricky. When I tried to put on makeup and sunscreen after using LifeCell cream, it seemed to clump together and roll off my skin.

What makes this cream different?

How many moisturizers, skin creams, and anti-aging serums do you have in your beauty draw? There’s no question it’s frustrating and LifeCell wants to make it easier for you.

It's an All-In-One purpose cream

Their goal was to design a skincare cream that served as an all-in-one, go-to-anti-aging cream.

Instead of having to figure out how to layer 3-4 different products (moisturizers, firming creams, under-eye-creams, BB creams, dark spot minimizer), this one product was supposed to do it all.

And, it was supposed to work quickly. The South Beach manufacture states that visible improvements can be seen within 17 seconds!

While the ingredient list is pretty long, here is a summary of the most potent active anti-aging ingredients. 

  • DMAE
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Retinol
  • Lipoic acid
  • CoQ10
  • Vitamin C

Below, we'll go through each ingredient and explain what it does for your skin.

Lifecell skin cream ingredients explained

Here's a list of LifeCell ingredients and what they do. They're listed from the most concentrated to the least:

  • DMAE: Helps firm and tighten the skin, reducing sagging and wrinkles. It also acts as an antioxidant, brightens the skin, and enhances hydration.
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract: Can soothe and moisturize the skin, and reducing dryness and irritation associated with aging.
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter): This another, yet intensive moisturizer and may promote smoother and softer skin.
  • Thioctic Acid (a-Lipoic Acid): This one is interesting because alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that can help slow the skin from oxidative damage and aging.
  • Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane: This is turmeric extract and may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a big part of skin aging.
  • Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract: This ingredient may have muscle-relaxing effects, which can help slow wrinkles from forming. However, there are no studies to support that this extract works that way.
  • Retinol (0.00002%) (Vitamin A): This is a very weak concentration of Retinol (a form of vitamin A). Retinols help with collagen production, better skin texture, and less visible lines and wrinkles. But for the cost of this product, you can get a full sized tube of a concentrated retinol product.🤔
  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract: This is an apple stem cell extract that is claimed to help improve skin's appearance and vitality. But I have not found studies to support this fact.
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: This is a stable for of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that can help brighten the skin, even out skin tone, and promote collagen production.
  • Cupric Carbonate Hydroxide (Mala'Kite): This ingredient may contribute to skin protection and potentially assist in reducing oxidative stress. No studies to support this.
  • Retinyl Palmitate (0.244%) (Vitamin A Palmitate): This is a very weak, cheap form of vitamin A that can support collagen production and skin cell turnover.

The next three Palmitoyl Peptides on this list have been shown to have anti-aging benefits, according to a study published in the journal Pharmaceutics.1

  • Palmitoyl Oligopeptide: This peptide may enhance collagen production and promote skin firmness.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3: Another peptide that can support collagen production and lessen the look of wrinkles.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: This peptide is thought to stimulate collagen synthesis, potentially improving skin's elasticity.
  • Ceramide 2: helps reduce dryness, and improve texture. It can also help blur lines and wrinkles.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: Also known as Argireline, it's a peptide that may help relax facial muscles, which can slow wrinkle formation. 
  • Dipeptide-2: This peptide may aid in reducing puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
  • Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3): Vitamin D3 is involved in skin cell growth and repair, and it can contribute to overall skin health.
  • Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10): This is an antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage and support skin cell energy production.
  • Tocopherol (Antioxidant): This is vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate): Another form of vitamin E, this can help moisturize and protect the skin.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Hyaluronic acid is a moisturizer that can hydrate and plump the skin.
  • Beta Carotene: This is another antioxidant and a precursor to vitamin A and may help improve skin texture and appearance.
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate): Another stable form of vitamin C that can promote collagen production and skin brightening.

Can you buy it in the store?

LifeCell makes a wide range of skincare products, including:

  • BB with SPF 30 cream
  • Eye cream
  • Hydrating cream

You can find a variety of these creams everywhere, from Walmart to Mercari and Amazon. 

But, if you're looking specifically for the All-In-One anti-aging cream, Amazon is your best bet and has the best price as of this writing.

Lifecell Anti-Aging All-In-One

LifeCell All-In-One-Cream: Should you try it?

We're all different, and as my mom used to say, "You won't know until you try." So, if you're curious, give it a shot.

Yes, it's expensive, but their website says you only need a small amount, like a dime-sized portion, once a day. Apply it to key areas like your eyes, lips, and neck.

by Linda Robison