My mama loves herself some good anti-aging products.
No really, the woman gets facials, non-surgical facelifts and will try just about any new age-defying cream she can get her hands on.
My mother always had great skin and often received compliments from others because of it. She never had acne or wrinkles, save for a few laugh lines, and her skin remained taut right up until her 50s.
Sometime after her 50th birthday my mom got sick on vacation and suffered a severe allergic reaction from the medication she was administered. This started an onslaught of issues that eventually led to a mild deterioration in her skin’s appearance.
Now, I say “mild” because I think my mama is beautiful, but when she looks in the mirror she sees lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.
Though she still receives compliments on her skin, she says people say it looks “good, not great” which has clearly struck a chord with her.
When the lovely people over at NaturaCel sent me a sample to test out, I offered it to my mother who didn’t hesitate in the slightest. She has been using it for a month now, but before I get to her thoughts on it, let me tell you a bit about the product.
What is NaturaCel?
NaturaCel is a new anti-aging cream developed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet while boosting your skin’s radiance.
It was named after it’s secret ALA-CRAV complex that is designed to fight the signs of aging right at the CELlular level – see what I did there?
The four main active ingredients in this cocktail are the not-so-secret-anymore ALA, aloe vera, collagen and resveratrol (surprise, surprise!).
ALA, or alpha lipoic acid, is the ingredient that boosts energy production in the cell. A crime fighter against toxins and wrinkling, it also boasts antioxidating properties.
Aloe vera has antibacterial and antifungal properties, but also delivers oxygen to the skin and nourishes it from it’s deepest layers.
Collagen and resveratrol always seem to go hand-in-hand together. Resveratrol stimulates collagen production and fights free radicals, while the collagen sustains hydration keeping the skin looking young and firm.
Mum’s the Word!
So, after 4 weeks of use it was time to check in and find out what my mom really thought of the product.
The first thing my mom noticed about the cream was how silky smooth it felt on her skin. She said it rubbed in nicely and didn’t affect the application of her makeup in the morning or make her feel oily before bed.
Many women forget to moisturize their neck as well their face, so my mom made sure to pay attention to this area as well. She noticed a tightening in the skin right under her chin line; a personal trouble spot for her.
Since eyes are a very sensitive area, she avoided rubbing the cream around that area so I can’t report on how effective it was on crows feet or eye lines.
Another noticeably tightened area was around the lips, or what I refer to as the laugh lines. These pesky lines were noticeably reduced and not as defined, bringing a big ol’ smile to my mom’s face!
One major perk for this product was that it was gluten-free. With so many people suffering from gluten allergies or diagnosed with Celiacs disease, it’s nice to know there are effective anti-aging options out there for them.
To sum this all up, we are digging this product. Is it great? Not particularly. I mean, it’s no LifeCell, but it does do what they say it’s supposed to do for the most part. Our testing certainly proves this to be true. It covers all the bases (firms, smoothes and hydrates) and is moderately cheaper than a lot of other high end anti aging creams.
It has come to our attention that several people have had very negative experiences with Naturacel. We have received emails regarding adverse side effects, seeing no results whatsoever, and what may be the worst of all – requesting their money back per the guarantee and getting the run around and more.
While we did not experience any of the above and quite liked the product, we believe in transparency and wanted to inform you.
If you are unhappy with your purchase you will need to contact Naturacel personally. Their contact details are:
NaturaCel Receiving Department (DFLK Inc) 1885-B Beaver Ridge Circle Norcross, GA. 30071 USA
Please refer to their Terms prior to purchasing: https://www.naturacel.com/terms/
Should you get the run around like some of the others, contact your credit card company and look into a charge back and/or placing a formal complaint.
If you have any reservations about using this product at all we would suggest NOT getting it. Better safe than sorry, happy not sad.
We are sorry to all of our loyal followers who have had negative experiences with this product.
With all our love and best wishes,
V & Sabrina