Are you a fan of the hit reality show Real Housewives of Orange County? If so, you may have come across a product line called Consult Beaute. The brand was launched by one of the show’s contestants, Heather Dubrow, who designed this anti-aging skin care line with Terry Dubrow, her husband. Terry can also claim celebrity status, as he is a plastic surgeon who has participated in the TV show Botched. In this Consult Beaute review, we’ll discuss key products, key formulation details, Consult Beaute reviews from real customers, and an alternative for you to consider.
Consult Beaute is an internal and external approach to skin care that combines anti-aging topical products and ingestible supplements to help support healthy skin, hair, and nails. The brand offers a 4 piece “Start Here” Skincare Set, which includes Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Concentrate, Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Cream, Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Eye Cream, and Beaute Caps for Gorgeous Skin, Hair & Nails.
Consult Beaute Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Concentrate is a lightweight serum that is said to support the body’s own natural collagen production while physically depositing dehydrated marine filling spheres across the skin’s surface, temporarily filling-in and plumping-up the look of the complexion. This serum is recommended to be used both morning and night.
The Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Cream is a facial cream that is said to boost moisture absorption allowing the skin to look young and resilient. This cream is recommended to be applied after the concentrate, both morning and night.
Consult Beaute’s Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Eye Cream is said to target the look of deep under eye hollows, fine lines, and wrinkles with daily use. It also helps to create the look of greater volume making the delicate eye area look more contoured and firm.
Beaute Caps for Gorgeous Skin, Hair & Nails is a daily dietary supplement that requires you to take two capsules every day. We’ll discuss the formulation of these capsules more in the next section.
In this section, we’ll discuss the formulation details for each of the key products in the Consult Beaute 4 piece “Start Here” Skincare Set.
The Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Concentrate contains a high concentration of several types of silicones, including cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, and polysilicone-11. Silicones improve product spreadability, give the skin a soft and silky feel, and help to lock in moisture. This concentration also features a high concentration of 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a derivative of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can protect the skin from free radicals, stimulate collagen production, and brighten the complexion. Lastly, we’d like to point out that while hyaluronic acid is said to be a key ingredient in this concentrate, there’s only a tiny amount present in the formula (less than 1%).
The Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Facial Cream includes high concentrations of emollients like caprylic/capric triglyceride, shea butter, squalane, and several types of silicones. Emollients help to keep the skin soft and smooth while locking in moisture. There are many beneficial anti-aging ingredients in this formula, like vitamin C, hexylresorcinol, bakuchiol, panthenol, allantoin, and more. However, all of these great ingredients are present in very low concentrations (less than 1%).
Unlike the Facial Concentrate, the Consult Beaute Volumagen Volumizing Collagen Eye Cream actually does feature a high concentration of hyaluronic acid (in the form of sodium hyaluronate). Sodium hyaluronate is an exceptional ingredient for adding hydration to the skin, and it may also help to plump the skin and temporarily reduce signs of aging. Another key ingredient in this eye cream is acetyl hexapeptide-8, also known as Argireline. This peptide works by limiting the ability of neurotransmitters to activate movement in your facial muscles, for example, when forming facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. By inhibiting the nerves that cause facial muscles to contract, subtle facial expressions are limited and wrinkles are subsequently reduced.
Beaute Caps for Gorgeous Skin, Hair & Nails provides high levels of the B vitamin biotin (8,000 mcg). Many people believe that ingesting high levels of biotin will promote better skin, hair, and nails. However, there is actually no evidence showing that biotin improves skin health in people who aren’t deficient in the vitamin. One nutrient in the Beaute Caps formula that has been shown to improve skin health is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). MSM is a rich source of sulfur (34% by weight). Sulfur is a key component of collagen that supports the skin’s structural framework. Sulfur is also a building block of keratin, the chief structural constituent of hair and nails.
Consult Beaute Reviews
There aren’t many Consult Beaute reviews currently, only about 36 on the ShopHQ website. Overall, Consult Beaute reviews average to 4 out of 5 stars. One positive review says, “After three days of morning and night usage, I put away my foundations. My skin tone is brighter and it bounces back faster. The deep lines in my forehead are still there, but their appearance is diminished. By far the most dramatic difference is in my under eye area. The skin is lighter and brighter, and the bags are noticeably smaller.”
There are a few negative Consult Beaute reviews that say the products are ineffective, even after months of use. For example, one review says “I wish I could return and get a refund but I gave this system 2 months before determining it’s not for me. I really wanted to like it but it did nothing for me. It didn’t hurt my skin but it didn’t improve it either.”
What are some alternatives to Consult Beaute?
Consult Beaute skin care products contain many beneficial ingredients that can help to improve the appearance of skin, however, many of the formulations include very low percentages of these beneficial ingredients. We recommend using a skin care brand that maximizes the use of powerful ingredients that benefit your skin while minimizing the ingredients that might make you smell and feel nice (but don’t actually work), such as Formulyst.
Take Formulyst’s Anti-Wrinkle Peptide Serum for example. This serum combines the powerful wrinkle-reducing effects of Argireline with five additional rejuvenating peptides to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, this formula contains hydrating ingredients like glycerin, chondrus crispus extract, and sodium hyaluronate. All of these ingredients draw moisture into the skin in order to maintain hydration while simultaneously giving the skin a more plump appearance.