Consumers looking for the best face cream for wrinkles may eventually come across a product called Idrotherapy. This face cream (currently sold in the European Union, Canada and U.S.) was designed with a focus on boosting the amount of collagen in the skin, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In fact, the manufacturer claims that Idrotherapy is so effective that it can increase the thickness of your skin by up to 9% in less than four months. If true, this spectacular change in skin thickness may indeed reduce the appearance of fine lines and moderate wrinkles. However, when researching this face cream, the consumer will eventually notice a number of Idrotherapy reviews that are negative and rate the product at only one or two stars out of five. This potential red flag makes it essential to seek the advice of a skin care professional, especially since the cost of Idrotherapy can amount to over $100 per month.
First, let’s address the elephant in the room: the negative consumer reviews for Idrotherapy. A number of customers who’ve purchased this product express disbelief at how an initial free trial turned into hundreds of dollars of unexpected expenditures, while others felt the product was completely ineffective. The contrast between these Idrotherapy reviews and the manufacturer’s claims is quite stunning at first. But upon deeper analysis, some clear trends become apparent.
Reading reviews for this anti aging cream, the consumer will first notice that the majority of negative reviews complain about the unexpected costs of the product, and not the actual quality of the cream. This is a very important distinction, as just because someone wrote a bad Idrotherapy review, that doesn’t mean the product was ineffective. In fact, the biggest frustration expressed by reviewers is that they were automatically enrolled into a monthly membership subscription – a fact that is clearly disclosed by the company in the fine print.
Of course, please review the all the terms and conditions directly on the Idrotherapy website (the below are not the complete terms, and these may become incorrect if the company ever updates the terms on their website), but at the time of the writing of this article, the basic terms were as follows:
- After signing up for the free trial, you have 18 days to cancel.
- If you don’t cancel, you’re enrolled into the Elite Member’s Club, and will receive a new bottle of Idrotherapy every 30 days, at a cost of $99.99, plus shipping and handling fees.
The other aspect of Idrotherapy reviews are complaints about the product being ineffective. Although it is hard to say with great certainty how this face cream will affect most customers, keep in mind that negative reviews may be simply attributed to lack of treatment time. So someone might have used the cream for just a few weeks, saw the unexpected charges on their credit card, stopped using the cream and fired off an angry Idrotherapy review about how the product is bad. But in reality, using any cream for just a few weeks isn’t likely to produce meaningful results.
To learn about how Idrotherapy works, we have to look at the ingredients in this skin care product. Unlike anti aging products that focus on moisturizing, the manufacturer of this cream is focused on touting Idrotherapy’s ability to increase collagen and skin thickness. To achieve this, the company uses a combination of two active ingredients; Matrixyl 3000 and Renovage.
Matrixyl 3000 is another name for a peptide formulation that is believed to stimulate collagen production. An increase in collagen will typically reduce the appearance of wrinkles due to the added support under the skin.
Renovage is another Idrotherapy ingredient that is aimed at increasing the amount of collagen, but works differently from Matrixyl 3000. Renovage is a proprietary name for a formulation that includes Teprenone; a chemical believed to prolong the life of fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen fibers). Theoretically, the more of these cells in the body, the more collagen is produced.
However, though Trepenone is sometimes billed as “DNA therapy” it actually isn’t believed to repair the fibroblast cells, but rather prevents their demise by limiting the production of shock proteins, which signal these cells to destruct. Some have pointed out that this may be a potentially dangerous approach to skin care, as many of the cells in our bodies are programmed to self destruct at some point, to avoid the development of potential diseases.
At the time of the writing of this article, the FDA has not yet approved Trepenone for skin treatment, and the jury is still out as to the potential dangers of using this chemical on the skin. Because of this, it’s essential for anyone considering Idrotherapy to speak to a doctor before using this cream.
Where to Buy Idrotherapy
Idrotherapy can be purchased directly on the company website and Amazon.com. Interestingly, this anti aging cream is difficult to find at third party retailers.
The cost of this cream is not for the small skin care budget, running at nearly $100 for just half an ounce of product. Because of the high cost of Idrotherapy, it’s important to speak to your doctor before using this product, to ensure that it’s the best choice for you and won’t cause any side effects.