Jeunesse Review: A Review of The 10 Best Jeunesse Products



Jeunesse is a global skin care company that offers several lines of anti-aging skincare products, as well as dietary supplements. The brand’s mission is to positively impact the world by helping people look and feel young.

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Jeunesse is a multi-level marketing (MLM) company and, therefore, sells its products through distributors. We understand that many people are wary of MLMs, and we certainly can see why. According to, Jeunesse is, or has been, involved in at least 16 lawsuits since its inception, including two class-action lawsuits that allege the company is operating a pyramid scheme and engaging in racketeering activities.

Despite this, Jeunesse products are still quite popular. But are they really the key to healthy, youthful skin? To answer that question, we’ll discuss the formulation details, including the key ingredients in Jeunesse products and the research that supports (or doesn’t support) their use in skincare. Lastly, we’ll share some Jeunesse reviews so that you can get an idea of what customers really think of these products.

What Are The Top 10 Best Jeunesse Skin Care Products?

Jeunesse skin care products include masks, peels, overnight serums, and eye creams that are designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The products are divided into five different collections: Instantly Ageless, Luminesce, NV, Naara, and RVL. Below we’ll discuss the top 10 best Jeunesse skin care products.


Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Facelift in a Box

If you’re going out for date night or have a big event to attend, you may be on the hunt for a product that can instantly smooth away lines and wrinkles so that your skin looks flawless for the night. If so, Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Facelift in a Box may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

This anti-wrinkle cream is said to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffy eyes, and dark circles. And the formula does contain ingredients that provide an instant — albeit temporary — tightening effect. First is sodium silicate, also known as “liquid glass”. Sodium silicate creates a film that contracts the skin as it dries, creating a temporary lift to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Another ingredient that helps to instantly tighten the skin is magnesium aluminum silicate. This

naturally-occurring mineral increases the wrinkle-filling and plumping action of sodium silicate. If sodium silicate were used alone, there would not be as much of a “fill” within the wrinkle to lift and smooth it. Magnesium aluminum silicate adds bulk to the wrinkle while sodium silicate lifts the wrinkle. The end result is an instantly smoothed wrinkle. However, keep in mind that these ingredients produce temporary results.


Jeunesse Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum

Jeunesse Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum is said to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles to restore your skin’s youthful radiance. The formula includes the highest concentration of the brand’s exclusive ingredient APT-200. APT-200 is actually a controversial ingredient, and we’ll explain why in the Key Ingredients section below.

As for the rest of the formula, you’ll find the humectant glycerin, the probiotic saccharomyces lysate extract, the PHA gluconolactone, and sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid). Ultimately, these ingredients should help to improve skin hydration, thereby promoting a smooth, hydrated, more youthful complexion.


Jeunesse Luminesce Daily Moisturizing Complex

Formulated for all skin types, this lightweight facial lotion features the brand’s proprietary APT-200 and promises to reduce fine lines and dryness. The rest of the formulation consists of emollients, such as caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated lecithin, and fatty alcohols. While these emollients help to keep the skin soft and moisturized, we noticed that this formula lacks tried-and-true anti-aging ingredients. Plus, it’s packed with many synthetic fragrance ingredients, which could lead to sensitivity.


Jeunesse Luminesce Advanced Night Repair

This soothing night cream helps to keep the skin moisturized without feeling heavy or greasy. The formula primarily consists of emollients and silicones, which help to promote a soft, silky skin feel. One problem we have with this formula is the high concentration of fragrance. In fact, there’s more fragrance in this product than APT-200! Keep in mind that while fragrance makes a product smell pleasant, it’s not doing anything good for your skin.


Jeunesse Luminesce Youth Restoring Cleanser

Like most cleansers, the Jeunesse Luminesce Youth Restoring Cleanser uses surfactants as the key ingredients. A surfactant molecule contains one end that is hydrophilic (attracted to water) and one end that is lipophilic (attracted to oil). This allows surfactants to attract and suspend oils, dirt, and other impurities that have accumulated on the skin and wash them away. Additional key ingredients in this Jeunesse cleanser include glycerin, salicylic acid (a BHA), and glycolic acid (an AHA).


Jeunesse Luminesce Flawless Skin Brightener

If your skin is looking dull and tired, one ingredient to add into your skincare routine should be niacinamide. We think niacinamide is an amazing skincare ingredient due to all of the benefits it provides. For instance, a publication in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, states that niacinamide can repair the skin barrier and improve skin moisture, as well as reduce inflammation, blotchiness, hyperpigmentation, acne, and wrinkling.

Niacinamide is paired with additional brightening ingredients, like vitamin C and tranexamic acid, in the Jeunesse Luminesce Flawless Skin Brightener. Ideal for all skin types and tones, the lightweight formula works to diffuse hyperpigmentation and imperfections as well as smooth skin for a youthful and radiant glow.


Jeunesse Luminesce HydraShield Mask

Made of coconut biocellulose, this sheet mask is infused with APT-200, as well as supporting key ingredients like glycerin, allantoin, and caffeine. As a natural stimulant, caffeine is particularly helpful for instantly tightening and de-puffing skin. It causes vasoconstriction, which helps to tighten and firm the skin due to the removal of excess fluids and possible stimulation of the lymphatic drainage system.


Jeunesse Luminesce Essential Body Renewal

This lightweight body lotion can be used head to toe for overall hydration and to target signs of aging. The formula is enriched with emollients, glycerin, niacinamide, and, of course, the Jeunesse exclusive APT-200.

The Jeunesse Luminesce body lotion also includes a unique ingredient called AcquaCell, a natural complex of watermelon extract, lentil fruit extract, unripened apple and apple skin. Watermelon contains citrulline, which aids in the function of filaggrin. Filaggrin plays an integral role in maintaining skin hydration by preserving stratum corneum integrity and the production of Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) components. Lentil contains vitamin B5 and trisaccharides, and apple starch contains polysaccharides, sodium lactate, and sodium PCA. All of these components replenish the skin’s NMF, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines.


Jeunesse NV Primer

This oil-free primer fills in fine lines and smooths your skin, setting the stage for flawless foundation application. It’s a 5-in-1 product that primes your face, eyelids, lips, eyelashes, and eyebrows in just a few seconds. This primer is easy to apply and leaves your skin feeling and looking smooth, never sticky or greasy.


Jeunesse NV Foundation

Jeunesse NV Foundation was created by a celebrity makeup artist (the brand does not give the name of the makeup artist). This foundation is actually a mist that promises a flawless, airbrushed look. Plus, the formula contains skin-healthy ingredients such as aloe vera and the brand’s APT-200.

What Are The Key Ingredients in Jeunesse Products?

The one ingredient that can be found in almost all Jeunesse Products is the brand’s proprietary ingredient APT-200. APT-200 stands for “Human Adipose Stromal Cell Conditioned Media Extract”. But what exactly is this ingredient? And how does it benefit your skin? Let’s answer these important questions.

The conditioned media extract is actually the solution in which the cells are grown. After extracting cells from human adipose tissue, thousands of new cells are grown in the lab. Conditioned media is the solution (sugars, amino acids, etc.) that is put in the petri dish in which the cells are grown.

The theory behind using this conditioned media is due to the growth factors and cytokines secreted by the cells as they are being cultured. As we age, these growth factors are reduced, and this is one of the underlying reasons skin has an aged appearance. This commonly shows up as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is thought that the growth factors and cytokines can work with the natural processes of the skin to support rejuvenation and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A 2020 study published in the journal Biomedical Dermatology verified that Human Adipose Stromal Cell Conditioned Media Extract increases the skin’s moisture content, decreases TEWL (transepidermal water loss), and improves the appearance of wrinkles.

Some people are worried about using Jeunesse Products with APT-200 because they inaccurately believe that there are actual human cells in these products. It is important to remember that APT-200 is made of the extract from the petri dish in which the cells were grown, and that no human cells are in Jeunesse products.

The one concern with the Jeunesse skincare products is that many of them contain high concentrations of synthetic fragrance ingredients. The use of synthetic fragrance ingredients can be a problem because the brand can use a proprietary blend of chemicals to create the fragrance, and they do not have to disclose which chemicals they use on the label. They are allowed to list this blend as “Fragrance (Parfum)” on the ingredient list.

A 2018 study by Women’s Voices for the Earth discovered that in over 3,000 chemicals reportedly used for fragrances, 1,242 were chemicals of concern – and that included at least 7 possible carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agents. Fragrance ingredients also have the potential to cause skin irritation and sensitivity.

Where to Buy Jeunesse Products?

Jeunesse Products are sold on the brand’s website and through a number of sales associates that distribute the products locally. However, there is no distributor directory or locator on the company website.

What is The Jeunesse Return Policy?

Jeunesse offers its retail customers a 30-day money back guarantee when they order directly from the website. The same guarantee applies to distributors who want to return products that they purchased for their own personal use. Returns from distributors that are from an end user can also be returned for a refund, but must be made within ten days.

Is Jeunesse Cruelty Free?

Yes, Jeunesse is cruelty free.

Our Verdict

Overall, we aren’t a fan of Jeunesse Products. Jeunesse has been involved in many lawsuits and the MLM business model is typically a bad idea to get involved in. In fact, after studying 350 MLMs, the FTC found that 99% of people who join multi-level marketing companies lose money. Not to mention that the Jeunesse skincare formulations aren’t very impressive. 


  • Some products are formulated well with evidence-based ingredients (niacinamide, vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate, etc.)
  • Jeunesse is cruelty free


  • Jeunesse reviews are not very positive
  • Jeunesse is, or has been, involved in at least 16 lawsuits since its inception
  • There isn’t substantial research to support the benefits of APT-200

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2010 Feb; 3(2): 22–41.
2. Women’s Voices for the Earth “Unpacking The Fragrance Industry” 2018.



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  • Faith Original review: Jul 22, 2022. Reply

    I use the products years back and I had the worst acne at the time, tried laser therapy would work for a while and many other products. Jenuesse products really surpriced me in as little as a week I ould see a difference and friends were shocked how good I looked, it too about two weeks for the acne to completly go way and about a month for discooloration to fade. I love them for the results but they are unaforable thus the 4 star rating one just can’t keep up with the prices so high.

  • Hiba Baz Radwan Original review: Dec 21, 2021. Reply

    As written in this article, products in the company are rarely sold to anyone but distributors which is not true. Jeunesse products can be sold directly to customers. Moreover, I don’t know who told you that our products cure diseases. Jeunesse states that the products help in your skincare or medical condition but the products are NOT A MEDICATION. Please recheck facts before stating anything wrong about the business.

  • Dr Mike Grant Original review: Jun 04, 2018. Reply

    Creme de la Mere? Yes it is overpriced compared to similar products. Have you seen the price of Gucci handbags lately? There are people in our society who insist on a high price tag for luxury items otherwise they won’t buy them. This behaviour stems from a human condition that has no known cure! I have just launched the World’s most expensive Serum. When advertised in airline magazines it will rake in many thousands of pounds. The ingredients cost less than £10.00 including the packaging. I am simply satisfying a demand from brainless people.

  • Ang Original review: Dec 29, 2017. Reply

    Hi Evie, You need to at least leave your face 15 to 20% moist with water before apply the ageless onto the problem area eg. eye bags. You can also use ageless on your t-zone area before apply make up so it helps to shrink your pores and leave your face less oily. If you find it too dry after apply the ageless, please feel free to add water by using your fingers or spray some water onto your face and it will certainly make it less dry. Hope this helps! Best. I love to use JS products.

  • Rayana Sacramento Original review: Jul 14, 2017. Reply

    I love the Jeunesse products! All my family uses it and we never seen something like this before.

  • Inquirer Original review: Jun 05, 2017. Reply

    After putting Jeunesse to my mom’s face, what will the effect if I put makeup on top of it???

  • brenda shults Original review: Feb 17, 2017. Reply

    Hmm I thought this was a real review site but I see it is only a pre-ad for Advanced Dermatology made to look like a separate and authoritative organization. So it really is no wonder Jeunesse has such horrible reviews here. I just started with the like and of course went straight to the Instantly Ageless so that is all I am able to review yet as I will be giving the basic skin care an honest try before reviewing. IA is amazing! If you use properly and not to much which is what it sounds like many of you did, it works wonders… absolute wonders! It took me a good 5 times applying to be able to do it properly but it was worth the effort and since there is so much more than two applications per packet I am able to wash it off and start over when I screw up. I think if you have sensitive skin you may want to skip it but I would be sad and would rather toughen up and attempt to let my skin get used to it because the results are soooo worth it!

  • Sharron Original review: Feb 05, 2017. Reply

    Hi Josie,i have just come this site and reading as a matter of interest. I am actually a distributor and i am not a dr or skin professional. I appologies if anyone told you it can cure anything, as this is not correct. In the reserve it has an ingredient called resveratrol in, its a powerful anti oxidant. It helps with inflimation and it will help heal cancer cells or damaged cells naturally. There are a number of great testimonials how these products have changed peoples lives, Including mine and my family. I am sorry you had a bad experience, but i dont believe that was the product or the company, but more the person sharing the products and information with you. ?

  • Manon Original review: Feb 02, 2017. Reply

    I bought my second Luminesce Serum and im loving the results. My skin its more bright and the apperance of my acnes are going away! I also taking Reserve and feeling really great about it! I think people dont understand that serum does not replace moisturing. Its different things . Sorry about my english!

  • sarah Original review: Jan 30, 2017. Reply

    well, instantly ageless is made to stay for 6 to 8 hours on your skin AND NOT MORE. and they dont lie to you about it, it is written and they tell you it s stays between 6 to 8 hours. If you want a long lasting result use the cleanser and the Serum .

  • sarah Original review: Jan 30, 2017. Reply

    Well Dea. Now we know that you are a liar. I Use all of jeunesse products, Im not even a distributor and My skin is just getting better and younger . so dont come and say bad thing about the company if you did not even try the product . Burns Right ?? HAHAHAHAHA Shame to see so much hate when a company is trying to help people be positive, be a part of jeunesse, and be successful.

  • AndreaC Original review: Nov 04, 2016. Reply

    If the product went ‘dry and powdery’, then you used way too much! You should rub the product between two fingers gently first (ideally your ring fingers), then dab dab dab and fan it dry for best effect, like the demonstrations show:) It’s amazingly successful when used properly – it can take a few goes to get it right but NEVER use so much that it becomes powdery. And ensure you buy the real thing from a Distributor. There are cheap copies out there unfortunately.

  • Tirzah Original review: Sep 21, 2016. Reply

    It took me a several tries to get it right for my skin. That white powdery substance just means you used to much product. Some people get a better result if they moisturize before applying. It definitely is not a con.

  • Evie Original review: Aug 11, 2016. Reply

    I bought this product (Instantly Ageless) after looking at the promotion videos………it looked amazing – but when it arrived and I tried it out on my skin, it became a dry powdery substance that had no effect on my wrinkles at all…….a real ‘Con’

  • Leigh Original review: Jul 14, 2016. Reply

    Josie, you are 100% correct – not all of us are skin specialists – and anyone telling you that the product will cure cancer or anything else is incorrect.
    However, the technology in the product is groundbreaking (not to mention award winning), if this product were to be sold like all othe cosmeceutical via the relevant distribution chains, Jeunesse would be charging far more than they are.
    As to the multi level marketing – yes it is – but then so is most other companies that you shop at every day.
    This is a direct marketing company where the distributors mearly refer people to a fantastic product and give them a platform to use ground breaking products at an affordable price, and earn some commission in the process.
    I am not a middle man – I simply put people in touch with the manufacturers and for that I get a commission.
    The product has worked wonders for me and my partner, as well as many of my friends.
    No wonder Jeunesse is the fastest growing direct marketing company to reach $1 BILLION in sales – they must be doing something right.

  • Josie Original review: Apr 06, 2016. Reply

    Chelsea I totally agree with you. I was told it cures arthritis and cancer. Didn’t buy that claim one bit. Shame on them.

  • Josie Original review: Apr 06, 2016. Reply

    Not all Jeunesse representatives are skin care professionals. They are ordinary people selling overpriced products. Think about it, too many middle man. It’s a Multi Level Marketing Company.

  • Elisa Original review: Feb 05, 2016. Reply

    I’m very disappointed by their service. They just charge me with every excuse they can find. When they pay commission, they pay me CAD$47.50 when I know I earned a US$50.00. When I called in to just change a payment, they suggested me to refuse the package because they didn’t want to do the switch. But when I did return, they charge me 10% plus shipment! I’m definitely going to cancel my membership!!

  • angela Original review: Nov 21, 2015. Reply

    I have been using the Jeunesse products for a couple of months now. The supplements and skincare line. The serum based on stemcell technology (it is a very intelligent serum that has growthfactors in it that communicate with your cells, collagen, etc) I absolutely love the results. My pigmentation has almost disappeared and my face has a nice glow and wrinkles are smoothen out. I also love the masque. Makes your skin very soft. Reserve and Finiti give me extra energy and I believe due to the anti inflammatory ingredients my frozen shoulder is now finally recovering. My pain has gone from 10 to a 2 in 3 months. So i am a huge fan of Jeunesse! I look and feel great! 🙂 And I am purchasing it with whole sale discount!

  • Dea Original review: Nov 18, 2015. Reply

    I’m very disappointed and scared of this company. My neighbor made a demonstration on me and encouraged me to become a member right away. They even assisted me to complete the form on line, but before I concluded the order, I changed my mind. I’m glad I had a second thought about it because the next day I woke up with one side of my face swollen and most of my face burned. My face feels awful like sand paper. What a disappointment! Next time I will do some research before putting anything on my face or body again.

  • Jonna Nyberg Original review: Oct 23, 2015. Reply

    Then your sponsor lied, you dont have to buy every month to get the reduced prices, but if you want to be a distributor then you have to buy for 60cv a month to keep your points and for money coming in. You buy when you want to if you only want to be a customer.. With reduced prices.
    For myself i use the entire luminesce skinserie and my skin is so much better! No pimples and my rosacea is gone i use the serum on wounds aswell and they heal quickly.

    I think people judge too fast without the right facts..

  • Nicole Original review: Oct 05, 2015. Reply

    Jeunesse a is multi-level marketing marketing business but I would disagree to say that the sellers have no knowledge of skincare. That’s an inaccurate assumption. I’ve met two Jeunesse distributors by chance in my local area and they both happen to be cosmetologists.
    I started using Jeunesse about 3 months ago. I have acne and i have noticed that the serum has drastically reduced it. I only use it at night because during the day, under my makeup, my skin dries a bit (which is helping clear my skin) and makes my makeup appear uneven.

  • Chelsea Original review: Sep 24, 2015. Reply

    You must be part of those desperate people who rely on selling these products unethically to make a living.

    Do your research. Do you even know what a detox from organic/natural facial products is? Please look it up. The detox process DOES NOT include “burning sensations.”

    You can possibly say that it is a detox when someone breaks out from it. But when it is a burning sensation, it is not from detox.

  • Chelsea Original review: Sep 24, 2015. Reply

    I got lured in to join by a mutual friend. I became a “distributer” for this company and was required to buy my first products. I used the Reserve drink for 2 weeks. For some reason, my stomach would hurt on certain days, right after consuming it. I believe there to be some type of weird chemical reaction with my stomach with other foods in my stomach. I couldn’t find anything online about it, so I’m not too sure, but on certain days, immediately after drinking one Reserve sachet, I get stomach cramps for the whole day, and slight heart burn for a few seconds. Oh, and the person who got me to join also told me that you could also use it on mosquito bites topically. Don’t do that, your skin will get REALLY red and swollen.

    I also tried their popular Instantly Ageless product, and I’ll tell you, it works. TEMPORARILY, which is completely useless. Your eye bags disappear for a few hours, and comes back. Stupid product. I only felt a minty, tingly sensation when putting it on, but when my mom tried it, her skin became really red and she was complaining about pain.

    I won’t even talk about how rude, pushy, and desperate the people who sell these products are… (they probably can’t find a real job)

  • James Original review: Aug 27, 2015. Reply

    I became a member and bought the J-kit for $49 in may 2015 and got a couple bottles of Finiti. It seems a good product but you can get the same product elsewhere for cheaper. Swanson has it too. I buy it there now. So my main problem is not so much about the product, although I think it’s too expensive, but that’s because so many people get paid on that one product you buy. That’s the only reason it’s so expensive. It’s an MLM company after all. So my main complaint is the horrible customer service. It’s very difficult to reach them. I’m in Los Angeles and they operate on limited hours meant for East Coast only. I canceled my autoship and returned a product (well it returned on its own by their mistake) and tried to get a refund and it was extremely difficult to do. It took a lot of work and effort. Lots of waiting on the phone. Many calls. Then after 2 months I finally got my refund! TWO MONTHS!! That’s outrageous in itself. And it was a product that I never received. They made a mistake and the product automatically got returned to their warehouse. And the worst part of it is, I got a PARTIAL refund! For what??? I never even got the product. Now I’m trying to call to get the rest of my refund. There was a weird problem with their phone line on monday and today after waiting on the phone for 1 hour. A true hour. Well, 58 minutes and 37 seconds to be precise, I hung up. I’ll take the loss, but I will review them. Customer service makes the difference with any company. I don’t want to deal with any company with bad customer service. It’s a very bad sign and you’ll only get more and more problems. I do not want to have anything to do with this company ever again and I do not recommend it to any of my friends or family.

  • Josie Original review: Jul 02, 2015. Reply

    No, distributors have no knowledge of the products. They make bogus claims in a bid to outdo other distributors. The company basically use the distributors for advertising and make millions through memberships. I was asked to join as a customer, for a fee of course, and I could order products at distributor price. What they failed to mention was that in order to get discount I had to keep ordering every month or I will no longer be a member. I refused to join as I wasn’t happy with the products. My face appeared more red and less hydrated. As a result I used more makeup.

  • Josie Original review: Jul 02, 2015. Reply

    Sounds like your mum is a distributor. You can get the same result using any supermarket moisturiser. None of the jeunesse products are FDA approved as they fall under cosmetic. That is just masking the problem not fixing. Tell your mum to same her $$$ as there are plenty good products at a fraction of the price. The reason they are so expensive is because there are many “middle men” expecting a cut.

  • Natascha Original review: Jun 08, 2015. Reply

    I did not like the products at all.. Didnt do anything for me.. Waste of money..!

  • Anon Original review: Nov 04, 2014. Reply

    I have tried this for 5 days and the whole time and into the following week my face and neck had a burning sensation, even after I stopped using it. Advised my distributor that I had very sensitive skin and she said that she did also and there should be no problems. Despite a couple of attempts to obtain a refund, she has not contacted me, so now I am out of the refund time period. Would advise people to research before buying and using this as it is just a multi level marketing business. Seller has no knowledge or training in skin care – they’re just out to make money!

  • Dr Miah Druber Original review: Jul 16, 2014. Reply

    Are any of these products tested for radiation and heavy metals and pesticides and if so , how. What are the results?
    Do any of the products contain palm oil or petrochemicals?

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