Time takes a toll on us all. It’s easy to look at celebrities and ask yourself, “How do they still look so effortlessly young at 50, 60, 70, or beyond?” The secret is that they have lots of money. They can regularly afford expensive facial treatments, cosmetic surgeries, injections, and other things that just aren’t accessible to the rest of us. Two of the most prominent plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills noticed this gap and decided to help the rest of us out by starting Beverly Hills MD.
Beverly Hills MD is an anti-aging skin care brand that aims to help you look your best – like a celebrity they’d otherwise be working with – but without the huge price tag. We’re going to help you decide if their skin care approach is right for you.
- Focus on anti-aging skin care products, so all research funnels into dedicated formulas
- 60-day money-back guarantee
- Every purchase puts money toward an international cleft lip and palate charity
- Stellar VIP deals, no strings attached
- Free shipping on US orders over $39
- No expedited shipping options
- You’ll need to pay shipping on all returns
- Supplements can cause stomach upset for some
Beverly Hills MD doesn’t provide the cheapest anti-aging skin care out there, but what they do create is well-formulated and strong. This strength can cause stomach and skin troubles if you’re sensitive, but don’t let that discourage you. Many of their hydrating, firming, and smoothing topical products are usable on even the most sensitive skin. Plus, they donate money to Smile Train, an international cleft lip and palate charity, with every purchase, so you can feel good about looking good.
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Beverly Hills MD is a skincare brand founded by two of the most famous celebrity plastic surgeons, Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour. Their professional cosmetics line focuses on anti-aging products, helping people feel more confident in healthier, younger-looking skin. Many products have proprietary blends, meaning the specific ingredients and dosages are obscured, but the team works with scientists using relevant research to ensure that everything is bioavailable, safe, and effective. Every product is cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
Not only does Beverly Hills MD help you with your skin care concerns, but they also use their reputation for good. They’ve developed a sponsorship program with Smile Train, an international children’s charity that provides surgical fixes for cleft lip and palate. The charity funds local doctors in more than 85 countries to help heal children struggling to speak, eat, and breathe because of cleft lip and palate deformities. Every purchase you make with Beverly Hills MD helps to fund the organization.
There’s a significant amount of overlap between categories where products are shelved under multiple categories. It’s a good sign – it means that these products have multiple purposes and can be used for a range of concerns without feeling limited or like you’ll need to buy dozens of products to heal your skin. In these cases, we’ll talk about the product in its most relevant category.
Serums & Oils
Serums and oils are one of the best methods of delivery for anti-aging skin care products since a lot of aging skin relies on elasticity and hydration. Even as far back as 2008, we’ve known that fats can help improve the quality of your skin. Serums are often oil-based, using more of those lipids to revitalize your skin.
Understandably, Beverly Hills MD likes to use serums as bases for their products – and the science behind-the-scenes must have some merit, as many of their top sellers are serums.
Rejuv-GH Timeless Beauty Concentrate ($199.00/jar) uses a capsule mechanism to help you get exactly the right amount of product every time. Inside each capsule, you’ll find a serum full of peptides, Holy Basil extract, and hyaluronic acid for well-hydrated, radiant skin.
The concentrate was inspired by human growth hormone (HGH), the pituitary hormone that begins adolescence (and also a common bodybuilding steroid), though HGH isn’t particularly well-known by researchers for staving off aging. This is a high-end product using high-end ingredients, though being rare and expensive doesn’t mean they’ll work better for you.
Thick + Full Brow Enhancing Serum ($88.00/tube) can help you undo over-plucking by promoting hair growth and thickening the hairs that are already there. Unlike some other eyebrow hair growth serums, this product contains no hormones; instead, it provides nutrients that help to stimulate hair follicles. This includes:
- Redensyl, a new hair-loss treatment that targets stem cells in hair follicles
- Capixyl, a blend of peptides and red clover extract
- Apple extract
- Keratin-supporting peptides
- Micro-keratin amino acids
One of the most important features of any good anti-aging treatment is high levels of hydration. Youthful skin is hydrated skin, and we know that hyaluronic acid is one of the most unique – yet important – molecules in maintaining those high levels of hydration. It’s no surprise that it’s the ingredient that Beverly Hills MD relies on most in their moisturizers.
As with their serums, three of Beverly Hills MD’s top sellers are moisturizers. They offer moisture to every degree, ranging from heavy night creams (often extremely hydrating but too thick to wear out and about) to the lighter 24-Hour Hydrating Rose Mist, which uses rose oil to refresh your skin throughout the day. Some of their best-selling moisturizers include the following.
Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream ($120/jar)
This is a lighter-weight alternative to heavy lifting and firming creams that rely on collagen. Typically, collagen doesn’t penetrate through skin; it sits on top of it and creates temporary changes to the top layer of your skin. This cream bypasses those concerns by using oat and green tea extracts, proprietary blends, and peptides alongside collagen to help create stronger skin and nourish its overall architecture by penetrating deeper into your skin.
Crepe Correcting Body Complex ($100/jar)
This complex extends itself beyond Beverly Hills MD’s standard anti-aging mission, focusing instead on crepey skin (thinning, densely creased skin). Crepey skin is difficult to get rid of once it’s developed, and even the Crepe Correcting Body Complex doesn’t cut through everyone’s skin concerns. Be aware that, while this does work to some extent, it might not get rid of your crepey skin completely.
Deep Regenerating Stem Cell Moisturizer ($150/jar)
This moisturizer uses a new technology: stem cells made from plants. These cells from Swiss Alpine roses help to encourage your skin barrier to regrow naturally, as it diminishes with age. Swiss Alpine roses are particularly resistant to environmental pollutants and UV radiation, so it’s thought that those stem cells teach your skin to build the same resistance. However, since Swiss Alpine rose stem cells are still a new ingredient, there’s not a lot of research out there to verify this claim. We do know that human stem cells increase your skin’s moisture content, decrease how much moisture you lose, and keep your skin supple, so it’s not unreasonable to think that plant stem cells might do the same thing.
As the most abundant category, there are fifteen different treatments in various forms and for differing aging-related skin care concerns that Beverly Hills MD creates. Whether you’re looking for a tightening facial oil to put on in the morning, an overnight retinol treatment, or an exfoliating scrub to use in the shower, Beverly Hills MD has a firm grasp on every major niche. Two of their most exciting treatments are their Deep Wrinkle Filler and Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System.
Deep Wrinkle Filler ($125.00/tube)
This filler is a corrective gel that fills in wrinkles using a polymer blend, sent in a syringe-like tube. While polymers often damage the skin, this product has been specifically formulated to help improve your skin’s texture over time, in one of the few instances where Beverly Hills MD has put together both a treatment and preventative so that eventually, you may not even need the Deep Wrinkle Filler.
Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System ($120.00/set)
This system was developed to replicate expensive, time-consuming dermal peels at home. By using retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids for deep chemical exfoliation and a peptide blend to restore hydration, the two-part system effectively does mimic the process of a chemical peel. You’ll need to use it stepwise, starting with the pre-saturated Multi-Acid Peel Pads before applying a few drops of Peptide Milk. While Beverly Hills MD claims that you can use the Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System nightly without irritation or discomfort, the ingredients are strong, so be careful if you have sensitive skin. Likewise, the strong blend of chemical exfoliants can leave your skin vulnerable to UV rays, so it’s best to use this treatment at night.
Right now, Beverly Hills MD only offers three face masks:
- Ultra Firm Lifting Eye Mask ($128.00/box)
- Ageless Volume Hyaluronic Face Mask ($110.00/box)
- Firm + Balance Mineral Mask ($92.00/jar)
Like other traditional face masks, you’ll need to apply the mask to your skin, leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, and then remove. Two of these masks are sheet masks, while the third Firm + Balance Mineral Mask is a clay mask you’ll need to wash off.
Each of these face masks targets specific parts of your skin to help fight visible signs of aging. The Ultra Firm Lifting Eye Mask, for example, focuses on increasing skin circulation while “lifting” thinning skin, under-eye bags, and drooping eyelids; the Ageless Volume Hyaluronic Face Mask delivers moisture to plump and freshen dehydrated skin, which can exacerbate signs of aging.
Hand & Body
Technically, you can use facial serums and moisturizers on any part of your body. However, the skin on your face is thin and more fragile than, say, elbow skin, so they have different moisture needs. Beverly Hills MD is more focused on facial skin, but does offer products that are strong enough to take care of the rest of your largest organ:
- Ultra Renew Hand Rejuvenating Serum, an anti-aging formula specifically for minimizing signs of aging in the hands ($110.00/tube)
- Advanced Scar Therapy, a cream for soothing damaged skin and repairing scars ($80.00/jar)
- Skin Renewing Polish, an exfoliant scrub ($75.00/jar)
- Rapid-Lift Advanced Neck Serum, a firming serum ($139.00/tube)
Beverly Hills MD doesn’t sell sunscreen or anything with a high SPF. For the most part, their products are treatment-related rather than protective; they work to fix problems, not stop them from happening.
The Dark Spot Corrector gel ($129.95/bottle) absorbs quickly into your skin to brighten dark spots. Like with many brightening serums, Dark Spot Corrector includes vitamin B3 to protect your skin from environmental or pollutant damage. However, it doesn’t include active ingredients that protect from UV damage, so be sure to wear sunscreen to keep your skin from re-developing dark spots. It also doesn’t include any bleaching agents, relying on natural methods to get rid of hyperpigmentation.
Beauty from Within
Beverly Hills MD offers two supplements you can take to improve your vitamin levels and help your body build the reserves it needs to heal your skin naturally.
Dermal Repair Complex ($58.00/jar)
This supplement helps to protect your body from the key causes of dermal breakdown from aging, including dehydration and skin loosening. Looking at their ingredients and dosages, we think that this supplement can genuinely help those worried about their skin texture.
Plump + Firm Advanced Collagen Booster ($88.00/jar)
This booster is a higher-priced equivalent to Dermal Repair Complex if you can’t swallow pills. It comes as a raspberry lemonade flavored powder that you can put into six to eight ounces of your favorite liquid once daily. With fully bioavailable antioxidants, collagen peptides, and ceramides, it sets itself up well to tighten and smooth your skin from the inside out.
Beverly Hills MD isn’t cheap, but high-quality results never are. To be fair, supplements and skin care products are affordable alternatives to expensive cosmetic surgeries and procedures.
Most products’ base prices range from $50 to $200. However, there are frequent sales, and VIP pricing can knock that price down. Likewise, Beverly Hills MD has a great bulk ordering system. Purchasing two of any given product saves about 10%, and three of a product saves an average of 15%. These stacking deals will also change with sales so you can always get the best price if you’re buying in bulk.
If you aren’t happy with your Beverly Hills MD products, they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. No matter how much or how little of your product you’ve used, you can send back the bottles and get all of your money back within 60 days of purchase. The clock here starts as soon as you’ve placed your order, so it’s a little bit shorter than a 60-day window. It’s important to note that Beverly Hills MD does not cover return shipping, so you’ll need to pay for the return out of pocket.
Since they’re not medical products, none of Beverly Hills MD’s catalog is covered by insurance, nor can you pay with HSA or FSA funds.
If you make a free account on Beverly Hills MD’s site, you gain immediate access to their VIP program. You won’t need to purchase a membership or earn into it by purchasing thousands of dollars worth of products; Beverly Hills MD lives up to their mission of accessible, affordable high-quality skin care here.
VIP pricing drops the prices of most products fairly dramatically. While the overall price difference varies depending on what you’re looking for, it can drop anywhere between $6.50 and $110, with an average price decrease of around $50 per item. In some cases, such as with Dermal Repair Complex, you can’t stack both bulk pricing and VIP pricing, though that isn’t consistent everywhere. VIP pricing creates significant savings with only one extra free step. Plus, there aren’t annoying emails that will immediately flood your inbox, and it’s easy to opt out of any emails you do get.
All orders over $39 are shipped for free within the United States. There are very few products that clock in at less than $39 for one jar, bottle, or box, so unless you’re just ordering one tube of Anti-Aging Lip Enhancer ($31.99), you can expect free shipping.
Once you’ve placed your order, your package will arrive anywhere from two to seven business days later. Be sure to order in advance if you know you’ll need the product for a big event since there currently isn’t any way to expedite your shipping.
Beverly Hills MD, as an online retailer, collects small amounts of personal information in order to process your transaction. This is typical for anywhere you shop online. They won’t store your information unless you’ve voluntarily uploaded it into your VIP account, and even then, they don’t sell any of your personal information nor do they share it with anyone (other than their parent company and affiliates). Even then, that information is anonymized, meaning they won’t be able to tie your identity back to features like where you’re purchasing from.
If you find Beverly Hills MD through social media and click through to their website from your Facebook or Twitter, they might collect any public-facing information from your account for research and marketing purposes. You can also opt-in to their Beverly Hills MD Text Club to get members-only offers, which will send personalized messages like reminders if you’ve left things in your cart without purchasing. However, opting out of those is as easy as replying “STOP.”
There’s no such thing as a supplement or skin care product that will replicate the results of cosmetic surgery. But we don’t expect Beverly Hills MD to actually duplicate that. Going in with the right mindset is important. For what they are – supplements and skin care products to help you look and feel your best – we think that Beverly Hills MD’s catalog is great.
It’s noteworthy that no reviews that are three stars or less exist on any product pages through Beverly Hills MD’s site; we recommend that you take all reviews with a grain of salt. But bear in mind, as you browse the contents of this page, that we don’t base our recommendations on such reviews. We do our own testing and research.
Their supplements are effectively dosed with ingredients that actually help. Though they can cause stomach upset in some, taking them with food often offsets any gastrointestinal distress. Beverly Hills MD’s topical skin care products cover every angle within the anti-aging niche, guaranteeing that you’ll find the right formula for your skin. Likewise, these products trend strong, so be aware that you might need to use them less often or find a gentler equivalent if you have particularly sensitive skin. You won’t be able to fully replace every product in your routine with Beverly Hills MD, but they’re a great option if you’re looking to add a hydrating wrinkle-filler or replace professional chemical peels.
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