{Tested} Cosmedix Cell ID

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Cosmedix Cell ID Intensive Defense Serum is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes and “the ultimate mitochondria extract,” which “energizes skin cells,” and in turn, helps to “reduces visible wrinkle depth…fine lines and…age spots,” according to the Cosmedix website.

But all those promises don’t come cheap–Cosmedix Cell ID retails for $100 per half ounce. We wanted to know: Is this product really worth the hefty price tag, or is it just a bottle of bull? We sent it out to 5 beauty testers who reported back, below.

**Quick take: 2 out of 5 testers would recommend Cosmedix Cell ID Intensive Defense Serum to other FOFs.**

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Lynda Christian – Hazelwood, MO

Was this product easy to use?
Yes. The dispenser was a pump so you could measure it out more precisely.  However, toward the end [it became difficult to dispense so] I took the pump out and tried to shake out the remaining amount.

Did you notice any changes with your skin?
It reduced the appearance of the age and sun spots I have on my face. I started to see noticeable fading.

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Did you notice a difference in how your skin felt?
My face felt well hydrated and smooth, but [it could have been because] I exfoliated a few times a week as part of my normal routine.

Did you notice a difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? I wish I had seen a difference in the fine lines around my eyes and the deeper wrinkles in my forehead, but I did not.

Would you continue using this product?  Why or why not?
No. It costs $100 for a very small amount. I used a dime-size portion, twice a day (per the instructions) which only allows you about a month’s supply. Also, I thought the color was an ugly yellow–almost like phlegm when you have a cold.  I was also put off by the fragrance.  There were times when I felt almost nauseous to the point where I didn’t want to use it. I asked my husband to smell it and he said, ‘It’s not that bad.’

Would you recommend it to other FOF members?
I would not recommend it.

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Christine M. Quigley – Lakewood, CO

Was this product easy to use?
Yes.

Did you notice any changes with your skin?
Minimal changes. The texture improved slightly.

Did you notice a difference in how your skin felt?
It felt a little drier, but smooth. It really dried out my skin when I applied a heavier layer–in fact, it produced dry flaky patches. I still have one above my upper lip.

Did you notice a difference in the appearance of fine lines or age spots?
No–I did not notice a difference.

Would you continue using this product?  Why or why not?
No, I did not feel it was that effective, and the stem inside the bottle broke off after two weeks of use.

Would you recommend it to other FOF members?
No.

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Constance Simon — Winston Salem, NC

Was this product easy to use?
Yes, very easy.

Did you notice any changes with your skin?
Immediately! I noticed a slight tightening of my skin. [It was] not overbearing but certainly noticeable.

Did you notice a difference in how your skin felt?
YES! The appearance, not so much, but the feel–indeed. My skin is so incredibly soft. [When] my son kisses me on my cheek, [he] compliments me on how soft my skin is…like a baby’s! Even my fiance thinks so. I do appreciate that. My skin is a combination of oily and dry, but when I use Cell ID it is perfect–it’s not oily nor dry. I don’t even have to use a moisturizer with it.

Did you notice a difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or age spots?
A small difference in the fine lines under and around my eyes. Others seemed to notice the difference more than I did. I don’t have any age spots, so I can’t comment on that. I don’t have many wrinkles except on my brow and I did notice my skin was slightly smoother, there.

Would you continue using this product?  Why or why not?
I will continue to use this product and will actually buy it again from time to time when I can afford it. I like having soft supple skin. I also felt like I got good UV protection from it as well.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
Yes. It does have a slight medicine smell, which dissipates quickly. It’s slightly expensive, but worth the results.

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Sydney Barrows–New York, N.Y.

Was this product easy to use?
Yes, but if you push the pump down the whole way, it dispenses too much. Be careful to not push it down all the way! The texture was lovely, it spread nicely, and you could do your entire face and the top part of your neck with 2/3 of a pump. One more pump will take care of the rest of the neck and the chest–perfect!

Did you notice any changes with your skin?
After about ten days, I noticed that the texture of my skin was smoother. It also looked healthier–there really was a noticeable difference.

Did you notice a difference in the way your skin felt?
It was definitely smoother, and my makeup went on more smoothly too. It acted like a primer, but it also improved your skin at the same time.

Did you notice a difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or age spots?
Because the skin was smoother, the fine lines were a bit less noticeable, but it did nothing for wrinkles or age spots that I could discern.

Would you continue using this product?  Why or why not?
For $30 or under–definitely, yes.  If it was more than that and I was doing well–probably yes.

Would you recommend it to other FOF members?
Yes, if you have fairly nice skin and mild wrinkles, it will definitely enhance the overall appearance of your skin, make it look smoother and healthier, and make the fine lines less noticeable. I’m not sure how effective it would be for someone who had badly damaged skin and/or bad wrinkles.

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Rhonda Grant–Yorktown, Indiana

Was this product easy to use?
Extremely easy. It was slightly tacky when first applied, but the sticky feel rapidly dissipates to a pleasant smoothness. There was a mild medicinal odor, although it was not at all offensive and disappeared once application was complete.

Did you notice any changes with your skin?
Yes, some. My skin seemed to retain moisture better. It felt extremely soft, and the usual oiliness seemed to lessen.

Did you notice a difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or age spots?
I did not see a large difference in fine lines, wrinkles or age spots.  Actually, the pores on my between-the-eye area and on my nose were more noticeable while using the product.

Would you continue using this product?  Why or why not?
Probably not.  The [minimal] changes were not worth the price.

Would you recommend it to other FOF members?
I do not believe I could, with good conscience, recommend this product to others.

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  • Yolanda Roque

    DREAM DON’T COST ANY MONEY, BUT ANYWAY, I DREAM TO HAVE AGAIN THAT BABY SKIN OR SOFT SKIN, I’M 57…..STILL DREAMING, WOULD LIKE THE SOFT MY WRINKLES AND CLEAR MY AGE SPOTS, THANKS