Is Plexaderm A Scam/Worth The Complaints? My Review (2022)

It’s time for my Plexaderm review – which is a very popular anti-aging product.

But is Plexaderm a scam after all? Honestly, it could be:

  • pretty basic formula
  • short-term effect
  • very expensive

In order to show you the real facts behind this product, I tried to analyze it in detail.

So could it be a scam? Read the answer in my review (+ video).

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Plexaderm.

Review Summary

Full Name: Plexaderm Rapid Reduction Serum by Sheer Science

Product Type: Anti-Aging Serum

Best Actual Prize: Around $60

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

Designed For: Improving skin and aging signs – it claims to:

  • reduce under-eye bags
  • lessen wrinkles
  • smooth fine lines

My Rating: 3 out of 10

Recommended?: Definitely not – I don't think it's a good choice at all:

  • short-term effectiveness
  • potentially dangerous (mostly on side effects)
  • pricey for its value
  • doesn't treat the real cause behind the wrinkles

I personally suggest you go for the best anti-aging cream from the market instead.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Has some complete product info
  • It's made by a pretty reputable brand
  • Many authentic opinions behind
  • Quite easy to find

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • No long-term effect
  • Quite expensive for its quality
  • Very weak formula
  • Lacks major anti-aging ingredients
  • Does not treat the real cause
  • Defective pumps/empty bottles
  • Very high rate of side effects

 

 


Plexaderm In A Nutshell


At first, Plexaderm looks like a regular anti-aging cream.

It has its own website and you can also find it on its brand's official page.

Other than that, it has quite a good product listing on Amazon with complete details.

Now – Plexaderm is available in 3 versions:

  1. Trial Pack
  2. Single Bottle
  3. 3 Bottles Pack

In terms of composition – all these versions are exactly the same.

It's only the quantity that makes the difference.

In terms of effect, Plexaderm only provides an aesthetic help to cover up the lines.

So don't expect a skin-deep relief or treating the actual cause of your problem – that won't happen.

Plus – it's not the safest anti-aging product, according to its users.

That's why I personally don't recommend it.

 

 


#1 – Claims & Producer


Here's some general info I found out about this serum:

  • who is the producer
  • how it works
  • which skin problem it targets
1. Claims

To see how this product promises to work, I checked out its official website.

And its #1 claim is that it “reduces under-eye bags & wrinkles from view in 10 minutes.”

According to the same website:

  • lessens the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles
  • reduces wrinkles, fine lines and crow's feet
  • hides the forehead lines, smile lines and eleven lines

Honestly – no high-quality product can work in 10 minutes.

There are some that promise to do that (Derma RPX is an example).

But they either don't – or if they partially work, their results go away after less than 30 minutes.

So Plexaderm's claim is extremely exaggerated if you ask me.

This serum also claims to have an advanced formula that provides:

  • a smoother feeling
  • a satin finish

Plus – it claims the result will last up to 10 hours after the application.

Once again, I personally cannot agree with this claim.

However – I don't really consider this serum as an actual skin care product.

Instead, it's more of an aesthetic treatment to cover up visible signs of aging (when needed).

So don't count on it for a long-term effect, it wouldn't do.

2. Company Behind

The company behind Plexaderm is called Sheer Science.

This brand has a professional official website and customer support.

However – there are some interesting facts about it:

  • it has several smaller brands under it
  • sells products for skin care, teeth, hair care, makeup, antioxidants and men's health
  • also offers exclusive bundles for its products

At the bottom of its official website, you can find several important info:

  • contact details
  • shipping and return policy
  • social media profiles

I also checked the social media links – all of them are working but the number of followers is quite small.

But overall, this brand seems pretty reputable and trustworthy.

So you can buy from it without any worries of being scammed.

 

 


#2 – Formula (3 out of 10)


This serum's ingredient list is pretty easy to find, luckily.

However – its actual formula looks extremely plain and basic:

  • very common ingredients
  • no powerful compounds or trademark substances
  • no special mechanism of action

Since I only consider Plexaderm a short-term remedy, I somehow expected this.

So its basic formula doesn't necessarily come as a surprise.

It only works as an aesthetic treatment – for an instant cover-up.

However, let's take a closer look at its 3 categories of ingredients.

1. Peptides

The form of the peptide from this serum is called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline).

Here's exactly how it helps:

  • prevents the formation of skin lines [1]
  • improves skin barrier
  • boosts collagen production

Now, adding peptides into your skin care routine can bring a lot of benefits.

That's why peptides are very common in skin products.

But as I said – they're not a life-changing ingredient (or skin-changing ingredient, in this case).

2. Collagen

Based on the label, the exact form of this compound is Soluble Collagen.

And here's exactly what it can do:

  • improves skin elasticity
  • acts as filler for fine lines [2]
  • keeps skin from sagging

As you may know, collagen is present in the human body naturally – but its level decreases as we age.

That's why it's so effective against wrinkles.

At least in theory – as I doubt it could help a lot in this serum.

3. Additional Ingredients

These are the extra ingredients that play a more important role in this product:

  • Titanium Dioxide – acts as a UV filter
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein – it's an anti-irritant and keeps skin moisturized [3]
  • Cellulose Gum & Xanthan Gum – acts as an emulsion stabilizer for longer shelf life

So far, these ingredients are quite common and they don't have an amazing anti-aging effect.

Plus – you can see them in most skin care products.

So there's nothing special about their presence in this serum.


Conclusion

This formula could be a lot better, if you ask me.

It does contain some potent ingredients – but they are so common in skin care products.

So they don't make Plexaderm look like anything special.

If you want an aesthetic filler, you can try this serum – but only for a short-term effect, which I don't necessarily recommend.

 

 

 


#3 – Consistency & Dosage (5 out of 10)


Here are the things I found out about this serum's texture.

1. Consistency

Plexaderm is described in deep detail on its official pages:

  • slightly thick consistency
  • light to medium beige color
  • slight chemical scent

For a serum, it looks a bit different – since the normal texture is rather clear and watery.

That's why it looks more like a cream than like a serum.

That's not necessarily an advantage – as serums tend to last longer (due to their liquid consistency).

This product comes in small size and it also has a thick texture, so I don't expect it to last a lot.

2. Dosage

This is how you should use the product (based on the instructions given out):

  1. Add a droplet (half pea-sized) of product on your fingertips.
  2. Apply the product over your fine lines, wrinkles, under-eye puffiness, bags and wrinkles.
  3. Do the application in upward and outward strokes.
  4. Wait for 10 minutes or more until it dries out.
  5. If there's some white residue left, it means you used too much product.
  6. In this case, wash the area and apply it again (but in a smaller quantity).

Other than that – there are some additional tips:

  • Dry/powdery formula can be used with makeup
  • You can only combine it with an oil-free moisturizer (10-20 minutes prior)

However – I doubt its effect can last for 10 hours.

Plus, the advised amount of product (half pea-sized) is surely not enough.

If you ask me, you need a much higher quantity to cover all the areas mentioned.

 

 


#4 – Results (4 out of 10)


To see how a product works, I always check the comments of people who tried it.

I do this because I don't want to give you a biased view about the product I review.

Note: I only analyzed authentic reviews, not promotional or fake ones.

1. Positive Opinions

I didn't really have a hard time finding some customer reviews for this serum.

Since I don't rely on what's written on the product's website, I always go for Amazon.

That's because those reviews are known to be extremely honest.

Let's take a look at what satisfied customers say about this serum:

  1. A lot of people say it's a great product and that it really works.
  2. Some noticed their under-eye bags and fine lines were gone.
  3. Others swear that it's good to use as a cover-up before attending events.
  4. There are people who claim that it eliminated their puffiness and dark circles.

The overall rating this got is 3.9/5 stars – but in my view, that's not too good. 

Still, it seems like it is working for some people – it's only that it took them time to figure it out.

2. Negative Opinions

This is the part where it gets real – because I could find many complaints of unsatisfied customers.

Here are the common complaints of these people:

  1. Almost all of the comments are about the pump not working properly.
  2. Everyone says that they received empty or already dried-up products.
  3. Some experienced side effects such as skin and eye irritations.
  4. Others claim that it leaves a white flaky film under their eyes.
  5. The rest are disappointed because they only wasted their money.

Honestly, I consider these complaints quite important because they really tell how the product works.

So they are very useful – especially for people who are planning to try it out.

And honestly, these complaints are way too numerous to be false.


Conclusion

There's no doubt that the product is legit because people received their orders.

However – that's enough for me to recommend it.

That especially since there are so many negative reviews of people who say it's not worth it.

Again, don't expect too much from this serum – because it will only give a short-term effect.

That's why I suggest you invest in a product that will treat the problem from the inside out.

 

 

 


#5 – Side Effects (3 out of 10)


While I was reading the customers' reviews about this serum, I came across several complaints.

Some of these people complained of experiencing side effects:

  • under-eye are swelling
  • eye irritation
  • burning sensation
  • skin redness/abrasion

Now, these experiences are quite alarming.

That's because most anti-aging products I looked into have very few complaints of this type.

In fact – products like these should be mild and safe.

But Plexaderm seems anything but safe, judging after its secondary reaction rate.

So I strongly suggest you try a safer alternative that will not bring harm to your health.

 

 


#6 – Price (2 out of 10)


After reading the customers' reviews, I would say that Plexaderm is very expensive.

And considering its formula, it's not a good choice at all.

1. The Exact Price

The most popular places you can buy this serum are Amazon and its official website.

Between these 2, there are some better deals on Plexaderm's website:

  1. Trial Pack (6 application only) costs $14.95
  2. Single bottle costs $59.95
  3. 3 bottles (buy 2 get 1 free) cost $119.90
  4. Free shipping is included

While on Amazon, there's only one bottle offered and it costs $65.95.

Now – keep in mind that a bottle only contains 5 ml (0.17 fl. oz.).

Given this amount and the reviews about the defective pump, this product is super expensive.

Considering the areas where you can use it, this serum will definitely not last long.

That's why I don't think it's too practical to buy it, since it only has a short-term effect.

You will end up having to buy more of it, so the final price will be even higher.

2. Competitors’ Price

If you ask me, I only want to compare this serum with my #1 recommended anti-aging product.

I'm talking about Kollagen Intensiv:

  1. Kollagen Intensiv's ingredients are in their best versions and the overall formula is potent.
  2. This cream will treat the problem from the inside and out.
  3. Plexaderm has some weak compounds and the overall formula is weak.
  4. Its effect is only for the short-term (and for aesthetic use).
  5. Kollagen Intensiv normally costs $60 but you can get it for only $36.
  6. In my case, a jar can last to even 6 weeks.
  7. Plexaderm costs $59.95 (a bottle).
  8. It has a small quantity for the target area and it will not last long.

Without any questions, between these 2 – the best option is Kollagen Intensiv.

It doesn't only have a higher quantity, but the ingredients are more effective and in their best form.

And most importantly, it has a long-term effect and it treats the real cause of the problem.

Not to mention that its price is much better.

That's why it remains as my #1 recommendation.


Conclusion

Overall – I don't recommend Plexaderm, since it's very expensive for its value:

  • defective packaging
  • high price
  • super small quantity

If you really want to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, you need to invest in a good product.

An instant effect is good – but treating the real cause is the best solution.

So I suggest you spend your money on a better alternative with a long-term effect.

 

 

 


#7 – Plexaderm In 3 Ideas


Here’s how I would summarize my opinions on this serum.

1. Weak Formula

As expected, this serum has some weak compound – since it's only an aesthetic product:

  • has 2 main ingredients but in weak form (peptides and collagen)
  • has some common compounds that can be found in any skin care product
  • also contains a plant extract/protein

Again, this is an aesthetic product and it doesn't have any long-term benefits.

2. Side Effects

Plexaderm has quite a high rate of side effects (compared to other similar products):

  • skin abrasion/tearing
  • eye irritations
  • burning sensation/skin redness
  • under-eye area swelling

Now – a small number of side effects is normal.

But when you have so many complaints, it's clear that this serum has an issue.

So I don't really trust its claims saying that it's a product that is made for all skin types.

3. Quite Expensive

Lastly, this serum is super pricey:

  • standard price costs $59.95
  • a bottle contains 5 ml (0.17 fl. oz.) 
  • there are many complaints about receiving broken pump/empty bottle

These are some real reasons for not going for this serum if you ask me.

It won't be worth it and you're just going to waste your money, honestly.

 

 


My Video Review


 

 

 


My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?


Short answer: Definitely not.

It may be a very popular product – but it's far from a good investment:

  1. Only provides a short-term effect
  2. Works only as an aesthetic product
  3. Weak formula/ingredients overall
  4. Lacks strong anti-aging ingredients
  5. Very expensive for its value
  6. Does not treat the real cause wrinkles
  7. Has a huge rate of side effects
  8. Many complaints about defective pumps and empty bottles

I cannot say that it's a scam – since most people received their orders.

However – there could be a possibility that this serum is a rip-off (in terms of effect).

So, what do I recommend instead then? A cream called Kollagen Intensiv:

  1. It has the best ingredients (backed with clinical studies).
  2. The overall formula provides a long-term effect.
  3. It has strong anti-aging compounds that treat the cause of aging signs.
  4. It has a higher quantity and lasts long.
  5. A lot of previous users recommend it.

These reasons made me consider Kollagen Intensiv as my #1 recommendation and it's quite obvious.

Again, it is better to invest in a product that will give you a long-term effect and some skin-deep benefits.

So overall, this cream remains the best choice (in my view).

best anti aging

References:

1 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-24644551/

2 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-15648443/

3 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-21449379/

 

Written by 

Paula has a background in Chemistry and continues to pursue further studies in it. She loves searching for the best products in the market that will give excellent benefits to the human body and share them with you.

28 thoughts on “Is Plexaderm A Scam/Worth The Complaints? My Review (2022)

  1. I’m dead sure I need an anti-aging cream but not sticking with this one. This is a joke! What with this pandemic and all some brands trying to get money from people. It is not good to buy expensive products of low quality. I feel like I’m 50 already! Not that anti-aging creams are going to make much of a difference anyway but I need a good quality product. Is the product you recommend a lovely one and a great selection? I will definitely try it if you think it is better than Plexaderm. Thank you for the information and answer. Regards, Ann

    1. Hello Annalisa! I must say that we cannot avoid people, products or brands ripping off customers in general. So my only advice to you and to everyone is that we must always be vigilant and do our careful research. We cannot avoid them so the strongest thing we can do is to get ourselves informed. I have to agree with you that it’s not ideal to buy a very expensive product with very poor quality. Also, it’s never too late to start taking care of our skin! In my case, I promote Kollagen Intensiv because it really worked for me and I saw the reduction in my wrinkles and fine lines. You can try it if you want and I hope you’ll like it.

  2. I like a very informative article. You basically covered everything regarding needed to know the product and lining out the pros and cons as well. I am hesitant now if I should try the cream or not but it looks like it’s up to no good. I will just try a better alternative than this cream and also share this post with others. Thank you very much. I don’t see the point of the price when they deliver the products in not so good condition. It looks so much like a rip-off. Don’t waste your money!

    1. Hi Bernard! If you are still hesitating if you want to try it or not, I suggest you look for more alternatives. And what I like you to do with those is to write the pros and cons then compare them all. I believe it will be very helpful because doing proper research will really save you money. You will also save yourself from possible side effects that might occur if you don’t study well the things you put in your face and body. Yes, save your money and buy wisely. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. The article about Plexaderm gives me ideas about it. I am at an age where I should be using anti-aging products. I am guessing it could get quite expensive if I am going to use it for a very long time to get results. I like the idea of the bundles but is it worth it to buy in bulk? Thanks for pointing out that there are fake versions of some of these creams. I had no idea this was a ‘thing’ and would never have thought of checking that out. Definitely good a good heads up! I am curious about your choice of anti-aging product, I am happy to read about it.
    -Mary Joy

    1. What’s up, Mary Joy! If you are concerned with the price and the bundle, I suggest you start with a single bottle first. It is sure expensive compared to the bundle but at least you get to try the product first to decide if you want more or not. Other than that, I also want to advise you to buy from the official website as much as possible to get an authentic product. If you are hesitant to buy from other retailers, it’s safe to buy from the official website or any retailers the official website will link you to. As for my preferred anti-aging cream, I suggest you read the full review to know why I liked it so much. You can read about Kollagen Intensiv.

  4. The fact that Plexaderm can’t be found easily in local shops even makes me want to think that it can be trusted. There are lots of fake products out there. Most of these are available locally or even on amazon where there is little or no control over the possibilities of being fake. I am starting to like Plexaderm anti-aging cream but I saw your review and made me think twice about it. Will it be very effective to control hydration and prevent wrinkles? the price is not cheap obviously so it is holding me back.

    1. Hello, Dereck! Finding a product in local shops is a good thing but at the same time, it is a red flag also. What I am talking about is there could be a possibility that some people might make fake versions and sell them. In contrast, that’s what I like the most about products being sold exclusively on their website only, at least you can be sure about its legitimacy. For Plexaderm, I don’t really like the formula of the product because I have my preferred product from which I can compare. Well, the product can help but I don’t think it will give fast results considering the ingredients in it. I suggest you really weigh the quality of the product if it is worth its price.

  5. Even if I am given free bottles to try this again, I would not do so. Just give me back my money to buy another product that is more worth it. I don’t care about excuses because even now, you are not giving any response to my request.

    1. Hey Nida, I’m so sorry about your experience. Have you tried reaching out again to follow up? Thanks for sharing your experience since it can be a great lesson and reference for other people who may want to avail this product. On the other hand, we are not in any way connected with this brand and we are only rating it based on our research and experience.

      All the best,
      Angelica

  6. Hey, great analysis! I have tried this product and it’s a really good cover-up. But still, even I myself can say that it is really too expensive. Aside from that, though it works well as a cover-up, it doesn’t really make the fine lines go away. As such, if you are looking to invest in anti-aging products like this, I suggest that you look for something that really work effectively and not just for instantaneous effect.

    1. Hi Norma! Thank you for your appreciation and feedback. We found that a lot really say that it is more for cover-up than fixing the product itself and based on its formula, I can say that it is to be expected. I totally agree that there is no miracle product and we also have to put in effort and invest in products that really works such as Kollagen Intensiv. Out of all the anti-aging products that we tried, this particular product worked the best making it the #1 anti-aging product that we know. Hopefully, you also give it a try.

      Stay safe,
      Angelica

  7. I’m not concerned about the fine lines. I have BAGS under my eyes with circle lines.
    Skip and fine lines and anti-aging. All I’m interested in is eliminating….or at least
    lessening the visibility of these bags. They feel puffy to the touch, tool

  8. I am one of the users that ordered this but received empty bottle. I tried contacting the company but their replies are slow–slow as in they still haven’t communicated. I am hoping that they do return the money. I was supposedly a new user but because of this bad experience, I don’t think I would try this product again.

    1. Hello Shara, Angelica here. I’m so sorry that you’ve had a bad experience with this product. Nothing is worse than paying for a product and not receiving it because it is both a waste of money and effort. It has reputable brand behind it but I don’t know why they are taking too long to respond. All I can say is that you continue following it up to them because that is the only thing we can do. Since this product, I think that going for a more effective and trusted product like Kollagen Intensiv will be good for you. On the other hand, here is a guide for removing your wrinkles. The tips listed here are proven to be helpful and effective so definitely don’t skip it.

  9. LOL. thanks for the review but honestly? I stopped after the section where you introduced its claims and the producer behind it. Why waste time reading about a product that is clearly too good to be true?

    1. Thank you for sharing your thought about this product, Joy. I’m Angelica and I totally understand why you decided to do such. Indeed, it is hard to believe and unfortunately, it really is a red flag. Just reading and looking at it objectively will certainly make you say that it really has scam potential. And so, I cannot blame you. Still, if you want to try a product that is potent, legit, effective and has credible company behind it, I suggest taking a look at Skinception’s Kollagen Intensive.

  10. i ORDERED 3 BOTTLES OF PLEXADERM AND LIKED IT BUT WHEN I OPENED THE 2ND AND 3RD BOTTLE THEY WERE EMPTY. I WROTE TO YOU BUT DID NOT GET A REPLY. SO I WON’T BE ORDERING ANY MORE IF THAT IS THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS. I WAS VERY DISAPOINTED.

    1. Hi Barbara, I’m really sorry for your experience with Plexaderm but I have to tell you that I have absolutely nothing to do with the products/brand. I’m not selling them myself, I’m not working for the company and I’m not affiliated with the brand in any way. I am simply a pharmacist who wrote an unbiased review on a personal website, so there’s absolutely no way I can help you with this.

      What you can do is to try to get in touch with them, either via email or by phone. They should either refund you or send you some new (full) bottles instead of those empty ones. That’s totally your right and I advise you to contact them until you get an answer. As far as I know, the brand itself is not a scammer, so you should at least get some new bottles for free.

      Hope this helps you and good luck!

  11. The only reason I buy it is because I have very noticeable bags under my eyes, & most of the time they do go away after about 10 minutes, & it usually lasts about 8-10 hours.
    It is very expensive, but until you can find me something less expensive to reduce or remove my eye bags, I will continue to se it.

    1. Hi Margaret, thanks for your experience with Plexaderm, let’s say that my opinion about this product is pretty similar to yours. Now, I don’t know any product that would make miracles for under-eye bags, because they all tend to work temporarily and then you need to apply them again (in order to maintain the results).

      If you necessarily want a product that is specially designed for under-eye bags, I advise you to take a look at these remedies (especially step 3, which is a product called Eyelasticity). At this point, it’s the best product I know for under-eye bags (in terms of value). I could also recommend you a cream that works really well against wrinkles and puffy skin, but it’s not specially designed for under-eye bags, but for the entire face. It’s called Kollagen Intensiv and you may want to have a look at it. But again – it really depends on your specific needs.

      And lastly, you may want to check this guide about getting rid of several aging sings (including under-eye bags). Hope this helps!

  12. I actually liked really this product so although you don’t recommend it, I’d still continue using it. On the other hand, do you have any other tips to remove/lessen dark under eye? Looking forward to your reply,

    Lovi

    1. Hey there, Lovi! I’m Angelica, by the way. I’m happy that it worked well for you even with the numerous negative feedback it had from other users. I think that sometimes, you do you because what matters is that it worked out well and you liked the experience. As for tips to rid of dark circles, this guide here might be what you are looking for. It does not only help you rid of dark circles, it also helps improving your under eye bags and wrinkles. May this work for you because we found this product to be the most effective.

      Thanks,
      Angelica

  13. Ever since I was young, I have had problems with under eye bags. It got so bad as I got older that I was called Droopy (if you are familiar with him). I was constantly teased by my co-workers but did not really have the guts to report them. And so, it persisted until I cannot help but quit. But I knew that I cannot not do anything so I turned to looking for products like Plexaderm. It was a big decision that ended tragically for me. I experienced swelling in my under eye and it irritated my eyes. I immediately stopped using it no matter how hurt my heart was because it was freaking expensive! Definitely not recommended.

    1. Hello Jenny, I’m Angelica. I hope you are doing fine now? I’m sorry for your experience, no one should go through that. I really suggest that you go to a doctor if you are still not okay, just in case. Just remember that you have no fault in this so keep your chin up. Definitely, there are still a way to help you rid of your ender eye bags, just be patient with it. It must have took a lot from you to share your experience and traumatic experience. I’m so proud of you. Continue living your best life no matter what people say because you deserve the best and more. Stay safe and healthy!

  14. I haven’t tried this yet. I ordered the free sample and paid shipping and handling. Is this legitimate, will I receive my free bottle and how large is it?

    1. Hi Maureen, no matter how much we wanted to help you, these are some questions you will have to ask someone from the producing company (or official website). We’re simply reviewing Plexaderm, we’re not selling it and we’re not involved in anything related to selling this product. Sorry I can’t help you more.

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