My Review: New U Life SomaDerm HGH Gel (2023) – Scam Or Not?

My Review: New U Life SomaDerm HGH Gel (2020) - Scam Or Not?

It's time to review New U Life SomaDerm HGH Gel – which looks like a very interesting HGH product:

  • designed as a topical solution
  • based on a homeopathic formula
  • unusual composition

However – it all comes with a huge price.

And at $170/bottle, SomaDerm is one of the priciest products from the market.

So could it actually be a scam?

I tried to dig really deep into it, so here's the truth behind it (+ video).

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

Review Summary

Full Name: SomaDerm from New U Life

Product Type: HGH Releaser/Anti-Aging

Best Actual Price: Around $170/bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Only available on its official website

Designed For: Increasing HGH – which claims to help with:

  • aging signs prevention
  • losing weight
  • higher energy levels and faster recovery

My Rating: 4 out of 10 

Recommended?: Surely not – it might be a scam:

  • active ingredients are extremely diluted
  • company has some legal issues
  • incredibly high price

I personally recommend a much better alternative instead (which also costs less than half).


What I Liked About It

  • Light texture that soaks in easily
  • Small discount if you subscribe to monthly shipping


What I Didn't Like About It

  • Only based on 3 active ingredients (which are highly diluted)
  • Contains an artificial (though diluted) form of HGH 
  • Company had some legal problems because of their questionable claims
  • Needs to be applied at least 2 times/day
  • Almost no authentic user reviews
  • Based on a MLM strategy
  • Higher risk of side effects than most HGH releasers
  • One of the priciest products from the market



SomaDerm – A Quick Overview

Shortly – SomaDerm is a homeopathic formula designed to increases HGH levels.

However, the way it does this is different from most HGH releasers:

  • contains a highly diluted form of synthetic HGH
  • it's designed for skin absorption
  • doesn't boost your body's natural production of HGH

For this reason – it has a higher risk of producing side effects (at least on paper).

And despite trying to look like an amazing product, that's not really the case:

  1. Its producer has many complaints on BBB.
  2. It also has a government report. [1]
  3. The reason behind these are its “unclear” claims.
  4. It makes people believe it's FDA-approved when it's actually only “FDA-registered”.

Now – I'm personally not sure whether the product is a scam or not.

But it's definitely based on a MLM pyramid scheme.

So things are not completely legit about it and its effect.

For this reason (and its huge price as well) – it's definitely not a product I would recommend any soon.



#1 – Claims & Producer

For the beginning, here are some general facts on this product:

  • how exactly it works
  • what is the company behind it
  • which problems it works for
1. Claims

SomaDerm's mechanism of action is based on “the power of natural growth hormone”:

In other words – it contains a synthetic form of HGH that is absorbed topically.

It also claims to have some unique features:

  • the only transdermal HGH product
  • the only FDA registered HGH gel
  • available without a prescription

However, it's worth noting that it's FDA registered (not approved) – which makes a big difference.

Also, topical products tend to have a much weaker effect that oral/injected ones.

Besides – SomaDerm has a homepathic formula, which means it only contains extremely diluted ingredients.

It's true that some people swear by homeopathic products.

But logically speaking – you're getting an insignificant amount of the active ingredients.

That's why I'm personally very hesitant when it comes to homeopathic products.

2. Company Behind

SomaDerm's producer is a brand called New U Life:

  • it doesn't have an excellent reputation overall
  • offers about 6 different products
  • its prices are generally very high

Now – New U Life is definitely not the most famous supplement brand.

The fact that all of its products are very expensive could be a possible explanation for this.

But even so, the brand has enough complaints on BBB (and even a government report).

It wasn't proved that it's a scam (at least yet).

Still – you should consider these facts before making a purchase from New U Life.



#2 – Formula (3 out of 10)

SomaDerm has a pretty weak formula, if you ask me.

As I said – homeopathic compositions are highly diluted.

So logically speaking, their potency couldn't be the same as of a more concentrated formula.

At least this is my way of viewing ingredients, as a pharmacist.

Getting back to SomaDerm:

  • only contains 3 active ingredients
  • all of them are highly diluted
  • there are many other inactive compounds
  • but they have no therapeutic role

Also – most HGH releasers boosts your body's natural production of HGH.

On the other hand, SomaDerm uses a synthetic form of HGH (that is highly diluted).

I personally prefer the first mechanism of action (since it seems a lot safer).

Now – let's take a closer look at the 3 active ingredients from SomaDerm.

1. Glandula Suprarenalis Suis (6X)

This substance is derived from pig adrenal gland.

And as you might expect – its benefits are related to adrenal function:

  • promotes adrenal health
  • supports its proper function

A 6X dilution means the ingredient was diluted in a ratio of 1:10.

Afterwards, the process was repeated 6 times (that's where the 6 from 6X comes from).

2. Thyroidinum (8X)

As its name suggests – this ingredient is meant to boost thyroid function:

  • it's derived from cow thyroid hormone
  • supports a healthy thyroid [2]

The dilution of this substance is 10X.

This means it's diluted 1:10 for a number of 10 times.

3. Somatropin (30X)

This is basically the main responsible for SomaDerm's effect on HGH.

Somatropin is actually a synthetic form of HGH (HGH is naturally produced by the human body).

Now – synthetic HGH can only be used with a medical prescription.

So the 30X dilution is the lowest dose that can be purchased without a prescription. Still:

  • 30X means somatropin is diluted 30 times (in a 1:10 ratio)
  • the actual part of active ingredient left should be very little
  • so the full version is mostly water

Now – homeopathy claims that diluting a substance transfers its active proprieties to the water molecules.

But even so, on paper – the active ingredient has an absolutely insignificant dose.

That's why I personally do not have much trust in homeopathic remedies.


SomaDerm's formula doesn't look very potent, at least in my view:

  • based on highly diluted ingredients
  • it's a homeopathic formulation
  • contains a synthetic form of HGH
  • doesn't boost your body's natural HGH production

Overall, it's definitely not a product I would recommend anytime soon.

I'm not a fan of homeopathic products, that's for sure.

If you have a better opinion on it, SomaDerm might seem like a more credible product to you.

But from my point of view, it's not worth trying at all.



#3 – Consistency & Dosage (7 out of 10)

Even though it's designed to be applied topically, SomaDerm isn't the easiest to use product.

1. Consistency

Since it's a homeopathic gel – SomaDerm doesn't have an unpleasant texture:

  • light white color
  • no pronounced smell
  • soaks in pretty fast and easily

So it's not the kind of product you want to stop using because of its strong scent, greasy texture, etc.

2. Dosage

According to its official website, here's how you should use SomaDerm:

  1. Start with 2 pumps in the morning and 2 other at night.
  2. Apply it on thin areas of skin (where veins are visible) for a better absorption.
  3. These could be your armpits, forearms, wrists, and behind the knees.
  4. Make sure to alternate these spots.
  5. For intensive use, you can apply 4 pumps in the morning and 4 at night.

Now – I strongly recommend sticking to 4 pumps per day (not 8).

SomaDerm is a very expensive product, so it's better to avoid paying anything extra.

But even so, it's not the easiest-to-use product (since you have to apply it twice a day).



#4 – Results (2 out of 10)

In order to show you how this product works, I tried to look at its customer feedback.

However – there's very little info on SomaDerm from this point of view.

Note: I only consider authentic reviews, not promotional ones.

1. What People Say

SomaDerm isn't sold on any retailer like Amazon, Walmart or others.

Consequently – it doesn't have any customer feedback on those websites (which are known to be legit).

However, you can find a couple of reviews on different websites:

  • all of them seem highly promotional
  • many are written by people trying to sell the product
  • most likely, those reviews are fake and biased

Now – SomaDerm is a MLM product (some sort of pyramid scheme where new people have to make sales in order to grow).

So it's quite obvious that all reviewers are praising it (since their goal is to sell as many products as possible).

Still – New U Life had some legal problems because of SomaDerm:

  1. It has many user complaints on BBB.
  2. It was also reported to government for some questionable claims.
  3. Apparently, SomaDerm makes people believe it's FDA-approved.
  4. But in reality, it's only FDA-registered (which most supplements are).
  5. This means it's produced in a facility that complies with FDA requests.
  6. As you can tell, the difference is huge.

Therefore, SomaDerm and its producer don't have a very positive customer feedback.


This product has almost no real user opinions.

But when it comes to complaints and legal problems, there are a couple.

Plus – given that it's a MLM product, it's even more obvious most of its customer opinions are biased.

So there's no way I could recommend a product like this one.




#5 – Side Effects (6 out of 10)

As I said – SomaDerm has almost no authentic customer opinion.

So it's very hard to tell whether it causes side effects on a regular basis or not.

However – here's the thing:

  • it contains a synthetic form of HGH
  • this has a higher risk of causing secondary reactions

It's true that SomaDerm contains a very diluted form of HGH.

So even though it's synthetic, it shouldn't be very dangerous normally.

Still – compared to products that boosts HGH production naturally, a synthetic form of this hormone is definitely less safe.

But which are the side effects it can cause in theory?

  1. Digestive problems
  2. Muscle and joint pain
  3. Swelling and inflammation
  4. Increased asthma symptoms

Once again – these issues are more common in injections with synthetic HGH (which require a prescription).

SomaDerm contains a much lower doses, that's why the risk is considerably lower.



#6 – Price (1 out of 10)

SomaDerm could be the priciest HGH releasing product from the market.

It's very hard to afford it in the long run, if you ask me.

1. The Exact Price

This product is only sold on its official website.

And just like I mentioned – its price is extremely high.

Basically, there are 2 pricing options:

  1. Standard (retail) price is $169.99/bottle.
  2. Subscription price is $149.99/bottle.

As I already told you, I don't recommend this product in any way.

But if you really want to give it a try – go for the standard bottle at first.

I know it's $20 pricier, but why subscribe to a product that might not work at all?

That especially when its price is a small fortune.

2. Competitors' Price

I will only compare SomaDerm with my #1 recommended HGH releaser.

I'm talking about a supplement called GenF20 Plus:

  1. Both products have similar benefits on paper.
  2. However, their formulation and mechanism is totally different.
  3. GenF20 Plus boosts your body's HGH production naturally.
  4. SomaDerm brings in a synthetic form of HGH.
  5. In terms of ingredients, GenF20 is clearly superior.
  6. Not to mention that it also has clinical evidence behind (which no other product has).
  7. In terms of price, GenF20 costs $70/box normally.
  8. In the best case, you can get it for about $58/box.
  9. On the other hand, SomaDerm costs $170 normally.
  10. In the best case, it costs around $150.

Now – compared to GenF20 Plus, SomaDerm is clearly very inferior.

Not only that its ingredients are on the weaker side, but it also costs more than double.

So it's quite obvious which of these 2 products would make a better choice.


SomaDerm is a very expensive HGH releaser.

If you ask me – it's clearly overpriced because it's not worth even half of its actual price.

Given that there are many better alternatives for a lower price, I could never recommend it.




#7 – Final Conclusions

Here's how I would sum up my opinion on SomaDerm (in 3 ideas).

1. Homeopathic

SomeDerm is one of the few homeopathic HGH releasers from the market – if not the only one.

As I said, I'm personally not a fan of these types of products:

  • insignificant quantity of active ingredients
  • compounds are highly diluted

In my view – the therapeutic power of these products is very low.

That's why I don't really trust SomaDerm's formula.

2. MLM Product

This is a crucial aspect when it comes to explaining its user reviews:

  • SomaDerm has several written and video reviews
  • but all of them are highly praising the product
  • there's no bad thing mentioned about it

SomaDerm is actually a MLM product, meaning people selling it are involved in a pyramid scheme.

They start from the bottle and the more sales they make, the more the advance.

This explains why so many people are praising SomaDerm without having even tried it.

3. Among The Priciest Options

Unfortunately, SomaDerm is one of the most expensive HGH releasers.

But as I said – it's definitely not worth the price.

It's up to you whether you want to give it a try or not.

But in my view, it's way too expensive for its real value.



#8 – My Video Review



My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?

Short answer: Definitely not worth it.

Some sources claim it might be a scam – and that's totally possible.

But whether it is or not, it's still not worth buying at all:

  1. Based on a homeopathic formula (with highly diluted active ingredients)
  2. Contains an artificial form of HGH
  3. Enough complaints behind it
  4. Previous (or even current) legal problems
  5. Higher risk of side effects than in most HGH releasers
  6. Exaggeratedly expensive for its value

Honestly – it's a product I would not recommend under any circumstances.

So what should you go for instead?

There are many HGH releasers on the market – but my #1 pick is a product called GenF20 Plus:

  • the only one with a clinical trial conducted on it
  • original formula with excellent ingredients
  • many satisfied users that swear by it
  • way more affordable than SomaDerm

It's totally up to you what product you choose to go for.

But I would surely not advise you to pick SomaDerm, it's simply not worth it.


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Written by 

Oltea Roman is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in the health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology and several others. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

Last updated: January 6, 2023

6 thoughts on “My Review: New U Life SomaDerm HGH Gel (2023) – Scam Or Not?

  1. save urself the trouble as this product doesnt even work. it is part of a pyramid scheme so be alarmed. pandemic really taught people a lot of lessons, including how to cheat other people with fake promises even more insely.

    1. Hello Jesselyn, I’m sorry for what happened to you. Even I myself cannot comprehend how people can cheat others. But still, I want to believe in the goodness of each person so I hope you don’t feel discouraged and stop trusting. Anyway, this product is really a part of pyramid scheme so beware. As such, if you still find it in yourself to want to try again and help reduce aging signs in your face, I highly suggest that you try Kollagen Intensiv. This is from a trustworthy brand that produces the effect it promises so no false advertising here. But if you want a more natural remedy, give the tips in this guide a shot because it really helps and worth the effort. We really just have to trust the process.

      All the best and take care,

  2. Bought this from a friend of mine after her highly convincing praises. I cannot see any changes for now but will keep you updated after a month. Anyway, thanks for the review because at least now, I have an idea on what to expect. Not gonna lie, this product is hella expensive.

    1. Hi Winnie! We’ll be waiting for your update. Hopefully, it does give some result even though there are a lot of negative feedbacks about it. Wish you all the best but I think that you may be interested in this list of best anti-aging creams. All the products there are high quality and brings result–you only need to be concerned of the benefits it brings and your needs in decision making.


  3. Do not try this product as it will only wring you dry with its pricey-ness. Wife brought it from her co-worker and its been a few months now but not only did she not see any improvement, it gave her side effects. I saw her become swollen one time and I was shocked. I’m really saddened by how the society makes people, especially women go great lengths to achieve the beauty standard that we have.

    1. Hey Dan. Unfortunately, this is the reality of beauty standard which is upheld by the society. I’m sorry for your wife’s experience but honestly, there’s a lot of complaints about it so it’s not quite surprising. I guess you were just unaware of it which is unfortunate. I hope your wife stopped using it because it can have adverse effect to her health. On the other hand, there’s a lot of other alternatives that can be found in the market–with the best of the best listed in this guide. Hopefully, your wife did not give up after a particularly bad product. I’m not saying this as a conformation with the standard society upholds but as a fellow that really wants to cherish the body and health.


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