My Review: South Beach Skin Lab Cream (Repair & Release) – Is It A Scam?

My Review: South Beach Skin Lab Cream - Is It A Scam?

It's time to review South Beach Skin Lab Cream – or Repair & Release (its full name).

At this point – it's one of the best anti-aging cream you can buy:

  • extremely powerful at reducing wrinkles
  • minimal risk of secondary reactions
  • lasts a really long time
  • I personally had a positive experience with it

But are there any chances that it's a scam? Not really.

Once you give this product a try, you will want to buy it again.

So I'm going to give you all the reasons why it's such a good option (+ video).

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on South Beach Skin Lab Cream.

Review Summary

Full Name: Repair & Release Cream by South Beach Skin Lab

Product Type: Anti-Aging Cream 

Best Actual Price: About $60/bottle (its standard price)

You can also get it for about $40 (but more on this later on).

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

It used to be available on Amazon – but it was pricier and (possibly) not the original version.

Designed For: Reversing aging signs – it promises to:

  • reduce wrinkles and saggy skin 
  • boosts collagen production
  • promote a healthy aging

My Rating: 9 out of 10 – It's one of my top rated products

Recommended?: Yes – it's one of the few anti-aging products I actually praise:

  • extremely effective against wrinkles and lines
  • unique mechanism of action
  • strong formula based on 2 trademarks
  • really good quality/price

Since it's a product I would buy again anytime, I totally recommend it as an anti-aging cream.



What I Liked About It

  • Very powerful wrinkles-reduction effect
  • Original and high-quality ingredients (especially the 2 trademark peptides)
  • Works through a unique mechanism of action
  • Soaks in very fast
  • Lasts longer than most creams (due to its thick consistency)
  • Excellent both for hydration and against aging
  • Positive results in my case
  • Very low rate of secondary reactions
  • Really good quality/price (mostly for the largest supply)
  • 100 days money back guarantee


What I Didn't Like About It

  • Several fake versions available online
  • Original version is only on its official website currently
  • Many Amazon complaints about product quality and quantity (but for the fake version)


Why It's A Potent Anti-Aging Cream

Shortly – South Beach's cream is one of the best anti-aging products you can find on the market.

And I'm going to give you the 4 main reasons for saying so.

1. Very Strong Against Wrinkles 

I tried this cream myself and the results were very promising.

So I can really tell that it works, in terms of reducing wrinkles and hydrating the skin.

That's the opinion it gave me, based on my personal experience with it.

It's a cream I would buy again anytime, so I can honestly recommend it.

2. Unique Mechanism Of Action

This product doesn't work like most anti-aging creams.

Instead, it has a special technology that rejuvenates skin from the inside out.

I could not find this mechanism of action in any other similar product.

So South Beach's cream has a big advantage at this chapter.

3. Based On Trademarks

In terms of ingredients, this cream looks awesome as well:

  • contains several original compounds 
  • its main ingredients are trademarks
  • really varied formula overall

Most anti-aging creams rarely contain one trademark ingredient.

That's because trademarks are usually very expensive – so the production cost is very high (for the company).

So South Beach's product wins many points here.

4. Get Your Money Back In 100 Days

Very few products offer money back guarantees nowadays.

And even if they do – they are typically very short (30 days at most).

But when it comes to anti-aging products, they are even more rare:

  • most products have a poor quality
  • they also have a high refund rate

That's the reason why many stopped offering refunds (as most of their orders would be sent back).

So if an anti-aging product offers a money back guarantee, it's usually because it's a professional one.

Not to mention that 100 days is a lot – so this say enough about this cream's potency.




#1 – Claims & Producer

I will begin by giving you some general facts on this product:

  • its actual mechanism of action
  • what problems it works best for
  • who is its producer
1. Claims

This product states to be an “anti-aging breakthrough”.

To be honest – I heard this in many other similar products and it was rarely true.

However – South Beach's product uses a technology called “age switch”:

  1. It doesn't fight fine lines from the inside.
  2. Instead – it generates younger skin cells.
  3. Those cells lift away saggy wrinkled skin.
  4. Also, the peptides inside it boosts elastin and collagen production.
  5. In this way – skin gets younger from the inside out.

This technology is based on 2 trademark peptides (Matrixyl Synthe 6™ and Proage™).

Also – this cream also contains some really strong moisturizers, which help when it comes to hydration.

So judging after its detailed mechanism of action – South Beach's product looks like a very promising product.

2. Company Behind

This cream's producer is called South Beach Skin Lab.

It seems to be a pretty popular brand in the US:

  • all of its products are designed for skin care
  • there are about 5 in total (including this cream)
  • prices are on the average size

Now – the Repair & Release creams seems to be their best-selling product.

In terms of trustworthiness, I couldn't find too many complaints on this brand.

So I would say it's safe to buy from it.


#2 – Formula (9 out of 10)

This cream's #1 problem is that it doesn't offer lots of details about its composition from the start.

However – I managed to find its full ingredient list.

And my overall view is really good:

  • 2 ingredients in the focus
  • both of them are trademarks (improved versions of the original ingredients)
  • their #1 goal is to stimulate collagen and elastin production

Also – it's worth noting that Repair & Release's main ingredients aren't very common in anti-aging products.

So it doesn't have the kind of formula you can find very easily.

Still – this cream lacks classic ingredients like Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, etc.

However, its superior trademarks totally compensate for this.

But let's take a closer look at its top compounds.

1. Matrixyl Synthe 6™ & Proage™

Both of these 2 substances are peptides with a major anti-aging role:

  • boost the 6 skin rebuilding substances
  • these include collagen and elastin [1]
  • increase younger skin cells production

In this way – they reduce the appearance of wrinkles and also decrease the existing ones.

That's what makes these 2 ingredients the top compounds inside Repair & Release.

They are surely the main responsible behind this cream's effect.

2. Herbal Extracts

In my view – this is an essential group of ingredients inside this cream:

  1. Cocoa Seed Butter [2]
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Argan Kernel Oil
  4. Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
  5. Shea Butter

Most of them have some very strong moisturizing and hydrating proprieties.

Plus – they also help when it comes to wrinkle prevention.

3. Peptide Derivatives

This type of ingredients are very common in anti-aging creams.

Now – South Beach's product contains over 15 peptide derivatives.

But in my opinion, here are the top ones:

  1. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 – boosts collagen production and improves skin texture.
  2. Acetyl Tripeptide-5 – can improve puffy eyes and eye bags.
  3. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 – reduces wrinkles. [3]
  4. Ascorbyl Glucoside – promotes skin brightness and glow.
  5. Caprylyl Methicone – increases skin smoothness and texture.
4. Vitamins

South Beach's cream also contains some forms of vitamins (mostly antioxidants):

  1. Tocopherol
  2. Vitamin C

Both of these vitamins have about the same role.

They fight oxidative stress and reduce free radicals – thus preventing aging signs.


South Beach's Repair & Release cream has a really good formula overall:

  • it's based on 2 essential trademark peptides
  • also combines herbs, vitamins and peptide derivatives
  • contains a wide range of compounds

Now – its only downside is that it doesn't contain more classic anti-aging compounds.

But its 2 trademarks pretty much compensate for that.

So it's a formula I would surely recommend.




#3 – Consistency & Dosage (9 out of 10)

Here's what you should know about this product's texture and looks.

1. Consistency

First of all – Repair & Release is a bit thicker than most anti-aging creams.

However, that's quite normal, since it's based on many hydrating compounds.

Also, it requires a smaller amount of product – so it's going to last a lot longer.

Other than that – it looks quite typical in terms of texture:

  • white color with a very light scent
  • very easy to apply

Surprisingly (given its thicker consistency) – this cream soaks in quite fast.

It also doesn't leave skin greasy – so it's suitable for people with oilier skin as well.

2. Dosage

I could not find some very clear instructions on South Beach's official website.

However – here's how you should use this cream:

  1. For best results, apply it twice a day.
  2. Start by applying it in the morning.
  3. Then apply it before going to bed.

Because of its mechanism of action – this should ensure a constant amount of ingredients in your skin.

In this way, the collagen production should be continually stimulated.



#4 – Results (6 out of 10)

Repair & Release is probably the most popular product of South Beach Skin Lab.

So finding some authentic opinions about it wasn't too hard.

1. What People Say

This cream is mostly sold on its official website right now.

However – it used to be available on Amazon at one point (it's no longer currently).

Still, it does have a page there with plenty of customer reviews.

Normally – I would analyze those (and ignore the ones from its official website).

But here's the issue:

  • many sources say Amazon did not sell the original version
  • so the product they had in the past was a fake one

I personally cannot guarantee. 

But Amazon has many weird complaints (empty/opened bottles, no refunds, etc.).

However – South Beach doesn't have any review of this type all over the Internet.

That's why I'm considering the option of the fake products from Amazon:

  1. Many users complain about the products they receive.
  2. Most negative reviews are about the product consistency (not about its effect).
  3. Product seems to be slightly different than the one from its official website.

On the other hand – its reviews seem very different on South Beach's website.

It's true that I tend to avoid official website reviews (they are false positive in many cases).

But Repair & Release has mixed reviews on its website – which is a major authenticity sign:

  • many reviews contain pictures of the actual product
  • lots of users attached before/after photos (which seem real)
  • most of them praise this product's benefits
  • there are also a few who said they didn't see some major changes

As I said – I mostly trust these reviews because they are mixed-up and they seem extremely real.

2. My Experience

I also tried Repair & Release myself – simply because I was curious to see how it works.

Now, here's what you should know about my background:

  • I only had a few forehead wrinkles even before
  • but after using several creams, they were almost gone

So my results with Repaid & Release are not the most relevant, given my background.

But there was a visible improvement, that's for sure.

In terms of hydration – I could definitely feel a change with this cream (very fast actually).

My skin was much softer and smoother after a few days only.

And in terms of wrinkles – there was a positive change as well.

So I totally recommend this cream.

Just make sure you use the original product (the one sold on the official website).

Otherwise – the results are not going to be very relevant, if you ask me.


South Beach's cream has some mixed reviews overall, which is totally normal:

  • most people praise its effect and benefits
  • others say they couldn't see a big difference

However – make sure you consider the reviews for the original product.

But overall, I personally was quite satisfied with this cream.

So I would surely recommend it, it's a really good product overall.




#5 – Side Effects (8 out of 10)

Repair & Release doesn't seem to have too many complaints at this chapter.

Since it has a thicker consistency – it's less likely to cause acne and breakouts.

However, the few complaints I found on side effects were related to:

  • rashes
  • skin irritation
  • redness and skin inflammation

I also found a couple of complaints on Amazon (but as I said – I doubt that is the original product version).

Still, none of those complaints were very dramatic.

So I have a pretty good opinion on this cream here – it's quite safe overall.


#6 – Price (9 out of 10)

Given its composition – Repair & Release is a lot more affordable than it seems.

Let me explain in detail.

1. The Exact Price

As I said – this product is mostly sold on its official website.

It used to be available in others retailers in the past (Amazon).

But I strongly recommend you to purchase it from its official website (the others might have a fake version):

  1. Initial price is $59.99/bottle (monthly supply).
  2. Price gets much better for larger quantities.
  3. In the best case, a bottle costs about $40.
  4. Shipping is free for any quantity you buy.

Basically – $60 for an anti-aging cream is a bit pricey, to be honest.

But unfortunately, that's a pretty average price on this market – so Repair & Release isn't even expensive.

Still – $40 is a much better price overall, so I definitely recommend you to go for a larger supply.

Plus – you won't be able to see huge results in a month.

So if you really want to see what this cream can do, you will have to buy several bottles eventually.

That's why I advise you to go for the largest supply directly.

The price is simply much better.

2. Worth It Or Not?

Judging after my experience with it and after all its positive feedback, I'm 100% sure it's worth it:

  • effective in most cases
  • great composition that looks very helpful (even on paper)
  • I could see a change in my face

So if you're considering this cream, I really advise you to give it a try.

It's really affordable and it has a money back guarantee.

So if it doesn't help as you you were expecting – you can request a refund easily.


In terms of price – South Beach's cream is a pretty good deal.

At least if you take advantage of the possible discounts it offers.

It's definitely not the cheapest anti-aging product from the market.

But overall – it's surely a worth buying product.




#7 – Final Conclusions

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

1. Original Action Mechanism 

This cream's effect is because of a unique formula:

  • based on 2 trademark peptides
  • they stimulate young cells production
  • they reduce wrinkles from the inside

That's what makes South Beach's cream so popular, if you ask me.

If it was formulated like most anti-aging creams, it would surely not be that effective.

2. Fake Versions Out There

According to many sources – this product is sold on its original form only on its website.

At one point, it used to be available on retailers like Amazon as well.

As far as I know – it's no longer available there.

But even so, the version from Amazon had all chances to be a fake one:

  • lots of complaints about product consistency, quantity, etc.
  • money back guarantee was no respected
  • most negative reviews were about the product itself (not about how it worked)

So I advise you to pay attention to this aspect.

3. Really Good Deal

In terms of quality/price, Repair & Release is a good buy:

  • formula based on trademark compounds
  • affordable price for the value

Compared to other anti-aging creams, it's surely a really good deal.

So if you're considering, better give it a try.



#8 – My Video Review



My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?

Short answer: It's worth it, for sure.

It's one the best anti-aging cream from the market, in my opinion:

  1. Excellent formula based on 2 potent trademarks.
  2. Unique mechanism of action behind.
  3. Effective in many cases (both as an anti-aging and moisturizer).
  4. Very low rate of side effects.
  5. Really good quality/price ratio.

So if you're considering Repair & Release, my advice is to go for it – it's a good product.

Just make sure to buy it from its official website.

It may not be available on retailers anymore – but if it is, it might be in a fake version.

In this case, you wouldn't be getting most of the benefits of this cream.

So I strongly advise you to purchase it only from its official page.

In this way – you could see for real what it can do.

But other than that – it's a really potent and effective anti-aging product, so it's worth trying.




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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: May 15, 2024

16 thoughts on “My Review: South Beach Skin Lab Cream (Repair & Release) – Is It A Scam?

  1. Dear Olly,
    I do not trust anything on the internet after much disappointment. However, I am going out on a limb on the South Beach Repair and Release cream. You have a strong opinion with what appears to be honest, unbiased research and background. I am trusting that you have the integrity and concern for us women and consumers as you represent. And I will return it if I am dissatisfied with the expectation of a full refund. I will also reach out to you with my opinion.
    hoping for the best,
    Deb Trapp

    1. Hello Deb, thanks a lot for your kind words. I actually believe in Repair & Release, I used it and I was really satisfied so I really hope you will be satisfied too. I really encourage you to take advantage of the return feature in any product you don’t like, I returned lots of product throughout the years so I think this helped me save a lot of money.

      I’m eagerly waiting for your feedback on this cream, hopefully you come back with some good news!

  2. Hi! I am Fatou and I am a woman of color. Based on my experiences, I haven’t really seen a lot of products that cater to my skin type and color. Do you think Repair & Release work for me? Honestly, It’s very hard to find a good skincare product.
    Almost all of the products that I have tried in the past made my face look pale white. And it looked very obvious since it didn’t match the color in my neck area. I am interested to know your thoughts about this matter. Have a nice day.

    1. Hello Fatou! I totally get you and the “struggle is real” indeed. I am a woman of color too, I’m naturally tan so some skin care products look white in me also. It usually happens to me when I use a product containing some ingredients that you can see in your typical sunscreen. Based on my experience, I didn’t get the pale white face after using Repair & Release alone. The product looks white at first but if you start to spread it evenly on your face and neck, it will turn colorless after being absorbed by the skin. Now, I suggest you use sunscreen in the morning after using Repair & Release just because sunscreen is essential. Again, sunscreen tends to make our face pale white so I have a hack for you. Instead of getting a regular one, try to find a tinted sunscreen that matches your skin color. It totally works for me and I hope to you too. Enjoy!

  3. This company sent my elderly mother two items that she did not order. while she had ordered in the past, but she definitely did not order those two items. She called the company and after the customer service rep first tried to convince her to keep the items for half price, she finally said my mother could return the items, but shipping had to be paid by my mother. The CSR sent my mother an email to use for the return with an order number to use for the return. After many failed attempts, she asked me to try. I did and quickly discovered the order number was an expired order number from an order mom had placed a while back. When I called the company today, I met a very nice CSR who tried to help but stated his manager would not approve the return because the thirty-day return window was closed by almost 10 days. The CSR actually said this to me in a tone of disbelief that we waited so long to return merchandise we didn’t even order! I stressed the point that my mother had not initiated this order. I was then told this company doesn’t store customer’s credit card numbers. I politely told him I didn’t believe him. Mom may be a little older but she is very much on the ball and would know if she ordered something or not. I was stunned at the stance this sham of a company took and hope they enjoy the $80.00 they just stole from my mom. She actually liked the products she had ordered in the past and would have continued to reorder them had they not just scammed her and basically stole her money with products she never even used. Not a good way to stay in business people. The CSR I spoke with today told me the CSR my mother had spoken to was wrong to tell her she could return the product they sent to her. WOW!!! Be wary of doing business with these people.

    1. Hey Paige, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with Repair & Release, what happened to you and your mom is definitely not normal. I don’t really know how you can get your money back in this situation, and I’m so sorry for this, especially since your mom actually liked the products. I really wish I could help more.

      1. I ordered one bottle and received 3 and was charged $129.57. I cannot afford $129.57. How do I go about getting a refund????? I bought this in good faith and I was shocked when I opended the box and saw 3 bottles and checked my checking account and saw that I was charged $129.57. Now I have to somehow explain to my husband about this and call my bank and dispute the charge. Please advise me at

        Thank you,
        Heather Stewart

        1. Hey Heather, I wrote you an email, they must have mistaken your order. The company is a very legit one and I received some great feedback about their products from my readers throughout the years, so I doubt they did it on purpose. Just try to contact them and they will surely refund you all the amount.

  4. Thank you for posting reviews like this one. It’s very informative not only for the product but for the skin in general. May I ask the common reasons for skin aging? I am feeling insecure lately because I am starting to see fine lines under my eye area. I want to know if I am doing something wrong. I didn’t notice the lines for a very long time not until this morning when I looked closely at the mirror. Can I still do something to minimize it? Thank you for the answer!

    1. Good day Lavonna! Thank you for appreciating our reviews and I am happy that you find them informative. The most common reasons for skin aging are the loss of collagen as we age (this is very normal and happens to everyone), UV light/sun rays/blue light (or also called photoaging), smoking and facial movements. Skin aging is inevitable because the causes are in our nature. So the best way to address the problem is to use good skin care products. I personally suggest you start with anti-aging regimens to help bring back your skin’s elasticity and glow.

  5. Bought this from amazon waaaaay before they removed it and as you say, it was fake. I was pretty disappointed and even left a review there. Aside from that, I did not even bother trying this product again because the experience I had when I purchased it was pretty bad. Now that I read your review about it, I’m thinking of giving it another shot… Do you think I should?

    1. Hi Rosemary. Sorry you had to find it out the hard way. It was unexpected but it really happens sometimes. However, we really don’t have anyway to see if it’s fake or not unless we really look into what other people says or the reviews. As such, it’s really crucial that we look into reviews. With that said, we recommend this product, just make sure to buy from its official site. It’s worth the shot because we ourselves also tried it so you can be rest assured. If not, of course you can also look into these anti-aging creams. This list is a collection of skin care creams that prevents/reduces the signs of aging in our face.

      Thanks for the review and may this be of help to you.

  6. I quite like this product but I still feel like I’m lacking something. But, just because I am saying this doesn’t mean that this product did not do its purpose because in fact, I feel like my face is like a baby’s. I’m still in my 20s so its understandable that my wrinkles and fine lines aren’t as prominent. Anyway, do you have any other tips to improve my skin?

  7. Thank you for this review, Olly! I am convinced and would surely follow your tips and advices in purchasing this product. I was already thinking of buying Repair & Release Cream but did not really have the courage because of the reviews I see in the amazon. Which was a good thing because apparently, they sell fake. On the other hand, I am glad that I found your review. I was surprised though that they no longer sell it in amazon which I think is for the better.

    1. Hello Drake, thank you for your trust in us. I totally agree with you on the fact that it is better that they removed the counterfeit from their listing in Amazon. It is also understandable that you had your reservations because if I am being honest, it’s hard to trust products at this time and risk our money because pandemic really took a toll on us. Also, we are glad to be of help with your choice. Your trust in us is really important. Just the thought of being of help makes it all worth it.

      All the best,

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