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ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Serum

ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Serum

Size: 0.67 oz (20 ml)

ReLuma Skin Illuminating Serum is a potent treatment for wrinkle repair that uses a complex formula of growth factors to signal skin cells and produce new collagen. This serum also contains peptides, amino acids and matrix proteins to diminish wrinkles, tighten skin and reduce inflammation. Just as every product in the Truth In Aging shop, this serum has been tested for over 30 days and approved; in fact, Marta found this serum to be one of the best topical wrinkle-repair serums she's tried, so you can try it yourself with confidence that it'll perform.

Reluma's star serum boasts a blend of 387 human growth factors, along with matrix proteins, that reduce inflammation, diminish wrinkles, tighten skin and restore luminosity. The lightweight, silky texture of this serum allows it to deliver these potent actives deep into your skin for maximum effect. With continued daily use, you'll uncover a dramatically smoother and brighter complexion, and wrinkles that are a whisper of their former selves.

Tested for at least 30 days and reviewed by Marta:
This is one the best anti-wrinkle serums ever. ReLuma requires a little patience. In my experience it takes four to five weeks to see results. But what results! ReLuma had a very noticeable impact on deeper wrinkles - more than any other serum I have tried. My crow's feet are fading, some cross-hatching that has been emerging (due to sleeping on my side and I was getting scared that they were not only permanent but getting worse), and the lines around my mouth are diminishing. For that latter, I give thanks to team work from ReLuma and Your Best Face Define.

In general, my skin looks plump and in really good condition. I do not recommend ReLuma if you don't have wrinkles. This is a product that repairs damage. ReLuma's formula is deceptively simple. In fact, it is based on human conditioned media and ReLuma has quite a complex combination of what are essentially proteins. As we age, the critical proteins for healthy skin start to decline. These proteins and growth factors can be isolated as PDGF, VEGF, FGF, IGF3 and TGF-B. Of these, TGF-B is thought to be the most important because its signals are recognized by the majority of cells. TGF-B expression is also induced during wound healing and studies show that it can increase collagen and fibronectin. Meanwhile, PDGF "increases the rate of cellularity and granulation in tissue formation through increased fibroblast function".

Although PDGF, VEGF, FGF, IGF3 and TGF-B all do their own thing, it is the combination of them that is supposed to get results. For example, in order for TGF-b to stimulate fibroblast cell growth, the presence of PDGF is required. In all, ReLuma has nine different human cytokines in the human fibroblast conditioned media. The human conditioned media is rounded out with some vitamin B. ReLuma's new formula is much pleasanter to use than the old one, which I found a bit tacky. The preservatives have been modified as well. Now only phenoxyethanol is used. This can be an irritant and may be toxic, but my relatively sensitive skin has had no adverse reactions to ReLuma.

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It is more than two years since I first tried ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-aging Serum ($145/20ml in the shop) and although the results were really good, I finished the bottle, moved on to something new and then it was suddenly the end of 2010. When Invitrx, the makers of ReLuma contacted me to tell... read more

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  • Marta

    Hi Vivian, yes the ReLuma could be helpful as growth factors boost collagen. You can also take a look at the suggestions for top ways of tightening sagging skin (they include ReLuma)
    https://www.truthinaging.com/review/top-ways-to-tighten-sagging-skin

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  • vivian

    Marta, what if I have no wrinkles but I have a problem with sagging skin/eyelids, and loss of volume? Would this product help? I can't seem to find anything that really helps with sagging.

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  • Marta

    Hi Shalini, this product can help with deep wrinkles and fine lines

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  • Shalini

    Hi Marta. I don't have wrinkles but fine lines along the nasolabial area. Would this product help?

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  • Melanie

    (5 out of 5)

    I redeemed points for a sample of the ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Serum and received it less than a week ago. After just a few days of using the serum I'm already LOVING the results! I can't wait to see what my skin looks like over the next 30 days. I will definitely order the full size of this and make it a permanent in my daily regimen!!

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  • Eliza

    (5 out of 5)

    This is nt my first go round with ReLuma. Tried it several years ago... and received many compliments on my skin. But I tend to wander when it comes to skin care. I'm steady yet adventurous. Came across it again a couple of weeks ago and decided to place the order. For whatever reason ReLuma Skin Illuminating Serum agrees with me. I give it the highest rating because I've only used it a couple of days and again, I see it working. Smooths everything out, leaving a faint, youthful glow. Lovely product.

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  • Emily

    (5 out of 5)

    I have to start by admitting I was a skeptic on Reluma--the whole thing sounded like science fiction to me. But: I broke down and tried the serum when Marta offered her "lip line" package and have been using it now consistently--forehead, crows feet and under-eyes, lip and mouth area--ever since. It has definitely improved wrinkles in a noticeable way. I'm astonished--and delighted

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  • Susan

    (5 out of 5)

    It lasted about six weeks I think, though I didn’t really keep too close a watch on how long it lasted. It spreads really easily and one pump does it for the whole face. It also is very easily and quickly absorbed and I didn’t mind at all the slightly tacky feeling it left after application as it didn’t last too long.
    This stuff really truly works. I was amazed as nothing and I mean nothing I have ever used before has ever worked remotely as well and I have used a lot of different creams. This plumped up my skin and gave it back that youthful, glowy smooth look that is so hard to come by. I don’t have many wrinkles for my 57 years and have that thick but sensitive middle eastern skin yet this did not irritate it in the slightest. I will be ordering this again and again!!!! Totally worth the $130 price tag.

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  • Junko

    (4 out of 5)

    I’ve been able to use ReLuma’s Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Moisturizer for 4 weeks now without breaking-out. This alone makes it a wonderful product. It has no detectable odor, absorbs rapidly and leaves a semi-matte finish. Once absorbed you can feel just the slightest bit of moisture/protection on the surface of your skin, but that’s all. It’s not a moist and dewy moisturizer. It only took two weeks of daily use for the color, tone and texture of my skin to be visually improved.
    If your skin needs a lot of moisture you may want to use a heavy hitting moisturizer on top. A real value I believe at $85.00 for 1.1 fl. Oz, as it contains a high concentration of the same active that’s in the serum, light moisture, collagen building peptides and antioxidants…all in one! If you’re put off by the high cost of the serum, give ReLuma’s Moisturizer a try.

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  • Chris

    (4 out of 5)

    The pink serum is packaged in an airtight pump container. The serum spreads smoothly, and I didn’t notice tackiness. Although my skin is sensitive to a range of chemicals, I had no adverse reaction, stinging or burning, etc. I concentrated the serum on some lines on my forehead. I let dry for a few minutes and then proceeded with the rest of my skincare regimen.
    The most noticeable improvement was the increased plumpness and smoothness. I can’t say my wrinkles diminished, but because the skin seemed to plump up around and in my “wrinkle areas”, everything seemed smoother, and my skin took on a younger looking appearance – even a friend commented on how good my skin looked.
    It will be interesting to see how long this effect continues now that I’m done using Reluma. Although I’m not keen on spending over $100 for one product, at least I know that it’s a product that really works. The lines on my neck may be next in line to enjoy the benefits of Reluma…

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  • Amy Robinson

    December 4, 2016

    Amy Robinson

    I have overall great looking skin but need help with the eye and lip area and would love to try this product.

  • ann maree

    May 23, 2014

    ann maree
    (5 out of 5)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. its my go to product…the one i have to have and just keep using. people often comment about the lack of lines and wrinkles on my face. i always refer them to ReLuma. everyone has been happy so far.
    i also use and recommend the ReLuma Lash… its amazing

  • Barbara

    November 29, 2013

    Barbara

    I would very much like to try this product. I have used a number of products from this site and have found them fairly good but wrinkles still persist. I do think you are treated differently when you show signs of age so I would love to try this product to see if it would diminish some of mine.

  • Kreme Brulee

    January 3, 2013

    Kreme Brulee

    I would be very interested to try this product. It sounds great.

  • Suzan Bellew

    January 3, 2013

    Suzan Bellew

    I would be THRILLED to try the ReLuma Serum--the TNS Essential Serum was recommended to me by my dermatologist, but I just can't afford the $$$$--from what I hear about the ReLuma, it's better! Thanks!

  • Kristin

    January 2, 2013

    Kristin

    Hi , I would love to try Reluma. Since moving to Colorado 2 years ago, my skin has aged considerably...all the dryness and sun I think (tho I use a zinc oxide sun block). I'm 63, btw, so of course some aging is expected but not THIS fast! Are you giving away any free bottles for trial? if not, how do we get the 20% off? Not sure if I can afford it even at that, but this skin is getting depressing to look at...

  • summer bagley

    January 2, 2013

    summer bagley

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try it! :) I have been using Juice Beauty products for the most part and have NEVER partaken in the big guns just yet. Mostly due to cost......but would love to give this thirsty skin some oomph! :)

  • Karin Carlson

    January 2, 2013

    Karin Carlson

    Have not tried this yet as it is a bit pricey but am curious and would love to try it soon.

  • Steph (no, not that one!)

    January 2, 2013

    Steph (no, not that one!)

    I've had my beady eye on ReLuma for a while now (thanks to TIA) and would dearly love to give it a trial on my mid-40s skin. :)

  • Hazel

    January 2, 2013

    Hazel

    Hi Marta, I'd love to try this---however I'm not that concerned about wrinkles but rather dark spots which are so hard to fade out. It says it's "skin illuminating" so will that help me with my concern? Thanks.

  • Gunilla

    January 2, 2013

    Gunilla

    Wow! What I would give to have a go at this serum... Pretty please?
    Thank you for a fantastic site, BTW

  • LindaJane

    January 2, 2013

    LindaJane

    I would love to try this!

  • Marina

    January 2, 2013

    Marina

    Having tried other stem cell products I would love to try this and compare results. I'm using the hair serum with some (I think) success. Don't want to jinx it.

  • Marta

    January 2, 2013

    Marta

    Hi Christa, I think it is best to use one type of serum per area.

  • Pam Brown

    January 2, 2013

    Pam Brown

    I would love to try ReLuma. Am currently using E'shee KI Therapy Serum and bought the samples of Your Best Face both times.

  • Christa Rotolo

    January 2, 2013

    Christa Rotolo

    I'd like to try it.

    How do you use serums like this in conjunction with things like eye serums and lip area serums? Do both serums go on in those areas or ony 1 type of serum per area. if both, how do you know which one is the one working - or not working?

  • Elizabeth

    January 2, 2013

    Elizabeth

    Hi Marta- first, I just found this sight recently and am so grateful for the information. I just order the AQ eye serum because I am starting to have some crepy skin around my eyes. I have started to use DPL and microcurrent which seems to be helping with my jowl area and some wrinkles. I also have some deep lines on my forehead (I guess I sound like I need some serious help! Lol). Would love your recs for all that....if I'm not asking too much. Thanks for all the great info

  • Julie Kay

    November 21, 2012

    Julie Kay

    Hello the House! Such a dialogue going on here regards ReLuma serum. I came here because I just purchased this serum as a(n early) Christmas gift for myself, THEN thought to look up the actual review. I was certain it had been a positive review having remembered ReLuma had made the Five Best list. What surprised me, and shouldn't of, I suppose, knowing (and loving) the TIA community, is the breadth of comments- I've read them all.

    Marta: I appreciate how you say don't use ReLuma unless you have wrinkles needing repair. I do and they need serious assistance. Since heavy traveling earlier this year, I've been exhausted and, honestly, too tired to tend to my skin like it needs tending. Now it's time to pay the piper. OR ... give ReLuma a go! Wish me luck TIA'ers. ~jk

  • Marta

    August 31, 2012

    Marta

    Hi Kathy, yes I believe that you can.

  • Kathy Glendinning

    August 30, 2012

    Kathy Glendinning

    Can you use the ReLuma with RetinA? I use it at night,
    kathy

  • Maree Zoppos

    July 12, 2012

    Maree Zoppos

    Hi Marta
    You do a great job of explaining what goes into creams and I always check what you say before thinking about purchasing any creams.
    The only trouble is it gets very complicated when trying to decide what anti aging creams would suit my skin. Overall a wonderful honest contribution
    From the land downunder
    Maree

  • Marta

    February 24, 2012

    Marta

    Hi Linda, I don't think I would recommend ReLuma simultaneously with tretenoin. The ReLuma actives are pretty sensitive and complex and might be undermined by such a strong ingredient as tretenoin. Also, there are some risks associated with tretenoin and I would draw your attention to these two articles:
    <a href="http://truthinaging.com/eyes/my-eyes-after-tretinoin" rel="nofollow">http://truthinaging.com/eyes/my-eyes-after-tretinoin</a>
    <a href="http://truthinaging.com/ingredient-spotlight/tretinoin-and-retinoids-toxicity-and-safety" rel="nofollow">http://truthinaging.com/ingredient-spotlight/tretinoin-and-retinoids-toxicity-and-safety</a>

  • Linda Gannaway

    February 24, 2012

    Linda Gannaway

    Marta,
    I just purchased ReLuma serum. Can I use it with tretenoin at night?

  • Marta

    August 30, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Mary Anne and welcome! I personally don't use the ReLuma moisturizer and haven't tried it (no reason other than too many other things going on). Let us know how you get on with Olay.

  • Mary Anne

    August 30, 2011

    Mary Anne

    Marta, do you use the ReLuma moisturizer as well? I get confused with what to use for what. Serum and moisturizer? I currently use Olay Regenerist microsculpting cream at night on face and neck. Also picked up their eye serum. Verdict is out, too soon to tell.
    Thank you. I am new to your site; glad I 'accidentally' discovered it.

  • Pregnantcitygirl

    August 26, 2011

    Pregnantcitygirl

    Hi guys,
    I am very interested in ReLuma. I am trialing it here in the UK ( check out my first review on my blog) and I'd be really interested to hear more feedback as to more experiences people have had. Thanks Marta for a very informative article. Please do come and leave me some feedback too. It would be much appreciated.
    Pregnantcitygirl.

  • Emily

    August 8, 2011

    Emily

    I had to come back and post a comment here...because I was a skeptic when I first read this review. It sounded a little too magical or science-fiction-ish. Maybe even creepy. But I decided to give the serum a try when Marta reported on using it with YBF Define for lip lines. So I've now been using it (probably only once a day) for about 5 weeks, on my forehead, crows-feet and undereye wrinkles, as well as the lips and mouth area. I am very pleasantly surprised to see noticeable improvement and a softening even or my deepest forehead wrinkles. Thank you!

  • Rosa Cardinal

    April 26, 2011

    Rosa Cardinal

    I have been reading some of the questions that your readers have asked about Reluma Illuminating Serum. I am an esthetician with almost 40 years of experience working in the US and abroad. My quest has always been to find the latest breakthroughs, no gimmicks, but true scientifically proven ingredients that can deliver real results to the skin. In my quest I found ReLuma many years ago when the company was just starting to produce the serum. They are primarily a scientific research company that uses the cosmetic line to fund their research in the medical field. I was very happy and honored to be part of it. I started as a consumer and once I was totally sold on the product I began using it on and selling it to my clients. I have been faithful to the company for many years and at the moment I am a consultant to Invitrx (creators of ReLuma) and very involved in the development of the exciting new products coming into the market very soon.
    I would like to answer the lady asking if she can use Reluma with acne. If the acne is very active, then I would recommend not using at the moment. However, if the breakouts are here and there, then it should help healing the skin. Since acne is an inflammatory process and Reluma has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, it helps to calm and sooth the skin. It is wonderful and effective in treating rosacea as well as menopausal breakouts too.
    If you or any of your readers have any question about Reluma you can e-mail me at innovaesthetics@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to reply.

  • Marta

    April 22, 2011

    Marta

    Karen, thank you! Much appreciated.

    I also wanted to mention that we took up with ReLuma the issue of expiration and they have just told us that the product has a two year shelf life and that from now on they will ensure that every box clearly includes an expiration date.

    So thank you for helping us bring that to their attention.

    Kind regards
    Marta

  • Karen

    April 21, 2011

    Karen

    Thank you Marta. I've sent you a reply by email.

    I want to publicly acknowledge how responsive you have been to my concerns. Such customer service is rare these days.

    Karen

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Karen
    I'll follow up with you right away by email.
    Thanks
    Marta

  • Karen

    April 21, 2011

    Karen

    Hi Marta,

    I'm just wondering if you had found the records of my purchase of Reluma through the TIA shop yet? I did use the same email for purchase that I am using in my posts. In fact I recall getting an email from your team about three days after I placed my order, letting me know that shipment would be delayed due to overwhelming response.

    I'm still concerned about the Reluma I am using not working well with any of my other moisturizers, the balling up of the product, and the overall lack of efficacy.

    I did check the box that the product came in and it very clearly states to use one pump twice a day and if I had been doing that all along, it would not have lasted even four weeks. And there is no date in the "expiration date" field on the bottom of the box.

    I'm fairly convinced that I got an older, out of date version of the product. At $135 for half an ounce of something that has shown no improvement of my skin, I'm more than dissapointed right now.

    If you would like to email me privately, please do so.

    thanks
    Karen

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    I'm afraid there is no news on Infinity Susan. They are still sourcing a couple of botanical ingredients. Its really frustrating as I do miss it.

  • Susan

    April 21, 2011

    Susan

    Good video--it is helpful to see and learn of the makers of such products.

    I'm greatly enjoying the reviews and feedback from you, Marta, and readers who are using ReLuma. At it's price point, I'm am in need of a little more convincing, but to learn it helps the loss of elasticity perked up my ears, so to speak. :)

    Re: SenZen Infinity

    Any news on when you might have it back in the shop?

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Elise, nice to hear from you. I really meant to discourage 30-somethings with flawless skin (a description that fits a friend of mine who tried ReLuma and complained that it did nothing for her). It needs something to repair. ReLuma says that in addition to diminishing wrinkles, the proteins improve the skin's matrix and helps replace elastin. The founder of ReLuma explains how it works in a video that we have just posted: http://truthinaging.com/face/reluma-founder-habib-torfi-and-marta-on-stem-cells-and-aging

    Specifically on marionette lines, people have had good results with<a href="http://truthinaging.com/face/osmotics-lipofill-plumps-marionette-lines-tested-and-recommended" rel="nofollow"> Osmotics Lipofill</a>.

    LED is both a professional/salon treatment and there are also at home devices. There's more on LED in these articles
    http://truthinaging.com/treatments/how-led-light-therapy-works-as-an-antiager-for-skin
    http://truthinaging.com/treatments/reviewed-and-recommended-baby-quasar-at-home-led-device
    http://truthinaging.com/treatments/marta-compares-the-sirius-aurora-led-light-therapy-system-to-the-baby-quasar

  • Elise

    April 21, 2011

    Elise

    Hi Marta,

    I am a long-time reader and first-time poster. Thank you so much for a wonderful site!

    I am super intrigued by ReLuma, but also wondering about your earlier statement that "ReLuma will be disappointing for someone who doesn’t have wrinkles." My issues at age 52 are loss of elasticity and marionette lines -- not wrinkles so much. Do you think ReLuma will help? What else might I add to my bag of tricks? I've seen references to LED. Is this a home product or something a dermatologist would use? Any direction you can provide will be most appreciated.

  • Pam

    April 21, 2011

    Pam

    Thanks Marta. I did read your very informative post/article. Glad to see you still like YBF Correct because I tried the sample you sent me and it did not irritate my eyes like many do and I really liked it so I have ordered it and it is on its way. Of course, I did it before it went to 20% off, LOL, but at least I got the 10% off and that is really fine.

    Did not mean to put you on the spot. Was more trying to learn something really. Have just been trying to figure out if growth products are enough since many companies seem to be starting to use it exclusively in their products and it may well be. I was more just commenting that I really don't have any idea. I was hoping to just have to use one product but that is probably unrealistic I know (I mean other than the eye cream). With most product lines, you probably have to use more than one product to get everything you want so I will probably have to get used to that being the probable case, LOL.

    Steph, in all fairness, even though I have not tried the product as of yet, I think more people than Marta have said ReLuma works for them and don't think all work for TIA, LOL. Of course, I can't really comment on your allegations or that article. The website might well be legit but it seems rather tabloidish at first glance but that is based on just a quick glance of it. I had heard about skin irritation complaints but that was from forum posts for back in 2007 - 2009 and I think, in fairness again, it has been re-formulated since then from what I read.

    But again, I can't really comment on that particular story personally. And I echo what Marta said in that a little decorum might make you seem more "convincing" whether or not the article you reference has any validity. I have also seen what appears to be one person going from site to site saying how horrible the product is so you have to wonder if there is any agenda there Steph, after the tone of your statement. Just wondering is all since you seem to be taking this issue so personally by going from site to site. Have you even tried the product out of curiosity because you don't ever say if you have in the various posts I have seen?

    Was probably not my place to jump in and comment on such a post, since I do not work for TIA and certainly am not trying to speak for them. It is just that I too had seen what I think was you going to several sites to post this type of thing and not really saying if you had tried it, etc, etc, so wondered what the agenda might be behind these posts, if there is one.

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    Good morning Stephi,

    As a new commenter to this site, your comments were awaiting approval. They have not, as you can see, been deleted. I have seen many such comments from you about ReLuma on websites and you have piqued my curiosity. Perhaps you could provide some hard facts to back up your claims. You are welcome to raise questions and concerns on my website, and even to question my integrity but I do ask for politeness and decorum and would ask you to bear that in mind should you choose to return to discuss this.

  • Stephi

    April 21, 2011

    Stephi

    I left a negative review on reluma and a link to a lawsuit .. My post got deleted.. way to go Marta !!

  • Steph

    April 21, 2011

    Steph

    I left a negative review on Reluma .. and a link to a law suit..
    I see my post got deleted !! way to go Marta !!

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    Thanks Junko, this is really helpful. I think its a great idea to use a product more frequently at first and then move towards a maintenance regime. Also, I think in general less is more and that very small quantities of product are needed - a product isn't going to do more for you because you've slathered on a thick layer (unless its a sunscreen!).

  • Marta

    April 21, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Pam, there are no silver bullets. In my post of yesterday, I mentioned how I use ReLuma with YBF's Restore. http://truthinaging.com/face/my-regimen-to-lick-lip-lines

  • Pam

    April 21, 2011

    Pam

    Hi Marta, I know I have asked questions about ReLuma before but still on the fence. I guess what I am concerned with for ReLuma is it just appears to have the growth factors and none of the typical anti-aging ingredients we often talk about here and are used to, or hope to see. If a product contains both, then it just seems like you are increasing your chances that it will do its job I guess you would say. Kind of like hedging your bet, LOL. I mean, I would hate to find out one day that the growth factors did not do as much as they originally thought and then with not having the other common anti-aging ingredients, could it all be for naught then, LOL?? This may not even be a concern in your mind but you probably know more about it then I do, LOL. Maybe with those growth factors listed, none of the other usual anti-aging ingredients are needed?? Is that more the case?? And I, at this time, don't plan on getting the light - kind of iffy on it. I just have so many things I am using now that I just don't want to add another (I just purchased the Clarisonic brush that was reviewed). And I guess you are saying that without the light, ReLuma might not be as effective for some??

    I keep wanting to purchase the ReLuma but just keep putting it off based on my concern about whether it matters that it does not have all the ingredients I talked about earlier. Not knowing if possibly all the various ingredients are needed is what is keeping me from doing it so far I guess.

    Also, I am happy to hear you had no irritation with ReLuma. If you did not, then probably none of us will. I had heard that was a problem with some before but think it could have been the old formula since the comments I saw somewhere were quite old.

    I had looked at some of the YBF products before and they have many of those typical anti-aging ingredients but not the growth factors, LOL. Again, it is the thing about wishing one or the other had both. Of course I am going to use YBF Correct for the eyes, and have ordered it from your store, but I meant the anti-aging products for the face.

  • Steph

    April 21, 2011

    Steph

    Marta: you should be ashamed of yourself promoting Reluma and Habib Torfi. I know you have a relationship with him and all of the reviews are lies. Why are you pushing Reluma more than any other product. We all know it's a scam and Invitrx is wanted for a law suit. I was fool enough to trust you and Just saw the video you and habib did. What kind of scam are you running. Sooner or later you will be exposed !
    I hope this review see the light and people get to see how low you be came. Delete everything about Reluma and ask for forgiveness.
    http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/08/30169.htm

  • Junko

    April 20, 2011

    Junko

    ReLuma has updated their website! If interested you should read Method of Use and see what they have to say about replacing declining growth factors. Depending on how damaged your skin is, you'd use the serum 2 times per day for the first 1-3 months, then cut back to 1 time for 3-6 months and after 6 months you'd only need to use it 2-3 times a week at night only. What they have written makes sense compared to the typical have to use it every day for the rest of your life scenerio!

  • Karen

    April 20, 2011

    Karen

    Hi Marta,

    Yes I did buy it from the TIA shop.

  • Marta

    April 20, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Gloria, I use it in the morning.

  • Gloria

    April 20, 2011

    Gloria

    Hi Marta - Do you use the serum in the a.m. or p.m.? I may try using only 1x per day. It certainly would be great to make it last longer. I guess it is one of those things that you just have to try and see what happens.

  • Marta

    April 20, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Karen - did you buy it from the TIA shop. I couldn't see an order assigned to the email address that you posted this comment with. Any information you can give us will help us track down what version you had.

    Good question - I use it only once a day and I'm quite parsimonious about the amount - generally, I think less is more with serums.

  • Gloria

    April 19, 2011

    Gloria

    Karen I have not had the balling effect or problems with my other products not soaking into my skin. Maybe it just isn't for your skin. I had tried the Skin Medica TNS line for several months and it took a couple months to notice any change in my skin. It has human growth factor cells in it as well. For me the Reluma has improved the depth of wrinkles on my cheeks. It also healed up the damage from all the retinol treatments that burned my skin. I also use the Aurora led light. I'm sure that using both simultaneously increases the progress. I still have quite a bit left in the 30ml bottle aftr 4 weeks. I use it 2x per day too. I plan on keep using Reluma and will probably buy another bottle.

  • Karen

    April 19, 2011

    Karen

    Just curious Marta, is it possible I got a bottle of the first iteration of the product rather than the reformulation? I noticed when I received it that the product expiration date on the box was blank, which had me a little concerned.

    Also, you say the 30ML bottle has lasted you nearly 3 months. Are you using a full pump twice a day as directed in the instructions? I was doing that, but I could see that by the end of two weeks I had used more than half the 15ML bottle. So I cut back to one pump a day and at 4 weeks I have maybe an eighth of the bottle left. There's no way I would have gotten 4 weeks of use out of it by following the instructions.

  • Marta

    April 19, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Karen, as I mentioned in my review, it is definitely a product that requires patience and takes 3-4 weeks for anything to happen. I haven't experienced the "balling" effect that you mention. I have now almost finished my bottle - the 30ml seems to last around three months or so - and am still very happy with it and will definitely be buying another. But not everything is for everyone.

  • Karen

    April 19, 2011

    Karen

    Just to add, in addition to the areas I noted above, I see no difference in any of my wrinkles, creases, or lines.

  • Karen

    April 19, 2011

    Karen

    I've been using Reluma for about a month now and see absolutely no difference in my skin. I had noted several areas that I wanted to watch for changes - a dry patch near one corner of my mouth, an old skin cancer scar on my cheek, several dark pigmented and raised areas on my forehead, and another skin cancer scar on my forehead. Nothing looks any different.

    In addition, the product is very hard to work with and doesn't seem to be compatible with other products I use. For instance, both my daily moisturizer and eye cream don't seem to want to soak in to my skin after I've applied the Reluma. If I massage and massage the creams into my skin, I get these little balls of material that sort of "pill" up on my face, which I assume is the Reluma balling up with the moisturizers.

    At $135 for enough to last a month at best, this is no bargain, especially for something that I can't see any demonstrable difference in my skin.

    Very disappointed. Don't waste your money!

  • Gloria

    April 17, 2011

    Gloria

    I have been using the Reluma now for almost a month, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I have used the Skin Medica TNS Recovery Complex and Essetial Serum and this is far better. I went for a facial yesterday with my daughters and my esthetician was thrilled as well. She thought I was still using the TNS serum, Tri-Retinol and Obagi Vitamin C. She was telling me how much better my skin looked than the last time, (which was 5 weeks ago. I was also using Nectifirm and have been using the Osmotics Necollette. She commented on the depth of the wrinkles and the firmness of my neck. I told her what I had been using and that I had stopped the products and why.She said to keep using them and that she wanted to know how to get them. She had heard about the Osmotics but not the Reluma. She even refunded some of my money for the products that I stopped using because they were just too harsh for my skin. Just had to report. I will wait till next time to tell her about the Aurora.

  • Marta

    April 16, 2011

    Marta

    Vicki, that is such a tough question. What has really worked for me in terms of mouth-nose lines the Pelleve treatments I had and regularly LED. In a kind light, I don't have marionette lines at all. I just use ReLuma these days and YBF Antioxidants with my LED. I think ReLuma and LED is the best option. If you don't have an LED (eg the Sirius) and not inclined to get one then I would go for the Osmotics combo as Lipofill seems to work, Mark loved Creaeless and I don't think that ReLuma will do marionette on its own (more of a wrinkle repairer). Hope that helps

  • Lori

    April 16, 2011

    Lori

    Marta, Thanks for the "teensy sample size" (as you called it :) of ReLuma. I am truly delighted to report that it is one of the few serums that DID NOT cause my skin to break out!!! Now, if it gives results, it will be a first for this aging, temperamental skin! I am definitely saving up for this one but would first love to hear if others have found that their results have been worth ReLuma's cost. Thanks again!

  • vicki

    April 16, 2011

    vicki

    marta, thinking about purchases osmotics lipofill and creaseless,if go this route budget won't allow for reluma as well. are you still using lipofill with reluma. do you feel just go with reluma and take care of lipofill's, filling nose to mouth lines, and creaseless, expression lines crows feet, forehead, etc.?

  • Jaysie

    April 10, 2011

    Jaysie

    I'm so glad we can count on you, Marta! One of the things I've wondered about is whether companies are getting the human media from the same lab and how "clean" it is. I remember when I first heard about TNS years ago my first thought was how do they sterilize the original cells yet maintain the growth factors. Also, as I recall, TNS applied for a patent on their ingredient, so how would that affect a similar ingredient formulated by another company? I think food & drug patents last 7 years before they can become generic, but not sure if this is true of cosmetic "key" ingredients. Thanks for any light you can shed on this!

  • Junko

    April 10, 2011

    Junko

    Jaysie and Marta, looking forward to reading this one too ~

  • Marta

    April 10, 2011

    Marta

    Jaysie, that's a great idea. I'll put together a background post on human fibroblast conditioned meda (and the various derivatives) in the next few days.

  • Jaysie

    April 9, 2011

    Jaysie

    Marta - Your rave about ReLuma has caused research burnout for me! I am now lusting after a "stem cell/conditioned media" serum. While I trust your judgment on ReLuma, is there any chance you might be able to publish, in the near future, a general update on the safety, efficacy, and scams related to this ingredient and the key differences in the upscale brands? Maybe there is already a recent post about this on TIA that you can point me to...I'm having computer trouble navigating this site today with lots of page errors. Thanks!

  • Pam

    April 4, 2011

    Pam

    LOL Marta, that is funny about your friend. No wrinkles and wonders why it did not do anything, LOL. Well, I guess it could help her prevent some, LOL, but if she takes care of her face and stays out of the sun maybe she won't need as much help, LOL.

    Anyway, thanks for that info because it gets kind of confusing with what to do. I have always had large pores but I am sure I am by now losing elasticity as you said. I mean it is a little bit better value as you mentioned then Eshee, which I have been trying. I mean, I like Eshee very much but don't know how long I can continue to get it at the prices it is since I use all over my face and not just in spots and my face just soaks it up (may have to try the face brush you mentioned to help with that). I know the ReLuma is expensive too but you get more of it for the price. If they would just put as much in their bottle for the price as they do in ReLuma.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

  • Marta

    April 4, 2011

    Marta

    Pam, sorry for the confusion. I made this comment because a friend of mine in her 30s with zero lines bought it (heaven knows why) and then said it didn't do anything for her. I just didn't want lots of younger people to buy it and be disappointed. I think if you are 53 with large pores then you are losing elasticity and I think you will find that ReLuma will help.

  • Pam

    April 4, 2011

    Pam

    Hi Marta:

    I guess I don't understand the part about ReLuma not being for those that don't have wrinkles. I don't have any really big wrinkles yet but am 53 and have large pores, etc, and want to try and delay the wrinkles as long as possible so wouldn't the same ingredients really help to repair and help prevent wrinkles?? Or is ReLuma not going to help in prevention (if that is the right word to use) I guess in the question or any lines, even if very tiny?? I guess I figured I still would not want to use what say a 23 year old would since we would still have different skin issues with that age difference lets say. Because I guess it could then be said about a lot of the serums, in that they are for use if you have wrinkles, since so many have similar ingredients??!! Just confused is all.

  • Marta

    April 3, 2011

    Marta

    Hi Susan, yes I think it would be good for the neck and decollete.

  • Susan

    April 3, 2011

    Susan

    Marta, do you think this serum would be of good use on the neck?

  • Jody

    March 25, 2011

    Jody

    Stephanie,
    I used the Reluma serum 2x per day for 6 weeks and after the 5th week I noticed the hyperpigmentation in the area of my acne scarring around the corners of my jaw bones were lightening!!! I have tried hydroquinone for these areas in which I had a nasty allergic red bumpy reaction to (used Tri-luma gel). I was shocked and delighted at this unexpected change to my face at age 40. My recommendation, KEEP USING RELUMA on these areas of acne scarring concern!

  • marta

    March 23, 2011

    marta

    Hi Stephanie, I haven't heard specifically of how ReLuma performs for acne scars, but the key ingredient was developed for wound healing so its worth a shot (and some patience - it could take a few months to see results). And with the Aurora (blue light for acne and red for skin plumping), it could be an excellent combination. If you try it, let us know how you get on.

  • Stephanie

    March 23, 2011

    Stephanie

    Hi Marta, just wondering if you would recommend ReLuma for mild acne scarring(uneven slightly pitted skin)as well as a preventative against new scars. If so, would it be a good idea to use the Aurora after applying the ReLuma?
    Thanks

  • marta

    March 18, 2011

    marta

    For those of you asking how ReLuma differs from the Osmosis Stem Cell product, I think I now have an answer. The current Reluma formulation is based on a blend of Invitrx’s three cell technologies: a new stem cell technology iPS ( Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell) in house. Alongside iPS, they mix Adipose derived stem cell and, thirdly, the Dermal Fibroblast Conditioned Media that was the original formula. I have added this info to the post.

    It is my understanding that Osmosis' product has the Adipose as the sole active.

  • marta

    March 16, 2011

    marta

    Hi Xtina - thank you for the kind words. I would heartily recommend Your Best Face Boost. Its a bit more expensive than Replenish at $65, but has great ingredients for 30-somethings wanting to prevent damage
    https://truthinaging.com/store/Your-Best-Face-Boost%20?manufacturer_id=21
    Cosmedix Affirm is also worth looking at (although the TIA store doesn't sell it) http://truthinaging.com/face/cosmedix-affirm-reviewed-and-recommended

  • Xtina

    March 16, 2011

    Xtina

    Hi Marta and all! Marta, I absolutely adore your site and your commitment to guiding us through the aging process. Have a quick question pertaining to Replenish: I bought it through TIA shop and now on my second bottle. At first, too, didn't like it, as I thought it wasn't doing anything for me, but now I like it a lot and use it in the am. I'm in my early 30's and don't have many wrinkles, is there another serum you would recommend, since you're going to stop selling replenish in your store? Thanks a lot and keep up amazing work!

  • JustD

    March 11, 2011

    JustD

    Grrrrrrrr, hate when I mistype, 'buy', lol,is of course what my less than nimble fingers meant!

  • JustD

    March 11, 2011

    JustD

    Hi Darrell, I can only give credit where it's due, it's a great product IMHO and I'm crazy happy with what it does for me. I'm saving up my quarters to try Correct...but it'll be a minute...or two ;)

  • Darrell

    March 11, 2011

    Darrell

    Hi JustD!
    I thought I'd post but for no other reason than to say thank you! I've noticed that you seem to love Antioxidants Concentrate and that always make Kimberley and me smile! I'm glad it's worked well with your other products.

    Thank you again & have a great weekend!
    -Darrell

  • JustD

    March 11, 2011

    JustD

    I just purchased my second order of the Osmosis Replenish, as I have experienced nothing but good things, that I can see, from the product. The two containers I purchased from TIA do have, I believe, and forgive me cuz I don't have the container in front of me, astaxanthin(?), and the formula is a yellowish color, so if that's correct, then the results I'm getting are great. It doesn't irritate my skin at all, I have T-Zone/combination skin and I have to be very careful not to overload my now visible pores with anything too heavy and residual. But this serum has really been working.

    That said, I was running low on my Replenish, prior to receiving my order, so I've been alternating with Mad Hippie's Vitamin C Serum as well, of late, and I can't say enough good things about the results I am getting.

    I follow up with YBF Antioxidant mixed in with my moisturizer and I wake up with my face all dewy, not sticky, and at 57, I just smile. I'd love to try ReLuma, but the sticker price is a deterrent to me. Unless they give out samples, I'll have to stay with the more affordable products that are, for now, working it out for me.

    Now if I can get my thyroid acting right or the right eyelash growth formula for my lashes to work, I'll feel like I'm..........45 again!!!

  • Kimberley

    March 11, 2011

    Kimberley

    @Lori... Just wanted to jump in on the Replenish. I purchased it after hearing the rave reviews on this site about it. I will say that I did have break outs for about 2 weeks (which is not atypical for me when trying anything new on my face). After that initial phase my skin really started to glow. I'm not saying it was a miracle product, but I have been hugely please with the results after the initial "icky" phase.

    The Replenish was the first Osmosis product that I tried and I am now on my second bottle of it, and I just ordered the Osmosis Stem Factor too.

  • Kimberley

    March 11, 2011

    Kimberley

    Hi Marta,

    Here is a small blurb that I took regarding the Osmosis Stem Factor:

    "Osmosis StemFactor utilizes over 150 different skin growth factors derived from pristine, adult stem cells, this magical serum improves all aspects of aging and skin damage. It gently restores and stimulates the healing process which also includes building collagen and elastin and healing hyperpigmentation.

    Key Ingredients: FGF1-9, EGF, HGF, IFN-1, PDGF, VEGF and over 100 more growth factors"

    I'm not sure how many "growth factors" there are, but I am definitely hearing more and more about them. I have been doing some research, but so far haven't found anything that says how many growth factors there are. But I am continuing to look :-).

  • Oksana

    March 11, 2011

    Oksana

    thank you, Marta! looking forward to your post. please, include "coppers", as well as AOXs.

  • marta

    March 11, 2011

    marta

    Great question Oksana and worthy of a more thoughtful post (I will do that). But in the meantime, I think ReLuma will be disappointing for someone who doesn't have wrinkles. These things are more like wound repairers. Much better to focus on antioxidants when you are younger. LED light (such as Aurora) would be great though for getting that collagen going. I'm going to think about this and come up with "preventative" recommendations.

  • marta

    March 11, 2011

    marta

    Hi Lori, several people have complained about Replenish. I think they changed the formula. I'm going to stop selling it. I have a teensy sample size of ReLuma. Not enough to see if it works, but good enough for an allergy test. If want to try, send an email to admin@truthinaging.com and Preksha will get it out to you on Monday.

  • Junko

    March 10, 2011

    Junko

    Lori, Maybe my skin is similar to yours? Serums are 50/50 for me and normally MOST all 'moisturizers' (meaning anything heavier than a serum) will break me out. I've got a review coming soon to Marta for the Reluma Moisturizer and it's grand (3 weeks, not a pimple or cyst in sight)! I've got the serum on order...if you hold tight for a couple of weeks, I'll be able to post on whether that caused any eruptions or not.

  • Lori

    March 10, 2011

    Lori

    Marta
    I think just about every serum I have tried has caused me to break out (or did nothing to improve my skin). My most recent disappointment was Osmosis Replenish. I was so hopeful that it was NOT the culprit for the attack on my face but, alas it was :( I am SO frustrated with this "adult" (I'm 54) acne! I'd love to try Reluma but am hesitant to spend that much on yet another product I can not use! Any thoughts?

  • Oksana

    March 10, 2011

    Oksana

    hi, Marta
    if you knew, let's say, 10 years ago, what you know now about the products, devices, etc. - what would you recommend for prevention and early treatment of "lines"? i.e. Aurora and Reluma,, etc.
    thank you!

  • marta

    March 10, 2011

    marta

    100 growth factors? Are there that many in existence? But I agree that I should try it - and will.

  • Kimberley

    March 10, 2011

    Kimberley

    Hi Marta,

    You should really look into comparing the ReLuma with the Osmosis Stem Factor. The Osmosis has over 100 growth factors in it. I actually just ordered it before seeing this review. So it would be great to know which one is better :-)

  • marta

    March 10, 2011

    marta

    Hi Celine, I tried to take a look but couldn't find the ingredients list for Stemulence. If you have it please share. Thanks

  • Celine

    March 9, 2011

    Celine

    Hi
    Do you know the stemulance or stemoxyl
    These products with stem cells.
    I saw differents right video and review on this brand
    Thanks Marta

  • marta

    March 9, 2011

    marta

    Hi Sly, I don't think I have tried M Lab's serum. Although if you can point me in the direction of a review that I have somehow forgotten, please do.

  • Sly

    March 9, 2011

    Sly

    Dear Marta,
    How would the Reluma serum compare to M Lab's serum which I recall you finding uite worthy some time ago. Thank you for all the time & effort in providing the best to all of us.

  • marta

    March 9, 2011

    marta

    Hi Susan, I've been using Sarah Chapman's eye cream. But this morning, I actually thought to myself that I am missing Correct. I'll do an updated "what I am using now" very soon.

  • Susan

    March 9, 2011

    Susan

    Hi Marta,

    One question: Are you still using Correct?

    Thanks for a great review!

  • marta

    March 9, 2011

    marta

    Hi Denise, it is my understanding that it doesn't contain human stem cells. The original - progenitor - cell did. But will have been cloned many times in a laboratory. Conditioned media is, in fact, the solution (sugars, amino acids and such) that is put in the petri dish in which the cloned cells are grown. The cells secrete stuff or release it when they die and these proteins are then gathered up and put to use ReLuma.

  • Denise

    March 9, 2011

    Denise

    Hi Marta, I love your site and am currently loving the YBF products. ReLuma sounds great, but I have some concerns about the human conditioned media. Do I understand correctly that this product contains human stem cells? If so, how do we know it is disease free and safe? Sorry if this is a really basic question, but I can't be the only one wondering???

  • marta

    March 8, 2011

    marta

    Hi Bess, your question could stir up a bit of hornet's nest because I believe that the AG people and ReLuma people used to work together. All I can say is that I've tried both and prefer the ReLuma. But if you are loving AG you should stick with it. And thank you for your kind words, but it is the community (you and all the others) that are really making a contribution to womanhood. We are reframing the notion of beauty as we age beautifully. How cool is that!

  • Bess

    March 8, 2011

    Bess

    Hi Marta, Tomorrow is my last observation in Pelleve clinical trial and I'm ready to get my lotions and potions fix. I never thought withdrawal would be so painful. My question is: what is the difference between Reluma and my beloved, but budget busting AG Skin Serum? My best to you, dear. You are making a huge contribution to womankind with this site.

  • Sunday

    March 8, 2011

    Sunday

    Hi Marta ~ No question, just a comment...wow! I'm in 4th semester college and YOU my dear would give my classes a run for their tuition $$...I had to re-read this article just make sure I got it. You amaze and impress...just to bring up an old idea ~ WHY are you not on the Dr. Oz show??? I just watched his segment on skin sabotagers, it was akin to kindergarten ~ HA!

  • marta

    March 8, 2011

    marta

    Hi Betty - just mornings. I don't really do creams at night. Just some LED light with YBF Concentrates 2-3 times a week.

    Jaysie, hi. I've been using ReLuma for the outer under eye area, but not right below the lashes (I've been using eye cream there).

  • marta

    March 8, 2011

    marta

    Suz, I knew I was going to get the E'shee vs ReLuma question. They are both very good products and both use growth factors (although different ones). I am not using anything over ReLuma. Although I've just started to experiment with Cosmedix. At the end of the day, ReLuma is better value. Suz, if I were you I would try ReLuma and then in the future stick with the one that works best for you. We're all different.

    Junko I'm sorry about the discount. Perhaps you could return it? Anyway, hopefully you'll like it so much that you'll buy another. It sounds as if we should get the moisturizer in too since you think its "fab" - can't wait for more details!

  • Suz

    March 8, 2011

    Suz

    Hi Marta,

    I am a relatively new devotee and subscriber to your site. Over the last 5 months I have ordered several products off your 5 best lists and have been delighted with the difference they have made in my skin. Its almost time for me to reorder my E'shee and I was wondering if you considered ReLuma equivalent or better for softening vertical lip lines, deep expression lines and overall sun damaged skin?

    Thanks!

  • Junko

    March 8, 2011

    Junko

    Marta, please comment and kill 3 birds with one stone (me, Jaysie and Betty). Are you using E'shee on those crows feet with the Reluma? Are you using Reluma once or twice a day? What are you putting over the Reluma? The moisturizer is so fab on it's own that I ordered the serum which should arrive any day, Wish I would of waited since you're giving 20% OFF!

  • Betty

    March 7, 2011

    Betty

    do you use this morning or night?

  • Jaysie

    March 7, 2011

    Jaysie

    Marta - Are you putting ReLuma on the entire undereye area or just the outer corners where crows feet form?

  • marta

    March 7, 2011

    marta

    Hi Kelly - yes I would think it would work on the chest, or wrinkles whereever. I forgot to mention that a little goes a long way as well.

  • Kelly

    March 7, 2011

    Kelly

    Hi Marta,

    Just wondering if you think this serum would work well on the chest as well. I have some wrinkles developing there and would love to find something that would help with that.

    Thanks!

  • marta

    March 7, 2011

    marta

    I haven't tried the Osmosis. However, I think Invitrx would say that ReLuma is differentiated by having so many different growth factors. It would be interesting to compare.

  • Erica

    March 7, 2011

    Erica

    Hey Marta,
    I was wondering if you have tried the Osmosis Growth Factor Serum. It also uses growth factors from Adult Adipose tissue. It is also a lot cheaper. My skin is not ready for something like this, just wondering about the price difference?
    Thanks for the great review!
    Erica

  • Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Sodium PCA
  • DL-Panthenol
  • Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose
  • Allantoin
  • Phenoxyethanol
Use night and day on clean skin. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

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