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Dept of Daft - behind the hype of Venofye

Venofye-Viperlift Bio-Syringe
October 6, 2017 Reviewed by Marta 1 Comment

I was recently asked what I thought about Venofye and, in particular, the Viperlift Bio Syringe. I took a look and had two reactions. The first was sticker shock – Viperlift Bio Syringe costs $995. The second was a feeling of déjà vu - the ingredient deck seemed kind of familiar.

I started to do some research and found my suspicion was founded. Viperlift Bio Syringe has product twins. I have written about the product twin phenomena in the past and this is where companies get a ready-made formula (or copy one) and slap their own branding and pricing on it.  A pertinent example is SkinCeuticals and CSS with the same ingredients but a $100 price difference.

Viperlift has a few twins out there. Not identical, but very similar is Vina Vera’s Shiraz. It has the same price point, syringe packaging and a very similar formula – swapping the key active, which in the case of Viperlift is the neuropeptide known as Syn-Ake, for resveratrol.

Viperlift also has an identical twin in the shape of Ora Gold 24K, which has a price tag that ranges anywhere from $150 to $450.

Leaving aside the lack of originality here, is there anything about the formula that justifies such a price tag? The answer to this is no. Venofye’s schtick is “venom” and its products use versions from bees or venom-mimicking neuropeptides. As mentioned about the latter is used in Viperlift. It’s a good enough ingredient, but it is in very many products.

As for the other notable actives, all are ubiquitous. There is another neuropeptide, acetyl hexapeptide-8 (also known as Arguireline), hyaluronic acid and DMAE. Again, these can be found in just about every other anti-aging product out there.

Venofye says that it “has emerged as one of the hottest new brands in the world of skin care”. With direct replicas as well as a roster of common ingredients that can be found in products that cost a tenth – or less – Venofye’s claims are nothing more than hype and belong in the Dept of Daft.

Ingredients in Viperlift

Aqua, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerine, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxide.

Ingredients in Vine Vera

Aqua, Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 77491, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate , Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract , Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Ingredients in Ora Gold 24K

Aqua, Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hyaluronic Acid, Persea Gratissima Oil, Gold, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

  • January 18, 2018

    by Djh

    I was coerced into trying this product at a recent trade fair. The pitch was coupled with an application of the eye lift, which did lift and tighten for about an hour. The price quoted was as you stated, $900 for the kit but 'as a special for you today' it was reduced to 600.00. I declined! However, on passing the same vendor at the completion of the show, the 'very last' syringe was offered at $100. Perhaps I should've jumped at it at that price, but perhaps if I'd been offered that price initially I might have been genuinely interested. In offering it at such a huge reduction, I was reminded of P. T. Barnum's words...'There's a sucker born every minute...'

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