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Dept of Daft - behind the hype of Venofye

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

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.

  • May 11, 2018

    by Amber

    I saw this product at an expo recently. I had seen it 3 months prior and had a treatment. So I stopped to see if it had the same effect. It did and again I was impressed. They started out with the $900 price. I said I could get Botox for 1/3 of that and I knew it would last. The pricing game began. I got the Venofy, moisturizer and scrub for $150. Which seeing someone purchase made others come to try and buy at $900. Not seeing long term results but for special occasions it beats the Botox needle.

  • May 9, 2018

    by Anonymous

    I'm about to blow the secret that almost no-one knows, you are wrong by saying that they copied the ingredients and re branded it, it is much worse! I worked for Venofye, Vine Vera and Orogold (the 3 companies mentioned) I worked at all 3 companies in the same time. You want to know how? It is all one company.
    Different trading names yet with the exact same products just one different ingredient. Orogold uses a little gold in theirs, Vine vera uses resveratrol and Venofye uses Venom. (they have other trading names too)
    Now this is the bit that will shock you the employees are on commission only! they are not paid a minimum wage, they receive approx 20% of all sales and because of this you get the pressured sale and they try charge as much as they can. in reality they are allowed to sell most of the product at 70% off the online price so make sure u bargain with them.
    Does it work? Yes! it really does... its a treatment that 90% of my clients saw results. Just remember 2 things, its a treatment not magic you have to use for a while to get the results to last longer than just a few hours (each time you use it it the results will last longer and longer) and secondly ensure you bargain with them for the best possible price.
    I am glad i no longer work for this company although to be fair to them, it is one of the only companies that actually have products that work!! If money is not your issue than definitely worth the investment.

  • April 3, 2018

    by Jenny Anderson

    I bought a package with day cream and cleanser for $300 even though skeptical and read all the 1-star reviews. Money isn’t an issue for me and I paid cash, not wanting to give my credit card. I needed another cleanser and day cream anyway. I wasn’t believing that the Venofye was going to work long-term and was correct— it only lasts while you are wearing it. After about 4 hours, it flakes and no longer works. I have obvious bags and will use this on certain occasions until I just get my fat pads surgically removed.

  • March 31, 2018

    by janet

    I purchased this product in Santa Fe - the demonstration showed immediate results, but the syringe was $900. They offered me the same product in a damaged box, for $200. However, the product didn't look or feel the same as in the store, and after using as directed for months, I have seen no improvement, and the product forms a skin where it is applied that flakes off. don't be fooled be false advertising and gimmicks.

  • March 14, 2018

    by Donna

    I was suckered into it on balboa island and a place called Une Beauty. The gal was standing at the door and wooed me inside. It worked to soften by eye bags but the promise that in 3 months of using it only weekly is what got me!! Not!! Been doing that and there’s no change...only when applied does it work. What a scam! I was fortunate enough to only have spent $323 on mine!!! What a deal!! Sorry to admit I was so dumb,

  • 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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