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Suzanne Organics Ageless Serum

September 16, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 10 Comments

The indefatigable Suzanne Somers is constantly innovating and expanding her business. I can’t say that I like everything she comes up with (I have a discarded Thigh Master and was unimpressed when I tried out her Sexy Forever diet plan). But I have to hand it to her, she is always evolving as a person and her mission to become greener and cleaner, as well as not giving in to aging has led to Suzanne Organics Ageless.

As Suzanne Somers puts it, she liked how clean organic skincare felt, but couldn’t find anything with anti-aging benefits and so Suzanne Organics Ageless was born. A reader wrote to me asking if I thought Ms Somers had pulled it off and so I took a look at the Suzanne Organics Ageless Serum ($29.75).

The first thing to say is that Suzanne Organics achieves its goal of being toxic free – even the preservatives are botanical extracts. Ageless Serum’s formula is mostly based on botanicals. It has to be said, however, that not all of them actually are organic and, overall, about 40% of the ingredients are organic.

What about Suzanne Somers goal to create a meaningful anti-aging serum? Well, there is carnosine, one of my favorite ingredients as it can prevent cellular damage and may even increase the lifespan of cells. It is way down in the middle of the chorus line, however, while top billing is given to African birch.

Most of the research on extracts of African Birch have focused on its anti-fungal anti-microbial properties. Indeed, in Nigeria the bark is called a “chewing stick” and is gnawed on to prevent bacterial gum disease. Although I did find a company selling it as a cosmetic ingredient claiming that it can boost vitamin C by 40%. If this is true, then it will work nicely with phyllanthus emblica, Indian gooseberry and a good source of ascorbic acid.

Glycosaminoglycans are always good to come across. They occur naturally in the body and the primary role is to maintain and support collagen, elastin and turgidity (bounce) in the cellular spaces and keep protein fibers in balance and proportion. I also have a soft spot for silybum. There’s the endearing name, of course, and the fact that it is so neglected by chemists, despite its potency as an antioxidant and curative effects on acne and hangovers.

Way down the list are hydrating hyaluronic acid and the powerful free radical scavenger ferulic acid. The latter also boosts the efficacy of vitamin C and E, which are also here.

On balance, Suzanne Somers has come up with a good, although not outstanding formula. And I certainly can’t quibble with her intentions or the price. I’d love to hear from anyone who has tried Suzanne Organics Ageless Serum.


Liposomal Complex & Organic Extracts Infused in Peach Juice*: [Lecithin* and Anogeissus leiocarpus (African Birch)*, Glycosaminoglycans (Marine Mucopolysaccharides), Chrysanthellum indicum*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea), Phyllanthus embilica (Indian Gooseberry)*, Tetrahydro curcuminoids (Turmeric)*, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (Licorice), Carnosine, Silybum marianum*, Brown Algae*, Aloe barbadensis*, Epilobium angustifolium (Willowherb)*, Oil Blend Infused in Carthamus tinctorius Oleosomes*: [Argania spinosa (Argan)*, High Oleic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed), Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E from Jojoba Oil), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester)], Beta Glucan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Ferulic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Carageenan & Cellulose Gums, Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract & Lonicera caprifolium Flower Extract (Preservatives), Xanthan Gum, Peach Fruit Essence*.

* Certified Organic

  • January 12, 2015

    by Jo Ann

    I am 67 yrs old and look great. I do use Retin A around 2-3 xs per week. But, love love love SS's skin care line. The cleansers are lovely, the tonic is sooo soothing and the o2 serum is great! I have had issues with redness, but her line makes my skin look glowing and calm. Her blushes are soft and natural. Will try her shampoo next.

  • August 28, 2014

    by Louise

    love the agless serum and her moisturizer..lots of good things in skin is moisturized and it..

  • May 17, 2014

    by Tamera

    I love Suzanne 's line of products.. I LOVE the fact that she chooses all natural organic!
    The makeup line is great for anti aging serum it wasn't enough for me. I started using Nerium product I have rosacea and dry patches with oily tzone in late 40's I have NEVER has anything work as quick or with better natural results then the Nerium I combine the Nerium skin care with Suzanne's makeup line and I get compliments on how ageless and lovely my skin looks.. Didn't look that way before.
    Thank you Nerium and Suzanne.

  • July 17, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Joyce, thank you and the newsletter database has been updated (I removed your address from this comment so that you don't get any unwanted correspondents).

  • July 17, 2011

    by Marta

    Thank you Joyce - the newsletter mailing list will be updated immediately (I took out your address from your comment here so that you don't get spammers).

  • July 17, 2011

    by joyce peterson

    I have always gotten emails from you which I enjoyed until I changed my email address.I did notify you of my switch,but no longer hear from you.Please re add me to your list,Ialso have bought products from your website.

    sincerly Joyce Peterson

  • May 19, 2011

    by trish

    I tried the whole Suzanne Somers organic skincare line for 3 months. The serum didn't cause breakouts. It also didn't prevent new wrinkles from forming as I abandoned my previous skin care. My face became more dried out and age spots stayed about the same. Obviously, every celebrity who advocates their own skincare line expresses high goals and aspirations. Unfortunately, I haven't found one yet to be effective for over 30 skin. (I believe I have tried them all including the appealing Jose Maran's line.) This might be a nice unoffensive line to start your teenager on, but my 57 year old face aged faster then normal without any Matrixyl 3000, Argiriline, Spintrap or any other peptide to help stem the tide. It has taken more than 6 months to get back to the face I had before I tried Ms. Somers' line. I think that if your only goal is to be as "chemical-free" as possible, then this might be worth a try. If you are concerned with having the best anti-aging face possible without going under the knife, well, I'll keep looking right along with you, because I really value the information on this website. The reviews from people who have tried a product for at least 2 months (unless there were immediate bad side effects) are particularly helpful as I seem to learn best from their experiences.

  • April 16, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    Add some (10% ought to do it) Matrixyl 3000 to this serum, and I'd be in love... ~jk

  • April 16, 2011

    by Susan

    I like the addition of turmeric which has great anti-inflammatory properties; also, the addition of licorice for brightening and lightening.

    Overall, it looks like a good formulation with a very attractive price point.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  • April 16, 2011

    by Jaysie

    This is a really nice formula with a lot of the right things but I'm wondering if it's more of a "maintenance/preventive" serum for younger skin as opposed to a "corrective" serum?

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