11.26.2014
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Fill & Freeze Wrinkle Treatment
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0.12 fl. oz. for $55
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime)
Last Updated:11.26.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Fill & Freeze Wrinkle Treatment is the Derm Exclusive product that generates the most interest in the people who ask us about the line. The claim about this wrinkle filler is that it provides results just like dermal fillers or injections like Botox—without "the pain and hassle of visiting a dermatologist." Fear of the needle has become a common way for many companies to market skin-care products like this, but these products simply cannot work as claimed!

This slightly thick serum smoothes lines and wrinkles, so it can be considered a "wrinkle filler," but it doesn't work in any respect like the dermal fillers used in doctors' offices. This does, however, make the skin feel a bit tighter because of the amount of film-forming agents.

The polymer ingredients this contains do have a "filling" effect, but it's temporary, lasting only a short period of time, depending on how much your facial muscles move.

We can't say this enough: There is nothing about this Derm Exclusive product or any product in the line that can be vaguely considered an alternative to Botox or dermal fillers, whose effects are not only strikingly impressive but last for months before another treatment is needed.

You can try this product, and may find yourself liking the temporary results, but that's about it.

What about the claim that this can improve dark circles? It does contain ingredients with some research showing they can improve dark skin discolorations, but they are not unique to this product. Plus, if undereye skin is dry or has a crepe-y texture, this will make the area smoother so it reflects light more evenly. This makes dark circles slightly less apparent—but the reality is they're still there, and not any lighter than they were before you applied this product.

If your dark circles are from sun damage, the amount of vitamin C in this product may have a subtle lightening effect, but you can get vitamin C from many products.

This contains a fragrant flower extract, so it isn't fragrance-free, but it doesn't have a strong scent.

Note: Fill & Freeze Wrinkle Treatment is part of every kit Derm Exclusive sells and may also be ordered on its own. The club/auto-shipment price for this product if ordered on its own is $37.50.

Pros:
  • Instantly smoothes lines and minor wrinkles.
  • Makes skin feel very silky.
  • Contains a good mix of anti-aging ingredients.
  • Easy, brush-on application makes it easy to target small areas.
Cons:
  • Contains a fragrant flower extract, which poses a slight risk of irritation.
  • The amount of film-forming agents can make the skin feel uncomfortably tight if you apply too much.
Claims

Instantly plump lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearance of dark circles. This breakthrough product gives injections and fillers a run for their money!

Ingredients

Water, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxethyl Dimethicone, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diacetyl Boldine, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Amodimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Dextrin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Urea, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

Brand Overview

Strengths: Complete ingredient lists available on the company’s website; AHA exfoliants formulated in the correct pH range for efficacy; products packaged to keep the beneficial ingredients protected from degrading air and light; the sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection; gentle cleanser.

Weaknesses: Expensive; confusing pricing structure; lip-plumping balm with sunscreen does not provide sufficient UVA protection and contains potent lip irritants; none of the products are equivalent to in-office cosmetic corrective or surgical procedures—the claims are over the top and misleading.

Derm Exclusive is a small collection of anti-aging products from Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. You may have seen him on the television show The Doctors, where he's credited as their plastic surgery expert and co-host.

Derm Exclusive products are sold online or by phone. On their website, the products are arranged in kits ("Collections") ranging in cost from $39.95 for the 4 product Introductory Collection to $164.55 for the 7-piece Ultimate Collection. Once you've purchase a set, you then have the option to reorder products individually—but first you must decide if you want to become a Derm Exclusive club member (which means you sign up for automatic shipments and enjoy a discount on reordering individual products) or if you prefer to pay the "regular" price and not sign up for the auto-replenishment club.

The kit and individual product pricing structure is among the most confusing we've ever come across for a mail-order line. Despite the headache of trying to figure it all out, we must acknowledge how helpful the customer service representatives at Derm Exclusive were. This is not a line with straightforward pricing, no matter which option you choose, and they were exceedingly patient.

The Ultimate Collection includes a well-formulated sunscreen, but only 1 ounce of it. Research shows conclusively that all sunscreens must be applied liberally to face, neck, and chest to achieve the SPF on the label. If you use this sunscreen as you should—liberally—then it will be used up in less than one month, despite their claim that all of the products in the collection will last for 90 days. To us, claiming 1 ounce of sunscreen will last 90 days is unconscionable. Generally, the size of each product from Derm Exclusive is on the small side, but, as mentioned, you can reorder some of the products individually if you call the company.

The line is represented with pictures of a stunning, though clearly "Photoshopped," picture of actress Minnie Driver's smooth and flawless skin. While we admire Ms. Driver's work (she is an amazingly talented woman), her endorsement of this product line is far less than what we expected of her.

Despite his profession, Dr. Ordon feels, as he should, that for some people, plastic surgery isn't the answer. As the rest of his story goes, he began looking for skin-care alternatives to surgery. In time, he discovered and decided to align himself with the Derm Exclusive brand and their "instant results" technology. This technology is built around four peptides meant to work their magic without needles, scalpels, lasers, or downtime. That sounds great, but here's the catch: There's no substantiated research, or any research of any kind that you can get from the company, proving that any peptide or peptide blend works in any manner akin to cosmetic corrective procedures that a doctor can perform. From almost any perspective, it's sheer nonsense, but obviously not to Dr. Ordon.

Dr. Ordon steps beyond medical reality with his claim that "Now you can see the same instant age-reversing results as the patients who come into my Beverly Hills office, without surgery or invasive techniques." That's the tempting hook that has so many curious about these products, but it's about as disingenuous as it gets in the world of doctor-fronted skin care.

Believe us when we say that plastic surgeons and dermatologists who perform cosmetic corrective procedures are not going out of business because of products from Derm Exclusive! Even Dr. Ordon hasn't closed his practice.

Just to clarify—skin care is important to keep your skin looking its healthy, youthful best, but any plastic surgeon or dermatologist who's being honest about the abundant research on skin-care and medical procedures would have to admit that the best approach to younger, smoother, firmer skin is a balance of skin care with cosmetic corrective procedures and, possibly, cosmetic surgery. Skin care alone does not cut it if you want to address signs of aging such as sagging, volume loss, and deep wrinkles.

In short, Derm Exclusive isn't the non-surgical instant miracle it's made out to be. Dr. Ordon's Derm Exclusive line ends up being more hype (and we mean a load of hype) than substance, and a far cry from what's possible with in-office cosmetic corrective or surgical procedures.

For more information about Derm Exclusive, call 866-482-6401 or visit www.beachbody.com.

Note: All prices listed are the regular, single-item price. We have indicated the product's club/auto-shipment price in the review itself.

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07.22.2015
I like the products

I have only used the starter kit products for a week but I absolutely love watching the wrinkles become so much less pronounced in minutes. My whole complexion looks improved. It is my understanding that you can customize the auto shipments to any degree. You can order one product if you like. I am continuing with the 1st auto ship for a 90 day trial before a final decision but just for today my 58 year young face looks great!

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Theda
07.14.2015
The worst thing I ever ordered

I use this product and broke out so bad that I had to go on prednisone for a week to help clear my skin. Then I get a nother box after I called to cancel and they still insist on taking money out of my account and did not cancel it

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Sonja T.
06.01.2015
dont buy!

Dont waste your money and each payment on your credit card keeps getting bigger! This is a total ripoff! Oh and yea, even if u cancel in 30 days, they will keep sending it to you and charging ur credit card! Im calling the state attorney's office!

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michael Luffman
05.26.2015
My Experience: Do Not Use This Skin Care Product

I would rate this product as a tragedy. I have had to see three physicians, take four very dangerous prescription to deal with the reaction that it caused around my eyes. I have been dealing with burning, swelling and irritation for weeks now. Painful enough to keep waking me at night. It's has been a nightmare choice for me. Never, again!!!!

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Rhonda S
05.15.2015
rippedoffandp*ssedoff

Excellent deception! I ordered the $39 introductory offer. I paid the bill of $64, understanding the need for p/h. Within 30days my ccard for an additional $$55 I called, they lied and told me that NO, I had ordered the full kit meaning I had to pay for the $200 "gifts" that were to be included at no additional fees. Check your ccard carefully. They are soliciting persons who will continue to pay.I am still trying to resolve. DON'T FALL FOR IO IT. I WILL ADMIT I AM DISAPPOINTED IN DR. OZ.ripoff

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bob
05.05.2015
bad product

This product is not worth a penny! It does not work and is a total rip off!

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gayle brannan
05.01.2015
great product

I noticed a huge difference in my face in the first couple weeks. I took pictures every four weeks. After 90 days I cant believe what a huge difference it has made. Dramatic results....everyone I know has noticed. Highly reccommend.

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km s.
04.19.2015
disappointed

My mom tried this and couldn't see any difference. But may have if she got more than a drop out of the bottle. She was very disappointed.

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Delores B.
04.04.2015
why bother

Why not just grow old beautifully and gracefully!

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Linda w
03.23.2015
wow

not gonna try this not a whole lot of good reviews

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Sharon S
03.20.2015
wont buy

never used and don't think I will, buy NERIUM

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Cindy
03.18.2015
Fill and frezze

The worst product I have ever tried !""Sorry Dr. O

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Lisa R.
03.16.2015
AMAZING

I've only been using fill & freeze 8 days & Its the Most Amazing Product I've ever used, I can't wait for the 30 days!!!! Thank U Dr Ordan !!!!

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Judith Grantham
03.14.2015
Do not waste your money

I am not seeing results, it is a terrible value-- they told me I'd receive a 6 month supply...6 pens... I received 2 for $134... Rip off.. HIGHLY DO NOT recommend.

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DJ
03.14.2015
ms

Like the old saying if it sound too good to be true,,,, then it not!

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d cole
03.13.2015
Fill and freeze: does it work

Fill and freeze works but you need time if you apply it in the morning before going out. After you apply it you need to take a few minutes to let it set before putting any makeup on, otherwise it will smudge. If you apply it on top of your makeup, you need to do it carefully because, once again, it can smudge.

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Carolyn
03.10.2015
just ordered and scared

So I just ordered this and after reading all of the comments I'm scared. Of hurting my skin and two I just spent 85dollars. I hope this stuff works for me as everyone is different

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Angela L.
03.06.2015
What. Difference does it make?

If the product worked & the sizes weren't so small... I still wouldn't let anyone I care for order it because "Beach Body Inc." are just SCAM ARTISTS!! They charge you more than you've authorized, they keep sending you kits you don't want because it will go against your credit if you don't pay the bills & don't think for a second that they will honor their money back guarantee because they won't!! Once you give them your name & info... Be prepared for an expensive life lesson!! & major regrets!

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Celeste K.
03.05.2015
freeze derm is bad..........

well if it doesnt work is no used ok thanks for your comments sad that this freeze derm it is not doing it job sad for the doctor too .

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mariakia
03.05.2015
Former user

These products might be good quality, however, one would need a QUART of Fill & Freeze to make a difference over time. The two pencil thin containers only lasted approx. five days each. Disappointed!!!

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Patricia S
03.03.2015
COMPLETE RIP OFF THIS IS JUNK

This is low quality moisturizer, not worth the money at all. I have cancelled my subscription both in emails and phone calls just to have them send more? They deducted money from my acct and won't refund it. I returned the shipment and they acknowledge receiving it but still have not refunded any of the money they took!! This is very low quality product and any department or drug store brand will be better and much cheaper. This company will SCAM YOU!

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Kimberly giacopazzi
02.22.2015
Totally disappointed

Would not recommend. Totally not as represented. Tried to cancel, have not been successful, even though according to the ad, you could cancel at ANY TIME.

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Wendellyn P.
02.14.2015
disappointed

I was very disappointed in the size of the size of the product. There was only enough in the fill & freeze for only 2 treatments. I had ordered this about 2 years ago and that had totally down-sized their products. Will not order again.

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Beverly W
02.13.2015
Fill n'Freeze

Fill n' Freeze contains enough product for approx 4 applications... certainly not a month worth of product. Th product works just okay. Will not repurchase.

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Cindy
02.11.2015
Derm exclusive Fill and Freeze

I've been using fill & freeze since it was advertised on TV. I love the product-it clearly works by the time you put on lipstick the puff is gone-gone..I've used Youth Express Gel,Sudden Change,&Patricia Wexler,MD. instant de-puff eye gel. these products work to some extent but leaves a small amount of residue under the eye. You'll have to pat a small amount of moisturizer to smooth the residue out but it cannot compare to fill and freeze. It's expensive who cares it works.....

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