These single-use, fragrance-free capsules are filled with a serum that contains mostly silicones (which make skin feel very silky but are hardly unique to this product), zinc oxide, a peptide, platinum (discussed below), and a smattering of antioxidants.
Although we'd ordinarily comment on the problem of jar packaging, in the case of this product, the capsules are individually sealed, so their contents remain protected from degrading light and air so the jar packaging isn't an issue.
Platinum is a gimmicky ingredient with no proven benefit for skin. Besides, given that real platinum costs about $1,500 an ounce, even if it could have benefit, there wouldn't be enough in here to help skin in any way.
Signature Club A claims that the Platinum ElectroCharged Complex consists of nanoparticles of platinum so small they are able to deliver key ingredients to the areas of skin where they are needed. The issue is you don't want platinum in your skin. Because platinum is a heavy metal, it leads to health issues upon exposure to this metal's salts. Although it isn't as toxic as other heavy metals, that still doesn't make it something you want broken down into absorbable particles.
A component of platinum is used in some chemotherapy medications. It's included in these medications for its cytotoxic (meaning it kills cells) capabilities when combined with other substances, but that has nothing to do with topical application or with restoring youth (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 2007, pages 3266–3273).
There is also one study showing that when platinum is nano-sized, it can have a protective effect against UV-induced inflammation (Source: Experimental Dermatology, October 2010, pages 1,000-1,006). While that's nice, there are lots of ingredients (especially antioxidants) that help reduce inflammation from UV rays and they don't have any potential risk.
In terms of the electrocharged part of the name, no one at Signature Club A seems to know what that's about, but electrically charging skin-care products or ingredients is useless for your skin.
Overall this isn't a terrible product, but it isn't a great one either, and it has some potential problems that keep it from being recommended.
- Silky-smooth texture treats skin to antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients.
- Single-use capsules keeps key ingredients stable before use.
- The claims of platinum's benefits for skin are exaggerated.
- Nano-sized platinum can be problematic for skin.
- Cannot lift sagging skin (see More Info for details).
- For the money there are far better formulated products to consider.
Many skin-care products claim they can firm and lift skin, but none of them work, at least not to the extent claimed. A face-lift-in-a-bottle isn't possible, but with the right mix of products, you will see firmer skin that has a more lifted appearance—and that's exciting! In order to gain these youthful benefits, you must protect skin from any and all sun damage every day, use an AHA (glycolic acid or lactic acid) or BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant, and use products that have a wide range of antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients. This combination of products (remember, one product doesn't do it all) has extensive research showing how they can significantly improve many of the signs of aging such as firming skin, reducing wrinkles and brown spots, and eliminating dullness. You'll find them on our list of Best Anti-Aging/Anti-Wrinkle Products.