My Experience and Review of Derm Exclusive

Earlier this year I participated in a review of Derm Exclusive, a skin product touted on weekend infomercials. Today I reflect on my experience reviewing Derm Exclusive.

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Before I get into my personal thoughts of Derm Exclusive, let’s take a look at some of the claims made about the product.

What Derm Exclusive Claims

Unlike many highly advertised products, Derm Exclusive doesn’t have a dedicated website, but a page located at It is promoted by celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon.

When I first posted this review, the largest claim (in the largest type) made about Derm Exclusive was that it can make you “look 10 years younger in just minutes.” By the end of 2015 this had been changed to “Want to turn back the clock in just minutes? Here’s how to do it.”

Although Derm Exclusive is typically marketed as a kit, it’s the Fill & Freeze pen that receives the most air time and takes up the most real estate on the website. This is the product which is said to “make crow’s feet, laugh lines, expression lines, virtually disappear – instantly.”

My Derm Exclusive Review

I tried Derm Exclusive in late 2013 and early 2014. The most glaring problem I found with the product was that the Fill & Freeze pen was very small. Although the pen is supposed to provide a 30-day supply, I don’t think I could make it last that long. For me, it lasted about a week with normal use.

Other Derm Exclusive complaints during my review were that it didn’t live up to the hype of the infomercials regarding wrinkle reduction, and that the cost seemed high compared to similar products which were readily available.

Positive aspects of the product were that it provided a good level of overall skin conditioning, and it fared rather well in lightening dark circles under the eyes.

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Other Derm Exclusive Reviews

One problem with online reviews these days is that you just don’t know who you can trust. Sifting through questionable reviews has become an accepted part of internet culture. It’s not uncommon to see “reviews” from people who have not used a product, or from a person who heaps glowing praise onto an item – only to end with an affiliate link to purchase it. I give no credibility to a review that includes a giant “CLICK HERE” to purchase a product. How biased can that review be if the reviewer is making money on it?

On some of these fake review pages I’ve also noticed before and after photos that appeared to be doctored. Sometimes the same image was used twice, with a blur tool of some sort used on wrinkles to create an “after” photo. Take any before and after photo with a grain of salt. I can’t prove that was the case, but it is my opinion.

You have to take any extraordinary review – positive or negative – with a grain of salt. A one-star review could have come from a disgruntled customer or competitor, while a 5-star review may be placed there by an affiliate or hired reviewer. Take a look at this Craigslist ad from 2013 seeking fake Yelp reviews, for example.

I found it hard to gauge Derm Exclusive’s effectiveness based solely on reviews found online.

Bottom Line

In my experience, the reality of Derm Exclusive did not match the hype found in the infomercials. If it were only a skin conditioning product, I would probably give it a higher marks. I did not find, however, that it removed wrinkles or fine lines in the manner shown.

Updated December 7, 2015
Originally published May 2014