{"id":605852729650,"title":"Versed Skincare Review: Does Vegan Skincare Work?","created_at":"2023-07-10T23:53:38-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Versed Skincare Review: Does Vegan Skincare Work?\",\n \"keywords\": \"versed, versed review, versed reviews, versed skincare, versed skincare review, versed skincare reviews, where to buy versed skincare, versed skincare daily facial cream, versed skincare target, is versed skincare good\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in one of Versed Skincare's best sellers to give our take on whether or not the brand is worth the money. We feature unsponsored customer reviews and highlight two potentially questionable inactive ingredients in the daily cream.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/versed-skincare-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand describes its product line as “Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Clean Skincare.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Versed use research-backed ingredients in their formulations, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Versed for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the aesthetic effects of Versed Skincare?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in one of Versed’s most popular products (Dew Point) based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to be effective in improving skin quality or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll provide a cost breakdown to show what retailer sells Versed for the best price, and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis – Dew Point\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Versed Skincare Dew Point\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Versed_Skincare_Dew_Point_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1689047738\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Dew Point, which is the daily facial cream sold by Versed, are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis cream contains a number of research-backed ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eAloe barbadensis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e leaf juice\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, better known as aloe vera, was shown in a 2009 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/19218914\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have skin-healing properties.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCamellia sinensis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e leaf extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, otherwise known as tea leaf extract, is a potent natural moisturizer, as we discussed in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/proven-skincare-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eProven Skincare\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e review.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eJojoba\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eglycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may have synergistic effects, which means they can be more effective when combined than in isolation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/19146603\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that these two ingredients improve skin moisture content.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium hyaluronate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a well-studied anti-aging ingredient. It’s the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Due to its lower molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate can penetrate deeper into the skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile this cream has a number of research-backed ingredients, it contains two ingredients that may be questionable from a health and experience perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium hydroxide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a preservative that may be irritating to the skin, according to a 1990 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/1981416\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePhenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another preservative that was shown to be toxic to human cells in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32387382\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eExperimental Eye Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Versed Drew Point likely to be an effective moisturizer, however we don’t currently recommend this product due to the two preservatives highlighted above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Versed Skincare? We’ll feature some unsponsored user reviews in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal People Try Versed Skincare\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “saaammage” reviewed Versed and shared the products from the brand she liked and disliked:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/ex7teUkEAro\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Mixed Makeup” reviewed many products from the brand as well:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/ru0bTNoA7YY\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Versed for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVersed is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for two of the brand’s best-sellers at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDew Point\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTarget: $15.79 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/versed-dew-point-moisturizing-gel-cream-2-fl-oz-160\/-\/A-76152976\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/versed-dew-point-moisturizing-gel-cream-2-fl-oz-160\/-\/A-76152976\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $14.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/versedskin.com\/products\/dew-point-moisturizing-gel-cream\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$14.97 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e depending on plan – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3pG0DEL\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSunscreen\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $22.99 (third-party seller, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3PTvNDk\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$19.99\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (plus shipping, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/versedskin.com\/collections\/all\/products\/total-package-replenishing-body-lotion-mineral-spf-30\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe facial cream from Versed is significantly cheaper on Amazon for some users when factoring in shipping fees, but the sunscreen\/body lotion is slightly cheaper on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eInfluencers Review Versed\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA popular skincare influencer named Hyram reviewed Versed in a video with over 600,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/CxNCdGNxWfs\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSkincare influencer and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dray reviewed Versed in a video with over 120,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/JgDYPGekGyg\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Versed\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVersed Dew Point (the daily facial cream we reviewed in the Ingredient Analysis section) has over 1,400 Amazon reviews and an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Lindsay Prior” who gave the product 5\/5 stars and liked its moisturizing effects and fragrance-free nature:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“A friend recommended this to me and so glad she did…\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eA few things I started using was making my skin SO dry. It was terrible. Start using this and it clears up in a couple days. No scent, soaks in quickly and doesn't make me feel greasy or sticky.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I love this product.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Cathy” who gives the product a 1\/5 star rating and claims it caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I was excited to try a new vegan moisturizer, presuming it would be great for my sensitive skin. However, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eI used this product one night and it made my skin super red and itchy. Not sure what chemical I am reacting to, but those with sensitive skin should be wary before purchasing this.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Requesting a refund!”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe average review rating on Facebook is currently 3.4 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Skincare Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are skincare products that contain ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e which was described as a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eHydraglow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick. It features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out HydraGlow\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOral \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecollagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eto improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNone of the products recommended in this section contain additive ingredients that we consider questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Versed\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Versed Skincare in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany effective natural ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMoisturizer should be effective\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFragrance-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAffordable\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClean and aesthetic packaging\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly positive online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUses phenoxyethanol\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUses sodium hydroxide\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Versed Skincare to be a good brand for its price point.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe reviewed the formulation of the brand’s daily facial cream called Dew Point and we don’t currently recommend it due to the inclusion of two preservative ingredients, but we do consider it likely to be effective as a skin moisturizer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVersed is affordable, and may be cheaper on Amazon or the brand’s website when factoring in shipping fees, so we recommend checking both platforms prior to making a purchase.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online customer reviews on Versed that we came across while researching this article were positive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVersed highlights the fact that their products are vegan in their marketing, but the vast majority of skincare products that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health to date are vegan. It’s somewhat uncommon to include animal products in cosmetic formulations.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-07-10T23:56:43-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-19T16:04:35-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in one of Versed Skincare's best sellers to give our take on whether or not the brand is worth the money. We feature unsponsored customer reviews and highlight two potentially questionable inactive ingredients in the daily cream.","template_suffix":"","handle":"versed-skincare-review","tags":"_related:skincare"}

Versed Skincare Review: Does Vegan Skincare Work?

Versed Skincare Review: Does Vegan Skincare Work?


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Versed Skincare is both affordable and well-branded, which isn’t a common combination in our experience. The brand describes its product line as “Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Clean Skincare.”

But does Versed use research-backed ingredients in their formulations, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Versed for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the aesthetic effects of Versed Skincare?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in one of Versed’s most popular products (Dew Point) based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to be effective in improving skin quality or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll provide a cost breakdown to show what retailer sells Versed for the best price, and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.

Ingredient Analysis – Dew Point

Versed Skincare Dew Point

The ingredients in Dew Point, which is the daily facial cream sold by Versed, are shown above.

This cream contains a number of research-backed ingredients.

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, better known as aloe vera, was shown in a 2009 medical review to have skin-healing properties.

Camellia sinensis leaf extract, otherwise known as tea leaf extract, is a potent natural moisturizer, as we discussed in our Proven Skincare review.

Jojoba and glycerin may have synergistic effects, which means they can be more effective when combined than in isolation.

A clinical trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that these two ingredients improve skin moisture content.

Sodium hyaluronate is a well-studied anti-aging ingredient. It’s the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Due to its lower molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate can penetrate deeper into the skin.

While this cream has a number of research-backed ingredients, it contains two ingredients that may be questionable from a health and experience perspective.

Sodium hydroxide is a preservative that may be irritating to the skin, according to a 1990 clinical trial.

Phenoxyethanol is another preservative that was shown to be toxic to human cells in a clinical trial published in the Experimental Eye Research journal.

Overall, we consider Versed Drew Point likely to be an effective moisturizer, however we don’t currently recommend this product due to the two preservatives highlighted above.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Versed Skincare? We’ll feature some unsponsored user reviews in the next section.

Real People Try Versed Skincare

A YouTube creator named “saaammage” reviewed Versed and shared the products from the brand she liked and disliked:

A YouTube creator named “Mixed Makeup” reviewed many products from the brand as well:

Where to Buy Versed for the Best Price

Versed is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for two of the brand’s best-sellers at the time of publishing this article:

Dew Point

Target: $15.79 (plus shipping, link)

Brand website: $14.99 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $14.97 (free shipping depending on plan – link to official Amazon listing)

Sunscreen

Amazon: $22.99 (third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $19.99 (plus shipping, link)

The facial cream from Versed is significantly cheaper on Amazon for some users when factoring in shipping fees, but the sunscreen/body lotion is slightly cheaper on the brand’s website.

Influencers Review Versed

A popular skincare influencer named Hyram reviewed Versed in a video with over 600,000 views:

Skincare influencer and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dray reviewed Versed in a video with over 120,000 views:

Real Customers Review Versed

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Versed Dew Point (the daily facial cream we reviewed in the Ingredient Analysis section) has over 1,400 Amazon reviews and an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Lindsay Prior” who gave the product 5/5 stars and liked its moisturizing effects and fragrance-free nature:

“A friend recommended this to me and so glad she did…A few things I started using was making my skin SO dry. It was terrible. Start using this and it clears up in a couple days. No scent, soaks in quickly and doesn't make me feel greasy or sticky. I love this product.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Cathy” who gives the product a 1/5 star rating and claims it caused side effects:

“I was excited to try a new vegan moisturizer, presuming it would be great for my sensitive skin. However, I used this product one night and it made my skin super red and itchy. Not sure what chemical I am reacting to, but those with sensitive skin should be wary before purchasing this. Requesting a refund!”

The average review rating on Facebook is currently 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Our Clean Skincare Picks

There are skincare products that contain ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

Interested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Hydraglow is our top moisturizer pick. It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects."

Interested consumers can check out HydraGlow at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

The only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is Bulletproof Collagen Powder.

Oral collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

None of the products recommended in this section contain additive ingredients that we consider questionable from a health perspective.

Pros and Cons of Versed

Here are the pros and cons of Versed Skincare in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Many effective natural ingredients
  • Moisturizer should be effective
  • Fragrance-free
  • Affordable
  • Clean and aesthetic packaging
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews

Cons:

  • Uses phenoxyethanol
  • Uses sodium hydroxide
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Conclusion

We consider Versed Skincare to be a good brand for its price point.

We reviewed the formulation of the brand’s daily facial cream called Dew Point and we don’t currently recommend it due to the inclusion of two preservative ingredients, but we do consider it likely to be effective as a skin moisturizer.

Versed is affordable, and may be cheaper on Amazon or the brand’s website when factoring in shipping fees, so we recommend checking both platforms prior to making a purchase.

Most of the online customer reviews on Versed that we came across while researching this article were positive.

Versed highlights the fact that their products are vegan in their marketing, but the vast majority of skincare products that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health to date are vegan. It’s somewhat uncommon to include animal products in cosmetic formulations.