VouPre Review: Is $1,000 Skincare Worth It?

VouPre Review: Is $1,000 Skincare Worth It?


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VouPre is a skincare line founded by a board-certified dermatologist named Mary Luchetti. The brand describes its product line as "Products That Deliver Results," and the product line is incredibly expensive with some products retailing for over $1,000.

But do VouPre products contain research-backed ingredients for improving skin quality? Do they contain any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of VouPre? And which retailer sells VouPre for the best price?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular VouPre products (Advanced Gold Eye Serum and Anti-Aging Rescue Solution) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not they're likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells VouPre for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis — Eye Serum

VouPre Advanced Gold Eye Serum ingredients

The ingredients in VouPre Advanced Gold Eye Serum are shown above.

This formulation does contain a number of research-backed active ingredients.

Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 are both peptides, which is a class of compounds clinically shown to reduce wrinkles when applied topically.

Green tea is clinically shown to increase skin moisture content, as we documented in our review of Youth to the People.

Pueraria lobata may help protect skin from sun damage, according to a clinical trial published in the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Gold has "antioxidant and dermoprotective properties" according to a 2020 medical review.

This cream contains two inactive ingredients that may be questionable from a health perspective when used in combination.

Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative shown to be toxic to human cells in a 2020 clinical trial.

Ethylhexylglycerin is another synthetic preservative that's clinically shown to enhance the toxic effect of phenoxyethanol.

Overall, we consider VouPre Advanced Gold Eye Serum likely to reduce wrinkles, to have a hydrating effect and to protect skin from UV damage.

However, we don't currently recommend this product due to the inactive ingredients highlighted above.

Real People Try VouPre

A TikTok creator named Julez has a VouPre review that includes a side-by-side comparison (she only used the product on one half of her face as a test):

@mommarator #voupre #fyp #expensive #skincare #wrinklesbegone ♬ original sound - • Julez •

A TikTok creator named Abrielle Dobbs shows how she uses a variety of VouPre products in her evening skincare routine:

@abrielledobbs Evening skincare with VouPre products! 💤🌙 Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti created this incredible, luxury line of skincare products that are perfect for every skincare concern! 🤍 #voupre #skincare #nighttimeskincare ♬ Until I Found You (Sped Up) - Heaven When I Held You Again How Could We Ever Just Be Friends - Hiko

Ingredient Analysis — Rescue Solution

VouPre Anti-Aging Rescue Solution ingredients

The ingredients in VouPre Anti-Aging Rescue Solution are shown above.

Like the previous product, this one contains a variety of research-backed active ingredients.

Acetyl hexapeptide-8 is another topical peptide that may have an anti-wrinkle effect.

Avocado oil was shown in a 2008 clinical trial to be beneficial for dry skin.

Sweet almond oil is clinically shown to have an smoothing and rejuvenating effect on skin, as we documented in our CeraVe Eye Repair Cream reviews article.

Grape seed extract was shown to promote skin repair in a 2011 animal study.

Like the previous formulation, this cream contains the preservatives ethylhexylglycerin and phenoxyethanol, and we recommended in the previous Ingredient Analysis section why we consider these ingredients to be questionable from a health perspective. 

Where to Get the Best Price

VouPre is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the two products we analyzed, at the time of publishing this article:

Advanced Gold Eye Serum

Brand website: $600 (free shipping, link)

Anti-Aging Rescue Solution

Brand website: $1,300 (free shipping, link)

EveryMarket: $247.51 (free shipping, link)

While there are a variety of third-party retailers selling VouPre for cheaper prices, the brand's website appears to be the only official retailer of this product line.

Our Clean Skincare Picks

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

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

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.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM 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."

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top skin supplement.

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

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

Pros and Cons of VouPre

Here are the pros and cons of VouPre in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Potent formulations
  • Should reduce wrinkles
  • Should protect skin from environmental damage
  • Should moisturize skin
  • Better than average cosmetic brand
  • Free shipping from brand's website
  • Founded by dermatologist
  • Fragrance-free
  • Dye-free

Cons:

  • Highly expensive
  • Doesn't appear clinically tested
  • Unimpressive branding/packaging for price
  • Contains two questionable synthetic preservatives
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Conclusion

VouPre is the most expensive skincare line we've reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

From an efficacy perspective, this brand is worth the price. Both of the formulations we reviewed were packed with research-backed active ingredients that should support optimal skin health and aesthetic appearance.

From a safety perspective, we don't currently recommend either formulation due to the inclusion of two synthetic preservatives that may have harmful effects when used in combination.

We're also unimpressed by the branding and packaging of VouPre, especially given the high price point.

It's a good thing that this product line is formulated by a board-certified dermatologist, and if the brand removed the two preservatives, we'd consider recommending these formulations.