The Distinction Company was begun by Leigh Valentine, a former Ms. Missouri and model, and a current beauty consultant and top executive in the health and beauty industry. Valentine has "traveled the world searching for state of the art treatments, delivery systems and ingredients used in leading spas". The result is the Distinction Company, offering a variety of skin care lines that are sold separately or in "kits" with a reduced price on the corresponding set of products. The Distinction Firmalift is sold by itself or in the Non-Surgical Face Lift Five Piece Kit, along with a mask powder, mask activator, Firmalift, skin renewal booster and a face lift brush.
The Distinction Firmalift product is available through the manufacturer's website and through other online retailers, including QVC. Valentine makes regular appearances on QVC to promote the Distinction product lines. The company website provides testimonials in the form of pictures, videos and text and offers a 30-day money back guarantee on their products. The website claims that you will see positive results from using the full Distinction Firmalift Non-Surgical Face Lift Kit in as little as 20 minutes, and that a dramatic change will take place in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in two to four weeks. We would caution a consumer against any claims of "instant" results with skin care products, since most of the high quality items on the market will take some time to show their full effectiveness.
The complete ingredient list for Distinction Firmalift is found on the company website, and it is a long one. We must wonder whether such a large mix of substances would actually reduce the effectiveness of the product overall. The product does contain both sodium hyalonurate (hyaluronic acid) and soluble collage, which are proven anti-aging ingredients. However, the company touts a special ingredient, elastisome as the magic formula in this product, which contains butylene glycol, hydrocotyl and coneflower. Hydrocotyl was chosen for its healing power, since it is a common ingredient in many formulas used to heal wounds, according to the Distinction Firmalift website. Coneflower is also known for its healing properties.
We are mainly impressed with the inclusion of hyaluronic acid and soluble collagen in the Distinction Firmalift formula, since these are both familiar ingredients with a proven track record in the battle against the aging process. However, we would like to see the addition of matrixyl 3000 or argireline as well, since these substances could actually boost the potency of the ingredients that are already included.
- Distinction Firmalift contains soluble collagen and hyaluronic acid
- The company website provides testimonials and a 30-day money back guarantee.
- There are many ingredients in the product including synthetics, which raises concern regarding how it effective it might truly be.
- The product is recommended for use with numerous others, which drives up the cost and complicates of the total skin care program.
- Additional ingredients that could improve potency, like argireline and matrixyl, are not present in the ingredient list.
The Bottom Line
The Distinction Firmalift product is reasonably priced and does contain proven anti-aging ingredients that may offer the desired result. With a 30-day, money back guarantee, Distinction Firmalift may be a product worth trying. However, we would like to see a lot more information about the product formula before we were really comfortable with Distinction Firmalift.