EB5 face cream was invented by the Oregon based pharmacist Robert Helford in the 1950’s. He had already spent a number of years formulating the cream, and in the years to come he was constantly improving it. He was one of the first pharmacists to use Vitamin E and B5 in skin cream. The EB5 cream is now marketed as five creams in one, and the claimed benefits from this product include those of a wrinkle cream, a neck cream, firming cream, twenty four hour moisturizer and a makeup base.
EB5 cream is available in a number of department stores. It is also available for order online from the official EB5 website, where it is sold for the price of $20. Little other information is given about what to expect from this “miracle” EB5 cream, nor are usage instructions easy to find.
Fortunately, the manufacturers have given us an ingredient list. The ingredients in EB5 consist of Deionized water, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl acetate, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Oat Kernyl Flour, Panthenol, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmiatate, Cholecalciferol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine,Imidazolidinyl Urea, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. It looks to us that EB5 cream has a number of the same ingredients as some other face creams on the market.
- There is an official website for EB5.
- This product is very reasonably priced at $20 for a jar
- There is a customer service telephone number on the website
- There are no research trials posted that show the research and development process used to formulate this cream.
- EB5 contains parabens, which are a cheap type of preservative that has been shown to irritate users with sensitive skin.
- No free product trial is offered for EB5.
- No money-back guarantee is given if users are not satisfied with their results.
The Bottom Line
EB5 is the sort of cream that you can imagine your grandmother using. The marketing of the cream is not dynamic, and sales seem to have come about initially through word of mouth. There do not seem to have been any major research trials to show that this cream has any amazing effect on skin quality or wrinkles. Although there is no hard evidence to show that it is the miracle anti-aging cream we have all been waiting for, at least it is affordable. Still, we were not happy to see that EB5’s formula includes the use of paraben preservatives, which are found in many cheap products. Parabens have been linked to skin irritation and redness, especially in more sensitive users. Also, we saw no other ingredients in the EB5 list that we have not also seen in other creams. With all of the anti-wrinkle treatments that you’ve got to choose from, we would recommend picking something that does a bit more to distinguish itself from the pack.