The Elizabeth Grant company has been around for 50 years. Elizabeth Grant, the woman, started the company in England in 1958 after she had discovered her “miracle blend”, Torricelumn, a decade before. Although Elizabeth Grant has never disclosed the ingredients in Torricelumn, she claims that it healed wounds she received in World War II. The Elizabeth Grant company is now headquartered in Canada and the Elizabeth Grant products are available through select retail outlets and on The Shopping Channel.
Elizabeth Grant offers a full line of face and body products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and sun care products. There are at least two dozen products in the Anti-Aging category alone. Simply, the number of products may confuse consumers. Many of the best anti-wrinkle developers offer a single effective product instead of cranking out a multitude of different formulations.
All of the Elizabeth Grant products are available for purchase on the website. There is very little information provided for each product and no full ingredient list. In many cases, the active ingredients are not listed, although the patented Torricelumn appears to be a common ingredient throughout the product line. There is no indication on the website of a money-back guarantee from this product manufacturer. There also does not appear to be product samples available, although you may be able to get them from the retail outlets that carry Elizabeth Grant.
None of the Elizabeth Grant products on the official website offer a full ingredient list, making it almost impossible to assess the claims of the products, whether it is to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, or reverse sun damage. The patented ingredient Torricelumn has been a secret for sixty years, and Elizabeth Grant provides no apparent clinical studies showing its effectiveness. In the past sixty years, there have been many major innovations and breakthroughs in anti-wrinkle and anti-aging technology. The best anti-wrinkle products contain collagen, or peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline, which have been proven to reduce wrinkles and help regenerate the body’s own collagen. There is no indication that the Elizabeth Grant products contain these ingredients.
These products pose a dilemma for those with skin allergies or sensitivities. There is no way to assess whether the Elizabeth Grant products contain synthetic colors, fragrances, or “fillers”. These are often the culprits when it comes to inducing allergic skin reactions. Those who do have sensitivities should exercise caution and review a full ingredient list before you use these products.
- Well-established company.
- Easy to purchase products from the internet or from retail stores.
- Main active ingredient’s formulation is a secret.
- Not labeled non-allergenic.
- No full ingredient list available.
- May not contain proven effective ingredients.
The Bottom Line
With the thousands of products on the market targeted at reducing wrinkles and firming skin, it is very difficult to recommend a line for which full disclosure of ingredients is not made. The best skin care companies produce one or only a few carefully thought out products, list and explain all of the ingredients, stand behind their products with a money-back guarantee, and, most importantly, use the best and most effective ingredients possible. You may wish to seek out a skin care product that provides more information and has better customer service policies before committing to Elizabeth Grant.