Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns your company?
Youthful Essentials is a privately owned corporation. We are a family oriented business with a handful of employees, based in Braselton, Georgia.
Do you adhere to a specific code of ethics?
Youthful Essentials does follow a specific code of ethics. Under the direction of our lab, our products are carefully researched on the effectiveness and efficiency before they are released in the marketplace. We select only the finest ingredients and the production is meticulously carried out under CGMP’s.
Our labeling and presentation are in compliance with all regulations. Our ingredients are selected for their ability to make a substantial difference in people’s lives and for their contribution to the process of anti-aging.
Does your company engage in any form of animal testing?
No, we do not conduct animal testing and we are careful to select suppliers that do not engage in any form of animal testing.
Do your products have full ingredient disclosure and are they listed in descending order?
Yes, we have full ingredient disclosure on our product line, and all ingredients are listed in compliance with labeling regulations.
What procedures or programs does your company use to ensure quality control in the manufacturing process?
We use USP-grade ingredients and keep Certificates of Analysis on file. All ingredients are tested for content prior to production. Formal CGMP’s apply throughout the manufacturing process. Records for each batch (as described in the CGMP’s) are kept on file. Each batch is tested to ensure quality standards have been met and lot samples are databased for cross-referencing.
Do you include appropriate consumer cautions and/or warnings on your product labels?
Yes, we include a general caution on product labels. A typical caution on our label is: “This product and these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.
What is Carnosine and what are the benefits of using it?
Carnosine is a combination of amino acids Beta-alanine and L-histidine. Human skin cells rapidly recover their youthful appearance and are rejuvenated with Carnosine. It helps prevent cross-linking of collagen fibers causing the characteristic of wrinkling and loss of elasticity. Carnosine maintains the skin’s immune defenses, which are suppressed by exposure to the sun’s UV rays. It also aids in wound healing when applied topically, as it accelerates cell division. Carnosine levels decrease with age, which causes cell division to decrease.
Where is Carnosine derived from?
Carnosine is found naturally in every living tissue cell found in the body. It is synthesized from protein and L-histidine.
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid and what are the benefits of using it?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is an anti-oxidant 400 times more powerful than both vitamin C & E. It is considered the universal anti-oxidant because it is both water and fat-soluble. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also an effective anti-inflammatory, which is significant in that inflammation of the skin causes aging.
Where is Alpha Lipoic Acid derived from?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is derived from potatoes. Alpha Lipoic Acid is found naturally in every living tissue cell in the body.
What is DMAE and what are the benefits of using it?
DMAE helps to improve skin tone and firmness. DMAE is found naturally in the body in small quantities. It is one of the few nutrients that research studies have shown to extend the life of cells. DMAE levels decrease dramatically with age. When applied topically, not only does it work within minutes of application, it continues to firm and tone the skin over time.
Where is DMAE derived from?
DMAE is derived from fish.
Why does my second bottle have a different color and why does it seem thicker?
Due to the natural makeup of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester, they react chemically together and may cause the product to change colors. The colors may range anywhere from golden brown to dark brown. This is a natural occurrence and the variance of color does not reduce the effectivness of the product. A drop of bottled or distilled water will help to thin the serum out if it does get too thick.
When will I see results?
On average, our customers see results within 2-3 weeks. Some people may see results within 1-2 days, and there are some customers who may take up to 5-6 weeks to see full benefits. It all depends on genetics and existing damage to the skin.
Why does my moisturizer congeal when I put it on over the Wrinkle Serum?
You must allow enough absorbtion time between the serum and moisturizer. Allow 15 minutes between applications of the serum and moisturizer. This should allow adequate time for maximum absorption of the Wrinkle Serum through all 3 layers of the skin.
Why should I use both the Wrinkle Serum and the Facial Moisturizer?
The serum is not a moisturizer and may cause some dryness to the skin. We have developed a Nutritional Facial Moisturizer as a complement to our Wrinkle Serum. Our moisturizer is a quality product that may be used alone. However when used in conjunction with the Wrinkle Serum the benefits you will receive from the key ingredients are maximized, therefore together they smooth and soften your skin throughout the day.
I have extremely sensitive skin, can I use the Wrinkle Serum?
Yes, all of our products are safe to use on any type of skin. Since the product is all-natural, it will not harm the skin. It is a non-toxic product and is safe to use around the eyes and eyelids, as well as on the lips.
What is the recommended usage?
We recommend using the product twice per day with our moisturizer. Massage onto the face and neck or merely on the problem areas. Follow up with our moistuizer.
Is this product safe to use when you are going to be in the sun? Should I use sunscreen?
There are ingredients in our products that can cause skin sensitivity when exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. Therefore, we recommend that you do not use the Youthful Essentials products during situations with prolonged sun exposure. However, if you use sunscreen as part of your normal daily regimen, apply the Wrinkle Serum first, followed by the sunscreen and then the Facial Moisturizer. Remember to allow proper drying time between applications.
Do any of the ingredients have exfoliating properties?
The Carnosine will exfoliate the pores and will help shrink them.
Why is there MSM in the products?
The MSM serves as a carrier. It transports the ingredients through the skin so they can be absorbed into all 3 layers of the skin.
How long has Youthful Essentials been in business?
Youthful Essentials has been in business since March of 2000. The Youthful Essentials product line was introduced in August of 2001. Our dedication to quality, as well as our product guarantee ensures 100% customer satisfaction.
Does your product include lot or batch numbers that are indelibly printed on the labels or product containers?
Yes, lot numbers are printed in indelible ink.
Do you use the term ‘natural’ in describing any of your products? If so, how do you support this term?
We are able to use the term ‘natural’ because we use natural compounds that are synthesized from ingredients. The compound is ‘bio-identical’ to the same molecule produced naturally.
What is your guarantee policy?
Youthful Essentials guarantees all products 100%.
If you purchased your order directly from youthfulessentials.com and are dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your item for a prompt refund or exchange within 30 days of purchase.