Questions Raised About ‘Real Science’ Behind Age-Defying Skin Cream

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — It’s the latest craze in beauty products: A skin cream they say can make you look younger in a matter of weeks. The miracle ingredient…a poisonous plant extract. So where’s the proof that it works, or that it’s even safe?

Nerium AD has been featured on the television program “The View” and in beauty magazines and dozens of rave reviews online.

Kristy Parcels signed on to sell it. “They said I could probably make enough to quit my day job,” she said.

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But what really sold her – the before and after pictures on the company’s website. “It was just amazing,” she said. But after a month instead of younger looking skin both she and her daughter developed a rash.

“I was thinking gosh I am using this stuff on my face? Oleander plant is toxic,” she said.

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