Wellbox comes to UK – Review

Wellbox, a new beauty device, has just been launched at Harrods. You can read what the manufacturers have to say about it on this link to the Wellbox website. I haven’t yet seen this in real life, so this is a bit of a tentative review. This is being knocked out at Harrods for just under a grand (i.e., £999). It claims to stimulate collagen and promote fluid exchange.

I am afraid I have no idea what fluid exchange means. If it does indeed stimulate collagen creation there’s a good chance it might have some beneficial effects. I have searched through their various websites and can’t find either any evidence that it stimulates collagen or any scientific evidence that supports the idea that it might work. There isn’t even any hint about the way it might work.

I am very sceptical about this product. I don’t know of any process that you can apply to the surface of the skin that would do what they are claiming – even a review of some testimonials would be something. But as they don’t offer up any support for it I suppose we have to accept that it might be doing something. And if it does work the hefty price tag looks quite cheap. It wouldn’t take the average beauty enthusiast long to get through £1,000 worth of skin products, so if you could dispense with them and use this machine instead it could be a good investment.

But until we hear some actual evidence, I suggest keeping your money in your pocket is probably the best strategy. (If anyone from the company making it is reading this I would be than happy to post any response to my skepticism.)

11 thoughts on “Wellbox comes to UK – Review

  1. Zarela Feeney

    I have read your article 7/7/08 and wonder if you received any feedback on Wellbox users. I am condering buying one and would like to hear what users have to say. thank you!

    Z

  2. Colin Post author

    Thanks for this Zarela. I have never had any feedback at all on this product apart from the manufacturers moaning that I wasn’t positive enough. When I wrote this I think only my mum was reading my blog, so it probably didn’t have much impact. I’ll do a tweet on the subject and see if anyone wants to make any comments.

  3. Colin Post author

    Hello Andrew, thanks for taking the trouble to respond and for being so straight forward about your affiliation. I was sent some stuff by the manufacturers when I first posted this. I am afraid I couldn’t understand it. But I don’t have to understand it for it to work. Do you plan to publish the details of the DermExpert Study in a peer reviewed journal?

  4. Andrew - CurrentBody.com

    Hello Colin, Apologies for the delayed response (I didn’t get an alert that you had responded to my comment). I have asked the manufacturer for more details on the DermExpert Study and will get back to you.

  5. terri houck

    Do not buy a Wellbox unless you thoroughly trust the company. I bought a Wellbox from Group Eighty Eight in Miami, Florida. Do not ever buy a Wellbox from them. There are basically 2 working segments of the Wellbox. First the suction, which was fine. The other is the vibrating segment. The vibrating part on my machine did not work properly so I sent it back. They fought shipment charges but I finally convinced them I should not pay shipping.
    The second one came and the same thing occurred. Again, I fought shipping charges for a 25 pound machine. The box cost $1500. When they refunded my money, they only refunded $1,270. I really don’t think that LPG has perfected the technological components as yet OR this company is trying to sell second hand Wellboxes! BEWARE!!!

  6. terri houck

    What I did find from the Wellbox in treating my thighs, which required no vibration was that they appeared more rippled that before I started the treatment. Don’t waste your money!!! That’s a lot of money to put into something that has not been perfected!

  7. terri houck

    I’ve heard that if you use a rebounder, which I did, go easy on dairy products, and drink pure cranberry juice, all will aid in diminishing the cellulite problem. Let me know if these things help. They say dairy is harder to digest than other foods so I’m investing in some digestive enzymes too.

  8. carol

    Hello, have you any views on the hand held led light machines for home use which are being advertised as effective in stimulating collagen and having anti-ageing benefits. Are they safe, particularly in the long term and do they work?Thankyou.

  9. Suzanne

    Hi Carol,

    I tried two of the hand-held light machines, one UV one and one infra-red one. The only difference it made to my face was that the infra-red one made my skin rather dry and sore, there were no beneficial effects from either machine.

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