Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service and Returns

What is your return policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase of our stem cell skin care products.  However, if you are unhappy with your purchase, we will promptly issue a full refund or exchange an unsatisfactory product for another one.  We ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Products must have been purchased directly from www.lifelineskincare.com. We cannot accept returns of products purchased from other professional outlets.
  • Please contact our offices within 30 days (unless otherwise stated in a specific promotion) of the date the product was purchased.
  • Request a Return Authorization by calling 1-877-764-9707 or emailing customercare@lifelineskincare.com
  • If requested, mail your return using a trackable shipping method to the address provided by the customer service representative. Include the packing slip or other proof of purchase.
  • Refunds will be issued to the same credit card that was used to make the original purchase and will usually be issued within 30 business days of receiving and processing your return.  The transaction should appear on your statement within two billing periods. Sorry, but we do not reimburse shipping charges for products sent outside the US.

What are the shipping costs?

We provide free shipping on qualifying orders of $75 or more (U.S. only, after discount and pior to sales tax). Packages are sent via FedEx Ground.

Expedited shipping options include:

  • Domestic FedEx Next Business Day $19.95
  • Domestic UPS Second Business Day $9.95

Do you ship overseas?

Yes. We ship via USPS Priority Mail to various countries outside the USA.  You may also be assessed local duties and taxes.

International shipping options include:

  • Canada FedEx Ground 5 Business Days $34.95
  • Canada USPS 5-7 Business Days $14.95
  • All other Countries USPS Priority Intl. 6-10 Business Days $19.95
  • All other Countries FedEx Intl. Priority 1-3 Business Days $44.95

How long will it take to receive my order?

Orders are typically shipped the same day or the next working day after the order is received.

Transit time on US orders is 7-10 working days. International orders typically take 1 to 3 weeks for delivery; however, this varies depending on the destination, customs, etc.

Auto-Delivery Options

How does the Auto-Delivery service work?

Sign up for our Auto-Delivery Service when you place your order for our anti aging stem cell serums, and you’ll get:

  • 10% discount price guaranteed on the initial and all automatic reorders.
  • Free ground shipping on both the original and automatic reorders.
  • Convenient billing to your credit card.
  • Your item is reserved and in-stock when you need it.

How do I edit or cancel my Auto-Delivery service?

If you would like to change the frequency of delivery, change the next shipment date, change your shipping address, update your payment information or cancel, please contact customercare@lifelineskincare.com or call 1-877-764-9707.  Returning your order will not automatically cancel future shipments.

When will I be charged for orders?

Orders will be billed to your credit or debit card on the day it ships. You may cancel any order up to 24 hours before the next replenishment date.

How will I know when my Auto-Delivery has shipped?

If you have provided us with an e-mail address, we will send you a shipping confirmation notice with your tracking information.

May I add additional products to an existing Auto-delivery account?

Absolutely! Please call us at 1-877-764-9707 and we will be happy to assist you with any anti aging stem cell serums.

How do I reach Customer Service?

Call 1-877-764-9707, 9 am- 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.

How do I reset my password?

Use the MY ACCOUNT link at the very top of the web page and click on the “Need a password?” link in the middle of the page.

Stem Cells

Where did the idea of creating a skin care product using stem cell science come from?

As a stem cell research company, we discovered a new class of "pluripotent" human stem cells ("pluripotent" stem cells can become any cell type in the body). We are using our discoveries and patented technologies to treat a number of incurable diseases such as liver disease, Parkinson’s, blindness and diabetes.  During the course of our research for using stem cells to treat regenerative diseases, we discovered the value of stem cell extracts to treat skin aging.  And Lifeline stem cell skin care was born.

What is revolutionary about Lifeline’s stem cell technology?

We use non-embryonic human stem cells as a source for our stem cell extract.  The stem cells are derived without destroying an embryo. They are the only class of stem cells like this -- derived ethically.

We encapsulate the proteins (peptides, amino acids and enzymes) extracted from these stem cells in a unique way:

1. We use "nanotechnology" -- a way of encapsulating the proteins microscopically, to help them be absorbed through the skin.  Many other products have molecules too large to be absorbed, and the product just lays on top of the skin.  Lifeline stem cell skin care has been designed to reach the middle layer of skin where collagen and elastin are created.  

2. Because we want the stem cell proteins to remain stable -- and not to be released until after they're absorbed by the skin -- we actually encapsulate them in an oily 2-layer sphere.   

What is the source of the stem cells?

The stem cells are derived from unfertilized human oocytes (eggs) which are donated to International Stem Cell Corporation from In Vitro Fertilization labs and clinics, such as Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.

What does this stem cell science imply for beauty care and aging skin?

We believe, and we have the results to prove it, that this extract can improve skin firmness and elasticity, thickness, skin tone and brightness.  Fine lines and wrinkles also diminish over time, but the #1 thing we hear from our customers is that their skin looks and feels brighter, more luminous and healthy.

How does the effectiveness of Lifeline compare with products that are based on adult stem cells?

The Lifeline extract is uniquely derived from  human non-embryonic stem cells, which are much more potent than adult stem cells.  As we age, our stem cells lose their potency.  Because these human stem cells are more potent, they are more effective.

What is the difference between Lifeline and skin creams based on plant stem cells?

Lifeline Skin Care features concentrated peptides, amino acids, and enzymes from human non-embryonic stem cells.  The stem cells are not synthetic, and they’re not derived from apples, melons, or any other plant-based material.  Lifeline uniquely uses the same human stem cells that are active early in life to create new, young skin.  These stem cell extracts help replace aged, damaged skin cells with new, healthy skin cells.  We haven’t seen clinical studies to support or prove that human skin responds or relates to plant stem cells.

How do peptides help repair damaged skin cells?

Collagen and elastin are the peptides that play the most important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, differentiation and renewal of damaged skin. As more collagen and elastin are produced, they cause more new skin cells to be produced.

Lifeline Skin Care has been shown in clinical studies to have a positive effect on collagen and elastin.  In a laboratory study, Lifeline stem cell extracts: 

  • Boosted elastin by 46%
  • Increased collagen A1 by 42% and collagen A2 by 55%

What is the future of stem cells for 10, 20 or 50 years from now?  What is around the corner now?

Just around the corner are more “autologous” treatments, where the cells used to treat an individual are taken from the same individual.  This is expensive and unscalable, but avoids the cells being rejected by the immune system.

Non-embryonic human stem cells avoid the immune rejection problem completely by a unique genetic idiosyncrasy related to the fact they are all female. Our parent company, International Stem Cell Corporation, believes this will give non-embryonic stem cell-based therapies a huge advantage, but it will take at least 5-10 years to commercialize. 

About Lifeline Products, Ingredients and Testing

Do you offer free samples of Lifeline anti aging products?

We offer free samples of Lifeline Stem Cell Skin Care.  If you would like to receive a sample, send an email to customercare@lifelineskincare.com, giving us your name and mailing address.

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Do the products have to be refrigerated?

No.  The active ingredients in the creams have been stabilized to preserve their potency.  Further, the creams are packaged in airless packaging to protect the creams from oxidation.

Lifeline products are called cosmeceuticals. Do these products need/have FDA approval?

While the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act does not recognize the term "cosmeceutical," the skin care industry uses this word to refer to cosmetic products that have drug-like benefits.

The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines drugs as those products that cure, treat, mitigate or prevent disease or that affect the structure or function of the human body. While drugs are subject to an intensive review and approval process by FDA, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals are not governed by the FDA prior to sale.

Are your products tested on animals?

Lifeline Skin Care does not, and never will, test on animals.

Do your products contain parabens?

Lifeline products are paraben-free.

Are your products fragranced?

The products do not contain any artificial or added fragrance.

Are the products gluten-free?

We have confirmed that none of the ingredients were derived from gluten.

What’s the difference between the Daily Defense and Recovery Night stem cell serums?

Night time anti aging products are designed to activate and stimulate your skin, while day time products calm and protect your skin. Our Recovery Night Moisture Serum has active stem cell extracts to renew and rejuvenate skin cells. Our Daily Defense Complex also has stem cell extracts in a moisturizing base.

Are the products organic?  

Although there are a number of naturally derived ingredients in the anti aging serums, this is not true for all of the ingredients.

How long do these anti aging products last?

There are 120 pumps in both our Daily Defense and Recovery Night Serums.  If you are applying 3 pumps per day, one bottle will last 40 days.   We recommend using our products within 1 year after opening.

Why doesn’t Lifeline make a full range of products — cleansers, toners, moisturizers and sunscreens?

We prefer to concentrate our research and efforts on developing only best-in-class anti aging products.  Rinse-off products have limited ability to repair or rejuvenate the skin. 

Usage

Where should I begin?  If I can buy only one Lifeline anti aging product, what would you recommend?

Speak with one of our trained Skin Care Specialists at 1-877-764-9707.  They’re available between 9 am – 5 pm PST, Monday-Friday.

I use a prescription strength Retin A cream that makes my face dry and irritated. Is it OK for me to use Lifeline products in conjunction with it?

Yes, Lifeline anti aging products will help soothe and repair irritated skin without diminishing the effectiveness of the Retin A.

I want to integrate Lifeline with other products that I am using. What is the correct application order?

As a general rule, it is best to apply products in order from thinnest (lotions) to thickest (creams) .

Are the anti aging stem cell serums suitable for all skin types?

Yes, these serums are suitable for all skin types.

Ideally, when should I start using anti-aging products?

It is always better to start using an anti-aging treatment like Lifeline before any visible signs of aging appear, because prevention is always easier than cure.  The aging process becomes apparent at about age 30 — when cellular activity slows, and your skin begins producing less collagen and elastin. 

What if I get an adverse or allergic skin reaction to the cream?

Discontinue use and consult your dermatologist.

Should I use a toner?  I understand that toners help balance pH levels.

Using a decent toner ensures that all chemicals and residues of dirt and cosmetics are completely removed from your face. Water-based cleansers alone sometimes are not sufficient at this task. 

Are Lifeline products suitable for acne?

Yes, the products are non-comedogenic and will not complicate acne or acne-prone skin.  In fact, many people have reported that using our products reduces scarring.

Can someone with sunspots on their bald head use Lifeline stem cell skin care products?

Yes.  The stem cell creams seem to be particularly helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation.  Remember to use the Day serum with SPF on exposed skin during the day.  For prolonged or intense UV exposure, apply and re-apply a sunscreen of SPF30 or above throughout the day.

I use topical products for actinic keratoses or other pre-cancerous lesions.  Would there be any problems when used in combination with Lifeline’s products?

If you are using prescription products for the treatment of skin conditions, consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. 

Are Lifeline anti aging products safe to use during pregnancy?

There are no contraindications to using our products during pregnancy or while lactating; however, it is always best to consult with your doctor.  He/she may want to review the product ingredients which are listed on the packaging.

Results

How long before I see results from Lifeline anti aging products?

Results are visible within minutes. Over time, as your cells begin to renew, the results become even more dramatic. Generally, peak improvement is reached after 6-8 weeks (or two complete cellular renewal cycles) of continuous use.

Formulation and Manufacturing

Where are Lifeline stem cell skin care products manufactured?

California, USA.