This is a review of a product called Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Age-Defying Serum. This product claims to rejuvenate and nourish skin, leaving it more youthful by decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product claims to hydrate tired skin but is it the best day serum on the market? For the answer and more, read this in-depth review.
- Purified Bee Venom (PBV)
- Manuka Honey from New Zealand
- Royal Jelly
- Propolis – Ideal for tired looking skin
This product contains Purified Bee Venom, a patented ingredient said to increase the skin’s elasticity by promoting collagen synthesis. Royal Jelly is also said to stimulate the production of substances such as collagen and elastin, supporting more firmer-looking skin. Manuka Honey is also included in this formula which is known to moisturize and smoothen skin, leaving it more supple. Finally, there is Propolis; a balancing and soothing anti-inflammatory said to liven up tired skin. However, this product is missing key supportive ingredients such as Willow bark (which promotes the shedding of dead skin cells and clears pores) or Electric Daisy Flower (which supports the anti-aging process by reducing the appearance of wrinkles). The lack of these ingredients, as well as other patented ingredients, may inhibit the product’s ability to provide long-term cell repair and reverse the signs of aging as well as competing brands. Furthermore, there appears to be no GMP certification to ensure market-standard practices were used during production.
The manufacturer does not offer very clear instructions on how to use this product. After cleansing skin, simply apply the product and leave it until it is completely absorbed before applying day or night cream. We are uncertain how much product should be used per application. The concentration of the active ingredients is also missing, therefore we cannot say if this product is accurately dosed or not.
Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Age-Defying Serum can be purchased directly from the manufacturer’s website. A 30ml unit retails at $44.95 and there is no indication of additional discounts or package offers available at the time of writing this review. This suggests that the extended use of this product may become costly, especially since it is unclear how long 1 bottle would last.
Manuka Doctor offers extremely vague information pertaining to their returns policy. All they say is that they will consider the circumstances of a return before making payment. Customers who have no idea the time frame or extent of product use applicable will have to fill out a contact form and await a response before knowing if they can receive a refund or not. This is way below the market standard of customer support. Furthermore, there appear to be limited customer reviews available to serve as a legitimate testimonial for this product.
Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Age-Defying Serum Review – Conclusion
This product contains many beneficial ingredients known to support anti-aging efforts. However, the lack of patented ingredients, as well as additional supportive ingredients, likely prevent this product from being as effective as leading brands on the market. While the price is relatively affordable, the poor directions prevent us from knowing how long 1 bottle would last and the lack of bulk offers deters sustained use. The guarantee is vague and, combined with the lack of customer testimonial, is a concern. In saying so, we do not recommend Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Age-Defying Serum as the best anti-wrinkle day serum on the market.