BioLogic Stem Cell Therapy by Lewis Feder: Is It a Scam?

"Stem Cell Therapy" Claims

BioLogic Solutions manufactures a "Stem Cell Therapy" anti-aging cream, with advertisements plastered on the web and frequently shown on T.V. The cream has many claims stating it will halt the aging process, including:

  • Increased production of skin cells by 57%
  • Reactivate skin stem cells
  • Increase area of new skin growth by 680%
  • Increase natural collagen production by 80%
  • Decrease wrinkle appearance by 56% in the first 30 days
  • Increase collagen synthesis by up to 84%

The main, novel claim of this cream is the reactivation of stem cells in the skin, and the product charges a high price for this approach: the first shipment is $49.99 with $5 shipping, and individuals are automatically enrolled into a program for future shipments. A professional by the name of Dr. Lewis M. Feder backs the product with claims that it will turn back the aging clock.

Collagen and Skin Elasticity

Collagen and Elastin give skin resiliency. These proteins are manufactured by healthy skin cells.
Collagen and Elastin give skin resiliency. These proteins are manufactured by healthy skin cells. | Source

Your Experience with Stem Cell Therapy

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Dissecting Biologic Stem Cell Therapy's Claims

Skin cells are constantly produced in the basal skin layer, and move up through the skin's layer. Once they reach the layer we are able to see, they die: the epidermis (outer skin layer) is a layer of dead skin cells acting as a mechanical barrier to the outside world. All skin (even in elderly adults) has a base layer which contains adult stem cells.

Claim 1: Increased Growth/Production of Skin Cells

Generally, skin care companies add "functional keratin" to products to achieve this claim. Unfortunately, they also hydrolyze the keratin, which makes it unusable to the skin cells. BioLogic has a rather mysterious ingredient list (see below), but it is likely the company adds a form of this ingredient to achieve this claim.

Claim 2: Reactivate Stem Cells

This seems to be the main selling point of the cream, which would be an amazing revolution: if it weren't so laughable. All adults have skin stem cells in the basal layer of the skin - there is no need to "reactivate" something that is already active.While stem cell activity does reduce somewhat with age, these cells are always active.

If the stem cells in the basal layer were inactive, an individual would have no skin as the dead, outer layer sloughed off. In fact, scientists have discovered a way to use adult skin stem cells as an alternative to embryonic stem cells. Don't fall for this one: you already have skin stem cells, and they are already active.

Claim 3: Increased collagen production

Many skin care creams have this claim, and include materials to temporarily improve the texture and perceived elasticity of skin. Obviously, no miracle "cure" has been found for aging skin, and this effect can be achieved from other products for a much lower price.

Claim 4: Decrease Wrinkle Appearance by 56% in the First 30 Days

By adding in a moisturizer, the product helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, the addition of tocopherols (a form of vitamin E, obtained from brown algae) will help reduce wrinkle appearance. Lotions with vitamin E can be obtained for a fraction of the Stem Cell Therapy price.

Brown Algae is a Main Ingredient in Stem Cell Therapy Cream

Brown algae, the source of two "Stem Cell Therapy" ingredients.
Brown algae, the source of two "Stem Cell Therapy" ingredients. | Source

Biologic Stem Cell Therapy: The Ingredient List

Only three "active" ingredients are listed on Biologic's "Stem Cell Therapy" product, and the company uses confusing terminology to prevent the user from identifying the true nature of the ingredients.

  • Phyko-AI-PF: This ingredient sounds very scientific. In fact, it is a carbohydrate: a long chain of sugar molecules. The prefix "phyco" comes from Greek, meaning "from seaweed." This is rather economical of the BioLogic Solutions company, since it is likely a by-product of the next ingredient.
  • Mitostime: Brown algae is a form of seaweed, and mitostime is an extract of the algae. Brown algae is listed as a "cure" for many ailments in alternative medicine: beware of any ingredient listed as a panacea.
  • Seractin: Billed as a "youth compound," this component has no listing in any chemical index or on Material Safety and Data Sheet indexes. For people looking for the fountain of youth, it is likely not found in the mysterious "seractin" ingredient.

The "Professional" Backer

Read the fine print: Dr. Lewis M. Feder is "remunerated" for commenting on the skin cell data. In other words, he is paid by the company to give a positive review: impartiality is not likely to occur. In fact, Dr. Feder has backed many face creams, including the StaTight cream, A retinoid therapy, and a product called Genesphere. This man makes his living by creating and hawking skin lotions: he is not an impartial scientific reviewer.

Better Wrinkle Solutions

Wrinkles can be treated with many proven therapies, such as carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, creams containing retinoic acid, or injections of hyaluronic acid.
Wrinkles can be treated with many proven therapies, such as carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, creams containing retinoic acid, or injections of hyaluronic acid. | Source

User Reviews

Users of the cream are certainly not happy with the results, or with the automatic enrollment into a program where more cream is shipped (and billed to your account) prior to the first 30 day supply running out.

One user states she used the product for three months and saw no improvement. Another commented the product was ordered (and paid for), but never arrived: calls to customer service have been fruitless. Yet another customer called to cancel an order, but was told she had to wait a full 72 hours before canceling, as the database would take that long to be "updated."

The TV Claims

Biologic Stem Cell Therapy: The Better Business Bureau Report

The Better Business Bureau gives Biologic Solutions a "C" rating on an A-F scale. There are currently 11 complaints filed against the company, and has insufficient background information on the business. Customer complaints indicate they were defrauded by charges for additional product they never ordered, and that free trial bottles were completely empty of product. In addition, contacting the company is extremely difficult.

Caveat Emptor

Biologic Solutions Stem Cell Therapy is a scam. The claims are not backed by peer-reviewed data, the ingredient list is vague, and the company has a history of sending empty bottles to customers. The automatic enrollment into an auto-refill program empties the pockets of unwitting customers, who cannot contact customer service to stop the shipment of the product. Waiting 72 hours for entry into the "database" further inhibits order cancellations.

The lowdown? Save a lot of money and go to a local drugstore: find a lotion with some vitamin E - it is cheaper and as effective as the Biologic Solutions "Stem Cell" therapy.

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Comments 42 comments

Beava 6 years ago

As a PR person and a skincare fanatic, I'm so thankful for this information. I received a letter in the mail today from this company and I'm so glad I found this article before they found my pocketbook. Thank you!

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leahlefler 6 years ago from Western New York Author

I have a background in biochemistry, so I was a tad annoyed when I saw the claims about "stem cell therapy" and the elusive ingredient components. Honestly, the same effect can be obtained from a much cheaper lotion containing vitamin E! Peer reviewed, scientific side-by-side studies haven't been done with this product (not required because it isn't covered by the FDA).

Arlene 5 years ago

This is nothing but a big scam. I'm surprised that Dr.

Fedders is involved in this. I tried to call their customer service line to cancel and it was impossible to talk to anyone because a recording says they are talking to someone else. I tried to email the email address they give you. Comcast tried 63.5 hours to get the email through but they couldn't. I tried to cancel the same day that I ordered because I realized I could not have money taken out of my credit card each month. My husband just passed away and I can't afford that.

They make it impossible to get through after you place your order. I called my credit card company and cancelled my old credit card that they have and they're sending me a new one with a new number.

I should have looked on the internet before I placed my order to see all the complaints because you cannot get in touch with them once you order. Unfortunately my order came today and I went to the post office and rturned it with a letter. I ordered a receipt and signature. If they don't credit my card I'm reporting them to the better business bureau, and the office of consumer complaints.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Arlene, I'm sorry they snagged your money - you're smart and have canceled the order with a request for a receipt and signature - the BBB has several complaints about this company. The only reason they rate a "C" is because they take corrective action for the people who complain - I feel so badly for the people who have money sucked out of their accounts due to the "automatic enrollment" trick they play.

linda 5 years ago

So glad I read this article before I ordered. Thanks so much..

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

I am glad it helped you make an informed decision - the automatic enrollment plan often surprises people when the high bill comes in the mail!

raquel 5 years ago

would like to know the name of these inexpensive products with vitamin E that disguise wrinkles. thank you for this article and the opportunity to hear the experience of other consumers of this product.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Hi Raquel - there are several lotions (such as Jergens) that offer a moisturizer with Vitamin E. A dermatologist (independent of any manufacturing firms) will be able to point you to a great product for your specific needs. Retinol is a common product (based on Vitamin A) that helps eliminate minor wrinkles and lines on the face (retinol does increase sun sensitivity, though). It seems that a lot of people get roped into the auto-enrollment plan for items advertised on TV - just a warning to be careful if you give them your credit card number!

JLee 5 years ago

Unfortunately I did not run an Internet search prior to ordering what I thought was a FREE sample of their product. I cannot tell you how irritated I was after being subjected to ten minutes of computer automated nonsense. I only kept holding because I thought eventually I would get a live person to ask what's up with the offer of a free sample, yet there isn't an option for a free sample. It's false advertising. I ultimately got a call from them trying to sell me some more "stuff" and at that point I asked for their customer service number, which is 1-866-434-6600. You will reach a live person who will refer you to their billing department for just about every question you might have. You will then wait on hold for about 10 minutes before you get another live person. I made them confirm and send me an email confirmation that I am not signed up for any type of auto enrollment. I also had them remove me from and and all mailing lists, which they said would take up to 90 days to cease. I haven't recv'd any mail yet, but based on everything I've read they're wasting trees at an all time rate! Thank you to all of you for posting your complaints. It has helped me get a jump on preventing what might be coming! I told the customer service person that I was reporting them for false advertising. The commercial states to call for a limited time supply of a free sample. You only get a FREE one if you BUY one. Don't be fooled.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

JLee, I am so sorry this happened to you! Companies with this type of business practice ought to be ashamed: they earn money through trickery and false advertising rather than by producing a quality product. I hope you get your money back, and that you are successfully removed from their mailing lists.

Jenni 5 years ago

Thanks so much for the information.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Hi Jenni - I hope it was helpful to you. A lot of people have been ripped off or placed into an auto-enrollment program that continually charges their credit cards!

Dr Parke 5 years ago

As a physician with extensive knowledge of stem cells, I was intrigued by the concept but instintively felt this was a gimmick or scam. Thank you for your balanced and informative review along with comments from frustrated users. The fine print under their examples reads "Changes like these dramatized results can occur within 4-6 weeks." Clearly the large print leaves one with the impression that the pictures are actual results. However- these are just "dramatized" or touched up to say what CAN (or more likely can NOT) happen. This is a not so obvious attempt to decieve and mislead readers. Thank you for clearing the air.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Thank you, Dr. Parke. The claims on the television commercial were a bit grandiose, particularly for a product which is sold over-the-counter. My "suspicion meter" is rather high for highly priced products with 'secret' ingredients. There are quite a few people who have had difficulty with the auto-enrollment program. Once they have a credit card number, the customer will have a hard time recovering money from product they never intended to buy on a continual basis.

Michelle 5 years ago

You guys are awesome! Thanks you so much for putting this information on line for consumers to see. This type of information saves people so much money. These companies prey on innocent people and its pathetic. Thank you for being the filter between us and them.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Thanks, Michelle. I once got sucked into an auto-enrollment feature (with a different product) and it was a nightmare getting off their auto-payment list. I have a background in biochemistry and was rather irritated by the grandiose claims in the TV ads - and then looked up the company and found the low rating by the Better Business Bureau. Too many people get ripped off by this sort of thing!

Vicki 5 years ago

I saw the same ad claiming a 'free' sample but wanted to check it out online first. Glad I did. I cannot stand these companies that auto-enroll you and make it nearly impossible to cancel once you're in their system. Proactive is another one that does this and I got suckered into that one in hopes of helping my teenage daughter. BTW Proactive doesn't work either. Thanks for the posts everyone, I will definitely not buy into this scam!

Vicki 5 years ago

Another clue to me on this was the Dr. himself--looks like he's had way too much plastic surgery imo

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Vicki, I'm glad you looked before you leaped! The doctor who supports this product makes money from each sale - he has championed several other skin creams in the past (and made money from all of them). Proactive is the one I got suckered into - I was put onto their auto-enrollment program and it was a pain to get out of it. So many of these products are over-hyped with little actual gain. They pay celebrities and unscrupulous doctors to hawk their product, and people tend to believe the statements from these people. Since these items are "supplements," they're generally not regulated by the FDA.

fb 5 years ago

so glad i found this information before i wasted more money on skin products~ thank you!!!

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

I'm glad it helped, fb. The stem cell therapy certainly won't "hurt" anything, but it probably won't do much more than a standard moisturizer. And the auto-enrollment program is a nasty way to snag people's money before they realize what is going on!

rjb 5 years ago

Major Rip off. Orderd the bogofree offer and not 2 jars but THREE arrived. And with an additional FORTY BUCKS charged to my cc. Then you call the "customer service" at 866-434-6600 and they tell you you must call 877-329-4653, press 3, then 4, then you will get to billing and supposedly they will tell you how to return it. I am currently on hold for that, and have been for over 1/2 hour now. Keeps saying "I'm sorry, all stations are currently busy". Hmm- MAYBE IT's b/c NO ONE wants to be scammed and we are ALL waiting on hold! I HATE THIS COMPANY- RUN AWAY- FAR AND FAST!!! RUN AWAY

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

rjb, I am SO sorry they took your money! They have a poor rating with the Better Business Bureau, and the only reason they have managed to maintain a "C" rating is by resolving the official complaints lodged through the BBB. Most people simply get ripped off by the auto-enrollment and MANY people have complained that it is impossible to get through to the company to get off the auto-payment list. I hope you manage to get your money back, and thanks for sharing your story so that other people realize the truth about this company and product!

Sam 5 years ago

I was thinking seriously to buy this product. As I was searching through the Internet, I realize that most of the reviews are very biased as if the review was done indirectly by the company itself. I found this article very impartial and quite informative. Thank you very much. you saved my time, money and energy.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

I'm glad it helped, Sam - particularly BEFORE they got your credit card number! The vast majority of the product reviews are done by paid sponsors or affiliates of the company, so they are rather biased.

Caralynt 5 years ago

The product does help with defoliating the dead skin cells and after a few days I could see the differnce. However, after 35 days I noticed more wrinkles in the middle of the cheeks and switched back to my other rather expensive creme. I believe there is no inexpensive way to prevent wrinkles. I am 70 and appear 60.

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leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York Author

Caralynt, the majority of the expensive face creams contain vitamin E, retinoids, and often have salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and remove fine lines. The ingredient list is usually fairly similar among the face creams - the key is moisturizing. Wrinkles also have an environmental and genetic component - some people simply have less elastic skin, and those living in harsh environments are going to have more skin damage as they age. People who have paralyzed facial muscles do not develop wrinkles - this was an observation that led to the use of Botox in the beauty industry (the toxin temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, causing wrinkles to disappear for the length of the muscle paralysis).

Era Morris-Bowden 4 years ago

WOW!!! You'll NEVER know how grateful I am to you. Reading this article more than qualfies my infrequent use of my computer. But I made an effort to find out what was being said about this product. THANKS FOR SETTING ME SRAIGHT!!! You are indeed AWESOME and you shoot straght to the point...a complete and competent review...everything I needed know!!! THANKS MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY AND BLESSINGS TO YOU.

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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

Thank you, Era - I believe people should have access to all of the information about a product prior to the company taking their money. The credit goes to you, for researching this "stem cell" lotion before handing over your credit card information: kudos to you!

Judy Weismonger 4 years ago

I too got hooked into this kind of scam, whereby instead of just being charged for one month at $32.95, which I was also not aware that I would be repeatedly charged, I was charged for 10 months in one month. Yes, I did get most of my money back after going to the bank and screaming and yelling for about 4 hours, but it was a hassel. Do NOT buy from this kind of garbage.

Now what works, as I am a researcher is "Renova" brand, a retin-A, retinoid typid of cream, that can be bought for about $65 from Walgreens with a doctors prescription. This tube will last you about 4 montys and its worth it.

Also, buy Hyaluronic Acid in a cream form that does in fact, repair your telomeres, and rejuvenate and keep you from aging. This can be bought on Ebay or from for a cheap price. Also, take lots of Omega 3 fatty acids, CLA, and eat a high protein diet. Do not smoke, drink, use drugs, be in smoky rooms, keep out of the sun and stay away from sugar. Sugar or any carbohydrates that turn into sugar just kills your cells. Other good supplements for good skin care is two anti oxidents, the best is Pycnogenol found in Pine Bark, and Alpha-Limpoic Acid, and of course, 5000 mg of Vitamin C a day. Pycnogenol is also great for enhanced blood flow and cures people with chronic cold hands and feet. I learned this from a pharmacist whose mother was suffering from diabetic neuropathy, and indeed it works.

Also inherit good genes. But know that you can fix yourself if you do your research. Doctors don't know squat as they are in the business of prescribing medicine and don't function from the point of view of prevention and repair, but sickness. They don't make any money if you are well.

I'm 67 and have been doing this regimine for about 40 years, ever since I learned about free radicals. Also I look a good, healthy 42-45 and do not have many wrinkles or sagging skin to speak of. Good luck...and enjoy.

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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

The retinoid creams work very well - and they are much less expensive over the long term than the TV-based scams! You have extremely great advice, Judy: protect your skin and health to prevent damage in the first place, and use trusted, effective skin creams like Renova to help repair minor wrinkles. Thank you for your comment!

Amy L. 4 years ago

Well, look like Dr Feder is a professional full time scam artist. I had a misfortune of becoming his patient for a Botox treatment. After I saw no results from such an always guaranteed to work procedure, I decided to use google and found out that there are many reviews of other people who, just like myself, were injected by Dr Feder with something that he sold as Botox, which had no effect of Botox at all.

I'm not even going into the overall creepy look and manner of Dr Feder and the really unpleasant, unprofessional atmosphere in his office and unusual bruising I had on my face after the procedure. That all doesn't really matter, considering the Botox injections were fake.

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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

Oh, Amy - what an awful experience! I can't imagine - I have never had a personal interaction with Dr. Feder, but the claims made on the TV advertisements for this cream are a bit outlandish. The cream may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles as any (less expensive) lotion would, but the claims of "stem cell" reactivation is just bogus. The auto-enrollment feature catches many people unaware and they end up with a huge, unexpected bill.

I am so sorry you went through a treatment that didn't work, Amy- and likely paid a pretty penny for it, too. I hope the bruising in your face has gotten better and that you are OK after going through all of that!

Charlotte 4 years ago

I ordered 1 oz Stem Cell Therapy by Biologic for $29.99 from QCI Direct out of Rochester NY...don't have the discipline to commit, but put it in my husband's bathroom, he has used it and has noticed quite a difference. Can barely get him to apply sunscreen, but I will reorder. May be the only one in the comment section that has something positive to share!

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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

I'm glad it is working for your husband, Charlotte. I would be careful about auto-enrollment programs, but it appears that you have managed to successfully order a single order without getting placed on their auto-enrollment plan. The most effective remedies for wrinkles have been studied in double-blind clinical trials, such as products containing retinoic acid. Many of these can be obtained for less cost than the Stem Cell Therapy cream, and do not have false label claims to bolster sales. That being said, the Stem Cell Therapy cream will work as any other lotion containing vitamin E and collagen, as these are the main ingredients in the cream.

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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York Author

I am glad you are happy with the cream and the purchase decision, Arlene. While the cream does work, the cost is exorbitant and the ingredients may be found in other, lower cost creams. For the price, I would personally go with a proven therapy like a retinoid cream. How did you feel about the auto-enrollment program?

Levi 3 years ago

If you want to soften wrinkles get Rose Hip Oil or even better Pine Nut oil both cold pressed only. Works a treat

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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York Author

I'll have to try those, Levi! They are certainly less expensive than the Stem Cell Therapy, in any case!

bio 3 years ago

Google the doctor - he is a major scam artist

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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York Author

Very true, bio - one simply has to look up the BBB ratings for his companies!

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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York Author

Thank you, Samita.

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