Shark Tank Skin Care Scam

Various products use the same ad copy. Some of the products include Skin Fresh MD, Suisse, Luxure, Lumidair, Yuva Forever, Dermafixa and others. There are literally hundreds of sights, using the same – or similar – ad copy touting the various products as “the greatest step forward in skin care history.” They use a photo – like the one above – stating sisters “Anna and Samantha Martin won over the Shark Tank panel.”

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About Rob Merlino

Entrepreneur, auteur, raconteur. Rob Merlino is a blogger and writer who enjoys the Shark Tank TV show and Hot Dogs. A father of five who freelances in a variety of publications, Rob has a stable of websites including Shark Tank Blog, Hot Dog Stories, Rob Merlino.com and more.

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  1. They claim there was something in the small print that give them the right to charge you the full price. The product doesn’t work any better than anything else on the market. I was ripped off for $170. I’ll never buy any Shark Tank product again or watch the show

    • Well don’t blame Shark Tank. These unscrupulous scammers are using a fake Shark Tank “winner” as the hook to suck you in. It is a scam and not affiliated with the show in any way. Any products listed on this site were on the show.

    • When something blows up as much as this product did, people are going to be fast to jump on and try to ride the rollercoaster upwards. This is the same thing we are seeing with cryptocurrencies right now. This isn’t representative of Shark Tank, the investors or the entrepreneurs!

      • Sandra Armbrust says

        Be aware they are hijacking sites using their logos like Macy’s. I thought I was buying a product from Macy’s and it turned out to be one of those products from this scam that has tons of different names but same scam. It’s hell to get refund and to get them to stop. Everyone should call on the Attorney General and report them.

        • I found one on facebook tried to write all my information, but all of a suddedn, I stopped doing it. All of a sudden my fone gets nang of call that starts at 888. The first that the agent will say ” Ma’am u tried to order but never went through. Is your card no.ending in ### iPls confirm, so i hung up the fone.

          So i know it was a scam.

    • Terry wells. says

      Yes. At the bottom of their advertisement it says “terms”. Click on that and they pop up.

    • I was TOTALLY SCAMMED. I “bought” the “Skincare” that two Sisters supposedly got Shark Tanks backing for. The name of the products has changed three times!! I couldn’t get through to Customer Service to try and stop my “additional” orders. Too bad for me I called 2 days over the 14 day cancellation. When the product arrived I got 1/2 production a full jar. The same goes for the eye serum!! I thought I would try it to use for myself and my customers.

      I don’t like the product at all. Today after calling several numbers attached to the total of almost$300 worth of product from my bank account (all numbers were busy!!!). I finally called the original number I used to try the product.

      I spoke to a gentleman who was sticking to the “Ma’am you called 2 days after the 14 day time limit to cancel!” I asked if he would work with me and refund me half of the $300 they charged me, especially since they only sent me a jar of the face product and NOT the eye product they charged me for!! He was sticking hard and strong to that “14 Day agreement”! I asked to speak to a manager or someone higher up. He explained to me that everyone there is at “Management Level”. Frustrated, I said forget it! This is total scam!!”

      I really hope Shark Tank is not involved in these deceitful business practices. I want my damn money back!! Here are the names they have used for this product:
      Luster
      Lumina Beauty Supp (My guess the last one is supplies)
      VSDMCLC+HealthySkin
      I finally got through on the initial phone number:
      1 (888) 503-6457

      • Dear God! Shark Tank has nothing to do with this crap! The scammers simply use the name and photos of people who were on the show to sell their garbage products. How hard is that to see? Why would anyone think Shark Tank has anything to do with this? That makes no sense. IF YOU BUY PRODUCTS THAT CLAIM THEY DO MIRACLES YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR BEING SCAMMED. Do your research read everything. But don’t come online and start saying bad things about Shark Tank. It is the same scam that Dr. Oz goes through. These criminals use his likeness to sell their products. Dr. Oz does not endorse anything. JUST CANCEL YOUR CREDIT CARD AND DO A CHARGE BACK. THAT IS HOW YOU FIGHT THE SCAMMERS! CHARGE BACKS COST SCAMMERS AT LEAST $35 TO $40 FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE! THAT IS MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS! DON’T BOTHER CALLING FOR A REFUND, JUST CHARGE IT BACK THROUGH YOUR BANK. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FIGHT THEM.

    • I was also scammed. You are forced to order the eye cream which I didn’t want and have 2 weeks from time of order to cancel. The stuff arrives 5-6 days after you order so you don’t have 2 weeks to try it. Then you’re charged full price for the junk – $88.98 for the face cream and $89.95 for the eye cream.
      There is no company name on any of the papers with the order and when I called they won’t take a return! Beware !!!!!

    • Constance Mary Mumper says

      I need information how to stop this recurring skin products. I can’t find any info to cancel thisproduct . Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Rosemary Cannon says

    I almost fell for these two sisters scam on Omega Fit weight loss supplement. Then i noticed in their ad they show before photos of Melissa McCarthy and Kelley Osborne. Glad I did research & discovered your blog. They need to be sued. They are obviously using Shark Tank & celebrities to scam the public, I love Shark Tank, hate seeing your name associated with these sisters. You should call them out on T.V.

    • Shark tank members, although claiming they have nothing to do with it could actually sue the company who you are claiming false advertising. It would NOT surprise me a bit if the the shark tank owners aren’t making somebody sort of kick back, commissions in some way. I’m not buying the scam on either end!!!! If shark tank members could sue they would they’re making commissions from This so called false advertisement- they could make it stop if they wanted to!!!!!

  3. Bibliophage says

    The thing is that they actually managed to get on an ABC ‘go.com’ page.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/shark-tank-deal-shattered-records-23577305

    So, it’s scamming at a very high level.

  4. The two ladies featured in the picture are the sisters who pitched a line of bathing suits for moms (season 8, episode 3). Their names are obviously different from the ones cited as running the scam company. The scam folks apparently just took an unrelated picture from an actual pitch and pretended that it was from their scam. Hopefully everyone reading this article can figure that out and isn’t going to think that the ladies in the photo are actually involved in the scam.

  5. I was scammed the same EXACT WAY of everyone else!!!!!! Once you put your card number in. It tells you order is not complete until you click it again, then BOOM YOU ORDER EYE serum for additional 4.95. So I wax scammed out of 10.95. Something told me to search products on “Shark Tank” and again BOOM! Nothing!!! I called and was told I can send it back at my ow Expenses before 14 days, or will be charged 88.01. Problem solved! CANCEL BANK CARD!????????‍♀️????????‍♀️. I was scammed out of 10.95, but I be darned 88.01

    • Marian Weber says

      What phone number did you call…..I am in the same situation and can’t find a number!!!

      • Melinda Schoening says

        I ended up ordering these products last night but this morning I decided to look this company up and make sure that it was legit and I was filled with dread when I saw how many people have been scammed. I called immediately and they would no for an answer until I told them I am on disability and that their site is awfully tricky. I got my cancellation number and was happy but I got an email 6 hours later with my tracking numbers for the products so now I am worried. I think I am just going to cancel my card and keep the products. I didn’t agree to any terms of agreement, so I am not going to feel bad. I feel bad for everyone being scammed! This is the number I called and was only on hold a couple minutes. Just be firm, they tried lowering the price.
        855 633 0203
        I know I am probably too late posting this but maybe it will help someone else scammed by radiant revive or whatever name they are using at the time! SMH Anna and Samantha shark tank skincare scam

  6. Dolores (Lorre( Rapp says

    I was scammed out of $318 . My credit card company ruled in their favor as i disputed the charges. This co. sent them their 15 page agreement that i never saw or signed. I am paying this because i don’t want to ruin my credit rating. I am really upset and my Credit card Co. told me i shouldn’t have disputed it but tried to make a deal with the Co.

  7. So glad for people like you who uncover scams like this.
    Thanks! Lylah – T S F Botancials ~ Scottsdale, AZ

  8. I purchase this product, found two $109 charges on my bank . I phoned them at the number provided to me on my bank statement. This was 15 days after the product had arrived at my home. I had also purchased another product said to work along with this face cream. Neither one of the bottles had been taken out of the package. I was told I could not return the original face cream yet I was allowed to return the second product. I was told that if it was not received within 10 days it would be no refund. I made sure I kept my post office receipt. Some days later I saw an ad online telling me that The Queen was angry at The Duchess of Cambridge for starting a line of face care products. Something clicked in my head, I checked the phone number against the phone number I called to place the order, it was the same number! These people are so unscrupulous. They do not care whose name they use to get your money. After reading some of the reviews on this blog, I feel lucky to have only lost what I did.

  9. How can we stop yes from happening to other people? Anna and Samantha Williams are shown on a different website stating that shark Tank iinvested in their weight-loss product see cLA safflower oil. I found two other websites where the same ladies are featured selling other weight loss products and eye cream. It’s all a scam !

  10. Susan Ruhr says

    I had ordered from ORCA NUTRA, GIEO DERMA, BELLA GOLD, and the latest one was Organic. You would think I learned by now not to. Some I was able to get my money back. The Organic Purely just happened Feb. 2. I called 2 times. It was claiming it was your product, so safe right. They said OK we don’t work that way. Its just sending anything until you call back. I was saspiscous, so I call again. This time they told me that I was canceled. Feb. they took $88. and $89. plus the $4.95 SH. 3times. I missed. Than they charged me again March 10th. I called 3 times and it was a contract. Nothing they can do. No refunds, I blocked my bank card. Bank refunded the amount. Claimed Fraud. They got away with. Always check with Better Buinsiness Burrow, BBB, lots of fraud complaints

  11. Nancy Emerson says

    Can someone just please tell me the real name of the wrinkle eraser that the sharks say really works for $4.95 and where I can actually buy that real product? No one is making it easy at all!! Does it even exist anymore! Please email me the site where I can buy the real thing!! I would be so grateful!! Thank you very much!! Hope you get things worked out… people don’t even know the name of it….. why would they have the show and then change the name of the product… common sense tells you they opened up this mess by doing that! You can’t watch the original video from shark tank and get the name as it has been changed!!! Why??? It’s frustrating!!! Lol.

    Nancy

  12. Jenny Bentley says

    Didn’t order product but I wanted to know more so typed in my name address and phone number no bank details I was then able to read comments and it is a big scam using kristy brinkley name they rang me and I told her that I was on to them and to p…off but as I was hanging up she was saying that they would bill my number so waiting to see if they are stupid enough to try I will take legal action

  13. I just wanted to say I was almost scammed. received my package yesterday for a pill that supposed to burn belly fat. But when I opened the box I don’t recall the bottle looking like the ad and the name was different. So I went through my internet history and found the site, I clicked on it and WOW, it was a totally different product. So I googled the ladies who’s name appeared on the ad and found this page. Thank you for posting this!!! I immediately called my credit card co. and explained what’s going on and cancelled my card, not they can’t charge me. Called the phone # in the email and cancelled, told them if they didn’t I would contact the attorney general. They cancelled.

  14. This product sucks. I can’t believe I fell for this. There should be a lawsuit against this company. They are total ripoffs

  15. Robin Evans says

    I have a similar story as Linda Ball above. When I saw the free sample offer for $4.95 for the Instant Elixir I was intrigued and generally trusted the Shark Tank endorsements since I have several of their things throughout my home. I KNEW(!) to be careful for there could be added charges somewhere if you didn’t click on a particular box. I saw NOTHING, so I went ahead and did it. It took more than 14 days to get the product and then when it arrived the eye cream was also in the box which i did not request. But it was only another $5.00 charge, so I wasn’t going to argue. Then the fun began when looking at my credit card bill the following month. I was charged (rounding up) $90.00 for two more of the same products that I got in the free trial!. By the time I caught it, there was another pending charge for the same amount again. I was trapped in a monthly renewal club that I did not ask for. Phone calls to the company got me the same results as everyone else on here, “sorry, you’re out of luck you’re past the 14 day trial” Grrrrrrr. Contacted my cc company to file a claim. They put a claim in against the first shipment, and then requested if/when I received the second pending shipment that I send it back. Because it was pending, my credit card company helped to get that charge removed since it hadn’t gone through yet. I did receive the shipment, and because I’m honest, I did call the company and tell them that I wanted to send their shit back because I had already cancelled my subscription. They told me that don’t accept returns of creams, even unopened, and that I could keep it. My credit card company was not able to refund me for the first time charges, the company showed proof that I supposedly “signed on” for this “club”, so I was out $200.00. I figure since I kept the second shipment that I got each product for around $50.00. Most expensive creams that I have ever bought. I have to say, I don’t mind the face cream, whether it’s doing anything or not is another story but it feels nice going on. Still I would have NEVER paid $50.00 for any such cream. Buyer beware, I learned my lesson the hard way. TOTAL SCAM!

  16. Could we get an attorney to do a class action suit? If there were someone who could file suit against these people they could advertise on a site like this and have a whole lot of plaintiffs. I got scammed the very same way. I checked the ad for any fine print and there was absolutely NONE. I am hoping to get my $89.99 back that they charged me for my “free sample.” I’m not even worried about the $4.96 or the cost of returning the “grease in a jar” that they sent under the name “La Reviva”

  17. I too was taken by this ad. I could not find the small print that says trial is for 14 days then they charge you a whopping $190 for this overpriced, ineffective product. The creme is oily. They eye creme has done nothing. Highly perturbed when I checked my credit card and saw the full charges. I do not usually purchase on whims but this came up while I was looking thru Facebook page. The Shark Tank promoters got me. I looked for small print added fee’s and none were mentioned. I did not want a sign up and then receive automatic shipments either. That was not mentioned. But they told me that I would have been told that the fee was enforceable after 14 days. I caught it on day 18 after receiving the product. They gave me a 50% credit but I want to dispute the charge with my card too. Wonder if they would take away the 50% if card didn’t honor my request. . .

  18. It now appears that the Skin Care scam has transferred over to the ever-so-trendy Keto diet industry. Same ad copy word for word. I found at least 3 different Keto pill products all claiming that the sharks all went in on their product, the first time in Shark Tank history. Stay vigilant, friends.

  19. Decided to check my credit card statement, and similar story to Robin Evans, I had charges of $5.00 three times even though I only received only two products, and didnt bother to argue about it. But then there have been two more charges of $127.00 and another pending from another company based in the UK for $7.00, The bank has suggested I cancel my credit card to stop any more charges coming through, and work out with the supplier for a refund! Looking at all the comments, I have basically written it off as a very expensive mistake – $270.00. Surely, there must someway to stop this? I had clicked on the link from the Shark Tank website.

  20. Where do I find the products that were actually on the show? I’m looking for the forskolin weight loss product.

  21. I KNEW it was a scam when I searched ALL over the internet for the Shark Tank diet pill and were getting conflicting reports on what to buy!! First it’s Garcia Cambogia Pure Extract,, then its Safflower Oil…I could not get ONE link to the EXACT weight loss pill actually shown on Shark Tank…I got dozens of different products instead! Didn’t know which was one was the right one or if any of them were so…what happened to these two sisters and brother and their product? Is it the real deal???

  22. WARNING. BEWARE scamming aussies too. Came across this ad as well. I was interested so I did some research before buying. Saw the same ad saying the women were on shark tank in Australia (that’s where I’m from) exact wording different pic of hosts of shark tank America, saying they were on the American version. Continued research by typing in Anna and samatha Williams and found this blog. Thank you.

  23. I too fell for this (in Australia). I thought I had ordered a ‘free sample’ of an Australian product (as Shark Tank runs here). Next day I got emails from Christie Brinkley Skincare – email address ChristieBrinkleySkincare@christie-certmail.com. The reference on my bank statement is ‘BRINKLEYBEAUTY’. I also received a phone call about my ‘order’, the caller trying to sell me other products. This phone call was actually helpful to me because my radar went well and truly up when I received it. The person I spoke to did not engage with my concerns. I told him I didn’t want the product and wanted to cancel. He said I couldn’t as it had already shipped. He tried all sorts of offers – I could just pay half price: I could keep the product: did I want to wait until I’d tried the product as I had 30 days’ free trial? I politely held my ground and said no to all and he eventually gave me a return number so that I could send the parcel back when it arrived. I rang my bank to report my stupidity and they recommended I cancel my credit card because these type of scammers don’t wait 30 days – they usually start charging after 12 days. I took the bank’s advice. The company told me that I needed to include my invoice which they sent me with the return parcel. Our postal assistant recommended not to do this because if I opened it I would have to pay to return it. She just wrote the return number on it and ‘return to sender’. What really annoyed me was that they were sending me THREE separate products. The order was also apparently recurring. Yesterday I received an email from the company telling me my return was confirmed and they were ‘sorry to see me go’ – what a joke. They also advised me that – as a courtesy, I was to understand – my next order due to be shipped today (21 Sept) had been cancelled! I’m still considering my response. I also rang the TV station which runs Shark Tank in Australia and they have received a number of phone calls about this scam. I should have listened to the ‘still small voice’ in my head when there was no PayPal option – they just wanted my credit card number. We live and learn…

  24. These guys do a pretty good job of outing their latest con job as well: https://www.supplementcritique.com/shark-tank-weight-loss-scam/

  25. Deborah White says

    I was billed 4 times by Dizon Greencoffee and Dizon Vit C Serum. I received trial samples 5 months ago. Saw the ad for a product that appeared on Shark Tank. I informed the call center to stop sending the products. I did not like them and they made my skin red. But they continue to send and now I have to pay another $189.88. I am on the phone now with my credit card company. This is a SCAM!

  26. Absolutely scammed – just like everyone else – $200 to the wind.

  27. Edward Stewart says

    BULLICK NEEDS TO GO PUBLIC ABOUT THIS TO PREVENT THE CONTINUING HARM THAT FOLKS ARE EXPERIENCING.

    SHE NEEDS TO MAKE MORE NOISE ABOUT THIS. TWEET, RUN AN AD IN PRIMARY NEWSPRINT IN EACH STATE. STEP UP SANDRA AND HELP US; IF NOT, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. DON’T WARN US ABOUT SCAMMERS; DO SOMETHING MUCH MORE PROACTIVE.

  28. Bonnie Burch says

    This scam is continuing on Pinterest. It took me 30 minutes by to get the subscription and current shipment cancelled. I am appalled that these people haven’t been stopped in 2 years.

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