At first glance, Fit Firm Collagen, said to be launched by Ellen Degeneres, appears to be a revolutionary new product. According to the “Entertainment Today”, it was seen on the New York Times, Today, The Oprah and Redbook. It’s also used by celebrities including Wendi Deng, Kenya Moore, Chelsea Clinton, and Anne-Marrie Slaughter.
Although the demand is, according to the news story, insanely high due to media coverage, the company behind Fit Firm Collagen is giving away the free samples for a limited time only. It cost only $4.95 for shipping and handling.
Here’s the caveat: the whole thing is made up. Ellen Degeneranes is NOT affiliated with Fit firm Collagen. She has not publicly endorsed this product. Her images are used without permission to lure unsuspecting customers into ordering “free trials”.
Let me explain..
Here’s the screenshot of the “news site” that featured Fit Firm Collagen :
The main domain name is www.update-newsnow.com. The ownership of this domain name is anonymized – this is red flag #1. No respectable new sites would hide this information from you.
As well, Fit Firm Collagen is said to be featured on other major news sites – it’s not true either. For example, it was never mentioned on The New York Times:
Additionally, there’s no third-party confirmation for celebrity endorsements.
Even the testimonials look quite phony. Take a look of the first testimonial on the right (see the first screenshot, circled in red), the same picture is used in numerous other sites:
The comments are very likely to be fabricated too.
One of the top comments said:
“I have been using this Anti Aging Serum for 3 weeks now, and I seriously look 5 years younger! Not quite as good as Angelina Jolie, but I will take it when it was less than 5 bucks for shipping! My crow’s feet and laugh lines are melting away more and more every day. Thank you so much for reporting on this!”
Not sure why she’s raving about Angelina Jolie while the product is pushed by Ellen. You would see the exact comments on salespage of shady skin scream allegedly launched by Angelina Jolie, Ivanka Trump, Sean Hannity, etc etc.
Even the so-called “free trials”, aren’t free after all.
This is how the order page looks like. There doesn’t seem to be any hidden agenda:
However, you need to click on the “Term” at the bottom of the page to find out the policy.
You are given 18 days (starting from the date you order) to try the product. If you do not cancel within this period of time, the company will bill you $89.95 every 30 days for new supply).
I have to say, this is very sleazy. They do not state the term on the order page. Instead, you have to dig further to find out the catch.
[Note: companies who promote their products via free trial scheme often make it very difficult for customers to make cancellation.]
What’s more, you will be bound by an arbitration agreement, which prevents you to join class-action lawsuit should you experience any damages.
Does Fit Firm Collagen work?
Unfortunately, there’s zero scientific evidence to back up the claims made by Fit Firm Collagen.
I can’t find the label of Fit Firm Collagen. The salespage vaguely suggests that the formula contains collagen and retinol.
Here’s the thing: collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin as its molecule is too large.
Retinol may help to stimulate collagen production. But, it’s unclear if Fit Firm Collagen contains high concentration of Retinol.
[Note: most of the creams and supplements that claim to reduce wrinkles or slow down anti-aging do not deliver the promise.]
The bottom line?
Save your money. Stay away from Fit Firm Collagen.
Customer Service: 855-600-0119
Fit Firm Group LLC
3201 W Hillsborough Ave
#153201 – 1220
Tampa, FL 33614