Dr Oz: Fake a Facelift with Phytoceramides & Gluten Allergy Warning

Dr Oz: Fake a Facelift

Dr. Oz is continued his conversation with Plastic Surgeons Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Shirley Madhere about How you can Drop a Decade with Secrets to Cheat your Age. Dr. Madhere and Dr. Rogers agree that Vitamin C is the key to reviving your skin and making you look 10 years younger with products such as Power Facial Cleansers. Did you know that even eating things like Pineapple & Tomato Paste can change the way your skin looks? Now they are ready to reveal another beauty secret, one that I’m sure many people will want to hear, How You can Fake a Facelift.

Dr Oz: Phytoceramides Repair Damaged Skin

Doctor Oz says the secret to Faking a Facelift is in a tiny little pill called Phytoceramides and he is asking the experts to explain what makes them so special. Ceramides are something that is naturally occurring in our skin, but we lose it as we age, just like Vitamin C, causing us to lose the plumpy youthfulness in our skin. Dr. Rogers explains that ceramides have been around and in topical solutions for many years, with oral products available in Asia for a long time.

He says that just recently the FDA has approved a plant based version, called PhytoCeramides. They are derived from plants and can put the ceramides back into our skin, reducing the signs of aging. PhytoCeramides can be taken as a pill and they work to restore the protective skin barrier that we lose as we age, essentially hydrating our skin from the inside out by virtually sticking our skin cells back together so they can hold in the moisture and bring back the youthful plumpness to our skin.

Dr Oz: Phytoceramides Vs Facelift

Dr Oz Fake a Facelift: Phytoceramides

Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Shirley Madhere say you can Fake A Facelift by taking phytoceramides.

Dr. Leif Rogers explains that you can see skin-smoothing results from taking phytoceramides orally within 4 weeks. He says it takes a little time because they literally have to get into the cells, build new collagen, and repair the damaged skin. Unfortunately, it isn’t a magic pill, so you just have to have patience in order to see results. Dr. Oz adds that waiting 4 weeks to see results is still better than going under a surgeon’s scalpel, with Dr. Shirley Madhere agreeing completely.

Dr Oz: Plant Derived Ceramides Cost

Dr. Madhere says the ideal dose is 350 mg Phytoceramides, which is one pill a day. She says the cost is about $10 for a 30-day supply, making it very economical. She is careful to add that when looking for a product, be certain that the label says plant derived ceramides.

Dr Oz: Phytoceramides Gluten Allergy Caution

While phytoceramides are safe for most anyone to use, Dr. Rogers cautions that those with a gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy should be careful because they are derived from wheat, rice, and sweet potato sources. He says to look for one specifically derived from rice or sweet potatoes and you will be fine.

Dr Oz: Phytoceramides FDA Approved

Phytoceramides were recently approved by the FDA, so they generally appear to be safe for most people, according to Dr. Shirley Madhere. She also says they work very well with Vitamin C, so taking an oral phytoceramide with a topical Vitamin C would be most beneficial because topical Vitamin C is more effective than the oral version.

Where To Buy Dr Oz Phytoceramides?

Dr Oz no longer mentions particular brand names on his show, which can make it hard to find the products he has been talking about. wellbuzz.com editors have finally found a brand of the pills online: Life Extension Ceramides are a wheat-based ceramide product.

wellbuzz.com has found an expensive Phytoceramide Skincare Product with good reviews on Amazon.


  1. Charles W. says

    This is what typically bothers me about product recommendations on the Oz show. He claims he doesn’t want to be associated with particular products yet we can’t even find the mentioned products at the suggested price. Very annoying and counter productive.

  2. Jamie Roarty says

    Where can the Phytoceramides be purchased. Have checked Walgreens, CVs, Vitamin Shop and GNC. Would like reliable resource for purchasing.

  3. Jan says

    I have checked on line for drugstores that carry phytoceramides and cannot locate. I was hoping Dr. OZ website would say where to buy.

  4. jacqueline Aranoff says

    The doctors said to take phytoceramide in pill form. That is what everyone is searching for, not an oil !!!

  5. Helen Patterson says

    Watching the show now …Pacific Coast …. and immediately did an online search. Dr. Oz
    said the phytoceramides could be found for $10 for month supply. I found only one source, Life Essentials, and they are aware of the Dr. Oz endorsement. On sale, their price is $18.75 for 30 day supply. I went to Dr. Mercola’s site … nothing there.
    I found nothing that looked like the supplement bottles on the show.
    It would be very nice to have specific product resource links.

  6. Leslee says

    Pamela, the prefix phyto means that it is a plant derivative, so it may not mention that in the explanation. This was a great episode, and the fact that he reaffirms that plant based extracts are great for the skin is awesome! There is also a skin care line available through dermatologists called Image. They are all paraben free (no chemicals) and are based on plant based extracts. The vital C line is great for antioxidants for your skin and can really help to reduce redness/sundamaged looking skin as well as add nutrients. Just food for thought. Their website is imageskincare.com. You can’t order from them, but you can find a dealer near you!

  7. Gigi says

    Where can I gluten free phytoceramides (either from sweet potatoes or rice)? There’s nothing online except the one derived from wheat at $18 a bottle. This is really frustrating.

  8. says

    There won’t be no $10 price. When somebody like Dr. Oz mention a product, the companies jack the price up. Because a lot of people will want the new wonder of youth products.. So it time to make a great profit. Don’t take it personal . they will tell you. it’s just business. You want it to bad and they will up the price. If Dr Oz had’nt had it on his popular program, you could still get it for $10. Welcome to the middle class being ripped off by the business world..

  9. Lisa says

    Went to Wagreens, CVS, Walmart and other stores. Can not find phtoceramides. Where do buy them at? You can order them on other websites but they are $18.00-$25.00.

  10. Gigi says

    Pat, both dermatologists on the show mentioned to get the rice or sweet potato based phytoceramides if we are gluten intolerant, like me, but there are none online. It would have been good and efficient for those doctors to give web sites where the products they mention and encourage can be found.

  11. Carol says

    You can find the phytoceramides at Life Extensions. I just ordered mine. The price was $30.00 for a month supply.

  12. Suzie says

    Trying to find Phytoceramides, went to my health food store this morning and she said it may not be available here in British Columbia, Canada. Can you please find out where I can get these capsules ? Thank you ….

  13. kathi says

    where can I find gluten free phytoceramides? searched everywhere, frustrating that Dr Oz puts it out there on his show and they can’t be found 🙁

  14. Dianne says

    Dr Oz researchers should make sure products are available “before” they present to the public. Turning into a lot of sensationalism on this show. Very disappointed lately. Is there anything he doesn’t promote ????

  15. Rosemary says

    Has anyone found phytocerimides that are rice or sweet potato based? I have a sensitivity to gluten and I’ve only found the wheat-based kind.

  16. Rachel says

    It seerms no one can find the phytoceramides that are gluten free. I have spent over an hour searching, but to no avail. I wish Dr. Oz would let us know where to find this and other things he’s mentioned on the show.

  17. mh says

    Has anyone found the phytoceramides yet. I have search but no luck in Houston tx.please give a update of phytoceramides. thanks

  18. BJ says

    I am searching for Gluten Free Photoceramides….someone on Dr Oz show…please share this info…..Thanks.

  19. Connie RIECHEL says

    Once you have taken the phytoCeramides for a month, how long do you continue to take them?

  20. terri says

    Life Extension sells a product called Skin Restoring Phytoceramides with Lipowheat. I live in Canada and I found a health food pharmacy that orders them from Life Extension. A bit pricey here $30.00 but I guess they tack on any shipping charges.

  21. judy says

    I found Life Extentsions Phtoceramide w/ Lipo wheat for 18.75 30 day supply at SAVEMART store in Lancaster, Pa. They do not carry the rice or sweet potato. I looked everywhere and am wondering if any one even makes those two.

  22. Cleo says

    I was wondering if there is any info on whether sweet potato ceramides offer the same benefit as wheat ceramide. I first started buying the wheat ceramides from Swanson, where I purchase most of my supplements. Although most of their products are very reasonable, this item is $20 for 30 capsules. Looking for a better price, I found sweet potato ceramides from DEVA Nutrition on Amazon at cost of $10 for 60 capsules, which I just bought, but would like to know if there’s any info on whether they are as beneficial.

  23. Shelly says

    I found gluten free phytoceramides that really works. These are made from oryza (rice) which have been clinically proven to be better than wheat or sweet potato.

    A bottle is $29.95, but it is well worth it. It also has great antioxidants of vitamins A, C, D and E to help fight free radical damage…and you only have to take 40 mg instead of 350 mg (wheat) or 750 mg (sweet potato).

  24. Shelly says

    Facelift Dermacare has gluten free phytoceramide derived from oryza (rice). The phytoceramide is also fortified with vitamins A, C, D & E. Their clinical studies are on the website http://www.faceliftshop.com and it proves that rice phytoceramide is better than wheat.

  25. Bonnie Case says

    You can purchase both the phytoceramides with the wheat or one from sweet potatoes at Pureformulas.com The one with the sweet potatoes is only $9.99-Hope this helps, Bonnie

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