Consumers reported that Meaningful Beauty products left them with swelling, redness and irritated skin. Also, numerous consumer reviews highlighted the cost of the subscription plan and the hassle involved in trying to cancel it, along with very poor customer service.
Meaningful Beauty offers club memberships, and skin care products are shipped in monthly kits. Kits appear to be pre-selected, which limits product choice, and many reviewers on Amazon.com complained about the difficulty involved with cancellations. Some third-party retailers sell individual products without the subscriptions.
One reviewer noted that the Glowing Serum worked well for her combination skin, so she recommended the product without the club membership. Common complaints included facial rashes, redness and extreme dryness. One customer complained that her eyelashes fell out after she used the eye cream and cleanser. Another reviewer indicated that she experienced no adverse effects from using the products, but experienced no improvements in her skin.
TheDermReview.com examined the Meaningful Beauty line and compared consumer ratings against a variety of other skin care lines. Overall, Meaningful Beauty rated a "D," and the website suggested making a better choice. As of 2015, the company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Of the 336 reported complaints, almost 200 of those involved billing issues.