I think I its safe to say that unless you are completely comfortable with the way you look and how you feel life is going to progress for you positively, you'll not be thrilled about aging. I'm not. I'm already considering Botox, fillers, needles, injections, peels, lasers, you name it, if I had the money I WOULD do it.
Now I'm not saying that the cheaper the option the more I'd indulge, and I'm not advocating getting anyone but the very best person there is to do it, despite how tempting it may seem. I've been asking for Botox for my birthday and Christmas for the last two years... (It has yet to transpire - HUSBAND!)
I am an avid reader of any kind of medical/beauty/skin reviewers, I find Tatlers supplement guides to be excellent. Tatlers Cosmetic Surgery guide is extremely comprehensive. I'd rather pay twice as much for Botox by a national/worldwide acclaimed specialist with countless procedures under his belt and a six month waiting list than get it done for 'discount' price at my local salon by a young girl who hasn't got any A'levels!
I'm not into doing reviews, per-se, and I certainly do not get sent any products to review and write about, but... I purchased something yesterday against all my better judgement, with the thought, "well for £7.00 it can't hurt to try?"
I put it on before getting in the car, and after an hour of sitting in traffic, (for fun) decided to check the results, I can honestly say I was wonder-struck! First thing I did, reach for the Google button on my phone and look this stuff up. It was either going to make my face melt and give me skin cancer or it was just plain awesome!
Turns out - problem number one - the website address branded on the packaging does not exist! (Alarm bells)
So I google the trademark instead- more results- no less alarming - (I'll let you know when my face starts melting)
There are mixed reviews about what is in fact just the active ingredient, I have by this time given up trying to find more about the actual maker, but the active ingredient throws up tons.
Turns out there are quite a number of products containing this "replica snake venom peptide" that mimics Botox, without the invasive needle.
I worked in Harrods in the beauty halls for long enough to test every single decent product it housed. Natura Bisse had, at the time, released a brand new product to the market claiming very simialr things, this was in 2005, called Inhibit. Around six months later a double strength Inhibit was released, claiming, (you guessed it) twice the speed with better results.
I tried this product, repeatedly, given that I was supposed to be selling it, to much disappointment. I saw absolutely no difference whatsoever, despite only having the finest of lines and wrinkles to fill at the time.
But, now, five years on, smoking and drinking, children, marriage and a large mortgage have deepened these lines considerably! I use Aveda, given that I now need something a tad stronger than my old faithful - Origins.
I tried Balance Active Formula, Wrinkle Freeze Serum- I can honestly say it did EXACTLY what it said on the tin.
"The frequency of muscle contractions, causing lines is reduced by 36% after 1 minute"
"By 82% after 2 hours"
"52% wrinkle reduction after 4 weeks and 24% reduction on crows feet after 4 weeks"
After 2 hours, I could not frown!
I kid you not. I raised my eyebrows, heavily reduced muscle contraction and MUCH less lines.
I was astounded, so upon returning home, thought I must research immediately.
I think its safe to say that I cannot advocate the use of something I do not clearly comprehend, but this review was fairly good, along with the rest of the website;
But- I could not find anywhere but eBay and T.J.Hughes that sold the actual product that I bought, suggesting, strongly, the company went into liquidation and sold off excess stock.
I will certainly be purchasing a cream with this SYN-Ake ingredient in it in the future, and deal with my melting face later!