Urist Wrinkle & Frown Line Cream
Wrinkle and Frown Line Cream smoothes facial lines on the forehead and around the eyes, nose and mouth. The cream was developed as a cosmetic alternative to facial injections which have achieved good results for many women and men but possible side effects and high cost have caused many people to look for a more natural, safe solution.
Wrinkle and Frown Line Cream:
* Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
* Decreases wrinkle depth up to 68%
* Firms, tightens and tones
* No painful injections
* No prescription required
BOTOX™ AND ALTERNATIVES
Dr. Henry Cheng
Botox Cosmetic™ is the trade name for medicinal Botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum is the name of a bacteria that produces a toxin that paralyses muscles. When used cosmetically, the toxin is injected into the skin where it paralyses the cutaneous muscle fibers thereby relaxing the skin so fine lines and wrinkles are attenuated.
Restylane® and Perlane® are hylauronic acid gels injected into the skin.
Hyaluronic acid works by attracting and retaining water thereby making the skin firmer and tighter. Botox™ and Restylane® injections are definitely quick fixes for established wrinkles.
However they can be painful, costly, have to be done by a plastic surgeon, have potential allergic and infective complications, and last only a few months. Repeated use may also lead to a rigid and unnatural look.
ARGIRELINE® is an ingredient in some newer anti-wrinkle creams that has similar action to Botox™. By relaxing the skin muscle fibers, it helps to decrease wrinkle depth and eliminate fine lines.
The big difference is that it is absorbed through the skin and does not call for an injection.
Also, the topical Argireline does not paralyse the deep facial muscles so the face will not have a stiff or rigid look.
Another new ingredient is palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (MATRIXYL®). It is an amino acid that promotes the formation of collagen.
When more collagen is formed, the skin will appear fuller, firmer, and tighter. Matrixyl® had been researched extensively in
Spain, and the results from three different studies were presented at the 20th World Congress of Dermatology in 2002. In one study, researchers showed that Matrixyl®
increased skin thickness 1.5 times faster than the control cream, without any of the inflammatory side effects commonly seen (Guttman 2002). By increasing the matrix of the skin, Matrixyl® produced a positive effect on wrinkle depth, length, volume and roughness.
In another study, researchers showed that Matrixyl® produced an increase in elastin and collagen levels, and they called the cream “a safe and potent alternative in wrinkle repair” (Stein 2002a). The third study came from Procter & Gamble Company. 92 women aged 35 to 55 years were tested in a randomized, double-blind split-face study for 14 weeks, and Matrixyl® was shown to be effective both on objective and subjective assessments (Stein 2002b).
Hyaluronic Acid is a glycosaminoglycan (mucopolysaccharide) that is one of the world’s best moisturizers. It is a normal component of connective tissue in the skin. Studies had been done to show that a combination of Matrixyl™, Argireline®, and hyaluronic acid (WRINKLE & FROWN LINE CREAM®) works better than vitamin C cream and Retinol. Vitamin C works through its anti-oxidant action. Retinol can be quite irritating to the skin.
Compared to various injections, the cream works much more gradually, but it has less potential side effects, is more economical, more convenient, and, most importantly, does not need to be injected.
If the cream is used in conjunction with electro-magnetic devices like Derma Wand or OxyLift, results can be even more impressive.
Henry Cheng is a medical graduate of the University of London, England, and is now Natural Health Products Consultant in Cloverdale Pharmasave.