According to a recent infographic, the average age of a Mommy Blogger is 37. Knowing that now, it’s no surprise that along with diapers, high chairs and children’s clothing, companies are turning to mommy bloggers to pitch another item likely to be on our minds: anti-aging products. I am often pitched lotions, creams and serums and from time to time I may try a product out for awhile and see how it makes my skin feel. I go into this with a grain of salt and common sense and know that a product won’t give me botox results but maybe it will do something to make my skin look better.
I admit, the packaging of Elite Serum is what interested me and it’s smart marketing. We see a syringe and we think of botox (no? Just me?) The ingredients listed in Elite Serum is what drew me in further. Earlier this year, Dr.Oz did a show on cheating your age and one of the ingredients he mentioned that’s making waves in serums, a way to avoid botox but still achieve some great results, was Argireline. Guess what’s in Elite Eye Serum? Uh huh!
Argireline® is the brand name for Acetyl Hexapeptide-3. It is considered by experts to be the best needle-free alternative to botox. Argireline® has been shown to reduce wrinkle depth, specially around the forehead and eyes. This was proven in a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2002. In this report, it was demonstrated that a cream containing 10% Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 used by healthy women volunteers reduced wrinkle depth up to 30 percent after 30 days of treatment.
Well, then! This ingredient, and several others listed on the product’s website sound like this little syringe-themed container of serum means business.
I know, we’ve heard it all before and we roll our eyes when we hear of yet another anti-aging product that’s going to take years off our look, but it looks like Elite Serum has a pretty strong fan page and they also have a YouTube account featuring videos sent in by women who have used, and love, the product so I’d definitely suggest checking that out.
So do I look like a botox-superstar yet? Probably not. I’ve only been using the product a week and I know that part of my problem with any skin care regimen is being diligent about actually using it. Elite Serum has a suggested use of 2x/day and based on the studies shared on the site it looks like 30 days is a good time frame to use before judging a difference. The product itself should last you 45 days. So far, I can agree that it reduces puffiness for sure which is one positive step. Now on to see what happens in the next 40+ days…
SkinPro Elite Serum is available for purchase at www.eliteserum.com ($89.95) and they ship worldwide.
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