Plastic surgeons performed nearly 7 million Botox© procedures in 2015 alone. If that doesn’t blow you away…consider that is a 759% increase from year 2000!*
At $350-500 for EACH injection site AND results only lasting three months, there’s got to be a better way. Frozen Face Syndrome take a back seat. It’s time to look for alternatives…
Spotlight, please, on the cone snail.
The best kept secret remedies often start with nature: in this case, a small colorful snail living off the coast of Australia. Cone snails secrete a venom that paralyzes their enemies and food sources.
Venoms are meant for harming an attacker or killing prey, but scientists are finding that they often hold the answers to many new beneficial treatments. In recent studies (2012-2015), cone snail venom has shown promising use in the treatment of pain, nerve injuries, Epilepsy,
But, what does that have to do with my wrinkles?
Cone snail venom is home to nearly a hundred peptides (chains of amino acids that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin). If your skin were a mattress, you can think of collagen and elastin as the springs that support and keep it firm.
In addition to improving your skin’s elasticity, the neuropeptide found in cone snail venom act to block NAV 1 receptors on your nerve endings that inhibit skin contraction, and therefore relax wrinkles and expression lines.
In studies, 79% of participants saw wrinkle reductionand 93% saw an increase in firmness in just 2 hours!AND is has the ability to continue to improve your skin over time! Combine it with other beneficial ingredients, and you have a breakthrough in the fight against wrinkles!
The clinical study and pictures of results can be found here: http://truactivs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/XEP-018-SnailVenom.pdf
So, you have to kill snails?
No. Scientists have recreated the peptides that mimic the effects of Cone Snail venom in a patented form known as XEP-18. Natural peptides are unstable, but a synthetic form gives chemists greater control over their stability and effectiveness. Your skin gets to benefit from the snail’s amazing natural abilities, while keeping their population in tact.
Where can I get it?
It’s hard to find and even harder to find at an affordable price. Younique’s Instant Lifting Serum and Royalty Night Cream achieve both.
Younique’s Instant Lifting Serum: This anti-aging serum combines XEP-18, a low irritation retinol, Chromocare, vitamins, and moisturizers in a powerful acute care formula. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and reduces pore size.
Younique’s Time Correcting Night Cream: A thick, anti-aging night cream combining XEP-18, low irritation retinol, Chromocare, baobab oil for moisture, vitamins, and whey protein for firmness. It reduces wrinkles, fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Learn more.
*Study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2015-statistics/2015-plastic-surgery-statistics-report.pdf
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