Younger looking skin is big business in the United States. Millions of Botox procedures are performed each year, and many women are looking for a cheaper, less invasive alternative. Serious Skincare offers InstA-Tox as its contribution to the erasing-wrinkles-without-needles movement.
Serious Skin Care is a joint effort between esthetician Lesa Stock and model Jennifer Flavin-Stallone. They began their enterprise as an acne care line, then expanded out to other lines for all sorts of skincare issues. Insta-Tox is their instant wrinkle reducing product. The claim is that just a small amount goes on to make your skin look remarkably smoother and younger and your pores appear visibly smaller. The effect is not permanent. It is said that it can last up to 7 hours.
The Serious Skincare website does list the ingredients, but does not explain how they work to smooth wrinkles or make them disappear. The complete list is Water, Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Glutonate, Camelia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides, Propulene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Diasolidinyl Urea, Methlyparaben, and Propylparaben. This list is full of minerals and parabens, and we’re not really sure how these are supposed to get rid of wrinkles. You also find Green Tea (Camelia Oleifera Leaf Extract) which is an antioxidant and Retinyl Palmitate which helps in the skin cell renewal process.
Instructions for how to use InstA-Tox are very specific. You have to make sure to shake the tube before you use it. Wash, rinse, and dry your face thoroughly. Apply a small amount and briskly sweep it in one motion to make a very thin layer on the targeted wrinkled areas. Then try to remain still and expressionless for a few minutes while it dries. Once it is set, you can continue applying your makeup as usual.
InstA-Tox Pros and Cons
One of the best ways to figure out whether or not a product is worth your time and money is to compare the good and bad aspects of it side by side.
The Good About InstA-Tox
- It smooths wrinkles and tightens pores.
- A little goes a long way.
- The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The Bad About InstA-Tox
- The majority of InstA-Tox reviews are negative stating that it just doesn’t work.
- Many users say it leaves a white residue.
- Customers who do get results say they don’t last all day.
Where to Buy InstA-Tox
You cannot purchase InstA-Tox in stores, but you have several online options. The Serious Skincare website sells the ¾ oz tube for $29.50. Amazon sells it for $27.95. But the best deal we found was from HSN online. They sell a twin pack – 2 tubes – for $46.50.
With the popularity of non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox soaring, most anti aging skincare lines are starting to offer needle-free alternatives. InstA-Tox is a product attempting to serve a real need, but we just don’t think it hits the mark. The buzz about InstA-Tox is overwhelmingly negative. So if you’re looking for an instant wrinkle reducer, we would recommend choosing something else.
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