Instant Wrinkle Filler

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 79.99
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This product essentially serves as a soft spackle for lines and wrinkles, temporarily filling them in, although not to such a remarkable degree that you’ll look wondrously younger.

What’s potentially problematic is that the formula contains a film-forming agent (think hairspray) derived from the irritant polyvinyl alcohol. This type of alcohol is best known as the ingredient in peel-off facial masks that allows the mask to be peeled away. It can make skin feel tighter, but that doesn’t mean your skin is firmer, so it’s important to not mistake this sensation with a positive change in your appearance. It also can be an irritant if left on skin.

This wrinkle filler claims to contain pigment technology that will change the way light reflects from your skin. The goal in such a case is to minimize shadows and hollowed areas, but all this product contains is soft shine. It isn’t special in any way, and it absolutely will not camouflage any part of your face that is aging. And keep in mind—shine isn’t skin care.

Although wrinkle fillers can offer temporary improvement (how long the effect lasts ultimately depends on how expressive you are), this one isn’t a top pick. There are other, less expensive wrinkle fillers that not only offer a visual boost but also treat your skin to a range of beneficial ingredients, which this Hydroxatone product lacks. One of our favorites is Good Skin Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler, which costs only half as much as Hydroxatone’s Instant Wrinkle Filler!

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

The fastest way to minimize the visible appearance of wrinkles - even your most stubborn ones-is with Hydroxatone Instant Wrinkle Filler. The silicone micro beads trigger an immediate and significant optical wrinkle elimination. Just smooth the filler into your laugh lines, crows feet or even depressed scars for instant results that look amazing, even in close-up situations for up to 24 hours!

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Alumina, Polydodecanamideaminium Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate.

Hydroxatone At-A-Glance

Strengths: None.

Weaknesses: Expensive; several products contain irritating ingredients that hurt skin's healing process and ability to produce healthy collagen; jar packaging causes the antioxidants and other key ingredients to break down; over-the-top claims not supported by published research.

Hydroxatone is a mail-order company that sells various anti-wrinkle and anti-aging products, all at fairly high prices. You need to know that these products are absolutely not worth your attention, let alone your beauty dollars. It's not that they don't contain some great ingredients, but almost every formula has its share of problems that make investing in this line the wrong way to go (especially if your concern is wrinkles or discolorations).

The key ingredients Hydroxatone touts are peptides and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients are used industry-wide, so you're not getting anything special or unique with Hydroxatone. What's particularly frustrating is that the company makes a much bigger deal about their "special" ingredients then is deserved. For example, the peptides don't work like Botox, the hyaluronic acid won't replace the need for dermal fillers, and their claim that these products contain the most effective anti-wrinkle ingredients isn't supported by published research. Even the "clinical studies" Hydroxatone mentions are meaningless, especially since they weren't done double-blind and the results were not compared with other products (that, in most cases, would likely work even better).

For more information about Hydroxatone, call 1-800-672-2259 or visit www.hydroxatone.com.

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