Argireline is claimed to be a ‘botox alternative’ but other products also
make this claim. So how effective is it when compared to a top end
anti-aging cream like LifeCell from Southbeach Skin Care?
First thing to know is that Argireline can have some drawbacks
because it relaxes the muscles that we use when we smile, frown etc.
Some women have claimed to experienced a sagging of the facial muscles or droopy eyelids..this is definitely not a good side effect, BUT there are no real studies to prove or disprove this. However, it IS something to consider if you plan on using it over a long period.
We recently tried out Argireline on two of our volunteers and they reported a definite decrease in wrinkles but not nearly as much as the 30% stated in some of advertisments. They didn’t have any problems with sagging muscles, but they only used it for two months. Perhaps not long enough to experience the issue with sagging or drooping that some women say they have had. However, personally I would have an issue with using a product long term that may cause me to look older
as opposed to younger!
LifeCell Skin also say that THEIR product is a Botox alternative….however, here’s the important thing…. LifeCell does not inhibit the facial muscles so there is no danger of it causing sagging or drooping. It works in a totally different way by using an ingredient called Deanol which is both a plumping agent for the skin and a firming agent for the muscles under the skin.
It’s a little more expensive than Argireline but it appears to be more effective in reducing the overall appearance of aging because it’s a complete all-in-one product for the face, eyes, lips and neck. LifeCell has always offered a 30 day free trial and the fact that they still do this after 3 years or so, is a good indicator that many people are happy with the results they are getting and continue to buy after their free trial.