Snake venom against wrinkles

This is a novelty on the Comet, the Mysterious Plumping from Garancia introduces snake venom in a cosmetic product. Acting as botox, it paralyzes the muscles and smooth the face during a day!

It is applied morning and evening on the forehead, cheeks, the chin, and a massage must be applied to infuse it in the skin with immediate effect.

The cosmetic product, mixed with various vegetable ingredients (aloe vera, beech buds, Acmella Oleracea, lemon, arnica, hyaluronic acid ...) partially removes wrinkles associated with facial expressions by neutralizing the contractility of fibroblasts, the cells in the skin cells named support cells. They contribute to the renewal of collagen and also protect the skin.

The snake venom has been used for decades in the pharmacopoeia. But its long-term effects on the skin have not been studied. We may compare this with the magic ingredient DMAE widely used in cosmetics, anti-wrinkle as well.

But a recent study showed that DMAE (2-Dimethylaminoethanol) acts by swelling fibroplastes which absorb it with water, that has the effect of smoothing the face. It is believed that DMAE prevents cell renewal and would be detrimental in the long term.