Should You Be Worried When Applying The Snake Venom Anti Wrinkle Cream?
More and more people are trying out the snake venom anti wrinkle cream. For the uninitiated, it sounds like a deadly way to get rid of wrinkles. Some people even ask why one would want to apply venom on their face. It sounds like you are singing your death warrant or something of that sort.
The cream has been known to reduce wrinkles by as much as 52% and smoothen out the skin by as much as 82%. Of course all these claims are said to be clinically proven. But does the cream actually contain snake venom? The answer is no. It contains a synthetic substance that copies only part of a polypeptide that can be found in the venom of the Temple viper. The synthetic substance is called Tripeptide and the part of the polypeptide that it mimics is the Waglerin-1 or Tropidolaemus wagleri. The latter is a protein that can be found in the venom of the Temple Viper.
The cream works by immobilizing the facial muscles underneath the skin. Since the active ingredient only mimics ‘part’ of the venom, it is capable of paralyzing the muscles minus the toxic effect. When the muscles are in a relaxed manner the wrinkles and fine lines smoothen out reducing its appearance. This also decreases the chance of new wrinkles appearing.
There are feedbacks though on the snake venom anti wrinkle cream having short term effects. You would need to apply the cream frequently to enjoy its benefits. With the price of US$53, it may indeed be cheaper than its competitors that deliver the same effect but still is a lofty price for the short term effects that it can give. A purchase of a single tub can last you for a month. The edge of the competitors’ cream in terms of effects is said to last for 3 to 4 months. Perhaps a more thorough study on the short term effects will help the makers of this cream to be more competitive in the future.
However, there are advantages to the snake venom cream that can muscle its way through its competition. Such as the ability to protect the skin from further environmental damage due to its deep penetrating characteristics. It is also said to be a good in-depth facial moisturizer. Users have said to have a radiant glow on their faces upon constant application of the cream, as well as a reduction of wrinkle appearance by as much as 50%.
If these effects seem okay for you as a consumer you should opt to purchase from a reputable online store or local health store to avoid getting fake products. It is a fact that with the rise of popularity in a product is the shadowing of fake products to get a slice of its target market. There has been no known side effect for the cream during the course of the clinical studies that were performed. As a safety measure, you should always consult your doctor before you start applying the snake venom anti wrinkle cream or any cream for that matter.