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ilike Organic Wrinkle Eliminator

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
September 17, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 5 Comments
After ilike’s Magnetic Therapy, a facial mask that is almost alarmingly different from anything that I have encountered, the Organic Wrinkle Eliminator Serum ($88), with the color and fragrance of dewy lawn on a spring morning, was almost anti-climatic.

However, the ingredients chosen by Hungarian company ilike are not common and garden, although they do mostly focus on botanicals. The effects after a month of experimentation crept up on me. Although, this serum is described as a wrinkle eliminator, I am not sure that I noticed much effect on lines. It definitely, though has a very gratifying plumping effect and the skin looks healthy and feels soft. After a month of experimentation on my face and the backs of my hands, I have concluded that my hands like it best.

Even when compared to other botanical products, ilike’s Wrinkle Eliminator Serum takes an unusual approach. There are two forms of chlorophyll, the stuff in plants that makes them green, here – a copper called CI 75810 and virgina creeper, which is unusually high in chlorophyll. The action of chlorophyll in plants is complex. It absorbs light in the chloroplasts of plant cells and drives the reaction of photosynthesis. By using the energy of light to fix carbon dioxide into carbohydrate, it gives the plant fuel to grow. As well as being an antioxidant, it helps to balance the skin’s sebum production.

The sourcing of uncommon and interesting plants continues with sedum acer, (also called stoneplant). According to Polish researchers it has been found to contain quercetin, an antioixdiant that may be more powerful than resveratol. Stoneplant also seems to have a skin brightening effect. Then there is purslane, a herb that has more omega 3 than any other leafy plant. Recent research determined that its particular alkaloids are better radical scavengers than vitamins C or E. Pansy extract – the second ingredient in Wrinkle Eliminator after aloe – is used to control acne thanks to antibacterial properties, as well as eczema. It is also an anti-inflammatory.

Exciting those these ingredients are, the formula in its entirety doesn’t come up roses. There is linalool, carcinogenic at certain doses (presumably it is too miniscule here to be off consequence), but then there is eugenol as well, which has similar properties, Finally, there is sodium benzoate, a preservative that can be harmful to DNA. All of these would probably put me off buying a second bottle of what is otherwise an interesting product.

Ingredients in Wrinkle Eliminator

Aloe Arborescens, Viola Tricolor, Parthenocissus Inserta, Sedum Acre, Portulaca Oleracea, Glycerine, Hypericum Perforatum, Calendula Officinalis, Glycine Soja, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Xanthan Gum, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Lecithin, Lavandula Angustifolia, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), CI 75810 (Chlorophyll), Linalool, Benyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat.
  • February 22, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Michelle, Epicuren only sells through salons (although somehow they sometimes make it on to Amazon where they get discounted.

  • February 21, 2013

    by Michelle D'Amico

    I started using the Epicuren Colustrum cream 3 months ago and it's the best moisturizer I have ever used. I'm looking into trying more of their products. I wish they were sold here on T&A.

  • September 19, 2010

    by Junko

    With in the same vein of thinking, maybe it's the retinol in Ageless Eyes that makes this a drier cream too.

  • September 18, 2010

    by marta

    Thank you for sharing Oksana. I have also found that vitamin A is to harsh for the eye area. The Colustrum looks well worth checking out.

  • September 18, 2010

    by Oksana

    Marta,
    speaking about wrinkle-eliminating and plumping effects.
    I just had the most interesting experience with an under-eye cream.
    During my last trip to Europe I purchased an organic eye-cream by Natura Siberica. My sister started using it as well and liked it very much; however we both noticed a very transient tingling after the application of the cream.
    I also started noticing that the skin under my eyes became progressively dry, until one morning, when I woke up, looked up and "felt" my under-eye skin STRETCHING. I ran for the mirror - I had full-blown, thick wrinkles! talk about panic. I looked over the ingredients of the cream again - the only one that stood out was a form of vitamin A. It made sense - the purpose of vitA is to increase cell turn-around. The expected side-effect is increase in devitalised, "dry" cells, "lifted-up" by the newcomers.
    I looked over my "stash" of skin care treats. Fortunately, I had some Epicuren's Colostrum Cream Serum. I started using it last winter, when my combination, sensitive skin was "screaming" for some balancing deep hydration.
    I applied Colostrum Cream Serum immediately; after 2 applications within the same day I noticed about 75% reduction in dryness and wrinkles. I continue to use now, 1 week later - I love the results! My "crows" are much, much softer; when I smile, there is hardly any "ray" effect. The under-eye concealer doesn't slide; the Epicuren cream actually gives it extra logevity.
    Ingredients:
    Colostrum Cream contains pure colostrum serum in a blend of Aloe concentrate, raw finely processed almond, macadamia, kukui, and avocado, which is mixed into a fine puree. It is then blended with seaweed protein extract, witch hazel, vitamin E, orange oil and apricot.

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