peptides

Reviewed by Gloria on April 6, 2016

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I was hoping that the I’m Fabulous Super Peptide Eye Serum ($55) would deliver what it said it would do on the website, but needless to say I was disappointed. The first thing I noticed was the packaging. It was very simple and no instructions or ingredients on the packaging. I had to go to the website to find the information. The company is dedicated to providing organic, pure vegan products. That is truly something worth trying if that is important to you.

I noticed on the list of ingredients the first ingredient was snap-8 peptide then snake peptide followed by aloe and hyaluronic acid. They seem to have great ingredients that had no nasties, but what was snap-8, and the snake venom-like peptide? The company states, “The massively talked about active ingredient Syn-ake® works like Botox, by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters which cause facial muscle tension (fine lines & wrinkles). With the muscle contraction inhibited, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced. So a bit like the action of Botox — without the needles and pain. Syn-ake® is scientifically and clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth and quickly!” I was quite curious about this so I used this on my whole face for the five weeks.

First of all the jar has quite a bit of product in it and a small amount goes a long way. The directions say it can also be used as an all over face treatment, so I applied it to my whole face as well as my neck. I figured if it was like botox without the needles I would take advantage! The website made it seem like you would feel something happening after you apply and it would be like magic as far as softening. Well after 5 or 10 minutes I felt nothing, but it felt clean and no oily residue. After a bit my face felt soft but dry so I needed to use a moisturizer. 

So to be fair to I’m Fabulous, their products may be truly organic and pure and that is wonderful. The product just did not work for my 50-something-year-old skin. Perhaps it would be great for someone in their 30s, 40s or someone with skin that is not as dry as mine. I did not have any breakouts and there is no scent to speak of. It would be great for sensitive skin. 

I just can’t give this product a thumbs up. For me as far as seeing any major or even slight difference in the appearance of wrinkles there wasn’t any. I could not wait to get back to my regular regimen. I am always happy to give something new a try, especially when the products are organic and good for your skin. This time it just didn’t work for me. I am used to Medik8 Firewall and MitoQ and there was no comparison as to what they do for my skin.