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Nickel Silicon Valley Wrinkle Equalizer

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
February 14, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 1 Comment
Nickel Silicon Valley is such a wonderful pun that I can only imagine it was intended. This Nickel product contains more silicone than Pamela Anderson's cleavage.

Which is OK by me, except that some other marketing person got in on the act proclaiming Nickel Silicon Valley Wrinkle Equalizer has "specific peptides" that have "a three-dimensional effect on the surface, depth and density of wrinkles". And there is a "patented vitamin E-F complex". Which is not alright by me because this is barely substantiated by the list of what is in the jar.

There are thick silicone substances, such as dimethicone, that don't dissolve well. Nickel Silicon Valley has four versions of this. Plus the other kind of silicone, the thin kind that helps disperse the thicker ones.  Dimethicone sits on the surface of the skin to impart a velvety feeling. It isn't, however, doing anything at all for the skin in the long run. There's also a low toxicity alcohol that acts as an intermediate between other ingredients and propylene glycol, commonly used in deodorant to make things gel (some people say it is an irritant, others say its fine).

The vitamin F is derived from the glycerin that this product contains. Glycerin is a humectant; this means that it attracts moisture. As a result, the skin will feel soft. The only interesting ingredient is primarily another moisture binder, methysilanol mannuruonate. An in vitro test results suggest it is could have anti-oxidant properties. Then there is another humectant, butylene glycol and, finally, a couple of ingredients that absorb oil.

Nickel Silicon Valley Wrinkle Equalizer's marketing blurb tries to give the impression that it is packed with peptides and vitamins. In reality, this cream will make your skin feel nice to the touch, but it isn't doing anything for wrinkles.

Nickel Silon Valley Wrinkle Equalizer, wrinkle creams, men's cosmetics, anti-aging, reviews, silcone in cosmetics
  • March 23, 2012

    by Chris

    I've been using this cream for some time now. I love the way the cream feels and the way it makes my skin feel. It also has a light, masculine scent. However, I would agree that it does little or nothing for wrinkles. Does anyone have any reccomendations for a anti wrinkle cream for men? Most importantly, something that doesn't smell feminine or like vaseline.

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