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I have been trying Osmotics Lipofill Non-Surgical Filler ($73) for the past three weeks. It is designed to target the labial nasal lines and I have confess I was more than a little skeptical at the start of my trial. Puppet lines or marionette lines stubbornly signal aging like nothing else. I haven't yet found a cream that really, really tackles them and my best weapon so far, since I don't want to resort to fillers if I can help it, has been LED treatments (I use a Baby Quasar at home). However, after adding Lipofill into my regime, I have seen an improvement: my skin was definitely plumper and a small groove at the corner of my mouth is diminishing.
I would guess that two ingredients are responsible for this relatively rapidly achieved plumping effect. As well as sodium hyaluronate, there is saccharide isomerate, which works as a moisture regulator by binding to the free amino groups of lysine in the keratin of the outer layer of the epidermis. I am curious as to whether the effects are only temporary, so I have stopped using Lipofill for a week to see what happens. Mind you, short-term results are better than no results.
In any case, Osmotics has added in some antiagers with staying power. At the forefront of Lipofill is rye seed. Rich in arabinoxylans that are responsible for the cohesion and mechanical resistance of the plant, Rye extract is said to act as an internal tensor and boosts the skin’s abilities to firm and lift. I have to admit that I haven’t found any research to back this up.
I was interested to discover that artemisia abrotanum, known as wormwood, contains four flavenols with spasmolytic activities. Spasmolytic is a type of muscle relaxer and so could be playing a role here as a kind of natural Botox. There is the tried and trusted peptide, Matrixyl and and tripeptide 1.
I am definitely going to go back to Lipofill after my week off. Using it daily in conjunction with a weekly blast of Baby Quasar is the best way to say g'bye to Howdy Doody I have found so far.
Purified water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, rye seed extract, butylene glycol, artemisia abrotanum extract, isohexadecane, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, tripeptide-1, saccharide isomerate, ethylhexyl palmitate, tribehenin, sorbitan isostearate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, oat kernel, squalane, stearic acid, glycerol stearate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, PEG-100 stearate, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carbomer, disodium EDTA, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, tromethamine.