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There are few potions that really target loss of volume around the labial nasal lines (the dreaded marionette lines) and the most effective thing I have found so far is LED treatments at the salon and at home with Baby Quasar. Now, however, Osmotics has launched Lipofill Non-Surgical Filler ($73) to target loss of volume on hands and neck, as well as the labial nasals.
If I have understood correctly, Lipofill is supposed to slightly increase the subcutaneous fat. Osmotics sent a sample over a couple of days ago and I am about to embark on a test. 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.
As well as sodium hyaluronate, saccharide isomerate is likely to be helping with skin plumping. This works as a moisture regulator by binding to the free amino groups of lysine in the keratin of the outer layer of the epidermis. Collagen boosting peptide power is provided by Matrixyl (palmitoyl oligopeptide) and tripeptide 1.
I am very intrigued to see how this is going to work out. I'm not yet convinced by anything I've seen about rye and for some reason this Lipofill isn't screaming "I work" at me. But on the other hand, Osmotics makes some very powerful antiaging potions and I love their (relatively new) body lotion, the telomeres stabilizing eye cream and the Inner Light foundation. We shall see... I'll report back in a few weeks.
Ingredients: 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.