Modern cosmetics is constantly evolving and in constant search for new active principles to provide scientifically proven effectiveness. New molecules are constantly researched and synthesized, although the current trend is to use the vast wealth of active principles that nature has to offer. These active principles must be purified and studies are carried out to optimize the conditions in which their application on the skin will produce the maximum benefit.
This has been the case with the latest developments in cosmetics formulated with natural active ingredients: the application of Snail slime, Caviar, Gold, etc.
And the latest example is the use of the cosmetic properties of a substance which has long been known and feared: Snake venom.
It is well known that when snakes bite their prey, they inject a poison that causes progressive paralysis of the nervous system. And the application of this principle on our skin, in a controlled and safe way, gives us a surprising effect: it produces a muscular and nervous relaxation in the treated area to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. These lines are generated by constantly folding some specific areas of the face due to gestures. The controlled use of the active principles of snake venom achieves an extraordinary lifting effect on the skin in a completely natural way, and causing no visible changes in facial expression.
But let us see the active principles contained in snake venom in detail: it is a series of oligopeptides which work by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine (a substance responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses), thus causing a marked muscular relaxation. The effect of these oligopeptides is particularly effective in those parts of the face subject to frequent twisting and stretching, as are the areas around eyes and lips.
Laboratorios Válquer has applied these developments to two different cosmetics:
• Snake Venom Immediate Wrinkle Facelift: a serum that smooths and tightens the skin with immediate lifting effects. It has double anti-wrinkle effectiveness: a preventive effect which acts on expression line wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles contraction and a remedial effect which immediately smooths and tightens the skin.
• Snake Venom Wrinkle Corrector: a cream that prevents the formation of wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles while hydrating the skin in depth. It contains active principles from Soybeans (antiproteases) which govern the renewal of the structural proteins of the dermis: collagen and elastin.
Both cosmetics have been developed for use on all skin types, although logically the cream is more suitable for dry skin (Wrinkle Corrector) as it provides additional hydration.
In order to get the full benefit of the application of the immediate anti-wrinkle facelift, it should be applied during the day, as its then when the tightening, smoothing and illuminating effects are most obviously appreciated. We will notice the skin becomes smooth and tight within a few minutes of application.
Although the form of application that provides maximum effectiveness is the combination of both cosmetics, apply the Snake Venom Immediate Wrinkle Facelift by day in order to obtain and enjoy its smoothing and tightening effects, and the Snake Venom Wrinkle Corrector by night because of the repairing and renewing effects of collagen and elastin.
Laboratorios Válquer Technical Department.