The Organization of Consumers and Users recalls that there are no products that work miracles
The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) warns that cosmetic creams are marketed with promises about supposed botox effects that “are actually impossible to fulfill.” They assure that
no cream with botulin effect, tightening effect, ‘botulin effect’, ‘botox like’ or organic botox can offer the same result than botulinum toxin injected into the muscle, as explained in the magazine OCU Salud in its August issue.
The injected toxin reaches the muscle responsible for the movement that causes wrinkles and relaxes or blocks it for about four months.
Cosmetics do not have the ability to reach the deepest layers of the skin and its moisturizing or tightening effect, superficial in any case, passes after a while; Contrary to what the advertising that accompanies these two creams indicates:
– Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel. The product contains Esphilantol, a substance with a local anesthetic effect, which announces “results similar to those of a treatment with Botulinum Toxin, but more comfortable and simple to apply.”
– The Ordinary Argireline. Contains 10% Argireline, a patented peptide with a wrinkle smoothing effect. It advertises that it “effectively paralyzes muscle contraction to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin” or that it “works by helping to prevent the formation of wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions.”
The OCU reminds that if you are looking for an anti-wrinkle treatment
Botox injections or filler injections can be used, and it will be the doctor who will advise each patient on which is the best option depending on the age and area to be treated, the expected results and possible adverse effects.
This is a warning from the initiative
#NoCuela of the OCU, intended to deny false information or beliefs. The organization encourages any user to ask questions or share content that seems false to promote fair and responsible consumption, through the hashtag #NoCuela.