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What is it?
This one interesting ampoule promises to smooth wrinkles and enhance skin texture in practically no time. Without actual Botox, or surgical intervention.
Medi-Peel is brand of Korean Skin Idea Company. Their slogan is “Medicine meets Cosmetic – Cosmedical.”
They claim that Bor-Tox Peptide Ampoule:
-France Sederma Volufiline 5% enhance skin elasticity.
-Enhance skin wrinkle barrier, gives perfect inner skin elasticity.
-Fine wrinkles +eye area wrinkles +forehead wrinkles + neck wrinkles + smile line wrinkles + lip area wrinkles all in one care concentrate ampoule
-Concentrate peptide ampoule gives light use with elastic youthful skin care.
-Volufilin 5% + collagen + elastine gives skin volume recovery.
-NO water, 85% of wrinkle solution contained. /Medi-Peel/
This product comes in simple (very much alike The Ordinary) 30 ml /1.0 fl.oz. glass bottle with the pipette. It is rather thick, white (very similar to NIOD NAAP – Non Acid Acid Precursor) viscous liquid. It has light, floral, very pleasant scent to it and spreads very easily. Not very moisturizing, and when it sinks into skin, it dries completely. No white cast or any residue on skin.
How to use it?
After face wash use toner and apply right amount onto skin, let it absorb. /Medi-Peel/
Yes, I apply it both morning and evening after toners and/or acids. I leave it for 5 or more minutes for skin to absorb it completely.
Sorry guys, no full list of ingredients this time. I have only found ingredients in Korean, and my Google Translate app failed this time miserably, so I will not paste that “translation” here. But, what I need to stress is, there are no fragrant essential oils. Nor other irritants known to my rosacea. There is a tad of fragrance added, but no biggy.
Basicaly, what I see in that ingredients list is:
- Sederma Volufiline is in 5% concentration, just as Sederma recommends,
- 5GF peptides,
- Natural fermentation complex 10%,
- Hydrolyzed collagen + hydrolysed elastin 44%,
- Sodyum Hyaluronate 26%,
- Botanical extracts (liquorice, oat, rice,…, good boys)
Volufiline is patented by Sederma, the very same company that patented Matrixyl and Teprenone. This time they made plumping up and lipofilling stuff in the bottle. That stuff is called Volufiline – sarsasapogenin, a steroidal sapogenin extracted from a root of a plant anemarrhena. And sapogenin is actually smaller part of saponin, a plant chemical component (glycoside) that has various health benefits. The most popular and the most mentioned saponins here are ginseng saponins.
Sarsasapogenin is a phytosterol devoid of estrogen, progesterone, glucocorticoid and testosterone activity. /Sederma/
It is used for enhancing appearance of breasts, or any other part of the body that needs to be volumized (a bit). Ok, not your hair. Volufiline volumizes. So, it should fill up the wrinkles by promoting lipid storage beneath them.
About EGF and GF, and other types of peptides you can read here and here. Or you can just enter the key words into my search box and it will lead you to your searched content anywhere on mblovesskincare.com. Thank you for using it!
Other ingredients listed are true age fighters like sodium hyaluronate, hydrolysed collagen and elastin. They all promote skin firmness and elasticity.
All the botanical extracts that I managed somehow to decipher are soothing and brightening (oat, liquorice, rice).
Yes (but patch test first, you know the drill)
Who is it for?
All skin types, mature skin, blemish prone skin
Does it work?
Er, well, yes. Not exactly in the erasing-wrinkles-in-no-time department, but still…
When I first applied it, the morning after was like “ok, this might actually work…” Then I did make that break to give my skin time to get used to new product, and it took approximately 3 weeks. Every time I could see my skin getting calmer, brighter, actually plumped up.
Then I incorporated it in my daily routines and it showed its full effect after 5 weeks. Ok, you might say ‘already’. The most apparent change was in my skin texture. It was better overall. Every day closer to that ‘primer-look’.
However, this is not a moisturizing ampoule. Although it claims it has such a percentage of sodium hyaluronate, it is actually rather drying. Without a very good hydrator beneath it (toner plus serum), and a good moisturizer over it, it could have rather opposite effect. A dried-out skin effect. So I reckon, oily skin types could benefit from this.
When it’s fed and drenched properly, up and down, with another hydrating and moisturizing layers, it works like a beautiful anti-age and anti-blemish serum. And it never ceases to amaze me every morning to see my skin in the mirror.
I have now two bottles of Bor-Tox in my stash. Enough said.