Snake serum and killing wrinkles: my adventure with Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

When I told Marcia about this new product I was going to be testing, her response was, “Have fun killing your wrinkles.”

Well guess what?  It was pretty fun!  Just the thought of killing wrinkles with snake serum is like the ultimate high for a skin care junkie like me.

Before I get into the gory snake venom details, let me tell about Skin Chemists, a UK company with world-wide delivery that does NOT test on animals (not even snakes).  Richard Walker, the Managing Director of Skin Chemists, was inspired by his father who created one of the very first ‘breakthrough’ skin care creams.  His Pharmacist father helped people find both their inner and outer beauty, which has become the guiding philosophy of Skin Chemists.  Every product they create is unique, cutting-edge, and tested via extensive clinical trials.   They are focused on the ethical creation of products that truly work and give real results.  As Richard Walker says, “When we say we can help…we can!”

Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

I tested their Wrinkle Killer Professional Formula 4% ($207.17), which is a multi-peptide serum.  The 4% version is the salon strength version of the original Daily Use Formula.   The whole purpose of this serum is to get rid of your wrinkles – yup, to KILL them.  And the main ingredient is Syn-ake, which is a combination of oxygen and ingredients that replicates the venom from a Temple Viper snake.  This isn’t REAL snake venom – it’s a synthetic replication, no snakes were harmed in the production of this wrinkle cream!

Ok, who wouldn’t want to test a product with a name like Wrinkle Killer?  And then add in (synthetic) snake venom…woohoo!!  The main purpose of real snake venom is to immobilize the snake’s prey so it can swallow it.  So it makes sense that the purpose of Syn-ake is to immobilize your wrinkles and smooth your complexion through neuro-peptides.

This particular version has 4% of the active ingredient, Syn-ake.  An impressive 92% of Skin Chemist customers who have tried Wrinkle Killer gave it the highest rating of 5 stars.  Wrinkle Killer has been a huge success in Europe, over 40,000 units were sold in the first 6 months it was on the market.

directions

I absolutely love the honesty of this company – they actually say “For the best results we recommend that you use Wrinkle Killer Snake Serum for 28 days.  The effects will be temporary and continued use is required.”  That’s true of most skin care products, but it’s pretty rare that you find a company who actually tells you in print!  Because I am still testing the PaloVia Laser on the wrinkles around my eyes, I used this twice a day on my upper lip lines for over a month.

applicator

Quick packaging note – love the applicator.  It’s sanitary and it keeps the integrity of the serum by not exposing the product to air.

swatch

The serum is thick with a silky, almost silicone-like feel to it.  It smooths on easily and doesn’t interfere with other moisturizers or makeup.

My one complaint about this serum is the fragrance.  It’s not horrible, and it doesn’t last, but it definitely smells perfumey when first applied.  I would prefer no fragrance, although the scent isn’t a deal killer for me.

After a month, I definitely did see an improvement in the fine lines around my upper lip.  And while it is expensive, you need so little of the product that one bottle will last a very long time.  After thirty days of twice daily use, my bottle still looks almost brand new.  I am betting it will last at least a year.

I love my Wrinkle Killer just for the fun factor of a fantastic name and the connection to snake serum.  I love it even more because it does work, it will kill your wrinkles although it’s not an instant death – you make them suffer slowly.  If Skin Chemists took out the fragrance, I would say that this is a pretty perfect serum.  If fragrance isn’t an issue for you, then it is a very entertaining and effective wrinkle treatment option.  – Lisa

*pr sample

So what is in Syn-ake?  Here you go!

 

Comments

  1. Fantastic review, Lisa! I really want to try this!!!

  2. I have never heard of this, but after your review, Lisa, I definitely want to try this out. I love Marcia’s response, too! :-)

  3. Don’t you just love the name!

  4. I’m sure you don’t have wrinkles! But it’s fun just for the name alone. Plus it does what it says.

  5. I dont like the sound of those ingredients. Parabens and PEGs – synthetic factory produced chemicals with cancer causing agents. I wish they made something that was natural and good for the skin, while fighting wrinkles

  6. I can try this for $25.00,but the thing I hate is all the Parabens that are listed in the ingredients. Its sad cause their is so much chemicals in everyday products. The best way to achieve long lasting results is cosmetic surgery and not many wanna go that route.

  7. Try to find deals on Groupon, I found their Instant facelift for $50 TWO BOTTLES (saved over $400!!!). I am not so happy with the product though. It is a bit tightening and leaves residue if you dont let some minutes before the application of your regular cream

  8. I bought this product for my mum’s birthday..poor her!!her face got completely red and itching!!
    I definitely i wouldn’t recommend to anybody..it is truly a scam!

  9. I read something about SkinChemist actually TESTING on animals and using nasty ingredients such as parabens, is that true???

  10. @floranna, no that is not true at all. SkinChemists is completely against animal testing.

    People have their own preferences regarding ingredients in skin care, which is why Beauty Info Zone always tries to post ingredient lists!

  11. For those of you who are concerned about parabens, we suggest doing your research before jumping to conclusions. Here is a quote from Paula Begoun, who has been researching and reporting on skin care for over twenty years:
    Parabens are a group of preservatives, including butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, and ethylparaben, that are among the most widely used group of preservatives in cosmetics. It is estimated that more than 70% of all cosmetic products contain some form of paraben. Parabens are believed to cause less irritation than some preservatives and offer broad antifungal and good antibacterial activity.

    Parabens have become a stigmatized group of preservatives due to their alleged relation to breast cancer. The Paula’s Choice team has researched this issue extensively and come to the conclusion that parabens are not harmful ingredients consumers should avoid. Click here for more information on parabens and the controversy surrounding them. See preservatives

  12. BeautyBlogLover says:

    Hi ladies.. I have really investigated this serum as I truly want to purchase it..Right now (if U copy and paste THIS URL in your browser..NOT search engine)..It is http://thelist.bluefly.com/deal/30855/wrinklekiller-or-facelift-skinchemists/national you will find it for only $19.99.. Today is Feb. 23rd, 2013 and there is 1 day and a bit less than 6 hr.’s to purchase.. It is valued at $217.00 for the original MRP and I do see it on several site’s right now for less due to the sale on TheList.bluefly.com site…At this price it’s a YES for me.. I’ve been battlling for 5 day’s on whether to purchase this or not but since not so many hour’s are left to purchase it I am going right now to do so..I hope this help’s in case other’s were wanting to purchase this especially for such an affordable price right now..

  13. BeautyBlogLover says:

    One more thing..They also have the skinChemists Facelift too for only $24.99 right now too but after reading about how tight it make’s your face feel and after seeing on the internet on many blog’s site’s that it only last’s for about 6-8 hr.’s I am going to leave this one alone..It’s actual price is $239.00.. It sound’s great but going to keep using my usual Clinique anti-aging skin care regimen since I can see a HUGE difference on both wrinkle’s and a firmer face after using for only a a month and a half.. Just wanted to let anyone interested in purchasing the FaceLife know about this sale.. It’s also at at the same URL I posted with the wrinkle killer.. Hurry up if U R wanting to purchase.. Only 1 day and a few hr.’s left to buy..I am in no way affiliated with any company I have named.. If I were I would definitely give U an honest review but haven’t tried skinchemist’s Wrinkle Killer nor FaceLift

  14. Hi, ladies, can you pls post a link or tell where you can buy this stuff for the full over200 quid price?

  15. beautyin says:

    Hi, if you click on and of the words ‘SkinChemist’ in the post, it will take you to their website.

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