Since I started posting on Lacura skin care lots of you have popped up with suggestions of your favourite beauty products from Aldi and this was the most recommended of them all. Being only 26 I am just dipping my toe in to the anti-ageing pool but am very much willing to invest in active skin care that really works.. luckily this isn’t much of an ‘investment’ at just £4.99 but I have to say.. I think it does something. Although I’m still young and perhaps not the ideal test subject for this product I am just starting to develop fine lines (it’s the children’s fault) and have a noticeable dent between my brows. Now if I’m honest I didn’t really think this was going to visibly improve those ‘problem areas’ so I didn’t bother with the before and afters but now I really wish I had as I think you would see a difference. Everything seems softer and my skin feels smoother.. I can’t be sure because it’s not like I had huge deep wrinkles to begin with but this is definitely a product ! want to keep using.. just in case.
Getting in to the technical spiel.. here’s what Lacura say about Wrinkle Stop
This oil free, anti-ageing cream contains a key active ingredient – Syn-Ake. Syn-Ake is a synthetic substance which mimics the effect of a protein found in the venom of the Temple Viper Snake.
Amino acids found in the venom block nerve signals telling muscles to contract, which helps to stop wrinkles forming as well as smoothing out the skin, producing a wrinkle free appearance. It has been proven to help reduce forehead wrinkles by 53% and crow’s feet by 24% after 28 days.
I have only been using Wrinkle Stop for a couple of weeks and I feel like I see improvement so after a month I’m excited to see the results. What I gather from Lacura’s science blurb is that this is going to be most effective at warding off the signs of ageing rather than reversing them so perhaps 26 is the ideal time to start using it.
I’m fairly certain that this is designed to be used alongside your regular night cream, to be applied only to the target areas so 10ml should last you a while. That being said before I wrote it up I wanted to give it a go all over my face and under my makeup.. after all lots of us wear it and if this works as well as many say I’m going to want to be using it night and day! Firstly when used all over I saw no adverse reaction such as breakouts/dryness, secondly is is the best lotion I’ve used as a makeup base in a long time. There’s no harm in using it as your daily moisturiser, it’s oil free so shouldn’t create any extra shine and it replaced my morning eye cream! Bonus!
They’ve been clever with their packaging too, you pump the serum out of a syringe-like applicator which gives you just the right amount to cover your key areas. A little goes a long way and so this measured dose system is great for eliminating waste and making sure you’re not clogging your skin with excess product. Upon first application it feels greasy but it sinks in quickly and is lightweight. The whole thing just feels so much more expensive than it is, in fact I’d hazard a guess that if I gave this to my Mum (who couldn’t be less in the loop with these things) she’d think it was a beauty hall brand. Something between the the packaging and the consistency of it’s contents is just so luxe.. I can’t believe it’s from Aldi!!
Prevention is absolutely cheaper than the cure.. and a lot less painful if you consider the cure to be the surgeons knife.
At £4.99 how can anyone afford not to try this stuff?