Some time ago I was sent the Transformulas WrinkleBlock Line Restriction Creme to try out and review. I was really excited for the creme to arrive as I’d read about the amazing claims that it was clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 52% in just 28 days.
As I’m slowly creeping towards my 30’s, I’m the first to admit that I can see the telltale signs of ageing on my skin, specifically around my eye area. Even RBF (resting bitchy face) hasn’t saved my face from the inevitable fine lines setting in and causing me much grievance in the process.
Let me tell you a little more about the creme before I get into my review. WrinkleBlock Line Restriction Creme claims to combat the signs of ageing and increase skin smoothness by 82% – thats a huge amount. With age fighting ingredients such as Vitamin E and Syn-ake (the synthetic snake venom that whipped the media into a frenzy a few years ago when it was named as one of the big ingredients in the bargain Aldi anti-ageing cream, Lacura), the company states that clinical trials show that after just 90 seconds, wrinkles are less noticeable. The creme also contains Xantham Gum for it’s skin hydrating properties, Softolive for it’s emollient attributes and Dehydag Wax which is a derivative of palm oil that contributes to the products’ structure.
The groundbreaking formula is said to help control nerve endings found in the skin to slow and freeze muscle spasms and movements that contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, offering long term results and plumping, brightening and firming the whole facial appearance along with defining the bone structure. If that’s not enough to get you curious about this product, then I don’t know what is.
The creme comes with application instructions to use daily and massage gently into the face and wrinkle areas with delicate upward movements. It stipulates not to use this product close to the eye rim area.
So, how did I find it?
First of all, I love the twist up bottle design and the packaging looks sleek and modern. It doesn’t look out of place sat amongst my regular beauty products at all.
I cleansed my face as usual, patted it dry and pumped a small amount onto my fingertips to apply to my skin. The first thing I noticed was the scent – it’s a very strong scent which I’d liken to Camphor Oil – the same kind of strong scent you’d associate with White Tiger Balm or Vicks VapoRub. The creme itself feels very emollient and has an almost silicone feel which is more than likely attributed to the Cyclohexasiloxane in the formula – a silicone product which can temporarily fill in and smooth out wrinkles. The creme was incredibly soft and silky to apply to the skin and had an almost silicone feel to it once it had settled in. I applied the product on my forehead, under my eye area (but not close to the eye rim) and to my nasolabial folds. The next thing I noticed was the immediate cooling and tingling effect on my skin – again, a feeling I’d liken to when you apply Tiger Balm or Vicks. Along with the cooling and tingling effect came the inevitable eye stinging. My eyes stung and ran like crazy and I had to wipe away the formula right away as it was extremely uncomfortable. I must say, I was really disappointed with my first impression using the product – most people have complaints about wrinkles around the eye area, and this formula is in no way suitable for use anywhere remotely close to the eye area without causing intense stinging and irritation to the eyes.
Ever a stickler for thorough testing, I decided to continue using the product as I really wanted to see if it would work to reduce my wrinkles or at least give the appearance that they had been reduced. That evening, I tried the formula again but left out my eye area completely and continued on with the rest of my face. The tingling and irritation was still there, but I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy using products that give my skin that minty fresh, tingling sensation as it feels lovely and refreshing after cleansing.
In all honesty, I didn’t find the formula effective at all in reducing my wrinkles, but I did still enjoy using it. I loved how it felt on my skin and it made a great makeup primer. The biggest drawback for me is the intense eye irritation caused if this product gets anywhere remotely near the eye area. I wouldn’t recommend this as an anti-ageing product, but it is a really nice emollient for the skin without being greasy or oily looking.
Would I repurchase?
No – if I’d seen great results with the product in terms of wrinkle reduction, I’d absolutely repurchase it as I think £36.95 for a product like that is more than reasonable. I also found it lasted me absolute months which means it’s good value for money. It’s not a product I could recommend as a wrinkle treatment as personally, for me, it didn’t deliver the results it promised. As with all product reviews, what didn’t work for me may work for you and vice versa so don’t take my word for gospel, this is just my personal experience and opinion.
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