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    Default Snake venom face cream best-seller



    An anti-ageing skin cream which mimics the effects of snake venom, has become a best-seller since its launch last week in Selfridges.

    Planet Skincare costs 60, and incorporates synthesised snake venom, which mimics the effect of a snakebite. Skin is left in a stunned state, as it would be if attacked by the reptile; an effect similar to that of Botox.

    The formula was developed to mimic the venom of the Temple Viper snake.

    The makers claim that the product visibly reduces lines and wrinkles in 28 days, with a 52% reduction in wrinkles and 82% increase in skin smoothness.

    It first hit the shelves of Selfridges last week, and has since been selling 50 pots every day, to quickly become one of the store's best-selling premium beauty products.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, Christine Benson, of Selfridges beauty, said, 'Products containing snake venom have been used for a few months now in the US, actresses especially love the effect. Unlike Botox it allows the face movement and emotion, but lessens wrinkles and paralyses muscles which cause creases.'

    http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/be...st-seller.html

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    Novice - is this what you were talking about?

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    Yeah except if you buy it from ALDI its only 7 per tube - and comes in a nifty little tube/injector-thingy that delivered a limited amount each time.

    Works brilliantly for a FRACTION of the cost



    A new cream claims to smooth wrinkles using a synthetic form of the poison produced by Asian temple viper snakes.
    The 6 tubes of Lacura Wrinkle Stop contain a compound called Syn-Ake, which mimics the snake's paralysing venom. It promises to block the nerve signals which cause facial muscles to contract and can lead to lines.

    Tests show that twice-daily application of the cream for four weeks may reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 52 per cent. Other products containing Syn-Ake cost up to 60 per pot, and are popular with Hollywood stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Hilary Swank.

    The new moisturiser will be stocked in Aldi stores from April 20 (2009). A spokesman said: "It offers the perfect solution for wrinkle reduction without the need for spending an excessive amount of money on expensive products and painful procedures.”
    Snake venom: the budget alternative to Botox? - Telegraph
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    I just requested samples from the Planet Skincare UK site.

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    I'll let you ladies try it first and you can get back to me!
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    you ladies are purposefully slathering paralyzing snake venom on your skin.

    you realize how demented that sounds, right?
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    ^It's a chick thing. As long as it doesn't permanently morph me into a pit viper, I'll play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    I just requested samples from the Planet Skincare UK site.
    Why not go to Aldi & get exactly the same thing for a fraction of the cost?
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    Are the Aldi stores you're speaking of the same bargain-brand groceries they are here in Michigan? If so, there's one in my neighborhood.

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    I've looked. Our Aldi stores don't stock any beauty products. Let me know if you find it in Michigan.
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    It's available on eBay but if you can't find any let me know & I'll get some & sell it to the US on eBay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    you ladies are purposefully slathering paralyzing snake venom on your skin.

    you realize how demented that sounds, right?
    yeah, and guys never do things that sound demented.

    a friend of ours was over the other night and says 'check this out'! and he whips a dick ring out of his pocket. so please don't talk to me about DEMENTED. argh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    you ladies are purposefully slathering paralyzing snake venom on your skin.

    you realize how demented that sounds, right?
    Spanish-language channels frequently run ads for a cream made with extract of snail slime; of course, they claim the stuff works miracles, but I don't think I could bring myself to put anything with snail slime on my face...

    eta: plus, it looks like the "snake venom" isn't real, but a synthetic version, so I guess it's not as bad as if they were using a real toxin *cough*botox*cough*, right...?

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    Yes, the description says it mimics the effects of snake venom. Nowhere does it say it IS snake venom.

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