Skin Chemists Venom Mask

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Skin Chemists - Venom Mask £115*
Whenever you hear venom, you straight away think, poisonous, dangerous and omg, how can anyone use that on themselves. These venom products contain absolutely no venom from a snake. Of course using real venom would do more harm than good. The anti-wrinkle effects are not a permanent effect, so the venom product would need to be used often for the results you desire. As the skin starts to age it can start to lose it's plumpness and of course the dreaded lines on the face.

If It's Not True Snake Venom, What Is It & What Does It Do?
It's key ingredient is the synthetic protein fragment (Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate) also known as 'Syn-ake'. Syn-ake mimics the peptide from the Malaysian Temple Viper. Syn-ake acts in a similar manner to a peptide in snake venom which causes respiratory paralysis and death in mice, on our skin it supposedly blocks some receptor and keeps muscles relaxed. This is supposed to smooth out your wrinkles.

The benefits of Venom (Syn-ake):
  • Helps to smooth wrinkles and fine lines
  • Delivers intense moisturisation into the skin 
  • Give more volume and fullness to the face 
  • Protects the skin cell structure 
I was sent a few pieces from the Skin Chemists range and I'm going to start with the Venom Mask. Retail price is a bit steep at £115 it is a luxury item for some of us. This masks has a light perfume scent, not overbearing, a little sweet. The colour of this is a white more pearlescent appearance, texture is solid.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethiconol, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsequioxane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polyquaternium-55, Trideceth-6, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, PVP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Biosaccharide Gum-4

What Do Some Of The Ingredients Do? 
Ethylhexylglycerin is considered a safe ingredient and also used as a replacement for the ever controversial parabens but it can cause irritation to the skin. Skin Chemists do suggest that with this product and do have sensitive skin, they urge you to do a skin test 24 hours before behind the ear.
Sodium Hyaluronate helps to absorb and store moisture within the skin. Cyclopentasiloxane is the ingredient that helps to fill in wrinkles. It binds other ingredients together, providing a silky shiny appearance to the skin while helping to retain water but letting your skin breathe. Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsequioxane gives the skin a velvety after feel to the skin.

So let's do a little before and after picture session - completely bare faced moi, so you can see the full effect.
Picture Proof?


Application, Process & After Thought
You start with clean, dry skin begin to apply avoiding your eye area and leave on until dry. Wash off well with warm water.
I find it dries within 6-8 minutes tops, as it dries there's no tightening effect or a drying feeling. With those benefits it was a comfortable experience and I have even forgotten it's even on my face.

My skin looked a little brighter. The fact that it does seem to brighten my face and there are ingredients that do help fill in any fine lines / wrinkles that might appear is properly a positive.  I don't have any wrinkles so I cannot comment on the wrinkle, fine lines effect in the few weeks, I've used it.

So this is the product that has been reportedly liked and intrigued celebrities such as Tulisa, Amy Childs and one half of the Dolce & Gabbana duo Stefano Gabbana and could also be yours.


*This product was sent to me for consideration for a review. This does not sway my opinion. This is 100% my view and research is that of my own!

14 Comments

  1. Great review. You have really lovely, radiant skin :)

    - Keyta

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    1. Aw, you doll face. Thank you, glad you liked the review xo

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  2. Wow your skin looks glowing in the after photo! x

    taupeandpearl.blogspot.com

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    1. It is definitely a lot brighter xo

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  3. Fab review hun, ur face does look brighter in e after photo!

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  4. Would have been a much more interesting review if they had used real snake venom though =P hehehe

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  5. Great review! Sounds like a fab product but pricey. You have lovely skin. x

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  6. Sounds interesting. Your skin definitely looks bright. Might be something to look into!

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    1. Yeah there is an improvement in the tone definitely.

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  7. Pricy, but your skin is radiant. Crazy the things they find that support our skin.

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    1. Definitely more high end, that's for sure. I know, wonder what they will find next.

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