Snail mucus, snake venom, viper venom…it’s all the rage in Asia and we get taste of it with Nip + Fab Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix this Spring.
Nip + Fab Fiver Venom Wrinkle Fix is a new and very interesting primer slash serum that does a little number on those fine lines that might be popping up on your face.
Take a peek!
Ok, I don’t have fine lines on my face but I still tried this out of morbid curiosity to see what it was all about. It’s a $19.99 skin refining serum that’s to be used prior to moisturizer and makeup. It basically acts as not only a serum of sorts but a primer prior to makeup.
Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix supposedly contains something called Liftonin-Express + Syn-Ake which are basically two ingreidents created by Nip + Fab. Skyn-Axe is a neuropeptide according to the brand which inhibits neuromediators implicated in the contraction of innervated muscle cells which provides a mild botox-like effect on skin. Liptonin-Express provides a tightening effect that lasts for a few hours.
I actually tried the serum twice and hated it. It’s awful if you don’t have finely lined skin. I can understand the effect and finish it will probably provide on aging more mature skin than my own as it tightens and kinda feels like it pulls skin back. I imagine this tightening sensation along with the pulling will blur the appearance of fine lines and reduce them. It’s an interesting technique and I’m guessing on fine lines it’ll probably soften their appearance.
I didn’t LOVE that tightness it provided but I’d really love to see what this could on aging skin. It might just be a rather cool effect.
According to Nip + Fab it acts to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while softening and smoothing them and giving a freeze-like effect. For me it almost feels numbing…now I know what botox feels like ha!
The gel-like texture absorbs easily but as it goes into dry down and set mode and that’s when the tightening effect sets in.
I guess I better put this on the shelf and revisit it in a few years. It’s a very interesting product and I’m hoping a reader with finely lined skin may have tried it will leave a comment as I’d like to hear about their experience.
It’s available now at Ulta stores and Ulta.com
Please do comment if you tried!
Would love to hear!