I’ve been testing Avéne PhysioLift precision wrinkle filler for the past 6 weeks or so, and here are the results. Spoiler alert…. it worked.
I thought I would prove to you, and myself, the efficacy of this product. It claims to work on ‘deep furrows and wrinkles’, and what better place to test than on the ‘furrows’ between my brows, these being the most expressive part of my face – constantly scowling it would seem 🙂
I’ve taken before and after photos, all taken first thing in the morning after waking when skin is most relaxed after a night’s rest. This wrinkle filler is for night time use. I have used it every night for the past 6 weeks. What do you think? Do you think it has worked? It is so hard to take photos in the same light when it’s coming into summer, but from what I can see on myself, and also in these photos, is that it has worked. The ‘furrows’ haven’t disappeared completely but aren’t as deep.
They claim their clinical ‘satisfaction’ tests on 33 women have resulted in 87.9% saying ‘pronounced wrinkles and deep furrows were filled’. Other areas they have tested its use are crows feet, naso-labial folds (smile lines either side of mouth), wrinkles along mouth contour (where lipstick feathers/bleeds into), and forehead wrinkles.
It has a thick gel-like consistency, and feels like it fills in the wrinkles and plumps them out so they appear less pronounced. I am not sure whether the results are long-lasting, because of this plumping action. Dimethicone is the second ingredient on the list, and is a form of silicone, which we know is used to help fill in the breaks in hair shafts to create a smooth surface, and will therefore have a similar action on skin. It’s not erasing the wrinkles or changing the structure of the wrinkles, just filling them in. This is a distinction to look out for when buying anti-ageing products. Is the action to help the skin to build collagen again or a temporary fix of filling/plumping skin to make wrinkles appear less obvious.
My theory is that wrinkles are here to stay. Hydration (both internal and external), moisture, oils, creams, a healthy lifestyle, sun protection, etc, will help skin to look healthier and fuller, but won’t permanently wipe away the wrinkles. They are a part of life. But it’s OK to help fill them out a bit in a non-invasive way, certainly that’s my preference anyway. I am not great with needles!
15ml costs £29, so actually quite affordable.