Let’s face it – many people are out searching for the fountain of youth. It has taken me quite a few years to figure out what works for my skin and what doesn’t so I’m always interested to try out new products that not only work for preventative measures, but work! Recently I had the opportunity to try out a product from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. Being in my mid 30’s I’m all about taking care of my skin but I have always had crow’s feet thanks to my battle with allergies and itchy watery eyes. Today I show you how the Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment has worked for me.
Let’s face it – a power house super model like Christie Brinkley is not only gorgeous, but looks flawless so having a skincare line with her name on it must hold a high standard. The Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer and Treatment (0.33 Fl.oz. / 10 mL) retails for $79.95 and lays claim that it will “Instantly reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.” This product is a targeted anti-ager for eyes, forehead and around the mouth and will get you camera ready instantly (in a flash). It claims to be an instant treatment that tightens the look of skin while firming and smoothing the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Immediately you can feel the sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin and it will smooth under-eye bags and puffiness, but also tightens skin on contact and takes years off of your appearance. But, does it do all of these things? Let’s explore.
Now – I know my eye brows are a hot mess, but we are not discussing that in this post… haha – so don’t look at them. lol I did a test on myself the first day to see how instant the results would be. In the before photo you can see that I have bags under my eyes, crow’s feet and my nasal labial lines are definitely visible. After taking the before photo I then applied the Close Up to my under eye area, at the corners of my eyes where I have crow’s feet from years of suffering from allergies and rubbing my eyes and also on the areas where my nasal labial folds are. I could almost immediately feel a light tightening effect to the places I applied the cream, though it was not uncomfortable at all and did not give me a “tight feeling” face. Since my skin is sensitive, I immediately feel anything happening normally with masks, etc. so I wasn’t surprised to feel the light tightening especially where my crow’s feet are. I snapped my “after” photo about 1 minute after applying the Close Up cream to the last section of my face I wanted to see results. As you can see from my “after” photos – my puffiness and bags under my eyes had decreased quite a bit, my crow’s feet are less prominent and my nasal labial folds look like they are plump and filled in revealing “no folds” in those areas.
To say I am impressed would be an understatement. I didn’t think a product would work that quickly for these areas and I was instantly gratified. I can only imagine what my mother would say if she tries this one because she loves skin care products in general that do a great job. 🙂
Ingredients: Water/ Aqua/ Eau, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Pullulan, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Amodimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
So let’s talk about the product itself. It is a white cream like product that you squeeze out of small tube. A little goes a long way and when you apply the product and blend it out, it feels really nice on the skin. Since I have very sensitive eyes, I like that this product did not burn my eyes or make them tear at all – considering how close to my eyes I did apply it. The cream blends out really nicely and quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue or feel on the skin at all. I didn’t experience any sensitivities on my face due to this product – big bonus since my skin is also very sensitive. After a few uses, I even tried it on my forehead and found that the tiny little wrinkles I have from frowning or facial expressions were gone.
Now – I’m 35 so I really enjoyed how this product worked for me considering I have pretty okay skin and minimal wrinkles. However, I’m not sure how it would affect anyone who may have more mature skin. Overall, I think this product is quite awesome when comparing it to the experiences I have had and I like it. Would I pay this price tag again for something that has such little product? Well, Yes – I believe I would. A little goes a long way with this (as I mentioned previously) so it will last me a long time and the benefits it offers are so instant, if you blink you may miss it. lol
You can purchase Close Up here.
Disclaimer: The product(s) discussed in this post were sent to me for review/consideration. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased as is everything on this site. While I did receive the product for free to try out – I was not paid monetarily to discuss the product or feature on my blog.