{"id":604567503154,"title":"Insta-Tox Review: Are Botox Creams Legit?","created_at":"2023-01-01T14:43:56-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Insta-Tox Review: Are Botox Creams Legit?\",\n \"keywords\": \"insta tox, insta tox review, insta tox reviews, insta-tox, insta-tox review, insta-tox reviews, serious skincare insta tox, serious skin care insta tox, insta tox amazon, insta tox serious skin care, insta tox before and after, insta-tox before and after, serious skincare insta tox reviews, insta tox ingredients\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Insta-Tox to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective for reducing signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin. We highlight a questionable additive ingredient and share real, unsponsored customer reviews.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/insta-tox-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand claims that their product is so effective that it’s a “natural alternative to Botox” and that it causes you to “look 10 years younger.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Insta-Tox contain ingredients proven in medical studies to have an anti-aging effect or are these just marketing claims? Does it have any questionable additive ingredients? How does the cost compare to other anti-aging creams? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Insta-Tox?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Insta-Tox based on medical research to give our take on whether or not the cream is likely to have an anti-aging effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll highlight a questionable additive ingredient, and share real, unsponsored customer reviews of the product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review – Will Insta-Tox Reduce Signs of Aging?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Insta-Tox_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1672601870\" alt=\"Insta-Tox ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInsta-Tox does contain a number of effective anti-aging ingredients that are backed by clinical research.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium hyaluronate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which was described in a 2018 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have a “remarkable anti-wrinkle effect.” Because of its lower molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate can penetrate deeper into skin than hyaluronic acid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eRetinyl palmitate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a vitamin A derivative that was clinically shown to reduce the visible effects of aging, as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/introstem-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIntrostem\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, another anti-aging cosmetic product containing this ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMagnesium aspartate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a magnesium salt, and this class of compounds is described in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5637834\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eScientifica\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to enhance skin hydration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is one ingredient in this formulation that we recommend avoiding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePhenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic preservative shown in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32387382\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be toxic to human cells \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ein vitro\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we appreciate the clean and simple formulation of Insta-Tox. We consider the cream likely to be effective for anti-aging, given that it contains three effective active ingredients. We don’t recommend Insta-Tox due to the inclusion of a synthetic preservative ingredient, but we consider it to have an above-average formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Insta-Tox User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Misty Hatch reviewed Insta-Tox including before-and-after images:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@the.misty.hatch\/video\/7104020923648429358\" data-video-id=\"7104020923648429358\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@the.misty.hatch\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@the.misty.hatch?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@the.misty.hatch\u003c\/a\u003e Tiktok made me buy it. \u003ca title=\"instatox\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/instatox?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#instatox\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"firming\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/firming?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#firming\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"matureskin\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/matureskin?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#matureskin\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"over40\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/over40?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#over40\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"wrinkletreatment\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/wrinkletreatment?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#wrinkletreatment\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"deepwrinkles\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/deepwrinkles?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#deepwrinkles\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"nobotox\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/nobotox?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#nobotox\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ BARELY BREATHING - Grant Averill\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/BARELY-BREATHING-6773863867542931458?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ BARELY BREATHING - Grant Averill\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from beauty influencer Dawn Gallagher also includes before-and-after video, but this video is sponsored:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/PcYdlc4f3xY\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Insta-Tox for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInsta-Tox is currently sold on several online retail sites. Here’s the price breakdown.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $46.99 (third-party seller)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $39\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$31.90\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3VBxyo4\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Insta-Tox is currently 18% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website, and the brand website also charges for shipping for orders under $70.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Insta-Tox Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs referenced in the previous section, Insta-Tox is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product has been reviewed over 1,000 times, and has an average review rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Marisia King” who gives the product 4 out of 5 stars and claims it reduced the size of her pores:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Only issue for me is big pores that keeps my skin from looking smooth and milky. This product shrinks the heck out of them!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I use this and blush\/bronzer\/highlight and it looks better than any pour cover up\/foundation I ever used! Happy girl over here.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “PLF\/ Dallas” who claims that the packaging is poorly created causing product waste:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“The other issue is that the product is watery and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003etoo much product escapes out of the tube at one time. The tube hole is too big and allows air in the tube, making it impossible to control the amount of product coming out.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e The tube needs to be more like a No. 7 wrinkle filler tube”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Clean Anti-Aging Skincare Recommendations\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are skincare products that contain ingredients proven in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. \u003cstrong\u003eVitamin C\u003c\/strong\u003e has been shown in a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11896774\/\"\u003eclinical study\u003c\/a\u003e to reduce wrinkles and improve skin hydration when applied topically. Most importantly, this serum is entirely free of questionable additives like preservatives or fragrance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eHydraGlow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick. It features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as \"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\" In the linked trial, topical bakuchiol reduced wrinkles, improved skin elasticity and firmness, and reduced photodamage (damage from UV rays). There are no questionable additive ingredients in this product.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out HydraGlow\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Oral \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecollagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e \u003cb\u003eto improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The only ingredient in Bulletproof Collagen is collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInsta-Tox contains several research-backed ingredients for anti-aging. We believe the product is likely to be effective for reducing visible signs of skin aging like wrinkles and dry skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of a synthetic preservative ingredient that we advise consumers to avoid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers who are intent on purchasing this product, doing so on Amazon is currently the most cost-effective option.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-01T14:54:21-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-01T14:54:21-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Insta-Tox to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective for reducing signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin. We highlight a questionable additive ingredient and share real, unsponsored customer reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"insta-tox-review","tags":"_related:anti-aging, _related:skincare"}

Insta-Tox Review: Are Botox Creams Legit?

Insta-Tox Review: Are Botox Creams Legit?


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Insta-Tox is an anti-aging facial cream sold by a company called Serious Skincare. The brand claims that their product is so effective that it’s a “natural alternative to Botox” and that it causes you to “look 10 years younger.”

But does Insta-Tox contain ingredients proven in medical studies to have an anti-aging effect or are these just marketing claims? Does it have any questionable additive ingredients? How does the cost compare to other anti-aging creams? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Insta-Tox?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Insta-Tox based on medical research to give our take on whether or not the cream is likely to have an anti-aging effect.

We’ll highlight a questionable additive ingredient, and share real, unsponsored customer reviews of the product.

Ingredient Review – Will Insta-Tox Reduce Signs of Aging?

Insta-Tox ingredients

Insta-Tox does contain a number of effective anti-aging ingredients that are backed by clinical research.

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which was described in a 2018 medical review to have a “remarkable anti-wrinkle effect.” Because of its lower molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate can penetrate deeper into skin than hyaluronic acid.

Retinyl palmitate is a vitamin A derivative that was clinically shown to reduce the visible effects of aging, as we documented in our review of Introstem, another anti-aging cosmetic product containing this ingredient.

Magnesium aspartate is a magnesium salt, and this class of compounds is described in a medical review published in the Scientifica journal to enhance skin hydration.

There is one ingredient in this formulation that we recommend avoiding.

Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative shown in clinical research to be toxic to human cells in vitro

Overall we appreciate the clean and simple formulation of Insta-Tox. We consider the cream likely to be effective for anti-aging, given that it contains three effective active ingredients. We don’t recommend Insta-Tox due to the inclusion of a synthetic preservative ingredient, but we consider it to have an above-average formulation.

Real Insta-Tox User Reviews

A TikTok user named Misty Hatch reviewed Insta-Tox including before-and-after images:

@the.misty.hatch Tiktok made me buy it. #instatox #firming #matureskin #over40 #wrinkletreatment #deepwrinkles #nobotox ♬ BARELY BREATHING - Grant Averill

A YouTube video from beauty influencer Dawn Gallagher also includes before-and-after video, but this video is sponsored:

Where to Buy Insta-Tox for the Best Price

Insta-Tox is currently sold on several online retail sites. Here’s the price breakdown.

Walmart: $46.99 (third-party seller)

Brand website: $39

Amazon: $31.90 (link to official Amazon listing)

At the time of publishing this article, Insta-Tox is currently 18% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website, and the brand website also charges for shipping for orders under $70.

Real Insta-Tox Customer Reviews

As referenced in the previous section, Insta-Tox is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

The product has been reviewed over 1,000 times, and has an average review rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Marisia King” who gives the product 4 out of 5 stars and claims it reduced the size of her pores:

“Only issue for me is big pores that keeps my skin from looking smooth and milky. This product shrinks the heck out of them! I use this and blush/bronzer/highlight and it looks better than any pour cover up/foundation I ever used! Happy girl over here.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “PLF/ Dallas” who claims that the packaging is poorly created causing product waste:

“The other issue is that the product is watery and too much product escapes out of the tube at one time. The tube hole is too big and allows air in the tube, making it impossible to control the amount of product coming out. The tube needs to be more like a No. 7 wrinkle filler tube”

Our Clean Anti-Aging Skincare Recommendations

There are skincare products that contain ingredients proven in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. Vitamin C has been shown in a clinical study to reduce wrinkles and improve skin hydration when applied topically. Most importantly, this serum is entirely free of questionable additives like preservatives or fragrance.

Interested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum at this link to the product page on the official brand website.

HydraGlow is our top moisturizer pick. It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." In the linked trial, topical bakuchiol reduced wrinkles, improved skin elasticity and firmness, and reduced photodamage (damage from UV rays). There are no questionable additive ingredients in this product.

Interested consumers can check out HydraGlow at this link to the product page on the official brand website.

The only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is Bulletproof Collagen Powder. Oral collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration. The only ingredient in Bulletproof Collagen is collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link to the product page on the official brand website.

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Conclusion

Insta-Tox contains several research-backed ingredients for anti-aging. We believe the product is likely to be effective for reducing visible signs of skin aging like wrinkles and dry skin.

We do not currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of a synthetic preservative ingredient that we advise consumers to avoid.

For consumers who are intent on purchasing this product, doing so on Amazon is currently the most cost-effective option.




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