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 at the time of updating this article:

Walmart: $36.99 (third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $35.10 (link)

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 Picks

There are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM is our top anti-aging moisturizer.

It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." 

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top anti-aging skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

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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.