Erm, oh yes, they did!
I couldn’t actually believe my eyes when I read this in a magazine (and flagged up to me by fellow blogger Sascha HERE). Whatever Syn-ake does, it categorically does NOT act like Botox which is an injection of muscle-freezing agent. I don’t argue at all that it may help to keep wrinkles at bay, but oh my goodness, I really strongly object to it being billed as Botox In A Pot – there is NO such thing. It’s irresponsible to suggest that anything other than Botox acts like Botox.
It’s exactly this kind of thing that makes my blood boil. *Throws hands in the air*. Anyway, it’s legally very dodgy territory because Allergan, who make Botox, do not like to see the trademarked word used so, er, liberally and are notoriously litigious.
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I reviewed a facial oil that contained an ingredient hailed as “natures alternative to Botox”. I’ll give it it’s dues, it was a good product and I noticed a numbness in the area I used it and also a more relaxed appearance to the face BUT I was very quick to point out in my post that it does not act the same way as Botox. Nothing applied topically to the skin could act the same as a toxin injected directly in to the muscle. People would be naive to think so!
Rubbish claims aside – for £125, just have the Botox already.
Sounds like SYN – AKE oil to me….
Having tried products with Syn-ake in them, I can tell you it did nothing for the lines on my face! In fact, it did nothing at all.
When the time comes when I am looking for something that does the job Botox does, I’ll go get Botox. Sick of everything being marketed as having the same results, if you want wrinkles gone then go get the injection.
I edit the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing which focuses on medical anti-ageing treatments and couldn’t agree with you more! Botox (Allergan) is a prescription medicine and so it is careless to liken a skin care product to it. And then there’s the issue of Allergan too! But what upsets me the most is that the average consumer does not know about this – very misleading! Thanks for highlighting this
I can’t help but roll my eyes when magazines and brands claim a cream can work in the same way as a poisin which is injected.
What a waste of their time and effort. Bring on the ASA investigation!