Wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles – they’re something we all face right? From those fine lines around the eyes due to late nights, stress, and natural aging, to laugh lines (oh, why must we be punished for smiling!?!). 🙂
And while some people see these wrinkles as a reflection of natural aging and all the wisdom that comes with old age, some people just want to hide ’em – and that’s where Christie Brinkley’s Authentic Skincare comes in.
About Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is claimed to be a ‘breakthrough’ line of anti-aging products that work together to protect, treat, and revitalize your skin all day (and night) long. Christie created this anti-aging product line so that she could “share her secret” with women by introducing them to skincare products that will help them look younger, while treating problem skin and protecting it against damaging sun rays.
There are a total of 9 products that make up the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line, from cleansers and exfoliators, to several anti-aging treatments, night/day creams, and serums.
Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment
Out of all the products in Christie’s collection, the Instant Wrinkle Reducer is something you’d most likely use as a sort of ‘spot treatment’ to smooth out lines in targeted areas. So let’s first go over everything it claims to do.
What It Claims To Do
The Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment is an eye, mouth, and forehead treatment that’s claimed to provide instantly tighter and smoother-looking skin, smooth under eye bags and puffiness, and soften the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles. Other product claims include:
• Instant sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
• Potent formula maximizes anti-wrinkle effects.
• Smooths bags and puffiness under the eyes.
• Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.
• Lasts for hours and can be reapplied throughout the day.
• Will wash off easily with water (no make-up remover required).
Here are the two of the ‘key’ ingredients that make Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment, along with the full ingredient list.
Neodermyl™: A complex consisting of 4 ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Methylglucoside Phosphate, and Copper Lysinate/Prolinate. Copper supposedly plays a significant role in collagen production & maturation.
LIFTONIN®-XPRESS: A polymer matrix created to provide tightening effects on the skin. Its physical tightening effect is immediately noticeable. Visibly minimizes various types of wrinkles, such as fine lines and expression wrinkles, and provides a reduction in the look of skin roughness.
Full Ingredient List: 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.
Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment Review
I was quite impressed by the ‘instant’ results I saw after my first application – it actually does everything it claims to do, most noticeably, in smoothing out fine lines. It looks like it works by ‘filling’ them in, as well as by tightening the skin.
After taking my eyes off the miraculously ‘vanishing’ lines, I noticed the area where I had applied the treatment had gone completely matte – bonus!! (I have pretty oily skin so a mattifying product is always a plus). It turns out this effect was created by the film-like layer of product that sort of sits over the skin. I figured this could cause some issues when it came to applying makeup over it, but to my surprise, my foundation and concealer applied evenly over the product (I did give the treatment a few minutes to sit first – that’s the key!).
Before & After
Below are a few photos demonstrating the effect of the treatment. The first photo shows my under-eye area without any makeup, primer, or lotion on:
As you can see, the treatment noticeably smoothed and softened my skin, and even got rid of some of the fine lines I have under my eyes. The treatment also eliminated some of the shine and created a ‘soft focus’ look on my skin. To me, it made my skin look a little healthier and more youthful!
Overall, I’m really liking this treatment, and have been using it over my forehead lines and almost daily around my eyes. Besides the higher price point, I would definitely recommend this product if you want a quick ‘wrinkle-fix’, or just want to improve the look of certain areas of your face and create a smooth base before applying makeup.
The Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment retails for $79.95 and is available here on the Christie Brinkley website, as well as on Amazon. You can also find some of her other products here on HSN’s website, where they’re currently having a huge sale on her skincare kits!