Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scared of Botox? Try This Snake-Bite Serum Instead

Two things that I am officially terrified of are Botox (I'm not a fan of injecting toxins into my face) and snakes (I can't even see one in the Central Park Zoo behind glass). Once my friend brought me a petrified snake's head as a gift from his far-away travels, and I nearly fainted when I opened the box. So, when I read this article in the Daily Mail about a new product from Rodial (the famed brand behind my favorite facial cleanser and face wipes) I was immediately scared and slightly intrigued. Apparently, according to the article Glamoxy Snake Serum as it's frighteningly called has a "neuro-peptide" that approximates the effect of a snake's venom when it bites (to achieve a Botox-like-look minus the toxin-injection fear factor). While my fear of slithery creatures makes me a little wary, my fear of permanently-etched forehead wrinkles is an even scarier thought. Therefore, I'm pretty excited to try this, especially since it only takes "90 seconds" to work according to the article (I'm all about instant gratification beauty products). Would you use a product called Glamoxy Snake Serum? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

photo credit Rodial: http://www.skinstore.com
photo credit Viper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viperidae

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The neurotransmitter, acetylcholine (ACh) is involved in muscle movements. Anything that blocks the action of ACh, like curare, will cause paralysis; likewise, anything that causes a massive release of ACh, like black widow spider and certain snake venoms, will initially cause massive release of ACh, but eventual paralysis after the supple of ACh has been exhausted. Just thought you'd like to know how it works...