InvisiCrepe. I mean come on! InvisiCrepe? Crepey (skin) that becomes invisible? How could I not buy it?

InvisiCrepe Body Balm reduces the appearance of thin, wrinkled, crepey skin by supporting the skin’s barrier function, boosting hydration, and supporting the skin’s protein structures for a smoother, firmer, and more supple look.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

InvisiCrepe Body Balm targets all the symptoms of crepey skin through 3 main pathways: hydration, cell regeneration, and protein network support.

Hydrating Multi-Fruit Complex and Lipid Compound hydrate fully and deeply, while making long-term repairs to the skin barrier. These repairs allow your skin to retain water.

To increase thickness, we added the cell growth powerhouses Lactococcus Ferment Lysate and Oat Bran Extract. Together, they activate cell regeneration and all the firming power that comes with it.

To fix the sagging and wrinkles, we had to solve the underlying issue: flaws in the dermal matrix. The dermal matrix is your skin’s “scaffolding.” And this structure is held up by matrix proteins, like collagen and elastin.

So, we added protein network synthesizers Niacinamide and Ribose to support youthful levels of these proteins. With their help, you can gradually rebuild your dermal matrix – plumping and lifting your skin from the inside out.

HOW TO USE

  • For best results, apply daily to clean, dry skin.
  • Place a quarter-sized amount onto areas of concern such as the neck, chest, arms and legs.
  • Massage in a circular, upward motion until the product is fully absorbed.

FIRST THOUGHTS

I bought this product specifically for my neck area. I’m throwing everything I can at a small 2-inch patch of crepiness near the base of my neck. I understand that it isn’t going to vanish overnight (or at all to be honest) using InvisiCrepe, but it can look a whole lot better and that’s enough for me. I’m looking for even the slightest hint of smoothness.

City Beauty, the brand behind InvisiCrepe, advertise heavily on Pinterest which is how it first caught my attention. There are excellent reviews for this product – and not just on their own website.

Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 appears fairly high up in the ingredients list – 7th out of 37.

This interests me because although Niacinamide has long been a key component as an all-rounder in skincare – it helps with redness control, acne, pigmentation and specifically anti-ageing skincare because it has the ability to help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture (which is what we want, strengthen skin and keep it supple please), it also seems to have had a recent resurgence in popularity, elbowing old anti-ageing flavour of the month hyaluronic acid out of the way.

THE BENEFITS OF NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide leads to an increase in protein synthesis (e.g. keratin), has a stimulating effect on ceramide synthesis, speeds up the differentiation of keratinocytes, and raises intracellular NADP levels.

In ageing skin, topical application of niacinamide improves the surface structure, smoothes out wrinkles and inhibits photocarcinogenesis.

It is possible to demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects in acne, rosacea and nitrogen mustard-induced irritation. Because of its verifiable beneficial effects, niacinamide would be a suitable component in cosmetic products for use in disorders of epidermal barrier function, for ageing skin, for improving pigmentary disorders and for use on skin prone to acne.  – The National Library of Medicine.

If you know your skin can tolerate Niacinamide and want to dip your toe in the water, then you don’t have to spend a fortune buying magic beans from the US. Boots has some very affordable Niacinamide skincare proudcts.

Boots

Boots

There’s a reason Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 is a best-seller.

Olay

The skin on my neck is super sensitive, but the 48-hour patch test showed no irritation, so I’m going to use the jar up which should take a few months. We’ll see then if it works.

SHOPPING INFO

I ordered a jar of InvisiCrepe (147ml) on Wednesday 4th August and it arrived Wednesday 11th August.

  • Price $60.00
  • Shipping $9.95 (to UK)
  • VAT $13.99
  • TOTAL COST $83.94

RETURNS POLICY

City Beauty has a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee if you don’t like or get on with the product.

Sounds good in theory, but you have to return the empty jar at your own expense.

EDIT

I hadn’t realised City Beauty was so huge in the US.

Ones I like the look of – Line Blurring Wrinkle Filler, City Lips and Blue Defense Hydro Gel.

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