Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Volu-Fill Deep Wrinkle Filler

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Mary Kay claims that this targeted treatment immediately fills in deep wrinkles and reduces their appearance over time, and guess what? That's exactly what this does, whether used around the eyes, sides of the mouth, chin, wherever! Before you get too excited, we need to state that this product is not an apples-to-apples replacement for what Botox or dermal fillers can do to plump and smooth expression lines or deep wrinkles. Rather, a product like this works best to enhance the results from such procedures OR to temporarily smooth and "fill" lines.

How long the line-filling effect lasts depends on how expressive you are, how deep your wrinkles are (this product won't make deep, etched lines invisible), and what other skin-care products you use. But it is absolutely worth considering, and works best when it's patted (not rubbed) onto skin as the last step in your daytime routine. Of course, this can be used at night, too, but do you really care if your wrinkles are more apparent when you're asleep?

Products like this rely on silicone polymers to exert their smoothing and filling effect. These ingredients have an affinity for skin, and can be manipulated to expand and "fill" crevices where they essentially have a mesh-like effect that's sort of like a support bra for wrinkles! As stated above, the effect is temporary and so keeping expectations realistic is important.

We love that Mary Kay didn't just stop with the cool silicone technology. This wrinkle filler also contains anti-aging retinol, hyaluronic acid, and some intriguing repairing and cell-communicating ingredients. In short, it goes the distance while many other wrinkle fillers barely pass the starting line.

Note that this contains a tiny amount of the fragrance ingredient p-anisic acid, likely too low an amount to be cause for concern. All told, this is a beautifully done formula and absolutely worth considering as an addition to your anti-aging, wrinkle-smoothing routine!

Pros:
  • It really does work instantly to fill in fine lines and deeper wrinkles (though it won't make etched lines invisible).
  • Beautifully silky texture fills and blurs for a much smoother appearance.
  • Loaded with anti-aging ingredients like retinol and hyaluronic acid.
  • Fairly priced given the great results plus ease of use.
Cons:
  • Inclusion of fragrance ingredient p-anisic acid might make this sensitizing for some when used near the eyes.
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

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