The Beauty of Nature The Miracle of Science
 Daily Mail Newspaper in United Kingdom


Daily Mail Newspaper in United Kingdom

Every month a new product is hailed as a miracle that will banish wrinkles, zap cellulite or give you a bigger bust. But how many wonder lotions work? JENNY STOCKS asked two top dermatologists, Dr Nick Lowe, of the Cranley Clinic, and Dr ­Stefanie Williams, of Harley Street clinic, to find out... THE FACELIFT IN A JAR Shinso Essence, £255, What is it? You may not have heard about this pricey facial serum, but it’s causing a stir in the U.S. — and Madonna is a big fan. Packed full of herbs, botanicals and Japanese sea water, it claims to work deep into the skin to boost ­collagen levels and reduce wrinkles. No wonder it’s flying off the shelves. Dr Williams’ verdict: ‘This product ­contains anti-ageing ­ingredients, such as Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (a muscle relaxer) and Human ­Oligopeptide-1 (promotes skin cell growth). ‘These ­ingredients are high on the ingredient list, so it’s likely they are present in sufficient concentration. ‘The instant-effects claim seems like an exaggeration, as it takes time to induce real changes in skin biology. 'But, overall, a good ­product with beneficial ingredients.’

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