Christie Brinkley has been a role model just about all my life. I remember her well from her days as a cover girl for Seventeen and then Glamour magazine. While I look nothing like her unfortunately, her brand of fresh-faced American beauty has been an inspiration.
I was excited when I found out she was launching a line of skincare products called Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. She is still gorgeous! Her skin looks great, so I was curious about what she, in conjunction with skincare product experts, thought would make a great skincare line. You can see the whole skincare line on the Christie Brinkley website.
Recently, I received one of her products from the blogger group, iFabbo, to try out in exchange for an honest review. The product I got is called Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment.
It’s used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, lips and on the forehead. They recommend it for tightening under eye bags, but thankfully, I don’t have those. Instead, I’ve been using it religiously for more than 3 weeks on the loose skin above my eyes. On the wrinkles above my lips, I’ve been using it intermittently.
The info that came with the product says that Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment contains a unique system made up of four bioactive ingredients including copper to fight the signs of aging. Formulated to provide immediate tightening effects within two minutes, after 30 minutes and after 4 hours, the product also is supposed to provide long-term wrinkle reduction with continued use.
Extra benefits are that the product doesn’t interfere with makeup. And you can reapply it throughout the day if desired. Plus it is easily removed with no need for makeup remover.
So how did Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment work for me? I’ve had mixed results. My skincare challenge that bugs me most is the loose skin above my eyelids/under my brows. Truth be told, I think nothing short of plastic surgery can fix those. But I thought I’d try this product on my “torture test” area. Frankly, I see no difference.
On the wrinkles above my lips, it does a somewhat better job but not a big difference.
You definitely can feel Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment working. It does provide an instant tightening feeling and the skin feels smoother in that area (it contains dimethicone, an ingredient that I like but that some women are allergic to). I think this product would probably be great for a somewhat younger woman in her 40s who is just beginning to experience wrinkles or for anyone who experiences bags under their eyes because the tightening effect is real.
Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment can be purchased on her website for $79.95 for a tube containing 0.33 oz. For those of you who use Ebates, you can get cash back on this purchase by going through the Ebates portal.
Have you tried any of the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare products yet? If so, how did they work for you?
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.