As promised, I will be reviewing the Ao (Acetyl Organics) Triple Action Anti-aging Serum which I have mentioned in a previous article. This product not only contains argireline, but also palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, vitamin c, hydrolyzed collagen, and retinyl acetate so I can’t say for sure that one ingredient was responsible for its effects. For this review, I did find a volunteer who had deep wrinkles around the eyes and she was more than happy to try this serum out. 😊
First off, the serum is worth $22.95 and is packaged in a white box with minimal design. Actually, it just had the words printed on it but that’s okay…being minimalist is fine. The amber glass bottle protects 30 ml of serum from too much light exposure which is good; it also has a built-in dropper at the lid which almost all serums have. The serum itself is slightly yellowish and sticky at first; the bad thing is that it has a weird somewhat sour medicinal smell. Don’t worry, the smell goes away once it dries.
So after just 28 days of once-a-day application at the periorbital area (around the eyes), the wrinkles started to change. The images below were taken same time of the day under natural light and without any other products. See for yourself:
After staring at these photos, I noticed that the oblique wrinkles below the R eye are now less visible. They’re definitely still there, but now they are obviously shorter and smoother. And on full view of the eye area (see image below), the deep horizontal wrinkle between the eyebrows improved way more than the other finer wrinkles around the eyes.
So, I personally think this product works well for deep wrinkles but the effects are not quite impressive when used for fine lines. The lack of instant improvement, however, should not be a deterrent to consistent use of a product because as with many medications, the onset of visible change may take some time. Also, keep in mind that it took years to create those wrinkles so don’t be too impatient to see them go.
Anyhow, the most important question here is…what does the volunteer think? Well, I guess this one photo will tell you the answer:
Yup, she bought 2 more of the product! She was happy with the results (although she wouldn’t mind pushing a fast forward button if there were any) and wanted to continue using it. I had to admit I was skeptical because of the poor results with the finer wrinkles, but because of the action of argireline (prevention of muscle contraction), it does make sense that it will first improve the bigger wrinkles caused by muscle contraction rather than the finer ones caused by aging or gravity.
I still hope we’ll see improvement with the other wrinkles in a few months. Fingers crossed…
Overall, I would say this is a good product and I would recommend it. But then, it’s not a replacement for Botox. Not yet, at least 🙂
P.S. Anyone else tried it? What do you think? Leave a comment below 🙂