Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Freeze Frame : Botox Alternative? No Such Thing

This product was recently launched in South Africa as a Botox alternative. So far nothing really beats the amazing effects of Botulinum toxin, besides being great for Crow's feet , Glabellar lines, forehead lines and snarling "bunny lines" in the upper face it can lift the corners of your mouth , reduce a gummy smile, tip your nose tip up and sculpt your masseters.

http://www.freeze-frame.com.au/ - You can have a look at the website here. Freezeframe is a product intended for use around the eyes and on the forehead. Within minutes, it claims to smoothes wrinkles almost completely - this is an instant, short term effect. It works on these muscles - the frontalis and obicularis oculi beacuse they are superficially situated.

What makes this product work? It contains a peptide called Argireline (Acetyl hexapeptide 3) which they have combined with other proteins and called Inhibox.GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) is another active ingredient This amino acid  occurs naturally in our bodies where it inhibits neurotransmitters. Snap-8 , an octopeptide is also in there that supposedly is more pwerful than Argireline by 13.3%.Argireline is the trademark name of the molecule acetyl hexapeptide-3. Argireline is manufactured by the Spanish company Lipotec and is one of the hot new ingredients in anti aging skin care products. When applied topically, Argireline seems to have an effect similar to that of BOTOX® injections on the muscles of the face.
What is Argireline or acetyl hexapeptide -3?
Peptides are small fragments of proteins. Proteins are the main building blocks of nearly all living tissues. Argireline, acetyl hexapeptide-3, is a chain of six amino acids that are attached to the residue of acetic acid.
 In vitro Argireline works well on superficial muscle but in real life (in Vivo) when it has to get through skin to reach to muscle that the results are less than satisfactory. More on Argireline in up coming posts.

Strangely people say that this peptide is a "safe" alternative to Botox. With over 20 million treatments (Cosmetic) worldwide I'm sure that it is quite clear that Botox is safe. It is one of the most used drugs in the world!

"Freezeframe® with INHIBOX is an instant alternative that immediately erases expression wrinkles within minutes of application and if that's not enough it has
the added benefit of relaxing wrinkles in the long-term.

Get your instant face lift with an application of Freeze Frame – No needles,
no doctors, no pain
. " - that's what they say

A pic from Poppy's Blog (Poppy from 5FM)

 It's available from Dischem, Stuttafords and selected Edgars stores for R799. Consider that Botox for the forehead is around R680-R900 and for the crow's feet for around R900- R1200 so I'm not convinced that an OTC product can compare. Let's see.


  1. I think it is absolutely amazing and the result speaks for itself! My only problem is that I can't afford it!! I am a pensioner and have been subtly hinting with my daughter! I now just have to wait and see!!

  2. And there are other discoveries and products that claim to be an alternative to Botox. It just goes to show that Botox still leads when it comes to giving people a younger-looking face and the competition just keeps on rising. While we welcome these new discoveries, the fact of the matter is that we're not short of ways to shed some of the years off our bodies.


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