I recently wrote about my opinion that infomercial products do not work, and I speculated that Freeze 24-7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream would not produce an instant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles within minutes of using the product. Only a few days after writing that post, a rep for Freeze 24-7 contacted me and asked if I wanted to sample their products. I instantly said yes, and thought the company was pretty sure of its products if they wanted me to test them.
Freeze 24-7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream review
I generally only like to review free products if I love them, but since Freeze 24-7 was “warned” by my infomercial post, here is my honest review of this product. Freeze 24-7 states this product offers instant gratification by melting wrinkles away in minutes, and that it is an effective alternative to Botox. A “50-90% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles can be expected within minutes of use.”
I read the instructions for the cream, and applied it exactly as stated. To clean, dry skin, I applied a pea-sized amount of the cream to my crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles (on only one side of my face). I patted gently and waited two minutes for the product to absorb. After not seeing any results, per the instructions, I repeated the process. It says if you have dry skin you might see a white residue, which you can simply wipe off. I do have dry skin, and did see the white residue, which I wiped off.
After waiting five minutes, I saw absolutely no reduction in my fine lines and wrinkles, and they actually looked a bit worse. I think this is because I have dry skin, and the product has a pretty matte finish, which accentuated my lines. I smiled and saw no reduction in wrinkles. The product claims that its main ingredient GABA, combined with the other ingredients, is what is supposed to relax the muscles. I don’t think there’s any relaxing going on whatsoever. Maybe there’s a chance this product could work for someone with oilier skin? The product is a bit thick – almost like a paste – and I wonder if it could physically “fill in” the wrinkles for someone with oilier skin. Also, since the product is like a mild glue, that could be what makes people feel like it’s achieving a tightening effect. From my use of this product, I conclude it is absolutely not an alternative to Botox. I also attempted to put a moisturizer over the product, but it didn’t go on well, and I got some little clumps.
Freeze 24-7 IceCrystals Anti-Aging Prep and Polish
I am not happy about giving you my bad review of the Anti-Wrinkle Cream, however it turns out that I love this IceCrystals facial scrub, and would highly recommend it! This is a scrub you use twice a week to “reduce age spots, blemishes, surface roughness, oil, and scars.” It is touted as an alternative to Microdermabrasion. You apply it to warm, damp skin and gently massage it for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse well with water.
The scrub feels a bit like Microdermabrasion, and I would not recommend this for someone with Rosacea or very sensitive skin. Because it’s very much a physical scrub, it’s probably not good to use if you have active acne. After using the product, my skin was incredibly smooth and soft, and what I really liked about it was that my skin was hydrated, because the product left a nice thin layer of moisturizer/oil on my skin, but it didn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts. This is a great product for someone with dry to combination skin. If you have super oily skin, it might not be the best choice. Due to the peppermint oil, the product feels really icy or tingly, which is a nice pick-me-up. I actually prefer this product to a professional Microdermabrasion and do see it as a viable alternative!
This product can definitely help with the texture of your skin, and it will help to keep it properly exfoliated to help prevent clogged pores. As far as reducing age spots, scars, and oil, that seems doubtful.
Freeze 24-7 Contest!
Win Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum
& Freeze 24-7 Freeze & Go!
I haven’t tried either of these products yet, so the winner of the contest can tell me what he or she thinks! The Eye Serum says it “helps reduce puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, and other signs of aging.” It costs $115. The Freeze & Go “can be used under or over makeup, to fix fine lines, absorb excess oil and brighten skin for a flawless finish.” It costs $65.
To win $180 worth of Freeze 24-7 products, just comment on this post with your name and email address (which will only be seen by me) and say you want to enter the contest. The contest ends on Sunday, December 16, 2007. I will randomly pick the winner, and then contact the winner via email.
FYI, I will soon be giving away the Anti-Wrinkle Cream and IceCrystals in the “swap” section on MakeupAlley.com.
Update: this contest is now over, so it is too late to enter if you haven’t already. Thanks!