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Brit Lotion Promises to Freeze Your Face

Botox without the prick?


Glamotox, which is more or less supposed to be Botox in a lotion, has arrived Stateside from the U.K., thanks to skin-care company Rodial. It costs $150 a jar and lasts a bit over a month. But how does it work? Upper East Side dermatologist Debra Jaliman, who’s also a professor at Mount Sinai, noted that Glamotox has hyaluronic acid, the same ingredient found in Restylane and Botox, to fill wrinkles, and peptides to relax expression lines. But she thinks that there’s no substitute for a needle to the face. “Many creams barely penetrate the skin, and they certainly don’t penetrate the muscle,” she said. “The product might be good, but people certainly shouldn’t think they’re getting Botox or plastic surgery in a cream because, well, they’re not.” At a lunch at the Carlyle Hotel to celebrate the product, some guests were impressed with Rodial founder Maria Hatzistefanis, who claims to be needle-free, using Glamotox alone. “Look at her, she’s got no wrinkles in her forehead,” whispered socialite and Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet. “She probably gets Botox every day.”

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