Road test: The wrinkle cream Victoria Beckham's facialist swears by

Mother-to-be, Victoria Murphy, puts Linda Meredith’s highly-coveted V-Tox cream to the test.

There are literally thousands of face creams, serums, gels, oils and God knows what else on the market all claiming to do one thing… turn back time. But let’s be honest, how many of them actually work?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried dozens of them, and despite having a vanity choc-full of creams, Botox seems to be the only beauty treatment that gets results. But as I’m expecting, and Botox injections are ultimately toxic, I was in search of an amazing and harmless alternative.

Enter V-Tox. A natural wrinkle cream created by Victoria Beckham’s facialist, Linda Meredith; a rich face cream so safe you can use it while pregnant.

The lowdown

Using neuro-peptides derived from algae, V-Tox mimics what Botox does by surrounding the muscles with proteins to block the messages telling the skin to contract.

With more than 40 years' industry experience, working on some of the world’s most beautiful faces (Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller to name a few), Linda pressed hard to find a natural alternative for her famous clients while they were pregnant.

“Researching through the thousands of ingredients available, I found that the most effective botanical was algae extract. Combined with other natural ingredients, the skin will appear more youthful and relaxed without looking frozen in time,” Linda says.

The trial

Pregnant and always the sceptic, I trialled this product for six weeks before I put pen to paper, and I can assure you - it works!

I started with the expression lines on my face and scrapped all of my other beauty products. After just a few weeks of using the cream, my face started to look fresher and my skin had visibly less lines.

It’s a different kind of feeling to that of Botox, but my skin feels more relaxed and I don’t feel like I want to frown - though I could if I really tried! It’s a much more natural look, and as Linda tells me: “Botox can only be injected into specific muscles, whereas V-Tox can be applied over the entire face and neck, creating much more balance to the face.”

The verdict

I’m sold.

It isn’t often a product comes along that actually does what it says it’s going to do, which is why you'll have to pay for it. One 50g jar retails at $209, but it will last you about three to four months, and it doesn’t seem too steep if you consider the cost of Botox.

I can assure you, you’ll be amazed by the results... it's the real deal, ladies.

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