I pray I haven’t been expensively scammed yet again.
Metropolitain Cosmetics is selling the highly hyped Talika lights; one for treating acne; Talika Light 660, and the one that I bought for R1 500, the ant-aging, collagen enhancing Talika Light 590. These products have been widely available in Asia and France for some years, and I first read of them on a flight to Singapore, and the concept really piqued my interest.
According to metropolitaincosmetics.co.za, the Talika Light 590® Collagen Booster emits a wave of light in pulsed form which acts on the skin’s fibroblasts (which produce collagen), triggering a “bioenergy process” that reactivates collagen and elastin production. “Wrinkles and lines gradually disappear and your skin is restored suppleness, elasticity and glow” Talika claims. We’ll see. They say I should notice a reduction in wrinkles after one month of use, and while I am hopeful, I don’t actually ‘believe’ it yet.
Let’s take an in-depth look at what the Talika Light 590 promised to do:
From the first month you will see:
- a reduction of crow’s feet by 25%
- a reduction in the length of frown lines by 32%
- a reduction in wrinkle depth by 32%
- an improvement in skin tonicity (what in the world is skin tonicity?) of 33%
This is if you use this miracle device once a day for 45 seconds on each area.
Talika seems like a company with a solid background, starting in the late 1940s, so this gives me a little faith. Besides, I have more faith in a bunch of flashing lights (THIS IS WHY EPILEPTICS CANNOT USE IT) than a cream which claims to do wonders. I have yet to buy any face cream, unguent, serum or oil that offers noticeable results. Neutrogena gave me acne and a rash, the ridiculously expensive Clinique did nothing at all, L’Oreal irritated my eye area…in fact, many of these products made me look worse than before. Instead of looking like just an old, tired hag, I looked like an old, tired hag with a skin condition. Now watch me buy ‘the next best thing’ in a few weeks…
FYI, I used the acne busting model when I was at Metropolitain Cosmetics over the weekend checking out its sister. I think it was responsible for getting rid of an angry, red pimple on my left check.
So, I shall report back in a month, on the 25th of November. Until then don’t buy it, I will give you an honest review. Let’s hope for the best!