There's a better way to get rid of crow's feet

There's a better way to get rid of crow's feet

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Text: Renée Batchelor

With crow's feet and marionette lines a problem for many women over 40, Shiseido Vital-Perfection has been hard at work finding a targetted solution

If you've ever had one of those days, when looking at the mirror makes you want to slap on the biggest pair of sunglasses you can find, you're not alone. Crow's feet — the rather apt name given to the tiny lines that show up at the corners of the eyes — are the bane of many a women as she ages. And yes, the French would argue that crow's feet lend a woman's face character. But for those who have a less sanguine approach to ageing, there is something that can be done besides following Victoria Beckham's approach of never smiling.

 Vital-Perfection Wrinklelift Cream and Mask
Shiseido Vital-Perfection hits the nail right on the spot — or should we say patch — with a micro mask that is designed just for this purpose. The Wrinklelift mask is designed specifically for crow's feet although you can apply it on the marionette lines around your mouth if you so wish. Packed with a double dose of retinol — a proven anti-ager — and Shiseido VP8, a complex that contains the skin-brightener 4MSK, this mask has an instant effect on the look of wrinkles. Besides plumping up lines, the formula in the mask also brightens the skin and helps promote moisture levels. The mask also comes in a unique orchid shape that is designed specially for Asian face shapes, and is made of a wrinkle press polymer that gives the skin an instant feeling of resilience. Perfect before a night out or pre-makeup application, you'll be impressed with the visible improvement to the look of lines and wrinkles.

Also launching is a Wrinklelift Cream to work in tandem with the mask. Once applied on the skin, miniscule capsules of pure retinol burst open, delivering this fast-working active into the wrinkle-filled areas of the face that need extra help. Used together — the cream as a daily treatment, and the mask when you need a boost — and you won't be hiding behind those sunnies anymore. 

Available at Shiseido counters in August