The Better than Botox facial using Germaine de Capuccini products promises to smooth away lines


The secret to the top-tier products made by Germaine de Capuccini is in the ingredients. The wrinkle repairing creams use stem cell technology to alter the collagen, elastin and other components in the epidermis. Said to reach both the epidermis (outer skin) and dermis (inner skin), the creams protect the skin’s stem cells to delay ageing and repair wrinkles.

The brand has been around for over 50 years now, and owing to great reviews is available at somewhere around 70 spas all over the country. When used together, the Time Experts Rides range is often referred to as a “Better than Botox” facial. It’s arguably their most famous product range because of the noticeable results that people report.

Germaine de Capuccini says of the treatment: “A fast and effective solution for expression lines and wrinkles, a unique peptide formula is applied to the skin to correct and fill expression lines, diminishing the depth and length of wrinkles and fighting further anti-ageing. See wrinkles disappear after just one treatment.”

A bold claim. We had to test it out.


Putting the products to the test at the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

There’s something about getting a facial at an up-market hotel that makes you feel like you’re on holiday. The doormen, the fancy lobby, the service – it feels like a special occasion. The Sheraton Melbourne is conveniently located in the heart of the city, and you don’t have to be a hotel guest to use the spa.

The spa’s signature facial is the Better than Botox facial, which uses the Time Experts Rides range with the aim of giving their clients genuine, noticeable effects. After being cleansed and scrubbed, a number of Germaine de Capuccini lotions and potions are applied. After it all, your face feels thoroughly clean and you have a slight tightening sensation.

This anti-ageing treatment is designed for lines and wrinkles and lasts in its full effects for about a week. But you’ll notice the results the most the morning after. You know that pesky new line that’s been bothering you? The day after this facial it’ll definitely be less prominent – if not gone.

The Better than Botox treatment definitely works. And although it doesn’t last for months like botox does, you will have a similar effect for the week following the treatment. We were certainly impressed. And will most definitely be back for another.


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