Anti-wrinkle pill cuts crows feet

If you want to banish those laughter-lines, help is at hand in the form of a new anti-wrinkle pill

An anti-wrinkle pill that has been found to reduce crows feet by 30 per cent could be available in the UK as early as next month.

The pills, which boost the body’s production of collagen and should be taken three times a day, are due to be launched by Unilever at 44 spas across Britain, Spain and Canada next month.

Although full results have not been published, the preliminary findings published in the New Scientist magazine are described as intriguing by independent scientists.

Christopher Griffiths, professor of dermatology at the University of Manchester says of the research: ‘They do appear to have done a pretty comprehensive study. I know of no other study that has shown this before.’

If the results are approved the pills will be the first anti-wrinkle treatment to show evidence of successfully reducing deep set wrinkles. But Nichola Rumsay, of the University of the West of England believes we should be accepting wrinkles gracefully.

‘Someone should develop a pill to stop people worrying about their appearance,’ she says. ‘That would make people a lot happier.’

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