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The Best Alternatives to Botox

Ever wanted to get rid of those pesky fine lines or wrinkles but don’t want the toxins and pain that comes with Botox®? Then you will love this blog post! Read on to find out my favourite natural alternatives to Botox®!

There are a number of natural ingredients known for their Botox®-like properties and these products are based on those.

Z’kin Line Smoothing Serum
This is our #1 seller, 5 star reviewed product as rated by our customers as the fastest working, face lifting, line smoothing natural alternative to Botox®! The Zk’in Line Smoothing serum serum is designed to help visibly reduce fine lines to give a more youthful appearance! This is achieved through the active ingredient Paracress extract (Gatuline® Expression) which is clinically tested* to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, clinical tests of Gatuline® Expression saw an amazing 75% of volunteers see results the very next day after their first application!* This incredible ingredient works similarly to injectables, without the pain! One of the best things about the Zkin brand is that it has a zero tolerance approach to toxins. This means you won’t find nasties such as parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and GMO ingredients in their products! This serum is Certified Organic, made in Australia and gel based designed to be absorbed rapidly, so apply in the morning or at night underneath or in place of your regular moisturiser (if you have oily skin) for best results.

Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream
As our skin is up to 3 times more regenerative at night, it’s important to use a good quality night cream like this Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream. This product includes the scientifically proven IBR-Dormin® technology which has been proven to help slow down the signs of ageing.** A clinical study was conducted using IBR-Dormin 1% in cream on twenty women for six weeks. Results showed a significant improvement in skin elasticity, skin firmness and a decrease in wrinkle depth.** This cream also contains ginseng which helps form connective tissues such as collagen which strengthens, tightens, smooths and lifts skin. It’s no wonder it’s known as nature’s alternative to Botox®! Full of essential oils and moisturising ingredients, this night cream is hydrating, plumping and a dream to apply! Simply massage gently into skin all over face, neck and décolletage before bed and it will work its magic while you sleep!

To find out more about which natural night cream is best for you check out this blog post I wrote!

100% Pure Super Fruits Serum
This serum is perfect to use day or night and is full of nourishing vitamins, minerals and nutrients. This serum works to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving skin’s firmness and elasticity.*** This is done through the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of antioxidants that rejuvenate mature or dull skin to fight ageing. These antioxidants are sourced from the most powerful anti-ageing fruits in the world with the highest ORAC value.

Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum
The skin around your eyes is very delicate so other thank your forehead, it is one of the most common place for people to get Botox®. Good news however, Mukti’s Age Defiance Eye Serum will help you reduce the appearance of crows feet! Created in Australia and formulated with Emu Apple, Sweet Almond and Sea Buckthorn, as well as specific peptides (Argireline, Eyeseryl, Hyadisine and Serilesine), native extracts, antioxidants and vitamins! This eye serum helps enhances skin elasticity, smoothness and reduces lines. Clinical studies***** were conducted on participants using the serum twice daily. Results shows that eye wrinkles decreased up to 17% in fifteen days and 27% in thirty days of use!*****

Andalou Deep Wrinkle Dermal Filler
If you have deep wrinkles then Andalou Deep Wrinkle Dermal Filler is perfect for you! Suitable for more mature skins that need a little “plumping”, this wonderful, budget friendly product uses ingredients including Resveratrol, Goji Glycopeptide and Cupuaca Butter to nourish, hydrate and firm your skin while also aiming to stimulate the production of collagen to help restore skin elasticity. Andalou products utilise the power of fruit stem cells which has been proven to deliver amazing results! Tests results show that 87% of people saw overall improvement in skin tone and luminosity, 100% saw improved hydration, 62% saw a decrease in the number of fine lines and wrinkles, 50% saw a reduction in length and depth of lines and wrinkles and 87% saw improved elasticity of the skin.****** Simply apply twice daily to clean skin then apply your regular moisturiser on top!

Acure Radical Wrinkle Complex
Want to banish fine lines the natural way! Then Acure’s Radical Wrinkle Complex is the product for you. The unique blend of potent antioxidant rich products such as organic botanicals, essential amino acids and vitamins, means it’s best to use at night time. This product also features Acure’s signature formulation of 5% Organic Chlorella Growth Factor, Organic Curoxidant and Organic Argan Oil. This combination works to smooth fine lines and promote cell turnover, all while you sleep! In a thirty day consumer use study, 100% of participants reported that they saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!**** How amazing is that!

So there you have it! Simple skincare additions that can help give you a more youthful, plumped and smooth appearance naturally!

Botox is an extremely popular option when it comes to temporarily reducing wrinkles. However, you don’t have to resort to injections to reduce fine lines and get healthy, smooth youthful looking skin. Posh Beauty talked to top dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco, Associate Dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology, to discover sound alternatives to Botox.  Here are Dr. Fusco’s 5 alternatives to Botox:

“Many women I see want the smooth effects that neurotoxins bring, but are hesitant because of needle fear, budget concerns, pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.; I have lots of tips for alternative treatment options,” says Dr. Fusco.

1) Retinol: A gold standard in Dermatology, retinol will stimulate collagen and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. But some gals are concerned about irritation or sun sensitivity. A product like Vichy Retinol HA Advanced Concentrate ($55 at Vichyusa.com) is the perfect answer. Applied to frown lines regularly it will smooth and plump. Tip: don’t wait for that fine line to become a crease! Start early.

2) For Crows Feet: If you wear glasses or contacts, get your eyes examined. No kidding! If you are squinting a lot, those crow’s feet are going to deepen quickly. The eye skin is very delicate so a serum like L’Dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum ($120 at Ldaraserum.com) patted gently will smooth and plump, without harsh irritating effects. And don’t forget sunglasses!

3) For an instant firm and boost prior to a reunion or selfie, try a temporary tightener that acts like Spanx on your bags. “I like Hydroxatone 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer,” says Dr. Fusco ($59.95 at Hydroxatone.com).

4) JeNu Active-Youth Skincare System: A magic wand that drives antioxidant serum deeper than just tapping, and when used over time will smooth out eye wrinkles ($249 at Jenu.com).

5) BioBliss: This system uses a unique micro-current infusion technology to effectively deliver anti-aging ingredients to the peri-orbital region and frown lines (Biobliss.com).

 

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