These days it’s not unheard of for some people to get Botox treatments as regularly as they get a pedicure. Who can blame them? Botox is less invasive, widely used and it’s proven very effective in reversing the signs of aging.
But for many of us who would rather not spend a few hundred dollars a month on Botox treatments, there are alternative solutions to reducing the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Check out these products which you can buy online that have been found to produce similar anti-aging effects:
1. Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster
- Price: $68
Hyaluronic acid has been found to be the main ingredient that can mimic dermal fillers or botox effects as a topical application. It makes the skin hydrated and plump by drawing in water. It has very good absorption properties so you will see the effects quickly.
2. Eve Lom Age Defying Smoothing Treatment
- Price: $150
This product is a miracle worker. Its main ingredient is hexapeptides, which experts say is equivalent to 6 shots of Botox in every capsule. It functions at cellular level preventing further damage in the skin.
3. DNA Eye Renewal
- Price: $70
Beverly Hills celebrity dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy developed DNA Renewal Skincare, using barley to tighten the skin. He claims that the growth factor in barley is so effective in stimulating stem cells to generate collagen under the eye area leading to tighter skin.
4. First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy
- Price: $36
Founder and CEO Howard Murad recommends looking for skin care products with GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which helps tighten and freeze the skin similar to how Botox works.
5. Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
- Price: $22
Products containing kelp and algae have been found to reduce fine lines by way of telomere technology.
6. Nude Skincare Miracle Mask
- Price: $34
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like lactic and glycolic acid exfoliate the skin to maintain tone, texture and smoothen out any fine lines.
7. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
- Price: $105
Topical retinoids including retinol boosts the production of newer skin cells resulting in reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
8. Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips
- Price: $24
If your main issue is the lines around your lips, this collagen boosting serum designed specially for the lips can diminish those lines and boost lip volume.
These brands have been in the market for quite some time and some of them even have a cult following. If you are not fully convinced you should get botox treatment or if you don’t have the budget for it, you can definitely try some of these products first to see how well they work for you. Good skin care is an investment, and while we all want to look youthful for as long as possible, the best way to do that is to take preventive measures before the problems become more obvious.
Watch this video of the Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster: