Skip The Botox & Use These Products
Going under the needle has become common practice when it comes to anti-ageing treatments – whether it’s ironing out the fine lines on the forehead or filling out cheeks, they happen to be the quick fix and answer to all our ageing woes. However, if, like us, you’re afraid of needles and don’t mind playing the long game, there are some serious hero products that can help you hang on to your youth with just a few drops and involve zero pain!
According to dermatologists and skin experts, the key ingredients when it comes to anti-ageing skincare are collagen and elastin fibers, retinoids, peptides, and more which help support skin cell turnover and maintain the skin’s hydration.
After speaking to the experts on your behalf, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best serums, moisturizers and skin treatments that are guaranteed to work like Botox in a bottle!
Pond's Rejuveness Skin Tightening Serum
Highly effective and highly affordable. At just $8pxsolid, Pond’s Rejuveness Skin Tightening Serum really goes to work, especially for anti-ageing remedy newbies as it contains a lower strength of retinol, and niacinamide to reduce breakouts, but also glycerin to help hydrate. The product also contains ceramides, which help to support and strengthen the skin barrier by preventing moisture loss and help eliminate fine lines.
Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Algenist's Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer works to ward off deep wrinkles, thanks to skincare brand’s own alguronic acid spheres, “which expand to fit — and temporarily fill — deep crevices.” Using the cream can result in a super smooth visage and doesn’t let makeup settle into any of your lines.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Contour Serum
Shiseido is a reliable source when it comes to skincare, and maintaining an ever youthful glow. The Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Contour Serum is particularly unique to Shiseido as the brand identified identified an enzyme that triggers wrinkle production and then got to work to study over 20,000 ingredients to find the best ones to fight that enzyme. Chlorella and gambir extracts — which suppress wrinkle formation — both made the cut, as did hydrating hyaluronic acid.
Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment
Alastin's Restorative Eye Treatment is your day and night must have treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the delicate eye area where ageing is most prominent. The cream includes peptides to boost skin elasticity and collagen production, niacinamide, squalane, and plant extracts. Moreover, it also contains darutoside, which reduces puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles.
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound
U Beauty is changing the face of beauty as its cruelty free and happens to work. The brand’s Beauty Resurfacing Compound includes some of the most powerful brightening, hydrating and age-defying ingredients such as vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids, and retinol, plus clarifying witch hazel and hydrating vitamin E and offers up absolute glass-skin goals.
Ling New York Freeze & Uncrease Serum
At $100 USD a bottle – we definitely want results and the Ling New York Freeze & Uncrease Serum contains all of the hard working peptides that make it such a favorite amongst beauty consumers. The ingredients work to fade existing lines and protect against future ones forming. It also contains Centella-asiatica, which calms inflammation.
Kate Somerville 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum
A product for the lazy girl who wants her skincare routine to be quick but also work hard for her. Kate Somerville’s 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum is infused with three different sizes of hydrating hyaluronic acid molecules that target the different layers of the skin. Not only does it hydrate deep into the dermis, but results can be seen within just 30 minutes as it plumps the skin immediately. The formula also works long-term as it includes collagen-triggering amino acids which smooth out fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
The Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is a beauty must have – if its within your budget. The cream has smoothing, brightening, hydrating, and soothing qualities and contains amino acids, squalane, and hyaluronic acid. It is advised to use just one pump in the morning and in the evening to obtain a lustrous and is highly recommended for deep skin tones.
Fillerina Dermo-Cosmetic Filler Treatment
Fillerina's Dermo-Cosmetic Filler Treatment isn’t as scary as it looks – it just comes in syringes that look a bit scary! The syringe tools are simply applicators for the topical skincare treatment and is made to mimic the effects of injectable hyaluronic acid fillers. Fillerina’s formula contains six different types of Hyaluronic Acid that are shaped and sized specifically to penetrate the skin as deeply as possible.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
Estée Lauder's Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment is a mix of patented peptides formulated to boost collagen and elastin production. The quickly absorbing formula aids sagging skin, and works super-fast. In just two weeks, skin looks more lifted — particularly around the jawline and cheekbones. The cult products is also infused with AHA for gentle-yet-noticeable skin resurfacing. This one certainly sculpts and smooths.