Best Botox-Free Alternatives
by Ning Chao
Published Aug 11, 2011
SPONSORED ARTICLE *
Sure, reversing the clock on your face by five years sounds great, but we were scared by Zoe's Botox video too (why did the needle pricks puff up like that? gross!). If you're looking to erase your wrinkles without subjecting yourself to needles and knives, there are millions of serums and potions promising to turn back time. Some are just fancy moisturizers, but don't worry, anti-wrinkle products that actually work really do exist! Here are Beautylish's Top 3 picks for fighting fine lines, from skin care to makeup:
No time for a face lift? This miracle mask is like Spanx for your face. It temporarily tightens wherever you apply it (imagine a shrink-wrap on your skin) to smooth out fine lines and lift sagging skin. The firming effect lasts for at least a few hours, so it's perfect for when you want to look really really good (high school reunion, anyone?).
If you want to look like you've had Botox, this moisturizer instantly hides fine lines in the morning with micro fillers that smooth out your skin (no need to apply an additional primer!). Light-diffusers trick into seeing the skin as wrinkle-free—it's like the best Hollywood lighting is always shining on your face, but without any speck of shimmer. At night, the peptides go to work (they're also doing their duties during the day too, but are extra effective while you rest), telling your skin to re-plump and de-line itself. Now that's beauty sleep!
Just because you're hiding your wrinkles doesn't mean that you necessarily want to wear a makeup mask on your whole face. Unlike other anti-aging foundations, which tend to be thick and heavy, this peptide-packed formula feels like a tinted moisturizer (with anti-aging benefits!) and won't settle into fine lines.
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