As access to aesthetics treatments become better, visiting an aesthetics clinic for regular “touch-ups” like botulinum toxin (botox) injections or fillers becomes as common as a facial treatment. While these procedures are non-invasive and effective, many still can’t get over the psychological barrier of receiving jabs. And if you’re one of those who would love to embrace the benefits of an aesthetics treatment without the pain and downtime, you’re going to take note of these seven products that claim to offer the same efficacy without the needles.
- 1. Restylane Skincare
- 2. L'Oreal Revitalift Filler Range
- 3. Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum
- 4. Heaven Skincare Silver Bee Venom Mask
- 5. Lipofill Non Surgical Filler by Osmotics Cosmeceuticals
- 6. NuSkin Facelift with Activator
- 7. Guerlain L'Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
- 8. Shiseido White Lucent Line
1. Restylane Skincare
Known for their filler treatments (yes, this involves needles), Restylane recently came out with a skincare line that consists of products for day and night usage that have been formulated with their patented NASHA technology. The NASHA technology is essentially stabilised hyaluronic acid unique to Restylane that aims to improve skin hydration, structure while reducing superficial minimal lines. If it comes from a brand that actually specialises in fillers, you can count on it to know the importance of quick results.
2. L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Range
One of the reasons why the skin starts to sag and lose its firmness is because it lacks hydration. The latest Revitalift range from L’Oreal contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid which will help to firm up the areas on the skin. The Revitalift [HA] Filler Micro Volumizing Essence is a product that you can use day and night on areas like laugh lines, forehead, cheeks and the chin. It looks like a filler jab – without the needle, of course – and this packaging isn’t just tongue-in-cheek, it also has the practical function of giving you control on where exactly on the face you’d like to firm up.
3. Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum
Who needs to get needles to their faces when you can apply a serum to tighten skin? This product helps to make the face look more contoured. Together with this comes the Liquid Tape, which instantly lifts the skin upon application!
4. Heaven Skincare Silver Bee Venom Mask
Deborah Mitchell is the founder of the well-known Bee Venom facial. She’s also the beauty therapist of choice to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kate Hudson are just a few among many others who swear by Deborah’s facials and skincare products. According to Deborah, the Bee Venom facial is different from other facials as it lifts the face muscles using the therapist’s own body electricity. While it is not an alternative to botox, but gives a similar effect. And it’s an appealing enough promise to fans of the brand, since natural ingredients are used in the Bee Venom facials.
Because her facials are so exclusive, some celebrities have had to wait three months for an appointment. She then created and patented Abeetoxin, the ingredient in her skincare products used during the facials. One of which is this at home Silver Bee Venom masks. The Duchess of Cornwall uses it and claims that it smoothed her forehead lines.
5. Lipofill Non Surgical Filler by Osmotics Cosmeceuticals
Lipofill is a serum that claims to be an alternative to surgical fillers. It contains ingredients that helps to plump and fill the areas that require attention while still making the skin strong, firm and toned.
6. NuSkin Facelift with Activator
This product claims to temporarily lift and tighten the face and the neck area instantly. It’s a two-product treatment where the user would have to mix the Lift Activator with the Lift Powder and apply it to the skin. Leave it on for 3o minutes before washing it off with warm water.
7. Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
Infused with real gold flakes, this luxurious face primer gives the skin a radiant glow and it claims to instantly tighten skin – much like what a laser treatment for skin brightening plus face lift would do. YouTube beauty guru, Tati from GlamLifeGuru tested this primer out and saw good instant results.
8. Shiseido White Lucent Line
The products in this line is inspired by aesthetics treatment such as laser treatments and vitamin C drips, to help eliminate the appearance of spots and overall brightness of skin. Gentle enough to be used after a cosmetic procedure, it also claims to help strengthen the skin to be less susceptible from hyper-pigmentation. Infused with its key ingredient, sakura extract, it suppresses epidermal signals that produce melanin.