Here at Beautiful Because we believe in beauty at every age and that ageing is something to be thankful for and embrace with open arms, but we also understand that women want to look their best throughout their life's journey. With that in mind, we stock some of the most advanced anti-ageing skincare options the natural beauty world has to offer, trialling and handpicking only the best of the best, in a new generation of clinically proven, bioactive formulas.
Whereas Botox (Botulinum) is a neurotoxin used to paralyse facial muscles temporarily where wrinkles form, natural alternatives to botox work to treat the root cause of wrinkle formation by improving the skin’s cellular function with no nasty side effects. Our skin is exposed to daily environmental assaults that cause premature ageing and chronological ageing occurs naturally as we age resulting in less fatty acid and collagen production – including hyaluronic acid – which leads to a loss of firmness and an increase in the number and depth of fine lines. Advancements in cosmeceutical grade natural skincare has resulted in formulas which assist skin in producing more collagen and target the areas most in need to not only improve the appearance of existing wrinkles but slow down the formation of new ones by protecting against free radical damage.
When choosing products of this calibre to stock at Beautiful Because, we consider 3 factors: the purity and efficiency of the ingredients; whether they are clinically proven; plus their delivery system and packaging since it all determines how effective the formula will really be beyond any hype or marketing. Some key ingredients we look out for include omega oils, hyaluronic acid, key nutrients and vitamins including A, B and C from potent active plant extracts and essential oils. These ingredients are essential elements for an effective pro-ageing skincare routine.
Discover our Top 5 natural alternatives to botox available to try, and why.
The ingredients in MUKTI’s Age Defiance range includes superstar native bioactive plant extracts mega boosted with antioxidants, potent cosmeceutical peptides and vitamins for dramatically visible age reversal. The Age Defiance Day Serum in particular, provides a visible "face lift" effect by hydrating and smoothing wrinkles. Clinical results showed a 20% reduction in wrinkle volume and 15% reduction in wrinkle depth over 60 days. Paired with the Defiance Night Serum you have a powerful tool in the fight against visible skin ageing. In addition, MUKTI’s new Vital A Elixir is an exceptional natural alternative to synthesised retinol cream and works synergistically with MUKTI’s Age Defiance range to boost collagen and elastin.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum has made cult status for its formidable formula. A unique blend of twenty-two active botanicals rich in vitamins and omega oils, including rosehip, carrot seed, sea buckthorn and nettle, make up this high-performing potion. It is multi-correctional for all skin concerns thanks to its anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, balancing minerals, collagen building phytoceramides, nourishing fatty acids and wrinkle fighting antioxidants that all help to reduce the signs of ageing, stimulate cellular turnover, inhibit melanin production, strengthen collagen and skin elasticity and more.
We love Vanessa Megan’s Advanced skincare range for more holistic formulas. The active ingredients in this serum include hyaluronic acid, green coffee seeds, narcissus and quadong extracts that work some combined magic to tighten the appearance of crow’s feet and temporarily shrink under-eye bags. If you wake up with creases caused by sleep, a small amount of this serum massaged gently into the under eye skin will help iron them out. It helps to plump skin, reduce redness, and temporarily tighten the look of deep lines – sounds like botox to us, but better!
Madara’s clinically proven, Time Miracle range harnesses the power of Northern plants for a daily facelift in a bottle! The Ultimate Facelift Creme contains cellular repair bio-complex ingredients including rejuvenating Northern Birch juice, wrinkle-filling hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil and light-reflecting mineral particles which all help to conceal imperfections, reinforce the skin’s collagen matrix and soften facial contours for a smooth, sculpted, ‘facelift’ effect.
Beautiful skin starts from the inside, which is why it’s so important to nourish your body with a balanced diet and plenty of water. Give your skin a helping hand with The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost for extra glow-factor from the inside out. And while we all try to choose nutritious food options, sometimes life gets in the way and we can find ourselves favouring convenience so ingestible skincare can really help with that.
So there you have some of our favourite natural alternatives to botox, we have options available to suit all budgets and needs so if you are not sure which to try and would like more specific advice for your own skin’s needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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By Nina Weston