A Natural Alternative to Botox

A Natural Alternative to Botox

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What if you could use your body’s own natural substances to fill in lines and wrinkles? Read on as to how you can “trick” your body into fixing its own wrinkles as a natural alternative to Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, since it’s fairly inexpensive, quick and pretty painless. When administered correctly, wrinkles are less noticeable for 3-6 months.

Botox is a highly-purified and dilute form of a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In large doses this causes food poisoning, but in small doses paralyzes muscles. Botox is injected directly into (usually) facial muscles so that they don’t contract anymore, causing the wrinkles to relax. This doesn’t actually ‘fix’ the wrinkle – it’s still there, but patients report looking more rested and relaxed. The side effect also is that the muscle doesn’t work at all (temporarily), and has been known to cause people to look frozen and unexpressive  – since they literally can’t move parts of their face!

Botox works, and temporarily improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, however not every one wants to have a paralyzing toxin injected into their face. Some studies, such as this one published in the Journal of Biomechanics, show that even muscles which were not injected with Botox showed wasting and atrophy, with muscle turning into fat!

The Key is More Collagen, A Natural Alternative to Botox

Our skin contains less collagen as we age, which is why skin that previously had “bounce” now sags and shows wrinkles. Did you know that using AHAs on your skin trick your skin into producing more collagen? And that your body’s own collagen plumps up fine lines and wrinkles from the inside. Regular use of a peel containing Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Mandelic Acid are all examples of AHAs) has been show in scientific studies to encourage this skin to produce more collagen.

New studies also show that taking collagen oral supplements, whether as capsules, powdered, or in juice, also show increases in skin’s collagen. As well, using retinoids (tretinoin, retinoid acid, retinol, etc) also fade hyper pigmentation and plump up fine lines and wrinkles. So using a good peel should be part of your anti-wrinkle regimen!

Take a look at a woman using our Fruit Acid peel – this is only after 2 weeks of occasional use, and you can clearly see an improvement in the lines around eyes and mouth, as well as the line connecting the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold). Read what she has to say here:

Before and After Photo Refresh PeelProduct Review: I had one of those never-ending pimples on my left cheek that started to form in mid-August. It took several weeks for it to get to the point where it was an actual post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation mark, and not an active pimple disguising itself as PIH. It’s been over three months since I’ve been battling this bugger in some form or fashion; and the PIH is seemingly just as stubborn as the pimple that caused it.

used the [re]fresh 15% Fruit Acid Peel four times in two weeks: twice on its own and twice layered on top of my other regular peels (mandelic and lactic, both 40%). I wasn’t expecting the [re]fresh fruit acid to be a miracle product for this one spot because of its strength, but I was absolutely curious to try it and I’m really glad I did.

Although the super-human PIH didn’t fade much over the two weeks, I definitely saw noticeable improvement in the fine lines under my eyes. They are smoother and my overall skin is softer. I also saw a decrease in the redness around my nose and inner cheeks.

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Acne Peel Kit

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Dry Skin Peel Kit

Recommended for dry skin and skin showing signs of aging. This 3-step kit contains: 1. Pre Peel Rose Glow Cleanser (4 oz) 2. Lactic Acid 10% Gel Peel (1 oz) 3. Post Peel Hyaluronic Pure Moisturizing Cream (1oz) Our gentlest … Read More

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Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel with Kojic
Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel with Kojic

 

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Lactic Acid 10% Gel Peel
Lactic Acid 10% Gel Peel

Our gentlest exfoliator removes dead and damaged skin cells without irritation. Lactic acid speeds skin cell renewal and improves skin’s ability to retain moisture.

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NEW Triple-Brightening Daily Active Serum

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Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery Serum
Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery Serum

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Restore Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream

A lightweight but rich post-treatment moisturizer to hydrate and protect newly-revealed skin.

Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1,000 times its’ weight in water, binding moisture to even the driest skin without greasy residue.

Squalane is produced naturally by skin, but levels decrease as skin ages. Derived from olives, Squalane is ultra-hydrating and over time fades pigmentation, scars, and reverses UV damage while fighting free radicals.

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Reveal Pre-Peel Rose Glow Cleanser
Reveal Pre-Peel Rose Glow Cleanser

Our gentle, but powerful, cleanser removes impurities and restores skin’s natural pH balance to prepare skin for professional exfoliation. Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, C, E, & F which protect skin from free radical damage, boost collagen growth, and restore skin’s natural healthy glow.

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The Ultimate Fruit Acid Peel Kit
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Vitamin C Serum with Vitamins E, B and Ferulic
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