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How To Look Younger – Without Botox

Look out for these the next time you're shopping for skincare...

Like most things in life, it can be fixed with a little help from your skincare shelf...

Looking for a Botox-without-the-Botox effect? Luckily, such a thing exists – and it's actually easier to find than you think. 

There's two magic ingredients that when found in skincare will not only reverse the signs of ageing but also prevent any further ageing: Acmella Oleracea and Argireline.

Acmella Oleracea is a plant extract, originally used by tribesmen to treat things like toothaches because of its power to slightly numb the area. When applied to your face, it very slightly numbs the muscles and stops them moving so much much the same way as Botox would.

Argireline works in the same kind of way as Acmella Oleracea. It makes the facial muscles contract more gently than normal, so the skin doesn't wrinkle harshly as you express yourself. By making your facial muscles move with less force, it slows down the formation of wrinkles.

Both products, although completely natural – should not be used without a patch test. Even if your skin is not usually sensitive you can be allergic to a particular plant or root extract. 

Amelia Olerecea can be found in extract form online for about €15.

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The Ordinary does an Argireline Solution 10% for €7 if you're looking to try.

It claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by preventing the skin from folding.

Particularly powerful around the eyes and forehead, use twice daily under moisturiser as a lightweight means to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.