If you're like me and would like to look into the natural, cheaper, risk free alternatives to cosmetic procedures. They do exist, the only issue is that they are not as widely known.
The idea of a smooth, wrinkle free face does sound appealing. But of course the idea of injecting toxins directly into the face is the exact opposite of what Nourished Life is about. The good news is there are great natural alternatives available and they have good clinical studies:
When exploring natural alternatives for smoothing the skin and reducing wrinkles and fine lines, look for scientifically tested plant based ingredients like Paracress, Narcissus bulb, Resveratrol and Cylindrotheca Fusiformis as well as natural wrinkle fighters such as CoQ10 and Hyaluronic acid.
Natural alternatives that I have found
Zkin Line Smoothing Serum
This is our #1 seller, 5 star reviewed product as rated by our customers as the fastest working, face lifting, line smoothing natural alternative. The Zkin Line Smoothing serum is designed to help visibly reduce fine lines to give a more youthful appearance! This is achieved through the active ingredient Paracress extract (Gatuline® Expression) which is clinically tested* to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, clinical tests of Gatuline® Expression saw an amazing 75% of volunteers see results the very next day after their first application. This serum is Certified Organic, made in Australia and gel based designed to be absorbed rapidly, so apply in the morning or at night underneath or in place of your regular moisturiser (if you have oily skin) for best results. You can see the before/after results of Nourished Life customers reviewed the Zkin Line Smoothing serum here
Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum
I dab this Age Defiance Eye Serum by Mukti over the lines on my forehead a well as on the wrinkles around my eyes and for me personally this product has shown the best results over time so far! Made in Australia and formulated with Emu Apple, Sweet Almond, Sea Buckthorn, native Australian extracts and clinically proven peptides (Argireline, Eyeseryl, Hyadisine and Serilesine). This eye serum may help enhance skin elasticity, smoothness and reduce lines. Clinical studies published by Mukti on participants using the serum twice daily shows that eye wrinkles decreased up to 17% in 2 weeks and 27% in 1 month of use.
Andalou Deep Wrinkle Dermal Filler
If you have deep wrinkles then Andalou Deep Wrinkle Dermal Filler is perfect for you! Suitable for more mature skins that need a little "plumping", this wonderful, budget friendly product uses plant stem cells as well as Resveratrol, Goji Glycopeptide and Cupuaca Butter which may nourish, hydrate and firm your skin while also aiming to stimulate the production of collagen to help restore skin elasticity. Tests results show that 87% of people saw overall improvement in skin tone and luminosity, 100% saw improved hydration, 62% saw a decrease in the number of fine lines and wrinkles, 50% saw a reduction in length and depth of lines and wrinkles. Simply apply twice daily to clean skin then apply your regular moisturiser on top.
The Beauty Chef Dream Repair Cellular Serum
This cellular repair serum contains a rare microalgae called Cylindrotheca Fusiformis as well as over 19 powerfully active ingredients to stimulates the production of structural skin proteins and reduce the depth and number of fine lines while you sleep. Clinical studies demonstrated a 17.2% increase in collagen production in just 72 hours.
Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream
As our skin is up to 3 times more regenerative at night, it's important to use a good quality night cream like this Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream. This product includes the scientifically proven IBR-Dormin® technology which has been proven to help slow down the signs of ageing. A clinical study was conducted using IBR-Dormin 1% in cream on twenty women for six weeks. Results showed a significant improvement in skin elasticity, skin firmness and a decrease in wrinkle depth. This cream also contains ginseng which may help form connective tissues such as collagen which strengthens, tightens, smooths and lifts skin. It's no wonder it's known as nature's alternative.!
La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum
Hyaluronic Acid is the key ingredient in Restylane injections. It is found naturally in the connective tissue of our body and plays an important role in keeping the skin plump and moisturised. But as we age our hyaluronic acid and connective tissue decreases. This Certified Organic serum uses natural Hyaluronic Acid and CoEnzyme Q10 to add this moisture back into the skin which may help plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10
This Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10 by Lavera uses the powerful antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 and Organic Mallow in a unique formulation proven to reduce the wrinkle depth (confirmed by an independent institute). This is also an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin and eyes.
So there you have it! Simple skincare additions that can help give you a more youthful, plumped and smooth appearance naturally.
To find out more about clinically proven natural skin care products, check out this blog post I wrote here
The clinical tests referenced in this post were published by each supplier. For further details on these studies you may contact the suppliers directly.