I’m so into the idea of slow beauty lately that I’ve sworn off Botox (I made the decision right after this last round just a few weeks ago.) I felt weird about trying to live as clean as I can then injecting my body with a neurotoxin to paralyze my facial muscles. It makes zero sense to me and I’m just over it. I’m fully on board with some new skin rituals, new spa treatments, and some great products to nourish my skin so that over time it gets to a healthier place. Of course the result isn’t as immediate as Botox is (hence the term ‘slow beauty’), but it’s a healthier way to treat your body especially with the recent findings on how Botox actually spreads through the body from its injection site which was initially thought to be untrue. They also said in the article that botulinum toxin (Botox) is one of the deadliest substances on Earth- enough to kill actually. And while Botox does erase wrinkles, it does nothing for skin texture and clarity which is what great skin is all about. Having that healthy looking glow has nothing to do with wrinkles, so I’ll be focusing on stimulating collagen, nourishing with antioxidants (like Vitamin C), and some additional treatments like microneedling at home as well as with a professional. It will actually cost less in the long run and produce a much better result. I’ve really been hitting it hard with one of my favorite lines, Enessa– and here are 2 of my recent faves.
PlantCell Lifting Serum: This one uses 13 powerful ingredients designed to deliver vitamins and other nourishers to your skin. Enessa always uses the very best stuff like whole plants versus vitamin extracts – it’s like how eating healthy versus taking vitamins is better because of how available the nutrients are to the body and because of all the other nutrients that are included too. It’s an awesome treatment especially if you’re seeing signs of tried, aged skin because they use plant stem cells to actually stimulate your own collagen. Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients:
Sodium Hyaluronate (binds moisture to the skin keeping it hydrated)
Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract (keeps skin tissue healthy, is clinically proven to calm inflamed and tired looking skin)
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (healing, soothing, moisturizing)
Nori Extract (seaweed is a hugely popular high end ingredient because it’s detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and rich in vitamins and minerals)
Kakadu Plum Extract (the richest plant source of Vitamin C)
Sclerotium Gum (natural thickener)
Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract (plant stem cells similar to our own to help stimulate skin repair at the cellular level)
Pomegranate Extract (promotes cell regeneration)
Lactobacillus Ferment (probiotic)
Neroli Oil (promotes cell regeneration)
Chamomile Oil (antiseptic, anti-inflamitory)
proprietary blend of essential oils
More plant stem cells are found in their Iris Leaf Cell Repair cream. It has a perfectly rich texture that glides over skin and leaves it gently hydrated. It’s also aloe based (no water added) with argan, tamanu, and shea butter which give it that silky feel. That little half ounce bottle in the picture is actually a $20 sample size that has lasted me several months with more to spare. Much of their line is available in smaller $20ish portions so you can try them before making a bigger investment which really is nothing compared to the $600+ Botox typically sets me back.
And if you do decide to buy, use the code Beauty15 which will save you 15% at checkout.