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Face Fixers – Non-invasive Botox and filler alternatives

We’ve all heard of Botox and dermal fillers, let’s face it (pardon the pun!) with the ever-increasing gen-Z idolisation of the likes of the Jenner-Kardashian clan or the millions of social media ‘influencers’ all with their perfectly plumped lips and ‘smooth as a babies bottom’ skin, these procedures have today become commonplace. But if you’re like me and needles are a formative no-go, or Botox has been a consideration but you’d rather search for topical skincare solutions before taking the plunge, we are here to inform you that there are excellent alternatives, and these days, thanks to the advancement in both technology and skincare ingredients, these said alternatives can seriously achieve similar smoothing and plumping results. You can take our word for it!

Okay, so you are unlikely to see life-changing results overnight (even Botox takes a week to have effect don’t you know) but these non-invasive topical alternatives give you more control over the change in your appearance (no poker-face in sight), provide a much more natural look, plus you will achieve outstanding on-going results when used as part of your daily skincare routine.

So if you’re looking for a painless, subtle and (relatively) cheaper solution, here are our top 5 topical treatment alternatives;

Pevonia - Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream

Pevonia Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream

Combining Marine Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane this best-selling rich moisturiser softens fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing vital nutrients.

“I love this daily face cream….I use it morning and night! My skin looks and feels amazing. I’m 52 and am told constantly that I look so young….I give Pevonia products the credit!” Linda

 

 

Vie Collection Concentrate de Vie Youth Elixir

Formulated with three advanced ingredients selected for their ability to correct visible signs of ageing, this elixir offers complete and incomparable action to reduce wrinkles, improve firmness and reveal skin’s radiance.

“I have been using this product for the past two years and have noticed a remarkable difference in my skin. My facial lines are significantly less noticeable!” Sarah P

 

Pevonia MyOxy Caviar Timeless Repair Cream

Pevonia MyOxy Caviar Timeless Repair Cream

A restorative treatment cream for visibly younger-looking skin, it features an advanced, triple-action formula – caviar, pearl and Escutox – the natural equivalent to Botox – combined with Retinol to correct and prevent signs of premature ageing. Enjoy increased oxygenation, greater cellular activity, improved blood circulation, increased suppleness, improved elasticity, extreme hydration and fewer visible wrinkles!

“I love this product, I saw a noticeable difference within 2 weeks, wrinkles less noticeable and my skin seemed to look younger and smoother.” Dianna K

 

Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream

Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream

XMF, a 100% natural advanced ingredient with exceptional youth preserving properties is featured in this luxurious and comfortable “second skin” cream. It instantly smoothes wrinkles and plumps the skin. In just one hour, wrinkles are visibly diminished.

“This creams big claim to fame is a purported reduction in wrinkles in just one hour. I’m in my early 30s so I don’t have any deep creases, but I do have fine lines and I can tell you for certain this helps to smooth them out. And it feels AMAZING. The texture is pure luxury.” KK

 

Medicalia Retinol C Care Cream

Medicalia Retinol & C Care Cream

This creams innovative ‘age-reversing’ Micro-Retinol® technology normalizes mitosis, boosts cellular performance, and restructures skin layers for visible rejuvenation. Skin appears dense and supple with a smoothed surface and diminished wrinkles resulting in brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

“This is the best product for aging skin I have found.” Heather

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Pevonia Discovery Best Sellers Kit

ELES Baked Finishing Powder in Diffused Light

Vie Collection Mesoforce Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin Mask

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Phytomer Citylife Starter Kit

ELES Cosmetics Luminous Defence Brightening Day Protection

Medicalia Sunscreen SPF 30

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Vie Collection Wrinkle Dimension Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate

ELES Mineral Powder Foundation

Pevonia Ageless Skin Collagen Mask

 

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Medicalia C Serum with Oxyzomes

Medicalia C Serum with Oxyzomes

ELES Age Defying BB Cream 30

ELES Age Defying BB Cream 30

Phytomer Age Solution Starter Kit

Phytomer Age Solution Starter Kit

 

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Q&A – MILIA: What are they and how do you get rid of them?

Here at Beauty Collective HQ we receive an abundance of skincare and makeup related questions daily, one however in particular we have been asked a lot lately – how to get rid of milia – a common problem after winter! For those of you who have had this problem in the past or are currently experiencing it, read on.

Often mistaken for whiteheads, milia are keratin-filled cysts that form just under the skin that look like little white bumps on the surface. Nicknamed ‘milk spots’, Milia is commonly associated with newborn babies, but they occur in adults too, don’t we just know it!

What causes milia?

Most commonly, they occur due to dead skin building up and getting trapped in the pores just under the skin’s surface. If the build-up doesn’t get expelled naturally, it can become a small cyst. This is called Primary Milia.

They most commonly occur around the eye area due to skincare used in this area not penetrating properly. Unlike skin on the rest of the face, the eye area has limited blood circulation to filter excess oil – therefore eye creams need to be very lightweight and easily absorbed.

The other type, Secondary Milia, looks similar to Primary Milia but develops when something clogs the sweat ducts. This is usually caused by some kind of skin trauma or infection, (such as laser treatments or chemical peels or even cold sores), or contributing lifestyle factors, including lack of sleep, smoking, poor personal hygiene, using oil-based beauty products in excess, and long-term steroid use.

Before considering treatment for milia, it’s worth noting that they can simply disappear on their own. Depending how deep the milia lay; they can naturally come to the surface of the skin after a few weeks or months.

Milia treatment options

First up, forget squeezing. This will only irritate and cause damage to the skin without being able to remove the problem.  Squeezing the bump with your bare fingers or nails is a big no, no! As is taking any tools to the milia. You don’t want to cause permanent damage to your skin!

Your best bet is to wait it out or take the pro route. Milia removal with a skincare professional usually requires an incision, especially when the cysts are deep below the skin’s surface, typically, it’s a quick and painless in-clinic procedure. Depending on the dermatologist or skin expert, they should be able to get rid of the milia using a lancing tool or needle. They will gently flick up the outer most surface of skin freeing the milia and enabling it wiggle it out like a tiny chalk ball. Sounds horribly satisfying!

Ways to prevent milia

As ever with skincare, prevention is better than cure (there’s no needles involved, for one), so try these suggestions if milia are a recurring concern for you.

  1. Thorough cleansing: Removing your make-up thoroughly before bed is vital, if you’re not already, try double cleansing in the evenings, particularly if you wear heavy make-up and/or live in a polluted area. The first cleanse removes your make-up, SPF and sebum (use something like an oil cleanser to melt make-up, we recommend the ELES Transformation Oil Cleanser), and the second – which is where your facial massage comes into play – should remove any further impurities and treat the skin.
  2. Acid exfoliation: Next up, know that regular exfoliation works wonders in preventing milia. Look for AHA and BHA acid exfoliators, a glycolic acid 5% or 10%+ and a salicylic 2% will suffice. Apply at least three times a week, paying special attention to areas of milia. Try: Pevonia Glycocides Cream or Vie Collection Glyco 10 on freshly cleansed skin in the evening.

If you have sensitive skin, or prefer manual exfoliation, try using a scrub three times a week such as the Phytomer Marine Scrub or Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. This way you’ll keep the dead skin cell build-up at bay and your pores tight and clean

  1. Retinols: Retinol is also very helpful for both fighting and preventing milia. This form of vitamin A assists skin cell turn over, allowing the milia to surface and preventing the build-up of dead cells leading to the cysts in the first place. Try: Medicalia Retinol Serum or L-Retinol Smoothing Cream, Pevonia Micro Retinol Serum, Pevonia Micro Retinol Cream or Vie Collection Retinopur Fluid.
  2. Choosing correct eye care: Skin under the eyes can be prone to puffiness if fluid builds up there, especially with aesthetic interventions which limit muscle movements [such as Botox] and lymph circulation. This, coupled with rich products loaded onto the thin skin with limited blood circulation is a recipe for clogging. Therefore, it’s vital to use lightweight eye creams, and ensure they penetrate effectively. Try: Pevonia “C” Evolutive Eye Gel or Vie Collection Chrono Eyes.
  3. Lifestyle choices: Finally, consider adopting lifestyle changes that can help prevent milia. For example, limiting your intake of cholesterol-rich foods (meat, eggs, etc), incorporating vitamin D supplementation, avoiding heavy oil-based skincare or make-up products and limiting sun exposure could all help.
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RUNWAY TO REALITY: The most sought after spring makeup trends decoded

Good bye winter, hello spring! And what better way to bring in the new season than with a makeup overhaul! From ‘lit-from-within’ skin to all out bronzed beauty, groomed brows to bright lips, we share our favourite four makeup trends straight off the runway and explain how you too can achieve these sought after looks this spring.

  1. “Lit-from-within” Glow

If your preference is minimal makeup on the daily then this will be the perfect trend for you to adopt! While luminous glowing skin is always on trend, the ‘lit-from-within’ glow is what’s creating all the hype this season. Simple to achieve, this look is all about skin first, makeup second – from skincare that’ll make up your complexion gleam, to makeup that’ll let your natural self shine through (we are talking freckles, beauty marks, the lot!)

Boost skin with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic to oxygenate and deeply nourish the skin from inside out. We recommend both the Vie Collection – Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream and Medicalia – “C” Serum with Oxyzomes. Add a drop of face oil to your foundation to amp up your skin’s natural glow. We are in love with the Phytomer – Rosee Soin Radiance Replenishing Oil. And softly highlight your forehead and cheekbones with a touch of liquid cream illuminator favoured by makeup artists over the classic powder highlighters. Try ELES Stick Illuminator for the perfect natural sheen.

  1. Brushed Brows

From the overdone insta-brow to the unkempt bushy brow, this season takes us on a different path – softly perfected brows. A fluffier, feathered texture achieved by brushing the hairs upward. We recommend using the ELES Precision Brow Pencil. Use the bush end to brush up your brows, then the pencil end to create hair light strokes to subtly fill in any sparse areas. Keep the rest of your makeup pretty low key so that your brows are the star!

  1. Bronzed Beauty

This season bronzer is back baby! After putting in on the back burner it returns with conviction! We are talking all out bronzed goddess. Reach for champagne gold and metallic hues and couple with bronzed illuminator and peachy eyes synonymous with tropical summer evenings. To achieve this look try the ELES Baked Bronzer in Sunbeam, the ELES Liquid Illuminator in Bronze and the ELES Mineral Matte Eyeshadow in Terra Peach.

  1. Loud Lips

We are talking bright highly pigmented lips. From corals to neon pinks to fiery reds, the bolder the better. Whatever ‘bright’ tickles your fancy it’ll be on trend so go on give it a go and breathe some life into your makeup bag and look! This season we are lusting after the new ELES Moisture Crème Lipstick in Sorbet.