Ageing is a natural part of life, and something we have limited control over. While most of us would rather not admit it, when it comes to the skin on our face, we’re all searching for the fountain of youth. Injectables are an obvious choice when it comes to anti-ageing quick fixes, but how exactly do injectables work?
Injectables are designed to relax the muscles in your face by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles. This prevents muscle contractions which results in a smoothing effect over lines and wrinkles.
Although Injectables are FDA approved, they do have some potential risks and downsides including redness, bruising, temporary facial weakness and drooping at the injection site. According to Healthline, in rare cases some injectables may spread beyond the treatment area causing symptoms of poisoning such as breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech and blurred vision!
Apart from the potential health risks, it's also important to note that injectables are not permanent, lasting approximately 3-4 months after treatment. Oh, and did we mention the cost? In Australia it can cost you anywhere between $300 - $700 depending on the areas you would like to target, making injectables an expensive option if you’re considering ongoing treatment for long term results.
Believe it or not, there are natural alternatives to injectables that are scientifically proven to give age defying results without the risks or the price tag. Some even mimic similar effects naturally (read more on Commiphora & Paracress Extract below!) Incorporating these ingredients and products into your daily skincare routine will give age-defence results naturally, offering a safe, long term and cost effective alternative to injectables.
At LAMAV we view beauty as holistic and encourage treatment of any skin concern to begin from the inside out. Ensuring you are at optimal health within your mind and body will provide you with a healthy foundation before commencing external skincare treatments to support age defence. Regular exercise, gut health, a healthy diet, no smoking, limiting alcohol intake and getting enough sleep will naturally support healthy, plump and youthful looking skin. Limiting premature damage and stress to your body and skin is the first line of defence when it comes to ageing.
In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, there are many ingredients and products now available on the market that show promising results when it comes to reducing and slowing the signs of ageing. Say bye bye to injectables by looking for skincare products that contain the following natural anti-ageing ingredients.
When looking for anti-ageing solutions hydration is an absolute must, both inside and out. If your skin is dehydrated (from lack of water intake, unsuitable skincare for your skin type or dehydrating environmental factors) there’s almost no point trying to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles as dry skin will continue to shrivels cells, leading to deeper looking lines and premature ageing. Active ingredients in your skincare may also not absorb as effectively on dry skin, limiting their ability to reduce the signs of ageing. In addition to staying hydrated, incorporating a hydrating hero ingredient such as Hyaluronic Acid into your daily skincare routine will ensure your skin remains plump and any lines or wrinkles appear less prominent.
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Fucoidan Extract is a natural ingredient that has been scientifically studied and shown very impressive results. Fucoidan Extract (Maritech Reverse) is derived from Wakame (seaweed) and delivers a powerful combination of anti-ageing, soothing and protective properties in one natural ingredient. Studies have shown:
Age Defying Properties
- Reduced wrinkle depth by 9% and skin roughness by 8%
- Increased skin elasticity by 17%
- Inhibition of collagenase and elastase by up to 99%
- Protected against free radical producing enzymes and glycation by 50% Increased the expression of the SIRT1 anti-ageing protein by 28%
- Stimulated the innate immune response, boosting defence mechanisms by up to 387%
- Reduced redness by up to 45% following UV exposure
- Increased moisture retention by up to 30% following UV exposure
- Activation of key restorative genes within the skin following UV damage
- Soothed skin by inhibiting myeloperoxidase by up to 99%
Chlorella Vulgaris Extract is another natural ingredient derived from seaweed that is shown to assist with age defence and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Chlorella Vulgaris is a microalgae rich in amino acids and oligopeptides that helps to stimulate collagen production and firm the skin by preserving elastin. This powerful nutrient fights the effects of premature ageing while correcting and reducing imperfections, pigmentation and dark circles.
Including Paracress Extract into your daily skincare ritual is a natural way to ditch injectables. This targeted anti-wrinkle ingredient is designed to relax facial muscles and limit the micro-contractions that can lead to deeper facial wrinkles. A non-invasive and natural way to achieve smoother, firmer and youthful looking skin!
Phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants that help prevent damage to cells throughout the body. As a skincare ingredient they assist to:
- Repair and rejuvenate skin on a cellular level
- Preserve collagen
- Brighten and firm the skin
- Reduce the visible signs of UV damage
- Speed up cell turnover and protect the skin’s barrier
Australian Native ingredients such as Caviar Lime and Davidson Plum are rich in Photonutrients and Antioxidants, making them an ideal age-defence ingredient.
Commiphora is a potent bio-active that helps to maintain skin tonicity and is an in-depth skin redensifier. It plumps the skin from within through an injection-like mechanism to fill up wrinkles while encouraging new cell growth, making it an ideal natural choice for targeting ageing skin.
Retinol results without the irritation? Yes please! Bakuchiol is quickly becoming a favourite when it comes to natural retinol alternatives, and for good reason. Its rich antioxidant profile helps to rejuvenate the skin, stimulate collagen production and fight fine lines and wrinkles all without the harsh side effects that often come with retinol use. It’s also 100% plant derived making it suitable for vegans.
RASPBERRY SEED OIL
Plump up your skin and reduce the visible signs of ageing with super nourishing Raspberry Seed Oil. Rich in linoleic acid, essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E, this wonder oil will help to promote collagen synthesis and fight free radical damage.
Derived from the ‘Tree of Life’, baobab oil has an impressive phytochemical profile, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory Omega 6 making it ideal for dry, mature skin. Containing up to 10 times more Vitamin C than oranges, this oil is quick to absorb and will assist with collagen formation for plumper, smoother skin.
5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT WILL SUPPORT AGE DEFENCE AND REDUCE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGEING NATURALLY
Commiphora Plumping Serum
If you’re serious about reducing the signs of ageing, the LAMAV Commiphora Plumping Serum is a must have in your skincare routine. Containing powerfully proven bio-actives, it will smooth wrinkles and improve elasticity while deeply hydrating and toning the skin for a youthful glow.
Bakuchiol Booster (4% Natural Retinol alternative)
Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture without the irritation. This powerful booster delivers impressive results with the combination of traditional Ayurvedic herbs and nutrient rich Australian native bio-actives.
Deliver an instant hydration hit to the skin while improving collagen production and cellular turnover. This powerful yet gentle oil will have your skin looking softer, smoother and firmer in no time!
Packed full of anti-ageing bio-actives, this lightweight but hydrating daily cream will plump the skin and fight against photo ageing.
This silky eye lotion will leave your skin visibly lifted and toned while hydrating and revitalising the delicate eye area. You’ll see a reduction in dark circles and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
ANTI-WRINKLE SKINCARE TOOLS TO SUPPORT AGE DEFENCE AND REPAIR
Take your age-defence skin care ritual to the next level with at home beauty tools that will encourage collagen production and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Boost collagen and elastin production with the LAMAV Micro Dermal Roller. This roller contains 540 micro needles designed to gently roll across the surface of the skin to create pathways which help increase the rate at which collagen and elastin are produced by boosting cellular turnover. It also works with your skincare by enhancing the absorption of bio-actives, allowing products to penetrate more deeply. Skin will appear brighter, tighter, and smoother, improving the visible signs of skin ageing.
Gua Sha & Facial Roller
Treat your skin to a facial massage using the LAMAV Quartz Gua Sha & Facial Roller Set. Incorporating facial massage using a Gua Sha and Roller into your weekly skincare ritual will not only ease stress and tension, it also helps to encourage skin cell rejuvenation, resulting in plumper, smoother skin. These facial massage tools supercharge the effects of your skincare by enhancing your skin’s ability to absorb and use the important bio-active ingredients.