Does looking in the mirror these days cause you anxiety because the reflection you see is a woman with crow’s feet, frown lines, brow furrows and sagging skin, otherwise known as the aging version of your former self? For some women, aging is far more traumatic than bearing children, while others embrace the signs of aging because it demonstrates wisdom and is the culmination of their life experiences.
For women who think that aging is a colossal joke for which they refuse to be the punch line, the act of visiting a plastic surgeon for a facelift consult or a dermatologist for shots of muscle-freezing botox, is considered a part of their maintenance program and inexpensive it’s not. Botox treatments cost a minimum of $450 and a full facelift costs between $6,000-$15,000. So that begs the question is, how do women who have the same concerns about aging but don’t have deep pockets to pay for the aforementioned procedures, or who fear needles and going under the knife still keep their fabulosity in check?
The answer is to look at temporary non surgical anti aging treatments that don’t render you bankrupt and make you proud to look in the mirror again – ergo the “temporary miracle in a bottle” called Goldfaden’s Unline ($125, goldfaden.com). Update: Unline relaunched in October 2012 and is now called Needle-Less ($115, goldfadenmd.com).
As we all know, Botox is the popular treatment that paralyzes the muscles of facial expression that ultimately cause wrinkles. Well that’s what Unline does, but without the injection. When this serum is applied to the affected areas (crow’s feet, mouth, forehead) am & pm, it’s absorbed just beneath the surface of the skin and inhibits contractions or neurotransmitters that cause facial wrinkles. With ingredients like 100% hyaluronic acid (a water-binding ingredient) and anti-aging hexapeptides that reduce the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start using this product sooner which delivers astounding results and lasts up to eight hours.
Another temporary miracle product that “lifts” is Glo Minerals GloEye Revitalize ($22.50, gloskincare.com). Rather than subject yourself to a blephoraplasty (a surgery to repair droopy lids), gently pat GloEye onto the orbital bone around your eye to lift sagging eyelids. GloEye contains light-reflecting minerals that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin. If you buy this product, don’t be alarmed by the color of the formulation because it’s colorless and can be worn by all skin tones. Wear alone or under makeup. Get the lift you want without the cost or scars.
For those of you who’ve had procedures, have dry or mature skin, Kinerase Pro Therapy Ultra Rich Night Repair ($149, kinerase.com) is an intensely-rich night cream that’s proven to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, blotchiness and texture. It delivers eight hours of moisture and nutrients to re-energize your skin.
Maintaining your fabulosity (sans the scalpel) takes work, and as evidenced here with these few products isn’t cheap, but isn’t every dollar spent an investment in you?
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