If the idea of Botox or fillers has ever crossed your mind, it might be worth looking to skincare for a solution first. The advancement in both ingredients and the technology behind our favourite skincare brands means there are now viable alternatives to the needle. Okay, the results may not appear overnight (or in a week to 10 days like Botox) but these over-the-counter products are non-invasive, which is a bonus.
Click through ELLE’s top five picks here…
Best for: deep wrinkles
Look beyond the bizarre name because this product is worth taking seriously. Made from a cocktail of peptides (chemical compounds containing amino acids) this gel-like product dramatically reduces the appearance of deep-set wrinkles in around 14 days. One ELLE staffer can’t live without a tube of this close at hand.