Friday, 26 November 2010

Bye Bye Botox... Hello Happy Skin!

There has been a mass of media coverage recently documenting how celebrities and mere mortals alike are shunning invasive facial treatments like Botox and plastic surgery in favour of advanced skincare products and new anti-aging techniques like Mesotherapy.

This article in the Daily Mail heralds "Botox is out!", MyDaily say 'Never Mind the Botox', and CelebriFI points to research in the British Journal of Dermatology that says moisturising is better for preventing wrinkles than anti-aging.

Many celebrities are turning away from the muscle-paralysing substance too...
Anne Hathaway has reportedly shunned Botox, Kim Kardashian was left brusied after her TV Botox ordeal, Terri Hatcher posted anti-botox pictures on Facebook, Courtney Cox is against the frozen Botox-face, and Geri Halliwell has also stopped getting the injections.

Today the skincare focus lies on non-invasive treatments that help to prevent the signs of ageing; by applying products and using techniques on the surface of the skin that repairs and rejuvenates skin cells beneath the upper epidermis.

One of these techniques highly regarded by skincare professionals and researchers as well as by those forward-thinking individuals already using it, is needle-free Mesotherapy.

Needle-free Mesotherapy is a skin rejuvenating treatment that combines powerful active ingredients in specialist skincare with the latest medical and anti-aging technologies, and is one of the techniques used by Oxynergy Paris to combat the signs of ageing.

Oxynergy Paris provide skincare, treatments and devices which specialise in increasing oxygen and energy levels in the skin to maintain the look of young skin and reduce ageing imperfections.

Needle-free mesotherapy is achieved by using the Oxynergy enhancer machine, which uses pulsed high frequencies to induce the formation of transient pores and increase the trans-dermal delivery of the products into the skin. The specialist products can then be applied to the skin to penetrate into the skin cells themselves. 

One of the active ingredients used by Oxynergy is Hyaluronic Acid, which has been hailed as the new way to combat anti-aging without Botox; see this article, and this one, and this article too!

Two of the products in the Oxynergy range that use this ingredient and are designed specifically to prevent aging skin problems like wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity are the Oxynergy Hyaluronic Acid Filler (30ml, £48) and the Hydratation Intense Moisturiser (50ml, £40). 
The Oxynergy Filler provides long-lasting hydration with continual moisturising and anti-aging ingredients including Hydromanyl and Hyaluronic acid. Recommended to be massaged into the face and neck twice daily, this intensive serum has a silky soft texture that forms and maintains a hydrating moisturise reserve without even a hint of oiliness.

Recommended for use after the Hyaluronic Acid Filler is the Hydratation Intense Moisturiser.

Oxynergy Hydratation Intense Moisturiser is a rich facial treatment specially formulated for normal to dry skin. This soft, light cream is non-greasy and non-sticky, so can be applied to the face, neck and décolleté 2 to 3 times a day for intense hydration and anti-aging properties, enriched with active ingredients including Algicium C and Hyaluronic acid. The dual action formula both reduces the sources of skin aging within the cells, and promotes the repair of skin damages including collagen break down, hyper-sensitivity, wrinkles and loss of moisture.


I tested the Oxynergy Hyaluronic Acid Filler (30ml, £48) and the Hydratation Intense Moisturiser (50ml, £40).

Both products did what they said on the box- they moisturised my skin leaving it supple and soft, and didn’t leave my skin even slightly greasy or sticky.

The moisturizer was my favourite of the two products as it smelt great, felt wonderful on my fingers and face and I really saw results- fast.
I used these products for only one week and already my skin feels softer and more hydrated. I applied the products religiously before bed every night though the products are suitable for use multiple times per day, and if my skin was this hydrated after only one daily application then I welcome the effects of more frequent use!
If I continue to use these products for a longer period of time I believe they will help to prevent the signs of aging, by ensuring my skin stays plump and hydrated to help stop wrinkles forming, and by helping to prevent the loss of skin elasticity.
I’d definitely recommend these products to anyone who wants to treat their skin like it deserves to be treated- you and your skin are more than worth it!


  1. Good thing there are now procedures that are proven to be safe and effective for this case.