These mouse-friendly alternatives to Botox can help to smooth out lines, without harming little cutie mice. This is because as a medical product, Botox is exempt from the animal-testing ban (by law, each fresh batch is tested on mice). It’s also expensive, hurts and makes your face look frozen. The other choice is to love yourself as you are. But if you are bothered by wrinkles, here are ethical alternatives that mice will thank you for!
Avoid essential oils for pregnancy & nursing. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies. Do a patch test, before using any of these creams or lotions.
Face Workouts for Beginners offers simple exercises without equipment, to maintain firm skin and reduce deep lines, sagging tin and tired appearance.
Also read Yoga to the Rescue: Ageless Beauty. This beautiful and funny book includes lots of beauty yoga poses, including eye exercises, and tips to make you beautiful within, which obviously makes you beautiful without!
- Upcircle Organic Face Serum (also at Social Supermarket) is made with coffee grounds, from London cafes. It also contains jojoba, sea buckthorn and rosehip (to reduce irritation & age spots) and is scented with oils of geranium, rose & lemon. Pop the lid in your recycling bag, save the dropper and order a refill aluminium cap.
- Cosmetic acupuncture is safer than Botox. If you can’t find or afford it, read Your Best Face Now, a 20-day acupressure course by a beautician.
- Essentially Yours is a beauty brand founded by this 64-year old woman, who has never used Botox. These oils can look after skin naturally.
Biotulin (Germany) is a fragrance-free vegan gel, made with local anaesthetic extracted from Acmella Oleracea. With no side effects, it’s sold (no prescription) at registered pharmacies (one drop leaves skin firmer for up to 24 hours).
Frownies are facial patches to stick on your skin, using corn-based adhesive. Used by Hollywood stars for decades, these are made from kraft paper. They give a temporary fix to fix muscles in place for the eyebrows and under the eyes (lasts a few hours).