Christie Brinkley may have recently become a brand ambassador for Xeomin (a wrinkle-relaxer similar to Botox), but the 64-year-old is one of few supermodels and celebrities who have fessed up to injectable anti-aging intervention. Being in the limelight and needle-phobia aren’t the only reasons to look for topical alternatives to fillers and toxins, and fortunately there are a slew of skincare options strive to mimic the results of these doctor-administered treatments without a trip to the office.
One jar of this cream may cost roughly the same as a volume-enhancing visit to the dermatologist, but obviously there are no needles involved. Formulated to fight the facial deflation that comes along with age, restore youthful skin plumpness, redefine contours and basically turn back the clock, celebrities such as Andy Cohen, Chrissy Teigen and Chloe Grace Moretz love it—perhaps because there’s no risk of bruising or other tell-tale signs of having something “done.”
With a range of products designed to kick needles to the curb, Dr. Brandt Skincare helps you achieve injectable-inspired results in the comfort of your own home. Not ready for Botox? The original Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Cream targets motion-related wrinkles and provides immediate smoothing and long-term improvement thanks to a blend of three synergistic peptides. And if loss of facial volume is your concern, reach for the 3-D Filler Mask and its plumping blend of peptides, hyaluronic acid and Adipofill’in Complex before booking an appointment for Voluma or Restylane Lyft—and we hear this high-tech beauty brand’s products may have helped keep Kourtney Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow out of the doctor’s office over the years.
Supermodels may be born with supernatural beauty, but it definitely takes effort to maintain it (whether they admit it or not). Linda Evangelista hasn’t been shy about using Botox in the past, but she kicked the habit after a friend introduced her to Erasa—and now she’s their vice president and creative director. This potent serum features a line-relaxing peptide and a patent-pending delivery system to stop motion-related wrinkles in their tracks, and you can see the clinical results for yourself here.
If smoothing forehead lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds (a.k.a. smile lines) and those annoying horizontal neck wrinkles just by slapping on a patch sounds too good to be true, it isn’t—it’s SiO Beauty. Offering injectable-level results without a syringe, the only thing medical here is the medical-grade silicone used to make these stickers of sorts, which work their magic while you sleep. Soft, flexible, and perfectly shaped for specific problem spots, these patches give new meaning to “beauty sleep”—and Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Williams have the ageless skin to prove it.