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For years, the plastic surgery world was considered taboo—whether a simple jab of botox to extreme breast implants, it’s safe to say that most people nowadays are no strangers to needles and knives. Especially well-known celebrities. And with the help of the rise of ‘’natural beauty’’ awareness, many celebrities have come forward admitting about getting the ‘’job done’’. 

But if there’s one thing about these celebrities is that they failed to acknowledge what good skincare products can do. Sure, they scheduled their doctor’s appointments every week, (but the truth is) their skin also relies on the best anti-ageing products that most people could not get access to. It’s the major secret they choose to keep. 

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You see, the thing about Botox though is, they’re hella expensive. And for us who dedicate our time working 9-10 hours per day, the idea of running up and down the town to make various doctors appointment can be exhausting. Not to mention, visualising ourselves getting poked by needles for 30 minutes straight is horrifying. I know the results are satisfying but I can’t guarantee you I’d enjoy myself going through all of that pain just to look younger. 

I would like to clarify that we, at Beauty Insider, do not belittle any life choices you made. We’re all about accepting who you are instead of what you look like. But we just opt for a safer road when it comes to staying young and looking young. Hence, we decided to hunt down some of the best serums that are meant to keep those wrinkles at bay. 

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Best Serums With Botox Treatment 

1. Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Boosting Serum

Keep the wrinkles away with Pyunkang Yul’s Black Tea Boosting Serum! With the help of condensed fermented black tea, this serum helps keep your skin firm and smooth. Besides that, its formula also contains ginseng fruit extract to provide your skin with nourishment to restore vitality. Say goodbye to dull skin thanks to naturally-sourced seaberry extracts that help achieve a radiant complexion. So, get your hands on this minimalistic beauty and help your skin stay young and healthy! 

Why we love it:

  • Radiant skin
  • Not sticky
  • Strengthens moisture barrier 

Price: RM99.20

Where to buy: Shopee

2. Pond’s Rejuveness Skin Tightening Serum

Pond’s Rejuveness Skin Tightening Serum with Niacinamide is ideal for novices or people with dry or sensitive skin because they are less potent than prescription equivalents. It also includes glycerin, which helps with hydration while also slowing down the formation of wrinkles. This mild serum contains ceramides, which serve to protect and reinforce the skin barrier by reducing moisture loss in addition to glycerin.

Why we love it: 

  • Smooth wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
  • Contains pro-ceramides to nourish and hydrate skin
  • slow new signs of ageing in just one week

Price: N/A

Where to buy: Amazon

3. Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Serum

Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Serum by Peter Thomas Roth is a multivitamin for aged skin. It brightens and tightens skin with vitamins A, C, and E, while hyaluronic acid and squalane plump for youthful dewiness. This mixture also contains neuropeptides, which are considered to boost collagen formation in the skin.

Why we love it 

  • Anti-oxidants
  • Lightweight, oil-free
  • 30%-40% improvement after one use

Price: RM535.00

Where to buy: Sephora

4. Dermtech Youth Serum

With its top-notch formulation and efficacy, the Dermtech Youth Serum has been long hailed for its powerful results. It features a concoction of vitamin C, panax ginseng root extract, angelica root extract, hydrolysed swiftlet nest extract and ilex paraguariensis leaf extract.

These skin-boosting ingredients work wonders to deliver multiple benefits including shrinking pores, enhancing the skin texture, and slowing down signs of ageing. With consistent usage, you will notice a radiant-looking complexion. This highly rated product is also crowned as the winner of Beauty Insider’s Beauty and Wellness Awards for Best Professional Skincare 2022, Best Anti-aging and Readers’ Choice. 

Why we love it:

  • Helps to slow down ageing skin
  • Tightens the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 

Price: RM288.00

Where to buy: Shopee

5. Isdin Melatonik Recovery Night Serum

Isdin’s Melatonik Recovery Night Serum is an excellent therapy that contains bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol substitute. This serum is clinically shown to minimise wrinkles as effectively as retinol, yet it is pregnancy safe and does not cause the typical retinol discomfort. This featherlight serum includes vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps to brighten and tighten the skin.

Why we love it: 

  • 3-in-1 night serum containing melatonin
  • Boost skin elasticity and firmness
  • Combat free radicals and repair oxidative damage 

Price: RM698.14

Where to buy: Care To Beauty

6. Erasa Xep 30 Extreme Line Lifting and Rejuvenation Concentrate

Don’t let the pearly pink bottle deceive you. On fine lines and wrinkles, Erasa’s Xep 30 Extreme Line Lifting and Rejuvenation Concentrate is drill sergeant severe. XEP 30, the patented hero component, is a neuropeptide that, like Botox, communicates with tensed-up face creases and urges them to relax. It also contains another powerful all-star component, Niacinamide which is known to improve suppleness.

Why we love it: 

  • Improve skin condition
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Evens skin tone and reduces wrinkles

Price: RM741.04

Where to buy: Beauty Bridge

7. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Contour Serum

Shiseido knows a thing or two about skincare, and it went above and beyond with its Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Contour Serum. The firm first discovered an enzyme that causes wrinkle formation; then it researched over 20,000 substances to determine the best ones to combat that enzyme. Chlorella and gambir extracts, which inhibit wrinkle development, were both chosen, as was moisturising hyaluronic acid.

Why we love it: 

  • Contains three types of algae.
  • Targets lines and wrinkles.
  • Helps to direct internal sensory signals

Price: N/A

Where to buy: Shiseido

8. Kate Somerville 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturiser + Serum

Consider Kate Somerville’s 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturiser + Serum if you’re good at using moisturiser but often forget to use serums. This product works its plumping magic in 30 minutes, thanks to three distinct sizes of hydrated hyaluronic acid molecules that target different layers of the skin. The product is also built to last, due to collagen-stimulating amino acids that smooth out wrinkles over time.

Why we love it: 

  • Visibly reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity
  • Instantly plumps and hydrates skin

Price: RM580.00

Where to buy: Ubuy

9. StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum

StriVectin’s Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum, modelled after epigenetics (the study of changing gene expression), taps into the skin’s own wrinkle-fighting processes to soften lines in one week. Furthermore, it contains the brand’s hero NIA-114 complex, which has been shown to enhance the skin barrier.

Why we love it: 

  • Visibly diminishes all dimensions of deep wrinkles
  • Revitalises skin’s own wrinkle-fighting abilities to reduce the look of lines and creases
  • Melts luxuriously into the skin to restore youthful radiance and clarity

Price: RM372.58

Where to buy: Care to Beauty

10. Ling New York Freeze & Uncrease Serum

They are used in Ling New York’s Freeze & Uncrease Serum to diminish present wrinkles and guard against new etches. Furthermore, this serum-like lotion contains the hot ingredient of the moment, Centella asiatica, which soothes inflammation.

Why we love it:

  • Formulated with advanced hexapeptides to guard against wrinkles
  • Helps to enhance a healthier complexion
  • Serves as a topical alternative to Botox

Price: RM543.27

Where to buy: Ling Skincare

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