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The signs of aging can be hard to deal with and many people choose botox and fillers to fight them. And while I believe that you should do what is best for you, I prefer less invasive options.

Environ, the South African skincare line founded by plastic surgeon Dr. Des Fernandez,  has created a serum that relies on peptides to work on the lines and wrinkles that form as we age. Peptides are the short chains of amino acids that serve as building blocks to proteins including collagen and elastin and are vital to keeping the skin healthy and youthful.

Environ Peptide Enriched Frown Serum contains three powerful peptides including Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline) which inhibits the movement of facial muscles in a similar way to Botox,  Pentapeptide-18 which reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face and Pentapeptide-3 which stimulates new collagen synthesis. When combined, they work together to soften expression lines on the face, most noticeably forehead wrinkles.

Use the serum after cleansing and toning the skin. For extra prep, I recommend the Environ Gold Roll CIT to massage the face beforehand as this will help the product penetrate deeper into the skin. Use 1-3 drops, and allow it to dry and settle into the skin before applying moisturizer.  It is gentle enough to use daily.