To Botox or not –

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Pregnancy and children can wreak havoc on our skin. Suddenly you look in the mirror and realise that you’re not actually looking after yourself – at all. Some of us went out in the sun too much, some of us smoke(d) or we are just simply getting older. Children tend to, even if it is just temporary, bring out the worst in our skin. But there’s hope, and it doesn’t involve cowering cross-eyed with a syringe approaching your frown line.

The world of skincare has really upped its game. The exciting news is that skincare products are getting nearer to keeping botox away. As a willing guinea pig, I’ve been trying out a few products:

1. Juliette Armand- Thavma Salon Treatment at The Buff Day Spa, Dublin 2

I recently received a divine treatment at the Buff Day Spa, where they use Greek skincare brand Thavma Therapy, which is new to Ireland. Having identified some skin dehydration, I live on coffee (wrist slap), the therapist started with a deep cleansing treatment, a glycolic peel and finally the signature Thavma serum, followed by a deep massage. I was then left to relax for a little while, which was heavenly. Following a detailed inspection under the bright lights my skin looked plumped, de-stressed, de-lined and pretty. I have been using the cleanser, serum and cream since and I’m delighted with the results.

The Official Line

“Thavma Therapy erases expression lines without the use of surgical intervention! It is based on the EFFECTOX technology that inhibits the mechanism that is responsible for the creation of expression lines and wrinkles leaving you with instant and visible results! Botox paralyses the muscle; Juliette Armand use high-end Effectox technology which uses quality ingredients to reduce muscles contractions and hydrate your skin, leaving you with smoother, younger looking skin without the use of a needle!”

Our Verdict

The serum and cream combo have the most uplifting olfactory properties I have ever come across, and I’ve worked as a beauty editor for over five years. There’s a faint aroma of blackcurrant. I know that doesn’t sound particularly appealing (especially if you’ve got little ones who love their Ribena) but trust me, try it out and you’ll see what I mean.

To get the full botox effect it’s recommended that you attend 10 facials over four weeks. Personally, that’s a bit much to fit into my routine, but the aftercare products really are a pamper worthy of you!  Buy Products right now or Book in for a Facial


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