Acmella: the 'natural botox' alternative

Acmella: the 'natural botox' alternative

Acmella oleracea, also traditionally known as "toothache plant" in Brazil, has gained attention in skincare due to its potential benefits. This extract from a flowering plant that grows in South America and South Africa is believed to have natural muscle-relaxing properties, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, acmella is thought to promote skin firmness and elasticity, making it a potentially valuable ingredient in anti-aging skincare products. Moreover, it may also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can contribute to overall skin health and radiance. 

It is often referred to as a 'natural botox alternative' due to its muscle-relaxing properties. It is believed to help reduce muscle tension in the skin, which may lead to a smoothing effect, similar to the way Botox works. However, while acmella is considered a natural option, its effects are not as dramatic or long-lasting as those of Botox injections. It's essential to understand the potential benefits and limitations of using acmella in skincare, and it does require reapplication on a daily basis.

When combined with other natural actives, as it is in the natrl skincare Facial Moisturiser and Face Oil, it creates a potent weapon in reducing the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with dry and ageing skin. 

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