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Serum Vs Botox: which wins the war against wrinkles?

December 31, 2013 |

This week, Harley Street beauty expert Lesley Reynolds weeds through the glut of anti-ageing lotions and potions to pick the creams, procedures and gadgets that will really tackle the signs of ageing

When it comes to turning back time should we pick the bottle or the needle  When it comes to turning back time, should we pick the bottle or the needle?

There has been a revolution in the beauty and anti-ageing industry over the past year, 2013 seeing the launch of many exciting treatments. Shops have also been bursting with new serums and creams.

With so many innovative products and procedures it can be hard to know which are a good investment. I’ve put together my beauty awards for 2013, rounding up what I believe have made the biggest impact on the war against wrinkles.


Best neck cream

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Neck Creme, £40 ( Worth the splurge, this luxurious neck cream tightens and tones sagging skin and helps give the neck an instant lift.

Best sun protection for face

Ultrasun Tinted Face, SPF 30, £26 ( This moisturiser, with a hint of colour, can be used instead of your daily cream and gives skin a gorgeous healthy glow

Best budget anti-ageing range

Marks & Spencer Formula Advanced Skin Solutions, from £15 ( Brilliant new skin creams, serums and masks which target all the main concerns of ageing and contain ingredients normally found in products that are twice the cost.

Best facial scrub

HSS Ageless Microdermabrasion, £35 ( From my own range, this luxurious scrub contains crushed diamonds and has a slew of celeb fans including Patsy Kensit and Stephanie Beacham. Rejuvenates skin in seconds.

Best home peel

Freeze 24/7 Skin Smoothie, £45 ( These exfoliating pads resurface skin gently without making it flaky or red and are just as good as a salon treatment.

Best budget cream

Nivea Creme, £2.99 ( Queen of the bargain buys and great for rescuing dry winter skin, this can be used all over the face and body.

Best eye cream

Ole Henrikesen Perfect Truth Eye Creme SPF 15, £20 ( The perfect all round eye creme, it moisturises, brightens, smooths and contains an SPF.

Best skin primer

No 7 Airbrush Away Primer, £19.50 ( Incredibly easy to use and feels lightweight on the skin. Your complexion will look flawless and results will last for eight hours.

Best facial serum

No 7 Restore & Renew Day and Night Serum, £24.95 ( Designed for over 60s, this targets the five key signs of ageing (wrinkles, firmness, age spots, dullness and fragility) and promises younger looking skin in weeks.

Best new innovation

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Cleansing Water, £9.99 ( A skincare staple in France and launched in the UK earlier this year, this multi-tasker serves as cleanser, toner and eye make-up remover all in one and is suitable for all skin types.

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Source:  By: Lesley Reynolds on Monday, December 30, 2013 at

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