Acmella Oleracea Extract: A Potent, Natural Botox Alternative
Discover the therapeutic, anti-aging effects of Acmella Oleracea Extract in this guide. Plus, learn how this active ingredient is used in VENN's Concentrated Revitalizing Lifting Mask.
The quest for bright, youthful, and smooth skin seems never-ending. Each week, there are new serums and creams introduced to the market with the promise of delivering beautiful skin. But no matter how much we spend, we usually end up disappointed. Botox seems like a good option for guaranteed smooth skin but many of us are hesitant about the idea of plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Introducing Acmella Oleracea Extract, the new natural Botox alternative. While the plant extract has been used for years for medicinal reasons, today it’s taking the limelight as an alternative treatment for anti-aging.
Curious to learn more? Keep reading.
What Is Acmella Oleracea?
When it comes to appearance, the Acmella Oleracea plant is small and tender. It can grow from around 12 to 15 inches spreading up to around two feet wide. The leaves of the plant are dark green but are paler underneath. Traditionally, the Acmella Oleracea was known as the toothache plant and it was used to treat toothaches due to its analgesic effects. While you can chew on the leaves of the plant directly for relief from a toothache, the extract is used in chewing gum to help too. It’s this extract from the plant that’s used in skincare today.
How Can Acmella Oleracea Improve Your Skin?
When applied topically, the extract of the Acmella Oleracea plant mimics Botox treatment by relaxing the facial muscles and lessening muscle tension. As a result, the appearance of lines and wrinkles is softened. The wrinkles that are formed by muscle tension are eased and relaxed when the extract is applied, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion.
Some people sing the praises of Acmella Oleracea as a natural solution to aging as it isn’t invasive like Botox is. Plus, it’s a lot more affordable than Botox procedures too.
The extract features analgesic alkylamides called splinthol. This is what effectively ‘paralyzes’ facial muscles. For the best results, the extract is infused in skincare products. These formulas contain quality ingredients so that the product can penetrate the skin easily, allowing the Acmella Oleracea to work its magic. VENN's Concentrated Revitalizing Lifting Mask is an innovative, clinically-tested skincare formula to use. It works as an indulgent leave-on cream mask that’s packed with a concentrated selection of potent bioactives, including Acmella Oleracea. The mask lifts, hydrates, and boosts the radiance of the skin, leaving it smooth, glowing, and supple.
Acmella Oleracea: The Ingredient of the Future
While there always seems to be a new miracle product or ingredient on the shelves that pledges perfect skin, Acmella Oleracea is one to take notice of. Remember, to reap the best benefits from any anti-aging product, you must look after your skin by keeping it cleansed and hydrated. If you dream of a smoother facade, be sure to keep an eye out for products containing this new power ingredient.
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