Botox certainly isn’t for everyone. If you’ve always balked at the idea of having chemicals injected into your face, this could be the natural solution for you.

The lowdown: Centella asiatica is a herb native to the wetlands of Asia, which is used as a culinary vegetable and a medicinal herb. Centella has long been used for its skin repair and skin tightening properties as it improves micro-circulation in tissue.

The reason why people are turning to centella facials over botox is because it stimulates the production of collagen type I (the skin-tightening collagen), collagen type III (the skin repair collagen), elastin (the skin elasticity protein) and hyaluronic acid (the skin’s natural moisturiser).

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