Botox is the brand name of the first neurotoxin injectable and those five letters are beauty’s Google or Kleenex or Frisbee. There may now be other neurotoxins that smooth away lines by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscle activity, but Botox is the name that’s etched into our minds, imaginations, and cultural consciousness.

Here, our nine favorite moments in Allure’s reporting on exogenous chemical neurological insults.

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