Why Celebrities Are Ditching Fillers
We’re taught to believe that beauty is pain. Perhaps in the dinosaur age of cosmetics, this motto rang true, especially in the skincare industry, but in today’s day, treatments have drastically evolved. No longer do people need to get poked, prodded and pinched to look beautiful. So it’s no surprise that celebrities are ditching injectable fillers in preference for more advanced, organic treatments to tighten skin and lift wrinkles. From Courtney Cox to Kate Winslet, we’re seeing tons of famous faces deflating to embrace a more natural and graceful route to aging.
To uncover these skin care breakthroughs, we gathered insights from LA-based dermatologists about the latest ingredients in cosmetic science.
Known as nature’s Botox, retinol is Hollywood’s must-have ingredient for skin tightening. “It works to increase the speed of cell renewal in the epidermis, which causes the skin to produce newer and healthier cells,” says celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer. As the younger skin cells surface, you’ll notice a brighter complexion, faded age spots and softer skin texture.
As Emily Ratajkowski explains in her skin care video for Harper’s BAZAAR, she uses retinol every night before bed to keep her skin baby-smooth. The Supra Face Cream EMK contains Retinol, using powerful antioxidants including Lotus Flower, Licorice Root and Black Olive for intense anti-aging benefits.
Bioplacenta? It’s the vegan version of a famous A-lister treatment: the sheep placenta facial. It involves the use of stem cells from sheep placenta (a radical but pricey ingredient) to rejuvenate and firm the skin.
“It’s a favorite for that perfectly plump skin and pre-event glow,” says Beverly Hills aesthetician, Louise Deschamps whose clientele includes Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles and Beyoncé. The cost of a sheep placenta facial can range between $500-1000 per session. The alternative? The bio placenta treatment. It’s an affordable cruelty-free version developed by EMK technologies, and still equally loved by celebs.
Eva Longoria is a long-time fan of the Anti-Aging Placenta Treatment to maintain her ageless look, as revealed by Elle magazine.
Bioplacenta is a nutrient-dense protein extracted from the Agave plant. With over two decades of research and tweaking, scientists have maximized the benefits of this breakthrough ingredient to boost collagen production and cell regeneration.
Clinical studies have demonstrated outstanding benefits of bio placenta for the skin:
3. Vitamin C extract
Vitamin C has always been the top anti-aging nutrient — so no, it’s nothing new. The new part is how cosmetic science is finding innovative ways to use this ingredient.
In recent years, Sea Buckthorn has become the new “it girl” in the clean beauty skincare world. According to the Journal of Food Science, “Sea Buckthorn has ten times more vitamin C than lemon”. It’s been shown to promote skin tightening, while fading dark spots and improving skin brightness and tone. That’s why this extract has become a prized ingredient in anti-aging creams and skin discoloration serums.
Plastic surgeon and owner of Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Bruce M. Sanderson favors Sea Buckthorn-based products in his practice. For over 15 years, he has recommended the Rescue Serum to his clients after laser skin treatment due to its potent source of Sea Buckthorn as well as Sea Kelp, Bio Placenta and Marigold.
4. Hyaluronic acid
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. It’s a type of sugar molecule that our bodies produce to develop collagen, which creates a plumping effect and keeps our tissues hydrated, smooth and firm.
But unlike the synthetic version of Hyaluronic Acid used for injectables, we’re talking about the natural plant-based kind.
In the realm of clean beauty skincare, hyaluronic acid is vital to keeping your skin plump and moist. According to Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, “perks of hyaluronic acid include its lightweight, watery nature and ability to lock in moisture from the environment and deeper dermis to fully hydrate the skin.” The Beam Eye Gel by EMK Beverly Hills contains high levels of plant-based hyaluronic acid to improve radiance and blur fine lines.
5. Sea kelp
Packed with age-rewinding nutrients, Sea Kelp is the anti-aging jackpot.
Containing every vitamin from A to E, this marine botanical is becoming popular in the clean beauty skincare scene. As Healthline explains, “Kelp is high in antioxidants, including carotenoids and flavonoids, which help fight against free radicals.” By protecting the skin from free radicals (unstable atoms that cause aging), Sea Kelp helps preserve the integrity and elasticity of your skin texture over time.
The Optima Face Cream contains rich amounts of sea kelp, along with Jojoba oil, Seabuckthorn and Bio Placenta. Celebrities love its filler-like qualities, working to smooth and plump the skin with rejuvenating hydration, making lines and wrinkles less noticeable, while also brightening and toning.
6. SYNERCELL® technology
What’s SYNERCELL? Prepare for some new-age beauty wisdom. In cosmetic science, when certain ingredients are combined, their anti-aging effects can be more powerful than when used separately. This process is called synergy!
EMK technologies found a way to harness this action in skin care — they named it SYNERCELL® in 2014. Through the Synercell delivery system, active ingredients can target the layer of the skin where they can work most effectively. When active ingredients are delivered to the right skin layer — at the right timing and concentration — the nutrients can more reverse visible signs of aging more effectively.
The Synercell technology is used in several EMK formulas. To experience the effects, try the Beginner’s Set which features your daily essentials, including the iconic Aurora Cleanser — the top choice for Miss Universe, Maxine Medina. No fillers for this beauty queen!
With the current advancements in skincare technology, you really don’t need to be injecting your face with synthetic goop. It’s quickly becoming outdated as better options are now on trend. As more A-listers choose premium ingredients over injectables, it’s time to set your sights higher on a clean beauty skincare routine. Join the millions of scalpel-shy people (and celebs) who are choosing high-quality skin care over injectables.