All Natural Alternatives to Botox

February 21, 2019

Facial Acupuncture

We spoke with Dr. Lana Butner @drlanawellness and she highly recommends acupuncture facials. “They are amazing alternative beauty options for those who do not want to go under the knife, are not interested in injectables (botox & fillers) OR are looking to prolong the effects of their fillers!  Super thin needles are inserted at an angle into the face, neck and hairline in an upward motion. By needling upwards, you are directing the Qi (or your body’s innate energy) away from gravity’s deleterious effects. When the needles are inserted, not only on your face but during acupuncture in general, your body translates that “puncture” as a micro trauma. The body then sends red blood cells, white blood cells and fibroblasts (which are the building blocks of collagen) to the affected area and starts the “repair process.” Therefore acupuncture facials are fantastic because they increase circulation to the face, promote deposition of new collagen, decrease fine lines and crepiness around the eye area and brighten the complexion! After the needles, I apply an organic CBD lotion/salve to the face and then do sliding facial cups and guasha. I end with a CBD face oil and jade roller.” You can find Dr. Lana at Modrn Sanctuary or at these other convenient locations .

Non-Invasive Facial Workouts @TheFaceGym

“It’s not a facial. It’s a workout”. This place use high energy kneading movements and cutting edge technology to tone and tighten the forgotten 40 muscles in the face. They just opened a location a few blocks from our SoHo studio so come in to us for your full-body cardio strength workout and then head up to The Face Gym to give your skin the attention it deserves.

The Laser and Light Facial @SkinLaundry

Performed by medical professionals, their Signature Laser Facial deep cleans, brightens and tightens skin. The best part: it takes just 15-minutes and there is no down-time. Our co-founder, Carolina, goes religiously and has seen incredible results.


 Facial at Skin Laundry


Facial Rolling with a Jade Roller

This is what our friends at Herbivore Botanicals has to say about Facial Rolling: “Facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing. It’s been a beauty ritual since ancient times in China, dating all the way back to the 7th century. Physically, it helps to firm the look of skin through gentle massage. It also aids in supporting the lymphatic system, the body’s main major detoxification system.“ We love it because it is easy to work into your beauty routine, just do it for a few minutes at night while watching your favorite Netflix show.


Places like Clean Market and Quick Cryo promise results like reduced signs of aging and evened out skin tone due to the increased blood flow, decreased inflammation and stimulated collagen production. It also reduces puffiness and dark circles and we never knew a mama who didn’t need help with that!

“The Youth as We Know It” Facial at Bliss Spa

This facial targets fine lines and wrinkles with gentle proprietary products free from parabens and phthalates that increase firmness and elasticity for a younger-looking complexion.


We also want to remind you that everything that you ingest will show on your skin. We recommend an organic plant-based diet with lots of fiber, water, protein and fats. We are huge Sakara fans and if you want to try it for yourself, feel free to use our 15% off code REF_FPCLOVE15. Aim to drink 1-2 liters of water everyday.