Better Than Botox; ELSA McALONAN, with Her Team of Experts, Tells You the Truth about the Latest Beauty Products

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Byline: ELSA McALONAN

No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum, 30ml, [euro]24, Boots, nationwide IT'S two years since it shot to fame on BBC2's Horizon, and it is still a best-selling skincare product, proving you don't have to spend a fortune to get results.

Its skin-firming pro-retinol complex, with lip-peptides and white lupin extract, helps repair UV damage. It feels soft and silky, and claims to help reduce the appearance of pores while smoothing lines and wrinkles in just four weeks.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Protective Recovery Complex, from [euro]40, nationwide THIS night-time super serum is Estee Lauder's topselling product in the world. Most of the ingredients have been kept secret, but we do know it contains the powerful antioxidant vitamins C and E plus bifidus extract.

These help the skin's natural ability to heal itself, encouraging UV and environmental damage repair. Its amazing results have made it a favourite with beauty editors.

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Treatment Cream, [euro]35, pharmacies nationwide THIS is the one they call 'The American Dream Cream' after it beat several antiageing products, including some of the world's most expensive creams. It is Olay's first supercream, containing their most concentrated aminopeptide formula ever. It is specially formulated to target the skin around the eyes, neck and jawline.

Users say it really does help to improve facial fine lines and sagging skin.

StriVectin-SD Eye Cream, [euro]90, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre CONTAINING pentapeptides to help promote collagen renewal and smooth fine lines around the eyes, this has the same formula as the original face cream, but without the aromatic oils. Apply twice a day to rejuvenate the eye area. Testers say you can see a difference within a week.

Nivea DNAge Cell Renewal Anti-Age System Day Cream, [euro]20, pharmacies nationwide THE premium grade ingredients and science behind DNAge make this one of the most effective and affordable anti-ageing ranges. …