Why You Can't Compare Skincare with Injections

By lacey / 18 December 2023

Why You Can't Compare Skincare with Injections

Skincare and Injections are worlds apart. Although the goal is similar, the means of getting there couldn’t be more different.

The Best of Both Worlds

We love the thought of skipping the needle and still getting the ageless results — taut, beautiful skin at a fraction of the price. If the promises of injections like Botox aren’t enough to cripple your phobia of needles, the promises of “better than Botox” skincare will have you weak at the knees. You’ve seen it before, and you’ve thought about it. All the benefits of injectables wrapped up in an easy-to-use, cost-effective moisturizer? We’ll take the lot! As a transparent skincare brand, we’re here to tell you why it’s fallacious to compare skincare and Botox and why Pour Moi would never make such a claim.

Facial Muscles Need a Work Out, Too!

With a sharp injection to the temple, injectable toxins makes all your skin worries fade away. The muscles in your face are calmed and relaxed in a firm position — high and tight. Even though your skin’s not going anywhere, Botox makes sure to keep it in place. While your confidence is boosted, the activity of your skin muscles is plummeted. Temporary paralysis. That’s what injected toxins do to the skin. There’s nothing wrong with it, but you should understand that its effects are more than just cosmetic. To start, Botox specifically is a drug because it penetrates past the skin barrier; however, it stays where it’s injected without spreading to the rest of the body. This is great news because you don’t want neurotoxins taking over the mobility of your entire nervous system! Wherever injected, whether it’s near the eyes, temples, or forehead, wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed by temporarily stunning the facial muscles. Contrary to popular belief, Botox does not train your facial muscles for permanent or long-term results. Surgeons and injectors in the industry report that the lack of muscle activity promotes a gradual relaxation of the face with the reasoning that less activity means less work for the skin to create wrinkles. It’s true that the face becomes more relaxed, but the skin doesn’t work any less to create signs of aging. Less active skin muscles mean less work for the skin to stay lifted and taut. You want these muscles to work, not rest! Still thinking about injectables? Do what feels right to you, but we recommend the same mantra you tell yourself when you go for half a piece of pie and skip out on seconds at the buffet — everything in moderation. [Keep reading: How Deep Does Skincare Go?]

The Pour Moi Difference

Whether you get the most affordable moisturizer at the convenience store or invest in premium skincare like Pour Moi, your beauty regimen is incomparable to Botox. This doesn’t mean your skincare isn’t effective or high-quality — needle injections and topical creams are simply different, and your experiences with them will be different. Skincare is more of a supplement than a drug because it doesn’t penetrate through the skin barrier — it absorbs within the uppermost layers of the epidermis to hydrate the skin. However, these effects are visibly noticeable because skin becomes softer, plumper, and more even. Pour Moi Climate-Smart skincare delivers anti-aging results within a short period because of the highly active, nutrient-dense ingredients in its unique delivery system. You don’t have to paralyze your facial muscles for anti-aging results, but don’t expect skincare to be as quick as a 60-second trip to the surgeon.