Bonkers Japanese anti-ageing products – the alternative to botox?

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Kim Hookem-Smith

Forget face lifts – all you need is a few minutes with a snazzy new Japanese anti-ageing gadget to reduce wrinkles around your mouth, lift your eyes and banish your jowls.It looks utterly bonkers but The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser promises the ‘perfect visage’ without resorting to the cosmetic surgeon’s knife – all you need to do is pop it in for three minutes a day and exercise your mouth.The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser promises to fight wrinkles and slim your face [JapanTrendShop]According to Japan Trend Shop, which sells the gadgets, you can: “Fight wrinkles around your eyes and help shape the overall look of your face, whether in front of the mirror, in the bath or at any other convenient time every day. “The movements are given extra load by the mold, forcing everything to work a bit harder and resulting in more youthful, viant faces.”

[Facial yoga for lips like Angelina Jolie]

The mouth piece costs $61 (39), which seems a little steep for a piece of rubber.But that’s not the only plastic-surgery alternative offered by the website. You can also avoid turning to Botox for forehead wrinkles by wearing a… plaster.Is The A-ge Liner Forehead Stretcher an alternative to botox?

As the site says, “If only running a marathon could be as easy!”.Though they all look a little bonkers, we’re slightly tempted. Surely exercising your facial muscles is better for you than injecting stuff to stop them working?Though perhaps we’ll start slow with facial yoga..

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