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Does Botox in a Bottle really work? My Oliveda F59 Review

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About a month ago, I was introduced to a new-to-me skincare brand called Oliveda (read my entire Oliveda review here). The brand carries almost 90 products, but the one that piqued my interest the most was the Oliveda Corrective Face Serum (F59), which everyone calls “botox in a bottle”.

As someone who loves real botox, (I got it a few years ago before getting pregnant with my second baby), this was obviously the first product I wanted to try. I LOVE the way botox worked for me, so I was slightly skeptical of all the raving reviews of this “liquid botox”.

Now that I’ve been using it for about 1 month, I’m sharing an initial, honest review. In short: I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is just like real botox, HOWEVER, I do think it’s wildly effective for fine lines. And it’s my #1 pick from Oliveda’s products since it can be added to any skincare routine and makes a huge difference. My fine lines around my eyes and mouth and the wrinkles on my forehead seriously have decreased after a month of using it. I have some before and after photos below!

Let’s get into all of the details.

Does Botox in a Bottle really work?

First, what is Botox in a Bottle?

The term “botox in a bottle” has become the tag line for Oliveda’s most popular product: The Corrective Face Serum (F59). That’s because this serum is designed to smooth wrinkles and fine lines and give your skin a “lifted” effect, just like botox.

It’s made with concentrated hydroxytyrosol (which is a super powerful antioxidant) combined with para cress extract which lifts and smooths your skin. Para cress contains spilanthol, which is an active ingredient that has a paralyzing effect and can reduce muscle contractions. That paralyzing effect is what gives it botox-like effects.

Depsite the high-performance and results, it’s very gentle. It’s great for sensitive skin because of its soothing properties, and even stimulates the production of collagen which will improve skin’s firmness with continued use.

Oliveda also has two other products with botox-like effects. One is called the the Corrective Eye Elixir (F64). It’s the same as the Corrective Face Serum, but it’s made for your eyes. I always tell people to get both. You don’t want to smooth the lines and wrinkles all over your face and forget your eyes.

The other is by Oliveda’s sister brand, LA DOPE. LA DOPE is a skincare line that includes hemp, which is known to help with inflammation. For that reason, I always recommend that someone use LA DOPE products when they have super sensitive skin. The LA DOPE 002 Finer Pore Dope Face Elixir has a very similar composition to the Oliveda Corrective Face Serum, but it also contains cannabidiol which is great for soothing the skin and refining the pores.

Other brands of botox in a bottle

The term “Botox in a Bottle” is trending outside of the Oliveda sphere as well. There are many beauty brands that are making serums that produce similar effects to botox without the injections or high price tag. Most of them claim to smooth wrinkles and plump and hydrate visibly tired skin to give you a more youthful complexion.

However, all of these serums are made a little differently. Some use a peptide Argireline solution to create the same neurotransmitter inhibition that is responsible for muscle contraction (The Ordinary’s Argireline serum does this), and some are made with Matrixyl 3000 which promotes the formation of collagen and elastin and makes your skin look firmer.

By contrast, Oliveda’s Botox in a Bottle is made with para cress, which contains spilanthol – an active ingredient that has a paralyzing effect and can reduce muscle contractions. It also stimulates collagen production.

I haven’t tried other brands’ versions of botox in a bottle, so I’m only speaking to my experience iwth Oliveda’s Corrective Face Serum in this post. But, what I especially appreciate about the Oliveda on is that all their products are made with clean, organic ingredients. And, it really has made a big difference in my skin.

Key Ingredients in the Oliveda Botox in a Bottle

  • Para Cress – This gives your skin the same “lifted” effect as botox and stimulates collagen.
  • Hydroxytyrosol – This is a powerful antioxidant that prevents oxidative stress and hyperpigmentation. It also improves elasticity and firmness. All of Oliveda’s products contain hydroxytyrosol.

Benefits of Botox in a Bottle

  • Lifts the skin and increases firmness
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Targets hyperpigmentation and lightens sun spots
  • Reduces pore size
  • Balances the skin

How to use

Serums should be the third step in your skincare routine. You want to start by cleansing, applying an essence or toner to prep the skin, and then you’ll apply your serum. I use a very small amount of Oliveda’s Corrective Face Serum (F59) – probably 1/4th of a dropper. I apply it all over my face, gently massage it in, and then follow with any other serums I’m using, moisturizer, and SPF.

For the the Corrective Eye Elixir (F64), you want to apply it underneath your eye cream. I use both in the AM and PM.

(Quick note if you use all Oliveda skincare – you’ll want to mix your retinol elixir with the F59. Their retinols are an oil formulation and by mixing them with your serum in your hand before applying, the serum helps drive the retinol oil into the skin vs sitting on top. Here’s my full skincare routine with both a serum and retinol elixir.)

If you want more information about a full skincare routine and what to use for your skin type, join my free skincare course here.


I shared before and after photos below, but I’m shocked by how much firmer my skin looks since I started using Oliveda’s Botox in a Bottle. The smoothing results took about a week to become noticeable, but the firming effect is instant. I love how much tighter and taut my skin feels, and it’s definitely more radiant and youthful. I also really like how it smells – it’s super natural, not intentionally scented.

I’ve honestly felt more confident since I started using the Corrective Face Serum than I have since my son was born almost five months ago. I’m by no means trying to look “ageless”, but I want my skin to age more gracefully. And one thing I loved about real botox is that I looked more awake and less tired/rundown and I really do feel like the F59 has given me that same effect!! Moms with newborns rejoice everywhere.

Before and After

I’m BLOWN away by how much of a difference I can see in these photos. The lighting is different obviously, but look at the line between my brows! It’s SO much less prominent now. I also notice my skin looks so much more glowy and youthful in the after image, likely due to the high concentration of hydroxytyrosol in the Corrective Face Serum (and all other Oliveda products).

I took the after picture 4 weeks after I started using Oliveda.

Is botox in a bottle safe for pregnancy?

Oliveda’s is, yes! I can’t speak to other brand’s versions of botox in a bottle, but everything Oliveda makes is pregnancy and breastfeeding safe. I’m currently breastfeeding and using the Corrective Face Serum (F59) and the Corrective Eye Elixir (F64) twice a day. As always, I think it’s best to talk with your doctor before starting anything new.

Where to buy Oliveda Botox in a Bottle

Buy the Oliveda Botox in a Bottle HERE. It’s sold online at, and I’ve seen a few retailers selling it on Amazon, but I’m not sure I’d trust that since the company says they are the only authorized retailer in the US. If you do place an Oliveda order, I’d love it if you selected me, TeriLyn Adams, as your consultant at checkout. I will follow up on your order and help answer any questions you have.

Be sure to add the the Corrective Eye Elixir (F64) to your cart at the same time.

Unfortunately, this stuff sells out SUPER quickly each time it comes back in stock. If you want text updates about restocks, click this link and the hit send when it populates the word “oliveda” in your text composer. If you have trouble, text OLIVEDA to 336-554-7262. (It’s me texting, not HQ, so you can reply to any of my texts!)

You can also get my restock alerts on this Oliveda Restock IG Channel.

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