I’ll be 29 in December and I’m starting to get very serious about anti-aging skincare. So I was excited to try Frownies — an old-school wrinkle cure (it was created in 1889!) that counts celebrities like Raquel Welch and Rashida Jones among its fans. Frownies makes a variety of facial patches geared toward addressing wrinkles — from crows feet to laugh lines.
I tested the patches for forehead wrinkles and those that crop up between the eyes. I was nervous when I saw that the instructions contained the phrases 2a. and 2b. In reality, they’re pretty easy to use. The kit contains Frownies’ Rosewater Hydrator Spray, which the company recommends using to moisten the patches. You can also use it during the day as a hydrating pick-me-up.
A typical pack contains 144 patches — enough for eight to 16 weeks. The commitment required depends upon your desired results, but the idea is to use them every night — three hours at minimum, but you can also wear them overnight as you sleep. They come off easy with just a little warm water. The first night I tried Frownies, I forgot I was wearing them and ripped them off in a stupor — bad idea. My mistake notwithstanding, they were a cinch to apply and remove.
The biggest problem? I don’t really have any forehead wrinkles. I know — poor me. After a few weeks of, er, semi-regular use, I couldn’t tell if it smoothed out the little crinkle I have or if I’d caught myself in some good light. I do have crow’s feet and laugh lines, so I’d definitely try the patches that address those issues. To keep my forehead wrinkle free, I’ll probably stick to anti-aging serum — I’ll be doing a post on my favorites very soon.
P.S., Don’t forget to enter the Frownies giveaway below!
Bethonie, S&P Beauty Contributor
**UPDATE** This giveaway is now closed. S&P reader/commenter Lisa is our winner!
The kind folks at Frownies sent over some extra products to share with our readers. Leave a comment below telling us about your skincare regimen for preventing wrinkles and you could score a package of the Frownies Facial Patches for Wrinkles on the Forehead & Between the Eyes and a tube of Rose Water Hydrator Spray. You have until noon ET, Tues., Nov. 5 to enter for a chance to win. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Wed., Nov. 6.