Friday, May 02, 2014

Review: Frownies Facial Patches

Facial Patches for Wrinkles on the Forehead & Between Eyes 

Retail Price - $19.95 

Anti-aging Facial Patches assist to soften and smooth deep wrinkles or fine lines mechanically, without any harsh chemicals or needles. Designed to provide lasting results with continued use. Frownies address the physical cause of facial wrinkles. By holding the crease flat and relaxed while you sleep, the body can relax muscle memory. The muscles of the face cannot move under the patch, keeping you from frowning or expressing while you sleep. 

Rose Water Hydrating Spray 

Retail Price - $5.00 or $12.95 

For soft, beautiful skin, after cleansing use Frownies anti-wrinkle treatment Rose Water Hydrating Spray on the entire face, neck and d├ęcolletage. Frownies Rose Water Hydrating Spray compliments the pH balance of the skin and helps reduce the appearance of pore size as it begins to plump fine lines and wrinkles. 
Only being 23, I don’t have a major problem with wrinkles. When I look closely at my forehead I can see some fine lines starting, but they aren’t visible to anyone walking by me on the street. I was introduced to Frownies and thought, what the hell; if it can get rid of my wrinkles overnight why not try this product.
So what are Frownies you ask? Frownies are little triangle shaped cardboard/paper stickers which you adhere to your forehead by activating the adhesive with water or their Rose Water Spray. When applying the triangle you want to spread out/flatten the wrinkle and then adhere the Frownie to that spot. The premise is that the Frownie will keep the skin taught, and prevent your face from forming the wrinkle it did in the first place; thus leaving you with wrinkle free skin.
Are Frownies easy to use? The Frownies packaging makes it seem so easy to apply these patches, but I had a bit of trouble. Tearing the patches down to size was easy, due to the perforated lines; however, I couldn’t get them to stick to my head. I sprayed the Rose Hydrating Water until the adhesive was sticky but, it took lots of pushing, rubbing, and waiting before I could remove my hands and have them not fall off. Once the adhesive was completely dry the corners unstuck and peeled away from my skin.
Application Diagram
Removal was the complete opposite nightmare…they didn’t want to come off! I soaked the patches, as per instructions, to reactivate the adhesive, but they wouldn’t budge. I ended up just having to rip them off like a Band-Aid which I would not recommend, because it (a) hurts like crazy, and (b) probably isn’t good for your skin.

So did they work for me? In the short run, I did notice that my fine lines were less prominent after removing this product. However, in the long run (using them sparingly over a few weeks) I didn’t notice any major or lasting effects/results.

Now I didn’t get to fully test these how I would have liked, or how they suggest, because they irritated my skin, and caused me to break out. At first I thought it was a new cleanser, I was testing, that was causing the breakouts. However, after ceasing to use the cleanser I was still having issues. It was either something in the adhesive or the Rose Water Spray that was irritating my skin. I wasn’t getting whiteheads, just these translucent bumps that when popped looked like they had water in them. Not pretty!

Overall, I believe that these may be better suited for someone with more advanced wrinkles than me. Also, I just found these too time consuming, and painful to use on a continuous basis. It was nice to try them out but I wouldn’t use them on a regular basis or go out of my way to purchase them.

Check out's review to see what she thought of the Frownies.

Disclaimer: Product(s) mentioned in this post were provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% honest and my own.


  1. These don't sound all that great. Interesting concept, but they seem like a burden to use.

  2. oh wow...ripping them off your face sounds AWFUL

  3. I gave mine to my Mom. These were terrible for my skin!

  4. yikes. yeah. I'm glad I didn't test these!


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