As I was doing some research I came across something revolutionary I do not recall seeing before. Silicone Wrinkle Patches. These are wearable patches that claim to stop wrinkles from forming and fill in the ones we already have. They can be used on the face and neck with no harsh ingredients. Do they stand up to their claim? I wanted to find out, Let’s take a look.
What Are Silicone Wrinkle Patches?
Silicone wrinkle patches are wearable patches that claim to have anti aging properties. There are a few different brands and the price is affordable. No harsh chemicals are in the patches, for the most part, just silicone and oxygen. I know what you might be thinking, how does silicone treat wrinkles?
These have a rubber like consistency and are sticky. Just place them in the desired area overnight, each one is cut to fit a specific area of the face and neck. When silicone is placed on the skin, it allows moisture to lock in and allows the moisture to be sealed into the skin.
Silicone has the same effects as hylauronic acid, which basically draws moisture to the surface of the skin plumping it up. Another property is that it increases blood flow to the area which is important for the skin and helps collagen production. As I have said before, collagen production is the key to fighting and filling in wrinkles.
Do They Really Work?
Sleeping in certain positions can cause wrinkles in our skin. I feel like the older we get, the longer it takes for the wrinkles we wake up with to fade. “When your face is pressed up against a pillow while sleeping, the skin can be creased, leading to permanent lines and wrinkles,” says Ohio-based dermatologist George Skandamis.
“People should not expect these patches to erase their wrinkles overnight, [but] a slow improvement from collagen production for fine lines can be a long-term benefit.” I have read a few reviews for different brands so Let’s see if they really work.
- Dr Jart Focus Spot Line & Wrinkle Micro Tip Patch – These patches have tiny needles which and are infused with hylauronic acid, which is excellent for plumping the skin. Vitamin E and peptides melt into your skin as you wear them.NYC-based dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali is generally a bit weary of wrinkle patches, but he does like the micro needling versions. “The cones are usually made of hyaluronic acid and when you apply at night, the heat of the body melts the HA into the skin—results have been impressive,” he explains.
- Shiffa Amuse Dissolvable Patches – These are a little pricey, but they also contain the small needles which when applied to the skin you can actual feel them working. “These patches, in addition to the moisturizing environment produced by the patch, also have a collagen-stimulating micro needling component, which can help with fine lines and wrinkles with long term use,” Skandamis said. Reviews stated that they have more of a needle feel which in turn makes them work better. Also, they’re smaller.
- SIO Eye & Smile Lift – When wearing these overnight, you can feel the moisture staying in your skin and feel it working.“Silicone provides an epidermal barrier to prevent water loss and create a moisture-rich environment to help keep skin hydrated, plump and promote healing and repair, Skandamis said. These are great because they’re reusable and when you take it off in the morning, the moisture stays in the skin for a while.
- Frownies Eye & Mouth Corner Patches – These were the “original wrinkle patch”, created in 1989, Frownies don’t have that great of reviews, because they’re basically thin brown strips of paper that comes with a rosewater activator spray. You’re supposed to pull your skin tight in the area you’re applying it, holding it there until it dries. It is said to be very sticky and uncomfortable, and difficult to keep on the face after it dries.
As far as silicone wrinkle patches go, it may be worth a try. I think maybe going for one of the cheaper versions first, so you can get a feel for it to see if they work on your skin or not, would be a good idea. I am excited to give these a try. Going for the reusable ones would also be a good idea. Have you heard of these or used them before? Do they work for you? If so I would love to hear any comments or questions you may have. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps a little with your anti aging routine.
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