What are Frownies Facial Patches?
Skip injectables with our natural, non-invasive alternative for smoother skin. Our innovative Forehead Wrinkle Patches are designed to soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Made with unbleached kraft paper and water-activated adhesive, Frownies Facial Patches act as a splint or cast to relax facial muscles and allow the overlying skin to lay flat thereby smoothing fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. Invented in 1889, Frownies are the longest-standing wrinkle-smoothing option on the market because they WORK! Don’t just take our word for it; check out the before-and-after pictures from our customers and see the incredible transformations for yourself!
How to apply for best results
Understand the details
What are Frownies Facial Patches for the forehead and between eyes wrinkles?
Frownies Facial Patches are non-invasive wrinkle reducing patches worn while you sleep or for a minimum of three hours. Frownies Facial Patches act to form a cast, holding the facial muscles flat, preventing expressions that cause wrinkles. Frownies Facial Patches also release tension in the muscles which helps to smooth existing lines.
Frownies Facial Patches have been safely used by women for over 130 years. Additionally, product safety testing has been conducted under the control of dermatologists, to ensure that Frownies are non irritant, and hypoallergenic.
Frownies Facial Patches are HRIPT tested: tested by a dermatologist, to be hypoallergenic, non-irritating and suitable for sensitive skin.
We have tested a variety of materials for our patches and paper is the safest and healthiest for the skin. Because silicone and latex are common allergens, Frownies patches and products are Latex and silicone free.
If you have concerns about the adhesive reacting with your skin or your skincare, test the product or the products together on your forearm or wrist.
The adhesive sticks to the skin and does not absorb into the skin just like a Band-Aid or skin glue. The adhesive is water activated so it will release without any irritation to the skin when properly wet to remove.
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You ask and we answer FAQ'S
Q: Are the Frownies Original Facial Patches paper?
A: Yes. Paper allows the skin to breath; it does not suffocate skin cells as some plastics will.
Q: Do I have to use Frownies Facial Patches every night?
A: We recommend using Frownies Facial Patches every night for 30 nights to begin seeing longer lasting results. After you have achieved the results you're looking for you can wear your Frownies less often. We recommend a minimum of three to four days a week in order to maintain proper facial posture. Fine lines may be smoothed in less than 30 nights and your application can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Q: Do Frownies Facial Patches really work?
A: We have been in the facial patches business since 1889 - over 130 years with guaranteed results. The Original Facial Patches have been mimicked by other brands but never duplicated in quality or effectiveness.
Q: Sometimes the Frownies leaves an imprint on my skin around the edges, what am I doing wrong?
A: We recommend covering the full forehead from eyebrows to hairline, and hairline to hairline side to side, overlapping the patches to minimize imprints around each patch. When you apply the patches be careful not to pull or over stretch the skin. After removing your patches apply Frownies Moisturizer or Skin Serum and the imprint will quickly fade.
Q: The Frownies are a little too large is it okay to cut it to a smaller size?
A: Yes. Trim the edges down to a size that is comfortable for you.
Q: Does the shiny backing peel off?
A: No. The shiny backing is a natural, dry, adhesive that is water activated. Simply moisten the shiny side with Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spray.
Q: I am having trouble making the patch stick what am I doing wrong?
A: Make sure you are applying the patch to freshly washed skin and all your skin care is fully absorbed. Frownies won't stick well on top of a thick, heavy night cream or face oil. The patch could also be a little too wet or not wet enough. If using the Rose Water Hydrator Spray, one or two pumps is sufficient. Spreading the liquid around with your finger is also helpful. Letting the wet patch sit for 15 seconds before applying it will help the adhesive get tacky before you place it on the skin.
Q: Can I use my night creams with Frownies?
A: Frownies Moisturizer is a perfect compliment to the patches because it absorbs quickly. If trying the patches with other creams or moisturizers make sure you allow at least 15 minutes absorption time before applying the patch.
Q: Can I use Frownies Facial Patches with "Retinol," "Tretinoin," and/or "Retin A" creams?
A: Frownies Facial Patches may be used with these products with caution. Retinol and Retin A creams have the potential to cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Do not use Frownies Facial Patches if your skin is already irritated or peeling. Consult your medical dermatologist for this question. Because less of the product will evaporate off the skin there is a possibility that the potency may be stronger when wearing Frownies.
Q: Will the ingredients in Frownies Facial Patches react with my other products?
A: Frownies Facial Patches do not contain "active" ingredients. However, if you suspect an issue we suggest testing the patch with the products in question on you forearm.
Q: What are the active ingredients in Frownies Facial Patches?
A: There are no active ingredients. The results are due to a muscular response to the Facial Patches. Working like a splint or a cast, Frownies holds the muscle in place, retraining the muscles to relax into their original smooth position.
Q: Do Frownies Facial Patches have to be used with the Rose Water Hydrator and Frownies Moisturizer for the Face and Neck in order to get results?
A: The overall results will be better when used with the recommended products; however you will still get great results using the Frownies Facial Patches by themselves.
Q: Can the Frownies Facial Patches be used on the neck?
A: Frownies Facial Patches are not designed for the neck area. We recommend using our Frownies Skin Serum with Vitamin E and Ceramides on the neck as well as our Frownies CHIN-UP Polypeptide Neck Mask or Frownies Moisturizer for Face and Neck Gel Cream.
Q: Can Frownies Facial Patches be used under my eyes?
A: NO! Frownies Facial Patches are not designed for the under eye area. We recommend using our Frownies Under Eye Gels, Frownies Apple Stem Cell Serum, and Frownies Eye Cream for the area under the eyes since it is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the face.
Q: Are these products gluten free/vegan?
A: All Frownies products are vegan and made without gluten. However we have not gone through the process of being certified Gluten Free. Frownies products are made with natural plant based ingredients!
Q: What is the shelf life of the Frownies Facial Patches?
A: The Frownies Facial Patches will keep indefinitely as long as they are kept dry.
Q: Can I damage my skin from wearing Frownies Facial Patches too often?
A: Frownies Facial Patches are tested for safety and very gentle on the skin. Many customers have worn Frownies for decades without any negative effects. However, everyone's skin is different. You can tailor your use of Frownies to whatever works for your skin. It's possible that you may experience a temporary adjustment period if you have sensitive skin. Go slowly and give your skin time to get used to your new routine.
Q: What if the edges are peeling up?
A: There is no need to be concerned with the edges peeling up as long as the rest of the patch is secure on the skin. Go back and watch our application video for helpful tips and tricks!
Q: Can Frownies be used to tighten a saggy jaw line?
A: Frownies Facial Patches are not capable of tightening sagging skin or lifting sagging skin. Frownies are effective for relaxing facial tension and smoothing the facial muscles.
Q: Will you make a larger patch for the forehead so I don't have to piece them together?
A: Because the patches are made of paper a larger patch wouldn't contour to the roundness of the forehead. Using the smaller triangles to overlap and cover your forehead allows you to customize the Frownies to the size and shape of your Face. You will get better results using smaller patches rather than attempting to apply a larger strip of patches.
Our Forehead Serum Patch fits the entire forehead and is a nice compliment to the Frownies Original Facial Patches. It's great to wear after removing your Frownies in the morning.
We are so confident you will see results with continuous use of Frownies wrinkle patches and skin care products, that we will refund the purchase price (excluding shipping and handling) if you're not happy with the benefits.
Simply return your product within 30 days of purchase. All returns must be in their original package, and accompanied by the original invoice from Frownies.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call customer care at 800-648-6891 with return questions. Our business hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm EST Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST on Friday.
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11 lines disappearing!
I applied Frownies wrong and they still helped. I just applied again and this time I got it just right. Awesome product. I have been using anti wrinkle creams for over a year and the lines don't go away. I used the frownies on my 11 lines ONE TIME, and they are almost gone. I had seen reviews and seen that they have a strong scent, it does have scent but I... Read more
I turned 40 this year and was feeling the need for Botox for my forehead lines and my 11’s. I came across this product on Insta, ordered and have been using them for 3 months already. These patches exceeded my expectations and actually work! Everyone should be using these! Thank you!
They actually work!
I can't believe the wrinkle reduction on my forehead! I am 1.5 months in and the wrinkles have been drastically reduced. A friend of mine commented on how smooth my forehead has become. They aren't completely gone because I am terrible about wearing Frownies every day. But when I do- WOW. Trust the process and you will see results over time. It won't happen overnight like with Botox, but with Frownies, you aren't injecting toxins into your face. Also, you still have use of your facial muscles! That's a huge win.
How Frownies Work
Facial muscle contractions create dynamic lines on your face to show facial expressions. However, over time, these repeated facial movements can lead to the formation of static lines, including fine lines and wrinkles, that are seen when your face is at rest. Frownies Facial Patches work by targeting the underlying facial muscle to smooth and soften static expression lines.
Our foreheadfacial patches are made from weighted, unbleached kraft paper and water-activated, starch-based adhesive. Our wrinkle patches come in a long strip of 144 patches that are perforated for easy tearing to fit your unique facial structure. Once applied, Frownies Facial Patches harden to create a splint or a cast to relax facial tension, retrain facial muscles, and lift the overlying skin to smooth and soften static lines caused by repeated facial expressions.
Simple. Natural. Effective.
Frownies Facial Patches are unique in that they contain no active skincare ingredients. Made simply with weighted, unbleached kraft paper and water-activated, starch-based adhesive, Frownies Facial Patches act as a splint or cast to retrain facial muscle movements to smooth static expression lines and lift existing wrinkles. Frownies Facial Patches are free from artificial fragrances, latex, silicone, and parabens. All Frownies Patches, including our forehead patches, are HRIPT third-party dermatologist tested and are clinically proven to be non-irritating, non-comedogenic, and safe for sensitive skin. Our skincare products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals. You will love the natural-looking results you achieve with Frownies Facial Patches. Unlike injectables, our facial patches do not prevent dynamic facial movement allowing you to continue to make natural facial expressions.
How to Apply Frownies
- Separate the facial patches along the perforations to the desired sizes. We recommend using the smallest, individual shapes to contour to your unique facial structure.
- Wet the shiny side of the facial patches with Frownies Rose Water Hydrator or warm water to activate the starch-based adhesive. Set the facial patches aside until they become tacky and begin to curl slightly, for up to 90 seconds.
- Gently massage the intended area of the skin for approximately 10 seconds to increase circulation and blood flow.
- With one hand, separate any creases in the skin while applying the facial patches with the other hand. For best results, overlap the facial patches and cover the entire forehead.
- Wear Frownies Facial Patches overnight, or for at least three hours, to relax facial tension and retrain facial muscles.
- To remove, soak the patches with a wet washcloth or by splashing your face with plenty of warm water. Gently slide your fingers underneath the patches to remove. Alternatively, you can remove them during your morning shower or even sweat them off during your workout!
Be Consistent. Love Your Results.
Like a new exercise routine, the best results come with time. While you may notice results after just one use, lasting results come with consistent wear. We recommend wearing Frownies Facial Patches for 30 nights in a row as you begin your Frownies journey. Of course, individual results will vary, so you may need to wear the facial patches for longer than 30 nights to start retraining your facial muscle movement.
Join the Frownies Family!
Once you achieve the results you’re looking for, you may decrease the frequency that you wear our facial patches. However, as you make facial expressions throughout the day, you may notice fine lines returning – This is the time to apply Frownies again to maintain your results. Some of our users continue to wear the facial patches every night, while others can wear them just a few times per week. Want accountability in your new skincare routine? Join our 60-Day Confident in Your Skin Challenge hosted in our private Facebook community.
Enhance Your Results with Frownies Skincare
For added effectiveness, our facial patches are best when applied with Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spray. The organic rose hydrosol contains hyaluronic acid to provide an intense, quick boost of hydration and additional skin-smoothing benefits for all skin types including sensitive, oily, and dry skin. Not only does the Rose Water Hydrator activate the adhesive on the facial patches, but it also preserves our Under Eye Gels and Apple Serum Neck Mask by keeping them hydrated for multiple uses. Our customers agree that Frownies Rose Water Hydrator is a game-changer to get the best results with our wrinkle patches.
The Perfect Addition to Your Skincare Routine!
Frownies Facial Patches do not contain any active ingredients; therefore, you can incorporate our facial patches as the final step in your current skincare routine. Our forehead patches can be applied over most serums and moisturizers, just be sure to allow enough time for other skincare products to fully absorb before applying the facial patches. The entire line of Frownies plant-based skincare products was formulated to work seamlessly with our wrinkle patches. So, go all in on your Frownies skincare journey with our Complete Skincare Set.
Patches for All Areas of the Face
At Frownies, we understand that healthy, glowing skin is not confined to just one area of your face. That's why our holistic approach to skincare extends beyond forehead wrinkles to target other areas affected by expression lines.
Our Corner of Eyes & Mouth Wrinkle Patches are designed to address crow's feet and smile lines, effectively smoothing static lines around your eyes and mouth. Our Gentle Lifts are shaped to fit smaller areas affected by fine lines and wrinkles, including lip lines, frown lines, smile lines, and marionette lines. We believe in offering a comprehensive solution for your skincare needs, ensuring that you can enjoy a refreshed look from forehead to chin and helping you look and feel your best every day.
Age In A Way That Makes You Happy!
As a fifth-generation, female-founded family business, our goal is to support your unique skincare goals. We offer an affordable, customizable, and non-invasive treatment option for those seeking to soften and smooth forehead lines and other expression lines on the face. Our wrinkle patches can be used as an alternative to – or in combination with – injectables. The choice is up to you!
Connecting with our customers has been the core of who we are at Frownies for over 130 years. If you ever have questions about a product or need an application tip, please email us at email@example.com or message us on social media for a quick response!
Real People, Real Results.
Easy and they work!
These patches worked as a fill in between botox injections for me. It is rather strange to have them sit on my forehead overnight. But they do work. My pregnant daughter uses them 3x a week to give her a perfectly smooth forehead as she cannot do botox.
Love the results!! Thanks Frownies!!
I had been hesitant on trying Frowmies for a while now but then just decided to try-because what do I have to lose! These are miracle workers! I have very deep “11s” and they have completely smoothed out - still there but 90% gone. I have done these consistently for 30 days and then 2x per week but I would say consistency is key!!
I LOVE my frownies. I've been using them almost a year now. I can't afford botox, so I'm always looking for cost effective ways to keep my skin healthy and youthful looking. Frownies is a MUST for my nightly routine!! They've eliminated the lines that were developing on my forehead!