We Tried the Anti-Wrinkle Patches That Went Viral on TikTok

In her late 20s, SiO Beauty founder Gigi Howard began seeing wrinkles on her chest after sleeping on her aspect. Some time after, one in all her physician pals confirmed her the advantages of medical-grade silicone patches to heal scars, resulting in her lightbulb second: utilizing the identical idea for smoothing traces and wrinkles. But it wouldn’t be a simple street: Howard labored on greater than 180 prototypes and examined the patches in two medical trials over the course of 4 years. Now, they’ve develop into a cult-phenomenon, even going viral on TikTookay—the hashtag #wrinklepatches has racked up greater than 23 million views. These are my trustworthy ideas on the SiO Beauty SuperLift Pack anti-wrinkle patches for the face.(You can attempt it too on this week’s installment of BeautyGo’s Free Gift Friday. Click here to enroll in BeautyGo in case you haven’t already).

My Skin Type:

Combination. I’m drier in the cold-weather months and oilier in the warm-weather ones due to the excessive humidity on the East Coast.

The Benefits:

This is one in all the best anti-aging therapies you should utilize: Just place the patch on your pores and skin, and voila! Hence the cause there have been so many knockoffs over the years. Like a medical-grade silicone patch that heals scars—I wore one on my C-section scar—the thought is that the silicone creates an occlusive surroundings, trapping moisture so the pores and skin can hydrate itself and keep away from transepidermal water loss. Whether you may have dry pores and skin or not, hydration might be so therapeutic in and of itself, however it will probably additionally lend a smoothing and plumping impact.

And along with extra moisture, the bodily carrying of the patch retains the pores and skin beneath taut with a mild compression of kinds, retaining traces from forming (or worsening), particularly in case you’re a side-sleeper and accustomed to waking up with traces on your face. This multitasking pack consists of one ForeheadLift patch (for the brow and 11’s between the brows), one set of Super EyeLift patches (for the under-eyes and crow’s-feet) and one set of SmileLift patches (for the smile traces round the mouth). You don’t have to make use of them suddenly—generally sure line stand out greater than others as a result of stress, and so forth—so you’ll be able to choose and select what goes the place and when.

Though I’m not an all-night side-sleeper, I’ve been advised by my dentist that I clench my tooth at night time, so I’m certain my forehead furrows too. Therefore I gravitated most towards the ForeheadLift patch, and my pores and skin does look smoother in the morning after sleeping in it. I additionally love an excellent under-eye patch, and it’s good that these don’t slip down, and canopy sufficient territory to incorporate the crow’s-feet, not simply the circles and luggage.

Key Ingredient:

100-percent medical-grade silicone

What They’re Free From:

Parabens, petroleum/petrolatum (paraffin), mineral oil and phthalates

How to Use Them:

Perhaps my most essential tip is to ensure your pores and skin is clear and dry earlier than making use of the patches. I had a pal attempt these in the previous and complain that they fell off throughout the night time, however it was as a result of she utilized them on high of her night time cream, pondering it could assist “lock in” the advantages of the cream (like a sheet masks), however that’s the not the case right here. To begin, take away the plastic movie from the again of the patch and place it the place you need the line-smoothing motion. I usually solely like to make use of them at night time whereas I sleep—you overlook you may have them on and get up to clean pores and skin; and so they final six to eight hours—however on work-from-home days with no Zoom conferences, they may also be a pleasant therapy, particularly when you’ve got an enormous occasion that night time.

To reuse a patch—they’re reusable as much as 10 instances every—the model recommends holding your pores and skin taut with one hand and gently eradicating the patch with the different, then rinsing the patch flippantly with water when it wants a bit of cleansing, which is each time in my view—useless pores and skin cells are gross! Then you’ll be able to place it again on the defend it got here with (so don’t throw them away), adhesive-side down, and retailer it in the resealable pouch it comes with.

What They Feel Like:

Gentler stickers, that means they don’t rip off your pores and skin like a sticker one, however they’re sticky sufficient to remain put on your face all night time.

What They Smell Like:

Nothing

The Bottom Line:

These anti-wrinkle patches do what they are saying they may, however the draw back for me is just not with the ability to apply my typical skin-care lotions and potions (I’m a heavy-hitting ingredient sort of lady) as a result of you need to use them on clear, dry pores and skin. I believe they’re enjoyable and efficient to make use of earlier than an enormous occasion—I additionally suppose they make an amazing reward in your beauty-obsessed pal who has “tried everything”—however I don’t contemplate them a staple in my routine.

Price/Where to Buy:

$55, siobeauty.com