Okay, call me a sucker. I love quick fixes. I love products that promise me overnight miracles. I love products that require very little effort on my part. Even though half the time, I know they don’t quite deliver whatever they promise. And it was the sucker in me that decided to order Frownies Facial Pads from Drugstore some months ago. Come on, they’re cheap, and they look like fun anyway. More importantly, I have lines on my forehead that I wanted to get rid of without having to resort to Botox.
So I was really excited to receive the pads and I immediately tested it out that evening. Never mind my son and my husband thought I looked weird with three skin color triangles stuck on my forehead. And I thought to myself, “Hey, what’s so weird if I can look great just by sticking on these pads?”
Well, the Frownies Facial Pads are easy to use. Just put a little water on the adhesive side and stick it on your forehead, where the lines are. Removing it is as easy. Just stand under the shower and they will come off easily after a few minutes.
Sticking on the forehead is fine, but if you have it stuck near your eyes or mouth, it becomes impossible to talk or smile! And because Frownies Facial Pads work by harnessing the facial muscles and holding them back in their proper place, thus helping them regain normal tone, you need to use the pads over a long period of time. In fact, you need to use them regularly and that’s my problem. I don’t like the idea of looking ugly every night on a permanent basis although I did persisted and looked ugly in them for a few weeks, hoping to have the lines on my forehead look less visible because they said Frownies Facial Pads will eliminate deep expression lines while I sleep.
I slept in them for weeks alright, but my lines are still there, as prominent as ever. The only difference I did noticed was that the Frownies Facial Pads did something to the muscles on my forehead because I became more aware and frowned less.
Seriously, I don’t know how this stuff has worked for Renee Russo or others (unless they were lying) but I won’t be buying this again. Gosh, it’s quite an effort having to tear tear along the perforations and some of them were useless because they came stuck together. And something else I hate about this product. The smell is simply awful. YIKES!