Whether we like it or not (let’s be honest, it’s the latter) fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable.
In our fight against ageing we invest in 10-step skincare routines, dermatologists and expensive devices. And, while they certainly improve the overall appearance of our complexion, they’re not enough to stop the process entirely.
If you’re reaching a point where your fine lines and wrinkles are feeling a little too prevalent, you may be considering baby botox as the next step to keep them at bay.
Before you take the leap, we recommend you try wrinkle patches. The non-invasive silicon pads are usually worn overnight and are rich in ingredients known for fighting fine lines like retinol, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
The physical patches themselves also work to prevent creasing and frowning for smoother looking skin.
While they’re not a product you’re likely to introduce into your daily routine, they are perfect for pulling out on special occasions.
Here, marie claire rounds up the best wrinkle patches and pads to try out at home.
If you’ve come across wrinkle patches before there’s good chance it was the incredible before and after clips of Wrinkles Schminkles.
With patches designed for all areas—forehead, mouth, chest, neck, hands, eyes— each support the skin's natural ability to hydrate, retain moisture, stimulate blood flow and boost collagen production.
Frownies The Original Wrinkle Patch 144 Pack, from $32.95 at Frownies, Amazon AU and iHerb
Worn while you sleep or for a minimum three hours these patches can be tailored to fit and lift your face all the while working to improve skin tone.
Peace Out Anti-Wrinkle Microneedling Patches, $48 at Sephora
These self-dissolving patches contain 450 hylauronic acid microneedles (don’t worry, you don’t feel them) that create tiny pathways for maximum absorption of anti-ageing ingredients retinol, peptides, and vitamin C and can be applied around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
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