Facial Smoothies smooth away the wrinkles

Last time I visited my grandsons, my six-year-old grandson and I were working on a craft project when he stopped cold, looked me in the eye, and said, "Why do you have an A on your face, Gramma?" Confused, I asked what he meant. He then used his index finger to outline the A made by intersecting wrinkles between my eyes.

My grandson's honesty and observational skills made me realize I'd been lax in my use of duct tape—not for taping the kid's mouth shut but for eliminating my wrinkles. See, strategically placed pieces of duct tape had been my go-to wrinkle remover for years. I'd wear it to bed, peel it off in the morning then be wrinkle free much of the day. But, I'd gotten lazy and hadn't taped myself up in a while.

I was considering returning to the regimen just when I was approached to try out Facial Smoothies Wrinkle Removal Strips.

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The press kit claimed this: Facial Smoothies® adhesive strips physically take control of your skin and its contour. It’s a lot like how an iron removes wrinkles, by mechanically flattening the material, holding it, and training it back to its original smooth shape – without the heat, of course. Only manipulation of your skin can smooth the deep crevices caused by expressions.

Just like duct tape, I thought! Only Smoothies are clear and not as clunky. And they're hypo-allergenic (whereas the sticky stuff on duct tape could cause issues for sensitive folks, though I never had a problem).

I said YES to testing the Smoothies for free. In no time, I had a box of 120 Smoothies in various sizes, ready to stick to my face before bedtime (though they can be worn for far shorter times... and should be the first couple times).

How are Facial Smoothies Wrinkle Removal Strips used? Take a look:

 

And do they work? Well, I thought so—and just as well as my duct tape. (Though with Smoothies, my husband had to look real close to see if I had them on; big ol' strips of gray duct tape—or hot pink tape, as I had for a while—is hard to miss... and far less appealing.)

Here's some photographic evidence of the difference Smoothies made for me. The following photos were not taken specifically for this review, but they perfectly show the effects of Smoothies. Neither photo is altered except to crop tight around my face, add obnoxious arrows, and blur out my friends.

First, a photo taken for a blogging project. I hadn't worn the Smoothies (or duct tape!) yet. The "A" my grandson spoke of is obvious, as are some forehead wrinkles.

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Then I had a slumber party planned with friends from high school, so I made sure to wear the Smoothies each night for nearly a week. Like I said, this photo is untouched except to zoom in and protect the identity of my friends:

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Yep, my wrinkles may not be completely gone, but they're far more difficult to see. In other words, the Smoothies do indeed work.

The smoothing effect of Facial Smoothies doesn't last forever, but they're so simple to use (and inexpensive at $15.95 for a box of 120) that sticking them on daily for daily smoothing is no big deal. Sport smoother skin any time by wearing them to bed, on the way to work, on the way to a party, before any big event or other occasion.

Find out more about this simple way of smoothing out wrinkles on the Facial Smoothies Wrinkle Remover Strips website. Smoothies can be purchased on the site for $15.95 per box (less for bulk purchases), with free shipping in the U.S.

Disclosure: I received this product free for review; anecdotes and opinions are my own.