{"id":606893048114,"title":"Wrinkles Schminkles Review: Can Face Patches Reduce Wrinkles?","created_at":"2023-12-31T12:23:59-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Wrinkles Schminkles Review: Can Face Patches Reduce Wrinkles?\",\n \"keywords\": \"wrinkles schminkles, wrinkles schminkles review, wrinkles schminkles reviews, wrinkles schminkles amazon, wrinkles schminkles before and after\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the clinical trial on Wrinkles Schminkles to give our take on whether or not this product is likely to reduce facial wrinkles. We share our concerns about the trial, and feature unsponsored customer reviews including before-and-after images.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/wrinkles-schminkles-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand claims to have \"Amazing Before and Afters\" and to be able to \"improve the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles in a matter of hours.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut is Wrinkles \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eSchminkles proven to work, or are these just marketing claims? Is silicone shown in research studies to reduce the appearance of wrinkles? Are there any side effects? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Wrinkles \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eSchminkles? \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we review the clinical studies on Wrinkles \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eSchminkles to give our take on whether or not this product is likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, analyze clinical studies on topical silicone and wrinkles, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this product for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Wrinkles \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eSchminkles Proven to Work?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Wrinkles Schminkles clinical trial results\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Wrinkles_Schminkles_Clinical_Trial_Results_Optimized.png?v=1704071187\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Wrinkles \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eSchminkles website suggests that the product is \"clinically proven\" to work.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHowever, the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/wrinklesschminkles.com\/pages\/clinical-study-silicone-patches-and-more\"\u003eClinical Study\u003c\/a\u003e page on the brand's website shows that this is referring to a company-funded customer study rather than a clinical trial published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis clinical trial found that around 90% of participants experienced reduced wrinkling around the eyes and on the forehead.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHowever, we recommend that consumers entirely disregard results from company-funded trials that are not published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The potential for bias is too high in our opinion for the results to have any value to prospective consumers.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMedical journals with a peer review process have a high bar for methodology and study quality, which is why this is the gold standard of product research in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDoes Silicone Reduce Wrinkles?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWrinkles Schminkles is made with medical-grade silicone.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28845548\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology\u003c\/em\u003e examined whether topical silicone patches could reduce wrinkles.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe study authors found that silicone patches resulted in a temporary (up to 60 minute) reduction in wrinkles, but no long-term effect was noted.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis suggests that silicone patches may be beneficial before an event or outing for aesthetic improvement, but may be a waste of money for those seeking long-term improvements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSilicone is also \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/2195481\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to improve the apperance of wrinkles when implanted in the skin, but that's a very different mechanism of action than the topical effect of Wrinkles Schminkles.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, we cannot identify any clinical evidence that topical application of silicone has a long-term anti-aging effect.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Wrinkles Schminkles \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA TikTok creator named \"rachelsskin\" has a Wrinkles Schminkles review from a week of use that includes before-and-after images:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@rachelsskin\/video\/7170808779959848197\" data-video-id=\"7170808779959848197\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca title=\"@rachelsskin\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@rachelsskin?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@rachelsskin\u003c\/a\u003e Forehead patch results throughout the week Results after day 6 at the end. Crazy what consistency and skin care can do 🤝 @Wrinkles Schminkles \u003ca title=\"foreheadpatch\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foreheadpatch?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foreheadpatch\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"skincaretrend\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/skincaretrend?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#skincaretrend\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"skincare\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/skincare?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#skincare\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"foreheadpatchresults\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foreheadpatchresults?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foreheadpatchresults\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"siliconeforeheadpatch\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/siliconeforeheadpatch?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#siliconeforeheadpatch\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"wrinklesschminkles\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/wrinklesschminkles?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#wrinklesschminkles\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"wifilines\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/wifilines?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#wifilines\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"expressions\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/expressions?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#expressions\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"foreheadlines\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foreheadlines?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foreheadlines\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"foreheadlinesbegone\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foreheadlinesbegone?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foreheadlinesbegone\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"resultsovertime\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/resultsovertime?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#resultsovertime\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"♬ anti hero sped up - speed songs (taylors version)\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/anti-hero-sped-up-7156887046647663366?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ anti hero sped up - speed songs (taylors version)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA TikTok creator named Meg had a positive experience using Wrinkles Schminkles:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7174056376572857643\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@fnp.and.me\/video\/7174056376572857643\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@fnp.and.me?refer=embed\" title=\"@fnp.and.me\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@fnp.and.me\u003c\/a\u003e @wrinklesschminkles \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7174056430603995947?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Meg\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Meg\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to Buy Wrinkles Schminkles for the Best Price\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWrinkles Schminkles is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eForehead Wrinkle Patches (2-pack)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrand website: $29.95 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/wrinklesschminkles.com\/products\/forehead-wrinkles-patch-brow-lift\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $29.95 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/48yGDos\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eEye Wrinkle Patches (3-pack)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrand website: (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/wrinklesschminkles.com\/products\/crows-feet-under-eye-patches-for-wrinkles-silicone\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $29.95 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3RKBJhv\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWalmart: $28.99 (free shipping, third-party seller, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Wrinkles-Schminkles-Eye-Smoothing-Kit\/502203398\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe price of Wrinkles Schminkles is currently around 15% cheaper at Amazon than the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWalmart has a slight discount on the eye patches, but the Walmart listing is from a third-party seller, so it's worthwhile to pay a small premium and ensure a legitimate product in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDermatologist on Silicones in Skincare\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator named \"Dr Dray\" has a video highlighting some potential benefits of silicones in skincare that has over 75,000 views:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/B50A5hwdM1w?si=8aqUorPlMU-TKnkr\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Skincare Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top anti-aging serum.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e which was described as a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eHYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e is our top skin supplement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eC\u003c\/span\u003eollagen\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eto reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal Customers Review Wrinkles Schminkles\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmazon is a better resource for unbiased product reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eForehead Patches are Wrinkles Schminkles' most-reviewed product on Amazon at the time of publishing this article, with over 1,000 total reviews, and an average customer review rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named \"Karen Braugher\" who gives the product a 5\/5 star rating, and claims it was instantly effective:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eI usually wake up with a deep wrinkle between my eyebrows. Creams and have done nothing...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eI am so impressed that after using it for one night that I saw instant results the next morning.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named \"Kristy T\" who gives the product a 1\/5 star rating, and who dislikes the material quality:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe material is totally different, very thin, and \u003cstrong\u003edoesn't stick. I put on a brand new one last night, with nothing on underneath it, and when I woke up, it wasn't sticking between my eyebrows or on the sides at all.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWrinkles Schminkles currently has an average review rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars on Facebook.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros and Cons of Wrinkles Schminkles\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Wrinkles Schminkles in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNon-invasive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eClinically shown to have short-term results\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNo unhealthy ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe can't find clinical evidence for long-term efficacy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBrand-funded clinical trial is not published in peer-reviewed journal\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExpensive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMediocre online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWrinkles Schminkles may reduce the appearance of wrinkles for short periods of time (up to 60 minutes based on research we identified), but we can't find any convincing evidence that this product is likely to be effective for long-term reduction of wrinkles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe brand funded a clinical trial showing their product to be effective, but the full clinical trial isn't clearly published on the brand's website, and doesn't appear to be published in any peer-reviewed medical journals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe recommend that consumers disregard any claims of product efficacy based on brand-funded clinical trials that are not published in peer-reviewed journals, due to the potential for bias.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe cost of Wrinkles Schminkles is better on Amazon than the brand's website for orders under $50, at the time of publishing this article, due to shipping fees.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-12-31T20:52:54-05:00","updated_at":"2024-01-08T14:02:36-05:00","summary_html":"We review the clinical trial on Wrinkles Schminkles to give our take on whether or not this product is likely to reduce facial wrinkles. We share our concerns about the trial, and feature unsponsored customer reviews including before-and-after images.","template_suffix":"","handle":"wrinkles-schminkles-review","tags":"_related:anti-aging"}

Wrinkles Schminkles Review: Can Face Patches Reduce Wrinkles?

Wrinkles Schminkles Review: Can Face Patches Reduce Wrinkles?


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Wrinkles Schminkles is a silicone patch brand that's used to reduce the visible appearance of wrinkles. The brand claims to have "Amazing Before and Afters" and to be able to "improve the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles in a matter of hours."

But is Wrinkles Schminkles proven to work, or are these just marketing claims? Is silicone shown in research studies to reduce the appearance of wrinkles? Are there any side effects? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Wrinkles Schminkles? 

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we review the clinical studies on Wrinkles Schminkles to give our take on whether or not this product is likely to be effective.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, analyze clinical studies on topical silicone and wrinkles, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this product for the best price.

Is Wrinkles Schminkles Proven to Work?

Wrinkles Schminkles clinical trial results

The Wrinkles Schminkles website suggests that the product is "clinically proven" to work.

However, the Clinical Study page on the brand's website shows that this is referring to a company-funded customer study rather than a clinical trial published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

This clinical trial found that around 90% of participants experienced reduced wrinkling around the eyes and on the forehead.

However, we recommend that consumers entirely disregard results from company-funded trials that are not published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The potential for bias is too high in our opinion for the results to have any value to prospective consumers.

Medical journals with a peer review process have a high bar for methodology and study quality, which is why this is the gold standard of product research in our opinion.

Does Silicone Reduce Wrinkles?

Wrinkles Schminkles is made with medical-grade silicone.

A clinical trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology examined whether topical silicone patches could reduce wrinkles.

The study authors found that silicone patches resulted in a temporary (up to 60 minute) reduction in wrinkles, but no long-term effect was noted.

This suggests that silicone patches may be beneficial before an event or outing for aesthetic improvement, but may be a waste of money for those seeking long-term improvements.

Silicone is also clinically shown to improve the apperance of wrinkles when implanted in the skin, but that's a very different mechanism of action than the topical effect of Wrinkles Schminkles.

Overall, we cannot identify any clinical evidence that topical application of silicone has a long-term anti-aging effect.

Real People Try Wrinkles Schminkles 

A TikTok creator named "rachelsskin" has a Wrinkles Schminkles review from a week of use that includes before-and-after images:

@rachelsskin Forehead patch results throughout the week Results after day 6 at the end. Crazy what consistency and skin care can do 🤝 @Wrinkles Schminkles #foreheadpatch #skincaretrend #skincare #foreheadpatchresults #siliconeforeheadpatch #wrinklesschminkles #wifilines #expressions #foreheadlines #foreheadlinesbegone #resultsovertime ♬ anti hero sped up - speed songs (taylors version)

A TikTok creator named Meg had a positive experience using Wrinkles Schminkles:

@fnp.and.me @wrinklesschminkles ♬ original sound - Meg

Where to Buy Wrinkles Schminkles for the Best Price

Wrinkles Schminkles is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:

Forehead Wrinkle Patches (2-pack)

Brand website: $29.95 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $29.95 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Eye Wrinkle Patches (3-pack)

Brand website: (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $29.95 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Walmart: $28.99 (free shipping, third-party seller, link)

The price of Wrinkles Schminkles is currently around 15% cheaper at Amazon than the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.

Walmart has a slight discount on the eye patches, but the Walmart listing is from a third-party seller, so it's worthwhile to pay a small premium and ensure a legitimate product in our opinion.

Dermatologist on Silicones in Skincare

A board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator named "Dr Dray" has a video highlighting some potential benefits of silicones in skincare that has over 75,000 views:

Our Clean Skincare Picks

There are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM is our top moisturizer pick.

It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects."

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

Real Customers Review Wrinkles Schminkles

Amazon is a better resource for unbiased product reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

Forehead Patches are Wrinkles Schminkles' most-reviewed product on Amazon at the time of publishing this article, with over 1,000 total reviews, and an average customer review rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Karen Braugher" who gives the product a 5/5 star rating, and claims it was instantly effective:

"I usually wake up with a deep wrinkle between my eyebrows. Creams and have done nothing...I am so impressed that after using it for one night that I saw instant results the next morning."

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Kristy T" who gives the product a 1/5 star rating, and who dislikes the material quality:

"The material is totally different, very thin, and doesn't stick. I put on a brand new one last night, with nothing on underneath it, and when I woke up, it wasn't sticking between my eyebrows or on the sides at all."

Wrinkles Schminkles currently has an average review rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Pros and Cons of Wrinkles Schminkles

Here are the pros and cons of Wrinkles Schminkles in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Non-invasive
  • Clinically shown to have short-term results
  • No unhealthy ingredients

Cons:

  • We can't find clinical evidence for long-term efficacy
  • Brand-funded clinical trial is not published in peer-reviewed journal
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre online customer reviews
  • Brand website charges for shipping
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Conclusion

Wrinkles Schminkles may reduce the appearance of wrinkles for short periods of time (up to 60 minutes based on research we identified), but we can't find any convincing evidence that this product is likely to be effective for long-term reduction of wrinkles.

The brand funded a clinical trial showing their product to be effective, but the full clinical trial isn't clearly published on the brand's website, and doesn't appear to be published in any peer-reviewed medical journals.

We recommend that consumers disregard any claims of product efficacy based on brand-funded clinical trials that are not published in peer-reviewed journals, due to the potential for bias.

The cost of Wrinkles Schminkles is better on Amazon than the brand's website for orders under $50, at the time of publishing this article, due to shipping fees.