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Smoothies® have a strong adhesive, so use caution the first using them. Most importantly, weaken the adhesive first by applying the strip to the back of the hand (or another hair-free part of your body). You can then apply this strip to your face.

You can also try applying a non-irritating, non-greasy moisturizer and allow it to absorb prior to application. We recommend a small amount of coconut oil.

The first time you use Smoothies®, leave strips on for 1 hour or less and wait 24 hours before using another NEW strip. Reapplying a used strip is usually ok.

BUNCHING SKIN
If you have extra skin bunch up on the sides of the strips, try extending the strip by adding another overlapping one to prevent the edge of the strip from digging into your skin.

If you still end up with an outline, apply a used strip to the line and it will disappear in minutes.

CAREFUL REMOVAL
When removing the strips, make sure you gently and slowly peel the strips off, holding and peeling them back against themselves while doing so. Pressing your fingers gently against your smoothed skin while doing it can also help.

Any redness usually occurs from using NEW strips MORE than once a day, and carelessly ripping them off. We advise using Smoothies once a day (for as long as you like), but use no more than one new strip per day.

AVOID ACIDS
Avoid acid containing creams and treatments while using Smoothies®. This includes glycolic acids, Retinol, and even hyaluronic acid, as these can further sensitize the skin for days – even weeks – after.

If your skin is extremely sensitive, or if you have allergies, check with your doctor first. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Stop using Smoothies® if you have any irritation.

Yes, Smoothies® can permanently remove wrinkles, but unless you use an injectable paralyzer, your facial expressions will recreate them.

If you can avoid the extreme facial expressions that imprint wrinkles,
most wrinkles CANNOT Come Back on their Own.

But if you can’t help making them sometimes, like most of us, use Smoothies® to correct the damage.

Try to make your facial expressions less extreme, and use Smoothies® at least 3-4 times a week. You’ll gradually undo years of damage. Results show quickly, but like all skin care, maintenance is key.

If you start early enough, Smoothies® can help prevent your wrinkles from becoming established.

Reactions to Smoothies® are very unlikely. Our adhesive has been extensively tested. Large scale studies indicate that fewer than 1 in 1000 have any reaction, even with long term use, and those reactions were deemed “mild”. (That’s why it has been approved for use in hospitals worldwide.)

Smoothies strips contain a strong adhesive, which makes them the most effective wrinkle remover of their type. Please use care, as • over-use of new strips, • careless removal, and • acid treatments can cause temporary redness or irritation.

If you have dry or SENSITIVE SKIN, the most important thing you can do is weaken the adhesive first by applying the strip to the back of the hand (or another hair-free part of your body). You can then apply this strip to your face.

You can also try applying a non-irritating, non-greasy moisturizer and allow it to absorb prior to application. We recommend a small amount of coconut oil.

The first time you use Smoothies®, leave strips on for 1 hour or less and wait 24 hours before using another NEW strip. Reapplying a used strip is usually ok.

CAREFUL REMOVAL
When removing the strips, make sure you gently and carefully peel the strips off, holding and peeling them back against themselves while doing so.

Any redness usually occurs from using NEW strips MORE than once a day, and carelessly ripping them off. We advise using Smoothies once a day (for as long as you like), but use no more than one new strip per day.

GLYCOLIC ACID AND RETIN-A
For sensitive skin, do not use any acid treatments (such as glycol acids, Retinol, and even hyaluronic acid) when using Smoothies, as these can further sensitize the skin for days – even weeks – after.

If your skin is extremely sensitive, or if you have allergies, check with your doctor first. Do not use on broken or irritated skin.

If you are unable to apply a strip without having extra skin bunch up on the sides, try extending the strip by adding another overlapping one to prevent the edge of the strip from digging into your skin.

I use the smallest curved pieces to extend the triangle strips between my eyes.

If you still end up with an outline, apply a used strip to the line and it will disappear in minutes.

If you’ve found success in smoothing fine lines with creams and serums or other treatments, continue using them as long as they don’t contain acids, or other sensitizing ingredients. Following these tips can also help dramatically.

1) Look in the mirror and make your usual facial expressions. You’ll see which ones cause lines. Try and minimize those expressions.

2) Sleep on your back as much as you are able. Squishing your face into a pillow can be a major cause of wrinkles.

3) Keep your skin well hydrated. Drinking a lot of plain water plumps your skin and improves its appearance – and health.

4) Removing the effects of years of expressions can take persistence. Use Smoothies consistently (3 – 4x + /week).

5) Your general health affects your skin. Eat well, avoid sugar, get enough sleep, and avoid the sun.

If your lines are deep enough that Smoothies strips cannot keep your skin flat, try doubling up on the strips (putting one on top of another) to keep your skin smooth.

The active ingredient in Smoothies® is their hypo-allergenic, drug-free adhesive.

• Additional ingredients are unnecessary because its strong physical hold and ability to reposition and “retrain” skin are what make Smoothies® effective.
• Some patches use silicone gel to “moisten” skin to smooth wrinkles, but their adhesion is not usually strong enough to affect deep wrinkles. (The silicone is not strong enough to reshape the contour of your skin.)
• Other products have delivered “renewing” or exfoliating agents. Those ingredients sometimes irritate the skin, but more importantly, they make the adhesive weaker, and therefore are not as effective as a strong adhesive at removing lines.

Why can’t I just use Scotch Tape? Using Scotch tape instead of Smoothies® would be like using a ball point pen instead of eye liner! Scotch tape is not formulated for use on skin. It can – and does – irritate, sometimes with lasting effects.

Smoothies is specially formulated for use on the face. The Smoothies adhesive is hypoallergenic, and free from latex, BPH, Retinol and phthalate, pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and even gluten. It has been extensively tested and is used in hospitals worldwide.

Smoothies® strips “seal” in your moisturizer, or any treatment you use on your face, and can therefore intensify their effects. For many, this is a good thing. However, for those with sensitive skin, it may be a problem.

If your moisturizer contains irritants, especially any kind of acid, Vitamin C, exfoliant, Retinol, glycolic, etc., then your skin may react to being “sealed in” by an anti-wrinkle strip (even a “breathable” one, as the holes are effectively blocked by the adhesive.)

Most skin care products have known skin irritants in them. Manufacturers include them in spite of this fact for various reasons (to save money, and to enhance absorption or other aspects of the product). If you use a moisturizer under Smoothies, we recommend a very small amount of pure coconut oil, as it is irritant free.

If your skin develops a sensitivity to something in the adhesive, or to the combination of your moisturizer and the adhesive, please STOP using Smoothies, at least until you can be sure that Smoothies is not the issue.

Allow your skin to heal itself, and avoid putting anything on it at all, as much as possible, unless you get a dermatologist’s advice. Your skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself. If you feel you need to use some kind of moisturizer, use only a very mild, pure moisturizer such as coconut oil.

If a strip leaves an outline, reapply the strip to the OUTLINE for a few minutes and it will remove it. Outlines disappear quickly because they haven’t been imprinted by your facial expressions. (Remember, wrinkles are caused by repeated creasing in the same place.)

Outlines can mean your skin has been stretched too far. (This point will vary. Experiment to determine the best way to treat your skin.) Be sure to flatten lines very gently, and loosen the adhesive edge away from skin by running your fingernail under the edge of the strip all the way around.

Even better, don’t press the entire strip to skin, press ONLY the the area ON the line itself. If the issue persists, try cutting the strips smaller, only enough to cover the lines themselves.

If you sleep on your side or stomach, try sleeping on your back. Pressing your face (and the strips) into the pillow can cause outlines. If you don’t want to sleep on your back, try wearing Smoothies during the day. (I apply Smoothies® in the morning for about 45 minutes, 3 times a week, and that’s enough to keep my skin smooth if I also make an effort to avoid extreme facial expressions.)

Yes. Watch our video below.

Apply the larger strips in 3 steps:
      1) Start in the middle. Smooth the center of your line(s) and press the middle of the Smoothie to the flattened skin.

      2) Now move to one end of the line and flatten it, and press the Smoothie to the smoothed area with the other hand, moving from the middle outwards. Repeat on the other end. Make sure the strip is smooth.

      3) Run your fingernail under the edge all the way around to loosen the edge of strip away from the skin to avoid indentations.

You can use them anywhere you like. If you’d like some guidance, begin by looking at the front of the package. You can see which shapes are intended for which area.

The longest, thinnest strip is great for the lips (cut it in half for best results). This long thin strip can also be used on long lines on the forehead (in conjunction with the largest long strip, or by itself).

The smallest strips can be used on any small lines, but I like them best for the 11s- between the brows.

The large kidney bean shapes are great for the cheeks or crow’s feet (outside corners of eyes).

The largest long strip is most often used across the forehead, but can be cut for use anywhere else, too. Cutting very thin strips- just to cover the lines themselves – makes them last longer and helps avoid edge indents (which, if they do occur, can be removed by applying a used strip directly on top for a few minutes.)

The triangles are most often used between the eyebrows, but can also be used on crow’s feet and the cheek (nasolabial) folds.

We do not recommend using Smoothies under the eyes, as the adhesive is very strong and will pull on your delicate under-eye skin. If you want to use them there, apply only previously USED strips so that some of the adhesive strength is gone.

The best strips for the lips are the long thin ones (which should be cut into 2 or 3 sections, using one for each side of your lip) and the smallest curved shapes. All other strips can also be cut to fit your lip.

It is especially important to be consistent in treating the lips because of the tendency to re-imprint those lines with the natural lip-pursing that occurs during eating, drinking, and talking. Try to reduce unnecessary pursing, such as when scowling, pondering, and drinking through straws.

It is still well worth smoothing that area, though, because every minute spent smoothing helps prevent these lines from worsening.

If the strips move around, and your skin is not particularly sensitive, you might want to try wearing them WITHOUT moisturizer underneath. (We suggest moisturizer for the first use so that people with very sensitive skin can reduce the adhesive’s strength while they test them out).

If you still find they move, try using a toner to remove all moisture, oils, soap and product residue before application.

With adhesive products like Smoothies, sometimes during manufacture, the cutting blade goes too deeply into the backing, allowing you to grab onto and peel up the backing along with the adhesive strip.

If this happens, stop, and grab the strip at another place on the edge until you come away only with the adhesive strip itself.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will adjust our blades more carefully in the future!

We don’t recommend using the strips under the eyes unless you weaken the adhesive first by applying the strip to the back of the hand (or another hair-free part of your body) before using under the eyes.

Reuse those less aggressive strips under your eyes. You can also try using a heavy moisturizer under your eyes before applying Smoothies. This will act as a barrier to weaken the adhesive, but may also interact with the adhesive and be more apt to leave a residue.

The larger pieces (which you can buy in a pack exclusively- see “Smoothies Long” under “Shop”) are useful for your neck. Be aware that is a very difficult place to treat, though, as neck lines are often due to gravity, not to repeated facial expressions that can be counteracted.

With 120 STRIPS, a box will typically last 4 – 10 WEEKS, depending on:

      1) Do you use them every day?

      2) Do you reuse them? Most find they can reuse them, as long as they’re not wearing heavy makeup or face cream when they first apply them. Just stick them back on the sheet (on the shiny side) or on the edge of your medicine cabinet shelf when you’re done.

      3) How much of the sheet do you use at once? This varies widely among users.

      4) Do you use Smoothies before your Botox takes effect and as it wears off? If so, your box may last more than a year, even two.

The adhesive in Facial Smoothies Wrinkle Remover Strips is specifically formulated not to leave any residue at all. Most people will not have any issues with this. If you do, however, it is likely due to the products used before application. Some chemicals in face creams and toners can dissolve the adhesive.

Residue is easy to remove. Try the mildest method first: put oil on a washcloth. Cleansing oils are ideal, but even cooking oils such as olive and vegetable should do the trick. If this doesn’t work to your satisfaction, use a washcloth with alcohol. Isoproypyl (rubbing) alcohol has a high alcohol content, but toners such as witch hazel (usually 15% alcohol) may be enough. Patting with a new Smoothies® strip can also remove residue.

Keep your Smoothies at room temperature (50-80°F). If temperatures are very high, the residue may soften and be more likely to leave residue.

• Avoid unnecessary or exaggerated facial expressions, the real cause of wrinkles.

• “Making faces” is often habitual, and happens at specific times, such as at the computer, while putting on makeup, or in your sleep. Your spouse, friends and children can tell you when you’re “making faces”. If possible, wear Smoothies® during that time to prevent reinforcing your wrinkles.

• Keep it up. Every minute wearing Smoothies® you are fighting wrinkles. As with all skin care, continued use is needed.

We do not make full face masks as it is very hard to treat the entire face with one sheet in the way that Smoothies work. (The larger the strip, the more likely skin is apt to gather at the edges of the strip and cause strip outlines.) It is usually much more effective to treat the lines individually. In fact, the best way to treat lines is to cover only the line itself. That way, the skin won’t be stretched, and won’t bunch up along the outer edges of the strip causing those temporary but annoying outlines.

Smoothies® are specifically made to be free of allergens. In fact, many have asked about potential allergens, but no one has ever inquired about an allergen that is contained in Smoothies. Smoothies are classified as “hypoallergenic” and are widely used for clinical and medical uses.

To be cautious, however, you should always test a small strip on the inside of your wrist first, and then on an inconspicuous part of your face or neck. If you have any reaction at all, do not use Smoothies® and return them for a full refund.

Smoothies® anti-wrinkle treatment strips "iron out" and remove wrinkles instantly. And, wrinkles can't come back on their own. (You must make facial expressions to bring them back.) So, monitor your extreme facial expressions, and use Smoothies anti-wrinkle strips every day to maintain your new, baby-smooth skin.