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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Review: Frownies Beautiful Eyes Bag (Part 1)

Frownies Eye Gel Patches $29.95
Are there any beauty products that you have always been curious about, but never got around to trying?  Not surprisingly, I have several...

Case in point?   Today I received a package of Frownies, a pioneering company in women's anti-aging beauty, via my friends at BeautyStat.  It's save to say they have been on my radar for a couple of decades, (since I started using my first night cream at age 12).  Surely, you have heard of them too?  You know, those winged paper strips that adhere to your face to keep you from frowning in your sleep.  I have wanted to try them For-evah.

I received a 5 piece Spa Kit, intended for use especially around the eyes. It may take me a few days to get the hang of things and to work through the products, so for today, I will just present an introduction to Frownies 101.  I think this fourth generation beauty business, dedicated to reducing visible signs of aging is fascinating!

Here is an abridged version of the history of Frownies:

B&P Company Since 1889
Margaret Kroesen Inventor of Frownies-Frownies were created in 1889 after Margaret Kroesen discovered that her daughter Alice, a concert pianist, had developed unsightly wrinkles and frown lines. With a desire to maintain her youthful beauty and stage presence, Mrs. Kroesen created Wrinkle Eradicators (as they were first called) by employing the basic principle of fitness to the muscles of the face. At the time, there was no thought of producing them for anyone else but herself and her daughter. But Alice, after using her mother's amazing invention, was a living testimony, and it became clear that women and men everywhere could benefit from these Wrinkle Eradicators.

Every month makeup artist Perc Westmore (founder of The House of Westmore) sent a box of mail from women and men requesting help in eliminating wrinkle and frown lines. Westmore was instrumental in promoting Frowines to the entertainment industry and those influenced by it. Mrs. Kroesen and her granddaughter Margaret personally answered the hundreds of letters they received from all over the world.

Alice Laumer, Mrs. Kroesen's daughter, joined the business to help with the growing sales. After Alice's death, Mrs. Kroesen remained at the helm of the company until her own passing in 1962.

Margaret Wright
Continuing the legacy following her mother and grandmother in business, Margaret Wright (named after her grandmother) redesigned and updated the packaging for Frownies, never altering the formula which had proven so effective.

Frownies remained, at the time, a relatively well-kept beauty secret between Broadway and Hollywood stars and makeup artists. Olivia de Havilland ordered Frownies, and had them sent to her at hotels all over the world. Gloria Swanson wore them in Sunset Boulevard, one of the greatest movies about Hollywood ever made. And the infamous Kennedy women wrote letters to B & P Company ordering Frownies.

Now, more than a century since they were created, Mrs. Wright still oversees the operations of the company, but her daughter-in-law, Kathy Wright, is now taking her turn as the fourth generation woman helping preserve the faces of women and men everywhere.

Kathy Wright and Frownies Today
Naturopath, Nutritional Consultant, Author and Wellness Educator Kathy Wright is acting CEO/General Manager of B & P Company. A fourth generation women to run this family owned anti-aging product line FROWNIES. Kathy brings a commitment to well being for every customer. Frownies box has changed, but the 120 year-old patch technology remains intact while the FROWNIES line has extended into natural bio-available skin treatments and a manual to instruct and inform women about beauty and wellness from the inside out.

Frownies Facial Pads reshape the muscle using nothing toxic. "Frownies are strictly mechanical", says Kathy, a technology that was before its time and still effective today. And now, she has joined forces with some of the most renowned and sought after experts in the areas of product development and skin cancer research for one very specific purpose - to create the first products that you can trust to work with your skin, giving you healthy, younger looking skin. Healthy, younger-looking skin starts with the immune system.

Frownies has added Immune Perféct and Immune Shield to its Skin Treatment line. Immune Perféct and Immune Shield are bio-available treatments that contain the newest technology to help prevent skin wrinkling and fight the conditions leading to skin cancer.

Under Eye Gel Patches are the most recent addition used to address under eye and eye lid creping and loss of circulation leading to fine lines and dark circles.

Wont this be even more fascinating if they actually work?  Why don't you enter BeautyStat's giveaway contest and see


1 comment:

  1. I think I read somewhere that Rene Russo has used them for years - good enough for me!! Unfortunately they make me itch and I end up taking them off in my sleep.



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