Oct 1, 2012

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Wrinkle MD Review : Anti ageing iPod style

WrinkleMD may look like some kind of beauty treatment from the future, with its odd eye patches and wires trailing over the face, but its actually based in solid science. Designed to combat the signs of ageing around the eye, WrinkleMD consists of attaching two adhesive patches to the face and hooking it up to the provided machine, a.k.a the Activator Pod. The eye patches are infused with Hyaluronic Acid and the idea is that by running a low current through the Activator pod that the Hyaluronic Acid and peptides will penetrate the skin more, leading to plumper skin and a reduction in fine lines. WrinkleMD say that the ‘Activator Pod’ adjusts the strength depending on how hydrated the skin is, which sounds pretty awesome- something tailored to your own body is always a bonus.

I don’t have significant eye wrinkles, but many nights of little sleep and a stressful lifestyle meant I was anxious that my  eyes seemed to be ageing quickly, and I wanted to address this.

First Impressions:

I liked how the WrinkleMD Eye was packaged, a sleek black box which displayed the product and a helpful booklet with easy to follow instructions. The most important thing is to start with a clean face, and once washed you apply the patches.

The patches are stick to a piece of plastic, and I found it easier to attach the Activator pod with the earbud like attachments while they were still on the sheet of plastic. I tried attaching them once they were on the face and that didn’t work out too well- I didn’t like pressing them into my skin like that! (this was not suggested by them, I just thought it might work.. and was wrong).

The patches are very sticky and I had no trouble getting them to stay in place. Once on, the Activator Pod light turns green and will stay that way, lightly flashing, for 40 minutes and then it will go red.

I felt a slight prickling sensation whilst wearing this, quite subtle, but noticeable, and my cheeks were a little tight. You want to make sure you have the time to do this- you look so strange you won’t want to pop to the shops, and my room mates were a little bemused.


It’s suggested that you use this twice a week to begin with, and then move onto once a week for maintenance.


I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and have noticed that my eye area is looking smoother and brighter. I feel that the fine lines here have reduced slightly, and my skin feels more taut. I think the images WrinkleMD provides are a good way of showing the potential effectiveness on those with deeper lines.

I think I’d suggest this to people with deeper lines and those over 40, but this is also a useful product for younger people who are concerned about stress related ageing. It’s not a miracle cure, but it’s a good way of nourishing the delicate eye area-think of it as a facial for the eyes!

$129 from University Medical and Nordstroms and £130 from Harrods in the UK

  1. Wow, i never heard of this! It sounds great to me!

  2. Wow, this is quite an inventive way to combat lines around the eyes. I’ve never tried this product, but since getting the product to penetrate the layers of the skin is so important, this totally makes sense. I know that getting rid of crows feet and lines around the eyes is very challenging and there is improvement shown after just 40 minutes in the photos. But you don’t apply a cream afterwards?


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