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Oia Skin review: Can these silicone Oia skin patches really get rid of wrinkles overnight?

12th September 2020 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber
Verdict

We were incredibly sceptical about whether these patches would work and we’re not afraid to admit that we were wrong.

The science is there to show why they work and, in our experience, the Oia Skin patches more than lived up to this. They did not disappoint.

Although the company claims the patches work up to 15 times before you need to replace them, we found they became less effective after about 10 uses. By this point, they did seem to improve our overall moisture and collagen levels anyway so this is a minor complaint.

From all the lotions and potions we’ve tried, these patches are the only beauty treatment we’ve found that noticeably improved the skin on our chest and neck. And it does it while you sleep, so it’s entirely effortless.

It’s just a shame they’re quite pricey.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Works as promised
  • Have a tendency to slip and move overnight
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not a permanent fix
Where to Buy
Oia Skin £56
Prices are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

If you’re anything like us, you would have likely been served countless ads for Oia Skin patches in recent weeks. The LA company appears to have ramped up ad spending, especially on Instagram, and we’ve been a little bombarded.

Oia Skin sells silicone patches designed to get rid of wrinkles. There are smaller patches for your under eyes, your crow’s feet, and around your mouth.

You can additionally buy larger versions for your neck and chest, and it is these latter patches that we have tested for this Oia Skin review.


Oia Skin silicone patches review

Each of the pads we tested for this Oia Skin review – and all the patches in the range – are made from silicone and oxygen.

They’re almost jelly-like in texture and are smooth on one side, while being sticky on the other.

You remove the sticky side from a sheet of plastic, place the pads on the desired areas and then go to bed.

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How do Oia Skin silicone patches work?

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You need to make sure your face and neck creams are fully absorbed, otherwise the silicone patches may not stick securely

The science behind the pads suggests that the silicone on the skin creates an optimum environment for moisture.

One of the main causes of wrinkles – beyond ageing – is dehydration. If you’ve ever seen a grape become shrivelled after a few days, you’ll have seen its skin become wrinkled. This is because it doesn’t have any hydration.

Human skin works on a similar premise, especially on the thin skin beneath your eyes and on your chest.

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These regions have fewer oil glands and, as a result, they lack natural hydration seen in other areas of the face and body. This is why they’re more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.

When the silicone pads are applied to these regions, it blocks air from reaching the skin and the silicone draws moisture to the surface. It’s so effective, silicone is regularly used in the medical industry to heal and protect skin.

With the Oia Skin patches, this moisture then remains on the surface because it can’t evaporate, and this works to plump up wrinkles and fine lines.

In addition to moisture, the Oia Skin patches also increase blood flow and this helps product more collagen. Collagen is what gives our skin bounce and elasticity but as we age, we naturally produce less.

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Performance

If cared for properly, the Oia Skin silicone patches can be reused 15 times each. So we wanted to put that to the test.

The two silicone patches are shown on our neck and chest

Over the past two months, we’ve used both the neck and chest patches every other day. The neck patch one day, the chest patch the next.

The first night we applied the patches before our neck cream had fully absorbed and while the neck patch stuck at first, by the time we’d woken up, it had shifted down.

The second night, when using the chest patch, we learned from our mistake but the patch still struggled to stay put.

We have somewhat large, heavy breasts and sleep on our side.

This is one of the reasons why the skin on our décolletage is already sagging and showing signs of ageing despite being only 36.

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We believe that this caused the Oia Skin chest patch to move and come away from the skin slightly as we slept as the weight of our breasts pushed it out of shape.

All that said, however, the following morning the skin on our neck and our chest was more plump. Noticeably so.

The horizontal wrinkle which has now become a regular feature on our neck was barely visible, while the fine lines that sit in our cleavage had vanished.

What’s more, this lasted for hours. Granted, by the end of each day, the lines had appeared once more but we were impressed with the effect.

Over time, this effect lasted even longer to the point where our skin looked plump and youthful all day.

On the odd occasion towards the end of our Oia Skin review when we forgot to use the patches, our skin was definitely more plump than it had been before we started using them.

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Oia Skin verdict

From all the lotions and potions we’ve tried, these patches are the only beauty treatment we’ve found that noticeably improved the skin on our chest and neck

We were incredibly sceptical about whether these patches would work and we’re not afraid to admit that we were wrong.

The science is there to show why they work and, in our experience, the Oia Skin patches more than lived up to this. They did not disappoint.

Although the company claims the patches work up to 15 times before you need to replace them, we found they became less effective after about 10 uses. By this point, they did seem to improve our overall moisture and collagen levels anyway so this is a minor complaint.

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For this Oia Skin review we picked up the neck and chest patches on sale, for £32 – down from £56. This is a tad on the pricey side, even when they’re on sale, yet we have to admit, we think they’re worth it.

From all the lotions and potions we’ve tried, these patches are the only beauty treatment we’ve found that noticeably improved the skin on our chest and neck. And it does it while you sleep, so it’s entirely effortless.

We have since replaced our first lot of patches, because we’re so enamoured with them and we’ll likely do so again when these run their course!

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