Made from latex-free medical grade silicone, BEAUTYBand claims to harness the power of Perfect Tension Technology to help decrease the appearance of crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, under eye bags, and sagging skin around the neck and jawline, in only minutes per day.
After placing the band over your head like a headband, you’ll slide it up in front of your hairline and out to the side over your ears. Then, you’ll adjust the strategically placed precision tabs to gently and painlessly stretch the facial skin in problem areas outward and upward over the course of five to 20 minutes.
Repeated regularly for 30 days, we're told this clinically proven method of skin regeneration will help your skin look tighter and smoother, "like a mini-facelift."
This will also help lift the inner walls of wrinkles to the surface, while “opening the skin” and allowing cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, and creams to work better, according to the BEAUTYBand site. In other words, it promises to help naturally lift and firm skin, without the need for chemicals, fillers, or surgical procedures.
BEAUTYBand certainly seems like a simple, straightforward device. But will it actually deliver the look of a facelift right at home? Even then, can you realistically expect meaningful results in just a matter of days?
We’ll kick things off by exploring the device’s underlying concept.
What’s the Relationship Between Stretching Skin & Facial Regeneration?
The BEAUTYBand website and commercial frequently emphasize that clinical research has shown “gently stretching the skin helps stimulate natural regeneration.” However, they don’t cite any clinical studies to support these claims.
Searching elsewhere online, including the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed clinical study database, we didn’t encounter third-party evidence that regularly stretching or tensioning facial skin can lead to a meaningful reduction in common signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging skin, under eye bags, etc.).
We did, however, encounter dozens of results for various facial exercises and standalone devices promising to deliver many of the same results—but by buffing-up the underlying muscles, versus stretching skin on the surface.
However, Gary Goldenberg, M.D., medical director of the Dermatology Faculty Practice at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, warns that these devices could actually “produce more wrinkles and make the wrinkles you already have worse” with extended use.
Overall lack of clinical support aside, let’s find out what you’ll pay for BEAUTYBand.
How Much Does BEAUTYBand Cost?
Available in Teal and Pink, one BEAUTYBand is priced at $19.99, plus free shipping. You can order a second by paying a separate $5.99 S&H fee.
Whether you order one or two, all purchases are backed by a 60-day money back guarantee, less shipping charges and those associated with the BOGO offer. You can reach a customer support representative at 973-287-5108.
Who Manufactures BEAUTYBand?
BEAUTYBand is brought to you by Tristar Products, the second largest company in the ASOTV industry, who’s responsible for other recent popular releases like Ab Coaster Max, Flex-Able Hose, Genie Hour Glass, and Perfect Smile Veneers.
The company, who’s based out of Fairfield, NJ, held an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, based on 20 negative customer reviews and 670+ closed complaints, as of 2/22/18. Most of these appeared to revolve around lower quality than expected, as well as less-than-stellar support experiences.
BEAUTYBand vs. Frownies: Which One is Right For You?
After an extensive online search for variations of terms like “skin tension band,” “skin stretching band,” “facial skin tension device,” “instant facelift band,” “anti-aging band,” and “face tape,” we didn’t encounter anything remotely like BEAUTYBand at the time of writing.
However, we did encounter dozens of generic tapes designed to temporarily tighten face and neck skin, although none promoted lasting anti-aging benefits.
Perhaps the closest option we came across was Frownies, advertised as "the original wrinkle patch," which works using the same basic concept as BEAUTYBand. It claims to hold the skin tight, lift the base of the muscle, and allow the skin to create new cells, thereby filling in the depth of the crease and smoothing the wrinkle over time.
At $21.95 per box, other than their basic designs, perhaps the biggest difference between Frownies (including similar generic wrinkle patches) and BEAUTYBand is that the former should be worn for a minimum of three hours (ideally, throughout the night), while the latter promises to work in just five to 20 minutes per day.
Like BEAUTYBand, though, Frownies’ manufacturer doesn’t support their anti-aging claims with any verifiable clinical evidence. Does this necessarily mean that you should hold off on making a decision?
Our Final Thoughts About BEAUTYBand
The HighYa team’s ultimate goal is to provide you with all the relevant information related to a product or service, and leave the final decision up to you—as well as your dermatologist—regarding whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned money. So, although we didn’t test BEAUTYBand firsthand, let’s quickly recap everything we’ve covered in a relatively short time:
After an extensive online search, including on the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed, we didn’t encounter any clinical support that regularly stretching facial skin can lead to any “natural regeneration” or long-term anti-aging results. In fact, based on what Dr. Gary Goldenberg mentioned earlier, using facial exercise devices to stretch the skin could actually make lines and wrinkles worse.
And while facial exercise devices are meaningfully different than BEAUTYBand, the fact that we didn’t find any other products even remotely similar to the product in question could mean one of two things: either a) it’s as revolutionary as the manufacturer claims and the rest of the market hasn’t caught on yet, or b) the concept behind it simply doesn’t work.
Pro tip: And even if there were clinical or social proof, we’d also wonder if its one-size-fits-all design really could provide the “perfect tension” on all faces shapes and head sizes.
If you feel like giving it a try, though, Tristar has been in business for decades and stands behind BEAUTYBand with a 60-day refund policy. While this should be plenty of time, just keep in mind that you’ll have to pay to ship it back to the manufacturer, and you’ll also lose any fees associated with the BOGO offer.
If I had known it was coming from China, I would have never ordered it. Just a wide rubber band. Non-adjustable. Actually pushes my forehead down instead of up. I feel like an idiot for falling for it.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Chinese manufacturing at its WORST
First of all, I can’t say whether this BEAUTYBand works or not. I paid double the price after import taxes, so I was not happy when I discovered that the band is huge and way too big for my head. Meaning it does NOTHING. And it’s not adjustable...after waiting two months to have it delivered and then paying the same amount that it costs in taxes and of course not returning it because I will never get the taxes returned and would only have to pay them again if the company sent me a new product. You see this all the time with Chinese manufacturing, ridiculous sizing! After this experience, I am not only off this brand, but I’m not ordering from China again! Definitely not worth it!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend