Courtesy of Jenna Nicole Levine.

Over the years I have tried and failed at using dozens of beauty products (hot pink lipstick was not a good look for me). I’ve personally made cosmetic purchases that cost anywhere from .50 cents to $50 and occasionally the former proved more effective.  The truth is that even the most cost conscious consumer can get sucked in by a label like Chanel or Dior when the ingredients these expensive products are packing can be found in alternatives such as Olay and Dove.

My first stop on the beauty train is something the majority of women dread: Furrow Lines.

The true fix to furrow lines is unfortunately surgical; however many products boast the benefits of certain ingredients that will reduce the appearance of these lines. The number one go to for the reduction of furrow lines is the injectable goodness of that famous neurotoxic protein which temporarily paralyzes your facial muscles, otherwise known as Botox.

Now, I am all about Botox as a temporary solution to these unsightly lines, but one session alone could cost upwards of $500 (depending on the doctors per unit cost, which averages between $10-$20).  For today’s single working woman this is a steep and almost unaffordable price tag; the stress of which can only deepen those forehead elevens.

The low cost (and less painful) alternative can be found in the between the eyes patches Furlesse and Frownies.  Frownies (currently endorsed by Kris Jenner) claim to work the muscles underneath the skin by restoring its integrity, while Furlesse patches simply hold the skin in place while you sleep. Both of these low cost products actually correct the physical cause of elevens, and are hypoallergenic and latex free.
A one month supply of Furlesse will run you $12.95.  For 144 patches of Frownies the cost is $19.95.

Stay smooth and financially solvent!

Jenna Nicole is a native New Yorker turned Washingtonian who loves experiencing everything the city has to offer. When she isn’t writing about ways to save you cash on your favorite beauty treatments, you can find her reviewing D.C. restaurants, clubs, and events.  To read more from Jenna Nicole please visit Woman Around Town, or just stop by and say hello on her twitter @Jenna_Nicole.


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