Skip Nav
Wedding Beauty
15 Effective and Natural Ways 1 Editor Got Perfect Skin For Her Wedding
Beauty Trends
Maybelline Just Launched a New Rainbow Highlighter — and It's Extraordinary
Beauty News
Shut the Front Door: Burt's Bees Is Launching a Full Makeup Line

Genius or Gimmick? Beauty Magnets

The current issue of Lucky has a writeup of these beauty magnets ($15), a wrinkle-reducing treatment that promises to make you look rested and refreshed. The idea is that you affix the magnets to your face as a "natural face lift." The manufacturer markets them as such:

Studies have shown that brief periods of relaxation, as little as 30 minutes a day, can restore vitality and the sense of balance that is essential to looking and feeling your best.

While this may be true, I don't see a direct link between these magnets and relaxing. And I'm pretty skeptical that these would do anything real. What do you think — does this sound bogus or brilliant?

Join The Conversation
phree2b phree2b 9 years
gimmick!
jude_babe jude_babe 9 years
I guess it has something to do with pressing on certain points on your face... like what chinese acupuncture do. I have seen some people sticking such magnectic on their ears to help with slimming.
creamytofu creamytofu 9 years
Even though i know this is 99% bull. I would still try it..for that 1% wat if it really works. i am such a sucker for these things.
aloha67 aloha67 9 years
You're kidding, right???
mrsnarbonne mrsnarbonne 9 years
I wouldn't by this product, but in Japan you can buy little magnets that you stick to parts of your body to relieve muscle tension. They really do work to help relieve knots. In Japan, they also sell stickers with tiny little needles (maybe just 1-2mm high?) that you also can put on muscle knots. Sort of like self-administered acupuncture. Sounds crazy, but it does help if you can't get to a masseuse!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
Seriously, is this real, that's like saying a bracelet can make you lose weight. I would not try this. I'm gullible but not that bad.
miss-fabulous miss-fabulous 9 years
omg what is this stupid crap
emalove emalove 9 years
I saw these in Lucky and thought they sounded odd...
almostloli almostloli 9 years
it might work.. but.. er...........
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
Magnetic face lift? Sure, it can work! If you're a robot...
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 9 years
in 2 years there'll be studies out showing that these things cause cancer...
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Yeah, right.
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 9 years
oh yeah, this 'natural face lift ' thing is bull. i considered buying the eye one, seemed less crappy but i think its just marketing
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
You have to be pretty dumb to belive this one
fadeastride fadeastride 9 years
Didn't Penn and Teller do an episode of Bulls**t on magnets being pretty much useless in this way? I think they did.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
STU-PID....
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I've red articles about magnets and restoring vitality before. Although I'm unsure how credible it is. http://www.csicop.org/si/2006-04/magnet-therapy.html
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 9 years
I almost bought these, i was a little skeptical too, but theyre only 15 dollors so i guess its worth a try.
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds