Okay, so I have recently discovered the rather funky Japan Trend Shop
as I was just killing time on the net. I personally, and I’m sure so do a whole lot of other people, just love Japanese stuff- from their fashion, to their electronics, and don’t even let me get started on their food. (total sucker for sushi!).
There is no denying that beauty products from this small country are a huge success the world over. Even Hollywood stars have fallen in love with their “Geisha Facial”
Now the thing is, when it comes to Japanese innovations of sorts (or even their traditional ones), not being born and raised in their country and of course having a totally different culture, I believe that there is a fine line between weird wonders that actually work and what the heck were you thinking. I just don’t really know where to draw it.
Going back to my online find, The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser is a total jaw dropper, both literally and figuratively.
The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser
“Fight wrinkles around your eyes and help shape the overall look of your face, whether in front of the mirror, in the bath or at any other convenient time every day. The movements are given extra load by the mold, forcing everything to work a bit harder and resulting in more youthful, vibrant faces.”
Basically, you are supposed to pop this silicon rubber thing in your mouth for three minutes a day while reciting your vowels, A, E, I, O, U for best results. According to the site:
"The makers recommend you say vowel sounds out loud over and over again, producing regular and methodical exercises that will strength the twelve facial expression muscles in a comprehensive way."
Okay, so you may look like a total whack job while doing so (refer back to pic posted), but the idea behind it really isn’t all that insane. Face exercises and face yoga have been proven to tone the muscles of both your face and neck, increase blood circulation, relieve tension, and decrease or help prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Now, 61 bucks may be a bit steep for a piece of rubber, but it definitely beats botox, let alone surgery.