If you have a dream, or many dreams, one of which includes being free from puffy under eyes, you're gonna wanna read this...
I've been having many sleepless nights lately, and it's led to a little situation on my under eye area.
BAGS. Bags everywhere.
And they're not sequin covered bespoke fanny packs from the consignment store which won't do.. won't do at all.
Whenever my body decides to throw me for a loop and mess with my beauty sleep and I get puffy under eyes, I turn to these PETITFEE (with a little accent on the e, classy...) BLACK PEARL AND GOLD HYDROGEL EYE PATCHES.
Before even getting into the review, I just have to say, I love these things SO MUCH. I've tried over 5 different eye patches, and always come back to these. These and the LEADERS INSOLUTION 2-STEP SHINING AND LIFTING EYE PATCH are the only ones that have ever worked for me.
INGREDIENTS Water, Glycerin, Calcium chloride, Butylene Glycol, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Alcohol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Peat Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Gold (0.0001%), Pearl Extract (0.01%), Betaine, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance
Avoid using if you are sensitive to any of the above ingredients. The acne triggers are the carrageenan, butylene glycol, alcohol, and mineral oil. Those with sensitive skin should note that these contain alcohol, fragrance, and are well preserved with phenoxyethanol, and various parabens, which may irritate the skin. Those who are sensitive to strong fragrances may want to avoid this product all together as the scent, while pleasant, is strong.
I'm going to leave the ingredients analysis at that today because I'm not entirely sure what sucks the life blood out of my puffy under eye area when I place these joyous things on them. Because I've used products with almost all of these ingredients before, and never see this kind of effect. Let's just say it's magic.
PRODUCT This is a tub of 60 curvy tear drop shaped hydrogel eye patches. To state the obvious, they last for 30 uses.
The tub is made of plastic and screws shut tightly. Included in the box is a little clear plastic spatula which is instrumental in getting the slippery suckers out.
The product comes fully sealed, and when opened for the first time, the patches are swimming in gold and black pearl infused essence.
Inside, the sparkly blackened gold eye patches are very sturdy and firm in texture. The firmest I've had yet. That IS what she said <kakakaka> Sorry. I actually suppose the extra weight and pressure is why the patches are so effective.
|Before & After. Bags literally melt away. Also, sorry, I'm on second day hair.|
TO USE I place the rotund part of the tear drop directly on the under eye bag, and the rest of the eye patch rests on my temples. I typically wear them for 20-40 minutes, though I've fallen asleep in them plenty of times with no ill effects. I'll also sometimes use them on my nasolabial folds, but this is more wishful thinking than anything else.
|All I need this All Hallow's Eve are these guys. I'm thinking an undead Pirates of the Caribbean cap'n?|
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this product. Oh wait, yes I do. While their unopened shelf life is 2 years, they must be used up within 2 months of opening.
But basically, they do what they claim to do, and are super affordable. And that's the sexiest review there is.
WHERE TO FIND THEM
RoseRoseShop ($5.45 <- may be close to expiry, says the pessimist in me)
Amazon Prime ($10.48 shipped)
Korea Depart ($12.66)
Memebox ($15 <- first timers use code FRIEND20 to save 20% on first qualifying order)
Just a note, if you're in need of an eye cream as opposed to eye patches, I've reviewed a couple before on the blog here.
Do you use under eye patches? Or perhaps you have a home remedy you swear by? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. This week's Get It Beauty (Korean network television show on beauty that I translate here)was while fun, not that laden with useful info. What is interesting is that SokoGlam's Charlotte Cho was on and presented her top 3 bestsellers at SokoGlam so you can hop on over to OnDemand Korea if you're interested. She speaks in English for the most part. The clip is here and the relevant part is at 14:00.
P.P.S. Also, I made my first purchase for the new series on well-reviewed favorites on Korean beauty forums. And I've prepped a little giveaway for when I reach 300 followers, which I'm super excited to announce is not too far away as I'm at 290! Thank you for following my beauty diary (about My Beauty Diary >.<).
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