Today's review is of something I had never actually heard about until receiving my YBD Beauty Box a couple of months ago. I'm sure all of you know of, and may have even used, beauty boxes before but for those of you who haven't, they're simply Beauty subscription boxes that differ, company to company, but generally offer to send you a few trial sized products for a certain price each month. YBD have a lovely concept where you're allowed to pick two products to be sent to you, and whilst we all know my slight obsession with products for under-eyes, I saw this Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch & hence, after this incredibly long intro, a review awaits!
Promises? "Our botanically infused instantly brighten eyes for a wide-awake look. Concentrated botanical blend with Vitamin B and fruit extracts to treat the delicate eye area, visibly diminishing the appearance of dark shadows and puffiness, leaving the skin hydrated and firm"
First Impression? I literally had no idea what to expect with this Eye Patch, but when opened, it comes out as this incredibly slimey (beauts) crescent shaped, almost jelly-like slices! Something I really didn't like was the lack of instructions given. I even tried to google so, but I could find no instructions on how or how often to apply them. I also saw that the back of the packet advised me to leave them on for 30 minutes, whereas the website only said 20 minutes. I personally prefer my products to have decent instructions given... so I was not too impressed there.
The Test? Originally, I found them quite difficult to apply on my face, as I have quite small eyes, so I fit them in as best as I could and spent my half an hour watching New Girl and simultaneously praying none of my flatmates knock on my door! The patches felt fine under my eyes, but after around 5 or 10 minutes, I deffo have to lie down as they often end up sliding all over the place. The patches turn from a significantly white colour to 'invisible' and are easy to apply and take off. I also dabbed my under eyes with my ring finger once I took them off just to let the remaining moisture fully soak in, as recommended on the packet. My result? I automatically felt my skin directly under my eyes was tighter, which in turn made it so much easier to apply concealer. It may just as easily be a product of the placebo effect, but I love what it's done to my skin! My circles are still visible (thank you genetics), however so significantly reduced!
Buy Again? Yes! Yes! Yes! I am in absolute love with the fact I've come across these! The price means they'll have to be a 'pamper evening' product as opposed to daily, however I am in love with how my eyes look now. I only applied these patches this morning, so we'll see how long it seems to stay in my favour, but I'm deffo in awe of these!
Has anyone ever used these or other eye patches, and if so, how did you find them?
You can buy the Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patches on their official website here or on BeautyBay here, £15.00 for a pack of 4.