An easy little pick-me-up…
This product is definitely an easy alternative to full face sheetmasks, if you’re in that morning rush to work or school, or just want a quick little boost to your tired undereye area.
This eye patch is infused with star ingredients collagen (1%), vitamin A, vitamin E and green tea extracts, to nourish and hydrate the skin under your eyes.
Our eyes and the skin underneath is probably the most telling area of how tired we are! Looking at how puffy, tired, or dark our undereyes is a pretty good sign of indicating that we need to sleep more, drink more water, or just spend less time looking at a computer screen!
Enough rest, keeping hydrated, and giving your strained eyes a rest is so important it looking fresh and most importantly, feeling healthy and happy. That should be the basics of any skincare routine, and no amount of product you buy for your eyes can ever top just looking after your body on a basic needs level – and it can be hard some days when you just can’t find the time – so products like this are definitely great help.
That being said, the Etude House Collagen Eye Patch does just that, and a fantastic job at it!
This came to me as a free sample with an online order, so I was a bit skeptical at first as I never thought I’d ever buy an under-eye patch just for the pricey-ness of the idea alone.
Water, Glycerin, PEG-75, PEG-75/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Ethanol, Grapefruit Fruit extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopherol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, TEA (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Obligatory warning: Ingredients in orange are flagged as possible irritants/acne triggers according to cosdna.com – so if you one or more if the above ingredients don’t work for you as a sure fact, then stay away!
But really, what works for one person isn’t going to work for everyone so don’t be too afraid – if you are ever unsure about a product; PATCH TEST, PATCH TEST, PATCH TEST! I’ll cover how exactly to do this in another post.
The packaging is very sturdy but a bit finnicky at first try – you have to make sure you stick the ADHESIVE side to your undereyes and then remove the plastic film on top – don’t be like me and do it the other way round!
Once you get over that though, the thickness of the mask is perfect for something that sits under your eyes – it’s not thick at all and it isn’t doused in essence. I really liked this about this product as it didn’t make a mess, it didn’t drip everywhere or to other parts of my face – it was the perfect amount of product to avoid messiness. That’s why I think this is perfect in the mornings before work, maybe while you brush your teeth or make a cup of coffee – it stays put on your face and it doesn’t slide off under its own weight.
The scent of the essence is very very minimal – I’m trying to think of something to compare it to, but the fact that I can’t think of anything at all just tells me that it’s free of any artificial fragrance. Again, another plus for the mornings and for those who are easily prone to irritation from fragrances in skincare.
You leave it on for 15-20 minutes which is just perfect morning and day-time use, as you can walk around and do other stuff while this little patch of goodness nourishes your skin.
Once I removed this, I definitely noticed an immediate brightening to my under eye area – the area felt so refreshed and hydrated. Touching my skin, it was very bouncy and elastic, a good indication this product is as nourishing as it says.
This is an excellent pick me up for your tired under eyes, and perfect for morning use too if you want to look refreshed and feel ready for the day!
I rate this a 4/5, deducting a point for it’s pricey-ness ($4 NZD for every pair), which would definitely make me reconsider buying this. It would be great if it came in a pack for better value, but alas, it does not!
But if that’s not an issue for you, this product is a very good pick me up, with simple star ingredients if you need that extra boost or nourishment at any time of the day! It delivers what it promises, and does it well. Quick, easy use makes this an extremely convenient product to have handy whenever you need that immediate pick-me-up.