Hiya lovelies, Firstly I want to start off by saying Happy Chinese New Year! Yay I am so excited :D Preparations, family gatherings, yummy food and receiving li xi (lucky red envelopes with money) are just some of the things that are involved when my family and I celebrates Chinese new year. I hope all of those who celebrate it have an awesome time ^^
Today I tried out a collagen mask for under my eyes which I received when I purchased from EkiLove and so I've decided to do a small review for you guys.
Here's the mask:
- Instructions are included at the back in English
- Manufacture and expiry date clearly printed
I had always wanted to try an under-eye mask because I have dark circles and a bit of puffiness under my eyes. Eye creams haven't done that much to help and neither have various concealers, so I was eager to try this and see whether it would have any effects.
Collagen is a protein with a fibrous structure and it is known to give skin its elasticity and strength. Collagen is often used in creams and beauty products as it holds the key to 'youthfulness and beauty' but not only that, collagen is also used in injections in plastic surgery. Apparently it helps to reduce creases, lines and wrinkles. Hmm, this all sounds good to me.
1. Soak the mask in the water below 50 degrees C for 3-5 seconds.
2. Open the package and apply the mask on the skin.
3. Remove the mask after at least 30 minutes until the essence is absorbed completely by the skin.
Suitable for all skin types
When I put one on it felt so cool under my eye *__*
So moist and cold, perfect for the hot weather :D
On both under eyes ^^
At first I was hesitant about trying these because I have sensitive skin and I have had an allergic reaction to a face mask before :/ But luckily this was suitable for all skin types and my skin was fine after I used it :)
Having these cold eye masks on for 30 minutes felt so good! I loved how refreshing they felt under my eyes and the coolness was so soothing, especially because it's hot where I am now. I could have fallen asleep with these on hehe.
I wanted to keep them on for longer than 30 minutes however I noticed that they were losing their stick so I peeled them off and chucked the used masks out.
Scent: I didn't notice any scent with this *thumbs up*
Texture: The masks feel like thin silicone which is stretchy and rubbery.Very gentle for under the eyes and stick nicely onto the skin
Result: Under my eyes felt very refreshed and the cooling sensation stayed with me for a few minutes after I took them off. The mask didn't seem to have made my dark circles disappear or anything, but that's probably because it didn't claim to do that. The areas did feel a whole lot smoother and softer ^_^ I think my puffiness reduced a bit.
- The instructions are in English
- Expiry date is printed
- Affordable! I believe one mask is around $1-2 and it would be cheaper to buy in bulk
- Fits nicely with the shape, no need to cut etc.
- Feels very cool on the skin - idea of chilling the mask before use is good
- Extremely refreshing
- No messy amounts of liquids in the packet
- Masks stick nicely under the eyes
- Gentle to peel off
- Has the ability to improve the under-eye area
- Mainly found online, not that common in stores
I will definitely try to buy a bulk pack online somewhere because I really want to use these again :D It felt so nice under my eyes and if I had more with me now, I would use one everyday in summer xD I recommend these and even if you don't notice any changes, it might take time or regular use for you to see some changes.
Thanks Eki for including this in the EkiLove package ^0^ It was great trying out this product. I hope this review was helpful and/or interesting.
Not all of my blog posts have been showing up on people's dashboards so I'll just run through my recent posts:
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