They say our eyes are the windows to our soul. And unfortunately these so-called “windows” are also a dead giveaway for stress, sleep deprivation, and showing signs of aging. (I swear my eyes are like a tree’s internal rings – each line amplifying my age.) Thus my mission to proactively fight these fine lines around my eye area (I’m calling it “operation window restoration”.) A friend of mine (who’s also a diehard skincare enthusiast) suggested I add firming eye gels to my restoration plan — so naturally I picked Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels as anything with the word “hydro” in the title sounds so…well…scientific. Hey, if celeb and fashion stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe considers these eye gels to be “life changing” (her exact words) then surely they must be worthy. Bring on the eye-firming results, STAT!
The beauty scoop: Each pack ($30) comes with eight pairs of cooling gel pads for the eye area. These cutting-edge eye gels basically infuse the eye area with concentrated does of wrinkle-fighting and de-puffing ingredients that reduce wrinkles and puffiness while tightening and toning. The end result? A refreshed, younger-looking you!
How it works: These individually wrapped pads contain hydrolyzed elastin (tones and firms), acetyl hexapeptide (fights/reduces wrinkles), ginkgo biloba leaf extract coenzyme Q10 (antioxidants, which helps reduce puffiness and prevents future damage). These gel-filled pads feel cool on the skin (think cucumbers only better) and provide that spa-like soothing factor we love so much and wish we had more of. Simply pop these puppies on for ten minutes and, voila, your “windows” (aka eyes) look firmed, refreshed, and stress-free.
Why you’ll dig it: Post gel pad treatment your under-eye area will be toned and smoother and your eyes will look younger and refreshed. Seriously, what’s not to love about a DIY ten-minute treatment that turns back the clock? As far as how long the “hydro” benefits last, I found my eye area stayed refreshed for several days (the first two days were the most noticeable). The maker suggests you use the gels once a week or whenever you want to look ultra refreshed (e.g. before you attend your 25-year high school reunion…eat your heart out, Bobby Burton).
You can find these innovative eye gel pads at a number of online stores including DermStore.com, Amazon.com, or Beauty.com. Interested in seeing a “before and after” gel-pad visual? You can see before and after photos via Skyn’s website.
So what do you think, skincare enthusiasts? Will these “cool” eye gels find their way into your skincare arsenal?