Sometimes a product comes along and you think to yourself, “Self, how did I manage to live 20 + 10 + ? years of my life without this?”. Yes, I am known to have a conversation – or two – with myself from time to time. Living in today’s world with sleep deprivation (all you mommy;s out there), late nights and parties (all you club rats out there) and just the everyday environmental toxins that pollute our bodies, our skin is bound to show signs of wear and tear. Think of it like this, if you’re stressed, so, too, is your skin. And with stressed, fatigue, dehydration, and polluted skin comes fine lines and a dull complexion. And with a dull complexion, we look years older than our actual age. Not ideal for any woman. Ever.
Question: Are you stressed? If you answered yes, then you’ll have need for this product. In fact, you’ll want to buy this product immediately and use it tonight. And then ,you too, will wonder how you have lived so long without it.
Enter Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, a quick fix to those ghastly little lines and sad, tired eyes. These cooling patches have become my saving grace. I apply prior to a night out (preferably prior to an important night out – read: a date night), leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, peel off and, voila, glowing, dewy eyes without the hollowed, dull and sallow complexion of 10 minutes prior.
A word (or several..) from the company:
In just ten minutes, this cooling transdermal gel patch infuses the eye area with concentrated doses of soothing ingredients to firm, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides and botanicals improve blood flow and reduce puffiness while advanced antioxidants help prevent future damage. The patch, a cutting-edge delivery system, is easy to both apply and remove and is non-irritating.
Says Glee actress Jessalyn Gilsig to Stylist: “I really love Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. Wish they could make them for my whole face.” I most definitely concur. Skyn Iceland was recently used backstage at Imitation by Tara Subkoff this NYFW 2012 to prep the eyes and rid the area of puffiness and dark circles. The makeup artist’s used the pads on models for a quick 5-minute boost of peptides and hydration.
TIP: Multitask with the firming pads. Use them while applying eye makeup: de-puff, firm and add a dewy glow while you do up your eyes. The pads will catch any mishaps like fallen shadow or mascara. Remove the pads once finished and your skin will be perfectly clean and mess-free.
PRICE TAG: $30.00 for 8 pairs
*A comparable product (for tripple the cost) is Tracie Martyn’s LotuSculpt Activator and Eye Pads. I reviewed years ago and loved (that was before trying the less expensive, just as effective Skyn Iceland ones). Here is that review. Fans of Tracie Martyn (for those who are into the “celebrity thing”) include Kate Winslet, Cyndi Lauper, Susan Sarandon, Brad Pitt, Oprah, Liv Tyler and Diane Von Furstenberg.*