Skincare isn’t always a magic wand that can banish all skin problems. Some products take time to improve the skin and others are designed to be quick fix for a problem or concern. Once you know which products are going to give you an instant help or be a long term problem solver, choosing the right products for the right job is a little easier. One skincare quick fix that’s been in my skincare stash for awhile is Simple’s Illuminating Under Eye Hydrogel Mask. I can’t remember where I bought this from but it was no more than £1.00.
Why did I buy this?
I bought this because I like Simple as a brand and enjoy using their products. I’m also a sucker for any eye product. This is an area of my face that can always do with a little pick me up which I thought this product potentially could do.
What are these supposed to do?
These under eye masks are designed to be used on an area that looks tired, dull and lack lustre. In fact, it states that in 5 minutes dark circles should look less severe and overall the under eye should look smoother, more healthier and vibrant.
How to use
Place under the eye and leave on for 5 minutes. Use once or twice a week.
How do these look?
Simple’s Under Eye Hydrogel Mask is the same sort of shape as most eye masks are. It follows the shape of the under eye area and gets wider towards the cheek bones. These under eye masks are clear, jelly like and smooth but holds their shape while not being solid.
First thing I noticed with these eye masks is they were the perfect thickness. Not too thick that they were rigid and not too floppy where I struggled to handle them. Placing them under my eyes was refreshing (in more ways than one). The other under eye masks I’ve used in the past needed to be positioned a little. These went straight under the eye, almost moulding under it and stayed in place. I also noticed these totally flattened the skin under my eyes. My usual lines had been pushed out and looked less visible underneath them. Very comfortable to wear and very cooling on the skin too.
Taking these off I did wonder if there was any change. I didn’t expect any, but I’m sure my under eyes did looked a touch fresher and less tired than they appeared before wearing them. Not a massive difference but enough for me to be happy with what I saw. How effective these are on dark circles I don’t know as it’s not an issue I suffer from.
How comfortable these under eye masks sat on the face, the quality of them and the cooling sensation are reasons I would recommend these. They are a simple way to pamper the face and popped in the fridge will really help wake up the eye area if needed. But the fact I noticed a slightly better look under the eyes, even if temporary, is making me need to buy a few more for future use! And it always helps these are easily available on the high street from stores such as Boots, various supermarkets and discount stores. Affordable, easy and enjoyable to use and they actually do something!