When all my favorite face masks say ‘avoid immediate eye area,’ prancing around with glowing skin and tired-looking eyes seems like a cruel joke. Glamglow BRIGHTMUD™ Eye Treatment, Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, and Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Eye Patches deliver the eye popping (literally) results whether you have 3, 10 or 20 minutes to play with. Since, sadly, the bags under my eyes are not Prada, I depend on these eye opening performances while on the go, underslept, over traveled, or simply to avoid a bitchy resting face.
Glamglow brought mud back (and made it sexy) with their exceptional face masks. Without neglecting the delicate eye area, the brand also launched BRIGHTMUD™ Eye Treatment last year. Packaged in single use ChromeCells™, each monodose addresses fatigue, dark circles and puffiness. This TAPWipe™ bioactive mud delivers active ingredients to the skin upon tapping it under the eyes and around the orbital bone. After three minutes, you wipe it off, leaving a microlayer of actives for immediate and lasting effects. Glamglow’s trademark, Teoxi™, soothes and improves circulation with peppermint leaf. With 5% Juvelane™ that mimics Retinol-like activity and 14% Nitroffeine™, a stimulating blend of caffeine, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, BRIGHTMUD™ is one to keep an eye on. Since it takes literally no time to apply and doesn’t require rinsing, I even succeeded using it in a NYC taxi.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels come in pairs of gel pads that go great with a cup of coffee in the morning. These depuffing stickers take only ten minutes to cool down and firm up any misunderstandings that may have shown up under your eyes from a very long night. Botanical antioxidants like Angelica Root Water, Ginkgo Biloba and Thyme Extract are paired with anti-aging peptides in this neat delivery system. This quick fix is extremely easy to apply as well as completely non-irritating. This treat from Skyn Iceland is a solid choice for a midweek pick up, a weekend kick off, or the often dreaded Monday morning. Very cool.
Klorane makes Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Cornflower that are light and thin (my aspiration in life, by the way) but serve up a heavy dose of refreshment. The amazing trio of soothing cornflower, arnica, and chamomile relax and reduce any signs of fatigue, which makes them a traveler’s dream. Suggested to be placed under your eyes for twenty minutes, these patches make the perfect companion for a nap or bath before heading out. Bookmark thin, I place a few in my paperback before going away. Genius, I know.