You ever have one of those sleepless nights? Either because you're binge watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, crying your eyes out over a recent breakup, or maybe because your 5 month old just doesn't understand the concept of sleep training, it happens. We wake up the next morning looking like raccoons after a weekend bender. Puffy, dark circles, and dehydrated, not what you want to deal with when you're already late for work. Enter Patchology!
Photo credit: Patchology.com
Patchology patches are gel pads loaded with a serum that packs a punch. They come in different varieties, pictured above are the Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels.
The key ingredients (as listed on their website) are:
-Their proprietary HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features an exclusive complex of 5 proven hydrating ingredients.
-Caffeine which improves micro-circulation for brighter tone and reduced puffiness
-Sodium Hyaluronate which naturally binds moisture to the skin
-Centella Asiatica which encourages collagen synthesis while inhibiting skin inflammation
-Hydrolyzed Collagen which improves skin hydration, elasticity, tone and density
-Portulaca Oleracea Extract which brightens the under eye. It's also rich in vitamin C and essential omega 3 fatty acids.
With their powers combined, you'll be resuscitated, refreshed, and ready to start your day! I'm a mom of a 2 year old so sleeping in is not an option. Coffee is my best friend is it only made sense for me to use products with caffeine in them! My favorite thing about them is that they come individually packed. Perfect to store in your purse or in your carry on, if you're travelling. I even store some in my daughter's diaper bag, you never know when you'll need one!
I love applying them before I start my makeup. I have eczema near my eyes and have dry eyes in general so my under eye area is a hot mess. The eye gel patches give hydration which is beneficial before applying makeup because it'll result in a smoother application.
When you take them out of the package, they'll feel a little slimy and slippery but that is just because they're super packed with serum. Once you apply, you'll feel a cooling, soothing sensation. Bonus points if you store them in the fridge first! You only need to apply them for five minutes but you can leave them on for longer if you like. Once you remove them, you'll be left with remainder serum, just make sure you spread it out and continue to work it into your skin.
As you can see, my undereye circles aren't completely erased but the skin underneath feels a lot smoother and appears brighter.
Here's me with makeup on. Unfortunately, I didn't have my concealer on hand just IT Cosmetics powder Celebration Foundation but that coupled with the eye gels did a great job in covering my circles. Thank goodness for that combo because without my concealer I feel powerless! I should note, I didn't add any filters or did any editing to my photos.
If you're a mom on the go with dark circles, chronic puffy eyes, or just could benefit from some extra hydration call on Patchology eye gel pads to bring you back to life!
Want to get your hands on these babies? E-mail me or head to Patchology.com.