Friday, February 6, 2009

Skin Food Carrot Collagen Eye Mask

I was shopping in Skin Food the other day, and was recommended by the persuasive sales assistant to purchase the Carrot Collagen Eye Mask. It was coincidentally a 'Hit Product'-so, I thought, "Why not give it a try?"

It costed me approximately RM8.90 for a pair of mask. Not too expensive for a mask, but the fact it's only meant for one time use made me think twice. As illustrated by the pic above, the mask is consist of two pieces, of course each on each lower part of the eye. It claims to contain "Lots of nutrients and vitamins for the skin", but I have doubts if it is 100% natural.

Upon opening, the sheet mask is cleverly and neatly packaged in between thin film of plastic. However, one thing that confuses me is: Which is the correct side that should be applied on the skin as both sides looked very similiar ? I wish that SkinFood would take the effort to elaborate further on this.

The mask was slightly slimmy and damp, however, it does not create a mess. It also evidently has a layer of a gel like texture on the mask, which one would likely presume it is made of Royal Jelly and Carrot Extracts. The instructions says that you should apply the mask for 30-45mins. I left the mask for 45mins which did remain intact and gave me a pleasing & cooling sensation around my eye area. After 45mins(just before I was about to remove the mask), I could feel it with my fingertips that the layer of gel that was initially on the mask got thinner. I do not want to come to a quick conclusion that the content has completely absorbed into my eye area, as I felt that the mask is water based, and is logical that evaporation made better sense.

However, I was rather dissapointed when I removed the mask to find that it brought no significant change to my eye area !! Well, I did feel that my eye area was more full of moisture, however it did not have a brightening/tightening effect. I'm not too sure if this is due to my regular skin regime of applying eye cream or perhaps immediate results can only be observed on eyes tat are dehydrated. This I can't possibly tell.

So, would I repurchase this product again ?
The answer is No. But, I'm not dissapointed either. It just didn't produce the effect that I was expecting, which is to lighten my dark circles. However, if you are looking for a quick boost of moisture for your eyes or to prepare yourself for a big event, then go ahead and try it. Afterall, it only cost less than RM10. That wouldn't hurt much right ?