Dark circles? Tired eyes? Fine lines? New York company VIIcode has a wonderful Oxygen Eye Mask product that can help with all of these things! Face masks are one of my favourite things, so I was really intrigued and excited to try out these eye masks. Before we dive in, I would like to thank VIIcode for sending me their product.
I have always been one to take care of my skin, however, since turning 25 (no, I’m not calling myself “old”) I am really interested in how our skin changes with age and really ensure to choose the products I put on it wisely. Our under eye area is so delicate and I am very careful with my makeup application in this area, and I also use a daily night repair eye cream.
VIIcode has created masks specifically for the under eye area. According to the packaging “We want your eye skin to be the best it can be from the inside out. VIIcode oxygen eye mask provide everything your eye skin needs to be healthy- all the essential vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, botanicals, peptides and essential fatty acids. Say goodbye to tired eyes, dark circles, and fine lines- now you can always look refreshed, bright-eyed and lively… Cool gel conform to the shape around the eye, infiltrating the entire area in soothing botanical extracts.” Doesn’t that sound awesome??
Not only does this sound great, but the product actually delivers what is promised. For a course of treatment you must use 3 boxes, and you apply an eye mask 2 or 3 times a week. The eye mask has a gel-like material, and upon application you can feel a cooling sensation. You then leave the mask on for up to 8 hours (no more). This is an overnight treatment which makes it different from other sheet masks on the market. Also, the more treatments you do (i.e. continued use) the better your results.
I have used the eye mask overnight and also during the day. If I know I have a busy day and won’t be at home I wear it overnight. If I know I will be having a relaxed day staying in then I have used it during the day while I am awake. Either way the product is extremely convenient and easy to use. You just peel off the plastic barrier and apply on cleansed skin- it’s so simple!
Here I am wearing the masks:
Here is a shot of the product up close, the side with the plastic is the piece you peel off and this side goes on the skin:
After doing the full treatment I can say that this has made my under eye area look brighter and more awake, which I am told as we get older products that provide this result give you a more youthful appearance. My skin is also a lot more hydrated, and this is the best for your concealer/makeup application. Unfortunately I can’t speak so much to the effect on dark circles as I don’t really have dark circles, however, it has really helped brighten and hydrate my skin, so I imagine the brightening effect would help with dark circles too. My favourite part is that my concealer blends in so well and because the hydration diminishes the look of fine lines the concealer doesn’t sit in there and show up. I am so happy with the results!
You can purchase an individual box for $58.00 here or a full course treatment (3 box set) for $174.00 here.
For additional information on how the product works click here.
You can shop their products here: http://www.viicode.com/