About a month ago, I was kindly sent a box of Naive Beauty Magneteyes Under Eye Algae Mask to try out. I like masks of all sorts and something just for the eyes, in conveniently packed foils, is just right up my alley. Who am I to say no?
A gorgeous moisture-rich eye treatment that’s simple and easy to use! Simply unwrap Magneteyes and place under the eyes (on clean skin) for 30 minutes. The all natural, plant dna (cellulose) and collagen is quickly absorbed into the skin. You’ll notice a fresh, cool sensation as the algae gently targets wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles as it hydrates stressed areas around the eyes.
Now before I delve into the review, first of all, I would like you to understand that short of cosmetic surgery, no facial masks in the world can give you permanent miracles. It will not magically remove wrinkles and fine lines and eliminate eye bags and dark circles altogether (sufficient sleep and less water to drink at night before sleep will reduce water retention). What masks do is give that area a boost of moisture to the skin due to its high concentration of serum goodies, giving it an appearance of plump, lovely skin. Your skin will go back to normal the next day. Sad, but true.
Having said that, how did the Magneteyes Under Eye Algae Mask fare? Not bad, I’d say. The rubbery, “boing boing” texture of each piece is made of xantham gum. The appearance of eyebags and dark circles was reduced after application. Personally, it’s a decent eye mask to use especially before a night out, when you don’t want to have those eyebags bugging you.
Every set of eye pads are individually wrapped in foil, and it’s actually quite tough to peel off the plastic bit in front. All the better for me, because I know these pads are sealed real tight with no chance of contamination.
For better efficacy of the masks, I’d recommend keeping them in the fridge. Not only do they feel much better on the skin, the cold masks will temporarily contract the skin below, tightening it, thus giving you an appearance of reduced eyebags.
One snag about the masks though. The instructions state that you do not need to lie down when the pads are placed below the eyes. I’m afraid that’s not true because these babies slip off the skin very easily. Slight movement of the face will cause the eye pads to slip off. So it’s imperative that you stay put, and try not to talk when you have the mask on
Naive Beauty Magneteyes Under Eye Algae Mask retails at AU$27 for a pack of 10 eye masks (excluding postage), and is available at the Naive Beauty website.
What I like about it: Tightly sealed, individually wrapped packets (plus points for hygiene), comfortable use, reduced the appearance of eyebags.
What I do not like about it: The pads fall off the skin pretty easily.