Friday, 19 October 2012

Beauty - cooling eye gels

Today I'm feeling a little rubbish - a mixture of the cold germs that are flying around everywhere at the moment and one to many glasses of wine last night - on a school night, too!

A good, long walk with the dog in the countryside, in the pouring rain, helped blow away the cobwebs and these little lovelies - Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels by Skyn Iceland - finished off the job.

I have used these once before - you simply apply the pads underneath your eyes; the gel feels cold and 'sticks' them in place (thought they're not sticky in a sticky sort of way), then relax for 10 minutes. After using them I found the skin under my eyes looked tighter, the bags weren't so prominent - and the effect lasted a few days. Be careful not to apply them too close to your eyes though - I did that and felt like they were dragging down the skin; no idea if they did or not but it felt very weird.

It's the coldness of the gel pads I like; they're an alternative to the rollerball eye treatments out there, such as those from L'Oreal or FAB (my personal favourite), with their cold metal applicators. Unlike those treatments, which I tend to use most days, the eye gels are a once a week treat (if you have lots of them) or, as in my case, a beauty pick-me-up whenever you need a boost.

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