Eye patches are a very popular commodity today. We will not say that they will save you from wrinkles or return youth, as some advertising manufacturers claim, but they work better than similar cloth masks. Eye patches help quickly, noticeably, even if the effect does not last long, but it is a practical tool when you need to quickly tidy yourself up before a party or a work day after a sleepless night.
The main problem with the painful and poor appearance of the skin around the eyes is its dehydration, due to a very thin layer, which is simply not able to retain much moisture. The patches are great for moisturizing this problem area, and also help with swelling, especially if you get them from a cool place. They can also help a little to remove bruises under the eyes, unless, of course, they are due to innate qualities – too close the location of the vessels to the surface of the skin. One way or another, women often look in the eyes, and patches are a great way to moisturize and improve the most delicate part of the skin on the face.
How it works?
A patch is a piece of tissue impregnated with a cosmetic composition, which has a high concentration of active substances. The better and more expensive the patch, the better the composition, which may not be inferior to the most advanced anti-aging serums. The most popular and effective ingredients of the composition are undoubtedly collagen – which nourishes thin skin, allowing it to actively accumulate and retain moisture, thereby smoothing wrinkles; antioxidants – they act in the same way, but nourish the skin from the inside, supporting microcirculation and providing natural skin turgor; peptides that increase elasticity by toning the cell walls; extracts of natural remedies, as a rule, the most popular – chamomile, aloe or plantain, to soothe, relieve irritation and give a mattifying effect.
The last feature is patches, as well as cosmetics, with bird’s nest extract. Recent studies by scientists have found that Asian swallows, swallows, whose nests were simply eaten before (Asians are not capable of that), use only feathers and saliva in the construction of their homes, which is why the nests are very neat and clean. So, the secret of the salivary gland of swiftlets contains sialic acid and epidermal growth factor (EGF). It brightens the skin, heals microtraumas, rejuvenates and even regenerates by stimulating the production of keratinocytes and increasing the activity of fibroblasts.
What types of patches are there?
Today the market offers a large number of all kinds of patches, both narrowly targeted and combined action. Here are the most popular ones:
They are able to quickly saturate the skin with moisture, remove wrinkles, are suitable for all skin types and work best on the skin around the eyes.
most often with hyaluronic acid and collagen in the composition. They are able to smooth your face for a couple of hours, inhibiting the transmission of nerve impulses, blocking facial expressions like injections of botulinum toxin. Suitable for quickly giving the desired effect for a particular party or a big day
the richest patches. Most often, manufacturers add plant extracts, pearl powder, gold, retinol, placenta to them. Designed for daily use and maintenance of healthy skin, applied in the evening or at night.
those that trigger the mechanisms of skin rejuvenation and cell renewal. The composition contains peptides, coenzyme, collagen, bird’s nest extract, caviar, algae, ginseng, snail mucus. They are one of the most expensive patches among all the other patches.
quick-use patches that can remove puffiness under the eyes. They are applied immediately before going somewhere, applied under the eyes for 20-30 minutes.
How to apply correctly?
These achievements of cosmetology are applied simply – you open the protective packaging and apply it to the desired area of the face, most often this is the lower eyelid. Ideally, it should be applied to preheated and toned skin, and in addition, you can do a light massage with your hands already on the pasted patch. The application time is different for everyone, however, on average, it is 15-20 minutes.
Can I leave it on overnight? Most manufacturers answer – yes, there will be no harm. However, there is no point in sleeping with patches all night, all the beneficial substances will be absorbed into the skin in the prescribed 20 minutes, and the rest of the time you will simply scare off your husband, boyfriend, and pets.
1. Petit fee, Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch, 60 Pieces
The most popular product and brand that is ideal in terms of price / quality / quantity. Gives the eye area a natural shine and golden shine, thanks to the composition of: gold complex +5, 24 carat gold and the same “bird’s nest extract”. In addition to these main ingredients, it also contains collagen and rose water, which give firmness and shine to the delicate skin under the eyes.
What they write in the reviews: helped to reduce black lines and circles under the eyes, judging by several dozen reviews. A good practice is to keep the patches in the refrigerator, then they will give a greater effect. In the very first review, the rule of 20 minutes is refuted – the customer says that she applied them at night and fell asleep, and in the morning the effect was noticeable.