I was super stoked to try Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. Having read about these quite some time ago, when I went to Ulta recently I was so excited to see them. They are heralded as a “celebrity favorite,” therefore sending them directly to the top of my list.
Skyn Iceland is also free of parabens, formaldehyde, and all the other chemicals I can’t pronounce or spell. Best of all, they’re vegan and cruelty free. Score! And Rachel Zoe loves them. Did anyone else watch that show? Bananas 😉
Rachel Zoe is the only celebrity listed under those who love the product, but it has been featured on Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and a whole host of other relatively well respected TV shows.
The packaging is simple and clean, just the way I like it. Had I not seen this in a magazine previously, I would have been attracted to the packaging on the shelf for sure. At around a $24 price point I feel like it’s a tad expensive, but there are four pairs of eye gels to a package so it’s not entirely unreasonable.
Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels look like little wings. Or spatulas. Or weirdly shaped guitar piks. Oh, and look, you can see where I ruined the coffee table with nail polish remover to the left of them. Shhh, don’t tell husband.
The instructions state to stick on the Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels under your eyes and leave them for 10 minutes. The package promises they will firm, de-puff, reduce dark circles, and prevent future damage. I am excited. They have CoQ10 in them, which is generally taken in vitamin form to help prevent a whole host of maladies including heart failure, cancer, and muscular dystrophy.
As I take the eye gels out of the package, they feel pretty much how you might think – soft and cottony on one side, a little gooey on the other. I peel them off, stick them on and set off to make my kettle corn, aka dinner while husband is away.
They’re kind of itchy, to be honest. But they feel like they’re working. And when I say “stick them on,” I mean it. These things stick. I tried to kind of adjust after I slapped them on my face, but they were not budging.
I think I put them too close to my eyes, which is why I was trying to kind of move them. So they’re kind of uncomfortable. But I pour myself a glass of wine and deal with it.
After the 10 minutes are up, I gleefully ran to the bathroom to remove the gels. They peel off easily, which is a relief because after not being able to budge them, I was a little afraid. I look in the mirror and feel…confused. There is no discernible difference. I pat my under eye area gently, thinking it might be like a face mask and I have to pat in some sort of serum, but there is nothing there.
Now, this may not be the case for everyone. Perhaps I don’t have the right problems for the Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to fix. My under eye area is plagued by dark circles, but I seldom experience puffiness. I’m starting to get fine lines, but they’re not terrible. And I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing can help the expression lines when I smile. That’s just part of aging.
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The Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels have great reviews on every site I’ve visited. I think perhaps I’m not the correct audience. Or perhaps tomorrow, I’ll wake up and something miraculous will have happened overnight. For now, I don’t really see a difference.
Have you tried the Skyn Eye Gels? Leave me a comment or message me here and let me know what your experience was!