In my recent Marie Claire subscription box ‘The Box Ageless’ was a lovely little surprise and one I’d been dying to try out. There was a sample pack of the Lonvitalite Collagen Crystal Eye Masks and given my mature under eye fine lines (who am I kidding?! My under eye wrinkles!) I was keen to see if these masks would help me look less like a shar pai puppy.
The packs that you can buy on Lonvitalite’s website actually have three pairs in them for $32 and the instructions suggest using the one pair every day for three days running to begin with to get the best results. Sadly, my sample pack only had one pair and given they’re single use only, I cant report on how good, or otherwise, the results are after three days. But I can tell you what I thought of the the single application I had.
The masks are vacuum packed in a foil tray with a little bit of clear fluid. Each one is shaped like a very long tear drop and you put the fat end under your inner eye with the thinner end sweeping out over your crows feet.
The masks themselves have a jelly like silicone feel and they’re really delicate. I accidentally made a hole in one with my finger nail so be warned, they need gentle handling.
I applied them and loved the cool feeling they gave. Very soothing and gentle. I was honestly expecting them to slide off down my face when I stood up but they actually stayed in place really well. I kept them on for the instructed 30 minutes while I pottered around the house, looking like a total plonker with these white bits of plastic stuck to me. (Sometimes we have to have a giggle about ourselves eh?!)
When the 30 minutes was up, I gently peeled them off and took a close look at my under eyes. As skeptical as I am, I have to admit, there was a subtle difference. The under eye skin was a little smoother and plumper and there did seem to be fewer fine lines.
Make up went over the area really well straight afterwards and the results seem to last all day.
I’d be keen to see how the results differ, if at all, if you use a fresh mask pair every day for three days as the website suggests but at $32, that’s $10 a day for three days and that’s not cheap really. I might give it a go ahead of a special event but I can’t see this being a weekly thing I’m afraid. It’s a bit on the spendy side for something that seems to have only a subtle difference and then needs to be repeated weekly to keep the results consistent. It’s another ‘nice to have’ but not an essential as far as I’m concnerned.
I’m keen to hear about your tips and tricks or fav products for reducing fine lines in the under eye area. Please post your comments below.
Smiles and hugs,