Reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness can seem like an uphill battle especially for those whose genetics, lifestyle or lack of sleep frequently cast unsightly shadows under the eyes. Even with a radiant complexion hyperpigmentation can make you look tired haggard and stressed causing some women (myself included) to temporarily remedy the situation by layering on heavy concealers or correctors which can look cakey and irritate delicate skin. I have tried many different products but when eye creams are not effective enough on their own it may be time to target the source and try something more potent and healing.
The O2M Oxygen Eye Masks by VIICode are unlike any other I've tried before! These soft gel masks fit comfortably under all eye shapes and are formulated to be worn overnight. As you get your beauty sleep the rich serum infused pads packed with essential vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, botanicals, peptides and essential fatty acids go to work to regenerate and revive the sensitive eye area.
Although the packaging leaves much to be desired it’s what’s on the inside that counts and after 8 hours of treatment I saw a visible difference! The darkness under my eyes was reduced enough to impress me and I looked fresh, awake and bright-eyed. The texture of my skin was also noticeably improved; it felt smooth, soft and intensely hydrated which is just what I need since my skin tends to get a bit dry.
I don’t suffer from bags or fine lines but the masks also target the signs of aging with active cell oxygen that helps repair, even texture and diminish the look of wrinkles to improve vitality and elasticity. They are also cruelty-free, made in the USA, safe for all skin types and the portable packets slip into a purse or carry-on for use during travel.
The eye strips can be used 2-3 times per week and come in a box with 6 pairs for $59.99. They are very easy to apply with a thick, jelly-like substance that adheres well to the skin and stays secure even if you toss and turn in your sleep like I tend to do. The strips are also enriched with aloe and vitamin E to soothe and alleviate tired eyes and I noticed a long-lasting cooling sensation that seemed to stimulate circulation, target specific areas and deeply rejuvenate. For an extra boost you can pop the pads in the fridge for 10-20 mins before use which helps activate the ingredients and increase the invigorating sensation.
If you are sensitive to fragrances this formula is mild and relatively odorless. Although the price tag may put this beauty product in the splurge category I think the results are quite dramatic especially when used over time and in rotation with other trusted eye products.
Because the masks are large enough to cover dark circles plus some of the skin underneath and around the eyes they also help brighten and moisturize the areas you highlight when applying makeup and they seem to help reduce enlarged pores. I like that the formula is not wet or dripping so it didn't seep into my eyes or burn and I did notice that I required less concealer the next morning!
If you are looking for a great pick-me-up and a dark circle savior especially before a big social event then these little masks may be the secret weapon! You can add them to your night time routine with ease or use them after tiresome days, jet lag and anytime you want to recharge your complexion and look healthy and energized! You can order the eye masks on Amazon by clicking HERE.
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