My dearest readers... I am sorry that my today's post will be a review of a product that is no longer easily available but I promised one of my readers that I'll tell her a little bit more about these Clinique Moisture Surge eye masks.
These masks are from a Moisture Surge Clinique line which is still available, but the pads themselves are by my knowledge discontinuied. And to be honest, I haven't seen them in a while in our stores. Before, every more high-end store carried them and a box of 10 little envelopes with two pads (one for each eye) costed 290 kunas (about 42$/38 Euros/30 GBP), which wasn't a bad price and I bought mine on sale. If you are a Clinique lover, you can still find these on the internet (ebay has them), or if you really like the concept behind this product, you can try something similar from other brands. Lately, I have been seeing products like this from many brands (high-end and drugstore).
These particular pads promise rapid hydration in this refreshing oil-free eye masks. Pre-moistened pads replenish thirsty eye-area skin and plump up fine dry lines. With special aloe-activated water, they instantly soothe and diminsh the look of puffiness, leaving under-eye skin soft, smooth and intensly hydrated. Because of that, they are suitable for all skin types.
As for my experience, I must say that my under-eye area isn't very dry but... There is no mercy when I don't get enough sleep or am working hard and am under more stress. My 30+ skin then shows that I am not a little girl anymore, some puffiness may appear, my under-eye dark circles become visible (I don't always struggle with them), and my fine lines are more pronounced. Then I use these pads and to be honest they really do provide instant moisture to that delicate area, the skin looks smoother, fine lines are less visible and my whole face gets back some freshness and glow! So, my answer is that I really do like this product! I like the fact that it doesn't have any smell and that the consistency of this pre-moistened pads isn't oily. That way you really get moisture. If you are reading this, chances are that you use eye creams in your everyday routine anyway, so this is just a bonus for the days when you need something extra to pick you up, or just allow yourself some at home spa feeling and moments.
As I already said, these little pads are packed individually (two per pack) and the box has total of 10 packages. In my opinion that is great because every pair will stay fresh until you decide to use it. They recommend to use this pads once or twice a week but I use them when needed.
Pads are situated in plastic dividers and you apply them to clean uder-eye skin, leave them for about ten minutes or a bit more, then remove and discard them, and massage residual treatment into skin.
Personally, I like both these pads and the concept behind them, and that is why I am not thrilled that this particular ones are hard to get now. On the other hand, their absence will make me try similar products from other brands.
What do you say? Do you like this concept? Have you ever tried these kind of eye masks?
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