As you are very well aware, puffy eyes and dark circles are pretty much the bane of my life in the mornings. I have tried countless eye creams and gels, not to mention a vast array of natural remedies (cold teaspoons or teabags, anyone?), all of which I have found to be pretty ineffective or awkward to use. So, when a company called Calla Distribution very kindly sent me over some eyeSlices to try, I jumped at the chance.
I was sent two different varieties to have a go with: Legendary Eyes, which aim to combat puffiness and dark circles, and Happy Eyes, designed to keep itchiness caused by allergies at bay.
Eye Slices are oval-shaped gel discs which can be moulded into the eye contour and will adhere, thanks to their patented Cryogel technology meaning you can pop them on for a pick-me-up any time, anywhere. Each slice comes in a little resealable container, and can be re-used up to five times on each eye.
What's more, Eye Slices are natural and non-toxic, and have been tested and approved as a non-irritant. Plus, they are never tested on animals, which is always a winner in my book.
The slices feel instantly cooling when pressed into the eye contour, and it's a pleasure to sit back and relax for the recommended five minutes and let them work their magic. You can do one eye at a time if you prefer, which is handy if you're trying to cram in some last minute reading in the morning or eat your breakfast before rushing out the door.
So, do they work?
Well, I have to say, they do! The Legendary Eyes slices well and truly put paid to my under-eye puffiness, no mean feat considering everything else I've tried! The first time I removed one of these gems and looked in the mirror, I was - quite understandably - speechless at how firm and perky my under-eye area was. As for dark circles, I wouldn't say they completely disappeared, but the general appearance of my eyes was vastly improved, therefore making them less noticeable.
As for the Happy Eyes, I can report much the same thing. The slices were really soothing on irritated eyes (when my cat comes too close to my face it doesn't go down too well with me), and once again did a fantastic job at bringing down any swelling, puffiness and redness.
I wasn't able to take a photo of myself using the Eye Slices, but this one taken from www.eyeslices.com should give you some idea of how they look.
Final thoughts? I love the fact that these are natural, portable and reusable, and find the fact that they actually adhere to the eye contour really handy, as it meant I could actually walk around with one on. However, the 'stickiness' didn't last as well beyond the second use, after which they are better used when you've got the chance to lie back and relax.
These do take a bit longer to use than your standard eye cream, but personally I think they are really worth putting aside those extra five minutes for - as I said, they actually do work, whereas the majority of eye creams don't seem to do much for me at all. Yes, you could just use teabags, but these are so much more convenient, and you don't have to worry about getting streaks of tea running down your face!
If you're looking for something to pep up your tired eyes in a hurry and have been so far unimpressed with eye creams and gels, then this one is for you!
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