What is it? Starskin Eye Catcher Smoothing Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks (bit of a mouthful) are designed to rejuvenate and brighten eyes. The masks include a serum containing Bio Cellulose which effectively reduces the appearance of eye puffiness, fine lines and dark circles. They are shaped to contour the eye area and are formulated with naturally fermented vitamin rich Coconut Juice for hydration. The serum also contains Adenosine and Liquorice Root Extract, to visibly smooth wrinkles and brighten the appearance of the delicate eye area, and Allantoin and Chamomile to moisturise the skin and visibly relieve any irritation or puffiness.
Who is it for? Suitable for all skin types but it does warn on the packet that skin can be a bit red after the mask due to the active ingredients.
How do you use it? The instructions say “Before opening the sachet, use your fingertips to gently distribute serum evenly, then remove and discard the outer protective layers on both sides of the eye patches. Place the eye masks directly under the eye area with the narrow end on the nose and the wider end to the outer corner of the eye. Smooth the patches using gentle pressure to optimise skin contact.” Easier said than done! Remove the eye patches after 10-15 minutes and massage the remaining serum gently into the skin until fully absorbed.
If you like a cold mask, then put the sachet in the fridge for 10 minutes before use to enhance the cooling and de-puffing effect.
What’s the damage? £8.50 for 2 pairs
I was having a bit of a pamper session on Saturday, so what better than a lovely relaxing eye mask, just lying there for quarter of an hour, de-stressing. Well, that was the idea, unfortunately it wasn’t the reality.
I followed the instructions , gently distributing the serum in the packet as stated. I couldn’t tear the packet open and had to carefully cut the top off in case I cut the eye masks. It says on the packet to remove the outer protective layers. I got one side off OK, but I really struggled with the other and by the time I had removed both sides the actual masks were a curled up mess. I eventually managed to straighten them out a bit and tried to apply, thin end towards my nose as directed.
It was very difficult to say the least. It took ages for me to get the masks in the correct place and I then made the mistake of pressing them further onto my face so the serum could really start doing its work and they ended up in a mess again. The picture above is to give you an idea of the shape, these aren’t the actual masks as I would never have been able to flatten them out, these are one side of the protective covers.
I can’t really give a review of how well the serum worked as I was too irritated to notice, and I was far from relaxed. It took longer to get the masks in place than it took for the treatment. I didn’t get any kind of redness or tingling though, even though my skin is fairly sensitive. Would I repurchase? Absolutely not.