Montagne Jeunesse Anti Shadow Cool Eyes Patches
I love the Montagne Jeunesse products, I have been using them for years now and they are really effective and so amazingly inexpensive! It is just the best brand ever, as they make their lovely products using natural ingredients, the packaging can be recycled, the products are not tested on animals, there are no chemicals in the product and the are vegetarian and BUAV approved, so they are a really good brand!
The anti shadow patches are one of the best products in the range that I have tried, they need to be kept in the fridge for at least an hour before using them to make them cool. They are a bit 'slimy' and feel a bit strange to hold but they stick to your under eyes really well and then are not harsh and they don't hurt to peel off. They come off really easily and they do actually reduce the look of under eye bags/shadow! The patches are clear and you get two pairs i each pack and they can be used again and again. Which is amazing.
The patches are also gluten free and dairy free and they don't have any nuts in them so people with those allergies are fine to use these according to the Montagne Jeunesse website.
They are also really cheap and so much value for money. I can't praise this product enough, it is so good! And the brand is really amazing and so inexpensive. They also hydrate and cool your under eyes, which leave mine really hydrated, soft and less dark, which is great for party lovers and students.
*An amazing product that actually works
*Really really inexpensive - at £1.99 on the Montagne Jeunesse website but I got mine from amazon and I also get the my masks from asda
*Hydrating and cooling
*Very easy to use
*An amazing brand
Thank you for reading my review
I was doing a review for Montagne Jeunesse Spa Fabric Facial Tonics and I remembered the first time I bought one, it was on 2 for £2 in Asda, as my other product, I chose Anti Shadow Cool Eyes. The Eye Masques were supposed to be £1.97, you get 4 masques in total, enough for one each eye, two applications. Along with Asda these patches are available online and in supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug, etc.
The product contains liquorice and plant collagen and claims to eliminate under-eye discolouration and restore hydration and suppleness. As with lots of this brand's products, they are suitable for Vegans, Gluten, Nut Derivative and Dairy free.
It suggests that you chill the product in the fridge prior to application. I had mine in the fridge about 3 hours, I found this to be sufficient time, it could have been as effective with an hour in the fridge or even 30 minutes in the freezer, if you are in a rush to use the product.
The pack is split in to 2 compartments, so you can either share the eye masques with a friend, or you can keep two for another time. When you first open out the pack it looks a little strange, they are like two kidney bean shaped lumps of gel with plastic coating. When you remove the plastic coating the strips are sticky, a little fragile and very flaccid, making them tricky to handle and difficult to apply to the correct area (i.e. over the bags under your eyes). However, they can be repositioned, but I felt that this makes them lose some of their adhesiveness.
You apply the strips over your under eye area and leave them on for about ten minutes. You remove the pads and rinse the residue from your eye (I found this to be almost non existant which is a big plus when using any masque type products)
I found that after applying the hard to handle now not adhesive strips that they started to tingle a little too much, almost unpleasantly - my eyes became quite sore. I had done a patch test by squeezing a little of the residue from the packet on to my skin behind my ear, which didn't tingle or cause any adverse reaction within 24 hours. I don't know if perhaps it was leaving them in the fridge that made them make my eyes sore, but it did specify to do this on the packet instructions. The patches are marketed as a quick fix - perfect for pre-party preparations (when you have been out all day and have tired puffy eyes) or the morning after the night before. I would be gutted if I ended up with red sores on my eyes for a night out - and even more upset if my eyes were sore in addition to being hung over!
My opinion is they are quite overpriced and probably not suitable for people with very sensitive skin like me; I will be sticking to cold used tea bags and slices of cucumber (but Montagne Jeunesse - I still LOVE your other products!)
I have just begun testing products for a well known website and within my bundle of goodies was Montagne Jeunesse Anti Shadow Cool Eyes Patches. I quite like the Montagne Jeunesse face masks which I have used on the odd occasions when I have run out of Lush ones to use and I have been quite impressed with them, but I have never seen this product before and have never read a review about it.
Montagne Jeunesse is probably best known for the facial masks which are sold is a lot of high streets stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Claire's Accessories and many supermarkets. Each one of the products made by Montagne Jeunesse is made with natural ingredients which are derived from plant and minerals and some of which are also dairy free and vegetarian certified. Montagne Jeunesse also states that they do not test any of their products on animals.
Anyway, in my bundle of goodies was this sachet of Anti Shadow Cool Eye patches and within each sachet which is sold for £1.99. The sachet is quite tricky to open, even though there is a perforation to attempt to make things a lot easier, however knowing the face mask sachet is hard enough to open, I opt to use scissors and cut along the top. Inside the sachet which comes in two parts you will find two lots of these eye patches and they are quite odd to look at and I would describe as half moon shaped and they are bright white in colour and they smell of liquorice which is actually a rather pleasant smell.
The idea behind these eye patches is tired looking eyes with dark circles under them are not attractive and nor are they something to impress your boss with, even if you have been working extremely hard at work, they make you look washed out. I often find that I have tired looking eyes if I have had a meeting which has gone on late into the evening and then having had an early morning meeting the following morning, my eyes become slightly puffed up and I am left with dark circles under my eyes. So having usually opted for rather expensive eye cream which is supposed to deal with the problem, I thought I would give these patches a try, after all they were free!
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by many differing factors such as not getting enough sleep, lack of Iron and many other different reasons. I definitely don't have any medical problems to cause such an issue and therefore know it is due to lack of sleep and that there are many different products sold on the high street which claim to combat the problem.
To use the Anti Shadow Cool Eyes Patches chill them in the fridge for at least 1 hour before using as directed to do per the instructions and the coolness of the patches is really soothing as soon as they are admitted to the skin. With the patches you simply place it under the eye right up as far as you can towards the eyelashes (but not onto them) and they should fit quite nicely about the cheek bone, then press down quite firmly to ensure it has made contact with the skin and leave them on for up to one hour and whilst the patches are on your skin you can move around because they are attached to the skin, or you can just sit back and relax which is usually the option I tend to go for. Once the allotted time is up you slowly peel the patches off the skin and there should be no sticky residue left behind, I have certainly never found any. Once the patches have both been removed, you should notice a slight if not big difference in the appearance of your eyes, they should be much more alert and the dark circles should have definitely have disappeared. My left eye seems to have the puffing affect much more than my right eye and after using these patches for the very first time it completely dealt with the problem.
The main ingredients within these patches are Liquorice, Lemon and Pumpkin All of which are used to help calm swelling and irritation, revitalize the circulation around the eyes to erase the dark circles and make the under eye area appear tighter and feel much firmer. As I have previously mentioned you can definitely smell the Liquorice but once the eye patches have been removed the smell is no longer there which I actually thought was a bit of a shame because it was a nice smell.
So, after using these eye patches I am really impressed with how well they work, especially when they only cost £1.99 for four patches or two treatments and because I actually didn't pay for them, I was all the more pleased. Although I wouldn't hesitate to buy it whenever I felt I was looking tired and washed out. It did manage to do everything it stated it would do on the packaging, so what more could you ask for?