I’ve always had genetically dark circles – it comes from being a medium-olive woman with a few ethnic groups in my ancestry that are notably prone to dark circles – but in the past few years, the problem has become much more noticeable. I have a few theories about why this is, which I’ll discuss more in-depth under the cut, but today I am going to talk about the one topical product that, while not a complete miracle worker and not a total solution, has definitely provided much more noticeable improvement to my dark circles compared to ANY other product I’ve tried thus far. The billion and one eye creams that I’ve tried wish they were as effective and worthwhile (and so does my past wallet, frankly – I feel like eye creams always have their price so inflated compared to other skincare products).
Everybody, meet the Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye Patches by G9Skin. Our relationship is getting pretty serious, and I think we may be in love!
Now, I have to admit that these are the first consistent-use hydrogel eye patches that I’ve tried. To clarify what I mean by that, I’ve used undereye sheet masks and hydrogel eye area sheet masks, but they are more of an “every so often, before a special date” kind of deal due to their pricing.
Not so with the Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye Patches. These are meant to be used daily, and they’re cheap and easy enough that I often use them day and night. I definitely see the best improvement from 2x daily usage, but even using them once a day in the morning (usually I slap them on while I’m doing something else like putting on body lotion or making coffee or even taking the dog out because my neighbours are all lovely and I know they won’t judge me for having vaguely shimmery undereyes when we’re all just half-awake and picking up dog poop) makes a difference.