Let me tell you of the purest love story I know. The one of me and cucumbers.
In primary school, I would bring whole Lebanese cucumbers to eat at snack time. In high school, my Hotmail address was dedicated to cucumbers.
As a young adult, I had specifically picked beauty products that contained cucumber just because it contained cucumber. As a not-as-young adult, I’ve lessened my obsession with cucumber and transitioned it to the amazing but unreliable effects of coffee.
So ANYWAY you can imagine my utter delight when I discovered Pixi’s DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye Patches contains caffeine and cucumber.
What’s So Good About These Ingredients?
Caffeine is often used in skincare for its soothing and antioxidant properties, plus it has the ability to constrict blood vessels. Similar to its effects when we drink it, caffeine ‘revives’ the skin and helps to stimulate blood flow.
And cucumber? Apart from their freshness, crunch and versatility, the humble cucumber has many benefits. Hear it from the expert below, a truly guiding light in my life – need I say more?
What Does This Mean For My Eyes?
These three Cs (cucumber, caffeine and ya gurl Christine) are all you need for refreshed and rehydrated under-eyes. Okay, fine. You only need the first two, but I’m here if you want to have a stimulating chat over a drink – just a couple of ways that your brain and body might also feel refreshed and rehydrated.
As a mask lover, having experienced the most satisfying mask you could imagine, and once upon a time, coming home from Japan with a dedicated suitcase section for every kind of temporarily, face-covering, child-scaring, hopefully-beautifying product I could find, I can quite confidently tell you that not only does this mask do what it says on the tin, but it’s so darn fun to use.
**I must quickly apologise for the longest sentence in the world, but much of it felt worth prefacing**
Oh, so soothing, and oh, so calming. A nice and easy, mess-free 10 minutes of much-needed self-care. And to top it off, I feel AND look less tired.
How To Use:
You can use these bad boys daily (they’re great for wearing while you do your eye makeup, before you apply foundation). Keep ’em in the fridge for an ultra-depuff effect, and use the spatula to scoop out each eye patch.
Simply leave them on for about 10 minutes and then remove. Pat the remaining serum into the skin (don’t rinse that goodness off), and you’re ready to roll.
OK, WAIT. LET ME TELL YOU THE BEST PART. YOU CAN LITERALLY BE AS COOL AS A CUCUMBER. Sorry for shouting, but as a person who is so clearly painfully uncool, this is a real upside for me.