Bodyshop Aqua Eye Mask Review
It can be used either warm or cold. You have refrigerate it to use it cold or soak in warm water to use it warm. Oh yes, the direction also said "Do not microwave", how stupid do they think I am? :P
When used cold, it feels really awesome. I can immediately see reduction of my puffiness. I have really puffy eyes, specially immediately after I wake up, so I have been pretty much using it in the morning. It also helps to relax, give my eyes some break after too many hours of staring at the computer screen and stuff.
Apparently, it can also help to reduce headache. I haven't had a chance to test the theory yet but I dont doubt it, the mask is so big, it covers my forehead partially as well as the eyes, so yes, I can see it working.
I have only used it warm once, didn't like the affect. It is not as relaxing as when used cold, plus the heat, even barely warm, makes me kind of uncomfortable.
The mask has a pvc-ish feel. The gel inside looks pretty much swiming-pool blue. According to Bodyshop, it is "A soothing eye mask for the delicate eye area or to simply help you relax", which is pretty much spot on.
Also it doesn't really do anything for the dark circle. Just the puffiness. I think it is the same principle of the good-old-cold-spoon trick. You know when you put 2 tablespoons in the fridge and then put it over your eyes to decrease the puffines? Only the coldness would go away in 2-3 minutes, as opposed to this mask which keeps cold/warm for 10-23 minutes depending on initial temperature.
Also the whole refreshing factor. Best way to relax, simply lie down, play some music and rest your eyes. After 10-15 minutes you will feel so much better. I am going to repurchase it for this factor alone. Really it works just like mediation. So if you're prone to work long hours with computers or just looking for an way to for relaxation or ease up the tense (lets face it, who doesn't?) I would highly recommend this Bodyshop Aqua Eye Mask. Also for people with puffy eyes, in the morning or before going to some events, taking 10 minutes for this mask would make a difference. This re-usable mask is so worth the cost and the luxury, and then some.
Seriously, I dont do this, dont recommend any-universal product and insist Evonne to buy it, but I am doing this now. BUY IT.