I'm generally pretty good about taking care of the skin around my eyes which is important since this area is both delicate and prone to showing signs of aging. I'm convinced this is why I really don't have many fine lines/ wrinkles there but I am vexed by dark circles and these aren't really cute unless you're a panda. Dark circles can be caused by a number of factors including but not limited to genetics, lack of sleep, heredity, allergies, stress, fluid retention, aging and sun exposure. I had previously tried the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Masks and they worked well to refresh and smooth my under eye area but didn't do much for my dark circles. When the brand asked if I wanted to try this product that specifically targets my number one eye issue, I had to say yes.
Product Claims: The VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask for Dark Circles is a natural and vegan product that works to help to activate cell memory and promote cell metabolism around the eyes to re-activate the oxygen intake of blood which helps to rid puffiness, wrinkles and eliminate dark circles.
About the Brand: VIIcode (pronounced "vee-two") is a high-end royal brand which was established in the 18th century. It was originally a gift of 'eternal youth'' created by Dr. Byrne Victor for Queen Josephine (the wife of Napoleon) and it due to it's magical results, the formula was ordered to be kept secret for 100 years.
Key Ingredients: Ecological Oxygen Plant Extraction (EOPE) from the rare plant vadaniya, that inhabits the hillsides in the Alps to repair repair the skin around the eyes, reduce dark circles, prevent wrinkles, crow’s feet, dryness and sagging. Deep sea biological extracts of resurrection fern and welwitschia mirabilis to boost radiance.
Price: $57.99 for 1 box or $173.99 for 3 boxes.
My Impressions: This eye mask provides a continuous 8 hours of treatment so they're best used at night. The effects are boosted as the nutrients work while you sleep. They're made of an Active Hydrogel Matrix that gives off a slight cooling sensation when you first apply them. They're just sticky enough adhere to the skin and stay in place but gentle enough that you can easily reposition them if necessary. I'm not a still sleeper and the masks didn't move through the night when I used them. Now they didn't immediately make my dark circles disappear but I did look more well rested after just one use and after 3 nights, I could see more of a visible reduction and my under eye area was incredibly smooth as well. The mask itself feels quite soothing and I didn't experience any sensitivity or irritation while using it. For best results, the brand recommends using the mask 2 - 3 times a week with 3 boxes for a full course of treatment for best results. This would be great but it would also be expensive. While it's not totally prohibitive, I would consider this more of a splurge treatment rather than a necessity. I don't think my dark circles are that bad but if they ever get worse, I would probably turn to this mask.
The VIIcode O2M Oxygen Mask for Dark Circles is available on Amazon. VIIcode is giving rolala loves readers a discount of $5 off with the code MUHJP7Q3.You can learn more about the brand and their line of products through their website.
Have you ever used an eye treatment mask of any kind? How did it work?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by VIIcode and a press sample was provided for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.