March 2, 2010

Cettua Half Moon A & E Patch Review

Cettua Nose Strips may be guilty of being absolute rubbish but the Cettua Half Moon A & E Patch do not suffer a similar faith thankfully!



Cettua Half Moon A & E Patches are an under eye treatment that are absolutely awesome for when you’re heading out for the evening. Give yourself 30 minutes of wearing these little guys under your eyes and than head out the door looking all kinds of delicious.

These are half moon shaped patches that fit snugly beneath the eye area. They are made of a durable fabric with a gel backing. You won’t experience an essence soaked eye mask but simply a gel backing which when adhered to your under eye area will simply offer a cooling effect the entire time it’s on. As you wear these, you’ll notice that the gel begins to slightly evaporate from the heat of your face so when you finally do remove them some or most of that gel will be gone and absorbed by your skin. I couldn’t tell you the exact ingredients of that gel but Cettua promises it’s a concentrated dose of specialty formulated good stuff for the delicate eye area…ok, that sounds cool to me!

The patches are excellent for prepping because they calm down certain puffiness, offer a a bit of moisture (not alot but enough to notice), and also they are heavy enough to weight the eye area down. Now…this is where it gets interesting. Weight down the eye area? Talika makes a similar eye patch that’s quite heavy, the effect of the patch is that the weight somehow temporarily stretches out fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an interesting effect. These actually use the same technique and fine lines and wrinkles will be temporarily gone. The effect lasts for a few hours at most but if you’re sporting some fine lines, these are worth a try out, particularly if you’re having a big night out!

Overall, the effects of the mask are merely temporary and fleeting but it doesn’t stop me from recommending them particularly prior to heading out for the evening or if you have some extra time before work. You’ll need a good 30 minutes to wear them so keep that in mind prior to slapping these bad boys in place.

I can probably get better moisture from a good eye cream however I liked how they ever so slightly eased the puffiness under my eyes, offered a small dose of much needed moisture, and lightened the load of my fine lines for a few hours.

Pretty nice stuff.

I got them for $8 in an Asian market but they are online at Sasa a mere $5.80. Well worth a try.


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Mandy

    Where is the asian market that you got these from? I might go look around for them now! lol :]

    • the Muse

      Hi Mandy!

      It’s a market in Scarsdale called Mr Greenbeans, they sell organic veggies, fresh fish, sushi, snacks and such from Japan and they have a small section of beauty bits and bobs as well!!!!!!!!! 😀

      • Mandy

        Thanks! It’s a lot further away than I thought. I wonder if they have these in the asian beauty stores in Chinatown or Koreatown. Mr Greenbeans sounds like a great place to go though, especially after you mention about snacks! Yum 🙂

        • the Muse

          sure mandy…I’m positive you’ll find ’em. I haven’t been to either in a while but when I do go I always find some fabulous face masks/eye masks 😀 LOL! Yes! They always have fab snacks, nom, nom!

  • Kat

    My ‘Asian’ list is getting larger and larger. I’m hoping my mom spots some of these when she visits my Grams in Thailand! 🙂

    Oh, I’m sure you’re aware, but beauty ticket has a VIP sale on some Benefit items – Lemon Aid – 11.99!!!!! I just stocked up! 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey kat! 😀 ha hope I’m not guilty of making it long! W000000000T I seen 😀 totally need to stock up 😀